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  • The White Pill

    A Tale of Good and Evil

    The Russian Revolution was as red as blood. The Bolsheviks promised that they were building a new society, a workers’ paradise that would change the nature of mankind itself. What they ended up constructing was the largest prison that the world had ever seen, a Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that spanned half the globe. It was a country where people's lives meant nothing, less than nothing ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Short History of Europe

    From Pericles to Putin

    by Simon Jenkins ...
    Discover the history of Europe - from the Dark Ages to present day - by the author of the bestselling A Short History of EnglandEurope is an astonishingly successful place. But it would take volumes to tell its story, right? Wrong. From warring peoples to peace, wealth and freedom, Andrew Jenkins distils its evolution into this short, single-volume history.From Greece and Rome, through the French ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Guns of August

    The Classic Bestselling Account of the Outbreak of the First World War

    Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war.War pressed against every frontier. Suddenly dismayed, governments struggled and twisted to fend it off. It was no use . . .Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning account of how the first thirty days of battle determined the course of the First World War is to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Russo-Ukrainian War

    From the bestselling author of Chernobyl

    by Serhii Plokhy ...
    CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE FINANCIAL TIMES * TELEGRAPH * PROSPECT'The best account of the ongoing conflict — its preconditions and its present-day horrors' ProspectDo you know what is at stake in Ukraine? Urgent, compelling reading from the author of Chernobyl on the defining conflict of our timesOn 24 February 2022, Russia stunned the world by launching an invasion of Uk... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ghost Empire

    'A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, invasion and decay that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvellous book.' - Simon WinchesterIn 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire - centred around the legendary Constantinople - we are swept into some of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Golden Maze

    A biography of Prague

    Beloved ABC broadcaster and bestselling author of Ghost Empire and Saga Land, Richard Fidler is back with a personally curated history of the magical city that is Prague.In 1989, Richard Fidler was living in London as part of the provocative Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony All Stars when revolution broke out across Europe. Excited by this galvanising historic, human, moment, he travelled ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and then Took on the West

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘An outstanding exposé of Putin and his criminal pals … [A] long-awaited, must read book’ SUNDAY TIMES ‘Books about modern Russia abound … Belton has surpassed them all. Her much-awaited book is the best and most important on modern Russia’ THE TIMESA chilling and revelatory expose of the KGB’s renaissance, Putin’s rise to power, and how Russian black cash is subverting ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • I Can Live No Longer: The Story of an Indomitable Man, the only Volunteer to Auschwitz.

    He evaded death so many times it seemed it would never take him. The only man in history to go to Auschwitz as a volunteer, to form a resistance movement and document German atrocities. One of the few who succeeded in escaping. He sent drawings from there to his children and wrote letters to his wife, delivering them via the underground conspiracy along with reports. The British historian Michael ... Read more

    $2.51 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ordinary Men

    Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

    “A remarkable—and singularly chilling—glimpse of human behavior. . .This meticulously researched book...represents a major contribution to the literature of the Holocaust."—NewsweekChristopher R. Browning’s shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews—now with a new afterword and additional photographs.Ordinary Men is ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Siege of Leningrad: History in an Hour

    by Rupert Colley ...
    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.The Siege of Leningrad was one of the longest sieges in history and it inflicted some of the worst civilian casualties of World War Two. When Hitler declared his intention to obliterate the key city of Leningrad on 22 September 1941, he could not have foreseen the grim determination of its citizens. Over the course of 900 days, the city ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD $6.99 AUD

  • Bloodlands

    THE book to help you understand today’s Eastern Europe

    'A superb work of scholarship, full of riveting detail' Sunday TimesA powerful and revelatory history book about the bloodlands - the lands that lie between Stalin's Russia and Hitler's Germany - where 14 million people were killed during the years 1933 - 1944.In the middle of Europe, in the middle of the twentieth century, the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered fourteen million people in the ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Prague Winter

    A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948

    “A riveting tale of her family’s experience in Europe during World War II [and] a well-wrought political history of the region, told with great authority. . . . More than a memoir, this is a book of facts and action, a chronicle of a war in progress from a partisan faithful to the idea of Czechoslovakian democracy.” -- Los Angeles TimesDrawn from her own memory, her parents’ written reflections, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Battle of Stalingrad (True Combat)

    The Germans were masters of Blitzkrieg. But in the rubble of a ruined city, the Russians knew the troops of the Third Reich were reluctant to engage in the hand-to-hand battle that victory required. The Soviet soldiers were fearless; time was blood. The Red Army commander’s tactics were brutally simple – defend the city or die...Read about the Attack by the German army on Stalingrad; the brutal ... Read more

    $1.74 AUD

  • Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

    A Journey Through Yugoslavia

    by Rebecca West ...
    Hailed as among the most important books of the twentieth century, Rebecca West’s magnum opus is a history, a travelogue, and a sociological study of Yugoslavia that examines how the past shapes the presentIn a breathtakingly wide-ranging journalistic work, West richly chronicles her travels throughout Yugoslavia in the 1930s, introducing vivid characters and illuminating details. More than a ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Final Witness

    My journey from the Holocaust to Ireland

    At the age of five, Zoltan Zinn-Collis was torn from his home in Slovakia and cast into the deepest horrors of a Nazi concentration camp. In Bergen-Belsen concentration camp he survived the inhuman brutality of the SS guards, the ravages of near starvation, disease, and squalor. All but one of his family died there, his mother losing her life on the very day the British finally marched into the ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Eastern Front (True Combat)

    In the ruined houses, streets and sewers of Stalingrad there raged a ferocious hand-to-hand battle. The advancing Panzers proved vulnerable in the close quarter combat. Resistance was to the death as Stalin ordered that the city that bore his name must be held at all costs. For the Germans, the grim reality of another frozen winter in Russia was fast approaching ...Read about Hitler’s plan to ... Read more

    $1.74 AUD

  • Empires of the Silk Road

    A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present

    The first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, Empires of the Silk Road represents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. Christopher Beckwith describes the rise and fall of the great Central Eurasian empires, including those of the Scythians, Attila the Hun, the Turks and Tibetans, and Genghis Khan and ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • The Holocaust: History in an Hour

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.The Holocaust, in which 11 million people died, was the largest atrocity of the 20th century and perhaps the hardest to understand. Approximately 6 million Jews and 5 million others including Roma people, Poles, Russian prisoners of war, political prisoners, homosexuals, people of colour, Jehovah's Witnesses, and various other minorities were ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD $5.99 AUD

  • The Gates of Europe

    A History of Ukraine

    by Serhii Plokhy ...
    From award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy, The Gates of Europe is the definitive history of Ukraine that helps us understand the country's past and the current crisisLocated at the western edge of the Eurasian steppe, Ukraine has long been the meeting place of empires - Roman to Ottoman, Habsburg to Russian - and they all left their imprint on the landscape, the language and the people living ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Orderly and Humane

    The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War

    by R. M. Douglas ...
    The award-winning history of 12 million German-speaking civilians in Europe who were driven from their homes after WWII: “a major achievement” (New Republic).Immediately after the Second World War, the victorious Allies authorized the forced relocation of ethnic Germans from their homes across central and southern Europe to Germany. The numbers were almost unimaginable: between 12 and 14 million ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Istanbul

    A Tale of Three Cities

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Life-filled and life-affirming history, steeped in romance and written with verve' GUARDIAN'Richly entertaining and impeccably researched' Peter FrankopanIstanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu'ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names - Byzantium, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Barbarossa

    How Hitler Lost the War

    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER'The best single-volume account of the Barbarossa campaign to date' Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny'A page-turning descent into Hell and back . . . this fresh and compelling account of Hitler's failed invasion of the Soviet Union should be on everyone's reading list for 2021' Dr Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire______________... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Beyond the Wall

    East Germany, 1949-1990

    by Katja Hoyer ...
    AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERCHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES * SUNDAY TIMES * TELEGRAPH * SPECTATOR * PROSPECT'Utterly brilliant . . . Authoritative, lively and profoundly human, it is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand post-World War II Europe' Julia Boyd'One of the best young historians writing in English today. . . Well-researched, well-written and ... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Red Famine

    Stalin's War on Ukraine

    SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, FT AND EVENING STANDARD BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain.In 1932-33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. It is one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the twentieth century. With unprecedented authority and detail, Red Famine ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD