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  • Flinders

    The fascinating life, loves & great adventures of the man who put Australia on the map from the award winning author of BANJO, BANKS and HUDSON FYSH

    The extraordinary life, loves and voyages of the man who put Australia on the mapIn 1810, Matthew Flinders made his final voyage home to his beloved wife, Ann, his body ravaged by the deprivations of years of imprisonment by the French. Four years later, at the age of just 40, he would be dead - a premature, tragic end to one of the world's greatest maritime adventurers who circumnavigated and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Topgun Days

    Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks

    by Dave Baranek ...
    Dave Baranek (callsign "Bio") was one of 451 young men to receive his Wings of Gold in 1980 as a naval flight officer. Four years later, seasoned by intense training and deployments in the tense confrontations of the cold war, he became the only one of that initial group to rise to become an instructor at the navy's elite Fighter Weapons School. As a Topgun instructor, Bio was responsible for ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • Batavia

    from the author of The Opera House, Ned Kelly and Mutiny on the Bounty

    Batavia is the greatest story in Australia�s history. The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs evil, the derring-do of sea-faring adventure, mutiny, ship-wreck, love, lust, blood-lust, petty fascist dictatorship, criminality, a reign of terror, murders most foul, sexual slavery, ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Servo

    Tales from the Graveyard Shift

    by David Goodwin ...
    'Goodwin is a natural-born storyteller, effortlessly compelling whether he's talking about the draconian policies of his bosses, the mad ramblings of his regulars or his own forays into chemical-induced debauchery . . . However, the true secret to Servo's brilliance is that beneath its irreverent, gonzo stylings it's actually a heartfelt, coming-of-age memoir' READINGSAn odyssey of drive-offs, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Harrier 809

    Britain’s Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War

    by Rowland White ...
    'Utterly brilliant: a fantastically exciting book... This really does read like the best kind of thriller. His best book yet' James Holland, author of Normandy '44April 1982. Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.In response, Britain despatches a naval task force. Eight thousand miles from home, its fate hinges on just twenty Sea Harriers against the two hundred-strong might of the Argentine Air ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Wide Wide Sea

    The thrilling account of Captain Cook's final journey, for fans of The Wager by David Grann

    by Hampton Sides ...
    From New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides, the epic account of the most momentous voyage of the Age of Exploration, culminating in Captain James Cook's death‘An enthralling account of Captain Cook’s final, fatal voyage… An excellent new book’ The Economist‘A rollicking good read, with a tone that reminds me of David Grann’s recent tale of the 1741 Wager shipwreck . . . ... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Conquest of the Atlantic

    Cunard Liners in the 1950s and 1960s

    Cunard, the most famous name in shipping, turns 175 in 2015. The company began back in 1840, with paddlewheel steamers, but grew and progressed and created some of the largest, fastest and most luxurious liners afloat in their time. The final ‘golden age’ on the Atlantic run between Europe & America was the 1950s, when the Company slogan ‘Getting There Was Half the Fun’ seemed so apt. Cunard had ... Read more

    $12.26 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Ocean Railway: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Samuel Cunard and the Revolutionary World of the Great Atlantic Steamships

    by Stephen Fox ...
    An epic social history of steamship travel from the 19th-century to the ‘Lusitania’, the ‘Mauretania’ and the ‘Titanic’.The great transatlantic steamships became emblems of an age, of a Victorian audacity of spirit-cathedrals to man's harnessing of new technology. Through the innovations and designs of key engineers and shipping magnates – Samuel Cunard, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Edward Knights ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Ship Asunder

    A Maritime History of Britain in Eleven Vessels

    by Tom Nancollas ...
    **A Sunday Times Book of the Year'Three and a half millennia of British Maritime history, from the Middle Bronze Age to the early 20th century ... This book is written with passion and sympathy. It will live with me for a very long time'** Francis Pryor, author of The FensIf Britain's maritime history were embodied in a single ship, she would have a prehistoric prow, a mast plucked from a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Cunard Cruise Ships

    by Ian Collard ...
    The Cunard Line’s Britannia was the first steamship to establish regular communication across the Atlantic. She sailed on her maiden voyage on 4 July 1840, setting in motion the first regular steamship line. Iron supplanted wood in hull construction and the screw propeller was gradually replacing the paddle wheel. The line became a public company in 1878 and became the Cunard Steam Ship Company ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Maurice and Maralyn

    An extraordinary true story of love, shipwreck and survival

    **A Guardian, Observer & Waterstones Nonfiction Book of 2024**'One of those very special books that makes you put everything on hold so you can get back to it' RACHEL JOYCEWhat begins as an eccentric English love story turns into one of the most dramatic adventures ever recorded...Maurice and Maralyn couldn't be more different. He is as cautious and awkward as she is charismatic and forceful. It ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Great Australian Outback Trucking Stories

    by Bill Marsh ...
    Series series Great Australian Stories
    'Marsh knows how to spin a yarn' - Gold Coast BulletinWhether they're carting produce, stock, fuel, or even (unbeknown to them) dead bodies, there's one thing that can be said about outback truckies - they're a colourful bunch.Meet the outback truckies who brave interminable distances, searing heat, raging floodwaters and foot-deep bulldust to transport goods all across this vast land, serving as ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Wager

    by David Grann ...
    **THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER*LONGLISTED FOR THE 2023 BALLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION**SELECTED AS ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2023*'The beauty of The Wager unfurls like a great sail... one of the finest nonfiction books I’ve ever read'** Guardian‘The greatest sea story ever told’ Spectator‘A cracking yarn… Grann’s taste for desperate predicaments finds its f... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Chrysler's Turbine Car

    The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation

    Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the world of automotive research and development in the 1960s, this engaging narrative traces the birth of Chrysler’s alternative “jet” car and reveals the story behind its sudden and mysterious demise. Relying on extensive research and firsthand accounts from surviving members of the turbine car program—including the metallurgist who created the exotic ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • British Destroyers

    From Earliest Days to the Second World War

    A history of the early days of Royal Navy destroyers, and how they evolved to meet new military threats.In the late nineteenth century the advent of the modern torpedo woke the Royal Navy to a potent threat to its domination, not seriously challenged since Trafalgar. For the first time a relatively cheap weapon had the potential to sink the largest, and costliest, exponents of sea power.Not ... Read more

    $52.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Hurricane

    The Plane That Saved Britain

    The riveting exploits of a fighter aircraft – and an underrated aerial hero of the Second World WarThe Hawker Hurricane was flying on the outbreak of war in 1939. Six years later, having saved Britain, it was still playing a major part in the war effort.Widely remembered in its fighter role and unjustly left in the shade of the Spitfire, the Hurricane’s role was varied and pivotal: as a fighter, ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow

    A couple of quiet weeks sailing the River Severn was the intention. Somehow things got out of hand – a year later I had reached Romania and was still going ...Truly hilarious books are rare. Even rarer are those based on real events. Join A.J. Mackinnon, your charming and eccentric guide, on an amazing voyage in a boat called Jack de Crow.Equipped with his cheerful optimism and a pith helmet, this ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Last Explorer

    Hubert Wilkins, Australia's Unknown Hero

    by Simon Nasht ...
    ‘A superb book – every Australian should read it.’ - Dick SmithThe gripping story of one of the greatest explorers of the 20th Century.Hubert Wilkins was truly the last - and one of the greatest - explorers. And much more than that.Born in South Australia, he spent much of his life outside the country - but always remained an Australian.He travelled through every continent and was a pioneer of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Bringing Columbia Home

    The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

    Voted the Best Space Book of 2018 by the Space HipstersThe dramatic inside story of the epic search and recovery operation after the Columbia space shuttle disaster.On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation’s eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center was a ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • The World the Railways Made

    Across American praries, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas and deep into the heart of Africa, the modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was sudden and universal: railways carried empire, capitalism and industrialization to every corner of the planet. For some, the 'Iron Road' symbolized the brute horrors of modernity; for others the way toward a brighter ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Looking Out the Window, Talking to the Person Next to Me

    My Life in Airplanes

    by Eric Rush ...
    The author was too old to become an airline pilot when he decided to learn to fly and earn his living in airplanes, but airline deregulation opened doors for those who, because of age, imperfect vision, or lack of college degree had been considered unqualified to fly airliners. He kept a diary of his flying life from first lesson through retirement in case his grandchildren might someday wonder ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • One Eye Open

    A gripping standalone thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller

    by Paul Finch ...
    If the lies don't kill you, the truth willAn electrifying, high-octane thrill ride; the new must-read standalone from a Sunday Times bestseller. Dark, gritty and always at the edge of your seat, this unforgettable new outing from master storyteller, Paul Finch, will appeal to fans of Peter James, Mark Billingham and Angela Marsons.*********************************... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Celestial Navigation

    Learn How to Master One of the Oldest Mariner's Arts

    by Tom Cunliffe ...
    Celestial navigation is one of the oldest of the mariner's arts – and one of the most awe-inspiring. It is also essential for every ocean sailor who wants to be able to fix his position should the GPS fail. Tom Cunliffe shows you how to master the art in easy stages. Within a few pages you'll be taking your first sight. From there it is a short step to plotting your position, wherever you may be ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Cathedrals of Steam

    How London's Great Stations Were Built – And How They Transformed the City

    'Fascinating' 'Books of the Year', Financial Times'London's twelve great rail termini are the epic survivors of the Victorian age... Wolmar brings them to life with the knowledge of an expert and the panache of a connoisseur.' Simon Jenkins'A wonderful tour, full of vivid incident and surprising detail.' Simon BradleyLondon hosts twelve major railway stations, more than any other city in the... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD