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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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STAN GRANT ON A GEOPOLITICAL JOURNEY

Stan Grant is one of our foremost observers and chroniclers of the world in crisis. Weaving his personal experiences of reporting from the front lines of the world's flashpoints, together with his deep understanding of politics, history and philosophy, he explores what is driving the world to crisis and how it might be averted. He fears the worst, but begins to chart the way forward. There is bitterness, anger and history here, but there is also the capacity for negotiation, forgiveness and hope.

A powerful and incisive analysis of the state of our world, and our place within it.

RETURN TO ULURU

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Mark McKenna wanted to write about the centre of Australia and specifically Uluru - the rock - and its unique hold on Australians' imaginations. He does that, writing about Uluru and its place in indigenous songlines and Tjukurpa and giving a sense of the mere blip in the history of the rock represented by the white man's 'discovery' of the rock and subsequent tourism.

But he also centres the book around a tragic event at the frontier between the indigenous people and white colonisers, bringing to the fore the legal and ethical conundrum that arose when white policeman Bill McKinnon shot and killed aboriginal man Yokunnuna for his alleged role in a tribal law killing. This conundrum was neatly phrased by Richard Fidler in his ABC Radio Conversations talk with Mark McKenna as 'who is the lawman and who is the murderer?' in this sad story... [read on]

SECRET & SPECIAL: Z SPECIAL UNIT

When I gave Beneath Hill 60 to my father-in-law he told me enthusiastically some days later that it was a cracking read. Documentary-maker and author Will Davies came by to sign our stack of his latest history book - about the untold story of Z Special Unit and Operations, the precursor to the elite SAS, and the extraordinary feats they undertook in the Pacific during the Second World War. Another one for father-in-law!

Snap up your signed copy - they won't last!

LITERARY LION TAMERS

With his unique and entertaining blend of memoir, biography, and literary detective work, Craig Munro recreates the lives and careers of a group of renowned Australian editors and their authors in a narrative spanning from the 1890s to the 1990s.

IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST - A NEW SERIES

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.

So far in the series, former PM, Kevin Rudd, examines the conservative movement and Murdoch monopoly, Rachel Doyle SC (a leading barrister who has appeared several Royal Commissions) looks at Power and Consent, Bill Bowtell (leading health policy strategist and an architect of Australia's renowned HIV pandemic response) unmasks pandemic politics and Scott Ryan (long serving Liberal MP, Minister and current President of the Senate) takes on the challenges of modern politics.

Australian History Highlights

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Defiant Voices

How Australia's Female Convicts...

Babette Smith

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Radicals

Remembering the Sixties

Meredith Burgmann

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Mutineers

A True Story of Heroes and Villains...

Robert Hadler

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Convicts Capitalists and Corruption

Nubrygyn and the Colony's Settlement...

Kate Gadsby

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James Cook

The story behind the man who mapped...

Peter FitzSimons

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$34.99 

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Secret and Special

The Untold Story of Z Special Unit...

Will Davies

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The Ruby Princess

The Truth Behind the 21st-Century...

Duncan McNab

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Return to Uluru

Mark McKenna

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Into the Loneliness

The unholy alliance of Ernestine...

Eleanor Hogan

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Macquarie

Grantlee Kieza

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Argyle

The Impossible Story of Australian...

Stuart Kells

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Corruption in High Places

The Key Witness in the Justice Murphy...

Clarrie Briese

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The RAAF History

1921-1996 (3-Volume Boxed Set)

Chris Clark

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$69.99 

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Aircraft of The Royal Australian Air Force

Air Force History Branch

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The Royal Australian Air Force in South Australia During...

Adelaide - Gawler - Mallala - Mount...

Peter Ingman

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RAAF Black Cats

The Secret History of the Covert...

Robert Cleworth

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Continent Aflame

Responses to an Australian Catastrophe...

Pat Anderson

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Trouble in the Land of Giving

Australian Charities, Fraud and...

William De Maria

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Teddy Sheean VC

A Selfless Act of Valour

Doctor Tom Lewis

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Two Cultures, One Story

Robert Isaacs

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Truth-Telling

History, sovereignty and the Uluru...

Henry Reynolds

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A Liberal State

How Australians Chose Liberalism...

David Kemp

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Reset

Restoring Australia After the Pandemic...

Ross Garnaut

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Literary Lion Tamers

Book editors who made publishing...

Craig Munro

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Indigenous Rights and Colonial Subjecthood

Protection and Reform in the Nineteenth-Century...

Amanda Nettelbeck

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Historical Guide to New South Wales

Phillip Simpson

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Going to the Dogs

A History of Greyhound Racing in...

Max Solling

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Chronicles of Soccer in Australia

The Foundation Years 1859 to 1949...

Peter Kunz

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A Bookshop in Wartime

Jenny Horsfield

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Maralinga

The struggle for return of the lands...

Garry Hiskey

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The Legacy of Douglas Grant

A Notable Aborigine in War and Peace...

John Ramsland

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Ned Kelly

The Stringybark Creek Police Murders...

Doug Morrissey

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Navigating by the Southern Cross

A History of the European Discovery...

Kenneth Morgan

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Like a Wicked Noah's Ark

The Nautical School Ships Vernon...

Sarah Luke

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$44 

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Dharawal

The First Contact People

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A Trip to the Dominions

The Scientific Event that Changed...

Lynette Russell

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With the Falling of the Dusk

A Chronicle of the World in Crisis...

Stan Grant

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$34.99 

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White Russians, Red Peril

A Cold War History of Migration...

Sheila Fitzpatrick

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Cleopatra

The Queen who Challenged Rome and...

Alberto Angela

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The Bookseller of Florence

Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts...

Ross King

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France

A Short History

Jeremy Black

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The Barbizon

The New York Hotel That Set Women...

Paulina Bren

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Henry III

The Rise to Power and Personal Rule,...

David Carpenter

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The Volga

A History

Janet M. Hartley

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Fall

The Mystery of Robert Maxwell

John Preston

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Oblivion or Glory

1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill...

David Stafford

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A History of Ancient Greece in 50 Lives

David Stuttard

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$21.99 

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Voyagers

The Settlement of the Pacific

Nicholas Thomas

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The Light of Days

Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance...

Judy Batalion

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Lancaster

The Forging of a Very British Legend...

John Nichol

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$22.99 

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The Duchess Countess

Catherine Ostler

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Digging Up Britain

A New History in Ten Extraordinary...

Mike Pitts

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The Changing of the Guard

The British army since 9/11

Simon Akam

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The Emperor's Grace

Untold Stories of the Australians...

Mark Baker

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You Don't Belong Here

How Three Women Rewrote the Story...

Elizabeth Becker

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Money and Power

The World Leaders Who Changed Economics...

Vince Cable

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The Spymaster of Baghdad

The Untold Story of the Elite Intelligence...

Margaret Coker

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Maiden Voyages

women and the Golden Age of transatlantic...

Sian Evans

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$22.99 

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A Short History of Russia

Mark Galeotti

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$27.99 

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The Great Empires of the Ancient World

Thomas Harrison

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$21.99 

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Queens of Jerusalem

The Women Who Dared to Rule

Katherine Pangonis

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$32.99 

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The Kennedy Curse

The shocking true story of America's...

James Patterson

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Empire of the Black Sea

The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic...

Duane W. Roller

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China 1949

Year of Revolution

Graham Hutchings

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$50 

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Iran Rising

The Survival and Future of the Islamic...

Amin Saikal

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Unrigged

How Americans Are Battling Back...

David Daley

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The Fall of the House of Byron

Scandal and Seduction in Georgian...

Emily Brand

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The Poison Trials

Wonder Drugs, Experiment, and the...

Alisha Rankin

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At Close Range

Life and Death in an Artillery Regiment,...

Peter Hart

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Idi Amin

The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil...

Mark Leopold

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$72.95 

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Four Hundred Souls

A Community History of African America...

Ibram X. Kendi

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The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens

Jenifer Neils

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$56.95 

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Plowshares into Swords

From Zionism to Israel

Arno Mayer

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$39.99 

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What is Medieval History?

John H. Arnold

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$32.95 

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The Rise and Fall of a Medieval Family

The Despensers

Kathryn Warner

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$75 

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Art and Myth in Ancient Greece

T. H. Carpenter

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$35 

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Viking Art

James Graham-Campbell

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$29.99 

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The Fiume Crisis

Life in the Wake of the Habsburg...

Dominique Kirchner Reill

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Land

How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped...

Simon Winchester

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$34.99 

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Unlocking the World

Port Cities and Globalization in...

John Darwin

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$49.99 

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Promises to Keep

Joe Biden

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$35 

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Hitler's Horses

The Incredible True Story of the...

Arthur Brand

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$35 

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Underground Asia

Global Revolutionaries and the Assault...

Tim Harper

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$69.99 

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The Emperor's Feast

'A tasty portrait of a nation' -Sunday...

Jonathan Clements

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$32.99 

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