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  • Serpentine

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

    by Thomas Thompson

    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

  • The Vietnam War: Indochina Blazing

    THE VIETNAM WAR, #1

    by Vu Thi Thu Hien

    series THE VIETNAM WAR #1
    The Vietnam War story must be told by the Vietnamese.This book focuses on the combat strategies, tactics applied by involved parties, and how the challenges were solved during the big battles throughout the Vietnam War in the first phase. By reading this book, you will have a better understanding of Vietnam history, its culture, and its people; you will also learn the answer to the question of why ... Read more

    $13.99 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

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370

    by Florence de Changy

    ‘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

  • 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

  • Ghost Platoon

    by Frank Walker

    series Hachette Military Collection #1
    "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 Battle of Long Tan

    As featured in The Vietnam Years

    by Michael Caulfield

    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

  • 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

    by Simon Winchester

    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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Short Black 5 The Brave Ones

    East Timor, 1999

    by John Birmingham

    series Short Black #5
    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

  • The Airmen and the Headhunters

    A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II

    by Judith M. Heimann

    A true story of downed B-24s in Japanese-occupied Borneo and a native tribe that “makes us—like the airmen—rethink our definitions of civilized and savage” (Entertainment Weekly).November 1944: Their B-24 bomber shot down on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast, a scattered crew of Army airmen cut themselves loose from their parachutes—only to be met by loincloth-wearing ... Read more

    $21.99 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

  • 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

  • Letters From Burma

    by Aung San Suu Kyi

    Letters from Burma - an unforgettable collection from the Nobel Peace prize winner Aung San Suu KyiIn these astonishing letters, Aung San Suu Kyi reaches out beyond Burma's borders to paint for her readers a vivid and poignant picture of her native land.Here she celebrates the courageous army officers, academics, actors and everyday people who have supported the National League for Democracy, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Under the Dragon

    A Journey through Burma

    by Rory Maclean

    After the brutal suppression of an unarmed national uprising, which cost thousands of lives, Rory MacLean seized the chance to visit Burma. Travelling from Rangoon to Mandalay and Pagan, into the heart of the Golden Triangle, he heard stories of freedom fighters, government censors, basket weavers, farmers and lovers -- ordinary people struggling to survive under one of the most brutal and ... Read more

    $2.49 AUD

  • The Vietnam War

    by Wiest and 2 more

    The Vietnam War is a timely account of the 6,000-day conflict in Southeast Asia. The book begins with the history of South East Asia during World War II, before discussing the French involvement in the First Indochina War, and the subsequent drawing-in of the United States and its allies, Australia and South Korea. The repercussions of this bitter, tragic and costly conflict were far-reaching, for ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Dereliction of Duty

    Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    by H. R. McMaster

    "The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or the college campuses. It was lost in Washington, D.C." —H. R. McMaster (from the Conclusion)Dereliction Of Duty is a stunning analysis of how and why the United States became involved in an all-out and disastrous war in Southeast Asia. Fully and convincingly researched, based on transcripts ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD