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  • Moscow Nights

    The Van Cliburn Story-How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War

    by Nigel Cliff ...
    “A rousing, well-researched biography” of the Texan piano prodigy who crossed the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War (Kirkus, starred review).A National Book Critic’s Circle FinalistIn 1958, an unheralded young pianist named Van Cliburn traveled to Moscow to compete in the First International Tchaikovsky Competition. The Soviets had no intention of bestowing their coveted prize on an ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Churchill Girls

    The Story of Winston and Clementine's Daughters

    Bright, attractive and well-connected, in any other family the Churchill sisters – Diana, Sarah, Marigold and Mary – would have shone. But they were not in any other family, they were Churchills and neither they nor anyone else could ever forget it.From their father – 'the greatest Englishman' – to their brother, golden boy Randolph, to their eccentric and exciting cousins, the Mitford Girls, they ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD $2.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Princes in the Tower

    Solving History's Greatest Cold Case

    Philippa Langley took the world by storm when, against all the odds and a seven-year investigation, she discovered the grave of King Richard III (1452-1485) in a Leicester car park. A king finally laid to rest, the rediscovery and reburial of Richard III was watched by an estimated global audience of over 366 million.Now, Langley reveals the findings of a remarkable new research initiative: 'The ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Endgame

    by Omid Scobie ...
    The explosive new book from longtime royal journalist Omid Scobie and author of the international blockbuster Finding Freedom, Endgame a penetrating investigation into the current state of the British monarchy.An unpopular king, a power-hungry heir to the throne, a queen willing to go to great lengths to preserve her image, and a prince forced to start a new life after being betrayed by his own ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Diary of Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition)

    by Anne Frank ...
    Among the most powerful accounts of the Nazi occupation, "The Diary of Anne Frank" chronicles the life of Anne Frank, a thirteen-year old girl fleeing her home in Amsterdam to go into hiding. Anne reveals the relationships between eight people living under miserable conditions: facing hunger, threat of discovery and the worst horrors the modern world had seen. In these pages, she grows up to be a ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rhino War

    In 2012 retired South African general Johan Jooste was parachuted into the seemingly unwinnable war against rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park.With poaching spiralling out of control, Jooste was given the mandate to ‘go military’, to convert Kruger’s ranger corps into a para-military force capable of taking the fight to the poachers.Aged 60, white, and a veteran of 35 years' military ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Murder Squad

    How Australia's toughest cops hunted the monsters of the Great Depression

    by Michael Adams ...
    As Australia sank into the darkest days of the Great Depression, a succession of bloody mysteries grabbed headlines and gripped the country. The Hammer Horror, The Bungendore Bones, The Park Demon, The Human Glove and The Pyjama Girl - these were just some of the grisly cases that had to be solved by the Sydney detectives of The Murder Squad.With the people, press and politicians screaming for ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • We Share the Same Sky

    A Memoir of Memory & Migration

    In 2009, Rachael Cerrotti, a college student pursuing a career in photojournalism, asked her grandmother, Hana, if she could record her story. Rachael knew that her grandmother was a Holocaust survivor and the only one in her family alive at the end of the war. Rachael also knew that she survived because of the kindness of strangers. It wasn’t a secret. Hana spoke about her history publicly and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Abraham Lincoln

    Beautifully written, this unabridged edition has become one of the great classics of modern biography and has been read by millions. Lord Charnwood has given us the most complete interpretation of Lincoln as yet produced and he has presented it in such artistic form that it may well become a classic. Many contemporary historians consider this thorough and superbly crafted work the quintessential ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Winkle

    The Extraordinary Life of Britain’s Greatest Pilot

    by Paul Beaver ...
    Discover the daring life story and astonishing adventures of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - Britain's greatest-ever pilotSmall in stature but immense in reputation and talent, there was more to Eric 'Winkle' Brown than met the eye.From shooting down Luftwaffe bombers from the deck of a carrier in the Battle of the Atlantic and narrowly escaping death when his ship was torpedoed, to accumulating a ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph. [Illustrated Edition]

    Includes World War One In The Desert Illustration Pack— 115 photos/illustrations and 19 maps spanning the Desert campaigns 1914-1918SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM needs little introduction as a book; famous the world over, as the wartime memoirs of T.E. Lawrence or Lawrence of Arabia. Lawrence served as liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918, ... Read more

    $1.45 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Flinders

    The fascinating life, loves & great adventures of the man who put Australia on the map from the award winning author of BANJO, BANKS and HUDSON FYSH

    The extraordinary life, loves and voyages of the man who put Australia on the mapIn 1810, Matthew Flinders made his final voyage home to his beloved wife, Ann, his body ravaged by the deprivations of years of imprisonment by the French. Four years later, at the age of just 40, he would be dead - a premature, tragic end to one of the world's greatest maritime adventurers who circumnavigated and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • American Sniper

