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  • Collapse

    How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive

    by Jared Diamond ...
    From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations.Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future.What happened to the people who made ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Batavia's Graveyard

    by Mike Dash ...
    The true story of the mad heretic who led history's bloodiest mutiny - 'An adult version of LORD OF THE FLIES that is, moreover, entirely true' Evening StandardWhen the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia struck an uncharted reef off the new continent of Australia on her maiden voyage in 1629, 332 men, women and children were on board. While some headed off in a lifeboat to seek help, 250 of the survivors ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Ask A Historian

    50 Surprising Answers to Things You Always Wanted to Know

    by Greg Jenner ...
    'Brilliantly funny' SHAPARAK KHORSANDI'Immensely enjoyable' BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE'Every page contains delights' LINDSEY FITZHARRISWhy is Italy called Italy? How old is curry? How fast was the medieval Chinese post system? How do we know how people sounded in the past? Who invented maths?Responding to fifty genuine questions from the public, Greg Jenner takes you on an entertaining tour through ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • Migrants

    The Story of Us All

    by Sam Miller ...
    Migrants cuts through the toxic debates to tell the rich and collective stories of humankind's urge to move.'Fascinating... Miller's perspective may be just what we need' Daily Telegraph'Enjoyable, provocative and timely' Spectator'Timely and empathetic: a rare combination on this most controversial issue' Remi Adekoya, author of Biracial Britain'Tremendous: ... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • My Early Life. A Roving Commission.

    Various accounts having appeared from time to time of my early life and adventures, and I myself having published thirty years ago stories of the several campaigns in which I took part, and having written later about particular episodes, I have thought it right to bring the whole together in a single complete story; and to tell the tale, such as it is, anew. I have therefore not only searched my ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Warrior of Mercia

    The BRAND NEW action-packed historical thriller from MJ Porter

    by MJ Porter ...
    Book 3 - The Eagle of Mercia Chronicles
    The next thrilling adventure, all NEW from MJ PorterIcel is a lone wolf no more...Oath sworn to Wiglaf, King of Mercia and acknowledged as a member of Ealdorman Ælfstan’s warrior band, Icel continues to forge his own destiny on the path to becoming the Warrior of Mercia.With King Ecgberht of Wessex defeated and Londonium back under Mercian control, the Wessex invasion of Mercia is over.But the ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chip War

    The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology

    by Chris Miller ...
    ***Winner of the 2022 Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award***'Pulse quickening. A nonfiction thriller - equal parts The China Syndrome and Mission Impossible' New York TimesAn epic account of the decades-long battle to control the world's most critical resource—microchip technologyPower in the modern world - military, economic, geopolitical - is built on a foundation of... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Empires in World History

    Power and the Politics of Difference

    How empires have used diversity to shape the world order for more than two millenniaEmpires—vast states of territories and peoples united by force and ambition—have dominated the political landscape for more than two millennia. Empires in World History departs from conventional European and nation-centered perspectives to take a remarkable look at how empires relied on diversity to shape the ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning

    by Nigel Biggar ...
    The Sunday Times BestsellerA new assessment of the West’s colonial recordIn the wake of the dissolution of the Soviet empire in 1989, many believed that we had arrived at the ‘End of History’ – that the global dominance of liberal democracy had been secured forever.Now however, with Russia rattling its sabre on the borders of Europe and China rising to challenge the post-1945 world order, the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Prevail

    The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935-?1941

    by Jeff Pearce ...
    It was the war that changed everything, and yet it’s been mostly forgotten: in 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia. It dominated newspaper headlines and newsreels. It inspired mass marches in Harlem, a play on Broadway, and independence movements in Africa. As the British Navy sailed into the Mediterranean for a white-knuckle showdown with Italian ships, riots broke out in major cities all over the ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • Trouble in the Valleys

    A compelling wartime saga that will warm your heart

    Book 4 - Wartime in the Valleys
    Can Polly finally escape her haunting past?Spring 1919: WW1 might be over, but the inhabitants of Dorcalon in the Welsh Valleys still feel the pain of the war that took so many of their men.Polly Smith is trying to survive her own battle at home. After her abusive husband, Gus, was finally jailed, Polly has been raising her two-year-old son, Herby alone.But being a single mother isn’t easy, and ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Caesar

    The story of one of the most brilliant, flamboyant and historically important men who ever lived.'A superb achievement' LITERARY REVIEW'C****ombines scholarship with storytelling to bring the ancient world to life: in his masterly new CAESAR he shows us the greatest Roman as man, statesman, soldier and lover' Simon Sebag Montefiore'Magnificent' DAILY TELEGRAPHFrom the very beginning, Caesar's ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Sapiens


    'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack ObamaWhat makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens?One of the world's preeminent historians and thinkers, Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human.Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Book Of Roads And Kingdoms

    A lost imperial city, full of wonder and marvels. An empire that was the largest the world had ever seen, established with astonishing speed. A people obsessed with travel, knowledge and adventure.When Richard Fidler came across the account of Ibn Fadlan - a tenth-century Arab diplomat who travelled all the way from Baghdad to the cold riverlands of modern-day Russia - he was struck by how modern ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Against the Grain

    A Deep History of the Earliest States

    An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrativeWhy did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors of today’s states? Most people believe that plant and animal domestication allowed humans, finally, to settle ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • The Gravediggers

    1932, The Last Winter of the Weimar Republic

    November 1932. With the German economy in ruins and street battles raging between political factions, the Weimar Republic is in its death throes. Its elderly president Paul von Hindenburg floats above the fray, inscrutably haunting the halls of the Reichstag. In the shadows, would-be saviours of the nation vie for control.The great rivals are the chancellors Franz von Papen and Kurt von Schleicher ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Leadership

    Six Studies in World Strategy

    Henry Kissinger analyses how six extraordinary leaders he has known have shaped their countries and the world'Leaders,' writes Henry Kissinger in this compelling book, 'think and act at the intersection of two axes: the first, between the past and the future; the second between the abiding values and aspirations of those they lead. They must balance what they know, which is necessarily drawn from ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The End is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses

    by Dan Carlin ...
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDo tough times create tougher people? Can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying itself? Will human technology ever peak or regress? And why, since the dawn of time, has it always seemed as though death and destruction are waiting just around the corner?Combining his trademark thrilling, expansive storytelling with rigorous history and thought ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Crack-Up Capitalism

    Market Radicals and the Dream of a World Without Democracy

    'Gonzo brilliance ... unique and highly entertaining' Financial Times**'Revelatory reading' Adam Tooze, author of Crashed'After reading Quinn Slobodian's new book, you are not likely to think about capitalism the same way' Jacobin**Look at a map of the world and you'll see a neat patchwork of nation-states. But this is not where power actually resides. From the 1990s onwards, globalization has ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • 1066: History in an Hour

    by Kaye Jones ...
    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.During the year 1066, England had three different kings and fought three huge battles in defence of the realm, including the bloody Battle of Hastings. The result was the Norman Conquest which defined England during the Middle Ages.1066 in an Hour will guide you through the politics and personalities of the Norman invasion. It will help you ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Horizons

    A Global History of Science

    by James Poskett ...
    'Superb' Sunday Times'Revolutionary' Alice Roberts'Hugely important' Jim Al-Khalili_______________A radical retelling of the history of science that foregrounds the scientists erased from historyIn this major retelling of the history of science from 1450 to the present day, James Poskett explodes the myth that science began in Europe.The blinkered Western gaze focusing... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Utopia for Realists

    And How We Can Get There

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Listen out for Rutger Bregman. He has a big future shaping the future' Observer'A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell' New York Times'The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas' GuardianIn Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable.... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Pathogenesis

    How germs made history

    **A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK'Powerfully argued... Fascinating and pacy'** Sunday Times, Book of the Week'Superbly written... sure to please readers of Yuval Noah Harari or Rutger Bregman' The Times'Full of amazing facts' *Observer'*The book shines when it brings cutting-edge science to bear' *Financial Times'*A dizzying range of material' *The Economist'*<str... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Cold War

    In 1950, when Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh and Kim Il-Sung met in Moscow to discuss the future, they had reason to feel optimistic. International Communism seemed everywhere on the offensive: all of Eastern Europe was securely in the Soviet camp; America's monopoly on nuclear weapons was a thing of the past; and Mao's forces had assumed control over the world's most populous country. The ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD