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Abbey's History Herald

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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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Quarterly Essay: Mental illness and vulnerability in Australia

Mental illness is the great isolator - and the great unifier. Almost half of us will suffer from it at some point in our lives; it affects everybody in one way or another. Yet today Australia's mental health system is under stress and not fit for purpose, and the pandemic is only making things worse. What is to be done?

PETER FITZSIMONS HITS A HIGH NOTE

Peter FitzSimons captures the extraordinary stories around this building that are as mesmerising as the light catching on its white sails.

BEATING FRANCE TO BOTANY BAY

Margaret Cameron-Ash rewrites the history of the founding of modern Australia. It tells how the French had a jump start in the race for a Pacific empire, but English officials then launched their own pursuit around the globe. The contestants finally met in Botany Bay, with the French just five days too late. Behind the scenes, American explorers, spies and a future US President made contributions that assisted the winners and prevented the continent becoming a French possession.

Australian History Highlights

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Astronomy

Sky Country

Karlie Noon

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The Secret of Emu Field

Britain's forgotten atomic tests...

Elizabeth Tynan

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Fury to Hell

Kathryn Spurling

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An Uncommon Hangman

The life and deaths of Robert 'Nosey...

Rachel Franks

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Ngirramanujuwal

The Art and Country of Jimmy Pike...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Studies (AIATSIS)

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Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori Dulka Warngiid...

Bruce McLean

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The Dawn of Time

Australian Aboriginal Myths in Paintings...

Charles Mountford

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More than a Glass and a Half

A History of Cadbury in Australia...

Robert Crawford

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Dismal Diplomacy, Disposable Sovereignty

Our Problem with China & America...

Carrillo Gantner

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The Avoidable War

The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict...

Kevin Rudd

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Reckoning

The forgotten children and their...

David Hill

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The Opera House

The Extraordinary Story of the Building...

Peter FitzSimons

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Elizabeth Macarthur's Letters

Elizabeth Macarthur

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Australia's Great Depression

How a nation shattered by the Great...

Joan Beaumont

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Mary Ann and Captain Piper

The remarkable true story of the...

Jessica North

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Anzac Sons

Mateship, Bravery and Sacrifice...

Allison Paterson

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Jack of Hearts QX11594

Jackie Huggins

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Made in Chinatown

Australia's Chinese Furniture Factories,...

Peter Charles Gibson

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Bob Hawke

Troy Bramston

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The First Astronomers

How Indigenous Elders read the stars...

Duane Hamacher

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The Idea of Australia

A search for the soul of the nation...

Julianne Schultz

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Telling Tennant's Story

The Strange Career of the Great...

Dean Ashenden

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Sheilas

Badass Women of Australian History...

Eliza Reilly

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The Kelly Hunters

Grantlee Kieza

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Nabbing Ned Kelly

The extraordinary true story of...

David Dufty

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Rose

The extraordinary story of Rose...

Suzanne Falkiner

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Making Australian History

Anna Clark

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Rock 'n' Roll City

1978-983 The Roadrunner Years

Eric Algra

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The Dreaming Path

Indigenous Thinking to Change Your...

Paul Callaghan

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The Party

The Communist Party of Australia...

Stuart Macintyre

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Spies and Sparrows

ASIO and the Cold War

Phillip Deery

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Mount Alexander Mountain of Gold 1851-1861

The Gold Rush Generation and the...

Marjorie Theobald

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The Boy in the Dress

Investigating a tragic unsolved...

Jonathan Butler

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South Flows the Pearl

Chinese Australian Voices

Mavis Gock Yen

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Ngangk Waangening

Mothers' Stories

Aunty Doreen Nelson

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Sister Girl

Reflections on Tiddaism, Identity...

Jackie Huggins

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The Inner History of the Kelly Gang

J.J. Kenneally

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Australian Force Somalia

1992-1993

Bob Breen

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Red Tail Skies

A big book of Qantas Stories

Jim Eames

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Beating France to Botany Bay

The Race to Found Australia

Margaret Cameron-Ash

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A Bloody Good Rant

Thomas Keneally

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Lawson

Grantlee Kieza

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Bypass

The Story of a Road

Michael McGirr

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The Architecture of Devotion

James Goold and His Legacies in...

Max Vodola

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Great Properties of Tasmania

Richard Allen

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Mission

Essays, Speeches & Ideas

Noel Pearson

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The Reckoning

How #MeToo is changing Australia:...

Jess Hill

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Shelf Life

Journalism 2000-2021

Gideon Haigh

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$35 

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Seeking Asylum

Our Stories

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

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$39.99 

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Growing Up in Australia

Alice Pung

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$29.99 

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Books that Made Us

Carl Reinecke

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$34.99 

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Between the Last Oasis and the next Mirage

Writings on Australia

Guy Rundle

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1942

the year the war came to Australia:...

Peter Grose

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Adelaide Remember When

The Boomer Stories

Bob Byrne

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Girt Nation

The Unauthorised History of Australia...

David Hunt

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William Cooper

An Aboriginal Life Story

Bain Attwood

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Country

Future Fire, Future Farming

Bill Gammage

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$21.99 

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Writing in the Sand

The Epic Story of Legendary Band...

Matt Garrick

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Symbols of Australia

Imagining a Nation

Melissa Harper

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Harlem Nights

The Secret History of Australia's...

Deirdre O'Connell

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Another Day in the Colony

Chelsea Watego

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Gudyarra

The First Wiradyuri War of Resistance...

Stephen Gapps

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The Game

A Portrait of Scott Morrison

Sean Kelly

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Lies and Falsehoods

The Morrison Government and the...

Bernard Keane

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Welcome to Country

A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia...

Marcia Langton

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$50 

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The exhibitionists

A History of Sydney's Art Gallery...

Steven Miller

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Australia and the Pacific

A History

Ian Hoskins

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True to the Land

A History of Food in Australia

Paul van Reyk

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Nomad Girl

My life on the gibber plains and...

Kanakiya Myra Ah Chee

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Freak Out

How a Musical Revolution Rocked...

Tony Wellington

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The Passion for Holden

Commemorative Edition: A Celebration...

Joel Wakely

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Edith Blake's War

The only Australian nurse killed...

Krista Vane-Tempest

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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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Freezing Order

A True Story of Russian Money Laundering,...

Bill Browder

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Ask A Historian

50 Surprising Answers to Things...

Greg Jenner

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The Young Alexander

The Making of Alexander the Great...

Alex Rowson

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After the Golden Age; American Jewish Writing in the...

Jewish Quarterly 248

Jonathan Pearlman

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Indelible City

Dispossesion and Defiance in Hong...

Louisa Lim

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Nazi Billionaires

The Dark History of Germany's Wealthiest...

David de Jong

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Leadership

Six Studies in World Strategy

Henry Kissinger

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A Year in the Life of Ancient Egypt

The Real Lives of the People Who...

Dr Donald P. Ryan

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The War That Made the Roman Empire

Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian...

Barry Strauss

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Legacy of Violence

A History of the British Empire...

Caroline Elkins

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The School That Escaped the Nazis

Deborah Cadbury

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Ancestors

A prehistory of Britain in seven...

Alice Roberts

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The Premonitions Bureau

'Take the addictive storytelling...

Sam Knight

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Nine Quarters of Jerusalem

A New Biography of the Old City...

Matthew Teller

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Conquering the Ocean

The Roman Invasion of Britain

Richard Hingley

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The Georgians

The Deeds and Misdeeds of 18th Century...

Penelope J. Corfield

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Persians

The Age of The Great Kings

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

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France

An Adventure History

Graham Robb

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The French Mind

400 Years of Romance, Revolution...

Peter Watson

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The Normans

Power, Conquest and Culture in 11th...

Judith A. Green

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Three Epic Battles that Saved Democracy

Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis...

Dr Stephen P. Kershaw

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After the Romanovs

Russian exiles in Paris between...

Helen Rappaport

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Kingdom of Characters

A Tale of Language, Obsession, and...

Jing Tsu

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The Premonition

A Pandemic Story

Michael Lewis

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$22.99 

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Straits

Beyond the Myth of Magellan

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

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Hannibal

Rome's Greatest Enemy

Philip Freeman

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$45 

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Cities that Shaped the Ancient World

John Julius Norwich

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$24.99 

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The Stasi Poetry Circle

The Creative Writing Class that...

Philip Oltermann

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$32.99 

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Germany

A Nation in Its Time: Before, During,...

Helmut Walser Smith

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A Grand Tour of the Roman Empire by Marcus Sidonius...

Jerry Toner

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Checkmate in Berlin

The First Battle of the Cold War...

Giles Milton

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The Phoenicians

Lost Civilizations

Vadim S. Jigoulov

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New Rome

The Roman Empire in the East, AD...

Paul Stephenson

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Constantine at the Bridge

How the Battle of the Milvian Bridge...

Stephen Dando-Collins

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Deadly Quiet City

Stories From Wuhan, COVID Ground...

Murong Xuecun

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Bully of Asia

Why China's Dream is the New Threat...

Steven W. Mosher

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The Story of China

A portrait of a civilisation and...

Michael Wood

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The Shortest History of the Soviet Union

Sheila Fitzpatrick

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A Short History of the World According to Sheep

Sally Coulthard

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A World Beneath the Sands

Adventurers and Archaeologists in...

Toby Wilkinson

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The Devil's Atlas

An Explorer's Guide to Heavens,...

Edward Brooke-Hitching

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In Search of Lost Time

Europe Before the Holocaust: Jewish...

Jonathan Pearlman

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The Long Song of Tchaikovsky Street

a Russian adventure

Pieter Waterdrinker

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Land

How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped...

Simon Winchester

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Gladius

Living, Fighting and Dying in the...

Guy de la Bedoyere

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The World According to China

Elizabeth C. Economy

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The Rise of Rome

Anthony Everitt

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Cadre Country

How China became the Chinese Communist...

John Fitzgerald

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Under Jerusalem

The Buried History of the World's...

Andrew Lawler

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When France Fell

The Vichy Crisis and the Fate of...

Michael S. Neiberg

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The First Kingdom

Britain in the age of Arthur

Max Adams

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1922

Scenes from a Turbulent Year

Nick Rennison

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The Island of Extraordinary Captives

A True Story of an Artist, a Spy...

Simon Parkin

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The International Brigades

Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish...

Giles Tremlett

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Yuval Noah Harari Box Set

Yuval Noah Harari

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Eight Days in May

How Germany's War Ended

Volker Ullrich

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Spymaster

The Man Who Saved MI6

Helen Fry

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MI9

A History of the Secret Service...

Helen Fry

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About Time

A History of Civilization in Twelve...

David Rooney

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London's 'Golden Mile'

The Great Houses of the Strand,...

Manolo Guerci

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The Radical Potter

Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation...

Tristram Hunt

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The Story of the World in 100 Moments

Discover the stories that defined...

Neil Oliver

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The Short History of War

Jeremy Black

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The Dissolution of the Monasteries

A New History

James Clark

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Merchants

The Community That Shaped England's...

Edmond Smith

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Brilliant Maps

An Atlas for Curious Minds

Ian Wright

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The Tudors in Love

The Courtly Code Behind the Last...

Sarah Gristwood

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The Chinese Question

The Gold Rushes and Global Politics...

Mae Ngai

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Stars and Spies

Intelligence Operations and the...

Christopher Andrew

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Soldiers

Great Stories of War and Peace

Max Hastings

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Career and Family

Women's Century-Long Journey Toward...

Claudia Goldin

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The King's Peace

Law and Order in the British Empire...

Lisa Ford

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Hermann and Albert Goering

The Nazi and the Renegade

James Wyllie

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The Afghanistan Papers

A Secret History of the War

Craig Whitlock

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Hitler's American Gamble

Pearl Harbor and the German March...

Brendan Simms

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Prisoners of Time

Prussians, Germans and Other Humans...

Christopher Clark

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Antwerp

The Glory Years

Michael Pye

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QAnon and On

A Short and Shocking History of...

Van Badham

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The Ottomans

Khans, Caesars and Caliphs

Marc David Baer

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Brothers in Arms

One Legendary Tank Regiment's Bloody...

James Holland

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What Really Happened In Wuhan

A Virus Like No Other, Countless...

Sharri Markson

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Time's Witness

History in the Age of Romanticism...

Rosemary Hill

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India Rising?

Asia's Huge Question: Australian...

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Hitler and Stalin

The Tyrants and the Second World...

Laurence Rees

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The Last Assassin

The Hunt for the Killers of Julius...

Peter Stothard

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Innovation

A History of England Volume VI

Peter Ackroyd

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Traitor King

The Scandalous Exile of the Duke...

Andrew Lownie

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How the fear of death shaped human...

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The True Story of the Women Who...

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Notes from a Grown-Up Country

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Resisting the Nazis, 1933-1945

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The Wrens of World War II

Bletchley's Secret Source

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The White Ship

Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking...

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Two Afternoons in the Kabul Stadium

A History of Afghanistan Through...

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Worlds in Shadow

Submerged Lands in Science, Memory...

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The New Middle East

Shifting allies, enemies and loyalties:...

Jonathan Pearlman

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The Inevitability of Tragedy

Henry Kissinger and His World

Barry Gewen

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Sicily '43

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God Save the Queen

The Strange Persistence of Monarchies...

Dennis Altman

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The Chloroformist

Christine Ball

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Mussolini's War

Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse,...

John Gooch

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The Arab Conquests

Justin Marozzi

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The Gallery of Miracles and Madness

Insanity, Art and Hitler's First...

Charlie English

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Tobruk

Fiercely Stand, or Fighting Fall...

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The Story of Work

A New History of Humankind

Jan Lucassen

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