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  • Medici Money

    Banking, metaphysics and art in fifteenth-century Florence

    by Tim Parks ...
    The Medici are famous as the rulers of Florence at the high point of the Renaissance. Their power derived from the family bank, and this book tells the fascinating, frequently bloody story of the family and the dramatic development and collapse of their bank (from Cosimo who took it over in 1419 to his grandson Lorenzo the Magnificent who presided over its precipitous decline). The Medici faced ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties

    by David de Jong ...
    ‘Lucid and damning … an absorbing – and infuriating – tale of complicity, coverup and denial’ PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE, author of EMPIRE OF PAINA groundbreaking investigation of how the Nazis helped German tycoons make billions from the horrors of the Third Reich and World War II – and how the world allowed them to get away with it.In 1946, Günther Quandt – patriarch of Germany’s most iconic ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • I Seek a Kind Person

    My Father, Seven Children and the Adverts that Helped Them Escape the Holocaust

    by Julian Borger ...
    'A powerful, eloquent and deeply affecting book. I loved it' EDMUND DE WAAL**'**Tender, evocative and deeply moving' JONATHAN FREEDLAND'Profound, ele****giac and fascinating... I zipped through it' PHILIPPE SANDS'Compelling' DAILY MAIL, BOOK OF THE WEEK'I SEEK A KIND PERSON WHO WILL EDUCATE MY INTELLIGENT BOY, AGED 11.'In 1938, Jewish families are scrambling ... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Enemy Coast Ahead [Illustrated Edition]

    Includes the Aerial Warfare In Europe During World War II illustrations pack with over 200 maps, plans, and photos.THE classic account of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command during World War Two.This is probably the best-known memoir by a Bomber Command Officer. The author first saw active service with 83 Squadron in 1939 flying against German naval targets. After completing 39 missions he ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Stonemason's Tale

    A scintillating historical adventure

    by Ann Swinfen ...
    Series Book 6 - Oxford Medieval Mysteries
    Death is only a stone’s throw away.When a series of accidents begin to occur during the building of the chapel at Queen’s College, they do not appear a cause for major concern. But they quickly grow more serious, and stonemasons are injured.Nicholas Elyot becomes involved after it is discovered that an intruder has reached the college by way of his garden. And when Jordain Brinkylsworth’s youngest ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Thief's Justice

    A completely gripping historical mystery

    Series Book 2 - A Company of Rogues
    London, 1716. Revenge is a dish best served ice-cold…’An immersive, action-packed thriller with intrigue in the air and threats around every corner’ The Herald’Great fun ... the language is colourful and the action never stops’ Laura Shepherd-RobinsonThe city is caught in the vice-like grip of a savage winter. Even the Thames has frozen over. But for Jonas Flynt – thief, gambler, killer – the ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Clash of Lions

    Series Book 2 - The Hundred Years' War
    A war on two fronts. A deadly threat from within. The new gripping medieval historical thriller from expert historians and authors A.J. Mackenzie1346: Sent back to England in the wake of the tremendous victory at Crécy, Simon Merrivale is at once caught up in a new emergency as a powerful Scottish army sweeps into northern England.Joining up with the Archbishop of York, Lord Percy and their army ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Storm of Steel

    by Ernst Junger ...
    Translated by Michael Hofmann ...
    Series series Penguin Modern Classics
    Presenting the desperate conflict of the First World War through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier, Ernst Jünger's Storm of Steel is translated by Michael Hofmann in Penguin Modern Classics.'As though walking through a deep dream, I saw steel helmets approaching through the craters. They seemed to sprout from the fire-harrowed soil like some iron harvest.'A memoir of astonishing power, ... Read more

    $15.99 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

  • The Hundred Years War series

    Two kings. Two nations. One crown. Delve into the heart of medieval Europe with the epic Hundred Years War series. Includes all three books; A Flight of Arrows, A Clash of Lions and The Fallen Sword.A Flight of Arrows: 1328. After years of civil unrest between England and France, Charles IV dies, leaving no apparent successor. His closest heir to the throne is Edward III of England, but it passes ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Berlin Wall

    13 August 1961 - 9 November 1989 (reissued)

    The astonishing drama of Cold War nuclear poker that divided humanity - reissued with a new Postscript to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the wall.During the night of 12–13 August 1961, a barbed-wire entanglement was hastily constructed through the heart of Berlin. It metamorphosed into a structure that would come to symbolise the insanity of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Inheritance of Rome