    The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster, Academy-Award nominated movie.“An amazingly detailed account of fighting in Iraq--a humanizing, brave story that’s extremely readable.” — PATRICIA CORNWELL, New York Times Book Review**"Jaw-dropping...Undeniably riveting." *—***RICHARD ROEPER, Chicago Sun-Time... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Politics On the Edge

    The instant #1 Sunday Times bestseller from the host of hit podcast The Rest Is Politics

    by Rory Stewart ...
    A searing insider's account of ten extraordinary years in Parliament from Rory Stewart, former Cabinet minister and co-presenter of breakout hit podcast The Rest Is Politics'The most exceptional political memoir I've ever read' ALAN JOHNSON'An instant classic' MARINA HYDE'At last a politician who can write' SEBASTIAN FAULKSThe Times Political Book of the Year and pick... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Chickenhawk

    by Robert Mason ...
    A stunning book about the right stuff in the wrong war.As a child, Robert Mason dreamed of levitating. As a young man, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the U.S. Army gave him his chance. They sent him to Vietnam where, between August 1965 and July 1966, he flew more than 1,000 assault missions. In Chickenhawk, Robert Mason gives us a devastating bird's eye-view of that war in all its horror, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Padre

    For almost two decades, Father Patrick Ryan evaded intelligence agencies across Europe. The subject of two unsuccessful extradition requests, he was, for a time, one of the most wanted men in Britain.In The Padre, award-winning investigative journalist Jennifer O’Leary exposes the paramilitary exploits of the notorious former Irish priest and active IRA supporter – revealing sensational details ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Spy and the Traitor

    The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

    by Ben Macintyre ...
    *The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller*'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARR****ÉA thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterwordOn a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Murder Most Royal

    The brand-new murder mystery from the author of THE WINDSOR KNOT

    by SJ Bennett ...
    THE ROYALLY BRILLIANT THIRD BOOK IN THE HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN INVESTIGATES MYSTERY SERIES - NOW AVAILABLE IN HARDBACK, EBOOK AND AUDIOBOOK.____________________December 2016 - A severed hand is found washed up on a beach next to the Queen's estate at Sandringham.Elizabeth has become quite accustomed to solving even the most complex of murders. And though she quickly identifies the 70-year-old ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • To Beersheba 1917

    With the Australian Light Horse

    by Ion Idriess ...
    To help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba on October 31 1917, this book offers nearly 100 unpublished photographs taken in the field by brothers Guy and Barney Hayden, of the 12th Light Horse. Both Lieutenants, the Haydons were at the forefront of the skirmish and the attack itself, and like all the Walers, their great horses Midnight and Polo ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ten Thousand Miles Without a Cloud

    by Sun Shuyun ...
    Ten Thousand Miles Without a Cloud is a beautifully written account of Sun Shuyun’s journey to retrace the steps of one of the most popular figures in Chinese history – the monk Xuanzang, who travelled to India searching for true Buddhism.Xuanzang should be known as one of the world's great heroes. His travels across Asia to bring true Buddhism back to China are legendary, and his own book ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Our Man in Mexico

    Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA

    This ebook edition contains a new preface "Winston Scott and the Events of November 1963" designed to inform the discussion and debate surrounding the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.Mexico City was the Casablanca of the Cold War-a hotbed of spies, revolutionaries, and assassins. The CIA's station there was the front line of the United States' fight against ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • The Whitlam Mob

    We were a motley mob, we sans-culottes of Canberra …In this vastly entertaining book, Mungo MacCallum captures the spirit of a nation-changing time. He portrays the Whitlam government’s key figures – from Gough and Margaret to Lionel Murphy, Bill Hayden and Jim Cairns – as well as “the other mob” in opposition – Billy McMahon, John Gorton, Malcolm Fraser and many more.The Whitlam Mob addresses ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • In Crocodile Land

    Wandering in Northern Australia

    by Ion Idriess ...
    In Crocodile Land is principally the story of travels by lugger through northern waters and into slimy creeks where the huge crocodiles abound. The author took part in many hunting expeditions and enlightens us on the various methods adopted for catching these fearsome creatures. The party had more than a little success, to the great glee of the blackfellows who accompanied them.We journey next ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Bright Shining Lie

    John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

    by Neil Sheehan ...
    Outspoken, professional and fearless, Lt. Col. John Paul Vann went to Vietnam in 1962, full of confidence in America's might and right to prevail. He was soon appalled by the South Vietnamese troops' unwillingness to fight, by their random slaughter of civilians and by the arrogance and corruption of the US military. He flouted his supervisors and leaked his sharply pessimistic - and, as it turned ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD