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The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Andrew Lownie

Biography; Biography: royalty; British & Irish history; Second World War; Advocate - Biography

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A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten... [more]

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Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

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Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

Brendan Simms

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism; Geopolitics; Advocate - History

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This gives a very different picture of Hitler, highlighting how deeply he had always reflected wider paranoid geopolitical... [more]

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Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead

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Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead

Thornton McCamish

Biography; Biography: general

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A world-famous Australian writer, an inspiration to Robert Hughes and Clive James, a legendary war correspondent who also... [more]

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Tough Customer: Chasing a better deal for battlers

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Tough Customer: Chasing a better deal for battlers

Allan Fels

Biography; Autobiography: business & industry; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Allan Fels has never been one to shy away from a fight, whether it is taking on the big end of town, transforming cartels... [more]

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About a Girl

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About a Girl

Rebekah Robertson

Biography; Biography: general; Advocate - Australian Biography

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In 2000, Rebekah Robertson gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. But as they grew older, their preferences began to show,... [more]

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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

Jeremy Dronfield

Biography: historical, political & military; Diaries, letters & journals; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; The Holocaust; Jewish studies; Advocate - History

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The boy is my greatest joy. We strengthen each other. We are one. Inseparable . . . If only we were free; but daily, hourly,... [more]

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A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle

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A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle

Julian Jackson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Political leaders & leadership; Advocate - History

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In six weeks in the early summer of 1940, France was over-run by German troops and quickly surrendered. The French government... [more]

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Ian McKellen: The Biography

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Ian McKellen: The Biography

Garry O'Connor

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Advocate - Performing Arts

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The intimate and definitive biography of Ian McKellen, theatrical knight and a national treasure. [more]

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Don Dunstan: The Visionary Politician Who Changed Australia

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Don Dunstan: The Visionary Politician Who Changed Australia

Angela Woollacott

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Political leaders & leadership

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Don Dunstan was one of the most significant political figures of twentieth-century Australia. As Premier of South Australia,... [more]

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North Korea Journal

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North Korea Journal

Michael Palin

Photographic reportage; Autobiography: general; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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THE BOOK BEHIND THE HIT CHANNEL 5 DOCUMENTARYA glimpse of life inside the world's most secretive country, as told by Britain's... [more]

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Born at the Right Time: A Memoir

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Born at the Right Time: A Memoir

Ron McCallum

Biography; Autobiography: general; Disability: social aspects

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Ron McCallum has been blind from birth. When he was a child, many blind people spent their lives making baskets in sheltered... [more]

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The Weil Conjectures: On Maths and the Pursuit of the Unknown

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The Weil Conjectures: On Maths and the Pursuit of the Unknown

Karen Olsson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Diaries, letters & journals; Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; Philosophy of science

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Simone Weil: famous French philosopher, writer, political activist, mystic and sister to Andre, one of the most influential,... [more]

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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World

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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World...

Matthew Stanley

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Popular science; Relativity physics

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In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written by an obscure German professor named Einstein.... [more]

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Little One

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Little One

Peter Papathanasiou

Biography; Autobiography: general

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A moving and compelling memoir of family and place, as Peter traces his parents' journey to Australia. [more]

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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Ben MacIntyre

Biography: historical, political & military; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; The Cold War; Military history; Espionage & secret services

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On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a... [more]

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Kerry O'Brien: A Memoir

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Kerry O'Brien: A Memoir

Kerry O'Brien

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Press & journalism

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Born the day before the first American occupying troops landed near Tokyo in August 1945, Kerry O'Brien's life has spanned... [more]

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King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne

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King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne

Janet L. Nelson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500

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Charles, king of the Franks, is one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super-state. That is why he is... [more]

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King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV

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King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV

Philip Mansel

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; European history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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Louis XIV wanted to conquer time and space - to push the borders of France which he inherited out into Flanders, Burgundy... [more]

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Milk Blood: A Father's Choice, the Family's Price

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Milk Blood: A Father's Choice, the Family's Price

Adrian Simon

Biography; Autobiography: general; Memoirs; True crime; Family & relationships

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And how do you think you'd turn out if your father was a convicted heroin trafficker? [more]

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Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

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Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Troy Bramston

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Australasian & Pacific history; Politics & government; Political leaders & leadership

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A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister. [more]

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Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

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Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

Barry Strauss

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

Hardback

Best-selling historian and classicist Barry Strauss tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the lives... [more]

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The Briefing

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The Briefing

Sean Spicer

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Political campaigning & advertising

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The Briefing taps into Spicer's first-hand experience in the front row of the Trump campaign and presidency, shedding new... [more]

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Defying The Nazis

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Defying The Nazis

Artemis Joukowsky, Ken Burns

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Genocide & ethnic cleansing; Second World War; Christian mission & evangelism

Hardback

This official companion to the Ken Burns film Defying the Nazis tells the little-known story of the Sharps, an otherwise ordinary... [more]

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The Man Who Knew: The Life & Times of Alan Greenspan

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The Man Who Knew: The Life & Times of Alan Greenspan

Sebastian Mallaby

Biography: general; Biography: business & industry; Business & Economics

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Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled... [more]

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Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision Helped Francis Bacon to Create Modern Science

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Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision...

John Henry

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

Paperback

The scientific life and times of Sir Francis Bacon [more]

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