    A History of Europe from 400 to 1000

    by Chris Wickham ...
    The idea that with the decline of the Roman Empire Europe entered into some immense ‘dark age’ has long been viewed as inadequate by many historians. How could a world still so profoundly shaped by Rome and which encompassed such remarkable societies as the Byzantine, Carolingian and Ottonian empires, be anything other than central to the development of European history? How could a world of so ... Read more

    $18.99 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

  • 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 Five Giants [New Edition]: A Biography of the Welfare State

    A TIMES POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEARA LONGMAN/HISTORY TODAY BOOK OF THE YEARThe award-winning history of the British Welfare State –now fully revised and updated for the 21st Century.‘A masterpiece’ Sunday TimesGiant Want. Giant Disease. Giant Ignorance. Giant Squalor. Giant Idleness.These were the Five Giants that loomed over the post-war reconstruction... ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Kemp: Warriors in the Snow

    by Jonathan Lunn ...
    Series Book 6 - Arrows of Albion
    Isolated, frozen to the bone and with no way out… Kemp is backBurnt Candlemas. King Edward III invades Scotland in the dead of winter to punish the Scots for their recent attack on Berwick.When the fleet bringing supplies for his army is scattered by a storm, it seems God himself is punishing the English for the arson of a Scottish church. Wrongly blamed for the fire, archer Martin Kemp finds ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel

    by Kati Marton ...
    ‘An intimate, insightful portrait of an extraordinarily private leader’ WALTER ISAACSON From the bestselling author of Enemies of the PeopleAn intimate and deeply researched account of the extraordinary rise and political brilliance of the most powerful – and elusive – woman in the world.Angela Merkel has always been an outsider. A pastor’s daughter raised in Soviet-controlled East Germany, she ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Serbia

    A Modern History

    This is the first in-depth, English-language history of modern Serbia in nearly half a century. It covers the period from the Serbian state’s revolutionary rebirth in the early nineteenth century, under the rebel leaders Karađorđe Petrović and Miloš Obrenović; its turbulent history of wars, uprisings and dynastic rivalries; the triumph of Yugoslav unification in 1918; and the catastrophe of ... Read more

    $85.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Last True Templar

    a thrilling medieval historical adventure

    Series Book 2 - Tales of the Lawless Land
    The thrilling new historical adventure from New York Times bestselling author Boyd Morrison and expert medievalist Beth Morrison. Fox and Willa find themselves on a dangerous quest for the treasure of the Templar Knights.A Perilous Quest. A Deadly Legacy.Italy, 1351. English companions, knight Gerard Fox and the resourceful Willa, have come through a death-defying journey across war-torn Europe. ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • The Berlin Wall

    13 August 1961 - 9 November 1989

    The appearance of a hastily-constructed barbed wire entanglement through the heart of Berlin during the night of 12-13 August 1961 was both dramatic and unexpected. Within days, it had started to metamorphose into a structure that would come to symbolise the brutal insanity of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall.A city of almost four million was cut ruthlessly in two, unleashing a potentially ... Read more

    $16.99 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 Children of Ash and Elm

    A History of the Vikings

    by Neil Price ...
    **A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR'As brilliant a history of the Vikings as one could possibly hope to read' Tom Holland**The 'Viking Age' is traditionally held to begin in June 793 when Scandinavian raiders attacked the monastery of Lindisfarne in Northumbria, and to end in September 1066, when King Harald Hardrada of Norway died leading the charge against the English line at the Battle of Stamford ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • A Most Holy War

    The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom

    Series series Pivotal Moments in World History
    In January of 1208, a papal legate was murdered on the banks of the Rhone in southern France. A furious Pope Innocent III accused heretics of the crime and called upon all Christians to exterminate heresy between the Garonne and Rhone rivers--a vast region now known as Languedoc--in a great crusade. This most holy war, the first in which Christians were promised salvation for killing other ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Nathaniel's Nutmeg

    How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History

    by Giles Milton ...
    'To write a book that makes the reader sit in a trance, lost in his passionate desire to pack a suitcase and go to the fabulous place - that, in the end, is something one would give a sack of nutmeg for' Philip Hensher, The SpectatorIn 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD