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  • Powers and Thrones

    A New History of the Middle Ages

    by Dan Jones ...
    The instant Sunday Times bestsellerA Times, New Statesman and Spectator Book of the Year'Simply the best popular history of the Middle Ages there is' Sunday Times'A great achievement, pulling together many strands with aplomb' Peter Frankopan, Spectator, Books of the Year'It's so delightful to encounter a skilled historian of such enormous energy ... ... Read more

    $2.19 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Brothers in Arms

    One Legendary Tank Regiment's Bloody War from D-Day to VE-Day

    by James Holland ...
    From the bestselling author of Normandy '44 and Sicily '43, a brilliant new history of the last days of the war'Seldom is war so vividly described...An assault on the senses...Painful to read, impossible to put down' Gerard DeGroot, The Times'Epic and moving...Holland brings this cramped universe vividly to life' Patrick Bishop, Daily Telegraph______It took a certain type of courage t... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

    Was medieval England full of knights on horseback rescuing fainting damsels in distress? Were the Middle Ages mired in superstition and ignorance? Why does nobody ever mention King Louis the First and Last? And, of course, those key questions: which monks were forbidden the delights of donning underpants... and did outlaws never wear trousers?Terry Jones and Alan Ereira are your guides to this ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Madhouse at the End of the Earth

    The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night

    'An epic of survival' -- MICHAEL PALIN'A "grade-A classic"' -- SUNDAY TIMES'Utterly enthralling' -- GEOFF DYER, GUARDIAN'Deeply engrossing' -- NEW YORK TIMESLISTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, SUNDAY TIMESThe harrowing, survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly wrong,... ... Read more

    $55.99 AUD

  • Sapiens

    A Brief History of Humankind

    **THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**'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?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 conquered it: us ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Shortest History of Democracy

    by John Keane ...
    In a time of grave uncertainty about the future of our planet, the radical potential of democracy is more important than ever. From its beginnings in Syria-Mesopotamia – and not Athens – to its role in fomenting revolutionary fervour in France and America, democracy has subverted fixed ways of deciding who should enjoy power and privilege, and why. For democracy encourages people to do something ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

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  • Midnight in Chernobyl

    The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Superb, enthralling and necessarily terrifying . . . every step feels spring-loaded with tension... extraordinary.' The New York TimesThe story of Chernobyl is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the 1986 disaster to life through the eyes of the men and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Numbers Don't Lie

    71 Things You Need to Know About the World

    by Vaclav Smil ...
    'My favourite author has done it again. Numbers Don't Lie is by far his most accessible book to date, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is curious about the world' Bill GatesIs flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy?From Earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation and inventions of our ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean

    The Ancient World Economy & the Kingdoms of Africa, Arabia & India

    This study of ancient Roman shipping and trade across continents reveals the Roman Empire’s far-reaching impact in the ancient world.In ancient times, large fleets of Roman merchant ships set sail from Egypt on voyages across the Indian Ocean. They sailed from Roman ports on the Red Sea to distant kingdoms on the east coast of Africa and southern Arabia. Many continued their voyages across the ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Eating to Extinction

    The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them

    by Dan Saladino ...
    'A book of wonders' Bee Wilson, Sunday Times, Books of the Year'Dan Saladino inspires us to believe that turning the tide is still possible.' Yotam Ottolenghi'I love this book... I wish the whole world could read it' Raymond BlancEating to Extinction is an astonishing journey through the past, present and future of food, a love letter to the diversity of global food culture... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Energy and Civilization

    A History

    by Vaclav Smil ...
    A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel–driven civilization."I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next 'Star Wars' movie. In his latest book, Energy and Civilization: A History, he goes deep and broad to explain how innovations in humans' ability to turn energy into heat, ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD

  • 1421

    The Year China Discovered The World

    by Gavin Menzies ...
    On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian harmony.Their journey would last for over two years ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A History of Masculinity

    From Patriarchy to Gender Justice

    by Ivan Jablonka ...
    Translated by Nathan Bracher ...
    'Exhilarating . . . a work of scholarship, but also inspiration. . . Go and read Jablonka and change the world' Christina Patterson, Sunday Times'An unexpected bestseller in France. . . it has sparked conversations' ChallengesA highly acclaimed, bestselling work from one of France's preeminent historiansWhat does it mean to be a good man? To be a good father, or a good partner? A good brother, ... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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  • Princesses

    The Six Daughters of George III

    by Flora Fraser ...
    In this sumptuous group portrait of the six daughters of 'Mad' King George III, acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser takes us into the heart of the British Royal family during the tumultuous period of the American and French revolutions.Drawing on their extraordinary private correspondence, Fraser gives voice to these handsome, accomplished, extremely well-educated women: Princess Royal, the eldest, ... Read more

    $22.43 AUD

  • The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade

    A masterful narrative of the Middle Ages, when religion became a weapon for kings all over the world.From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T’ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled.In her earlier work, The History of the Ancient ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

  • The Patient Assassin

    A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj

    by Anita Anand ...
    WINNER OF THE PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN PRIZE 2020'Reads like a thriller…colourful, detailed and meticulously researched' Sunday Times‘Gripping from start to finish' Peter Frankopan, bestselling author of The Silk Roads'Remarkable and brilliantly researched non-fiction thriller...focussing on one extraordinary story that had never been properly told before' William Dalrymple, Sp... ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult

    by DK ...
    See the history of witchcraft, magic and superstition come to life with this spectacular supernatural book!From alchemy and modern Wicca to paganism and shamanism, this enchanting book takes you on a mystical journey that will leave you spellbound. This is the perfect introduction to magic and the occult!This reference book on witchcraft is packed with:- Informative, engaging, and accessible text ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Origin Story

    A Big History of Everything

    David Christian, creator of Big History ('My favourite course of all time' Bill Gates), brings us the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future'Nails home the point: Life is a miracle ... A compelling history of everything' Washington Post'Spectacular' Carlo RovelliHow did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Very Short History of the World

    Following the success of his A Short History of the World, eminent historian Geoffrey Blainey has abridged his account of the grand adventure of human history to create ad eve more accesible version of his absorbing work. A Very Short History of the World traces the story of the world's people during the last four million years, beginning before the human race moved out of Africa to explore and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Nazi Germany

    series Short Oxford History of Germany
    The history of National Socialism as movement and regime remains one of the most compelling and intensively studied aspects of twentieth-century history, and one whose significance extends far beyond Germany or even Europe alone. This volume presents an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the history of Nazi Germany, with ten chapters on the most important themes, each by an expert in the ... Read more

    $95.69 AUD

  • Nikola Tesla: My Autobiography

    by Nikola Tesla ...
    NIKOLA TESLA (1856-1943) is widely credited with being no less than the founding father of modern electrical technology, and a principal architect of our modern age. His fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist in history, including Albert Einstein. In 1893, he stunned the scientific world by demonstrating wireless energy transfer, to power electronic devices, and his plans for ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD

  • Stamped from the Beginning

    The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

    Stamped from the Beginning is a redefining history of anti-Black racist ideas that dramatically changes our understanding of the causes and extent of racist thinking itself.** Winner of the US National Book Award**Its deeply researched and fast-moving narrative chronicles the journey of racist ideas from fifteenth-century Europe to present-day America through the lives of five major intellectuals ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Alexandria

    The Quest for the Lost City

    **Chosen as a Book of the Year by the Spectator, Listener and Sydney Morning Herald**'This is a jewel of a book' - Sunday Times'One of the great stories of archaeology, exploration and espionage**'** - William Dalrymple'Immensely enjoyable' - BBC History Magazine_______________________For centuries... ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

    A Hidden Inheritance

    264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his great uncle Iggie. Later, when Edmund inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger than he could ever have imagined...The Ephrussis came from Odessa, and at one time were the largest grain exporters in the world; ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD