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  • Patagonia

    by James Button ...
    History of Patagonia from Discovery to Conquest. The history of Patagonia is a dramatic account of exploration, endurance, suffering and survival, full of extraordinary characters and amazing natural settings. Covering three centuries since the Renaissance, the stories grip the imagination and invite you to explore this great virgin territory. Venice flourished through the silk and spice routes ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ancient Advanced Technology in South America

    by NORAH ROMNEY ...
    There are a host of ancient ruins in South America, claimed by the Inca, inherited by the Inca, conquered by the Inca and built by the Inca. Although one label has stuck on each monument or ancient site, it is clear there are many layers of construction, physically and conceptually. Academics and Scholars still debate who built these, monuments, did they inherit them? Was there a Pre-Inca culture, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Alive

    The Story of the Andes Survivors

    The #1 New York Times bestseller and the true story behind the film: A rugby team resorts to the unthinkable after a plane crash in the Andes.Spirits were high when the Fairchild F-227 took off from Mendoza, Argentina, and headed for Santiago, Chile. On board were forty-five people, including an amateur rugby team from Uruguay and their friends and family. The skies were clear that Friday, October ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Escobar

    The Inside Story of Pablo Escobar, the World's Most Powerful Criminal

    The incredible bestselling true story of the rise and reign of the most wanted criminal in history, told by the one man who was with him every step of the way - his brother Roberto.Murderer, philanthropist, drug dealer, politician, devil, saint: many words have been used to describe Pablo Escobar, but one is irrefutable - legend.For the poor of Colombia, he was their Robin Hood, a man whose ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Falklands War, Day by Day

    by James Gibbon ...
    In April 1982, Argentina's military Junta sent its armed forces to attack and occupy two British territories in the South Atlantic - the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Within days, Britain had put in motion its greatest naval operation since the Second World War, to expel the Argentines from its territory. This book is the story of the Falklands War - a day-by-day, chronological account of ... Read more

    $4.33 AUD

  • America's First Civilization

    Here is the story of America's oldest - and oddest - civilization, the Olmecs of the southern Mexican jungles. Virtually unknown to archaeologists until the early twentieth century, their true importance is only now being realized and shedding new light on how the Indian peoples of the Americas came to be here. ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • The Last Days Of The Incas

    The epic story of the fall of the Inca Empire to Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, and the recent discovery of the lost guerrilla capital of the Incas, Vilcabamba, by three American explorers.In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Manhunters

    How We Took Down Pablo Escobar, The World's Most Wanted Criminal

    The explosive memoir of the two legendary drug enforcement agents responsible for taking down Pablo Escobar and the subject of the hit Netflix series ‘Narcos’.Javier Peña and Steve Murphy risked their lives hunting large and small drug traffickers in the decades they spent working for the US Drug Enforcement Administration. But their biggest challenge was the hunt for Pablo Escobar in Colombia. ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • An Ordinary Man

    The True Story Behind Hotel Rwanda

    The autobiography of the man whose natural courage was made famous by Oscar-nominated Don Cheadle in the film Hotel Rwanda'Read this book. It will humble and inspire you' Mark Doyle, Daily Mail'He recounts the ordeal with a narrative tension worthy of a superior thriller, and the passages on the build-up to the genocide are particularly compelling ... it is quite as harrowing as you'd expect' ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The History of the Conquest of Peru

    series Bybliotech Discovery
    The story of the fall of the Inca civilisation in Peru is one of the most astonishing episodes ever to occur in history; and in the skilful hands of William H. Prescott, one of America's greatest historians, it takes on a new dimension. The narrative positively seethes with detail, drama, as the astonishing achievements of Pizarro and his small band of Spanish Conquistadors are vividly described. ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • The Falklands War – There and Back Again

    The Story of Naval Party 8901

    On 1 April 1982 Major Mike Norman, commander of Naval Party 8901, was looking forward to a peaceful yearlong tour of duty on the Falkland Islands. But events turned out differently, for the next day the Argentines invaded and he and his forty-three Royal Marines found themselves fighting for their lives.They took up defensive positions around Government House and on the approach to Stanley from ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Out of Captivity

    Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle

    “[A] remarkable story….An honest and harrowing memoir of a life-changing ordeal.” —Arizona RepublicThe spellbinding New York Times bestseller, Out of Captivity is the amazing true story of Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, and Keith Stansell, three American civilian contractors who were held hostage by the FARC rebel group in Colombia for five and a half years. Written with Gary Brozek, this book is an ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Evita

    A brand new edition of this classic Deutsch biography of Eva Peron. Eva Peron was a legend in her own lifetime and since her death in 1952 the legends have proliferated. By the end of the twentieth century she had been immortalised on stage and screen and is now regarded as one of the strongest, most idolised female icons of last century. Indeed, in what has become a self-fulfilling prophecy, one ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Jakarta Method

    Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2020 BY NPR, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, AND GQThe hidden story of the wanton slaughter -- in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world -- backed by the United States.In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians. This was one of the most important turning points of the twentieth century, eliminating the ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Short Walks from Bogotá

    Journeys in the new Colombia

    by Tom Feiling ...
    For decades, Colombia was the 'narcostate'. Now travel to Colombia and South America is on the rise, and it's seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. Where does the truth lie?Writer and journalist Tom Feiling, author of the acclaimed study of cocaine The Candy Machine, has journeyed throughout Colombia, down roads that were until recently too dangerous to travel, to paint a fresh ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Magdalena

    River of Dreams

    by Wade Davis ...
    A captivating new book from Wade Davis - winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Into the Silence - that brings vividly to life the story of the great Río Magdalena, illuminating Colombia's complex past, present, and future.For Wade Davis, Colombia was the first country that captured his heart and gave him license to be free. Here, he tells of his travels on the mighty Magdalena, the river that ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands War

    In 1982, the average Briton didn't know the Falkland Islands existed, let alone their status as a disputed British territory just off the coast of Argentina. That changed when the Argentinians invaded the islands and overwhelmed the small defending force. Both nations claimed the islands were theirs, but now Argentina thought the British would give them up without a fight.They were wrong.Britain ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Shape of the Ruins

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019

    Translated by Anne McLean ...
    Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019"Like Don DeLillo's JFK-themed Libra**, the novel is an intoxicating blend of fact and fiction"** Glasgow Herald"A masterful writer" Nicole Krauss"Vasquez has succeeded García Márquez as the literary grandmaster of Colombia" Ariel Dorfman, New York Review of Books"A dazzlingly choreogra... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Angels With Dirty Faces

    The Footballing History of Argentina

    The definitive history of Argentinian football from the award-winning author of Inverting the PyramidAlfredo Di Stéfano, Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta, Juan Román Riquelme, Lionel Messi . . . Argentina has produced some of the greatest footballers of all time. But the rich, volatile history of Argentinian football is made up of both the sublime and the ruthlessly pragmatic. Jonathan Wilson, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Logistics in the Falklands War

    A Case Study in Expeditionary Warfare

    A military logistics expert analyzes the detailed coordination employed by the British during the Falklands War in 1982.While many books have been written on the Falklands War, this is the first to focus on the vital aspect of logistics. The challenges were huge: the lack of preparation time, the urgency, the huge distances involved, and the need to requisition ships from trade to name but four ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Pablo Escobar - Lord of Drugs

    Pablo Escobar Pablo Escobar (disambiguation) Colombian people Drug lord Cocaine Illegal drug trade Rionegro Smuggling University of Antioquia Fabio Ochoa Restrepo The Bahamas Robert Vesco Hacienda Nápoles Carlos Lehder Triangulation Barrio Cali Cartel Ernesto Samper   ... Read more

    $6.34 AUD

  • Brazil on the Rise

    The Story of a Country Transformed

    by Larry Rohter ...
    In this hugely praised narrative, New York Times reporter Larry Rohter takes the reader on a lively trip through Brazil's history, culture, and booming economy. Going beyond the popular stereotypes of samba, supermodels, and soccer, he shows us a stunning and varied landscape--from breathtaking tropical beaches to the lush and dangerous Amazon rainforest--and how a complex and vibrant people defy ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Mexico

    From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

    series Ancient Peoples and Places
    This book, long recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region's pre-columbian civilizations, has now been completely revised for its seventh edition. Spectacular new discoveries have thrown more light on the Olmec culture, Mexicos earliest civilization. At the great city of Teotihuacan, recent investigations in the earliest monumental pyramid indicate the antiquity ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Paula

    A Memoir

    Newly ReissuedNew York Times Bestselling Author“Beautiful and heartrending. . . . Memoir, autobiography, epicedium, perhaps even some fiction: they are all here, and they are all quite wonderful.”—Los Angeles TimesWhen Isabel Allende’s daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and fell into a coma, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious child. In the telling, bizarre ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD