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  • The Age of Revolution

    series A History of the English-Speaking Peoples #3
    The third volume of the prime minister’s history of Britain follows the nation’s ascent as a world power and its response to the threat of Napoleon.In the “wilderness” years after Sir Winston Churchill unflinchingly guided his country through World War II, he turned his masterful hand to an exhaustive history of the country he loved above all else. And the world discovered that this brilliant ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Madness in Civilization

    The Cultural History of Insanity

    by Andrew Scull ...
    The loss of reason, a sense of alienation from the common-sense world we all like to imagine we inhabit, the shattering emotional turmoil that can seize hold of some of us: these are a part of our shared human experience whatever culture we come from. Nowadays, mental disturbance is most commonly (though not always) viewed through a medical lens, but human beings have also always sought to make ... Read more

    $23.75 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

    $14.95 AUD

  • Checkmate in Berlin

    The Cold War Showdown that Shaped the Modern World

    by Giles Milton ...
    'Brilliantly recapturing the febrile atmosphere of Berlin in the first four years after the Second World War, Giles Milton reminds us what an excellent story-teller he is' - Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with DestinyBerlin was in ruins when Soviet forces fought their way towards the Reichstag in the spring of 1945. Streets were choked with rubble, power supplies severed and the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • A Short History of Europe

    From Pericles to Putin

    by Simon Jenkins ...
    The first short, single-volume history of the continent - from the Dark Ages to present day - by the author of the bestselling A Short History of EnglandEurope is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells the story of its evolution from warring peoples to peace, wealth and freedom.From Greece and Rome, through the Reformation ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • X Troop

    The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

    by Leah Garrett ...
    'This is Inglorious Basterds - but much better. Because it is the real story of clandestine Jewish fighters wreaking havoc against the Nazi war machine' Norman Ohler, author of BlitzedJune 1942. The shadow of the Third Reich has fallen across the entire European continent. In desperation, Winston Churchill and his chief of staff form an unusual plan: a new commando unit made up of Jewish refugees ... Read more

    $17.99 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

  • 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, ObserverThe Red Army had mu... ... 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

  • A Man Called Intrepid

    The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II

    A New York Times Best Seller!The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its master, William Stephenson. Codenamed INTREPID by Winston Churchill, Stephenson was charged with establishing-and running-a vast, worldwide intelligence ... Read more

    $9.99 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

    $14.24 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

    $16.38 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • 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

  • 1066 and Before All That

    The Battle of Hastings, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

    by Ed West ...
    A riveting account of the most consequential year in English history, marked by bloody conflict with invaders on all sides.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 pre-eminent ... Read more

    $15.99 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

    $13.63 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

  • 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

  • Travellers in the Third Reich

    The Rise of Fascism Through the Eyes of Everyday People

    by Julia Boyd ...
    **THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP THREE BESTSELLERWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 2018One of the Daily Telegraph’s Best Books of 2017A Guardian ‘Readers’ Choice’ Best Book of 2017Without the benefit of hindsight, how do you interpret what’s right in front of your eyes?**The events that took place in Germany between 1919 and 1945 were dramatic and terrible but there were also moments of ... Read more

    $12.09 AUD

  • Helga's Diary

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

    by Helga Weiss ...
    In 1938, when her diary begins, Helga is eight years old. Alongside her father and mother and the 45,000 Jews who live in Prague, she endures the Nazi invasion and regime: her father is denied work, schools are closed to her, she and her parents are confined to their flat. Then deportations begin, and her friends and family start to disappear.In 1941, Helga and her parents are sent to the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Richard III

    by David Baldwin ...
    Not many people would claim to be saints, or alternatively, consider themselves entirely without redeeming qualities. Some are unquestionably worse than others, but few have been held in greater infamy than Richard Plantagenet, afterwards Duke of Gloucester and, later still, King Richard III. Richards character has been besmirched as often as it has been defended, and the arguments between his ... Read more

    $12.20 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