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Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution

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Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution

Victor Klemperer

Diaries, letters & journals; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions

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Munich 1919 is a vivid portrayal of the chaos that followed World War I and the collapse of the Munich Council Republic by... [more]

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Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

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Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

Donna M. Lucey

Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The fascinating backstories of four women painted by John Singer Sargent come alive in this seductive, multi-layered biography.... [more]

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Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words

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Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words

Ross McMullin

Biography; First World War

Hardback

<div><strong>The wartime letters and diaries of Pompey Elliott, Australia's most famous fighting general, are exceptionally... [more]

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Hannibal's Oath: The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy

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Hannibal's Oath: The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy

John Prevas

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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From an internationally acknowledged expert on Hannibal, the first full biography of Rome's enigmatic nemesis in over twenty... [more]

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Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force

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Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force

Sarah Goldman

Biography: historical, political & military; History

Hardback

<div><strong>ABBEY&rsquo;S BOOKSELLER PICK</strong> &mdash;&mdash; Chisholm was an inconvenient woman. She wasn&rsquo;t going... [more]

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Matthew Benns

Biography; True crime

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A highly entertaining, scurrilous and fascinating book on Australian con men (and women) and all their dirty, devious tricks.... [more]

$32.99

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The Finch in My Brain: How I forgot how to read but found how to live

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The Finch in My Brain: How I forgot how to read but found how to live

Martino Sclavi

Biography; Memoirs

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Diagnosed with fatal brain cancer, the treatment that follows renders the writer of this extraordinary memoir unable to recognise... [more]

$29.99

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Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds

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Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds

Philippe Paquet

Biography; Memoirs

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An award-winning biography of one of the greats. [more]

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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

A. N. Wilson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

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A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life [more]

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The Rules Do Not Apply

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The Rules Do Not Apply

Ariel Levy

Autobiography: literary; Society & Social Sciences; Press & journalism

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The new book by New Yorker journalist and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy. [more]

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Mates: The Friendship That Sustained Henry Lawson

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Mates: The Friendship That Sustained Henry Lawson

Gregory Bryan

Biography; Biography: literary

Paperback

Henry Lawson gave voice to a uniquely Australian identity and much of the Australian ethos of mateship was developed in his... [more]

$35.00

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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence...

Sarah Scoles

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time; UFOs & extraterrestrial beings

Hardback

A brilliant examination of the science behind the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter.... [more]

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In Other Words

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In Other Words

Jhumpa Lahiri

Biography; Memoirs; Literary essays

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A series of reflections on the author's experiences learning a new language and living abroad, in a dual-language edition... [more]

$22.99

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

A. Scott Berg

Biography; Biography: literary

Paperback

Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

$24.99

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Biography: historical, political & military; Social & cultural history; Feminism & feminist theory; Gender studies: women; Children's & Educational

Hardback

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary... [more]

$35.00

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Quentin Kenihan

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Coping with disability

Paperback

Quentin Kenihan is living proof that superheroes don't need capes, just the right attitude. FOREWORD BY RAY MARTIN [more]

$32.99

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My Game

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My Game

Ange Postecoglou

Autobiography: sport; Australian Rules football

Paperback

Ange Postecoglou has been at the centre of Australian football for more than thirty years. In this book, he shows us the game... [more]

$35.00

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My Italians: True Stories of Crime and Courage

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My Italians: True Stories of Crime and Courage

Roberto Saviano

Biography; True crime

Paperback

From the international bestselling author of Gomorrah, this is a deeply personal and candid portrait of Italy today: a place... [more]

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Shakespeare's Bastard: The Life of Sir William Davenant

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Shakespeare's Bastard: The Life of Sir William Davenant

Simon Stirling

Biography; Biography: literary

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The extraordinary life of Sir William Davenant, from death to birth, culminating with an answer to the question: was he Shakespeare's... [more]

$32.99

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This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist

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This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist...

Robert Young

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

Paperback

The Rev. William Clarke came to Australia in 1839 with an established reputation in geology, and was so influential that he... [more]

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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley

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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her...

Charlotte Gordon

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: general; British & Irish history; Gender studies: women

Hardback

Published in the United Kingdom by Hutchinson, a member of The Random House Group, London --Title page verso. [more]

$49.95  $15.00

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Time to Be in Earnest

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Time to Be in Earnest

P. D. James

Biography; Autobiography: literary

Hardback

Part diary, part memoir, this book considers the twelve months of the author's life between her 77th and 78th birthdays, and... [more]

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Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words

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Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words

Maeve Binchy

Biography; Biography: general

Hardback

Selected essays as published in The Irish times over fifty years. [more]

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Good-bye to All That: An Autobiography

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Good-bye to All That: An Autobiography

Robert Graves

Biography; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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There was no patriotism in the trenches. It was too remote a sentiment, and rejected as fit only for civilians. As Blighty,... [more]

$22.99

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The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of One of Britain's Bravest Wartime Heroines

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The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of One of Britain's Bravest Wartime...

Clare Mulley

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Espionage & secret services

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The remarkable story of Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, George Medal, OBE and Croix de Guerre. [more]

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