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  • The Anarchy

    The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

    THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019THE TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEARFINALIST FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 2020LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019A FINANCIAL TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY TELEGRAPH, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND TIMES BOOK OF ... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Franco-Prussian War

    series Routledge Classics
    In 1870 the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck ordered the Prussian Army to invade France, inciting one of the most dramatic conflicts in European history. It transformed not only the states-system of the European continent but the whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced an era ... Read more

    $38.99 AUD

  • A New Start for the Wrens

    A compelling and heartwarming WW2 saga

    by Vicki Beeby ...
    Book 1 - The Wrens
    Are these newly trained Wrens ready to protect Britain’s coastline?Following a humiliating experience involving the man she thought she’d marry, Iris Tredwick signs up to the Wrens in order to escape and find ‘the right sort’ of man to please her mother. After a bumpy start, Iris manages to befriend outspoken Mary and dreamer Sally as they are sent to their first posting – in Orkney.There she ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Batavia

    from the author of The Opera House, Ned Kelly and Mutiny on the Bounty

    Batavia is the greatest story in Australia�s history. The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs evil, the derring-do of sea-faring adventure, mutiny, ship-wreck, love, lust, blood-lust, petty fascist dictatorship, criminality, a reign of terror, murders most foul, sexual slavery, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Triumphant Warrior

    The Legend of the Navy's Most Daring Helicopter Pilot

    by Peter D. Shay ...
    The true story of Bronze Star recipient Allen Weseleskey and his high-risk rescue mission, carried out under heavy fire in Vietnam. Includes photos.When the going is fast and rough, I will not falter. I will be uncompromising in every blow I strike. I will be humble in victory. I am a United States Navy Flyer. —from “A Navy Flyer’s Creed”Barely a month after the start of the Tet Offensive in 1968, ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Churchill and the Admirals

    series Pen & Sword Military Classics
    Winston Churchill enjoyed two stints as First Lord of the Admiralty, at the start of the First World War and at the start of the Second. He retained close interest in naval matters, especially as the defeat of the U-boat menace was so vital in both wars to maintain the vital supplies so necessary for Britain's war efforts. Indeed, Churchill later said that this was the only thing that had ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Naval Policy Between the Wars, Volume II

    The Period of Reluctant Rearmament, 1930–1939

    First published in 1968 and 1976, the two volumes of this work still constitute the only authoritative study of the broad geo-political, economic and strategic factors behind the inter-war development of the Royal Navy and, to a great extent, that of its principal rival, the United States Navy. Roskill conceived the work as a peacetime equivalent of the official naval histories, filling the gap ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Danger's Hour

    The Story of the USS Bunker Hill and the Kamikaze Pilot Who Crippled Her

    In the closing months of World War II, Americans found themselves facing a new and terrifying weapon: kamikazes -- the first men to use airplanes as suicide weapons.By the beginning of 1945, American pilots were shooting down Japanese planes more than ten to one. The Japanese had so few metals left that the military had begun using wooden coins and clay pots for hand grenades. For the first time ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • How to Lose WWII

    Bad Mistakes of the Good War

    by Bill Fawcett ...
    series How to Lose Series
    How to Lose WWII is an engrossing, fact-filled collection from Bill Fawcett that sheds light on the biggest, and dumbest, screw-ups of the Great War. In the vein of his other phenomenal compendiums of amazing battlefield blunders, How to Lose a Battle and How to Lose a War, Fawcett focuses on some amazing catastrophic missteps of Axis and Allies alike. ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Flagship

    The Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan

    by Mike Carlton ...
    The cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on JapanIn 1924, the grand old battle cruiser HMAS Australia I was sunk off Sydney Heads. Once she had been the pride of the navy and the nation. She had saved Australia from an attack by a German squadron in the Pacific in World War I.But after the war she was obsolete, and a victim in the race to disarm after WWI. It was a day of national ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $14.99 AUD

  • One of Our Submarines

    by Edward Young ...
    series Pen & Sword Military Classics
    “[Young] immortalized his distinguished war service as a submariner in the bestselling autobiography, One of Our Submarines . . . [a] gripping memoir.”—The Guardian“In the very highest rank of books about the last war. Submarines are thrilling beasts, and Edward Young tells of four years’ adventures in them in a good stout book with excitement on every page. He writes beautifully, economically and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Hitler's U-Boat War

