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Wonderland: How Play and Delight Made the Modern World

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Who Discovered What When

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Who Discovered What When

David Ellyard

History

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari

Social & cultural history; Society & Social Sciences; Social & cultural anthropology

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In the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, the author envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a... [more]

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1787: The Lost Chapters of Australia's Beginnings

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1787: The Lost Chapters of Australia's Beginnings

Nick Brodie

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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For over 200 years, Australia's official history has focused on English colonisation and 'discovery', with tales of British... [more]

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Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story

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Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story

Elizabeth Tynan

History; Australasian & Pacific history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Indigenous peoples; Nuclear issues

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In 1950 Australian prime minister Robert Menzies blithely agreed to atomic tests that offered no benefit to Australia and... [more]

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Queen Bees: Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the Wars - A Spectacle of Celebrity, Talent, and Burning Ambition

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Queen Bees: Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the...

Sian Evans

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history

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The story of the six extraordinary hostesses who shaped British society in the inter-war years: Lady Astor, Lady Colefax,... [more]

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Quarterly Essay #63: Don Watson on the US Election

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Quarterly Essay #63: Don Watson on the US Election

Don Watson

History; Political structure & processes

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In Quarterly Essay 63, with characteristic wit and acuity, Don Watson takes us on a journey into the heart of the United States... [more]

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Revolution: The History of England Volume IV

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Revolution: The History of England Volume IV

Peter Ackroyd

History; British & Irish history; Advocate - History

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The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with... [more]

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From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories

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From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories

Mark McKenna

History; Advocate - History

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In March 1797, five British sailors and 12 Bengali seamen struggled ashore after their longboat broke apart in a storm. Their... [more]

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SAS: Rogue Heroes - the Authorized Wartime History

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SAS: Rogue Heroes - the Authorized Wartime History

Ben Macintyre

History; Military history; Second World War; Special & elite forces; War & defence operations; Advocate - History

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The first ever authorised history of the SAS, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Regiment In the summer of 1941, at... [more]

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Pitched Battle: In the Frontline of the 1971 Springbok Tour of Australia

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Pitched Battle: In the Frontline of the 1971 Springbok Tour of Australia...

Larry Writer

History; Social discrimination; International relations; Human rights; Demonstrations & protest movements; Advocate - History

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Pitched Battle recreates one of the most rancorous periods in modern Australian history, when the racially selected all-white... [more]

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Grog: A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years

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Grog: A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years

Tom Gilling

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Social & cultural history; Alcoholic beverages; Advocate - History

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The story of grog is the story of Australia. This is how it all began. [more]

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Swallowed by the Sea: The Story of Australia's Shipwrecks

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Swallowed by the Sea: The Story of Australia's Shipwrecks

Graeme Henderson

History; Maritime history; Advocate - History

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Swallowed by the Sea tells the stories of Australiaâ??s greatest and most tragic shipwrecks, lost in raging storms,... [more]

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The Dust of Uruzgan

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The Dust of Uruzgan

Fred Smith

Biography; Memoirs; Afghan War; Diplomacy

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Fred Smith has been described as 'Australia's secret weapon' in international diplomacy. As a career diplomat, he served for... [more]

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Ghost Empire

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Ghost Empire

Richard Fidler

European history; Classical history & classical civilisation; Travel & holiday

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Ghost Empire is a rare treasure - an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, realised by a master... [more]

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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd 1917

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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd 1917

Helen Rappaport

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Russian Revolution

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Covers the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold.... [more]

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The Art of Science: Nicolas Baudin's Voyagers 1800-1804

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The Art of Science: Nicolas Baudin's Voyagers 1800-1804

Jean Fornasiero, Lindl Lawton, John West-Sooby

Australasian & Pacific history; Mathematics & Sciences

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Baudin's artists, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit, painted a series of remarkable portraits of Aboriginal... [more]

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Quarterly Essay #62: James Brown on Going to War

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Quarterly Essay #62: James Brown on Going to War

James Brown

History; Politics & government; War & defence operations

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Going to war may be the gravest decision a nation and its leaders make. At the moment, Australia is at war with the Islamic... [more]

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Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth

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Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth

Paul Ham

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; First World War; War & defence operations; Advocate - History

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Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The images of this four-month battle,... [more]

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A Portrait of Australia: The Best Stories from Thirty Years of Australian Geographic

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A Portrait of Australia: The Best Stories from Thirty Years of Australian...

Photographs: collections; Photographic reportage; History; Social & cultural history; Advocate - History

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For 30 years AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC journalists have revealed the rich diversity of a nation. From schoolyards to parliament... [more]

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The Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of American Independence

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The Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of American Independence

Sam Willis

History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; American War of Independence; Naval forces & warfare

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In unprecedented and gripping detail, one of Britain's foremost naval historians explores a crucial period in the making of... [more]

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The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor

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The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor

Elizabeth Norton

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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The riveting story of the sex scandal that threatened the life of the young Elizabeth Tudor, and whose outcome was pivotal... [more]

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An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?

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An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?

Geoffrey Robertson, QC

History; Genocide & ethnic cleansing; First World War

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The most controversial issue left over from the First World War - was there an Armenian Genocide? - comes to a head on 24... [more]

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Triumph and Demise: The Broken Promise of a Labor Generation

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Triumph and Demise: The Broken Promise of a Labor Generation

Paul Kelly

History; Political leaders & leadership; Political parties

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Drawing on more than sixty on-the-record interviews with all the major players, Triumph and Demise is full of remarkable... [more]

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Rome's Last Citizen: Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

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Rome's Last Citizen: Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

Rob Goodman, Jimmy Soni

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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Cato grappled with home-grown terrorists, a public and private debt crisis, a yawning gap between rich and poor, and a fractious... [more]

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