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  • Joe Picket 1-6

    by C. J. Box

    series Joe Pickett Bundles
    Open SeasonGame warden Joe Pickett hears two sharp gunshots ring out months before hunting season and it's his job to investigate. But then a poacher turns up dead in the Pickett's backyard. How did the dead man get to his house? What was in the empty cooler by his side? And why do his colleagues want to sweep the case under the rug? Battling grudge-holding neighbours, corrupt officials and out-of ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • The Boys in the Boat

    by Daniel James Brown

    Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past.What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler's Berlin. Stroke by stroke, a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • CASE CLOSED (Serial Killers Captured)

    by RJ Parker

    When a Serial Killer is active in a community it is extremely scary for everyone. This book focuses on Serial Killers who have been captured and some of the most notorious and ruthless killers in history.Serial killers stay close to home and their victims are random. Dennis Rader found all his victims in Kansas not far from the Wichita home he shared with his wife and two kids. Rader, the ... Read more

    $3.00 AUD

  • After My Lai: My Year Commanding First Platoon, Charlie Company

    My Year Commanding First Platoon, Charlie Company

    by Gary W Bray

    In the fall of 1969, Gary Bray landed in South Vietnam as a recently married, freshly minted second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. His assignment was not enviable: leading the platoon whose former members had committed the My Lai massacre—the murder of hundreds of Vietnamese civilians—eighteen months earlier. In this compelling memoir, he shares his experiences of Vietnam in the direct wake of that ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD

  • Behold, America

    A History of America First and the American Dream

    by Sarah Churchwell

    SELECTED AS A 2018 SUMMER READ BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, I-PAPER AND THE BIG ISSUE'Enormously entertaining' SUNDAY TIMES'Fascinating' NEW STATESMAN'Excoriating, brilliant' ALI SMITH'Enthralling' GUARDIAN'My number one contributor when it comes to US politics' DAN SNOW'The America... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Watergate

    the hidden history: Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA

    by Lamar Waldron

    While Richard Nixon’s culpability for Watergate has long been established, it is remarkable that — after almost 40 years — conventional accounts of the scandal still don’t address Nixon’s motive. Why was he willing to jeopardise his presidency by ordering the wide range of criminal operations that resulted in Watergate? What was he so desperate to get at the Watergate, and how does it explain the ... Read more

    $38.27 AUD

  • Strategy & Soul

    a campaigner's tale of fighting billionaires, corrupt officials, and Philadelphia casinos

    by Daniel Hunter

    When Daniel Hunter and Jethro Heiko began planning at a kitchen table, they knew that their movement would be outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars. They were up against powerful elected officials, private investigators, hired thugs, and the state supreme court. Even before they started, newspapers concluded the movement had no chance. This riveting David versus Goliath story is a rare ... Read more

    $16.88 AUD

  • West from Appomattox

    The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War

    by Heather Cox Richardson

    “This thoughtful, engaging examination of the Reconstruction Era . . . will be appealing . . . to anyone interested in the roots of present-day American politics” (Publishers Weekly).The story of Reconstruction is not simply about the rebuilding of the South after the Civil War. In many ways, the late nineteenth century defined modern America, as Southerners, Northerners, and Westerners forged a ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD

  • Apache Country: A Trip Through Arizona, 1864

    by J. Ross Browne

    Browne takes us on a journey through the new territory during the latter part of the civil war when settlers were having some of the worst troubles with the Apache nation and troops were busy in the east. Taken from the original serialization in 1864 and 65, Browne introduces the old west through the eyes of a contemporary traveler, complete with the prevailing thought of day. This is a journey ... Read more

    $6.50 AUD

  • 13 Days In October: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

    by Howard Brinkley

    Never has the world come as close to the catastrophic destruction that nearly came to pass in October 1962. The United States and the Soviet Union, uneasy allies in World War II but Cold War rivals after the defeat of Germany, squared off over the discovery of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. This launched 13 days of tense negotiations between the two nations, as both President John F. Kennedy and ... Read more

    $9.20 AUD

  • Disaster By the Bay: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

    by Howard Brinkley

    Over 3,000 dead. Buildings shaken to the ground. A city, surrounded by water, burnt to the ground. The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was one of the most destructive natural disasters the world has ever known.In the aftermath of the Earthquake, authorities learned the hard way that the city was vastly unprepared for any disaster. Find out what happened and how the city was repaired in this ... Read more

    $9.20 AUD

  • Wicked Takes the Witness Stand

    A Tale of Murder and Twisted Deceit in Northern Michigan

    by Mardi Link

    On a bitterly cold afternoon in December 1986, a Michigan State trooper found the frozen body of Jerry Tobias in the bed of his pickup truck. The 31-year-old oil field worker and small-time drug dealer was curled up on his side on the truck’s bare metal, pressed against the tailgate, clad only in jeans, a checkered shirt, and cowboy boots. Inside the cab of the truck was a fresh package of ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Calamity Jane: The Woman and the Legend

    The Woman and the Legend

    by James D. McLaird

    Forget Doris Day singing on the stagecoach. Forget Robin Weigert’s gritty portrayal on HBO’s Deadwood. The real Calamity Jane was someone the likes of whom you’ve never encountered. That is, until now.This book is a definitive biography of Martha Canary, the woman popularly known as Calamity Jane. Written by one of today’s foremost authorities on this notorious character, it is a meticulously ... Read more

    $22.21 AUD

  • Brat Pack America

    A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies

    by Kevin Smokler

    From the fictional towns of Hill Valley, CA, and Shermer, IL, to the beautiful landscapes of Astoria and Brownsville, OR, from the iconic suburbs of the San Fernando Valley to the seemingly scary inner cities of Chicago, '80s teen movies had one thing in common: locations mattered. Perhaps moreso than in any other decade, the locations of the '80s teen movies were monumentally important. In Brat ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Murder in Wauwatosa

    The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher

    by Paul Hoffman

    series True Crime
    Investigate the mysteries surrounding the brutal murder of Wauwatos's Arthur "Buddy" Schumacher Jr. A must-read for fans of true crime and Wisconsin history enthusiasts.In 1925, the peaceful Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa found itself involved in mystery and horror. Eight-year-old Arthur "Buddy" Schumacher Jr. was last seen by three of his friends after they hopped off a freight train they'd jumped ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • To Sleep with the Angels

    The Story of a Fire

    by John Kuenster and 1 more

    The story of one of the deadliest fires in American history that took the lives of ninety-two children and three nuns at a Catholic elementary school in Chicago. An absorbing account...a tale of terror. —New York Times Book Review ... Read more

    $18.47 AUD

  • A Summer on the Plains, Illustrated.

    by Theodore R Davis

    An Eastern Correspondent spends the summer on duty with Hancock's 1867 Indian Expedition, following Hancock and Custer as they attempt to make peace with the warring Indians on the plains. Good examples of real life in the Indian Wars. ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River, 1810-1813

    by Alexander Ross

    In 1810, Alexander Ross joined John Jacob Astor’s Pacific Fur Company to explore the northwest region of America and gain control of the fur trade.For the next three years the Company and its men would face extreme hardships in the quest to create a monopoly in this potentially lucrative enterprise.Ross provides fascinating details on the Native American tribes of the Columbia River in the early ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Threads of Alaskan Gold (Expanded, Annotated)

    by Sarah Fell

    More than one woman ventured alone to the great Alaskan north during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s. Sarah Fell was one them. She did not find gold but nevertheless made a good living for herself through perseverance and resourcefulness. Lucky for us, she left us this volume full of stories, facts about prices in the gold rush, and how she made her way. "I have seen strong men in middle ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Let the Faggots Burn: The UpStairs Lounge Fire

    by Johnny Townsend

    On Gay Pride Day in 1973, someone set the entrance to a French Quarter gay bar on fire. In the terrible inferno that followed, thirty-two people lost their lives, including a third of the local congregation of the Metropolitan Community Church, their pastor burning to death halfway out a second-story window as he tried to claw his way to freedom. A mother who'd gone to the bar with her two gay ... Read more

    $7.66 AUD

  • Shanghaiing Days

    The Thrilling account of 19th Century Hell-Ships, Bucko Mates and Masters, and Dangerous Ports-of-Call from San Francisco to Singapore

    by Richard Dillon

         In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, the American Merchant Marine went into a terrible and tragic decline, and sailors were forced to serve under conditions that were little better than serfdom.      Seamen were exploited in wholesale fashion, disfranchised of almost all their civil and human rights, and brutally punished for even minor offenses. Successful skippers had turned into ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • These Truths: A History of the United States

    by Jill Lepore

    **“Nothing short of a masterpiece.” —NPR BooksA New York Times Bestseller and a Washington Post Notable Book of the YearIn the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.**Widely hailed for its “sweeping, sobering account of the American past” (New York Times Book Review), Jill ... Read more

    $50.15 AUD

  • Wells, Fargo Detective

    A Biography of James B. Hume

    by Richard Dillon

    In the tradition of his award-winning biographies, Meriwether Lewis and Fool’s Gold, acclaimed historian Richard Dillon recreates the life of one of frontier America’s most gifted lawmen, James B. Hume.      Dillon paints a vivid picture of Hume, the greatest of Wells, Fargo and company’s detectives, who ranged all over the West in search of robbers of the firm’s express shipments.      Formerly a ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Pacific Southwest Airlines

    by Alan Renga

    With its low fares and friendly service, Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) was one of the most successful regional airlines in American history. Its distinctive orange, red, and white planes, complete with a beaming smile were immediately recognizable to those living on the West Coast. The airline was also known for employing beautiful and sociable flight attendants. Kenny Friedkin, the founder of ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD