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Emperor: A New Life of Charles V

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Emperor: A New Life of Charles V

Geoffrey Parker

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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Drawing on vital new evidence, a top historian dramatically reinterprets the ruler of the world's first transatlantic empire... [more]

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Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth

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Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth

Jodi Magness

History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; History: specific events & topics; Classical Greek & Roman archaeology; Jewish studies

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A new account of the famous site and story of the last stand of a group of Jewish rebels who held out against the Roman Empire... [more]

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Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders

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Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders

Peter Lehr

History; General & world history; Military history; Crime & criminology; Naval forces & warfare

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A global account of pirates and their modus operandi from the middle ages to the present day [more]

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Jerusalem: City of the Book

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Jerusalem: City of the Book

Merav Mack, Benjamin Balint

Literary studies: general; History; Middle Eastern history; Social & cultural history; Jewish studies

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A captivating journey through the hidden libraries of Jerusalem, where some of the world's most enduring ideas were put into... [more]

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The Passage of the Damned: What happened to the men and women of the Lady Shore mutiny

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The Passage of the Damned: What happened to the men and women of the Lady...

Elsbeth Hardie

History; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions

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In an extraordinary move, in 1797, the British government pressed a small group of French and German prisoners of war into... [more]

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Advancing Australia: Ideas for a Better Country

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Advancing Australia: Ideas for a Better Country

John Watson, Amanda Dunn

History; Politics & government

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Politics in Australia is in a dire state. We have the diagnosis, but what's the cure? In this collection of essays, the country's... [more]

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Eyewitness 1917: The Russian Revolution through Eyewitness Accounts

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Eyewitness 1917: The Russian Revolution through Eyewitness Accounts

Mikhail Zygar, Karen Shainyan

Photographic reportage; History; Russian Revolution

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A dramatic account of a year of two revolutions in Russia, told through extracts from contemporary diaries, letters and memoirs... [more]

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The Pianist of Damascus

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The Pianist of Damascus

Aeham Ahmad

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; Middle Eastern history; Terrorist attack; Travel writing

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A powerful, moving account of life in Damascus, and a story of how the power of music can unite people in the face conflict.<br... [more]

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The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

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The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Timothy Snyder

General & world history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Politics & government; Political ideologies; Political structures: democracy; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship

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'Brilliant and disturbing' Yuval Noah HarariThe past is another country,... [more]

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To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice

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To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice...

Michael K. Honey

History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social discrimination; Social classes; Ethnic studies

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Beyond Martin Luther King's dream of civil and voting rights lay a revolutionary vision of economic justice. [more]

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Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the new science of the human past

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Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the new science of the human...

David Reich

Archaeological methodology & techniques; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome; Early man

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Huge advances in our ability to sequence ancient DNA have revolutionised what we know about the earliest human populations.... [more]

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Hell Of A Time: An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War

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Hell Of A Time: An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War

Philip Owen Ayton, Ross McMullin

History; Warfare & defence

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One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI [more]

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Women to the Front

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Women to the Front

Heather Sheard, Ruth Lee

History

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At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many of them were eager... [more]

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The People vs The Banks

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The People vs The Banks

Michael Roddan

History; Corporate crime; Banking

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The banking royal commission has put the financial sector on trial and exposed its self-interest, corruption and excess. The... [more]

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Celestial Geometry: Understanding the Astronomical Meanings of Ancient Sites

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Celestial Geometry: Understanding the Astronomical Meanings of Ancient Sites...

Ken Taylor

Prehistoric archaeology; Mind, Body, Spirit; Popular astronomy & space

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Explore 60 of the world's most extraordinary and mysterious archaeological structures and locations to uncover fascinating... [more]

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Hitler's Last Plot: The 139 VIP Hostages Selected for Death in the Final Days of World War II

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Hitler's Last Plot: The 139 VIP Hostages Selected for Death in the Final...

Ian Sayer, Jeremy Dronfield

History; Second World War; Advocate - History

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Revealed for the first time: how the SS rounded up the Nazis' most prominent prisoners to serve as human shields for Hitler... [more]

$39.99

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Grave Tales: True Crime

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Grave Tales: True Crime

Helen Goltz and Chris Adams

True crime; History

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Terrible crimes that took away our innocence, crimes destined never to be solved, that live on in our history... crimes that... [more]

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Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester

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Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester...

Nicola Tallis

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

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The first biography of Lettice Knollys, one of the most prominent women of the Elizabethan era. [more]

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Salvador

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Salvador

Joan Didion

History; History of the Americas; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Military history

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El Salvador, 1982, is the height of a ghastly civil war. The author travels from battlefields to body dumps, interviews a... [more]

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In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power

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In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global...

Alfred W. McCoy

History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Geopolitics

Paperback

The essential guide to how American foreign policy shaped the world and where it's left us [more]

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Imperium

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Imperium

Ryszard Kapuscinski

History; Travel writing

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'The most passionate, engaging and historically profound account of the Soviet empire that I have read' Michael Ignatieff... [more]

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The True History of Chocolate

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The True History of Chocolate

Sophie D. Coe, Michael D. Coe

History; History: specific events & topics

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Chocolate the food of the Gods has had a long and eventful history. This book includes data on the first cultivation of the... [more]

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Dubno 1941: The Greatest Tank Battle of the Second World War

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Dubno 1941: The Greatest Tank Battle of the Second World War

Aleksei Isaev

History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Battles & campaigns; Weapons & equipment

Paperback

Based on recently available archival sources, Isaev describes the battle from a new point of view: that in fact it's not the... [more]

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Scotland: A Concise History

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Scotland: A Concise History

Fitzroy Maclean

History; British & Irish history

Paperback

An updated edition of this classic and much-loved history, bringing Scotland's story right up to date with the momentous events... [more]

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Masada: Mass Sucide in the First Jewish-Roman War, c. AD 73

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Masada: Mass Sucide in the First Jewish-Roman War, c. AD 73

Phil Carradice

History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Jewish studies

Paperback

The story of Masada has gone down in Israeli and Jewish folklore. It is little known elsewhere and it is time to redress the... [more]

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