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  • The Golden Maze

    A biography of Prague

    by Richard Fidler

    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

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ghost Empire

    by Richard Fidler

    '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

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Eastern Front (True Combat)

    by Nigel Cawthorne

    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

    $1.79 AUD

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

    by Jeremy Kowalski

    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

  • The Guns of August

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

    by Barbara Tuchman

    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

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Witches of St. Petersburg

    by Imogen Edwards-Jones

    'Sumptuous, sexy and haunting. I adored this novel' SANTA MONTEFIORE.Starving men and women stalk the streets of St. Petersburg. Revolution is brewing. Yet in the Imperial court of Nicholas II and the lavish palaces of the aristocracy, there is unimaginable luxury and extravagance.Into this world of stifling splendour come two sisters. Princesses Anastasia and Militza from Montenegro are famed for ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Prague Winter

    A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948

    by Madeleine Albright

    Drawing on her own memory, her parents’ written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly-available documents, former US Secretary of State and New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Albright recounts a tale that is by turns harrowing and inspiring.Before she turned twelve, Madeleine Albright’s life was shaken by some of the most cataclysmic events of the 20th century: the Nazi ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Bloodlands

    Europe between Hitler and Stalin

    by Timothy Snyder

    In the middle of Europe, in the middle of the twentieth century, the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered fourteen million people in the bloodlands between Berlin and Moscow. In a twelve-year-period, in these killing fields - today's Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Western Russia and the eastern Baltic coast - an average of more than one million citizens were slaughtered every year, as a result of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Final Witness

    My journey from the Holocaust to Ireland

    by Zoltan Zinn-Collis and 1 more

    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

  • Battle of Stalingrad (True Combat)

    by Nigel Cawthorne

    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

    $1.79 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

    $23.75 AUD

  • Empires of the Silk Road

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

    by Christopher I. Beckwith

    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

    $21.99 AUD

  • New Europe

    by Michael Palin

    Until the early 1990s, when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, travelling behind the iron curtain was never easy. In undertaking his new journey through Eastern Europe, breathing in its rich history, and exquisite sights and talking to its diverse peoples, Michael fills what has been a void in his own experience and that of very many others. NEW EUROPE is very much a voyage of discovery, from the ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Whistleblower

    Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice

    by Kathryn Bolkovac and 1 more

    When Nebraska police officer and divorced mother of three Kathryn Bolkovac saw a recruiting announcement for private military contractor DynCorp International, she applied and was hired. Good money, world travel, and the chance to help rebuild a war-torn country sounded like the perfect job. Bolkovac was shipped out to Bosnia, where DynCorp had been contracted to support the UN peacekeeping ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • Nobody Comes

    by Anthony Cleary

    This is the true story of the endeavour to find, extract and adopt an infant from an ‘orphanage’ in post revolutionary Romania in the face of opposition from the most unexpected quarters. Obstacles erected by both the UK and the Romanian authorities populate the route taken by the author, who recounts the poverty and ever present corruption in the aftermath of the revolution, the horrors of ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Istanbul

    A Tale of Three Cities

    by Bettany Hughes

    Istanbul 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, Constantinople, Istanbul - resonates as an idea and a place, and overspills its boundaries - real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between the East and West, it has served as the capital of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Last Crusade

    The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama

    by Nigel Cliff

    NEW YORK TIMES**' NOTABLE BOOK OF 2011**LONGLISTED FOR THE MARITIME MEDIA AWARDSSHORTLISTED FOR THE HESSELL-TILTMAN HISTORY PRIZEIn 1498 a young captain sailed from Portugal, circumnavigated Africa, crossed the Indian Ocean, and discovered the sea route to the Indies, opening up access to the fabled wealth of the East. It was the longest voyage known to history; the ships were pushed to their ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Enemies of the People

    My Family's Journey to America

    by Kati Marton

    Acclaimed journalist Kati Marton recounts her family’s harrowing history of being targeted by Communist operatives and her own father’s imprisonment as Cold War tensions ran high across Eastern Europe.Enemies of the People is a tour de force, an important work of history as it was lived, a narrative of multiple betrayals on both sides of the Cold War that ends with triumph and a new beginning in ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Under A Cruel Star: A Life In Prague 1941-1968

    by Heda Margolius Kovály

    Under A Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 by Heda Margolius Kovály (68,000 words and 8 photographs)"A story of the human spirit as its most indomitable... one of the outstanding autobiographies of the century." San Francisco Chronicle"Once in a rare while we read a book that puts the urgencies of our time and ourselves in perspective, making us confront the darker realities of human nature... ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Animal Farm: Study Guide

    Animal Farm, George Orwell, Study Review Guide

    by Total Class Notes

    series Total Class Notes Study Guides
    Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of Animal Farm by George Orwell. The guide includes:   ·         A short summary of the entire novel ·         The major themes and their relationship to the storyline ·         A character guide with brief det... ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • The Forgotten 500

    The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the GreatestRescue Mission of World War II

    by Gregory A. Freeman

    The astonishing, never before told story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II—when the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia...During a bombing campaign over Romanian oil fields, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Serbian farmers and peasants risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers ... Read more

    $17.04 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

    $21.99 AUD

  • Until Our Last Breath

    A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance

    by Michael Bart and 1 more

    "This is a powerful tale of the triumph of love under extremely difficult conditions. " - Publishers WeeklyAt Leizer Bart's funeral, one of the mourners told his son Michael that the gravestone should include a reference to the Freedom Fighters of Nekamah, to honor his late father's involvement in the Jewish resistance movement in Vilna (now Vilnius), Lithuania, at the end of World War II. Michael ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • Where the West Ends

    Stories From the Balkans, the Black Sea, and the Caucasus

    by Michael J. Totten

    Prize-winning author Michael J. Totten returns with a masterpiece of travel writing and history in this journey through thirteen nations—all but two formerly communist—just beyond the edge of the West where few casual travelers venture. His work as an independent foreign correspondent takes him deep into the field beyond the sensational headlines, from his hilariously miserable road trip through ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD