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Australia & Oceania

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  • The Bomber Mafia

    A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War

    **An exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of warA New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice**In The Bomber Mafia*,* Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Quarterly Essay 20 A Time for War

    Australia as a Military Power

    series Quarterly Essay #20
    In A Time for War: Australia as a Military Power, John Birmingham ponders the Australian way of war. After East Timor and Bali, a combination of primal fear and primal ambition has transformed attitudes to our region, to security and to war as an instrument of politics. Australian defence policy has become more assertive and our armed forces are being radically restructured and hardened. Australia ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Ship That Wouldn't Die

    The Saga of the USS Neosho- A World War II Story of Courage and Survival at Sea

    by Don Keith ...
    An acclaimed naval historian tells one of the most inspiring sea stories of World War II: the Japanese attack on the American oiler USS Neosho and the gutsy crew’s struggle for survival as their slowly sinking ship drifted—lost, defenseless, and alone—on the treacherous Coral Sea.In May 1942, Admiral Jack Fletcher’s Task Force 17 closed in for the war’s first major clash with the Japanese Navy. ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific, A Marine Tells His Story

    by Robert Leckie ...
    Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts to ever come out of the Second World War. Robert Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his journey, from boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Aloha Betrayed

    Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism

    series a John Hope Franklin Center Book
    In 1897, as a white oligarchy made plans to allow the United States to annex Hawai'i, native Hawaiians organized a massive petition drive to protest. Ninety-five percent of the native population signed the petition, causing the annexation treaty to fail in the U.S. Senate. This event was unknown to many contemporary Hawaiians until Noenoe K. Silva rediscovered the petition in the process of ... Read more

    $19.49 USD

  • MacArthur's Coalition

    US and Australian Military Operations in the Southwest Pacific Area, 1942-1945

    by Peter J. Dean ...
    From 1942–1945 the Allies’ war in the Southwest Pacific was effectively a bilateral coalition between the United States and Australia under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. By charting the evolution of the military effectiveness of the US-Australian alliance, MacArthur’s Coalition puts the relationship between the United States and Australia at the center of the war against Japan.Drawing ... Read more

    $28.79 USD

  • Entanglements of Empire

    Missionaries, Maori, and the Question of the Body

    The first Protestant mission was established in New Zealand in 1814, initiating complex political, cultural, and economic entanglements with Māori. Tony Ballantyne shows how interest in missionary Christianity among influential Māori chiefs had far-reaching consequences for both groups. Deftly reconstructing cross-cultural translations and struggles over such concepts and practices as civilization ... Read more

    $20.89 USD

  • Island of the Lost

    An Extraordinary Story of Survival at the Edge of the World

    by Joan Druett ...
    “Riveting.” —The New York Times Book ReviewHundreds of miles from civilization, two ships wreck on opposite ends of the same deserted island in this true story of human nature at its best—and at its worst.It is 1864, and Captain Thomas Musgrave’s schooner, the Grafton, has just wrecked on Auckland Island, a forbidding piece of land 285 miles south of New Zealand. Battered by year-round freezing ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • The Truro Murders

    The Sex Killing Spree Through the Eyes of an Accomplice

    by Ryan Green ...
    series True Crime
    The Truro Murders presents the shocking true story of Christopher Worrell, and his accomplice, James Miller. The events in this book unveil one of the worst serial killing sprees in Australian history. Over the course of two months in 1976-1977, seven young women were brutally raped and murdered.Worrell and Miller met in prison, and upon release, developed a dominant and submissive relationship ... Read more


  • The Immortal Irishman

    The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

    by Timothy Egan ...
    **"An old-fashioned tale of tall talk, high ideals,and irresistible appeal . . . You will not read a historical thriller like this all year . . . [Egan] is a master storyteller." —Boston Globe“Egan has a gift for sweeping narrative . . . and he has a journalist’s eye for the telltale detail . . . This is masterly work.” — New York Times Book Review**In this exciting and illuminating work, National ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Fatal Shore

    The epic of Australia's founding

    by Robert Hughes ...
    In this bestselling account of the colonization of Australia, Robert Hughes explores how the convict transportation system created the country we know today.Digging deep into the dark history of England's infamous efforts to move 160,000 men and women thousands of miles to the other side of the world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Hughes has crafted a groundbreaking, definitive ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Tears in the Darkness

    The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath

    Tears in the Darkness is an altogether new look at World War II that exposes the myths of war and shows the extent of suffering and loss on both sides.For the first four months of 1942, U.S., Filipino, and Japanese soldiers fought what was America's first major land battle of World War II, the battle for the tiny Philippine peninsula of Bataan. It ended with the surrender of 76,000 Filipinos and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Secret Life of Lobsters

    How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean

    by Trevor Corson ...
    “Lobster is served three ways in this fascinating book: by fisherman, scientist and the crustaceans themselves. . . . Corson, who worked aboard commercial lobster boats for two years, weaves together these three worlds. The human worlds are surely interesting; but they can’t top the lobster life on the ocean floor.” — Washington PostIn this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Outback Calls You Back

    One man's journey into Outback Australia rekindles distant memories. Forty two years earlier in 1976, the land was harsh and unforgiving, in 2018 he finds that not much has changed, the land is still harsh and unforgiving, some towns have grown while others have become a ghost of their past. This is the true story of a camping trip to the outback that didn't go according to plan. ... Read more


  • Last Woman Hanged

    Two husbands, four trials and one bloody execution: Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book (Non-fiction) -- the terrible true story of Louisa Collins.In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Both of Louisa's husbands had died suddenly and the Crown, convinced ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Sea of Glory

    America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

    **"A treasure of a book."—David McCulloughThe harrowing story of a pathbreaking naval expedition that set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean, dwarfing Lewis and Clark with its discoveries, from the New York Times bestselling author of Valiant Ambition and In the Hurricane's Eye.**A New York Times Notable BookAmerica's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea, and no one writes more ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Voyagers of the Titanic

    Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From

    “An astonishing work.”—Julian Fellowes, Creator and Executive Producer of “Downton Abbey”“A book well worthy of marking the centenary of the crystal-clear night when the immense ship slid to her terrible doom.”—Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the MadmanIt has been one hundred years since the sinking of the passenger liner Titanic in the North Atlantic, yet ... Read more

    $9.49 USD

  • Final Patrol

    True Stories of World War II Submarines

    by Don Keith ...
    During World War II, the U.S. Navy's submarine service suffered the highest casualty percentage of all the American armed forces, losing one in five submariners. But despite the odds, these underwater warriors accounted for almost 60 percent of Japanese shipping losses, and were a major factor in winning the war. 16 U.S. submarines - and one German U-Boat - that saw action during WWII are now open ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

    This extraordinary story of courage and faith is based on the actual experiences of three girls who fled from the repressive life of Moore River Native Settlement, following along the rabbit-proof fence back to their homelands. Assimilationist policy dictated that these girls be taken from their kin and their homes in order to be made white. Settlement life was unbearable with its chains and ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • Koins Motel

    The Last Resort

    by D. O'Brien ...
    Set in a seaside Resort Town on the Queensland Coast of Australia amid the glitz and glamour of a millionaire's playground, a tale of exploitation by the wealthy of the disenfranchised, the homeless, the pensioners and the labourers. Of drug dealers, thieves, addicts and street workers.Based on a true story. ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • South

    The Endurance Expedition to Antarctica

    This astonishing memoir of Shackleton's final voyage explores courage, tenacity and unflagging hope in the face of adversity. South remains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century.Sir Ernest Shackleton was a pioneer of Antarctic exploration. It was his final ambition to be the first to lead an historic expedition across the continent. Whilst attempting to cross the Weddell Sea, the ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • War Beneath the Waves

    A True Story of Courage and Leadership Aboard a World War II Submarine

    by Don Keith ...
    From the national bestselling author of Final Patrol comes a gripping story of heroism under the sea.In November 1943, while on war patrol in the Makassar Strait, the USS Billfish submarine was spotted by the Japanese, who launched a vicious depth charge attack. Explosions wracked the sub for fifteen straight hours. With his senior officers incapacitated, diving officer Charlie Rush boldly assumed ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Undersea Warrior

    The World War II Story of "Mush" Morton and the USS Wahoo

    by Don Keith ...
    The remarkable true story of Dudley “Mush” Morton, the most admired—and feared—submarine commander of World War IIMush Morton was a warrior without peer. At the helm of the USS Wahoo he completely changed the way the submarines fought in the Pacific War. He would relentlessly attack the Japanese at every opportunity, burning through his supply of torpedoes in record time on every patrol. Over the ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Sea and Civilization

    A Maritime History of the World

    by Lincoln Paine ...
    A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human.Lincoln Paine takes us ... Read more

    $8.99 USD