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  • The Book of Five Rings

    Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For ... Read more

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  • The Art of War

    First published in 1521, “The Art of War” is a treatise by the Italian Renaissance political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli that echoes the Treaty of the Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu.In this, the least known of his works, Machiavelli gives straightforward advice on organising and conducting military operations. "The Art of War"’s clear, and concise style is diametrically opposed to that of "The ... Read more

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  • The Templar (Templars, Book 1)

    A gripping medieval mystery of crusades and adventure

    by Paul Doherty ...
    As the Crusades take hold, one man's legacy is yet to be determined...Journey with Paul Doherty to 1095 and experience the founding of the Templar Order in all its epic and brutal detail in his gripping novel, The Templar. Perfect for fans of Michael Jecks and Robin Hobb.1095, and crusading fervour has swept Europe. Christ's fief of Jerusalem has been seized by the Infidels. The Frankish Knights ... Read more

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  • It Doesn't Take a Hero

    The Autobiography of General Norman Schwarzkopf

    He set his star by a simple motto: duty, honor, country. Only rarely does history grant a single individual the ability, personal charisma, moral force, and intelligence to command the respect, admiration, and affection of an entire nation. But such a man is General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the Allied Forces in the Gulf War. Now, in this refreshingly candid and typically outspoken ... Read more

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  • The Unexpected Spy

    From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists

    A highly entertaining account of a young woman who went straight from her college sorority to the CIA, where she hunted terrorists and WMDs"Reads like the show bible for Homeland only her story is real." —Alison Stewart, WNYC"A thrilling tale...Walder’s fast-paced and intense narrative opens a window into life in two of America’s major intelligence agencies" —Publishers Weekly (starred review)... ... Read more

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  • Destined for War

    can America and China escape Thucydides’ Trap?

    China and the United States are heading toward a war neither wants.The reason is Thucydides’s Trap, a deadly pattern of structural stress that results when a rising power challenges a ruling one. This phenomenon is as old as history itself. About the Peloponnesian War that devastated ancient Greece, the historian Thucydides explained: ‘It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in ... Read more

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  • The Templars

    by Dan Jones ...
    Dan Jones narrates in his inimitably vivid and authoritative fashion the remarkable story of the Knights Templar.'Exhilarating, epic, sword-swinging history' TLS'Jones is certainly an entertainer, but also a fine historian who knows how to render serious scholarship into accessible prose' The Times'Another triumphant tale from a historian who writes as addictively as any page-turning novelist' O.. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Roman Special Forces and Special Ops

    Speculatores, Exploratores, Protectores and Areani in the Service of Rome

    by Simon Elliott ...
    Much has been written about the Roman army and the mighty legions that conquered their empire and then defended it for centuries against all comers. But little has been written about the men and units employed when something more subtle than the march of legions into pitched battle was required. This is the only book available dedicated to Roman special ops and the role of the Speculatores, ... Read more

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  • To Keep the British Isles Afloat

    FDR's Men in Churchill's London, 1941

    An inside look at the work and adventures of Harry Hopkins and Averell Harriman in the creation of history's most remarkable international partnershipAfter the fall of France in June 1940, London became the center of world political theater. For the U.S. president, the vital question was: could Britain, with American help, hold out against the might of Nazi Germany? While keeping the United States ... Read more

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  • Old Testament Warriors

    The Clash of Cultures in the Ancient Near East

    by Simon Elliott ...
    Series series Casemate Short History
    The age of the biblical warrior was one of both great technological development and innovation in warfare, and clashes between competing cultures in the ancient Middle East. The Sumerians were the first to introduce the use of bronze into warfare, and were centuries ahead of the Egyptians in the use of the wheel. The Assyrians developed chariot warfare and set the standard for a new equine-based ... Read more

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  • Combat Swimmer

    Memoirs of a Navy SEAL

    For the first time in trade paperback-a classic memoir of Navy SEALs in action.In gripping prose, Captain Robert A. Gormly tells about his days as a leader in the Navy SEALs- taking readers into the night, into the water, and into battle on some of the most hair-raising missions ever assigned.Trained to a fine fighting edge just in time for Vietnam, Gormly served two tours of duty and engaged in ... Read more

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  • Warrior of Mercia

    The action-packed historical thriller from MJ Porter

    by MJ Porter ...
    Series Book 3 - The Eagle of Mercia Chronicles
    The next thrilling adventure, all NEW from MJ PorterIcel is a lone wolf no more...Oath sworn to Wiglaf, King of Mercia and acknowledged as a member of Ealdorman Ælfstan’s warrior band, Icel continues to forge his own destiny on the path to becoming the Warrior of Mercia.With King Ecgberht of Wessex defeated and Londonium back under Mercian control, the Wessex invasion of Mercia is over.But the ... Read more

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  • National Service

    A Generation in Uniform 1945-1963

    by Richard Vinen ...
    SUNDAY TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR and FINANCIAL TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014WINNER OF THE TEMPLER MEDAL AND THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZESunday Times Top 10 BestsellerRichard Vinen's new book is a serious - if often very entertaining - attempt to get to grips with the reality of National Service, an extraordinary institution which now seems as remote as the British Empire itself. With great sympa... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Japan at War in the Pacific

    The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire in Asia: 1868-1945

    "A lucid history of the rise and fall of militarism in Japan…" --New York Journal of BooksJapan at War in the Pacific recounts the dramatic story of Japan's transformation from a Samurai-led feudal society to a modern military-industrial empire in the space of a few decades--and the many wars it fought along the way. These culminated in an attempt by Japan's military leaders to create an Asia ... Read more

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  • Daughters of Isis

    Women of Ancient Egypt

    In ancient Egypt women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, or in fact by most women until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Some of them even rose to rule Egypt as ‘female kings’. Joyce Tyldesley’s vivid history ... Read more

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  • Suez Crisis 1956

    End of Empire and the Reshaping of the Middle East

    Series series Cold War, 1945–1991
    A fast-paced short history that moves between London, Washington, and Cairo to reveal the crisis that brought down a prime minister.Includes photos, a timeline, and a special afterword examining the parallels with the 2003 Iraq warIn 1956, Egyptian president Gamal Abdul Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, ending nearly a century of British and French control over the crucial waterway. Ignoring U.S ... Read more

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  • Far From My Home, Never to Return: A Polish Child's WWII Memoir

    by Nadia Seluga ...
    Most people are familiar with the Nazi atrocities of World War II committed against the Jews. Far less commonly known, however, are the experiences of the Poles of Eastern Polandat the hands of the occupying Soviet army.Far From My Home, Never to Return: A Polish Child's WWII Memoir is a first-person account chronicling the dire peril and adversity endured and suffered by one of these Polish ... Read more

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  • Hitler's Raid to Save Mussolini

    The Most Infamous Commando Operation of World War II

    by Greg Annussek ...
    As the Allied invasion of Italy wore on through the summer of 1943, Mussolini was unexpectedly overthrown and imprisoned by his own people in a remote mountaintop resort. Hitler was furious when he heard the news and swore to rescue his ally and friend. On September 12, a small convoy of glider aircraft suddenly began crash-landing near the hotel where Mussolini was being held and German commandos ... Read more

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  • The Spy and the Traitor

    The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

    by Ben Macintyre ...
    *The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller*'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARR****ÉA thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterwordOn a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like ... Read more

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  • Wars of the Roses

    by Conn Iggulden ...
    'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic historical fiction' Daily MirrorConn Iggulden's Wars of the Roses Ebook Bundle contain the following:TrinityStormbirdBloodlineRavenspur ... Read more

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  • Overreach: The Inside Story of Putin’s War Against Ukraine

    by Owen Matthews ...
    Winner of the Pushkin House Book Prize 2023*A Telegraph Book of the Year*A Times Best Book of Summer 2023*Shortlisted for the Parliamentary Book Awards*An astonishing investigation into the start of the Russo-Ukrainian war – from the corridors of the Kremlin to the trenches of Mariupol.The Russo-Ukrainian War is the most serious geopolitical crisis ... ... Read more

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  • Afghan Heat: SAS Operations in Afghanistan

    by Steve Stone ...
    Series Book 1 - War in Afghanistan
    Afghan Heat is a fast paced story of an SAS operative based on real operations in Afghanistan. From SAS selection through to a tour on the battlefields of Afghanistan. The book follows individual operations where special forces, aircraft, and the latest surveillance technology are fused together - in order to capture key figures or simply take out an enemy stronghold.The books account is both ... Read more

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  • 1066: History in an Hour

    by Kaye Jones ...
    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.During the year 1066, England had three different kings and fought three huge battles in defence of the realm, including the bloody Battle of Hastings. The result was the Norman Conquest which defined England during the Middle Ages.1066 in an Hour will guide you through the politics and personalities of the Norman invasion. It will help you ... Read more

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  • Into the Darkness

    Our Lancaster raced over the perimeter track and then tore down the slope through the dispersal area... with its wheels thumping on the grass but still firmly on the ground. It now seemed that nothing could save us and that, in the next couple of moments, we would disappear in a great explosion. I could hear Bob saying “Get off the ground, you bastard, get off,” while Harry just said nothing... ... Read more

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