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  • The Lost Girl in Paris

    A brand new gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical novel for 2022

    by Jina Bacarr ...
    'I will never forget what the Nazi did to me. Never'**1940, Nazi-occupied Paris. A powerful story of love, tragedy and incredible courage, about one woman whose life is ripped apart by war and risks everything to seek justice. Brand new f**rom the bestselling author of The Resistance Girl.As Nazis patrol the streets of the French capital, Tiena is alone, desperate and on the run. After defending ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Fighter

    The True Story of the Battle of Britain

    by Len Deighton ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    'The most honest attempt yet to tell how the Battle of Britain really was' Andrew Wilson, ObserverHistory is swamped by patriotic myths about the aerial combat fought between the RAF and the Luftwaffe over the summer of 1940. In his gripping history of the Battle of Britain, Len Deighton drew on a decade of research and his own wartime experiences to puncture these myths and point towards a more ... Read more

    $14.99 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 ... ... Read more

    $2.19 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Catalpa Rescue

    The gripping story of the most dramatic and successful prison break in Australian history

    The incredible true story of one of the most extraordinary and inspirational prison breaks in Australian history.New York, 1874. Members of the Clan-na-Gael - agitators for Irish freedom from the English yoke - hatch a daring plan to free six Irish political prisoners from the most remote prison in the British Empire, Fremantle Prison in Western Australia. Under the guise of a whale hunt, Captain ... 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

  • Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

    The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller‘A fabulous story, superbly told … cannot be bettered’ Max Hastings‘Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.’On the 18th June 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Macquarie

    A lively and engaging portrait of a towering and complex figure of Australian colonial history.Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia's destiny, transforming the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New Holland into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a prosperous society. He also helped shape Australia's national character. An egalitarian at heart, Macquarie saw boundless ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • On a Knife's Edge

    The Ukraine, November 1942–March 1943

    by Prit Buttar ...
    The battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of World War II. The German capture of the city, their encirclement by Soviet forces shortly afterwards, and the hard-fought but futile attempts to relieve them, saw bitter attritional fighting and extremes of human misery inflicted on both sides.The surrender of General Friedrich von Paulus's army left Germany's eastern armies severely weakened, but ... Read more

    $22.43 AUD

  • Napoleon the Great

    'A Napoleonic triumph of a book, irresistibly galloping with the momentum of a cavalry charge' Simon Sebag Montefiore'Simply dynamite' Bernard CornwellFrom Andrew Roberts, author of the bestsellers The Storm of War and Churchill: Walking with Destiny, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon.It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Free

    Coming of Age at the End of History

    by Lea Ypi ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES MEMOIR OF THE YEARCHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, FINANCIAL TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, TLS, DAILY MAIL, NEW STATESMAN AND SPECTATOR*SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD**SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION*'Wonderfully funny and poignant. . . a tale of family secrets and... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 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

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Price of Glory

    Verdun 1916

    The battle of Verdun lasted ten months. It was a battle in which at least 700,000 men fell, along a front of fifteen miles. Its aim was less to defeat the enemy than bleed him to death and a battleground whose once fertile terrain is even now a haunted wilderness. Alistair Horne's classic work, continuously in print for over fifty years, is a profoundly moving, sympathetic study of the battle and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Leviathan and the Air-Pump

    Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life

    series Princeton Classics #32
    Leviathan and the Air-Pump examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise Leviathan and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented air-pump. The issues at stake in their ... Read more

    $29.03 AUD

  • Sicily '43

    A Times Book of the Year

    by James Holland ...
    'James Holland is the best of the new generation of WW2 historians.' Sebastian Faulks'Holland's skill lies in bringing these warriors to life with vivid prose.' The TimesShortlisted for the 2021 British Army Military Book of the Year_________________________________________________This is the story of the biggest seaborne landing in history.Codenamed Operation HUSKY, the assault on Sicily on 10 ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Aftermath

    Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945–1955

    Translated by Shaun Whiteside ...
    ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2021***A 2021 Book of the YearThe Times * Sunday Times * Telegraph * New Statesman * Financial Times * Irish Independent * Daily Mail'A masterpiece' SPECTATOR'Exemplary [and] important... This is the kind of book few writers possess the clarity of vision to write'</stro... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Nazi Germany

    series Short Oxford History of Germany
    The history of National Socialism as movement and regime remains one of the most compelling and intensively studied aspects of twentieth-century history, and one whose significance extends far beyond Germany or even Europe alone. This volume presents an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the history of Nazi Germany, with ten chapters on the most important themes, each by an expert in the ... Read more

    $95.69 AUD

  • The Bright Ages

    A New History of Medieval Europe

    "The beauty and levity that Perry and Gabriele have captured in this book are what I think will help it to become a standard text for general audiences for years to come….The Bright Ages is a rare thing—a nuanced historical work that almost anyone can enjoy reading.”—Slate"Incandescent and ultimately intoxicating." —The Boston GlobeA lively and magisterial popular history that refutes common ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Paris

    The Secret History

    by Andrew Hussey ...
    Paris is the city of light and the city of darkness - a place of ceaseless revolution and reinvention that for two thousand years has drawn those with the highest ideals and the lowest morals to its teeming streets.In Andrew Hussey's wonderful book we encounter the myriad citizens whose stories have shaped Paris: the nineteenth-century flaneurs aimlessly wandering Haussman's new streets; survivors ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Flight of Arrows

    A gripping, captivating historical thriller

    series The Hundred Years' War #1
    'Unputdownable ... I was blown away' Angus Donald, bestselling author of the Outlaw Chronicles Two kings. Two nations. One crown. The start of an epic historical espionage series by master authors A.J. Mackenzie.After years of civil unrest between England and France, Charles IV dies, leaving no apparent heir. His closest heir to the throne is Edward III of England, but it passes instead to Charles ... Read more

    $7.25 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Sisters of Auschwitz

    The true story of two Jewish sisters' resistance in the heart of Nazi territory

    "Heartbreakingly good" Stephen, Amazon review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐"You can't put it down" Anon, Amazon review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐"Immensely moving" Jo, Amazon review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐"An incredible read" Agnes, Amazon review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐They knew their survival depended on each other.They had to live for each... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Emperor Francis Joseph

    Life, Death and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire

    In 1848, 28-year-old Francis Joseph became King of Hungary and Emperor of Austria. He would reign for almost 68 years, the longest of any modern European monarch. Focusing on the life of Emperor Francis Joseph and his family, this book examines their personal relationships against the turbulent background of the 19th century. ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD

  • Lucrezia Borgia

    Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy

    Sarah Bradford's Lucrezia Bogia: Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy is the first biography of Lucrezia Borgia for over sixty years.Lucrezia Borgia - an infamous murderess or simply the victim of bad press? Lucrezia Borgia's name has echoed through history as a byword for evil - a poisoner who committed incest with her natural father, Pope Alexander VI, and with her brother, Cesare Borgia. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Colosseum

    The Colosseum was Imperial Rome's monument to warfare. Like a cathedral of death it towered over the city and invited its citizens, 50,000 at a time, to watch murderous gladiatorial games. It is now visited by two million visitors a year (Hitler was among them). Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena: how it was built; the gladiatorial and ... Read more

    $12.97 AUD

  • Ardennes 1944

    Hitler's Last Gamble

    by Antony Beevor ...
    From the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day, Antony Beevor's Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble tells the story of the German's ill-fated final stand.On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp, then force the Canadians and the British out of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD