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  • Farther Than Any Man

    The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook

    by Martin Dugard ...
    James Cook never laid eyes on the sea until he was in his teens. He then began an extraordinary rise from farmboy outsider to the hallowed rank of captain of the Royal Navy, leading three historic journeys that would forever link his name with fearless exploration (and inspire pop-culture heroes like Captain Hook and Captain James T. Kirk). In Farther Than Any Man, noted modern-day adventurer ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Island at the End of the World

    The Turbulent History of Easter Island

    On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in Island at the End of the World, a fascinating chronicle of adversity, triumph, and the enduring ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • South From Corregidor

    by John Morrill ...
    "The war is teaching us that heroes are likely to be simple men, and self-effacing. When, after much questioning, you get them to discuss their part in it, they do it without vainglory or mock modesty, quietly and matter-of-factly. It is only afterward, when you have had time to think about the stories they tell, that those stories take on epic proportions.Lieutenant Commander Morrill is like that ... Read more

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  • The Bomber Mafia

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

    Dive into this “truly compelling” (Good Morning America) New York Times bestseller that explores how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war—from the creator and host of the podcast Revisionist History.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 ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Moonlite

    The Tragic Love Story of Captain Moonlite and the Bloody End of the Bushrangers

    by Garry Linnell ...
    A gay bushranger with a love of poetry and guns.A grotesque hangman with a passion for flowers and gardening.A broken young man desperate for love and respect.These men – two of them lovers – are about to bring the era of Australia’s outlaws to a torrid and bloody climax.Charismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott was born into a privileged life in famine-wracked Ireland. His family lost ... Read more

    $18.99 USD $13.99 USD

  • Melbourne

    Series series The City Series
    Melbourne's a city you get to know from the inside out—you have to walk it to love it. My favourite time to do this is at night. That's when you capture glimpses of people—eating, laughing, talking, arguing, watching TV, and reading—through half-open terrace house doors and is a city of inside places and conversation. Of intimacy. Melbourne begins on Black Saturday, the day that ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • War at the End of the World

    Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945

    A harrowing account of an epic, yet nearly forgotten, battle of World War II—General Douglas MacArthur's four-year assault on the Pacific War's most hostile battleground: the mountainous, jungle-cloaked island of New Guinea.“A meaty, engrossing narrative history… This will likely stand as the definitive account of the New Guinea campaign.”—The Christian Science MonitorOne American soldier called ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Mammoth Book of Bikers

    Over 40 first-hand accounts of riding high, living free, with the world's outlaw motorcycle gangs

    by Arthur Veno ...
    Series Book 464 - Mammoth Books
    The definitive collection of first-hand accounts of the world's outlaw motorcycle gangs, with contributions by Sonny Barger, Hunter S. Thompson, Ed Winterhalder, William Queen and many moreOutlaw bikers consider themselves 'the last free people in society', unconstrained by the regulations that hem in ordinary citizens. And they guard their privacy jealously. Drawing on seventeen years of studying ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • A Commonwealth of Thieves

    In this spirited history of the remarkable first four years of the convict settlement of Australia, Thomas Keneally offers us a human view of a fascinating piece of history. Combining the authority of a renowned historian with a brilliant narrative flair, Keneally gives us an inside view of this unprecedented experiment from the perspective of the new colony’s governor, Arthur Phillips. Using ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Eureka Stockade


    by Gregory Blake ...
    Series series A Shot of History
    The Eureka Stockade is the epic account of the battle for the Eureka Stockade, an iconic moment in Australian history.On the chilly dawn morning of 3 December 1854 British soldiers and police of the Victorian colonial government attacked and stormed a crudely-built fortification erected by insurgent gold miners at the Eureka lead on the Ballarat Gold Diggings. The fighting was intense, the carnage ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • History of Australia and New Zealand

    From 1606 to 1890

    In 'History of Australia and New Zealand', George and Alexander Sutherland craft a coherent narrative that traverses the complex and multifaceted history of these two nations. This anthology stands out for its comprehensive approach, seamlessly blending the diverse literary styles of historical analysis, narrative history, and cultural study. It navigates the reader through a mosaic of ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ambon

    The truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit

    by Roger Maynard ...
    Survival, heroism, courage and mateship in Ambon - a place of nightmares.In February, 1942, Ambon, an Indonesian island north of Darwin, fell to the Japanese army and the Allied forces defending it were captured. Over a thousand of these soldiers were Australian. By the end of the war, just one-third of them had survived and Ambon became a place of nightmares, one of the most notorious of all POW ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Voyages

    From Tongan Villages to American Suburbs

    "Most Americans are unaware that the United States is a major terminus for the people of Tonga, an island nation in the South Pacific. Small examines Tongan migration to the United States in a transnational perspective, stressing that many of the new migrant populations seem to successfully manage dual lives, in both the old country and the new. To that end, she describes life in contemporary ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Nathaniel's Nutmeg

    or, The True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History

    by Giles Milton ...
    A true tale of high adventure in the South Seas.The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the Indonesian archipelago. Just two miles long and half a mile wide, it is remote, tranquil, and, these days, largely ignored.Yet 370 years ago, Run's harvest of nutmeg (a pound of which yielded a 3,200 percent profit by the time it arrived in England) turned it into the most lucrative of the Spice ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The History of Tahiti

    Tahiti is situated in South Latitude 17°40' and West Longitude 149° 25'. In other words, upon the opposite side of the world from the middle of Africa, and nearly at the center of the Pacific Ocean. In outline, it is figure-8 shaped, being a twin island, consisting of two oval land masses joined by the low, narrow isthmus of Taravao. The major axis of the island extends from northwest to southeast ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Savage Harvest

    A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art

    by Carl Hoffman ...
    The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story.Despite exhaustive searches, no trace of Rockefeller was ever found. Soon after his disappearance, rumors surfaced that he'd been killed and ceremonially ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Fatal Shore

    The epic of Australia's founding

    by Robert Hughes ...
    **NATIONAL BESTSELLER • This incredible true history of the colonization of Australia explores how the convict transportation system created the country we know today."One of the greatest non-fiction books I’ve ever read ... Hughes brings us an entire world." —Los Angeles Times**Digging deep into the dark history of England's infamous efforts to move 160,000 men and women thousands of miles to the ... Read more

    $13.99 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


  • 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

    $14.99 USD

  • In the South Seas

    The author of Treasure Island shares true stories of his travels in the Pacific in these portraits of nineteenth-century Tahiti, New Zealand, and beyond.Setting sail from San Francisco in June 1888, the author of Kidnapped and other classic adventure fiction embarked on a journey of his own. Having endured periods of illness and isolation in his earlier years, Robert Louis Stevenson was determined ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Kiana: A Tradition of Hawaii

    "Kiana: A Tradition of Hawaii" goes into cultural heritage of Hawaii, trying to explore the origin of Hawaiian traditions. The author manages to separate and trace down several layers of heritage starting from the first settlers to the Spanish explorers of the 16th century. ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Canada and the Canadians

    Complete Edition (Vol. 1&2)

    This carefully crafted e-artnow ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Contents: Emigrants and Immigration The Emigrant and his Prospects A Journey to the Westward The French Canadian Penetanguishene Barrie and Big Trees A new Capital of a new District The Rebellion and the Radicals Toronto and the Transit Views of American and of English Institutions ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Taking Hawaii

    How Thirteen Honolulu Businessmen Overthrew the Queen of Hawaii in 1893, With a Bluff

    The true story of a queen deposed, a five-year police state, an attempted counter-coup, and the end of an independent nation.On a January afternoon in 1893, men hunkered down behind sandbagged emplacements in the streets of Honolulu, with rifles, machine guns, and cannon ready to open fire. Troops and police loyal to the queen of the sovereign nation of Hawaii faced off against a small number of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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 or Free with Kobo Plus