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  • The Girl and the Bombardier

    A True Story of Resistance and Rescue in Nazi-Occupied France

    This enthralling WWII biography combines a downed B-17 bombardier’s unfinished memoir with letters from the French girl who saved his life.Susan Tate Ankeny’s father was a World War II veteran bombardier who had bailed from a burning B-17 over Nazi-occupied France in 1944. After he died, she found his unfinished memoir, stacks of envelopes, black-and-white photographs, mission reports, dog tags, ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Racing for the Bomb

    The True Story of General Leslie R. Groves, the Man behind the Birth of the Atomic Age

    The untold story of the career officer in the Army Corps of Engineers who oversaw the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb.The Manhattan Project was the most secretive government project the United States had ever undertaken, and would prove to be one of the most consequential in history. While many know about the scientists who developed the atomic bomb, from Oppenheimer to Fermi ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Blood, Sweat and Steel

    From Afghanistan to gold -- an extraordinary tale of tragedy, resilience and triumphIn 2012, Combat Engineer Curtis McGrath was serving in the Australian Army in Afghanistan when, in the line of duty, he stepped on a land mine. Seriously injured but still conscious and aware he'd bleed out and die within minutes, Curtis, as the unit's chief first-aid officer, directed his comrades to apply ... Read more

    $12.99 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 $4.99 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

  • Vietnam: An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975

    by Max Hastings ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘His masterpiece’ Antony Beevor, Spectator ‘A masterful performance’ Sunday Times ‘By far the best book on the Vietnam War’ Gerald Degroot, The Times, Book of the YearVietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Come to This Court and Cry

    How the Holocaust Ends

    'A tremendous feat of storytelling, propelled by numerous twists and revelations, yet anchored by a deep moral seriousness . . . Enthralling' Guardian'Part detective story, part family history, part probing inquiry into how best to reckon with the horrors of a previous century, Come to This Court and Cry is bracingly original, beautifully written and haunting. An astonishi... ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Wonder of Little Things

    A First Nations Elder shares his extraordinary story of finding kindness in the midst of prejudice, and joy in living life to the full'A powerful tale that tells a different story of our country' -- Bruce Pascoe'A great Australian book about a great Australian' -- Paul Kennedy'Told with heart' -- Ali Cobby Eckermann'Destined to become a classic' -- Phillip Adams'... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Best of American Heritage: The Old West

    Here in this remarkable collection from American Heritage, such noted authors as Tom Brokaw, Wallace Stegner, John Lukacs, and others bring to life many of the most famous men and women of the Old West - from Lewis and Clark to Charles Frémont, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Chief Joseph, Frederick Remington, the defenders of the Alamo, the Texas Rangers, and the riders of the Pony Express. It also ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • First into Sangin

    by Trevor Coult ...
    First into Sangin is about a selection of men that were handpicked by the commanding officer of the First Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment. The soldiers involved were at the top of their game and the fittest within the unit; one soldier in particular had been awarded the Military Cross for a complex ambush in Baghdad on the previous tour, but due to combat and casualties, he kept this hidden ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Shadowplay

    Behind the Lines and Under Fire: The Inside Story of Europe's Last War

    by Tim Marshall ...
    A gripping eyewitness account of a major 20th-century military conflict by the UK's most popular writer on geopoliticsThe shattering of Yugoslavia in the 1990s showed that, after nearly 50 years of peace, war could return to Europe. It came to its bloody conclusion in Kosovo in 1999.Tim Marshall, then diplomatic editor at Sky News, was on the ground covering the Kosovo War. This is his ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The First and The Last by Adolf Galland

    by Adolf Galland ...
    Adolf "Dolfo" Joseph Ferdinand Galland (1912 -1996) was a German Luftwaffe General and one of the greatest flying aces of World War II. He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western and the Defence of the Reich fronts. On four occasions he survived being shot down, and he was credited with an astonishing 104 aerial victories, all of them against the Western Allies. He is a legend of air ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Banks

    Lust, science, adventure -- Joseph Banks and his voyages of discoverySir Joseph Banks was a man of passion whose influence spanned the globe. A fearless adventurer, his fascination with beautiful women was only trumped by his obsession with the natural world and his lust for scientific knowledge.Fabulously wealthy, Banks was the driving force behind monumental voyages and scientific discoveries in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Dark Queens

    A gripping tale of power, ambition and murderous rivalry in early medieval France

    by Shelley Puhak ...
    A vivid double biography of two fearless early medieval queens.'Brings the Merovingian empire to thrilling, bewildering, horrifying life' Helen Castor'Restores two half-forgotten and much-mythologized queens to their proper place in medieval history' Dan Jones'Fredegund and Brunhild have finally found a worthy champion' Literary ReviewBrunhild was a Visigothic princess, raised to be married off ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Authentic Life of Billy, The Kid

    by Pat Garrett ...
    Yielding to repeated solicitations from various sources, I have addressed myself to the task of compiling, for publication, a true history of the life, adventures, and tragic death of William H. Bonney, better known as "Billy the Kid," whose daring deeds and bloody crimes have excited, for some years last past, the wonder of one-half of the world, and the admiration or detestation of the other ... Read more

    $5.85 AUD

  • Australia's Secret Army

    Established after World War I by the Royal Australian Navy, the Coast Watchers were a loose organisation of several hundred European settlers, missionaries, patrol officers and planters living in British and Australian Pacific Island territories whose job it was to observe and report on the enemy. They were mostly all unpaid volunteers whose job it was simply to observe and report on foreign ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Silver Spitfire

    The Legendary WWII RAF Fighter Pilot in his Own Words

    A brilliantly vivid Second World War memoir by one of 'the Few' Spitfire fighter pilots.Following the D-Day landings, Battle of Britain hero Tom Neil was assigned as an RAF liaison to an American fighter squadron. As the Allies pushed east, Neil commandeered an abandoned Spitfire as his own personal aeroplane. Erasing any evidence of its provenance and stripping it down to bare metal, it became ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Ned Kelly

    Love him or loathe him, Ned Kelly has been at the heart of Australian culture and identity since he and his gang were tracked down in bushland by the Victorian police and came out fighting, dressed in bulletproof iron armour made from farmers’ ploughs.Historians still disagree over virtually every aspect of the eldest Kelly boy’s brushes with the law. Did he or did he not shoot Constable ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • The Boy in the Dress

    Searching for the truth behind a historical hate crime on home soil during WWII

    On a balmy Townsville night in 1944, a young serviceman, Warwick Meale, is found murdered. The army and police do not, or will not, conduct a proper investigation and history forgets the killer - until now. Nearly eighty years on, Warwick's descendant Jonathan Butler dusts off the case and chases the leads that were there all along.The Boy in the Dress exhumes secrets of life on the home front ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Mary Ann and Captain Piper

    The remarkable true story of the convicts' daughter who became the toast of colonial Sydney

    by Jessica North ...
    The fascinating story of the daughter of First Fleet convicts who managed to overcome her humble origins to become the mistress of the grandest home in colonial Sydney.'An astonishing story of lust and love in early colonial Australia, shocking, entrancing and utterly enthralling.' - Sue Williams, author of Elizabeth and ElizabethBorn on Norfolk Island to First Fleet convicts, Mary Ann was ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Queen of Our Times

    The Life of Elizabeth II

    The definitive new biography of Her Majesty The Queen by one of Britain’s leading royal authorities.With original insights from those who know her best, unseen papers, new interviews with world leaders and a fresh perspective on the longest reign in British history, Robert Hardman tells the full life story of the most famous woman in the world.Like her father and grandfather before her, Elizabeth ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • This is Minuteman: Two-Three... Go!

    Memoirs of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

    by Wayne Chasson ...
    “This book is OUTSTANDING! The Author has seen some really exciting times in his life, in addition to some WOW flight hours. I read this in two days, and didn't want it to end. A VERY GREAT READ!” —MikeRelive six decades of flying helicopters including an extended tour in Vietnam and the mountains of Afghanistan, with a little Iraq, Kuwait, and National Guard thrown in. This is Minuteman: Two, ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Miss Willmott's Ghosts

    the extraordinary life and gardens of a forgotten genius

    'An amazing read! I galloped through it.' Lady Antonia Fraser'Excellent' Sunday TimesEllen Ann Willmott was a remarkable woman whose achievements in horticulture, botany, landscape architecture, photography and more, should have made her one of the most well-known trailblazers of her age. Yet, both posthumously and within her lifetime, she instead became known as a bitter, cantankerous and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Gulag Archipelago

    '[The Gulag Archipelago] helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday TelegraphWITH A NEW FOREWORD BY JORDAN B. PETERSONA vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD