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  • Barbarossa

    How Hitler Lost the War

    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER'The best single-volume account of the Barbarossa campaign to date' Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny'A page-turning descent into Hell and back . . . this fresh and compelling account of Hitler's failed invasion of the Soviet Union should be on everyone's reading list for 2021' Dr Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire______________... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Vogelvrij

    by Femke Roobol ...
    Book 2 - De kleine revolutie
    Femke Roobol neemt je na 'Vrijgevochten', dat zich afspeelde in Leiden, nu in 'Vogelvrij' mee naar Frankrijk voor het tweede deel van haar historische tweeluik 'De kleine revolutie'.In de nasleep van de burgeroorlog eind achttiende eeuw waarin de patriotten zijn verslagen, vluchten velen naar Frankrijk. Cornelia en Severijn gaan naar de Nederlandse kolonie in Saint-Omer en trekken later naar ... Read more

    $14.78 AUD $4.42 AUD

  • Checkmate in Berlin

    The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World

    by Giles Milton ...
    'Brilliantly written and completely absorbing, this is Milton's masterpiece' ANTHONY HOROWITZBERLIN'S FATE WAS SEALED AT THE 1945 YALTA CONFERENCE.The city was to be carved up between the victorious powers - British, American, French and Soviet - with four all-powerful commandants ruling over their sectors. On paper, it seemed a pragmatic solution; in reality, it marked the start of a ferocious ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • A Village in the Third Reich

    How Ordinary Lives Were Transformed By the Rise of Fascism – from the author of Sunday Times bestseller Travellers in the Third Reich

    by Julia Boyd ...
    **___________‘Fascinating… You’ll learn more about the psychological workings of Nazism by reading this superbly researched chronicle… than you will by reading a shelf of wider-canvas volumes on the rise of Nazism.’** Daily Mail‘An utterly absorbing insight into the full spectrum of responses from ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.’ The Times‘Boyd is an outstanding micro-historian.’ ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Chanel's Riviera

    Life, Love and the Struggle for Survival on the Côte d'Azur, 1930–1944

    Far from worrying about the onset of war, in the spring of 1938 the burning question on the French Riviera was whether one should curtsey to the Duchess of Windsor. Few of those who had settled there thought much about what was going on in the rest of Europe. It was a golden, glamorous life, far removed from politics or conflict.Featuring a sparkling cast of artists, writers and historical figures ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Venice: Lion City

    The Religion of Empire

    by Garry Wills ...
    Garry Wills's Venice: Lion City is a tour de force -- a rich, colorful, and provocative history of the world's most fascinating city in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it was at the peak of its glory. This was not the city of decadence, carnival, and nostalgia familiar to us from later centuries. It was a ruthless imperial city, with a shrewd commercial base, like ancient Athens, which ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Holy Roman Empire

    A Thousand Years of Europe's History

    THE SUNDAY TIMES AND ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016'Hugely impressive... Wilson is an assured guide through the millennium-long labyrinth of papal-imperial relations' Literary ReviewA great, sprawling, ancient and unique entity, the Holy Roman Empire, from its founding by Charlemagne to its destruction by Napoleon a millennium later, formed the heart of Europe. It was a great engine for ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Lotharingia

    A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country

    by Simon Winder ...
    From the bestselling author of Germania, Lotharinigia is the third installment in Simon Winder's personal history of Europe.In 843 AD, the three surviving grandsons of the great emperor Charlemagne met at Verdun. After years of bitter squabbles over who would inherit the family land, they finally decided to divide the territory and go their separate ways. In a moment of staggering significance, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Hitler's Children

    Sons and Daughters of Third Reich Leaders

    by Gerald Posner ...
    “A mesmerizing, blood-chilling book . . . The contrast between innocent childhood experience, and the awful understanding of that experience that came with time, is enough to make you weep"– Los Angeles TimesGöring. Hess. Mengele. Dönitz. Names that conjure up dark memories of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. They were the architects of the Third Reich. And they were fathers. Gerald Posner ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Berlin

    The Downfall 1945: The Number One Bestseller

    by Antony Beevor ...
    THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ON THE LAST DAYS OF THE THIRD REICH'Recounts, in harrowing detail and with formidable skill, the brutal death-throes of Hitler's Reich at the hands of the rampaging Red Army' Boyd Tonkin, Independent'An irresistibly compelling narrative, of events so terrible that they still have the power to provoke wonder and awe' Adam Sisman, Observer________________... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Guns of August

    The Classic Bestselling Account of the Outbreak of the First World War

    Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war.War pressed against every frontier. Suddenly dismayed, governments struggled and twisted to fend it off. It was no use . . .Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning account of how the first thirty days of battle determined the course of the First World War is to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Cut Out Girl

    A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found: The Costa Book of the Year 2018

    by Bart van Es ...
    WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE 2018'A masterpiece of history and memoir' Evening Standard'Superb. This is a necessary book - painful, harrowing, tragic, but also uplifting' The Times__________________________________________________Little Lien wasn't taken from her Jewish pare... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Passchendaele

    Requiem for Doomed Youth

    by Paul Ham ...
    Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The photographs never sleep of this four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, the worst year of the war: blackened tree stumps rising out of a field of mud, corpses of men and horses drowned in shell holes, terrified soldiers huddled in trenches awaiting the whistle.The intervening century, the most ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Royal Babylon

    The Alarming History of European Royalty

    by Karl Shaw ...
    An uproarious, eye-opening history of Europe's notorious royal houses that leaves no throne unturned and will make you glad you live in a democracy.Do you want to know which queen has the unique distinction of being the only known royal kleptomaniac? Or which empress kept her dirty underwear under lock and key? Or which czar, upon discovering his wife's infidelity, had her lover decapitated and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • A Distant Mirror

    The Calamitous 14th Century

    A “marvelous history”* of medieval Europe, from the bubonic plague and the Papal Schism to the Hundred Years’ War, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August*Lawrence Wright, author of The End of October, in The Wall Street JournalThe fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Low Countries: A History

    Here, from British historian and New Yorker senior writer Anthony Bailey is the dramatic story of the Low Countries - Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg - from the early days of nomads and barbarian invaders to the birth of towns and cities to the rise and decline of world prominence and finally to the dark and tragic days of World War II. ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • 1066 and Before All That

    The Battle of Hastings, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

    by Ed West ...
    series A Very, Very Short History of England
    A riveting account of the most consequential year in English history—with a touch of classic British humor.1066 is the most famous date in history, and with good reason, since no battle in medieval history had such a devastating effect on its losers as the Battle of Hastings—which altered the entire course of English history.The French-speaking Normans were the preeminent warriors of the eleventh ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Life & Legend Of Cesare Borgia

    The most handsome man of his era… yet also the most feared...Cesare Borgia was the most infamous member of history’s original crime family – the Borgias. Son of the scandalous Pope Alexander VI, and brother to the notorious Lucrezia Borgia, he rose above them all to become an icon of power. At the age of twenty-four, he was an accomplished murderer, at twenty-seven he had conquered most of Italy, ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • The Age of Genius

    The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind

    What happened to the European mind between 1605, when an audience watching Macbeth at the Globe might believe that regicide was such an aberration of the natural order that ghosts could burst from the ground, and 1649, when a large crowd, perhaps including some who had seen Macbeth forty-four years earlier, could stand and watch the execution of a king? Or consider the difference between a magus ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Shortest History of Europe

    by John Hirst ...
    Celebrated historian John Hirst offers a fascinating exploration of the qualities that made Europe a world-changing civilisation.The Shortest History of Europe begins with a rapid overview of European civilisation, describing its birth from an unlikely mixture of classical learning, Christianity and German warrior culture. Over the centuries, this unstable blend produced highly distinctive ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Holocaust

    A New History

    by Laurence Rees ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER AND THE FIRST AUTHORITATIVE ACCOUNT FOR 30 YEARS'By far the clearest book ever written about the Holocaust, and also the best at explaining its origins and grotesque mentality, as well as its chaotic development' Antony Beevor'Groundbreaking. You might have thought that we know everything there is to know about the Holocaust but this book proves there is much ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Celts

    by Alice Roberts ...
    'Informed, impeccably researched and written' Neil OliverThe Celts are one of the world's most mysterious ancient people. In this compelling account, Alice Roberts takes us on a journey across Europe, uncovering the truth about this engimatic tribe: their origins, their treasure and their enduring legacy today. What emerges is not a wild people, but a highly sophisticated tribal culture that ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Helga's Diary

    A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp

    by Helga Weiss ...
    'The most moving Holocaust diary published since Anne Frank' Daily TelegraphFirst they led us to the baths, where they took from us everything we still had. Quite literally there wasn't even a hair left. I didn't even recognize my own mother till I heard her voice . . .In 1941, aged 12, Helga Weiss, her mother and father were forced to say goodbye to their home, their relatives and all that they ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Travellers in the Third Reich

    The Rise of Fascism Through the Eyes of Everyday People

    by Julia Boyd ...
    Witness the rise of the Third Reich through the perspective of outsiders – extraordinary tales from visitors and travellers drawn to the ‘New Germany’ of the 1930s.The events that took place in Germany between 1919 and 1945 were dramatic and terrible but there were also moments of confusion, of doubt – of hope even. Without the benefit of hindsight, how did people interpret what was unfolding in ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD