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  • Vietnam: An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975

    by Max Hastings ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘His masterpiece’ Antony Beevor, Spectator ‘A masterful performance’ Sunday Times ‘By far the best book on the Vietnam War’ Gerald Degroot, The Times, Book of the YearVietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Death of Truth

    From a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of the West’s retreat from reason.‘The Death of Truth is destined to become the defining treatise of our age’ David Grann‘The first great book of the Trump administration … essential reading’ Rolling StoneWe live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the US President. Discredited conspiracy ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Empire of the Summer Moon

    Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

    by S.C. Gwynne ...
    In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

    The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape.The ‘perfect storm’ is a once-in-a-hundred-years combination: a high pressure system from the Great Lakes, running into storm winds over an Atlantic island – Sable Island – and colliding with a weather system from the Caribbean: ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Invisible

    by Paul Auster ...
    Sinuously constructed in four interlocking parts, Invisible opens in New York City in the spring of 1967 when twenty-year-old Adam Walker, an aspiring poet and student at Columbia University meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born, and his silent and seductive girlfriend Margot. Before long, Walker finds himself caught in a perverse triangle that leads to a sudden, shocking act of violence that ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • The Men Who United the States: The Amazing Stories of the Explorers, Inventors and Mavericks Who Made America

    From bestselling author Simon Winchester, the extraordinary story of how America was united into a single nation.For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum – out of many, one – has been featured on America’s official government seals and stamped on its currency. But how did America become ‘one nation, indivisible’? In this monumental history, Simon Winchester addresses this question, introducing ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • White Trash

    The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

    **The New York Times BestsellerA ground-breaking history of the class system in America, which challenges popular myths about equality in the land of opportunity.**In this landmark book, Nancy Isenberg argues that the voters who boosted Trump all the way to the White House have been a permanent part of the American fabric, and reveals how the wretched and landless poor have existed from the time ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • The Great Gatsby (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

    "A curious book, a mystical, glamourous story of today." - Edwin Clark of The New York Times"[The Great Gatsby] leaves the reader in a mood of chastened wonder. . . a revelation of life . . . a work of art." - C. Ford of the Los Angeles Times“. . . fascinating . . . His style fairly scintillates, and with a genuine brilliance; he writes surely and soundly." - The New York Post". . ... ... Read more

    $1.10 AUD

  • America's Queen

    The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

    The definitive biography of Jackie Kennedy, by Britain's best royal biographerJackie Kennedy was a twentieth-century icon of glamour, elegance and grace. As the beautiful young wife of President John F. Kennedy, she was adored, her style imitated across the world.But beneath the perfection of her public life lay contradiction, passion, and, all to often, tragedy. Sarah Bradford's brilliant new ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization

    A new investigation into the mysteries of the human past by the bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods and Magicians of the Gods

    ***THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER***'Hancock's books provide a fascinating, alternative version of prehistory. America Before, detailed and wide-ranging, turns what was myth and legend into a new story of the past.' Daily MailWas an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The First Salute

    A View of the American Revolution

    Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.In The First Salute, one of America’s consummate historians crafts a rigorously original view of the American Revolution. Barbara W. Tuchman places the Revolution in the context of the centuries-long conflicts between ... Read more

    $21.22 AUD

  • Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER‘The farewell calls from the planes… the mounting terror of air traffic control… the mothers who knew they were witnessing their loved ones perish… From an author who’s spent 5 years reconstructing its horror, never has the story been told with such devastating, human force’ Daily MailThis is a 9/11 book like no other. Masterfully weaving together multiple strands of ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The World's Greatest Civilizations: The History and Culture of the Inca

    *Includes over 25 pictures of important people, places, and events, including Macchu Picchu, Inca ruins, Inca clothing, and more. *Describes the everyday life, religion, architecture and cities of the Inca Empire*Includes a Table of ContentsDuring the Age of Exploration, Native American tribes fell victim to European conquerors seeking legendary cities made of gold and other riches, attempts that ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • The Wild West: History, Myth & The Making of America

    History, Myth & The Making of America

    On 14 May 1804, the personal secretary President Thomas Jefferson, one Capt. Meriwether Lewis, and a companion, William Clark, led a thirty-three-man expedition to the new lands of Louisiana, purchased from Napoleon the previous year. 8,000 miles (13,000 km) and two years later, after rafting up the Missouri and crossing the Rocky Mountains, they reached the far side of the world, the Pacific ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    by Jane Jacobs ...
    In this classic text, Jane Jacobs set out to produce an attack on current city planning and rebuilding and to introduce new principles by which these should be governed. The result is one of the most stimulating books on cities ever written.Throughout the post-war period, planners temperamentally unsympathetic to cities have been let loose on our urban environment. Inspired by the ideals of the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Stamped from the Beginning

    The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

    Stamped from the Beginning is a redefining history of anti-Black racist ideas that dramatically changes our understanding of the causes and extent of racist thinking itself.** Winner of the US National Book Award**Its deeply researched and fast-moving narrative chronicles the journey of racist ideas from fifteenth-century Europe to present-day America through the lives of five major intellectuals ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Of Wolves and Men

    by Barry Lopez ...
    National Book Award Finalist: A “brilliant” study of the science and mythology of the wolf by the New York Times–bestselling author of Arctic Dreams (The Washington Post).When John Fowles reviewed Of Wolves and Men, he called it “A remarkable book, both biologically absorbing and humanly rich, and one that should be read by every concerned American.” In this National Book Award–shortlisted work, ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Fantasyland

    How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

    by Kurt Andersen ...
    You’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own factsFantasy is the USA’s primary product. From the Pilgrim Fathers onward America has been a place where renegades and freaks came in search of freedom to create their own realities with little objectively regulated truth standing in their way. The freedom to invent and believe whatever the hell you like is, in some ways, an unwritten ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Line Becomes A River

    Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2019, a****n electrifying memoir from a Mexican-American US Border Patrol guard‘Stunningly good… The best thing I’ve read for ages’James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd’s LifeFrancisco Cantú was a US Border Patrol agent from 2008 to 2012.In this extraordinary account, he describes his work in the desert along the Mexican border. He tracks ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • 9/11 Was An Inside Job

    by Gary Freeman ...
    The events of 9/11 shook the world. But how much do you really know about what happened that day? If your knowledge is based purely on what you've seen on the nightly news, prepare to have your mind blown as the unfiltered true facts of that horrific day are made clear in this fantastic book which breaks down all of the events of that day into bite-size chapters that will educate and shock you. ... Read more

    $1.87 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Twelve Years a Slave (2013 Academy Award for Best Picture)

    Narrative of Solomon Northup

    Incredible true story of Solomon Northup - born a free man decades before the U.S. Civil War - that chronicles his kidnapping and eventual sale into slavery. Twelve Years a Slave is a memoir and narrative, as told by Northup, upon his return to freedom. ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • TESLA - Unsung Hero of Science

    Nicola Tesla is as much man as he is legend. Born into a Serbian family during 1856 in what used to be the Austrian Empire, Tesla became a modern Merlin by inventing all sorts of amazing contraptions, providing the electrical power necessary for an economy increasingly dependent on it and creating an electronic revolution based on his theories and ideas. Considered the father of Alternating ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD

  • The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government

    by David Talbot ...
    Based on explosive new evidence, bestselling author David Talbot tells America’s greatest untold story: the United States’ rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA.Drawing on revelatory new materials - including exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles’s ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Ethel Rosenberg

    A Cold War Tragedy

    by Anne Sebba ...
    "Totally riveting. I couldn't put it down" VICTORIA HISLOP"Masterful, original and painfully gripping" PHILIPPE SANDS"A heart-piercingly brilliant book about a woman whose personal life put her in the cross-hairs of history" HADLEY FREEMAN"I don't think I've ever read a book that has moved me more" ANTHONY HOROWITZ"A brilliant and fresh take on a famous case" SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE</stro... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD