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To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949

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To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949

Ian Kershaw

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

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In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs... [more]

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The Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service Since 1945

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The Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service Since 1945

James Jinks, Peter Hennessy

History; Naval forces & warfare; Advocate - History

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'The Ministry of Defence does not comment upon submarine operations' is the standard response of officialdom to enquiries... [more]

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Somme: Into the Breach

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Somme: Into the Breach

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

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

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Rescuing from history the heroes on the front line whose bravery has been overlooked, and giving voice to their bereaved relatives... [more]

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Burma '44: The Battle That Turned Britain's War in the East

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Burma '44: The Battle That Turned Britain's War in the East

James Holland

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

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In February 1944, a rag-tag collection of clerks, drivers, doctors, muleteers, and other base troops, stiffened by a few dogged... [more]

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Saladin: The Life, the Legend and the Islamic Empire

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Saladin: The Life, the Legend and the Islamic Empire

John Man

Biography: historical, political & military; History; General & world history; Asian history; Islam; Advocate - History

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Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age. As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian... [more]

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The Red Wake: A Hybrid of Travel, History and Journalism

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The Red Wake: A Hybrid of Travel, History and Journalism

Kurt Johnson

History; Social & cultural history; Advocate - History

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A hybrid of history, travel... [more]

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HMAS Canberra: Casuality of Circumstance

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HMAS Canberra: Casuality of Circumstance

Kathryn Spurling Dr

History; Second World War; Advocate - History

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HMAS Canberra: Casualty of Circumstance is a fascinating look at part of Australia's naval past. A beautifully presented book,... [more]

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Not Just for This Life: Gough Whitlam Remembered

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Not Just for This Life: Gough Whitlam Remembered

Wendy Guest, Gary Gray

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Advocate - History

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Not Just For This Life is a salute and tribute to Gough Whitlam, commemorating what would have been his 100th birthday. Upon... [more]

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Double Diamonds: Australian Commandos in the Pacific War, 1941-45

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Double Diamonds: Australian Commandos in the Pacific War, 1941-45

Karl James

History; Australasian & Pacific history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; War & defence operations

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During the Second World War, in the mountains and jungles of Timor, Bougainville and New Guinea, Australian commando units... [more]

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Moments in Time: A Book of Australian Postcards

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Moments in Time: A Book of Australian Postcards

Jim Davidson

History; Australasian & Pacific history

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At the height of the postcard boom, when there were several deliveries of the post every day, you could send a postcard in... [more]

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From Quarantine to Q Station

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From Quarantine to Q Station

Arbon Publishing

History; Local history

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Before the development of modern medicine, infectious diseases posed a major public health threat. The only known means of... [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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The House by the Lake

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The House by the Lake

Thomas Harding

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history

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Revealing the story of Germany through the inhabitants of one small wooden building: a nobleman farmer, a Jewish family, a... [more]

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The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret

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The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on...

Catherine Hewitt

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Fashion & society

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A fantastically readable biography of a 19th-century Parisian courtesan who harbours an incredible secret [more]

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Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull

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Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull

Annabel Crabb

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership

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Malcolm Turnbull has quite a job ahead of him as leader of the Liberal Party. How is he going so far? What can we expect in... [more]

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Faction Man: Bill Shorten's Path to Power

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Faction Man: Bill Shorten's Path to Power

David Marr

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership

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Who is Bill Shorten? How did he rise to become Labor leader? And does he have what it takes to beat Malcolm Turnbull and... [more]

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Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru

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Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru

Madeline Gleeson

History; Refugees & political asylum; Political control & freedoms

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What has happened on Nauru and Manus since Australia began its most recent offshore processing regime in 2012?This essential... [more]

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The Girl Who Beat Isis: My Story

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The Girl Who Beat Isis: My Story

Farida Khalaf, Andrea C. Hoffmann

Biography; Memoirs; Middle Eastern history; Religion & politics; Islam

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In August 2014, Farida Khalaf was just a normal Yazidi girl, living in northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked and swiftly... [more]

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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

John Guy

Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Advocate - History

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In 1583 Elizabeth is fifty years old, past childbearing, but her greatest challenges are still to come: the Spanish Armada;... [more]

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For the Common Good: Reflections on Australia's Future

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For the Common Good: Reflections on Australia's Future

Bill Shorten

History; Political leaders & leadership

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In this thoughtful narrative, Bill Shorten provides a unique insight into how a Labor government will shape Australia's future... [more]

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How to Vote Progressive in Australia: Labor or Green?

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How to Vote Progressive in Australia: Labor or Green?

Dennis Altman, Sean Scalmer

History; Elections & referenda

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Red or Green? Traditionally, Australian progressives have supported the Australian Labor Party; increasingly, The Greens... [more]

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Who Bombed the Hilton?

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Who Bombed the Hilton?

Rachel Landers

History; History: specific events & topics; Terrorist attack

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On 13 February 1978 a bomb exploded outside the Hilton Hotel in George Street, Sydney. [more]

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Armenia, Australia & the Great War

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Armenia, Australia & the Great War

Vicken Babkenian, Peter Stanley

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Genocide & ethnic cleansing; First World War

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Australian civilians worked for decades supporting the survivors and orphans of the Armenian Genocide massacres. [more]

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Where are Our Boys?: How Newsmaps Won the Great War

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Where are Our Boys?: How Newsmaps Won the Great War

Martin Woods

History; Australasian & Pacific history

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In 1914, the newspaper map or newsmap began to supply readers with the geographical backdrop to the Great War, an important... [more]

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Latin Inscriptions: Ancient Languages

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Latin Inscriptions: Ancient Languages

Dirk Booms

Language: history & general works; Writing systems, alphabets; History; European history; Classical history & classical civilisation

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Latin inscriptions can appear daunting - a jumble of letters without any structure or meaning. However, once you know how,... [more]

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