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  • Alive

    The Story of the Andes Survivors

    by Piers Paul Read

    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

    $23.75 AUD

  • A Damn Close-Run Thing

    A Brief History of the Falklands War

    by Russell Phillips

    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

  • 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

    $4.46 AUD

  • America's First Civilization

    by Michael D. Coe

    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

    $15.34 AUD

  • An Ordinary Man

    The True Story Behind Hotel Rwanda

    by Paul Rusesabagina

    Confronting killers with a combination of diplomacy, flatter, and deception, Paul Rusesabagina managed to shelter more than 1,200 Tutsis and moderate Hutus while homicidal mobs raged outside with machetes during the Rwandan genocide.His autobiography explores the inner life of the man in a way the film could not. Rusesabagina discusses the racial complexity within his own life - he is a Hutu ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • The Falklands War – There and Back Again

    The Story of Naval Party 8901

    by Mike Norman and 2 more

    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

    $21.11 AUD

  • Manhunters

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

    by Steve Murphy and 1 more

    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

    $14.99 AUD

  • The History of the Conquest of Peru

    by William H. Prescott

    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

  • Evita

    by Nicholas Fraser and 1 more

    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

    $13.52 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

  • The Shape of the Ruins

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019

    by Juan Gabriel Vásquez and 1 more

    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

  • The Jakarta Method

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

    by Vincent Bevins

    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

    $33.99 AUD

  • Pablo Escobar - Lord of Drugs

    by John P. Walker

    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

  • Magdalena

    River of Dreams

    by Wade Davis

    *A SPECTATOR, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, ECONOMIST AND SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020*A captivating new book - from the winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Into the Silence - that illuminates Colombia's complex past, present, and future through the story of the great Río Magdalena.Travellers often become enchanted with the first country that captures their hearts and gives them license to be free. . ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Angels With Dirty Faces

    The Footballing History of Argentina

    by Jonathan Wilson

    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

  • 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

    $12.53 AUD

  • A Peculiar People: The Australians in Paraguay

    by Gavin Souter

    In 1893 almost 500 Australians set out by ship to carve a communist utopia from the heart of Paraguay. Led by socialist journalist and activist, William Lane, their aim was to realise the cherished Australian principles of equality and mateship.Expulsions and secessions began early; in mid-1894 Lane himself seceded with a loyal minority and founded Cosme, some forty-five miles south, but two years ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • The Latin Table

    Easy, Flavorful Recipes from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Beyond

    by Isabel Cruz

    For more than two decades, customers have lined up outside the doors of west coast chef Isabel Cruz’s three popular restaurants. Cruz, who is known for her innovative and healthy twist on traditional Latin fare, balances her ingredients to cook the delicious food that she, her family, and her restaurant patrons love. This book is full of simple, easy-to-make recipes with the Latin flavors you’ll ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Mexico

    From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

    by Michael D. Coe and 1 more

    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

    $30.13 AUD

  • Getting To Know: Twenty Tango Orchestras

    by David Thomas

    series Getting To Know #1
    When you are not dancing you can be reading, listening, & watching.Who were the orchestra leaders, the musicians, and the singers that brought us this unique sound and what clues did they leave for us to recognise them?This new tango book has hundreds of hyperlinks to the mentioned music tracks and films so that you can see & hear the orchestras and singers - and enjoy their music more than ever ... Read more

    $18.02 AUD

  • Patagonia

    A Cultural History

    by Chris Moss

    series Landscapes of the Imagination #8
    Patagonia is the ultimate landscape of the mind. Like Siberia and the Sahara, it has become a metaphor for nothingness and extremity. Its frontiers have stretched beyond the political boundaries of Argentina and Chile to encompass an evocative idea of place. A vast triangle at the southern tip of the New World, this region of barren steppes, soaring peaks and fierce winds was populated by small ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • Cain's Courage

    Lance Weber, #3

    by Andrew McCoy

    series Lance Weber #3
    CAIN’S COURAGEAndrew McCoyStop the terrorists — dead!When three busloads of kibbutz children are blown up, one evil man is behind the outrage: diehard Nazi fanatic Max Spitz, alive and well, fabulously rich, and living in South America. Part-time kibbutznik Mark Bern resolves to fight fire with fire, but the Israelis don’t want to know. The days of the snatch squads are over.But Bern goes ahead ... Read more

    $1.18 AUD

  • Japan's Siberian Intervention, 1918–1922

    'A Great Disobedience Against the People'

    by Paul E. Dunscomb

    series Studies of Modern Japan
    The fifty months of the Siberian Intervention encompass the existential crisis which affected Japanese at virtually all levels when confronted with the new 'world situation' left in the wake of the First World War. From elite politicians and military professionals, to public intellectuals and the families of servicemen in small garrison towns, the intervention was perceived as a test of how Japan ... Read more

    $61.37 AUD

  • The Incas

    by Hiram Bingham and 2 more

    This volume contains three complete works by Hiram Bingham, Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, and William Prescott. Bingham’s “Inca Land” provides fascinating insights into the ancient and more modern cultures of the Incas and Peru, all in the context of his discovery of Machu Picchu. Sarpiento de Gamboa’s “History of the Incas” describes the history of this interesting civilization. Prescott’s “The ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD