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  • 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

  • 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

    $14.99 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

    $16.99 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

    $16.99 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

  • 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

    $14.99 AUD

  • 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

  • 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

    $15.99 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    $21.99 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

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

  • Istanbul

    A Tale of Three Cities

    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

    $9.99 AUD

  • New Europe

    by Michael Palin ...
    No. 1 bestseller and superstar doing what he does best, introducing millions of avid readers to little-known peoples and places.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 ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Whistleblower

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

    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

    $11.99 AUD

  • Nobody Comes

    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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $14.99 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

  • A Short History of Europe

    From Pericles to Putin

    by Simon Jenkins ...
    The first short, single-volume history of the continent - from the Dark Ages to present day - by the author of the bestselling A Short History of EnglandEurope is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells the story of its evolution from warring peoples to peace, wealth and freedom.From Greece and Rome, through the Reformation ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Putin And The Rise Of Russia

    'An excellent and important work' Literary Review'Anyone concerned about how the bear will respond will find this historically informative account an accessible and stimulating guide' Sunday Express'Putin and the Rise of Russia is a privileged insider's account of the Russian enigma at first hand. It's the best kind of political journalism' ObserverWhen the Soviet... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD