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  • How to Become a Spy

    The World War II SOE Training Manual

    During World War II, training in the black arts of covert operation was vital preparation for the ungentlemanly warfare” waged by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) against Hitler’s Germany and Tojo’s Japan. In the early years of the war, the SOE set up top secret training schools to instruct prospective agents in the art of being a spy. Soon there was an international network of schools in ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • A True History of the United States

    Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism

    series Sunlight Editions
    **“Thought-provoking—a must read for [everyone] seeking a firm grasp of accurate American history." —Kirkus (starred review)Brilliant, readable, and raw. Maj. (ret.) Danny Sjursen, who served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at West Point, delivers a true epic and the perfect companion to Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.**Sjursen shifts the lens ... Read more

    $18.03 AUD

  • They Came for Freedom

    The Forgotten, Epic Adventure of the Pilgrims

    by Jay Milbrandt ...
    A page-turning story of the Pilgrims, the courageous band of freedom-seekers who set out for a new life for themselves and forever changed the course of history.Once a year at Thanksgiving, we encounter Pilgrims as folksy people in funny hats before promptly forgetting them. In the centuries since America began, the Pilgrims have been relegated to folklore and children’s stories, fairy-tale ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • City of the Century

    The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America

    “A wonderfully readable account of Chicago’s early history” and the inspiration behind PBS’s American Experience (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).Depicting its turbulent beginnings to its current status as one of the world’s most dynamic cities, City of the Century tells the story of Chicago—and the story of America, writ small. From its many natural disasters, including the Great Fire of ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • An Echo in the Bone

    Outlander Novel 7

    series Outlander #7
    THE TRIUMPHANT SEVENTH NOVEL IN THE MULTI-MILLION BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES.The year is 1777. The place, North Carolina. And as the American rebellion grows in intensity, Highlander Jamie Fraser and his wife Claire need to decide which side their family is going to be on.The choice should be an easy one, given that Claire was born in the twentieth century and has already seen the future - in ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • In the Shadows of the American Century

    The Rise and Decline of US Global Power

    series Dispatch Books
    The award-winning historian delivers a “brilliant and deeply informed” analysis of American power from the Spanish-American War to the Trump Administration (New York Journal of Books).In this sweeping and incisive history of US foreign relations, historian Alfred McCoy explores America’s rise as a world power from the 1890s through the Cold War, and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Slaves Have Names

    Ancestors of My Home

    They lived with professors and waited on former presidents. They were masons and nurses, school teachers and field hands, 246 people owned by a man who struggled with the institution of slavery. Yet, almost no one knows their names. When a white woman begins to study the history of the plantations these people built, the plantations where she was raised, she discovers that the silence around these ... Read more

    $5.23 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Collected Essays

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The White Album, and After Henry

    by Joan Didion ...
    Three essential works that redefined the art of journalism by “one of our sharpest and most trustworthy cultural observers” (The New York Times).In these masterpieces of razor-sharp reportage, the National Book Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling author proves herself one of the premier essayists of the twentieth century, “an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths ... Read more

    $31.67 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Vanderbilt

    The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

    New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts.One of the Washington Post's Notable Works of Nonfiction of 2021When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat ferrying ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD $3.99 AUD

  • The Widow of the South

    by Robert Hicks ...
    Tennessee, 1864. On a late autumn day, near a little town called Franklin, 10,000 men will soon lie dead or dying in a battle that will change many lives for ever. None will be more changed than Carrie McGavock, who finds her home taken over by the Confederate army and turned into a field hospital. Taking charge, she finds the courage to face up to the horrors around her and, in doing so, finds a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Thunder Dog

    The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust

    Faith. Trust. Triumph."I trust Roselle with my life, every day. She trusts me to direct her. And today is no different, except the stakes are higher." ?Michael HingsonFirst came the boom?the loud, deep, unapologetic bellow that seemed to erupt from the very core of the earth. Eerily, the majestic high-rise slowly leaned to the south. On the seventy-eighth floor of the World Trade Center's north ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

    The White House Years

    From Lyndon Johnson’s closest domestic adviser during the White House years comes a book in which “Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his raw and earthy glory” (The New York Times Book Review) that’s been called “a joy to read” (Stephen Ambrose, The Washington Post Book World).Califano takes us into the Oval Office as the decisions that irrevocably changed the United States were being crafted ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Benjamin Franklin

    An American Life

    In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin’s life from Boston to ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • David McCullough American Presidents E-Book Box Set

    John Adams, Mornings on Horseback, Truman, The Course of Human Events

    From “America’s most beloved biographer, David McCullough” (Time)—a collection of his bestselling biographies of American Presidents.This ebook box set features David McCullough’s award-winning biographies of American Presidents.John Adams isthe magisterial, Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation’s founders and most important figures, who ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

  • The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America

    "A masterly quarter-century of commentary on the discipline of American history."—Allen D. Boyer, New York Times Book Review"This book amounts to an intellectual autobiography....These pieces are thus a statement of what I have thought about early Americans during nearly seventy years in their company," writes historian Edmund S. Morgan in the introduction to this landmark collection. The Genuine ... Read more

    $16.71 AUD

  • Play by the Rules

    The Short Story of America's Leadership: From Hiroshima to COVID-19

    In Play by the Rules, acclaimed writer and historian Michael Pembroke offers a fresh take on the USA’s vast influence and asks whether it is still a force for good.In the heady days after 1945, the authority of the United States was unrivalled. But seventy-five years later, its influence has already diminished. The world has now entered a post-American era – defined by the rise of Asia and the ... Read more

    $12.09 AUD $8.79 AUD

  • Jewish New York

    The Remarkable Story of a City and a People

    The definitive history of Jews in New York and how they transformed the cityJewish New York reveals the multifaceted world of one of the city’s most important ethnic and religious groups.Jewish immigrants changed New York. They built its clothing industry and constructed huge swaths of apartment buildings. New York Jews helped to make the city the center of the nation’s publishing industry and ... Read more

    $27.05 AUD

  • Joe Picket 7-12

    by C. J. Box ...
    series Joe Pickett Bundles #2
    Free FireJoe Pickett's been hired to investigate one of the most cold-blooded mass killings in Wyoming history. Attorney Clay McCann admitted to slaughtering four campers in a back-country corner of Yellowstone National Park - a 'free-fire' zone with no residents or jurisdiction. In this remote fifty-square-mile stretch a man can literally get away with murder. Now McCann's a free man, and Pickett ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • The Big Oyster

    A Molluscular History of New York

    When Peter Minuit bought Manhattan for $24 in 1626 he showed his shrewdness by also buying the oyster beds off tiny, nearby Oyster Island, renamed Ellis Island in 1770.From the Minuit purchase until pollution finally destroyed the beds in the 1920s, New York was a city known for its oysters, especially in the late 1800s, when Europe and America enjoyed a decades-long oyster craze. In a dubious ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Enterprise

    America's Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II

    This is the epic and heroic story of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and of the courageous men who fought and died on her from Pearl Harbor to the end of the conflict.Acclaimed military historian Barrett Tillman recounts the World War II exploits of America’s most decorated warship and its colorful crews— tales of unmatched daring and heroism. ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Fire and Fury

    by Michael Wolff ...
    SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERNEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERWith extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael W... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Thousand Days

    John F. Kennedy in the White House

    Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner: “Of all the Kennedy books . . . this is the best.” —TimeArthur M. Schlesinger Jr. served as special assistant to President John F. Kennedy throughout his presidency—from the long and grueling campaign to Kennedy’s tragic and unexpected assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald. In A Thousand Days, Schlesinger combines intimate knowledge as one of President ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Time's Convert

    return to the spellbinding world of A Discovery of Witches

    **From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, now a major Sky original TV series**Return to the enchanting world of the All Souls trilogy for a love story like no other...Marcus Whitmore was made a vampire in the eighteenth century. Over two hundred years later, he finds himself in love with Phoebe Taylor, a human who decides to become a vampire herself.And with tradition ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • They Made America

    From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators

    An illustrated history of American innovators -- some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating -- by the author of the bestselling The American Century. ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD