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  • The Great Siege, Malta 1565

    Clash of Cultures: Christian Knights Defend Western Civilization Against the Moslem Tide

    The indispensable account of the Ottoman Empire’s Siege of Malta from the author of Hannibal and Gibraltar.In the first half of the sixteenth century, the Ottoman Empire was thought to be invincible. Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman sultan, had expanded his empire from western Asia to southeastern Europe and North Africa. To secure control of the Mediterranean between these territories and ... Read more

    $22.87 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • The Devil's Hand

    James Reece 4

    by Jack Carr ...
    series Terminal List
    NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHORThe fourth thriller in the “so powerful, so pulse-pounding, so well-written” (Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Terminal List series follows former Navy SEAL James Reece as he is entrusted with a top-secret CIA mission of retribution twenty years in the making.It’s been twenty years since 9/11. Two decades since the United States was ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Ghost Empire

    'A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, invasion and decay that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvellous book.' - Simon WinchesterIn 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire - centred around the legendary Constantinople - we are swept into some of ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ultimatum

    The explosive thriller from the No. 1 bestseller

    by Frank Gardner ...
    ‘It grips like a python from the first page, squeezing the breath out of the reader’ DAILY MAIL‘Outstanding’ SUNDAY TIMES‘Breathless action’ THE TIMESHidden from prying Western satellites, Iranian scientists are at work on a banned device . . .They are acting on the orders of a renegade cell within Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, whose objective is to transform t... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Apeirogon

    Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize

    by Colum McCann ...
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERLONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE DUBLIN LITERARY AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIX FEMINA AND THE PRIX MEDICISSHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSBORO BOOKS GLASS BELL AWARDWINNER OF THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRES ETRANGERWINNER OF THE 2020 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDSCHOSEN AS A BOOK OF 2020 BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERV... ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Mark Kurlansky - Salt_ A World History -Walker & Company

    Salt

    An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A ... Read more

    $8.02 AUD

  • Waste Siege

    The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine

    series Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures
    Waste Siege offers an analysis unusual in the study of Palestine: it depicts the environmental, infrastructural, and aesthetic context in which Palestinians are obliged to forge their lives. To speak of waste siege is to describe a series of conditions, from smelling wastes to negotiating military infrastructures, from biopolitical forms of colonial rule to experiences of governmental abandonment, ... Read more

    $35.74 AUD

  • Israel

    A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth

    by Noa Tishby ...
    A “fascinating and very moving” (Aaron Sorkin, award-winning screenwriter of The West Wing and The Social Network**)** chronological timeline spanning from Biblical times to today that explores one of the most interesting countries in the world—Israel.Israel. The small strip of arid land is 5,700 miles away but remains a hot-button issue and a thor... ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • A Very Stable Genius

    Donald J. Trump's Testing of America

    THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER* UPDATED WITH NEW REPORTING *'It's all here in this stunning first draft of the history of the presidency of Donald Trump' Sydney Morning Herald'An icy, Iago-like glimpse of the emotional and moral nullity that may be the source of Trump's power' Observer'A damning, well-reported, well-sourced and clearly written haymaker' Sunday Times<... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • City of Oranges

    by Adam LeBor ...
    The ancient port of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, was once known as the 'Bride of Palestine'. It was one of the great cosmopolitan cities of the Mediterranean. Once the centre of Palestinian modernity, Jaffa was the country's cultural and political capital.There Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived, worked, and celebrated together. It was commonplace for the Arabs of Jaffa to attend a wedding at the ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • God's War

    A New History of the Crusades

    'Wonderfully written and characteristically brilliant' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads'Elegant, readable ... an impressive synthesis ... Not many historians could have done it' - Jonathan Sumption, Spectator'Tyerman's book is fascinating not just for what it has to tell us about the Crusades, but for the mirror it holds up to today's religious extremism' - Tom Holland, SpectatorT... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Balcony Over Jerusalem

    A Middle East Memoir

    by John Lyons ...
    A gripping memoir of life in Jerusalem from one of Australia's most experienced Middle East correspondents.Leading Australian journalist John Lyons will take readers on a fascinating personal journey through the wonders and dangers of the Middle East. From the sheer excitement of arriving in Jerusalem with his wife and eight-year-old son, to the fall of dictators and his gripping account of what ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Australian Light Horse

