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  • The Accidental Prime Minister

    Nine months after the spill that catapulted him to the prime ministership, Scott Morrison won the 2019 election, shocking politicians and political pundits (and, quite possibly, himself). Yet, unlike his predecessors, little was really known about the former marketing man whose hard-nosed political instincts and 'daggy dad persona' saw him become the 30th Prime Minister of Australia. Voters knew ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Nazis Knew My Name

    A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz

    The extraordinarily moving memoir by Australian Slovakian Holocaust survivor Magda Hellinger, who saved an untold number of lives at Auschwitz through everyday acts of courage, kindness and ingenuity.In March 1942, twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and nearly a thousand other young Slovakian women were deported to Poland on the second transportation of Jewish people sent to ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Agent Sonya

    Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

    by Ben MacIntyre ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER'His best book yet' The Times'Thrilling . . . Macintyre will have you hooked to her life's every twist and turn' Times / Sunday Times Books of the Year'Macintyre has found a real-life heroine worthy of his gifts as John le Carré's nonfiction counterpart' New York TimesTHE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF WW2'S MOST EXTRAO... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Happiest Man on Earth

    by Eddie Jaku ...
    WINNER OF THE ABIA BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR 2021Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp.Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimaginable horrors every day, first in Buchenwald ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Athelstan (Penguin Monarchs)

    The Making of England

    by Tom Holland ...
    series Penguin Monarchs
    The formation of England occurred against the odds: an island divided into rival kingdoms, under savage assault from Viking hordes. But, after King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex and his son Edward expanded it, his grandson Athelstan inherited the rule of both Mercia and Wessex, conquered Northumbria and was hailed as Rex totius Britanniae: 'King of the whole of Britain'.Tom Holland ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Platoon Commander

    John O'Halloran was a country boy from Tamworth, NSW, who was called up for national service not long after the start of the Vietnam War. As a tough and determined 21-year-old, he guided 6 RAR's B Company 5 Platoon through some of the biggest conflicts of the war, including Operation Hobart and the Battle of Long Tan. But he faced his hardest military challenge at Operation Bribie, leading a fixed ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 15 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARTHE SUNDAY TIMES, MEMOIR OF THE YEARBOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, EVENING STANDARD_______________________________In a life filled wit... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $15.99 AUD

  • Can't Hurt Me

    Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

    by David Goggins ...
    New York Times Bestseller Over 3 million copies sold For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • The Big Book of Australia's War Stories

    A collection of stories of Australia's iconic battles and campaigns from the Boer War to Vietnam

    by Jim Haynes ...
    'The bravest thing God ever made,' said a British officer of the insubordinate Aussies at Gallipoli. And before the Normandy invasion, Field Marshal Montgomery's chief of staff remarked, 'I only wish we had the Australian 9th Division with us this morning'. But there is more to the Australian experience of war than heroic endeavour and bravery. Jim Haynes has rediscovered stories that are as ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • First Man In: Leading from the Front

    by Ant Middleton ...
    NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERNo one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict and they make sure you learn ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Hard Way

    Adapt, Survive and Win

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER.‘The SAS and all it stands for is exemplified in men such as Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham. They are the backbone of the British military and I for one am thankful he is on our side!’ – Sir Ranulph Fiennes'The most experienced Special Forces soldier in recent memory. The Hard Way is brutally brilliant.' – Tom Marcus, Number One bestselling author of Soldier... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Testament of Youth

    by Vera Brittain ...
    This classic memoir of the First World War is now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. Includes an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE.In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, and as war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that would have been unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Battle of the Bismarck Sea

    'Readers look for and admire good writers and great writing. They will find it, in spades, in The Battle of the Bismarck Sea.' - The Canberra TimesIn the thick of World War II, during the first week of March 1943, Japan made a final, desperate lunge for control of the South West Pacific. In the ensuing Battle of the Bismarck Sea, a force of land-based Australian and American planes attacked a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • I Am Malala

    The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

    *Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize*'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world' J K Rowling'Inspirational and powerful' GRAZIA'For sheer inspiration read I Am Malala' SUNDAY TIMES'A tale of immense courage and conviction' INDEPENDENT'She has the heart and courage of a lioness and is a true inspiration' Lorraine Kelly, THE SUN</... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Banjo

    The remarkable life of Australia's greatest storyteller'A detailed and sympathetic account ... fascinating' - The AustralianA.B. 'Banjo' Paterson is rightly recognised as Australia's greatest storyteller and most celebrated poet, the boy from the bush who became the voice of a generation. He gave the nation its unofficial national anthem 'Waltzing Matilda' and treasured ballads such as 'The Man ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Turning Point

    The Battle for Milne Bay 1942 - Japan's first land defeat in World War II

    The Battle for Milne Bay - Japan's first defeat on land in the Second World War - was a defining moment in the evolution of the indomitable Australian fighting spirit. For the men of the AIF, the militia and the RAAF, it was the turning point in the Pacific, and their finest - though now largely forgotten - hour. Forgotten, until now.In August 1942, Japan's forces were unstoppable. Having ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Week in September

    A story of enduring love from the Burma Railway

    by Peter Rees ...
    Through a precious cache of WWII letters, a story of war is revealed. But also, most movingly, a story of love, resilience and survival, from award-winning and bestselling writer, Peter Rees and Sue Langford..'Profoundly moving ... I don't mind saying I wept at the end, for all the young men lost to war, their widows and children ... a lovely book.' The AustralianDoug Heywood was a teenager when ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Too Much and Never Enough

    How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

    * THE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER *In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who threatened the world’s health, economic security and social ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Break Point

    SAS: Who Dares Wins Host's Incredible True Story

    DON'T MISS OLLIE OLLERTON'S EXPLOSIVE DEBUT NOVEL SCAR TISSUE! PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW.OLLIE OLLERTON CO-HOSTS SAS: WHO DARES WINS ALONGSIDE ANT MIDDLETON, JASON FOX and MARK BILLINGHAM. THIS IS HIS INCREDIBLE TRUE STORYWhere is your break point?Is it here? Facing the gruelling SAS selection process on one leg, with a busted ankle and the finish line nowhere in sight?<stron... ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Florence Nightingale

    The Woman and Her Legend

    Winner of the Elizabeth Longford prize for Historical Biography'Engrossing' Claire Tomalin / 'Superb' Sunday Times / 'A triumph' Daily MailWhether honoured and admired or criticized and ridiculed, Florence Nightingale has invariably been misrepresented and misunderstood. As the Lady with the Lamp, ministering to the wounded and dying of the Crimean War, she offers an enduring image of sentimental ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Battle Scars

    The Sunday Times bestseller

    by Jason Fox ...
    THE EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER.***'***The most important book you'll ever read... Battle Scars will save lives.' TOM MARCUS, author of SOLDIER SPYBattle Scars tells the story of Jason Fox's career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service, to a very different kind of battle that awaited him at home.After more ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Bravest Voices

    by Ida Cook ...
    This timeless memoir documents two sisters’ bravery leading up to WWII — a singular historical account that shines a light on one of humanity’s darkest hours.Ida and Louise Cook are two ordinary Englishwomen, seemingly destined never to stray from their quiet London suburb and comfortable jobs — Ida as a budding romance novelist and Louise as a civil service typist. But in 1923, a chance hearing ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Long and Winding Road

    by Alan Johnson ...
    'Johnson writes with his usual warmth, wit and modesty' Sunday TimesWinner of the Parliamentary Book Award, best memoir by a Parliamentarian, 2016This is politics as you've never seen it before.From the condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, Alan Johnson’s multi-award-winning autobiography charts an extraordinary journey, almost unimaginable in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Angela Merkel

    Europe's Most Influential Leader [Expanded and Updated Edition]

    Matthew Qvortrup’s definitive and insightful biography of Angela Merkel is essential reading for anyone interested in current affairs, the fate of Europe, or simply the story of a truly remarkable woman.Based on over 15 years of in-depth research, Angela Merkel tells the story of the political titan’s astonishing rise from obscurity to become the most influential leader in Europe today. It follows ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD