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  • How Civil Wars Start

    And How to Stop Them

    'When one of the world's leading scholars of civil war tells us that a country is on the brink of violent conflict, we should pay attention. This is an important book' Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, authors of How Democracies DieCivil wars are the biggest danger to world peace today - this book shows us why they happen, and how to avoid them.Most of us don't know it, but we are living in the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • How Democracies Die

    The International Bestseller: What History Reveals About Our Future

    'The most important book of the Trump era' The EconomistHow does a democracy die?What can we do to save our own?What lessons does history teach us?In the 21st century democracy is threatened like never before.Drawing insightful lessons from across history - from Pinochet's murderous Chilean regime to Erdogan's quiet dismantling in Turkey - Levitsky and Ziblatt explain why democracies fail, how ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Millennium

    The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom

    by Tom Holland ...
    Of all the civilisations existing in the year 1000, that of Western Europe seemed the unlikeliest candidate for future greatness. Compared to the glittering empires of Byzantium or Islam, the splintered kingdoms on the edge of the Atlantic appeared impoverished, fearful and backward. But the anarchy of these years proved to be, not the portents of the end of the world, as many Christians had ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Art of Time Travel

    Historians and Their Craft

    by Tom Griffiths ...
    No matter how practised we are at history, it always humbles us. No matter how often we visit the past, it always surprises us. The art of time travel is to maintain critical poise and grace in this dizzy space.In this landmark book, eminent historian and award-winning author Tom Griffiths explores the craft of discipline and imagination that is history.Through portraits of fourteen historians, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The English and their History

    by Robert Tombs ...
    'Masterful, an enormously readable narrative of the English people from the Anglo-Saxons to the present' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times, Books of the YearIn The English and their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 69 Moment of Truth

    History and Australia’s Future

    by Mark McKenna ...
    series Quarterly Essay #69
    Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if its citizens and politicians can come to new terms with the past.In this inspiring essay, Mark McKenna considers the role of history in making and unmaking the nation. From Captain Cook to the frontier wars, from Australia Day to the Uluru Statement, we are seeing fresh debates and recognitions. McKenna argues that it is time to move ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Virtual History

    Alternatives and Counterfactuals

    What if Britain had stayed out of the First World War? What if Germany had won the Second? How would England look if there had been no Cromwell? What would the world be like if Communism had never collapsed? And what if John F. Kennedy had lived?In this acclaimed book, leading historians from Andrew Roberts to Michael Burleigh explore what might have been if nine of the most decisive moments in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against The United States

    'A book with a ferocious pace and more black humour than one could imagine'– Evening Standard**As heard on BBC Radio 4 The World Tonight**America lost 1.4 million citizens in the North Korean attacks of 2020. This is the final, authorised report of the US government commission investigating the catastrophe.‘The skies over the Korean Peninsula on March 21, 2020, were clear and blue . . .’ So begins ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • How to be a Tudor

    A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life

    by Ruth Goodman ...
    TRAVEL BACK IN TIME WITH THE BBC'S RUTH GOODMANWe know all about the dramas that played out in the Tudor court - most notably those of Henry VIII - but what was life really like for a commoner like you or me?To answer this question, the renowned "method historian" Ruth Goodman has slept, washed and cooked as the Tudors did - so you don't have to!She is your expert guide to this fascinating era, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Night Lives On: The Untold Stories and Secrets Behind the Sinking of the "Unsinkable" Ship—Titanic

    The Untold Stories and Secrets Behind the Sinking of the "Unsinkable" Ship—Titanic

    by Walter Lord ...
    series The Titanic Chronicles #2
    Three decades after his landmark work A Night to Remember, Walter Lord revisits the TitanicYears after A Night to Remember stoked the fires of public interest in the doomed RMS Titanic, the clamor for details about April 14, 1912, has not abated. As die-hard professional and amateur historians—“rivet counters,” they are called—puzzle over minute details of the ship’s last hours, a wealth of facts ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A House in the Mountains

    The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism

    series The Resistance Quartet
    'Moorehead paints a wonderfully vivid and moving portrait of the women of the Italian Resistance' MAX HASTINGS, SUNDAY TIMESThe extraordinary story of the courageous women who spearheaded the Italian Resistance during the Second World WarIn the late summer of 1943, in the midst of German occupation, the Italian Resistance was born.Ada, Frida, Silvia and Bianca were four young women who signed up. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The End of History and the Last Man

