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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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HITLER'S IMPERFECT VICTORIES

The first installment of Rex Bashford's trilogy focuses on the three major campaigns of the Third Reich during Hitler's reign. These include the Polish, Scandinavian and French campaigns.

SOUTHERN SIGNALS

Hugh Tranter delves into the history of communication in Australia and the role the nation has played in significant events such as the moon landing and the Apollo 13 crisis.

THE LAST CHARGE OF THE AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE

Peter Fitzsimons' latest release is about the bravery and courage of the 800 men and their horses who galloped across open country on the 31st of October near the town of Beersheba.

SAVING LIEUTENANT KENNEDY

Brett Mason's book is a historical account of the Australian, Lt Reg Evans who saved the life of a young JFK after a US torpedo boat he was commanding in the Solomon Islands was rammed by a Japanese destroyer.

FLINDERS

Grantlee Kieza's latest book is about the life of Matthew Flinders who put Australia on the map and was so accurate with his navigations that his charts are still used today.

Australian History Highlights

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Quarterly Essay #92

The Great Divide: Australia's Housing...

Alan Kohler

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My Darlinghurst

Anna Clark

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The Lucky Country

Amazing Australian Tales of Pure...

Eamon Evans

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2023 - A Year of Consequence

Essays that Got the World Talking...

The Conversation

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The Menzies Watershed

Liberalism, Anti-communism, Continuities...

Zachary Gorman

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Operation Postern

The Battle to Recapture Lae from...

Ian Howie-Willis

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Australia's Few and the Battle of Britain

Mrs Kristen Alexander

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A Wild History

Life and Death on the Victoria River...

Darrell Lewis

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Ikuntji Textiles

Chrischona Schmidt

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$69 

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Killing for Country

A Family Story

David Marr

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Bee Miles

Australia's Famous Bohemian Rebel...

Rose Ellis

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Lifeboat

Disability, Humanity and the NDIS:...

Micheline Lee

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Flinders

The Life, Loves and Voyages of the...

Grantlee Kieza

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Her Sunburnt Country

The Extraordinary Literary Life...

Deborah FitzGerald

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Innovation

Knowledge and Ingenuity (#7 First...

Ian McNiven

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The Last Charge of the Australian Light Horse

Peter FitzSimons

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Rogue Corporations

Inside Australia’s Biggest Business...

Quentin Beresford

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The Sinking of HMAS Sydney

How Sailors Lived, Fought and Died...

Tom Lewis

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Alan Joyce and Qantas

The Trials and Transformation of...

Peter Harbison

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Right Story, Wrong Story

Adventures in Indigenous Thinking...

Tyson Yunkaporta

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The Voice to Parliament Handbook

All the Detail You Need

Thomas Mayo

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Saving Lieutenant Kennedy

The Heroic Story of the Australian...

Brett Mason

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Bennelong and Phillip

A History Unravelled

Kate Fullagar

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Jimmy Sharman's Boxers

Australia's Legendary Travelling...

Stephen McGrath

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Retro Sydney

1950-2000

Nathan Mete

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The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely

Australia's Prime Ministers from...

Mungo MacCallum

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Heroes, Rebels and Radicals of Convict Australia

Jim Haynes

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The Echidna Strategy

Australia's Search for Power and...

Sam Roggeveen

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Rum Hospital to Parliament

The Story of New South Wales Parliament...

Parliament of NSW

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Griffith Review 82

Animal Magic

Carody Culver

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The China-Australia Migration Corridor

History and Heritage

Denis Byrne

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The Man Next Door

And Other True Stories of War and...

Mike Colman

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Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!

The Lindt Cafe Siege

Officer A

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The Consultancy Conundrum

The Hollowing Out of the Public...

Lachlan Guselli

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The Eagle in the Mirror

In Search of Australian War Hero,...

Jesse Fink

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Southern Signals

Stories of innovation, challenge...

Hugh Tranter

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Sand Talk

How Indigenous Thinking Can Save...

Tyson Yunkaporta

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Time to Listen

An Indigenous Voice to Parliament...

Melissa Castan

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Tiwi Story

Turning History Downside Up

Mavis Kerinaiua

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Our Voices From The Heart

The authorised story of the community...

Patricia Anderson AO

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The Queen Is Dead

Stan Grant

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Exploring Hidden Sydney

The Secret Histories Behind Over...

Trevor Mcalister

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Apres la Guerre

Anzac Stories 1919 - 1939

John Ramsland

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$34.99 

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Operation Hurricane

The story of Britain's first atomic...

Paul Grace

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Frank Moorhouse

A life

Catharine Lumby

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The Scrap Iron Flotilla

Five Valiant Destroyers and the...

Mike Carlton

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A Sense of Balance

thoughts for the political centre...

John Howard

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The Home Front

The never-ending war within our...

Patrick Lindsay

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Close to the Subject

Selected Works

Daniel Browning

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Griffith Review 79

Counterfeit Culture

Carody Culver

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$27.99 

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Iwantja

An exuberant new movement in contemporary...

Iwantja Arts

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Crossing the Line

The Inside Story of Murder, Lies...

Nick McKenzie

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Voice of Reason

On Recognition and Renewal: Quarterly...

Megan Davis

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The Chipilly Six

Unsung heroes of the Great War

Lucas Jordan

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Mr Todd's Marvel

How One Man Telegraphed Australia...

Adam Courtenay

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Line of Blood

The Truth of Alfred Howitt

Craig Horne

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Sons of War

Astonishing stories of under-age...

Paul Byrnes

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Cruel Care

A History of Children at Our Borders...

Jordana Silverstein

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Running Deep

An Australian Submarine Life

Commodore Peter Scott

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The Wires that Bind

Electrification and Community Renewal:...

Saul Griffith

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Voices of us

The independents' movement transforming...

Tim Dunlop

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Political Lives

Australian prime ministers and their...

Chris Wallace

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A Record in Bone

Exploring Aboriginal and Torres...

Michelle C. Langley

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Flawed Hero

Truth, lies and war crimes

Chris Masters

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Where the Flaming Hell Are We?

The story of young Australians and...

Craig Collie

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The Wonder of Little Things

Vince Copley

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Everything You Need to Know about the Voice

Megan Davis

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Teacher, Teacher

Stories of inspirational educators...

Megan Daley

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Wild Heart of Tasmania

A living history of Lake Malbena...

Greg French

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Women and Whitlam

Revisiting the revolution

Michelle Arrow

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100 Weirdest Tales from Across Australia

Ben Pobjie

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Van Diemen's Land

James Boyce

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IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

Pocket sized but powerful, In the National Interest is a new series in the Monash University Publishing list that is focused on the challenges Australia confronts. The series informs, influences and inspires public discourse. Showcasing experts both from within Monash and beyond, these short, thought-provoking and accessible books will address the major issues of our times, from public policy to governance and government. Perfect for the thoughtful commuter or an intellectual lunch break.

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Emperor of Rome

Ruling the Ancient Roman World

Mary Beard

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Big Caesars and Little Caesars

How They Rise and How They Fall...

Ferdinand Mount

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Alexandria

The City that Changed the World...

Islam Issa

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The Russian Revolution

Victor Sebestyen

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Astor

The Rise and Fall of an American...

Anderson Cooper

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Invisible Lines

Boundaries and Belts that Define...

Maxim Samson

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Unruly

A History of England's Kings and...

David Mitchell

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Earthly Delights

A History of the Renaissance

Jonathan Jones

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The Rest is History

Historys Most Curious Questions...

Tom Holland

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Normal Women

900 Years of Making History

Philippa Gregory

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A Nasty Little War

The Western Fight to Reverse the...

Anna Reid

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One Fine Day

Britain's Empire on the Brink

Matthew Parker

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The Race to the Future

The Adventure that Accelerated the...

Kassia St Clair

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Love

A Curious History in 50 Objects...

Edward Brooke-Hitching

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The Eagle and the Lion

Rome, Persia and an Unwinnable Conflict...

Adrian Goldsworthy

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Justinian

Emperor, Soldier, Saint

Peter Sarris

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The Two-Headed Whale

Life, Loss, and the Tangled Legacy...

Sandy Winterbottom

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Homer and His Iliad

Robin Lane Fox

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Templars

The Knights of Britain

Steve Tibble

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To the Ends of the Earth

How the Greatest Maps Were Made...

Philip Parker

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Lost Cities of the Ancient World

Philip Matyszak

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Why Empires Fall

Rome, America and the Future of...

Peter Heather

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Assyria

The Rise and Fall of the World's...

Eckart Frahm

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The Dangerous Life and Ideas of Diogenes the Cynic

Jean-Manuel Roubineau

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A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women

Emma Southon

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Germany 1923

Hyperinflation, Hitler's Putsch,...

Volker Ullrich

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Legacy of Violence

A History of the British Empire...

Caroline Elkins

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Meeting Churchill

A Life in 90 Encounters

Sinclair McKay

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Our Island Stories

Country Walks through Colonial Britain...

Corinne Fowler

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$55 

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The Hundred Years War Vol 5

Triumph and Illusion

Jonathan Sumption

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Imperial Island

A History of Empire in Modern Britain...

Charlotte Lydia Riley

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Edda Mussolini

The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe...

Caroline Moorehead

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Personality and Power

Builders and Destroyers of Modern...

Ian Kershaw

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China After Mao

The Rise of a Superpower

Frank Dikötter

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Arctic Convoys

Bletchley Park and the War for the...

David Kenyon

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History of the Caucasus

Volume 2: In the Shadow of Great...

Christoph Baumer

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Ottoman Armies 1820–1914

Gabriele Esposito

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Israelophobia

The Newest Version of the Oldest...

Jake Wallis Simons

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Bloody Buna

The Battle for the Beachhead New...

David W. Cameron

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All the Knowledge in the World

The Extraordinary History of the...

Simon Garfield

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Walking the Bones of Britain

A 3 Billion Year Journey from the...

Christopher Somerville

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Coffee with Hitler

The British Amateurs Who Tried to...

Charles Spicer

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Sparks

China's Underground Historians and...

Ian Johnson

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Command

The Politics of Military Operations...

Sir Lawrence Freedman

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Rules

A Short History of What We Live...

Lorraine Daston

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Once a King

The Lost Memoir of Edward VIII

Jane Marguerite Tippett

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A Brilliant Life

My Mother's Inspiring Story of Surviving...

Rachelle Unreich

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Europe and the Roma

A History of Fascination and Fear...

Klaus-Michael Bogdal

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Rex

The Seven Kings of Rome

Peta Greenfield

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The Food Adventurers

How Around-the-World Travel Changed...

Daniel E. Bender

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The Bone Chests

Unlocking the Secrets of the Anglo-Saxons...

Cat Jarman

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Revolutionary Spring

Fighting for a New World 1848-1849...

Christopher Clark

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The Wagner Group

From Savage Global Mercenaries to...

Owen Wilson

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The Loom of Time

Between Empire and Anarchy, from...

Robert D. Kaplan

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Venice

City of Pictures

Martin Gayford

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Wandering Through Life

A Memoir

Donna Leon

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Elon Musk

Walter Isaacson

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The Penguin History of Modern Spain

1898 to the Present

Nigel Townson

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Russia

Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921...

Antony Beevor

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The Palestine Laboratory

How Israel Exports the Technology...

Antony Loewenstein

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$35 

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A Woman I Know

Female Spies, Double Identities...

Mary Haverstick

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The Middle Kingdoms

A New History of Central Europe...

Martyn Rady

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$75 

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The Story of Russia

Orlando Figes

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France on Trial

The Case of Marshal Pétain

Julian Jackson

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$55 

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The Po

An Elegy for Italy's Longest River...

Tobias Jones

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Fake History

101 Things that Never Happened

Jo Teeuwisse

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The Secret History of the Five Eyes

The untold story of the shadowy...

Richard Kerbaj

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Pax

War and Peace in Rome's Golden Age...

Tom Holland

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$34.99 

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The Nazi Conspiracy

The Secret Plot to Kill Churchill,...

Brad Meltzer

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Twelve Caesars

Images of Power from the Ancient...

Mary Beard

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Bismarck's War

The Franco-Prussian War and the...

Rachel Chrastil

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Fear

Robert Peckham

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