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  • Lies, Half-Truths, and More Lies

    The Truth Behind 250 "Facts" You Learned in School (and Elsewhere)

    by Herb W. Reich ...
    History is replete with stories of great people and extraordinary events that either never happened or didn’t happen the way we were told they did. Such news or embellishment thereof are part of what we consider common knowledge – information taught in schools and passed down to us. And they are wrong. How about these gems:The winter of 1777-78 was the coldest winter in Valley Forge in years, and ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Lies They Teach in School

    Exposing the Myths Behind 250 Commonly Believed Fallacies

    by Herb W. Reich ...
    It is a cliché that history is written by the victors, but what we accept as history is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn’t happen the way we were told they did. Such items are taught in schools. They are passed down to us by our families and friends and have become part of our shared cultural knowledge. And they are wrong. Touching on a number of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • 1434: The Year a Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance

    by Gavin Menzies ...
    In his bestselling book 1421:The Year China Discovered the World, Gavin Menzies revealed that it was the Chinese that discovered America, not Columbus. Now he presents further astonishing evidence that it was also Chinese advances in science, art, and technology that formed the basis of the European Renaissance and our modern world.In his bestselling book 1421: The Year China Discovered the World, ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Maths on the Back of an Envelope: Clever ways to (roughly) calculate anything

    by Rob Eastaway ...
    ‘Another terrific book by Rob Eastaway’ SIMON SINGH‘A delightfully accessible guide to how to play with numbers’ HANNAH FRYHow many cats are there in the world?What's the chance of winning the lottery twice?And just how long does it take to count to a million?Learn how to tackle tricky maths problems with nothing but the back of an envelope, a pencil and some good old-fashioned brain power.Join ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 23 The History Question

    Who Owns The Past?

    Series Book 23 - Quarterly Essay
    In the third Quarterly Essay for 2006, Inga Clendinnen looks past the skirmishes and pitched battles of the history wars and asks what's at stake - what kind of history do we want and need? Should our historians be producing the "objective record of achievement" that the Prime Minister has called for?For Clendinnen, historians cannot be the midwives of national identity and also be true to their ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Across Great Divides

    True stories of life at Sydney Cove

    by Susan Boyer ...
    Across Great Divides - true stories of life at Sydney Cove  'All communication with family and friends now cut off, we are leaving the world behind us, to enter a state unknown...'   so wrote David Collins aboard one of the eleven ships entering the vast, unchartered waters of the Southern Ocean. Hundreds of people — men, women and children — were being taken against their will to a mysterious ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Freud and Beyond

    A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought

    The classic, in-depth history of psychoanalysis, presenting over a hundred years of thought and theoriesSigmund Freud's concepts have become a part of our psychological vocabulary: unconscious thoughts and feelings, conflict, the meaning of dreams, the sensuality of childhood. But psychoanalytic thinking has undergone an enormous expansion and transformation since Freud's death in 1939. With Freud ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • What Is History, Now?

    This groundbreaking new collection addresses the burning issue of how we interpret history today. What stories are told, and by whom, who should be celebrated, and what rewritten, are questions that have been asked recently not just within the history world, but by all of us. Featuring a diverse mix of writers, both bestselling names and emerging voices, this is the history book we need NOW.WHAT ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • English History: People, places and events that built a country (Collins Little Books)

    by Robert Peal ...
    Series series Collins Little Books
    A concise guide to key events, people and places in English history and how England has come to be what it is today. From prehistoric England, Stonehenge and the Romans to modern times.Key events, people and places include:The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings1066, Battle of HastingsRichard 1 and The CrusadesHenry VIII, Thomas More, The Spanish Armada, Gunpowder PlotCromwellWorld Wars 1 and 2The NHSThe ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Story of Mankind

    Series series Bluehen
    The Story of Mankind tells in brief chapters the history of Western civilization beginning with primitive man, covering the development of writing, art, and architecture, the rise of major religions, and the formation of the modern (for 1921) nation-state. Van Loon explains in the book how he selected what and what not to include by subjecting all materials to the question: Did the person or event ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • How Social Atheism Dethroned Christianity and Seized Power in the West, and the Caustic Effects of Darwinian Theory in the World

    Observational Commentaries on Social Atheism

    Series series Observational Commentaries on Social Atheism
    This book, the first of the three volume series "Observational commentaries on Social Atheism" features a description of the history of how Christianity arose to popularity to the West, and a description of how modern Social Atheism arose: that is, how following the "age of enlightenment" numerous elements gave way for the rise of Atheism generally recognized in two organized forms, Darwinism and ... Read more

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  • The U.S. Constitution And Fascinating Facts About It

    In The U.S. Constitution & Fascinating Facts About It you'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence–and much more! You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution in the two centuries since its creation. ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Mad about Shakespeare: From Classroom to Theatre to Emergency Room

    by Jonathan Bate ...
    ‘Enlightening, moving’ SIR IAN MCKELLENFrom the acclaimed and bestselling biographer Jonathan Bate, a luminous new exploration of Shakespeare and how his themes can untangle comedy and tragedy, learning and loving in our modern lives.‘The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.’How does one survive the death of a loved one, the mess of war, the experience of being schooled, of ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Ottoman Empire: The History of the Turkish Empire that Lasted Over 600 Years

    The name "Ottoman" was coined from the chieftain (or "Bey") called Osman, who declared independence from the Seljuk Turks. This beautiful book takes you through the captivating rise and fall of the powerful Ottoman dynasty, from its origins to its inception as a world power that served as a turning point in the history of North Africa, Southeast Europe, the Middle East, and even the rest of the ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Marie Curie: The Mother of Modern Physics

    Marie Curie is renowned for her remarkable achievements and discoveries as a scientist. The fact that she's a female scientist may not be that controversial in our time, but that wasn't the case back in the 1800s when women were expected to marry, cook, and raise children. Maire set out on a road that was completely uncharted for women. Not only did she prove that women can do everything that men ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Trail of Tears:The 19th Century Forced Migration of Native Americans

    The Trail of Tears is a fascinating story that revolves around the forced removal of the Native Americans from their ancestral lands in the United States in the 19th century.To understand the occurrence and consequences of the Trail of Tears, it is necessary to first learn about the significant parts of the history of Native Americans - where they came from, how they were controlled, and the ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • It All Adds Up: The Story of People and Mathematics

    Translated by Stephen S. Wilson ...
    ‘Fascinating … so enlightening that suddenly maths doesn’t seem so fearsome as it once did’ SIMON WINCHESTERFrom Aristotle to Ada Lovelace: a brief history of the mathematical ideas that have forever changed the world and the everyday people and pioneers behind them. The story of our best invention yet.From our ability to calculate the passing of time to the algorithms that control computers and ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Preserving Bronze Plaques & Memorial

    by James Walker ...
    Bronze plaques and memorials are an important part of our cultural heritage. They preserve the memory of important places, events and people. Unfortunately, the effects of pollution and other environmental factors, cause them to weather and become unreadable, if not properly cared for. With a few simple supplies and some elbow grease, this how-to manual makes the process easy. Preserving bronze ... Read more

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  • Division to Unification in Imperial China

    The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty (220907)

    by Jing Liu ...
    Series Book 2 - Understanding China Through Comics
    Who founded China? Are Chinese people religious? What is Chinese culture and how has it changed over time? The Understanding China Through Comics series answers these questions and more.Division to Unification in Imperial China is series volume two. It explores one of China's more chaotic periods when Chinese culture flourished while civil wars and foreign invasions repeatedly thwarted attempts at ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Lies My Teacher Told Me

    Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

    "Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself."—Howard ZinnA new edition of the national bestseller and American Book Award winner, with a new preface by the authorSince its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has become one ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Historical Thinking

    by Sam Wineburg ...
    Series series Critical Perspectives On The P
    Since ancient times, the pundits have lamented young people's lack of historical knowledge and warned that ignorance of the past surely condemns humanity to repeating its mistakes. In the contemporary United States, this dire outlook drives a contentious debate about what key events, nations, and people are essential for history students. Sam Wineburg says that we are asking the wrong questions. ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Casting the Past: Indie Podcasters Bringing History to Life

    Casting the Past is a collection of interviews with some of the brightest indie history podcasters with subjects ranging from Soviet Russia to the history of Scientific Discovery. In the growing field of history podcasting, these shows consistently bring great quality programming to listeners. They inform and entertain. And they do it as individuals, not with the backing and support of radio ... Read more

    $7.21 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ancient and Modern Initiation

    by Max Heindel ...
    First published in 1909, "Ancient and Modern Initiation" is an enlightened study of Rosicrucian philosophy from one of the esoteric leaders of the 20th century, Max Heindel.Heindel, famous mystic and occultist and founder of the Rosicrucian Fellowship, offers this work to help understand the history and meaning of initiation. The book collect the hidden secrets within the life of Christ and the ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus