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  • Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic

    ‘A delightful compendium of the kind of facts you immediately want to share with anyone you encounter’ New York Times‘An ebullient, irrepressible spirit invests this book. It is erudite and sprightly’Sunday TimesFrom the creation of the first encyclopedia to Wikipedia, from ancient museums to modern kindergarten classes—here is award-winning writer Simon Winchester’s brilliant and all-encompassing ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Bone Chests: Unlocking the Secrets of the Anglo-Saxons

    by Cat Jarman ...
    A TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR‘A diligent historian and a superb writer’ THE TIMESFrom bioarchaeologist and bestselling author of River Kings, a gripping new history of the making of England as a nation, told through six bone chests, stored for over a thousand years in Winchester Cathedral.In December 1642, during the Civil War, Parliamentarian troops stormed the magnifi... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $5.99 AUD

  • The War on the West: How to Prevail in the Age of Unreason

    SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER‘The most important book of the year’ Daily MailThe brilliant and provocative new book from one of the world’s foremost political writers‘The anti-Western revisionists have been out in force in recent years. It is high time that we revise them in turn…’In The War on the West, international bestselling author Douglas Murray ... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Native Nations

    A Millennium in North America

    **A magisterial history of Indigenous North America that places the power of Native nations at its center, telling their story from the rise of ancient cities more than a thousand years ago to fights for sovereignty that continue today“A feat of both scholarship and storytelling.”—Claudio Saunt, author of Unworthy Republic**Long before the colonization of North America, Indigenous Americans built ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Palestine

    A Four Thousand Year History

    by Nur Masalha ...
    This rich and magisterial work traces Palestine's millennia-old heritage, uncovering cultures and societies of astounding depth and complexity that stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history.Starting with the earliest references in Egyptian and Assyrian texts, Nur Masalha explores how Palestine and its Palestinian identity have evolved over thousands of years, from the Bronze Age to ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Sapiens

    THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER

    'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack ObamaWhat makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens?One of the world's preeminent historians and thinkers, Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human.Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Nomads

    The Wanderers Who Shaped Our World

    A Sunday Times Best History Book of the YearA Spectator Book of the Year'A book of beauty and beguiling rhythm that offers unsettling lessons about our present-day world of borders' The Times'Thoughtful, lyrical yet ambitiously panoramic . . . an important, generous and beautifully-written book' William DalrympleThe ground-breaking story of Nomadic peoples o... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • Powers and Thrones

    A New History of the Middle Ages

    by Dan Jones ...
    The instant Sunday Times bestsellerA Times, New Statesman and Spectator Book of the Year'Simply the best popular history of the Middle Ages there is' Sunday Times'A great achievement, pulling together many strands with aplomb' Peter Frankopan, Spectator, Books of the Year'It's so delightful to encounter a skilled historian of such enormous energy w... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Book Of Roads And Kingdoms

    Winner Indie Book Awards 2023 Non Fiction Book of the Year. The thrilling story of an empire's rise & fall from the best-selling author of GOLDEN MAZE & GHOST EMPIRE.

    A lost imperial city, full of wonder and marvels. An empire that was the largest the world had ever seen, established with astonishing speed. A people obsessed with travel, knowledge and adventure.Winner of the Indie Book Awards 2023 Non Fiction Book of the YearShortlisted for the BookPeople Non Fiction Book of the Year 2023When Richard Fidler came across the account of Ibn Fadlan - a tenth ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Signs of Civilisation

    How punctuation changed history

    'Punctuation is not only an important part of our language code; an advanced system of punctuation has been a driving force in our entire Western Civilisation. Nothing less.'With the invention of printing, reading books moved from being an act only performed by priests and aristocrats into an individual, even private, activity. This change helped spark the Renaissance, the Reformation, the ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND BBC HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEARFINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2022'Pacey and potentially revolutionary' Sunday Times'Iconoclastic and irreverent ... an exhilarating read' The GuardianFor generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - eithe... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • America: The Last Best Hope (One-Volume Edition)

    A single-volume edition of William J. Bennett's bestselling series, thoroughly revised and updated."The role of history is to inform, inspire, and sometimes provoke us, which is why Bill Bennett's wonderfully readable book is so important." --Walter IsaacsonA decade ago, William J. Bennett published a magisterial three-volume account of our nation's history. Now, Bennett returns to that ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    'Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian

    **THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?The world-renowned historian and intellectual ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Pharmacist of Auschwitz

    The Untold Story

    "Shocking. Revelatory. Compelling. A truly authentic and riveting read. A milestone in WWII and Holocaust history."-- Damien Lewis, author: The Nazi HuntersA harrowing, beautifully written and extremely well-researched account of a little-known aspect of the Holocaust. Patricia Posner's fine prose style grips from page one, and the horror will stay with you long after you finish the book." -- ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Spies, Sadists and Sorcerers

    The history you weren't taught in school

    Spies, Sadists and Sorcerers unveils the history you were never taught at school. With a breath-taking sweep spanning Rome to the modern day, popular historian and author Dominic Selwood challenges the traditional version of some of the best-known events of the past. From ancient Christianity to the voyages of Columbus, and from the medieval Crusades to ISIS and the modern Middle East, this book ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Jerusalem

    The Biography – A History of the Middle East

    The epic story of Jerusalem told through the lives of the men and women who created, ruled and inhabited it.Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Collapse

    How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive

    by Jared Diamond ...
    From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations.Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future.What happened to the people who made ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Saxons vs. Vikings

    Alfred the Great and England in the Dark Ages

    by Ed West ...
    Series series Very, Very Short History of England
    A witty and concise look at the beginnings of English history, when the nation consolidated after clashes between the Saxons and invading Vikings.In 871, three of England's four kingdoms were overrun by Vikings, the ruthless, all-conquering Scandinavian raiders who terrorized early medieval Europe. With the Norsemen murdering one king with arrows and torturing another to death by ripping out his ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Normans

    From Raiders to Kings

    There is much more to the Norman story than the Battle of Hastings. These descendants of the Vikings who settled in France, England, and Italy - but were not strictly French, English, or Italian - played a large role in creating the modern world. They were the success story of the Middle Ages; a footloose band of individual adventurers who transformed the face of medieval Europe. During the course ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

    From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, a human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back.In 1889, thousands of hopeful people raced southward from the Kansas state line and westward from the Arkansas boundary to stake claims on the thousands of acres of unclaimed pastures and meadows. Across the twentieth century, water ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Magicians of the Gods

    Evidence for an Ancient Apocalypse

    TV presenter Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Hancock returns with a book filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological evidence, which has only recently come to light...The evidence ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Pontifex Maximus

    A Short History of the Popes

    “Lascelles has achieved the seemingly impossible: a concise and highly readable history of Catholic Popes that manages to be extremely entertaining and informative at the same time.”Gerald Posner, author of God’s Bankers"A brilliant book on a number of different levels. Lascelles has an engaging prose style and an amazing eye for detail and apposite anecdote. Surely only purblind Catholic zelanti ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Upheaval

    How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

    by Jared Diamond ...
    'A riveting and illuminating tour of how nations deal with crises - which might hopefully help humanity as a whole deal with our present global crisis' YUVAL NOAH HARARI, author of SAPIENS** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**Author of thelandmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond has transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, at ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • 1215 and All That

    Magna Carta and King John

    by Ed West ...
    Series series Very, Very Short History of England
    1215 is one of the most famous dates in English history, and with good reason, since it marks the signing of the Magna Carta by King John and the English barons, which altered the entire course of English and world history.John Lackland was born to King Henry II and Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitane in December, 1166; he was the youngest of five sons. However, he unexpectedly became the favored heir to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD