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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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Australian History Highlights

Double Rewards

The Trials of Portnoy

Patrick Mullins

Paperback

$35.00  

Forthcoming

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Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin: The making of...

Liam Byrne

Paperback

$34.99  

Forthcoming

Double Rewards

The Convict Valley: The Bloody Struggle on Australia's...

Mark Dunn

Paperback

$32.99  

Forthcoming

Maralinga: The chilling expose of our secret nuclear...

Frank Walker

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story

Elizabeth Tynan

Paperback

$34.99  

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A Bigger Picture

Malcolm Turnbull

Hardback

$55.00   $45.00

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Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC,...

David Dufty

Paperback

$29.99  

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Australia 1872: How Bernhard Holtermann turned gold...

Christoph Hein

Hardback

$59.99  

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Under Fire: How Australia's violent history led to gun...

Nick Brodie

Paperback

$29.99  

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Mutiny on the Bounty: A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem...

Peter FitzSimons

Paperback

$35.00  

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Pathfinders: A history of Aboriginal trackers in NSW...

Michael Bennett

Paperback

$34.99  

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Captain Cook's Epic Voyage: The Strange Quest for a...

Geoffrey Blainey

Paperback

$34.99  

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The Battles for Kokoda Plateau: Three Weeks of Hell...

David W. Cameron

Paperback

$32.99  

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Oil Under Troubled Water: Australia's Timor Sea Intrigue...

Bernard Collaery

Paperback

$39.99  

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A Networked Community: Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth...

Sue Silberberg

Paperback

$34.99  

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The Convent: A City finds its Heart

Stuart Kells

Paperback

$39.99  

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Democratic Adventurer: Graham Berry and the Making of...

Sean Scalmer

Paperback

$39.95  

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The Fatal Lure of Politics: The Life and Thought of...

Terry Irving

Paperback

$39.95  

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The Ghost And The Bounty Hunter: William Buckley, John...

Adam Courtenay

Paperback

$29.99  

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The Accidental Town: Castlemaine, 1851-1861

Marjorie Theobald

Paperback

$39.95  

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Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the...

Christina Thompson

Paperback

$24.99  

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Bone and Beauty: The Ribbon Boys' Rebellion of 1830...

J. M. Thompson

Paperback

$32.99  

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The Other Side of the Mountain: How a Tycoon, a Pastoralist...

Ian W. Shaw

Paperback

$29.99  

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British India, White Australia: Overseas Indians, intercolonial...

Kama Maclean

Paperback

$39.99  

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SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA

Our bookshop and our online catalogue features a wide variety books on all facets of China, from ancient history and art, the people and lifestyles, the power struggles and politics, business and trade, to modern day developments.

For language learning, our Language Book Centre contains a wealth of textbook resources, readers and children's books: CHINESE

A note on getting books in that are not in stock: In ordinary times we would be confident in getting books in for you without too much difficulty. With the shutdown that has swept the globe, there have been disruptions to supply channels. For books that are not in stock, we will give you our best indication of the time to receive them when you place your order. Your order can always be adjusted if the delay advised is inconvenient.

Spotlight: A History of Plants in 50 Fossils

Plants and rocks - two of my favourite things! I'm always picking up pebbles and looking at their patterns - some of which are the result of primitive plant traces. This book is a nice one for dipping into and out of, but read front to back traces the development of plant life on the planet.

Crisp images cleanly presented and text aimed at the interested general reader, with hidden nuggets of surprising information (I didn't know Marie Stopes was a palaeobotanist, or that one of the first land plants was named in honour of the Australian botanist Isabel Cookson - a fascinating scientist who deserves to be better known).

A book easy to get lost in, and one that keeps alive the hopes of one day randomly picking up a rock that bears the imprint of a long ago plantÂ… Lindy Jones

More History Highlights

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Hidden Hand: Exposing How The Chinese Communist Party...

Clive Hamilton

Paperback

$32.99  

Forthcoming

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Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy...

Dan Jones

Paperback

$22.99  

Forthcoming

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Eight Days at Yalta: How Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin...

Diana Preston

Paperback

$29.99  

Forthcoming

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

Duane W. Roller

Hardback

$45.95  

To be ordered

Double Rewards

Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome

Jerry Toner

Paperback

$24.99  

Forthcoming

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The Regency Revolution: Jane Austen, Napoleon, Lord...

Robert Morrison

Paperback

$22.99  

In Stock

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Tanks in the Battle of the Bulge

Steven J. Zalog

Paperback

$24.99  

Forthcoming

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The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His...

Barry Gewen

Hardback

$46.95  

Forthcoming

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The Great Imperial Hangover: How Empires Have Shaped...

Samir Puri

Paperback

$34.99  

In Stock

The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of...

Philippe Sands

Paperback

$34.99  

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H M Bark Endeavour (2020 Edition)

Ray Parkin

Hardback

$100.00  

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The Persecution of the Templars: Scandal, Torture, Trial...

Alain Demurger

Paperback

$24.99  

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An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent...

Owen Matthews

Paperback

$22.99  

To be ordered

Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

Jared Diamond

Paperback

$24.99  

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The Story of Greece and Rome

Tony Spawforth

Paperback

$29.99  

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War: The Definitive Visual History

Saul David

Hardback

$59.99  

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Maoism: A Global History

Julia Lovell

Paperback

$24.99  

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Instant History: Key Facts, Figures, Discoveries and...

Sandra Lawrence

Paperback

$29.99  

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Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation

Roderick Beaton

Paperback

$29.99  

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Mistresses: Sex and Scandal at the Court of Charles...

Linda Porter

Hardback

$44.99  

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Mesopotamia - Civilization Begins

Ariane Thomas

Hardback

$122.00  

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The Siege of Acre, 1189-1191: Saladin, Richard the Lionheart,...

John D. Hosler

Paperback

$37.99  

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The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World -...

Valerie Hansen

Hardback

$39.99  

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The World Beneath Their Feet: The British, the Americans,...

Scott Ellsworth

Paperback

$32.99  

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