    A LANDMARK WORK OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. A GLOBAL BESTSELLER. STILL AS RELEVANT TODAY.With the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 the threat of the Cold War which had dominated the second half of the twentieth century vanished. And with it the West looked to the future with optimism but renewed uncertainty.The End of History and the Last Man was the first book to offer a picture of what the new century ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters

    by Adam Nicolson ...
    Longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (now the Bailie Gifford)‘A thrilling and complex book, enlarges our view of Homer … There’s something that hits the mark on every page’ Claire Tomalin, Books of the Year, New StatesmanLonglisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-FictionIn this passionate and deeply personal book, Adam Nicolson sets out to explain why these great ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Contested Will

    Who Wrote Shakespeare ?

    by James Shapiro ...
    For two hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, no one thought to argue that somebody else had written his plays. Since then dozens of rival candidates - including The Earl of Oxford, Sir Francis Bacon and Christopher Marlowe - have been proposed as their true author. Contested Will unravels the mystery of when and why so many people began to question whether Shakespeare wrote the plays ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Forgotten Voices of The Holocaust

    A new history in the words of the men and women who survived

    by Lyn Smith ...
    Following the success of Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Lyn Smith visits the oral accounts preserved in the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, to reveal the sheer complexity and horror of one of human history's darkest hours.The great majority of Holocaust survivors suffered considerable physical and psychological wounds, yet even in this dark time of human history, tales of faith, love and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • What is History?

    by E. H. Carr ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    'Not only one of our most distinguished historians but also one of the most valuable contributors to historical theory' SpectatorIn formulating an answer to the question of 'What is History', Carr argues that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have chosen to focus on. All historical facts come to us as a result of interpretive choices by historians influenced by the standards ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Frontiers of Knowledge

    What We Know About Science, History and The Mind

    'Grayling brings satisfying order to daunting subjects' Steven Pinker_________________________In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5 per cent of the universe; pre-history is still ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Art of More

    how mathematics created civilisation

    Bestselling science writer Michael Brooks takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of civilisation, as he explains why maths is fundamental to our understanding of the world.1, 2, 3 … ? The human brain isn’t wired for maths; beyond the number 3, it just sees ‘more’. So why bother learning it at all?You might remember studying geometry, calculus, and algebra at school, but you probably ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Fatal Colours

    Towton, 1461 - England's Most Brutal Battle

    A gripping account of the Wars of the Roses battle of Towton - the most brutal day in English history.'Vivid, humane and superbly researched' David Starkey'The story has never been told so well or so excitingly' Desmond SewardThe Battle of Towton in 1461 was unique in its ferocity and brutality, as the armies of two kings of England engaged with murderous weaponry and in appalling conditions to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • On Politics

    by Alan Ryan ...
    This is a book about the answers that historians, philosophers, theologians, practising politicians and would-be revolutionaries have given to one question:how should human beings best govern themselves? That question raises innumerable others: can we manage our own affairs at all? Should we even try? Many people in the past have thought that only some individuals were either able or entitled to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Natural Experiments of History

    by Jared Diamond ...
    In eight case studies by leading scholars in history, archaeology, business, economics, geography, and political science, the authors showcase the “natural experiment” or “comparative method”—well-known in any science concerned with the past—on the discipline of human history. That means, according to the editors, “comparing, preferably quantitatively and aided by statistical analyses, different ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Lost Voices from the Titanic

    The Definitive Oral History

    by Nick Barratt ...
    Starting from its original conception and design by the owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through construction at Harland and Wolff's shipyards in Belfast, Nick Barratt explores the pre-history of the Titanic. He examines the aspirations of the owners, the realities of construction and the anticipation of the first sea-tests, revealing that the seeds of disaster were sown by the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The houses of history

    A critical reader in history and theory, second edition

    The houses of history is a clear, jargon-free introduction to the major theoretical approaches employed by historians. This innovative critical reader provides accessible introductions to fourteen schools of thought, from the empiricist to the postcolonial, including chapters on Marxist history, Freud and psychohistory, the Annales, historical sociology, narrative, gender, public history and the ... Read more

    $32.33 AUD

  • His Life Worth Living

    by Pat Ritter ...
    series Memoirs #3
    Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.≈ Napoleon Hill ≈Courage, determination, independence are some of the words to describe George Burtenshaw. His passing, aged one hundred and two years and a half truly showed inspiration with such self-determination, willpower and a ‘what he wanted attitude’ combined with a deep love for his huge family.Born in 1911 at ... Read more

    $5.15 AUD