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  • Parade

    by Shuichi Yoshida

    Four twenty-somethings share an apartment in Tokyo. In Parade each tells their story: their lives, their hopes and fears, their loves, their secrets.Kotomi waits by the phone for a boyfriend who never calls. Ryosuke wants someone that he can’t have. Mirai spends her days drawing and her nights hanging out in gay bars. Naoki works for a film company, and everyone treats him like an elder brother. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • 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

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

    by Miyamoto Musashi

    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

    $1.52 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

  • 44 Days

    75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia

    by Michael Veitch

    '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

  • 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

    $16.99 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

    $1.79 AUD

  • The Fall of Japan

    The Final Weeks of World War II in the Pacific

    by William Craig

    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

  • Japan: A History

    by Noel Fairchild Busch

    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

    $15.34 AUD

  • 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

  • The Last Manchu

    The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China

    by Henry Pu Yi and 1 more

    In 1908 at the age of two, Henry Pu Yi ascended to become the last emperor of the centuries-old Manchu dynasty. After revolutionaries forced Pu Yi to abdicate in 1911, the young emperor lived for thirteen years in Peking’s Forbidden City, but with none of the power his birth afforded him. The remainder of Pu Yi’s life was lived out in a topsy-turvy fashion: fleeing from a Chinese warlord, becoming ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Inferno: The Fall of Japan 1945

    by Ronald Henkoff

    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

    $15.34 AUD

  • Musashi

    An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era

    by Eiji Yoshikawa and 1 more

    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 ... Read more

    $25.84 AUD

  • Japan: A History

    by Lucas Peyton Thomas

    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

    $15.34 AUD

  • Ghosts of the Tsunami

    Death and Life in Japan

    by Richard Lloyd Parry

    ‘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

  • 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

    $1.52 AUD

  • Prisoner of the Samurai

    Surviving the Sinking of the USS Houston and the Death Railway

    by James Gee and 2 more

    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

    $18.03 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

    $27.99 AUD

  • Tokyo Vice

    a Western reporter on the police beat in Japan

    by Jake Adelstein

    From 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 … crime reporting, that is, at the prestigious Yomiuri Shimbun. For twelve years ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The Tale of Genji

    by Murasaki Shikibu

    The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari) is a classic work of Japanese literature concerning life in the Imperial Household by the Japanese noblewoman and Lady Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period. Murasaki Shikibu  (circa 973 – 1014 or 1025) was a Japanese novelist, poet and Lady-in-Waiting at the Imperial court during the Heian period. She is ... Read more

    $3.59 AUD

  • Japan Runs Wild, 1942–1943

    by Peter Harmsen

    series War in the Far East #2
    The author of Storm Clouds Over the Pacific, 1931–1941 chronicles Japan’s dramatic reversal of fortune as Allied forces gained advantage during WWII.In early 1942, the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy were advancing on all fronts, humiliating Allied forces throughout the Pacific. In a matter of months, Japan had conquered an area larger than Hitler’s empire at its apex. Hawaiians and Australians ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Rag Tag Fleet

    The unknown story of the Australian men and boats that helped win the war in the Pacific

    by Ian W. Shaw

    The unknown story of how a fleet of Australian fishing boats, trawlers and schooners supplied US and Australian forces in the Pacific - and helped turn the course of World War II.Mid-1942: from China to New Guinea, the Pacific belonged to the Japanese. In this desperate situation, a fleet of hundreds of Australian small ships is assembled, sailing under the American flag, and crewed by over 3000 ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD