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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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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.

YO HO HO!

There'll be no bottle of Rum for Matt Murphy because he assures us that his interest is entirely academic and he doesn't even drink rum. Despite that he did fall headlong into its intoxicating history from colonial Australia to the present day.

THE SHORTEST HISTORY OF CHINA

Linda Jaivin's nimble history of rogues, revolutions and rebellions can be read in a day, but will transform your view for a lifetime. From kung-fu to tofu, tea to trade routes, sages to silk, China has influenced cuisine, commerce, military strategy, aesthetics and philosophy across the world for thousands of years.

Australian History Highlights

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Wounded Country

The Murray-Darling Basin - a Contested...

Quentin Beresford

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The Battle for Shaggy Ridge

Phillip Bradley

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Rogue Forces

Mark Willacy

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Currowan

A story of a fire and a community...

Bronwyn Adcock

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Continent Aflame

Responses to an Australian Catastrophe...

Pat Anderson

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The Petticoat Parade

Madam Monnier and the Roe Street...

Leigh Straw

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Cold War Warriors

Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion...

Ian Pearson

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Human Rights in Twentieth-Century Australia

Jon Piccini

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Long Half-life

The Nuclear Industry in Australia...

Ian Lowe

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The Last Man

A British Genocide in Tasmania

Tom Lawson

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The Battle of the Bismarck Sea

The Forgotten Battle that Saved...

Michael Veitch

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Labor People

The Stories of Six True Believers...

Chris Bowen

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Blood Lust, Trust & Blame

Dr Samantha Crompvoets

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Toxic

The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian...

Richard Flanagan

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The Women of Little Lon

Sex Workers in Nineteenth-Century...

Barbara Minchinton

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Drinking in the Rivers

Volume 1: The Memorable Pubs and...

Colin Whelan

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Rum

A Distilled History of Colonial...

Matt Murphy

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Men Without Country

The true story of exploration and...

Harrison Christian

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Exit Strategy

Politics After the Pandemic: Quarterly...

George Megalogenis

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Fatal Contact

How Epidemics Nearly Wiped Out Australia's...

Peter Dowling

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Australia's Dambusters

Flying into Hell with 617 Squadron...

Colin Burgess

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Semut

The Untold Story of a Secret Australian...

Christine Helliwell

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Lighter Than Air

Australian Ballooning History

Helene Rogers

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$45 

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Qantas

The Flying Kangaroo

Neil Montagnana-Wallace

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$35 

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Steam at Its Pinnacle

As Recorded by the Camera of Norman...

Bill Phippen

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True Tracks

Respecting Indigenous knowledge...

Terri Janke

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Places of Reconciliation

Commemorating Indigenous History...

Sarah W Pinto

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Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement...

Megan Davis

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Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?

The Dark Emu Debate

Peter Sutton

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Design

Building on Country

Alison Page

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$21.99 

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Convict-era Port Arthur

Misery of the deepest dye

David W. Cameron

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The Platoon Commander

John O'Halloran

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Darwin

Growth of a City. The 1880s.

Derek Pugh

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Flash Jim

The astonishing story of the convict...

Kel Richards

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The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory

Passchendaele and the Anzac Legend...

Matthew Haultain-Gall

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Sorry and Beyond

Healing the Stolen Generations

Brian Butler

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The Forgotten Menzies

The World Picture of Australia's...

Stephen Chavura

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Save Our Sons

Women, Dissent and Conscription...

Dr Collins Carolyn

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Eliza Hamilton Dunlop

Writing from the Colonial Frontier...

Anna Johnston

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Defiant Voices

How Australia's Female Convicts...

Babette Smith

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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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For the Fallen

The 1921-1922 Melbourne Public Library...

Paul Paffen

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$150 

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Reset

Restoring Australia After the Pandemic...

Ross Garnaut

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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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RADICALS - REMEMBERING THE SIXTIES

Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley say that RADICALS - Remembering the Sixties will make you feel like you were there, whether or not you really were.

The Sixties - an era of protest, free love, civil disobedience, duffel coats, flower power, giant afros and desert boots, all recorded on grainy black and white film footage - marked a turning point for change. Radicals found their voices and used them...

THE ALTAR BOYS

Six-time Walkley Award-winning investigative reporter Suzanne Smith and shortlisted for the 2020 Walkley Book Award, THE ALTAR BOYS is the explosive expose of widespread and organised clerical abuse of children in one Australian city, and how the cover-up in the Catholic Church in Australia extended from parish priests to every echelon of the organisation.

BAD PEOPLE - AND HOW TO BE RID OF THEM

Geoffrey Robertson's recent theatre show recounted some key moments from his career which touched on the human rights aspects of big topics such as the death penalty and the pursuit and trial of Julian Assange. An inspirational talk from a truly good-hearted humanist who sees right through the justifications and rationalisations for human rights abuses that the power-hungry cling to. And all done with wit and wisdom.

Robertson's latest book outlines an emerging Plan B for punishing human rights abusers- 'Magnitsky Laws', which could impose debilitating sanctions on 'bad people'. The book explains the background and potential of these laws - early versions of them have been introduced in the US, Canada and Britain, and they are now being considered in Australia.

More History Highlights

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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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$32.99 

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Hitler's First Hundred Days

When Germans Embraced the Third...

Peter Fritzsche

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Mortals

How the fear of death shaped human...

Rachel Menzies

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Imperial Tragedy

From Constantine's Empire to the...

Michael Kulikowski

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We Shall Be Masters

Russian Pivots to East Asia from...

Chris Miller

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The Dressmakers of Auschwitz

The True Story of the Women Who...

Lucy Adlington

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Night of the Assassins

The Untold Story of Hitler's Plot...

Howard Blum

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Behind the Enigma

The Authorised History of GCHQ,...

John Ferris

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Why the Germans Do it Better

Notes from a Grown-Up Country

John Kampfner

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Lancaster

The Forging of a Very British Legend...

John Nichol

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A Brief History of Motion

From the Wheel to the Car to What...

Tom Standage

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The Good Germans

Resisting the Nazis, 1933-1945

Catrine Clay

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The Wrens of World War II

Bletchley's Secret Source

Peter Hore

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The White Ship

Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking...

Charles Spencer

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Kings of Shanghai

Jonathan Kaufman

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Two Afternoons in the Kabul Stadium

A History of Afghanistan through...

Tim Bonyhady

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Worlds in Shadow

Submerged Lands in Science, Memory...

Patrick Nunn

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The Battle of the Bismarck Sea

The Forgotten Battle that Saved...

Michael Veitch

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The Horde

How the Mongols Changed the World...

Marie Favereau

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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

James Holland

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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 Pathfinders

The Elite RAF Force that Turned...

Will Iredale

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Philip and Alexander

Kings and Conquerors

Adrian Goldsworthy

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I Alone Can Fix It

Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final...

Carol D Leonnig

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Landslide

The Final Days of the Trump Presidency...

Michael Wolff

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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...

David Mitchelhill-Green

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$29.99 

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The Story of Work

A New History of Humankind

Jan Lucassen

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Henry 'Chips' Channon

The Diaries (Volume 1): 1918-38...

Henry Channon

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$75 

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Ethel Rosenberg

A Cold War Tragedy

Anne Sebba

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$32.99 

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Prague

Belonging in the Modern City

Chad Bryant

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The Nine

How a Band of Daring Resistance...

Gwen Strauss

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To Kidnap a Pope

Napoleon and Pius VII

Ambrogio Caiani

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Men Without Country

The true story of exploration and...

Harrison Christian

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The Hitler Conspiracies

The Third Reich and the Paranoid...

Richard J. Evans

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$22.99 

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Blue

A Scientist's Search for Nature's...

Kai Kupferschmidt

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$35 

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Zero Fail

the rise and fall of the Secret...

Carol Leonnig

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$35 

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The Impossible Office?

The History of the British Prime...

Anthony Seldon

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$37.95 

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Fallen Idols

Twelve Statues That Made History...

Alex Von Tunzelmann

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$32.99 

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The Jakarta Method

Washington's Anticommunist Crusade...

Vincent Bevins

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$26.99 

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As Long As I Hope to Live

The moving, true story of a Jewish...

Claudia Carli

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Nemoto'S Travels

The Illustrated Saga of a Japanese...

Michael Claringbould

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$29.95 

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Under the Southern Cross

The South Pacific Air Campaign Against...

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

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$49.99 

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The Greek Revolution

A Critical Dictionary

Paschalis M. Kitromilides

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$65.95 

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Set the Night on Fire

L.A. in the Sixties

Mike Davis

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$24.99 

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Steam Trains Today

Journeys Along Britain's Heritage...

Andrew Martin

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$34.99 

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Asian Worldviews

Religions, Philosophies, Political...

Rein Raud

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$47.95 

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In Deep

The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth...

David Rohde

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Whistleblowers

Honesty in America from Washington...

Allison Stanger

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$26.95 

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How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

The Syrian Congress of 1920 and...

Elizabeth F. Thompson

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Slaughter and Stalemate in 1917

British Offensives from Messines...

Alan Warren

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$58.99 

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Latitude

The astonishing journey to discover...

Nicholas Crane

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$32.99 

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Agent Sonya

Ben MacIntyre

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$22.99 

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Alexandria

The Quest for the Lost City

Edmund Richardson

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