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  • The Railway Man

    by Eric Lomax ...
    During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio.Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, Patti Lomax, and of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, he came terms with what happened. Fifty ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Kokoda

    75th Anniversary Edition

    Peter FitzSimons' masterful and gripping account of Australia's legendary Kokoda triumph - our most important battle.Acclaimed bestselling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians: Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened - and just what our troops achieved.'for Australians, the battles in Papua New ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Book Of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho) (Mobi Classics)

    The Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho) is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. It is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • 44 Days

    75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia

    'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically told, 44 DAYS is more than just a fitting tribute to brave but overlooked heroes. It's also a top read.' DAILY TELEGRAPHIn March and April 1942, RAAF 75 Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for 44 days when Australia truly stood alone against the Japanese. This group of raw young recruits scrambled ceaselessly in their Kittyhawk fighters to an ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Bulldog Track

    A grandson's story of an ordinary man's war and survival on the other Kokoda trail

    by Peter Phelps ...
    This is the story of Tom Phelps and the 'other Kokoda Track'. Seventy-five years later, Tom's grandson, award-winning actor and writer Peter Phelps, is sharing this inspiring tale of resilience and survival.March 1942: The world is at war. Too old to fight and with jobs scarce at home, Tom Phelps found work as a carpenter in the goldfields of the New Guinea Highlands. No one expected the Japanese ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Men Who Came Out of the Ground

    A gripping account of Australia's first commando campaign

    by Paul Cleary ...
    'This account . . . is breathtaking in its scope and riveting in its research' - Sydney Morning HeraldThe gripping story of a small force of Australian Special Forces commandos that launched relentless hit and run raids on far superior Japanese forces in East Timor for most of 1942.These Australians were the men of the 2/2nd Australian Independent Company - a special commando unit. Initially ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Cat and The City

    'Vibrant and accomplished' David Mitchell

    by Nick Bradley ...
    A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick'Ingenious ... touching, surprising and sometimes heartbreaking.' Guardian'If you're itching to read a new novel by David Mitchell ... try this.' The Times_______________In Tokyo - one of the world's largest megacities - a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate li... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944–45

    by Max Hastings ...
    A companion volume to his bestselling ‘Armageddon’, Max Hastings’ account of the battle for Japan is a masterful military history.Featuring the most remarkable cast of commanders the world has ever seen, the dramatic battle for Japan of 1944–45 was acted out across the vast stage of Asia: Imphal and Kohima, Leyte Gulf and Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Soviet assault on Manchuria.In this gripping ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Fall of Japan

    The Final Weeks of World War II in the Pacific

    New York Times Bestseller: A “virtually faultless” account of the last weeks of WWII in the Pacific from both Japanese and American perspectives (The New York Times Book Review).By midsummer 1945, Japan had long since lost the war in the Pacific. The people were not told the truth, and neither was the emperor. Japanese generals, admirals, and statesmen knew, but only a handful of leaders were ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Hiroshima Nagasaki

    by Paul Ham ...
    With the world today on the brink of nuclear war- and Japan again in the nuclear firing line - award-winning author Paul Hamdescribes what happened last time an atomic bomb fell on two cities.The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly, mostly women, children and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries later, or ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • War in The Pacific (True Combat)

    by Al Cimino ...
    A huge column of blood red smoke rose a thousand feet as the battleship USS Arizona blew up. The USS Oklahoma capsized. The California, Nevada and West Virginia were all sunk at their moorings. 181 Japanese warplanes had attacked the US Pacific Fleet as it lay at anchor in Pearl Harbor. There had been no formal declaration, but the United States of America was now at war...Read about the Japanese ... Read more

    $1.74 AUD

  • Japan: A History

    Kyoto - founded in the year 794 and capital of Japan for fully half that nation's recorded history - sits firmly in the center of Lucas Peyton Thomas's compelling, vivid history of Japan. Here, in vibrant detail, are the stories of the rise and fall of Japan's aristocracy, of the days of the shoguns and samurai, of life in its palaces and moated castles, of a country that once sought to rule China ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Japan: A History

    Here is the story of Japan - from the mythological explanations of its birth to the rise of feudal overlords, from its isolationist policies to its emergence as a major world power, from Pearl Harbor to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II. Award-winning journalist Noel Fairchild Busch brings the country and its people vividly to life, revealing the beautiful and unusual customs, ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Changi Brownlow

    by Roland Perry ...
    This is the moving, powerful and surprising story of a group of Australian POWs who organise an Australian Rules Football competition under the worst conditions imaginable - inside Changi prison.After Singapore falls to the Japanese early in 1942, 70 000 prisoners including 15 000 Australians, are held as POWs at the notorious Changi prison, Singapore. To amuse themselves and fellow inmates, a ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Ambon

    The truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit

    by Roger Maynard ...
    Survival, heroism, courage and mateship in Ambon - a place of nightmares.In February, 1942, Ambon, an Indonesian island north of Darwin, fell to the Japanese army and the Allied forces defending it were captured. Over a thousand of these soldiers were Australian. By the end of the war, just one-third of them had survived and Ambon became a place of nightmares, one of the most notorious of all POW ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Musashi

    An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era

    Translated by Charles Terry ...
    The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman.Miyamoto Musashi was the child of an era when Japan was emerging from decades of civil strife. Lured to the great Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 by the hope of becoming a samurai—without really knowing what it meant—he regains consciousness after the battle to find himself lying defeated, dazed and wounded among thousands ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

  • The Rape Of Nanking

    The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II

    by Iris Chang ...
    The New York Times bestselling account of one of history's most brutal -- and forgotten -- massacres, when the Japanese army destroyed China's capital city on the eve of World War IIIn December 1937, one of the most horrific atrocities in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (what was then the capital of China), and within weeks, ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Ghosts of the Tsunami

    Death and Life in Japan

    ‘A remarkable and deeply moving book’ Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No Harm‘A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction’ Times Literary SupplementOn 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Inferno: The Fall of Japan 1945

    Inferno is the compelling story of the U.S. atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the ensuing death and destruction that led to the end of World War II. The events that culminated in the fall of Japan - which forever changed the course of diplomacy, geopolitics, and warfare in the twentieth century - are vividly recreated through dramatic first-hand accounts of the major participants ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • Hiroshima

    by John Hersey ...
    “One of the great classics of the war" (The New Republic) that tells what happened in Hiroshima through the memories of survivors—from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Bushido, The Soul Of Japan (Mobi Classics)

    by Inazo Nitobe ...
    Bushido: The Soul of Japan written by Inazo Nitobe is, along with the classic text Hagakure by Tsunetomo Yamamoto, a study of the way of the samurai. A best-seller in its day, it was read by many influential foreigners, among them President Theodore Roosevelt, President John F. Kennedy and Robert Baden-Powell. It may well have shaped Baden-Powell's ideas on the Boy Scout movement he founded. ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Prisoner of the Samurai

    Surviving the Sinking of the USS Houston and the Death Railway

    During World War II, Lt. Rosalie Hamric was an R.N., serving as Charge Nurse in the Psychiatric Ward of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Hospital. At the end of the war, a group of liberated prisoners of war from Southeast Asia, survivors of the sinking of the USS Houston in 1942, was sent to the ward for treatment. Many were encouraged to write down their experiences as part of their therapy. One, James ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques

    A Contemporary Guide to the Ancient Investment Techniques of the Far East, Second Edition

    by Steve Nison ...
    A form of technical analysis, Japanese candlestick charts are a versatile tool that can be fused with any other technical tool, and will help improve any technician's market analysis. They can be used for speculation and hedging, for futures, equities or anywhere technical analysis is applied. Seasoned technicians will discover how joining Japanese candlesticks with other technical tools can ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Tokyo Vice

    a Western reporter on the police beat in Japan

    Now a hit HBO Max TV series starring Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe & Rachel KellerFrom the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, here is a unique, firsthand, revelatory look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up.At the age of 19, Jake Adelstein went to Japan in search of peace and tranquillity. What he got was a life of crime … ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD