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MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific

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MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific

Walter R. Borneman

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War

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The definitive account of General Douglas MacArthur's rise during World War II, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals.... [more]

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Bandit Mentality: Hunting Insurgents in the Rhodesian Bush War, a Memoir

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Bandit Mentality: Hunting Insurgents in the Rhodesian Bush War, a Memoir...

Lindsay O'Brien

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; African history; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Terrorism, armed struggle

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Bandit Mentality captures Lindsay 'Kiwi' O'Brien's Bush War service from 1976-1980 at the coalface of the Rhodesian conflict.... [more]

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Slow Catastrophes: Living with Drought in Australia

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Slow Catastrophes: Living with Drought in Australia

Rebecca Jones

Diaries, letters & journals; History; Australasian & Pacific history; Drought & water supply; Social impact of environmental issues; Agriculture & farming

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Living with drought is one of the biggest issues of our times. Climate change scenarios suggest that in the next fifty years... [more]

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Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

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Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; British & Irish history; Social & cultural history; Travel writing

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A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road [more]

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Mafia Life: Love, Death and Money at the Heart of Organised Crime

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Mafia Life: Love, Death and Money at the Heart of Organised Crime

Federico Varese

Biography; Organised crime

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A compelling new account of life inside the mafia around the world. What is it like to belong to the mafia? How do you join?... [more]

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A Rumor of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir (40th Anniversary Edition)

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A Rumor of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir (40th Anniversary Edition)

Philip Caputo

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Vietnam War; Warfare & defence

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In March 1965, Marine Lieutenant Philip J Caputo landed in Danang with the first ground combat unit committed to fight in... [more]

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A Fuhrer for a Father: The Domestic Face of Colonialism

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A Fuhrer for a Father: The Domestic Face of Colonialism

Jim Davidson

Biography; Memoirs; Intergenerational relationships

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I was written out of the family story. This book is my attempt to write myself, and my mother, back into it. In this singular... [more]

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Murder at Myall Creek

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Murder at Myall Creek

Mark Tedeschi

Biography; True crime

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

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Rev Head: My Life as a Motoring Tragic

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Rev Head: My Life as a Motoring Tragic

Shane Jacobson

Biography; Memoirs; Motor cars: general interest

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"Was it luck that gave me the chance to race at Bathurst? They say Luck is when Skill meets Opportunity. In my case,... [more]

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Charles Bean: Man, myth, legacy

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Charles Bean: Man, myth, legacy

Peter Stanley

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; First World War; Press & journalism

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Australia's official war correspondent during WWI, Charles Bean was also Australia's first official war historian and the... [more]

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Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

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Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Jeff Guinn

Biography: general; History; Religious & spiritual leaders

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

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Gimme Shelter: Stories of Courage, Endurance and Survival from the Frontline and Back Home

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Gimme Shelter: Stories of Courage, Endurance and Survival from the Frontline...

Paul Field

Biography; Memoirs

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For many returned service men and women, coming home is when the battle... [more]

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Cold War Games: Espionage, Spies and Secret Operations at the 1956 Olympic Games

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Cold War Games: Espionage, Spies and Secret Operations at the 1956 Olympic...

Harry Blutstein

True stories; Espionage & secret services; Olympic games

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Cold War Games shows vividly how the USSR and US exploited the Melbourne Olympic Games for propaganda, turning athletic fields,... [more]

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Sam's Best Shot: A Father and Son's Life-Changing Journey Through Autism, Adolescence and Africa

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Sam's Best Shot: A Father and Son's Life-Changing Journey Through Autism,...

James Best

Biography; Memoirs

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Life with a teenage boy on the autism spectrum has its challenges. Fourteen-year-old Sam is a world authority on Harry Potter... [more]

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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers...

Alyssa Mastromonaco

Biography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; History; Political structure & processes

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The New York Times bestselling memoir of President Barack Obama's deputy chief of staff - like no political memoir you've... [more]

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Garsington Revisited: The Legend of Lady Ottoline Morrell Brought Up-to-Date

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Garsington Revisited: The Legend of Lady Ottoline Morrell Brought Up-to-Date...

Sandra Jobson Darroch

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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GARSINGTON REVISITED, a new book updating the legend of the flamboyant benefactor of the arts, Lady Ottoline Morrell. This... [more]

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The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway

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The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway

Ben Mezrich

True stories; History; Conspiracy theories; UFOs & extraterrestrial beings

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The 37th Parallel tells the true story of a computer programmer whose investigations into alien activity lead him deep into... [more]

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Australia's Toughest Prisons: Inmates

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Australia's Toughest Prisons: Inmates

James Phelps

Biography; True crime

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'Porky Pig' stalks the yard, snorting and grunting as he stares down the... [more]

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Asylum: A survivor's flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna through wartime France

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Asylum: A survivor's flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna through wartime France...

Moriz Scheyer

Memoirs; History; European history; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism

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A poignant tale of human loss and friendship, with some harsh truths - from the award-winning and sensational Rachel Anderson.... [more]

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The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discovery and Adventure in the Deep Seas

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The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discovery and Adventure...

David L. Mearns

Biography; Memoirs; Maritime history

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The underwater worlds of past and present collide in the depths of the ocean in this gripping and suspenseful narrative by... [more]

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All This in 60 Minutes

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All This in 60 Minutes

Nicholas Lee

Biography; Memoirs

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The hilarious inside story of life on the road as a 60 Minutes cameraman. [more]

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The Murder of Sonny Liston: A Story of Fame, Heroin, Boxing & Las Vegas

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The Murder of Sonny Liston: A Story of Fame, Heroin, Boxing & Las Vegas...

Shaun Assael

Biography; Biography: sport; True crime; Boxing

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On January 5th 1971, former heavyweight champion Sonny Liston was found dead at his Las Vegas home. Liston's death, labelled... [more]

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Hack in a Flak Jacket: Dispatches from an Aussie Foreign Correspondent

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Hack in a Flak Jacket: Dispatches from an Aussie Foreign Correspondent

Peter Stefanovic

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; Press & journalism

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A startlingly honest account of experiencing war and terrorism from the frontline by Peter Stefanovic, one of Australia's... [more]

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Father Figures

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Father Figures

Paul Connolly

Biography; Biography: general

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In Father Figures, twenty of Australia's brightest and funniest writers share the joys, hazards and mysteries of fatherhood... [more]

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Dennis Lillee

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Dennis Lillee

Dennis Lillee

Biography: sport; Autobiography: sport; Cricket

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This book provides insight into the fast-paced life of one of the country's most celebrated sportsmen through photos of D.K.'s... [more]

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