    The magnificent Australian force and its decisive victories in Arabia in World War I

    by Roland Perry ...
    series Hachette Military Collection #2
    First raised during the Boer War, the Light Horse attracted many from the outback - men who knew how to survive and fight in hot and dry country, and who had a special bond with their horses.Battle-hardened at Gallipoli, by the time the men arrived in Palestine they were more than ready to play their critical role in Colonel Lawrence's defeat of the Turks (in the face of the British High Command's ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Jerusalem

    The Biography

    The epic story of Jerusalem told through the lives of the men and women who created, ruled and inhabited it.Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

    the classic true story from an SAS hero

    by Andy McNab ...
    In January 1991, eight members of the SAS regiment embarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they were to sever the underground communication link between Baghdad and north-west Iraq, and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO.Each man laden with 15 stone of equipment, they ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Lemon Tree

    An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East

    by Sandy Tolan ...
    A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST“Extraordinary … A sweeping history of the Palestinian-Israeli conundrum … Highly readable and evocative.” – The Washington PostThe tale of a simple act of faith between two young people, one Israeli and one Palestinian, that symbolizes the hope for peace in the Middle East – with an updated afterword by the author.In 1967, Bashir Khairi, a twenty-five ... Read more

    $22.87 AUD $19.68 AUD

  • Out of Istanbul

    A Journey of Discovery along the Silk Road

    Translated by Dan Golembeski ...
    Acclaimed journalist Bernard Ollivier begins his epic journey on foot across the Silk Road.Upon retirement at the age of sixty-two, and grieving his deceased wife, renowned journalist Bernard Ollivier felt a sense of profound emptiness: What do I do now? While some see retirement as a chance to cash in their chips and settle into a comfy armchair, Ollivier still longed for more. Searching for ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • The Richest Man in Babylon

    Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth. Countless readers have been helped by the famous “Babylonian parables,” hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as that found ... Read more

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  • The Normans

    From Raiders to Kings

    There is much more to the Norman story than the Battle of Hastings. These descendants of the Vikings who settled in France, England, and Italy - but were not strictly French, English, or Italian - played a large role in creating the modern world. They were the success story of the Middle Ages; a footloose band of individual adventurers who transformed the face of medieval Europe. During the course ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Museum of Innocence

    by Orhan Pamuk ...
    Translated by Maureen Freely ...
    The Museum of Innocence - set in Istanbul between 1975 and today - tells the story of Kemal, the son of one of Istanbul's richest families, and of his obsessive love for a poor and distant relation, the beautiful Fusun, who is a shop-girl in a small boutique. In his romantic pursuit of Füsun over the next eight years, Kemal compulsively amasses a collection of objects that chronicles his lovelorn ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD

  • My Name Is Red

    by Orhan Pamuk ...
    Translated by Erdag M Goknar ...
    The Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and the Ottoman Empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. In Istanbul at a time of violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition. Even the illustrious circle of artists are not allowed to know for whom they are working. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • The One That Got Away

    The legendary true story of an SAS man alone behind enemy lines

    by Chris Ryan ...
    The SAS mission conducted behind Iraqi lines is one of the most famous stories of courage and survival in modern warfare. Of the eight members of the SAS regiment who set off, only one escaped capture. This is his story. Late on the evening of 24 January 1991 the patrol was compromised deep behind enemy lines in Iraq. A fierce fire-fight left the eight men miraculously unscathed, but they were ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Bookseller Of Kabul

    The International Bestseller - 'An intimate portrait of Afghani people quite unlike any other' SUNDAY TIMES

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'An intimate portrait of Afghani people quite unlike any other ... compelling' CHRISTINA LAMB, SUNDAY TIMESFor more than twenty years Sultan Khan, a bookseller in Kabul, defied the authorities - be they communist or Taliban - to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Istanbul

    by Orhan Pamuk ...
    Translated by Maureen Freely ...
    Istanbul is a shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2006, was born in Istanbul, in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy-or hüzün- that all ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD