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  • The Battle of Long Tan

    As featured in The Vietnam Years

    The truth about the battle that came to define our Vietnam War - from the men who were there.18th August, 1966. 1pm…D Company entered the plantation. They thought that, if they were lucky, they were closing in on perhaps 30 or 40 VC. They were horribly wrong.Over twelve long, bloody and brutal hours, 105 Australian soldiers and three New Zealanders fought off mortar attacks and heavy machine-gun ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Religious Pluralism in Indonesia

    Threats and Opportunities for Democracy

    series Cornell Modern Indonesia Project
    In 1945, Sukarno declared that the new Indonesian republic would be grounded on monotheism, while also insisting that the new nation would protect diverse religious practice. The essays in Religious Pluralism in Indonesia explore how the state, civil society groups, and individual Indonesians have experienced the attempted integration of minority and majority religious practices and faiths across ... Read more

    $31.01 AUD

  • Environmental Accounting, Sustainability and Accountability

    The study of the interactions between business organizations and their natural environments has gained momentum recently under the aegis of social and environmental accounting and reporting (SEAR), and as a diluted form of response in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Environmental Accounting, Sustainability and Accountability envisages accounting as an effective instrument in improving this ... Read more

    $79.52 AUD

  • The Monsoon Ghost Image

    by Tom Vater ...
    Book 3 - Detective Maier Mysteries
    Dirty pictures, secret wars and human beasts. Detective Maier is back to investigate the politics of murder.When award-winning German conflict photographer Martin Ritter disappears in a boating accident in Thailand, the nation mourns the loss of a cultural icon. A few weeks later, Detective Maier's agency in Hamburg gets a call from Ritter's wife. Her husband has been seen alive on the streets of ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Shooting an Elephant

    Essay

    by George Orwell ...
    "Shooting an Elephant" is an essay by George Orwell, first published in the literary magazine New Writing in the autumn of 1936 and broadcast by the BBC Home Service on 12 October 1948. The essay describes the experience of the English narrator, possibly Orwell himself, called upon to shoot an aggressive elephant while working as a police officer in Burma. Because the locals expect him to do the ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Kokoda

    75th Anniversary Edition

    Peter FitzSimons' masterful and gripping account of Australia's legendary Kokoda triumph - our most important battle.Acclaimed bestselling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians: Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened - and just what our troops achieved.'for Australians, the battles in Papua New ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • 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

  • A Week in September

    A story of enduring love from the Burma Railway

    by Peter Rees ...
    Through a precious cache of WWII letters, a story of war is revealed. But also, most movingly, a story of love, resilience and survival, from award-winning and bestselling writer, Peter Rees and Sue Langford..'Profoundly moving ... I don't mind saying I wept at the end, for all the young men lost to war, their widows and children ... a lovely book.' The AustralianDoug Heywood was a teenager when ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ghost Platoon

    by Frank Walker ...
    Book 1 - Hachette Military Collection
    "thoroughly researched and compelling . . . a chilling account' The Sun-HeraldAn eye-opening account of Australian combat history, untold . . . until now.In 1969 a ragtag unit of 39 men were thrown together at Nui Dat, Vietnam. It was so slapdash a group it didn’t even have an officer or sergeant in charge. A rugged ex-Royal Marine stepped forward to take the lead. Jim Riddle was only an acting ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Vietnam

    The Australian War

    by Paul Ham ...
    For the first time this is the full story of Australia's involvement in our longest military campaign'Surely God weeps,' an Australian soldier wrote in despair of the conflict in Vietnam. But no God intervened to shorten the years of carnage and devastation in this most controversial of wars. the ten-year struggle in the rice paddies and jungles of South Vietnam unleashed the most devastating ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Her Father’s Daughter

    by Alice Pung ...
    Winner, 2011 Western Australian Book AwardsAt twenty-something, Alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads: the love and worry of her parents, who want more than anything to keep her from harm. Her father fears for her safety to an ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Fight for Australia

    From Changi and Darwin to Kokoda - the triumph of individual bravery, mateship, and national courage that saved us in World War ll

    by Roland Perry ...
    The compelling story of Australia's desperate fight for survival during World War II.Previously published as Pacific 360°In the dark days following the fall of Singapore in Februrary 1942, Australia faced its toughest battle yet. It was centrestage and under direct attack from seemingly invincible Japanese forces. Winston Churchill was demanding our best battle-hardened troops stay in North Africa ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Krakatoa

    The Day the World Exploded

    Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his code and how rubber allowed the world to talk; of Alfred Wegener, the crack-pot German explorer and father of geology. In breathtaking detail he ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Cambodia’s Curse

    The Modern History of a Troubled Land

    by Joel Brinkley ...
    A generation after Pol Pot’s regime killed one quarter of the nation’s population, Cambodia shows every outward sign of having overcome its devastating history – the streets of Phnom Penh are paved; skyscrapers dot the skyline. But behind this façade lies a country still haunted by its years of terror.In 2008 and 2009, Joel Brinkley – who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the fall of the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Men Who Came Out of the Ground

    A gripping account of Australia's first commando campaign

    by Paul Cleary ...
    'This account . . . is breathtaking in its scope and riveting in its research' - Sydney Morning HeraldThe gripping story of a small force of Australian Special Forces commandos that launched relentless hit and run raids on far superior Japanese forces in East Timor for most of 1942.These Australians were the men of the 2/2nd Australian Independent Company - a special commando unit. Initially ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The River of Lost Footsteps

    by Thant Myint-U ...
    Burma is currently ruled by a harsh dictatorship unmoved by Western activists and sanctions. It is also the sight of the longest-running conflict in the world. Drawing both on his own family's stories and his years of hands-on political experience working with the United Nations, Thant Myint-U has written an illuminating account of how Burma's rich past informs its violent present, and of how the ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370

    ‘People often say that non-fiction books read like fast-moving thrillers, but this one genuinely does… This is a splendid book – and highly recommended.’ Daily MailA remarkable piece of investigative journalism into one of the most pervasive and troubling mysteries of recent memory.01:20am, 8 March 2014.Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 239 passengers, disappeared into the night, never to be ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Changi Brownlow

    by Roland Perry ...
    This is the moving, powerful and surprising story of a group of Australian POWs who organise an Australian Rules Football competition under the worst conditions imaginable - inside Changi prison.After Singapore falls to the Japanese early in 1942, 70 000 prisoners including 15 000 Australians, are held as POWs at the notorious Changi prison, Singapore. To amuse themselves and fellow inmates, a ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Ambon

    The truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit

    by Roger Maynard ...
    Survival, heroism, courage and mateship in Ambon - a place of nightmares.In February, 1942, Ambon, an Indonesian island north of Darwin, fell to the Japanese army and the Allied forces defending it were captured. Over a thousand of these soldiers were Australian. By the end of the war, just one-third of them had survived and Ambon became a place of nightmares, one of the most notorious of all POW ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Short Black 5 The Brave Ones

    East Timor, 1999

    Book 5 - Short Black
    As the convoy growled and squeaked to a halt in the dark, angry militiamen and soldiers began to shout and wave at the Australians, demanding they move aside. The Brave Ones' vanguard presented as a B-movie vision of some pirate biker gang from Hell, a rat bastard outfit in black tee-shirts, camouflage pants, long hair and bandanas, with axes in their eyes and guns at the ready.The Brave Ones ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

    by Chanrithy Him ...
    Chanrithy Him felt compelled to tell of surviving life under the Khmer Rouge in a way "worthy of the suffering which I endured as a child."In the Cambodian proverb, "when broken glass floats" is the time when evil triumphs over good. That time began in 1975, when the Khmer Rouge took power in Cambodia and the Him family began their trek through the hell of the "killing fields." In a mesmerizing ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • The Pastor and the Painter

    Inside the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran – from Aussie schoolboys to Bali 9 drug traffickers to Kerobokan's redeemed men

    by Cindy Wockner ...
    A very personal look at Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Cindy Wockner was a journalist reporting the story of two surly drug smugglers. She was there from the beginning and would become a good friend of the two changed men.At 12.35 a.m. on 29 April 2015, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were led out in front of a firing squad. Strapped to wooden crosses, they looked straight down the barrels of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Serpentine

    Charles Sobhraj's Reign of Terror from Europe to South Asia

    New York Times Bestseller: This in-depth account of Charles Sobhraj, the serial killer portrayed in Netflix miniseries The Serpent, is “compulsive reading” (The Plain Dealer).There was no pattern to the murders, no common thread other than the fact that the victims were all vacationers, robbed of their possessions and slain in seemingly random crimes. Authorities across three continents and a ... Read more

    $14.07 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Pol Pot

    The History of a Nightmare

    by Philip Short ...
    Pol Pot was an idealistic, reclusive figure with great charisma and personal charm. He initiated a revolution whose radical egalitarianism exceeded any other in history. But in the process, Cambodia desended into madness and his name became a byword for oppression.In the three-and-a-half years of his rule, more than a million people, a fifth of Cambodia's population, were executed or died from ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD