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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • American Heritage History of Early America: 1492-1776

    Here, from American Heritage, is the human, vital story of America's beginnings - from the journeys of early explorers and the founding of the Plymouth and Jamestown colonies to the French and Indian Wars and victory in the War of Independence. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America

    "A masterly quarter-century of commentary on the discipline of American history."—Allen D. Boyer, New York Times Book Review"This book amounts to an intellectual autobiography....These pieces are thus a statement of what I have thought about early Americans during nearly seventy years in their company," writes historian Edmund S. Morgan in the introduction to this landmark collection. The Genuine ... Read more

    $16.71 AUD

  • Golden Hill

    'My favourite book of the last 5 years'—Richard Osman

    The anticipated new novel by Francis Spufford, Light Perpetual, is now available to preorder!Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2016Winner of the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2017Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2017Shortlis... ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • The Witches

    Salem, 1692

    by Stacy Schiff ...
    'An oppressive, forensic, psychological thriller: J.K. Rowling meets Antony Beevor, Stephen King and Marina Warner ... Schiff's writing is to die for' THE TIMESIt began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's niece started to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before panic had infected the entire colony, nineteen men and women had been ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • One Small Candle: The Pilgrim's First Year in America

    series The Thomas Fleming Library #1
    This vivid, deeply moving book begins in London in 1620 as Pilgrim representatives sign a contract to purchase the freighter Mayflower. We accompany them on their harrowing voyage across the Atlantic, through the rigors of the first New England winter and the threat of Indian attack as they desperately search for the home they eventually find at Plymouth. Once there, they must continue the ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: “[A] commanding and important book.”—Jill Lepore, The New YorkerThis epic work—named a best book of the year by the Washington Post, Time, the Los Angeles Times, Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and a notable book by the New York Times—tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • The Pretender's Lady

    A Novel

    by Alan Gold ...
    From the author of The Last Testament comes the true love of Bonnie Prince Charlie, her adventures in America and her lasting legacy.In the page-turning popular genre trail-blazed by Antonia Fraser and Phillippa Gregory, The Pretender’s Lady, Alan Gold’s meticulously researched novel, accurately opens history’s pages on a peerless woman who helped change the course of history and whose legend ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Pilgrims

    Cast from their home country by religious intolerance, the Pilgrims' harrowing voyage to the New World was filled with hardships. But through it all they persisted, motivated by the promise of a better life in which they could gather and worship God in their own ways. A collection of ragtag ships carried them across the ocean, among them The Mayflower. Crammed into the ship's hull, 102 people made ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • The Bowery

    The Strange History of New York's Oldest Street

    From peglegged Peter Stuyvesant to CBGB’s, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it.It was the street your mother warned you about—even if you lived in San Francisco. Long associated with skid row, saloons, freak shows, violence, and vice, the Bowery often showed the worst New York City had to offer. Yet there were times when it showed its best as well.The ... Read more

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  • French and Indian War

    In the colonization of North America, Great Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and Sweden each sought a share. By the eighteenth century, only Great Britain and France remained as rivals for the heart of the continent. Three times, beginning in 1690, warfare arose between New France and New England. Settlements were destroyed, and armies clashed, yet nothing was settled. Each country ... Read more

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  • The Thirteen Colonies

    If the origin of the colonial period was accidental, the ending was not. The representatives of the thirteen colonies who approved the Declaration of Independence in 1776 charted a collision course, aware of the obstacles in their path and the risks they were taking. The events that led to their decision took place over a period of nearly 300 years. Looking back, the wonder is that it culminated ... Read more

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  • Pleasure and Privilege: Life in France, Naples, and America 1770-1790

    "Only those who lived before the Revolution know how sweet life can be," Talleyrand wrote, many years before the event. Those who dip into Olivier Bernier's lively pages will discover just how sweet, how deep the pleasure, how precious the privilege. For he has populated this book with real people and offers real facts about them and their societies, all based on personal letters, memoirs, diaries ... Read more

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  • The First Salute

    A View of the American Revolution

    Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.In The First Salute, one of America’s consummate historians crafts a rigorously original view of the American Revolution. Barbara W. Tuchman places the Revolution in the context of the centuries-long conflicts between ... Read more

    $21.22 AUD

  • Surrender: MacKinnon's Rangers 1

    by Pamela Clare ...
    series MacKinnon's Rangers
    Pamela Clare brings her expert plotting, sizzling chemistry and thrilling adventure to her sweeping MacKinnon's Rangers series, in the grand tradition of The Last of the Mohicans, perfect for fans of Maya Banks, Monica McCarty and Zoe Archer.They were a band of brothers, their loyalty to one another forged by hardship and battle, the bond between these Highland warriors, rugged colonials, and ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Best of American Heritage: New York

    There is only one New York. It didn't make America, but it made possible the America we've come to know. Here - from American Heritage magazine and such historians as Nathaniel Benchley, David McCullough, and William V. Shannon - is its remarkable story: from Henry Hudson's historic voyage and the sale of Manhattan Island to New York's occupation by British forces during the Revolution and the ... Read more

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  • Liberty! The American Revolution

    series The Thomas Fleming Library #1
    Liberty! brings to life one of the most important and compelling stories in America's history: the struggle for independence and the birth of the nation. New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming's gripping narrative captures the high drama of the revolutionary war years and the unyielding courage and political genius of the men and women who imagined a new set of political possibilities ... Read more

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  • The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told

    series Best Stories Ever Told
    For thousands of years, we have set out sailing for all kinds of reasons-for battle, for infinite wealth, for the excitement of exploring the unknown, and for escape from the mundane. We have always had a primal relationship with the sea-even those who have never been to sea remain fascinated by the seafaring life and tales of salty adventure. Now in a brand-new series collection, The Best Sailing ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Defiant: MacKinnon's Rangers 3

    by Pamela Clare ...
    series MacKinnon's Rangers
    Pamela Clare brings her expert plotting, sizzling chemistry and thrilling adventure to her sweeping MacKinnon's Rangers series, in the grand tradition of The Last of the Mohicans, perfect for fans of Maya Banks, Monica McCarty and Zoe Archer.They were a band of brothers, their loyalty to one another forged by hardship and battle, the bond between these Highland warriors, rugged colonials, and ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $5.99 AUD

  • Franklin

    series The Thomas Fleming Library #1
    New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming brings his extraordinary biographical talents to bear upon Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the least understood of America's revolutionary giants. For this reappraisal, Fleming concentrates on the mature Franklin, the man who lived nearly thirty years beyond the point where he ended his famous Autobiography. The poor boy, the miserly young printer, ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • American Heritage History of the American Revolution

    "A magnificent book. . . . Bruce Lancaster's text is terse, rapid, lucid, and dramatic . . . filled with the color and excitement of a grim and bloody war." The New York Times. The American Heritage History of the American Revolution is the complete chronicle of the Revolutionary War told in full detail. Lancaster starts his story with an examination of colonial society and the origins of the ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Voices Out of Slavery

    23 First-Hand Accounts of American Slavery

    by Various ...
    VOICES OUT OF SLAVERY is a collection of twenty-three slave narratives dating from the early 1700s to the 1860s.  All of these first-hand accounts of slavery provide valuable insight into the everyday lives of slaves, as well as incredible and disturbing descriptions of kidnappings, torture, and inhumane treatment.  While often disturbing, many of the narratives also include themes of overcoming ... Read more

    $2.98 AUD

  • American Heritage History of the United States

    "Douglas Brinkley and American Heritage have done a grand job. This is a first-rate book: fair, clear, and enormously welcome." - David McCullough. "Douglas Brinkley's one-volume history is a riveting narrative of unique people who have come to call themselves American. There is no dust on these pages as the author brilliantly tells our national story with skill and brevity." In this rich and ... Read more

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  • Washington's Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge

    series The Thomas Fleming Library #1
    "A superb retelling of the story of Valley Forge and its aftermath, demonstrating that reality is far more compelling than myth." - Gordon S. Wood. The defining moments of the American Revolution did not occur on the battlefield or at the diplomatic table, writes New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming, but at Valley Forge. Fleming transports us to December 1777. While the British army ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • American History:A Very Short Introduction

    by Paul S. Boyer ...
    series Very Short Introductions
    In a miracle of concision, Paul S. Boyer provides a wide-ranging and authoritative history of America, capturing in a compact space the full story of our nation. Ranging from the earliest Native American settlers to the presidency of Barack Obama, this Very Short Introduction offers an illuminating account of politics, diplomacy, and war as well as the full spectrum of social, cultural, and ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD