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Abbey's History Herald

HISTORY BOOKS SPECIALISTS

HISTORY HERALD represents the vast history book catalogue at Abbey's Bookshop, 131 York Street, Sydney.

We are Australia's specialist bookstore for history and archaeology. Australian History, World & Ancient History, Military & Maritime History, Art History, Roman, Greek, Egyptology - whatever your reading or research interests are, we have books sourced from publishers large and small, and from university presses across the globe.

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The Pulse | Current Affairs

The flashpoint of the death of George Floyd has unleashed a surge of shock and anger that has reached far beyond the borders of the United States, igniting not only support for the Black Lives Matter movement around the globe, but also an urgent demand for a new respect and a deeper understanding of indigenous and minority communities and individuals simply going about their daily lives.

Australian History Highlights

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Quarterly Essay #78: The Coal Curse: Resources, Climate...

Judith Brett

Paperback

$22.99  

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The Trials of Portnoy

Patrick Mullins

Paperback

$35.00  

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Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin: The making of...

Liam Byrne

Paperback

$34.99  

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The Convict Valley: The Bloody Struggle on Australia's...

Mark Dunn

Paperback

$32.99  

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Remembering Aboriginal Heroes

John Ramsland

Paperback

$26.99  

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Pathfinders: A History of Aboriginal Trackers in NSW...

Michael Bennett

Paperback

$34.99  

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Does the Media Fail Aboriginal Political Aspirations?:...

Amy Thomas

Paperback

$39.95  

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The Colonial Fantasy: Why White Australia Can't Solve...

Sarah Maddison

Paperback

$34.99  

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A Bigger Picture

Malcolm Turnbull

Hardback

$55.00   $45.00

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Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC,...

David Dufty

Paperback

$29.99  

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Under Fire: How Australia's violent history led to gun...

Nick Brodie

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Battles for Kokoda Plateau: Three Weeks of Hell...

David W. Cameron

Paperback

$32.99  

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Oil Under Troubled Water: Australia's Timor Sea Intrigue...

Bernard Collaery

Paperback

$39.99  

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A Networked Community: Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth...

Sue Silberberg

Paperback

$34.99  

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The Convent: A City finds its Heart

Stuart Kells

Paperback

$39.99  

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Captain Cook's Epic Voyage: The Strange Quest for a...

Geoffrey Blainey

Paperback

$34.99  

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Captain James Cook and the Search for Antarctica

James C. Hamilton

Hardback

$75.00  

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The Fatal Lure of Politics: The Life and Thought of...

Terry Irving

Paperback

$39.95  

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The Ghost And The Bounty Hunter: William Buckley, John...

Adam Courtenay

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Accidental Town: Castlemaine, 1851-1861

Marjorie Theobald

Paperback

$39.95  

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Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the...

Christina Thompson

Paperback

$24.99  

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Bone and Beauty: The Ribbon Boys' Rebellion of 1830...

J. M. Thompson

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Other Side of the Mountain: How a Tycoon, a Pastoralist...

Ian W. Shaw

Paperback

$29.99  

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Living on Stolen Land

Ambelin Kwaymullina

Paperback

$22.99  

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SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA

News surrounding diplomatic tensions between China and western nations, Australia and the US in particular, can colour our understanding of the Chinese people as distinct from their leadership. Our bookshop at 131 York Street and our online catalogue features a wide variety books on all facets of China, from ancient history and art, the people and lifestyles, the power struggles and politics, business and trade, to modern day developments.

For language learning, our Language Book Centre contains a wealth of textbook resources, readers and children's books: CHINESE

A note on getting books in that are not in stock: In ordinary times we would be confident in getting books in for you without too much difficulty. With the shutdown that has swept the globe, there have been disruptions to supply channels. For books that are not in stock, we will give you our best indication of the time to receive them when you place your order. Your order can always be adjusted if the delay advised is inconvenient.

Spotlight: A History of Plants in 50 Fossils

Plants and rocks - two of my favourite things! I'm always picking up pebbles and looking at their patterns - some of which are the result of primitive plant traces. This book is a nice one for dipping into and out of, but read front to back traces the development of plant life on the planet.

Crisp images cleanly presented and text aimed at the interested general reader, with hidden nuggets of surprising information (I didn't know Marie Stopes was a palaeobotanist, or that one of the first land plants was named in honour of the Australian botanist Isabel Cookson - a fascinating scientist who deserves to be better known).

A book easy to get lost in, and one that keeps alive the hopes of one day randomly picking up a rock that bears the imprint of a long ago plant… Lindy Jones

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Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party...

Clive Hamilton

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Room Where it Happened: A White House Memoir

John Bolton

Paperback

$35.00  

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The Light of Days: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance...

Judy Batalion

Paperback

$32.99  

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Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia's Remaking of...

Luke Harding

Paperback

$29.99  

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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

A. N. Wilson

Paperback

$24.99  

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The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade...

Vincent Bevins

Hardback

$39.99  

Forthcoming

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Barbarians: Rebellion and Resistance to the Roman Empire...

Stephen P. Kershaw

Paperback

$24.99  

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The Diggers of Colditz: The classic Australian POW story...

Jack Champ

Paperback

$22.99  

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Churchill's Flawed Decisions: Errors in Office of The...

Stephen Wynn

Hardback

$59.99  

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November 1918: The German Revolution

Robert Gerwarth

Hardback

$40.95  

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The Borgias: Power and Fortune

Paul Strathern

Paperback

$24.99  

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The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His...

Barry Gewen

Hardback

$46.95  

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Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy...

Dan Jones

Paperback

$22.99  

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Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome

Jerry Toner

Paperback

$24.99  

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The Regency Revolution: Jane Austen, Napoleon, Lord...

Robert Morrison

Paperback

$22.99  

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Tanks in the Battle of the Bulge

Steven J. Zalog

Paperback

$24.99  

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The Great Imperial Hangover: How Empires Have Shaped...

Samir Puri

Paperback

$34.99  

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The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of...

Philippe Sands

Paperback

$34.99  

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H M Bark Endeavour (2020 Edition)

Ray Parkin

Hardback

$100.00  

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H.M. Bark Endeavour Box Set

Ray Parkin

Hardback

$200.00  

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The Persecution of the Templars: Scandal, Torture, Trial...

Alain Demurger

Paperback

$24.99  

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Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

Jared Diamond

Paperback

$24.99  

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Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation

Roderick Beaton

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World -...

Valerie Hansen

Hardback

$39.99  

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