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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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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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Songlines: The Power and Promise

Margo Neale

Paperback

$19.99  

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Banks

Grantlee Kieza

Hardback

$39.99  

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The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew,...

Toby Musgrave

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$52.95  

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

Kathy Mexted

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$34.99  

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

Peter Yule

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$49.99  

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

Louise Milligan

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$34.99  

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

Jenny Hocking

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$32.99  

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

Paul Kelly

Paperback

$29.99  

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Rivers: The Lifeblood of Australia

Ian Hoskins

Hardback

$49.99  

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Vida: A Woman for Our Time

Jacqueline Kent

Paperback

$34.99  

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

Eamon Evans

Paperback

$29.99  

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Breaker Morant

Peter FitzSimons

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$49.99   $39.99

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The Flying Kangaroo: 100 Years of Qantas

Neil Montagnana-Wallace

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$49.99  

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

Garry Linnell

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$34.99  

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

Stella Budrikis

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$32.99  

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

Felicity Ruby

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$29.95  

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A Concise History of Australia

Stuart Macintyre

Paperback

$39.95  

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The Ways of the Bushwalker: On Foot in Australia

Melissa Harper

Paperback

$34.99  

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

Dennis Foley

Paperback

$35.00  

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

Grace Karskens

Paperback

$39.99  

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

Derek Pugh

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$39.95  

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

Patrick Mullins

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$35.00  

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

Fiona Foley

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$34.99  

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

Noah Riseman

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$34.99  

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Mosul: Australia's secret war inside the ISIS caliphate...

Ben McKelvey

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$34.99  

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

Bill Phippen

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$29.00  

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

Roland Perry

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$29.99  

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China's Grand Strategy and Australia's Future in the...

Geoff Raby

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$34.99  

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Sydney

Delia Falconer

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$29.99  

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Adelaide

Kerryn Goldsworthy

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$29.99  

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Brisbane

Matthew Condon

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$29.99  

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Canberra

Paul Daley

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$29.99  

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Darwin

Tess Lea

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$29.99  

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Hobart

Peter Timms

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$29.99  

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Melbourne

Sophie Cunningham

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$29.99  

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Perth

David Whish-Wilson

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$29.99  

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CITY SERIES COMPETITION

This much-loved series has been re-issued with new material. History combined with personal anecdotes and social commentary, each volume captures the recognisable spirit of the city to the satisfaction of both resident and visitor. Lindy Jones

Buy any of these 8 titles and go in the draw for the complete set - valued at $240

In-store & Online.
One entry per customer.
Drawn 16 December 2020.
Customers must be in Abbey's Rewards (free & quick to join) with email address recorded.
Winner will be notified by email.

WIN a Peter FitzSimons Book Pack!

Courtesy of Hachette Australia, with your purchase of BREAKER MORANT you are entered into the draw to win a wonderful 2-book prize pack valued at $70, Peter FitzSimons' Mutiny on the Bounty and Burke & Wills.


In-store & Online.
One entry per customer.
Drawn 16 December 2020.
Customers must be in Abbey's Rewards (free & quick to join) with email address recorded.
Winner will be notified by email.


WIN a copy of QUEEN BEES!

Courtesy of Hachette Australia, with your purchase of MAIDEN VOYAGES you are entered into the draw to win Evans' QUEEN BEES: Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the Wars (Pb $22.99)


In-store & Online.
One entry per customer.
Drawn 16 December 2020.
Customers must be in Abbey's Rewards (free & quick to join) with email address recorded.
Winner will be notified by email.


More History Highlights

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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...

Guy de la Bedoyere

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

Wolfram Eilenberger

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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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An Atlas of Extinct Countries: The Remarkable (and Occasionally...

Gideon Defoe

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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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Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe

James Holland

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

James Holland

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The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings...

Neil Price

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Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that...

Thomas Harding

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Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic...

Duane W. Roller

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The Black Book: The Britons on the Nazi Hitlist

Sybil Oldfield

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$49.99  

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The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the...

Scott Anderson

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

David Carpenter

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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 Book in the Cathedral: The Last Relic of Thomas...

Christopher de Hamel

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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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$59.99  

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Great Sites of the Ancient World

Paul G. Bahn

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In Search of Homeric Ithaca

Jonathan Brown

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JFK: Volume 1: 1917-1956

Fredrik Logevall

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

Chris Bryant

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

Helen Fry

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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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$69.99  

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

Anne Applebaum

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