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  • They Shall Not Have Me

    The Capture, Forced Labor, and Escape of a French Prisoner in World War II

    The French painter Jean Hélion’s unique and deeply moving account of his experiences in Nazi prisoner-of-war camps prefigures the even darker stories that would emerge from the concentration camps. This serious adventure tale begins with Hélion’s infantry platoon fleeing from the German army and warplanes as they advanced through France in the early days of the war. The soldiers chant as they ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Erasing Palestine

    Free Speech and Palestinian Freedom

    The widespread adoption of the IHRA definition of anti-semitism and the internalisation of its norms has set in motion a simplistic definitional logic for dealing with social problems that has impoverished discussions of racism and prejudice more generally, across Britain and beyond. It has encouraged a focus on words over substance.Erasing Palestine tells the story of how this has happened, with ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • A Bitter Remedy

    A totally compelling historical mystery

    by Alis Hawkins ...
    Book 1 - The Oxford Mysteries
    Amongst the scholars, secrets and soporifics of Victorian Oxford, the truth can be a bitter pill to swallow…Jesus College, Oxford, 1881. An undergraduate is found dead at his lodgings and the medical examination reveals some shocking findings. When the young man’s guardian blames the college for his death and threatens a scandal, Basil Rice, a Jesus College fellow with a secret to hide, is forced ... Read more

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  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

    by Ilan Pappe ...
    The book that is providing a storm of controversy, from ‘Israel’s bravest historian’ (John Pilger)Renowned Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking work on the formation of the State of Israel.'Along with the late Edward Said, Ilan Pappe is the most eloquent writer of Palestinian history.' NEW STATESMANBetween 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain

    The immersive and brilliant historical guide to Regency Britain

    by Ian Mortimer ...
    series Ian Mortimer’s Time Traveller’s Guides
    'Excellent... Mortimer's erudition is formidable' The TimesA time of exuberance, thrills, frills and unchecked bad behaviour...Ian Mortimer turns to what is arguably the most-loved period in British history - the Regency, or Georgian England.This is the age of Jane Austen and the Romantic poets; the paintings of John Constable and the gardens of Humphry Repton; Britain's military triumphs at ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Love and Marriage at Harpers

    A heartwarming saga from bestseller Rosie Clarke

    by Rosie Clarke ...
    Book 2 - Welcome To Harpers Emporium
    From the bestselling author of The Shop Girls of Harpers and The Mulberry Lane Series. Oxford St, London, 1913.The shop girls of Harpers Emporium on Oxford Street are happy in their work and their lives are moving on at quite a pace.United by the suffragette cause and now living under one roof, some will find love and marriage whilst others experience heartache and tears.Harpers is the bond that ... Read more

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  • Real Irish New York

    A Rogue's Gallery of Fenians, Tough Women, Holy Men, Blasphemers, Jesters, and a Gang of Other Colorful Characters

    by Dermot McEvoy ...
    As they entered their six hundredth year of British occupation, the Irish looked to America. By the 1840s, America was the oasis that the Irish sought during a decade of both famine and revolution, and New York City was the main destination. The city would never be the same.Refugees of the famine found leadership in Archbishop “Dagger” John Hughes, who built an Irish-Catholic infrastructure of ... Read more

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  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    'Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian

    **THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?The world-renowned historian and intellectual ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine

    ‘A HUGELY IMPORTANT BOOK … ELEGANTLY WRITTEN AND PERSUASIVELY ARGUED’ DAILY TELEGRAPH, FIVE-STAR REVIEWTwo leading authorities – a bestselling historian and the outstanding battlefield commander and strategist of our time – collaborate on a landmark examination of war since 1945.Conflict is both a sweeping history of the evolution of warfare up to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and a penetrating ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Children of the Night

    The Strange and Epic Story of Modern Romania

    by Paul Kenyon ...
    A vivid, brilliant, darkly humorous and horrifying history of some of the strangest dictators that Europe has ever seen.'A witty and page-turning narrative full of grotesque characters' Misha Glenny'Will leave you astonished, exhausted and curious... An unapologetic page turner' Spectator'Essential reading for anyone interested in Romania past and present' John Simpson'An engaging introduction to ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Beyond Endurance

    An Epic of Whitehall and the South Atlantic Conflict

    by Nick Barker ...
    An Epic of Whitehall and the South Atlantic Conflict. This is the story of HMS Endurance before, during and after the Falklands conflict. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Inglorious Empire

    what the British did to India

    Inglorious Empire tells the real story of the British in India — from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj — and reveals how Britain’s rise was built upon its plunder of India.In the eighteenth century, India’s share of the world economy was as large as Europe’s. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the ... Read more

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  • The White Spider

    A classic of mountaineering literature, this is the story of the harrowing first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, the most legendary and terrifying climb in history.Heinrich Harrer, author of ‘Seven Years in Tibet’ and one of the twentieth century’s greatest mountaineers, was part of the team that finally conquered the Eiger’s fearsome North Face in 1938. It was a landmark expedition that ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Whispers in the Tall Grass

    Back Behind Enemy Lines with Macv–Sog

    “[A****n] exceptionally raw look at the Vietnam War . . . an excellent tribute to the generation that fought, laughed, and died in Southeast Asia.” —New York Journal of BooksThis is the second volume of a Green Beret’s riveting memoir of his time serving in Recon Teams Habu and Crusader, CNN, part of Military Assistance Command, Vietnam—Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG).Picking up where We ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Thief's Justice

    A completely gripping historical mystery

    Book 2 - A Company of Rogues
    London, 1716. Revenge is a dish best served ice-cold…’An immersive, action-packed thriller with intrigue in the air and threats around every corner’ The Herald’Great fun ... the language is colourful and the action never stops’ Laura Shepherd-RobinsonThe city is caught in the vice-like grip of a savage winter. Even the Thames has frozen over. But for Jonas Flynt – thief, gambler, killer – the ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Normal Women: 900 Years of Making History

    A NEW STATESMEN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023‘A lasting work of social history’ THE TIMES‘A genuinely new history of our nation’ DAN JONES‘This celebration of women is a triumph of popular history’ SPECTATORFROM THE MULTI-MILLION BESTSELLING HISTORICAL NOVELIST COMES THE CULMINATION OF HER LIFE’S WORKDid you know that there are more penises ... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The King's Speech

    Based on the Recently Discovered Diaries of Lionel Logue

    Lionel Logue was a self-taught and almost unknown Australian speech therapist. Yet it was this outgoing, amiable man who almost single-handedly turned the nervous, tongue-tied Duke of York into one of Britain's greatest kings after his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936 over his love for Mrs Simpson.The King's Speech is the previously untold story of the remarkable relationship between Logue ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Three Days at the Brink

    FDR's Daring Gamble to Win World War II

    series Three Days Series
    The Instant New York Times Bestseller"I could not put this extraordinary book down. Three Days at the Brink is a masterpiece: elegantly written, brilliantly conceived, and impeccably researched. This book not only sparkles but is destined to be a classic!” —Jay Winik, bestselling authorFrom the #1 bestselling author and award-winning anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier, comes the gripping ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Spencer Family

    From the bestselling author Charles Spencer, a brilliant insider’s history of the Spencer family.Travelling centuries through the Spencers’ family and their wide-ranging roles in Britain’s history, Charles moves from the sheep-farmers of the sixteenth century through the Civil War to the 19th century when the third Earl was one of the architects of the 1832 Reform Bill, and up to recent years and ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Fashion in the 1940s

    Book 784 - Shire Library
    This book reveals the impact of wartime and austerity on British fashion and tells the story of how a spirit of patriotism and make-do-and-mend unleashed a wave of new creativity among women who were starved of high fashion by shortages and rationing. Many home dressmakers copied the high-end looks, and women involved in war work created a whole new aesthetic of less formal street wear. Fashion in ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Schindler's Ark

    The Booker Prize winning novel filmed as ‘Schindler's List'

    ***Winner of the Booker Prize***'ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST WRITERS' Spectator'Extraordinary' Graham Greene'Powerful' The Times'Marvellous' Sunday TimesThe acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, adapted into the award-winning film Schindler's ListIn the shadow of Auschwitz, as thousands faced... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Taking of K-129

    The Most Daring Covert Operation in History

    by Josh Dean ...
    In late February, 1968, a Russian submarine, holding a battery of three ballistic missiles with enough nuclear material to create an explosion 50 times greater than Hiroshima, disappeared in the Pacific Ocean. The Soviet Navy used ships, subs and planes in an enormous search of open ocean, in stormy seas, where the depth ranged up to 18,000 feet. But they were looking in the wrong place. The US ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Cold War

    In 1950, when Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh and Kim Il-Sung met in Moscow to discuss the future, they had reason to feel optimistic. International Communism seemed everywhere on the offensive: all of Eastern Europe was securely in the Soviet camp; America's monopoly on nuclear weapons was a thing of the past; and Mao's forces had assumed control over the world's most populous country. The ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day

    The Allied Invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe

    by Wayne Vansant ...
    The acclaimed author and illustrator presents a full-color, vividly detailed graphic history of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France.The invasion of Europe was the most anticipated event of WWII. Yet careful planning insured that the Nazis were taken by surprise when Allied forces landed in Normandy. The success of Operation Overlord was the beginning of the end for Hitler’s mad ambitions ... Read more

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