    The Hunters 1939-1942 (Volume 1)

    by Clay Blair ...
    A gripping account of the U-Boat war.Already acclaimed on publication in the United States, the U-Boat war is here chronicled with authority, fidelity, objectivity, and extraordinary detail. He also writes vivid and dramatic scenes of naval actions with startling new revelations and conclusions about all aspects of the Battle of the Atlantic. ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • No Banners, No Bugles

    The little-known WWII story of the salvage engineers whose daring and heroism helped the Allies win back North Africa, by the author of The Far Shore.By the time America joined World War II, Edward Ellsberg had already earned his place as one of the world’s great marine salvage engineers, and his bestselling accounts of raising doomed submarines and histories of classic diving operations had made ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sicily '43

    A Times Book of the Year

    by James Holland ...
    'James Holland is the best of the new generation of WW2 historians.' Sebastian Faulks'Holland's skill lies in bringing these warriors to life with vivid prose.' The TimesShortlisted for the 2021 British Army Military Book of the Year_________________________________________________This is the story of the biggest seaborne landing in history.Codenamed Operation HUSKY, the assault on Sicily on 10 ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • On the Deck or in the Drink

    A Naval Aviator's Story

    by Brian Allen ...
    Brian Allen first went to sea as a naval aviation officer cadet aboard HMS Indefatigable in 1952, bound for Gibraltar. In 1954 he was appointed to Lossiemouth for fighter training and flew the Vampire T22. In December 1955 Brian joined 737 Squadron where he was attached to the Anti-Submarine Training Course flying the Fairey Barracuda. On completion he was destined to fly the then new Fairey ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Captain James Cook

    by Rob Mundle ...
    A biography that puts you on the quarterdeck with history's greatest sailorCaptain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers in world history. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the eighteenth century, Cook unravelled the oldest mystery surrounding the existence of Terra Australis Incognita - the Great South Land. He became the first ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD $16.99 AUD

  • The First Fleet

    by Rob Mundle ...
    A biography of unprecedented expedition under sailThe role of the sailor through history should never be underestimated. Over centuries battles were won and new lands discovered and settled by their skills and nerve. Rob Mundle is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stories of an expedition under sail: the extraordinary eight-month, 17-000-nautical mile voyage of the First Fleet. With ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Under Full Sail

    by Rob Mundle ...
    How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation.More than one million Australians can trace their heritage to the migrant ships of the mid-to-late 19th century...The story of the Clipper ships, and the tens of thousands of migrants they bought to the Australian colony of the nineteenth century, is one of the world's great migration stories. For anyone who ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD $16.99 AUD

  • Steel Fear

    An unputdownable thriller

    Book 1 - The Finn Thrillers
    An aircraft carrier adrift with a crew the size of a small town. A murderer in their midst. And the disgraced Navy SEAL who must track him down...‘Sensationally good – an instant classic, maybe an instant legend’ Lee ChildThe moment Navy SEAL sniper Finn sets foot on the USS Abraham Lincoln, it’s clear something is deeply wrong.Leadership is weak. Morale is low. And when crew members start ... Read more

    $7.25 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story that Inspired ‘Moby Dick’ (Text Only)

    The epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the nineteenth century – and inspiration for ‘Moby-Dick’ – reissued to accompany a major motion picture due for release in December 2015, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker and Cillian Murphy.When the whaleship Essex set sail from Nantucket in 1819, the unthinkable happened. A mere speck ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny, and survival against extraordinary odds

    The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before.Commissioned by the Royal Navy to collect breadfruit plants from Tahiti and take them to the West Indies, the Bounty's crew found themselves in a tropical ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • James Cook

    The story behind the man who mapped the world

    The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated.But who was the real James Cook?This Yorkshire farm boy would go on to become the foremost mariner, scientist, navigator and cartographer of his era, and to personally map a third of the globe. His great voyages of discovery were ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Life in Nelson's Navy

    by Brian Lavery ...
    Were that sailors excited about the Battle of Trafalgar, or suffering scurvy? How did life compare between those of a high rank, and those who served them? What were conditions like below the decks, living among the rats and the filth? How did you cope if you suffered from sea sickness? This book takes you back in time to see, hear, smell and taste what life was really like for these brave sailors ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Castaway

    The extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858

    In 1858, 14-year-old Narcisse Pelletier sailed from Marseilles in the French trader Saint-Paul. With a cargo of Bordeaux wine, they stopped in Bombay, then Hong Kong, and from there they set sail with more than 300 Chinese prospectors bound for the goldfields of Ballarat and Bendigo. Around the eastern tip of New Guinea, however, the ship became engulfed in fog, struck reefs and ran aground ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD