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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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BARACK OBAMA: A PROMISED LAND

VOLUME 1 - THE PRESIDENTIAL MEMOIRS

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.

THE CURSE OF INTERESTING TIMES

A timely book from Geoff Raby, former Australian Ambassador to the People's Republic of China. Disruption has blown the old world apart and combined with the rise of China, Trump's America First policies, division within Europe and successful defiance by authoritarian states, the emerging new order is being reshaped. How Australia must position itself for this possibly dystopian future has been the focus of this book.

WELL MAY WE SAY...

In The Truth of the Palace Letters Paul Kelly and Troy Bramston reveal their meaning and significance for understanding the dismissal. The analysis of these documents and their authors throws a revealing light on the connection between the Queen in Buckingham Palace and the Governor-General in Canberra.

Coupled with newly discovered archival documents and interviews, Kelly and Bramston explain the implications of the letters for our Constitution, our democracy and the republic debate.

LIVING THE VIDA

In looking at the life of Vida Goldstein, Australian suffragette and social reformer, Jacqueline Kent also examines how much has changed for women in parliament since 1903 and now.

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- A lavishly illustrated history of nine Australian rivers and one riverine system, examining the human relationship to these waterways. From the Yarra to the Clarence, the Murray to the Snowy, the Ord to the Franklin, each river has a history of indigenous dispossession and colonial alteration. The ways we have used, imagined and changed them are many and varied, and this well-written, easily-read book details those strands of history. Fascinating! Lindy Jones

Australian History Highlights

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Black, White and Exempt: Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Lucinda Aberdeen

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Australia Day

Stan Grant

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Shipwrecks of the Roaring Forties: Researching some...

Alistair Patterson

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The Legacy of Douglas Grant: A Notable Aborigine in...

John Ramsland

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The Desire for Change, 2004-2007: The Howard Government,...

Tom Frame

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Songlines: The Power and Promise

Margo Neale

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Banks

Grantlee Kieza

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Australian Women Pilots: Amazing True Stories of Women...

Kathy Mexted

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The Long Shadow: Australia's Vietnam Veterans since...

Peter Yule

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Witness: An Investigation into the Brutal Cost of Seeking...

Louise Milligan

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The Palace Letters: The Queen, the Governor-General,...

Jenny Hocking

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The Truth of the Palace Letters: Deceit, Ambush and...

Troy Bramston

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Whatever Happened to Ned Kelly's Head?: And 50 Other...

Eamon Evans

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Breaker Morant

Peter FitzSimons

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The Flying Kangaroo: 100 Years of Qantas

Neil Montagnana-Wallace

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Moonlite: The Tragic Love Story of Captain Moonlite...

Garry Linnell

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The Edward Street Baby Farm: The Murder Trial that Gripped...

Stella Budrikis

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A Secret Australia: Revealed by the WikiLeaks Exposes...

Felicity Ruby

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A Concise History of Australia

Stuart Macintyre

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The Ways of the Bushwalker: On Foot in Australia

Melissa Harper

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What the Colonists Never Knew: A History of Aboriginal...

Dennis Foley

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People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia...

Grace Karskens

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Port Essington: The British in North Australia 1838-49...

Derek Pugh

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Tiberius with a Telephone: The life and stories of William...

Patrick Mullins

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Biting the Clouds: A Badtjala perspective on The Aboriginals...

Fiona Foley

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Pride in Defence: The Australian Military and LGBTI...

Noah Riseman

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The Timber Truss Railway Bridges of New South Wales...

Bill Phippen

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Red Lead: The Legendary Australian Ship's Cat Who Survived...

Roland Perry

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Sydney

Delia Falconer

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Adelaide

Kerryn Goldsworthy

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Brisbane

Matthew Condon

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Canberra

Paul Daley

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Darwin

Tess Lea

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Hobart

Peter Timms

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Melbourne

Sophie Cunningham

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Perth

David Whish-Wilson

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MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and...

Helen Fry

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Time's Monster: History, Conscience and Britain's Empire...

Priya Satia

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A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Murder...

Emma Southon

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Pearl Harbor: Japan's Attack and America's Entry into...

Takuma Melber

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Vox Populi

Peter Jones

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The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts and...

Catherine Grace Katz

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A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Revolutionised...

Simon Parkin

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Dutch Light: Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science...

Hugh Aldersey-Williams

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JFK: Volume 1: 1917-1956

Fredrik Logevall

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Berlin: The Story of a City

Barney White-Spunner

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Great Sites of the Ancient World

Paul G. Bahn

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Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors

Adrian Goldsworthy

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Gladius: Living, Fighting and Dying in the Roman Army...

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Time of the Magicians: The Invention of Modern Thought,...

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God's Shadow: The Ottoman Sultan Who Shaped the Modern...

Alan Mikhail

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Stalin: Passage to Revolution

Ronald Grigor Suny

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Queens of the Crusades: England's Medieval Queens

Alison Weir

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The Invention of Medicine: From Homer to Hippocrates...

Robin Lane Fox

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The Hitler Conspiracies: The Third Reich and the Paranoid...

Richard J. Evans

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Hitler and Stalin: The Tyrants and the Second World...

Laurence Rees

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The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of...

Steve Olson

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The Freedom Circus: One family's death-defying act to...

Sue Smethurst

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Normandy '44: D-Day and the Battle for France

James Holland

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Henry III: The Rise to Power and Personal Rule, 1207-1258...

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The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts...

Edward Brooke-Hitching

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Maiden Voyages: Women and the Golden Age of Transatlantic...

Sian Evans

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The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History...

Chris Whipple

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Egyptologists' Notebooks

Chris Naunton

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Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's...

John Ferris

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The Sum of Our Dreams: A Concise History of America...

Louis Masur

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The Story of China: A Portrait of a Civilisation and...

Michael Wood

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In Search of Homeric Ithaca

Jonathan Brown

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The Glamour Boys: The Secret Story of the Rebels Who...

Chris Bryant

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Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

Ben Macintyre

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For Gallantry: Australians awarded the George Cross...

Craig Blanch

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Twilight of Democracy: The Failure of Politics and the...

Anne Applebaum

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