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Australia in Arms: The Eyewitness Story of Gallipoli: Text Classics

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Australia in Arms: The Eyewitness Story of Gallipoli: Text Classics

Phillip Schuler

History; First World War

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Published soon after the evacuation from Gallipoli, Australia in Arms is a vital early account of the Dardanelles campaign.... [more]

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Bold Horizon: High-country Place, People and Story

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Bold Horizon: High-country Place, People and Story

Matthew Higgins

Biography; Social & cultural history; Walking, hiking, trekking

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What is it really like in Australia's high country?<br /><br />Matthew... [more]

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Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

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Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

Edith Hall

Decision theory: general; History; Classical history & classical civilisation; Philosophy; Popular philosophy; Self-help & personal development

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`Wonderful and timely ... Hugely recommended' STEPHEN FRY What do you and an ancient philosopher have in common? Aristotle's... [more]

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How the Hell Did This Happen?: A Cautionary Tale of American Democracy

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How the Hell Did This Happen?: A Cautionary Tale of American Democracy

P. J. O'Rourke

History; Elections & referenda; Humour

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An essential take on the stranger-than-fiction 2016 presidential election from a quintessential voice on American politics... [more]

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Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted Kennedy Cover-Up

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Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted Kennedy Cover-Up

Leo Damore

History; Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies

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An achievement of reportorial diligence, this book tells a story that the most imaginative crime novelist would have been... [more]

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The Way We Were: Australia in the Last Century

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The Way We Were: Australia in the Last Century

Alan J. Whiticker

History; Places in old photographs

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The Way We Were covers key moments in our political history, our participation in war, the emergence of our best entertainers... [more]

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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen

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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen

Giles Tremlett

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

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A major biography of the queen who transformed Spain into a principal global power, and sponsored the voyage that would open... [more]

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Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death

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Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death

Brenna Hassett

Archaeology; Society & Social Sciences; Social & cultural anthropology; Popular science; Human biology

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Using clues from teeth and skeletal remains, an archeologist explores our 15,000-year evolution into city dwellers, from our... [more]

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Testbeds, Motherships and Parasites: Astonishing Aircraft from the Golden Age of Flight Test

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Testbeds, Motherships and Parasites: Astonishing Aircraft from the Golden...

Frederick Johnsen

History; Military history; Air forces & warfare; Aerospace & aviation technology

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Filling a void in major works about rare and exotic flight test aircraft, this book is the definitive work on the converted... [more]

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The Work I Did: A Memoir of the Secretary to Goebbels

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The Work I Did: A Memoir of the Secretary to Goebbels

Brunhilde Pomsel, Thore D. Hansen

Biography; Memoirs; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism

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`I know no one ever believes us nowadays - everyone thinks we knew everything. We knew nothing. It was all a well-kept secret.... [more]

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Precious Indian Weapons: And other Princely Accoutrements

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Precious Indian Weapons: And other Princely Accoutrements

Salam Kaoukji

Non-graphic art forms; History; Weapons & equipment

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A beautiful volume showcasing the dazzling precious weapons of The al-Sabah Collection [more]

$55.00

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Shakespeare's London on 5 Groats a Day

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Shakespeare's London on 5 Groats a Day

Richard Tames

History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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This entertaining and fact-packed guide provides all the information you'll need to travel back in time to Elizabethan London... [more]

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Soviet Destroyers of World War II

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Soviet Destroyers of World War II

Alexander Hill

History; Second World War; Military & naval ships

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The Soviet Navy that faced the German onslaught in 1941 boasted a mixture of modern warships, often built with foreign technical... [more]

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The Crossbow

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The Crossbow

Mike Loades

History; Military history; Weapons & equipment; Militaria, arms & armour

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Technologically sophisticated and powerful, the crossbow has long enjoyed a popular reputation for villainous superiority... [more]

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Two Generations

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Two Generations

Connor

Biography; History

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

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Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights

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Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights...

Steven Levingston

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Politics & government; Political leaders & leadership

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An account of the contentious relationship between the thirty-fifth president and Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the tumultuous... [more]

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Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40

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Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40

Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter, Toni Wirtanen, Chris Birks

History; European history; Second World War; Land forces & warfare

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When close to half a million Soviet troops poured into Finland in 1939 it was expected that Finnish defences would collapse... [more]

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Crossroads: Travelling Through the Middle Ages

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Crossroads: Travelling Through the Middle Ages

Wbooks

History; Social & cultural history; Cultural studies

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The story of the trade network and the lively exchange of goods and ideas, diplomatic missions and knowledge in Europe during... [more]

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Xi Jinping: The Governance of China Volume 2: [English Language Version]

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Xi Jinping: The Governance of China Volume 2: [English Language Version]...

Xi Jinping

History; Politics & government

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The book is a compilation of Xi Jinping's major works from November 15, 2012 to June 13, 2014. It includes speeches, talks,... [more]

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Our Birds: Nilimurrungu Wayin Malanynha

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Our Birds: Nilimurrungu Wayin Malanynha

Siena Stubbs

History; Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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A delightful gift book of birds from around Yirrkala, which is Siena's home in North East Arnhem Land. This beautiful liitle... [more]

$17.99

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It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree

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It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree

A. J. Jacobs

Biography; Memoirs; Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours; Family & relationships; Humour

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The story of one man, a DIY DNA test and a family reunion. Guest list? Everyone. [more]

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Byzantine Art

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Byzantine Art

Robin Cormack

History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art; History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500

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A beautifully illustrated, new edition of the best single-volume guide to Byzantine art, providing an introduction to the... [more]

$39.95

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Ninja Skills: The Authentic Ninja Training Manual

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Ninja Skills: The Authentic Ninja Training Manual

Antony Cummins

History; Military history; Special & elite forces; Military tactics; Military life & institutions; Combat & defence skills & manuals

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This is the world's only illustrated guide to the real ninja teachings of historic Japan. These original techniques are presented... [more]

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Lincoln's Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America's Greatest President

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Lincoln's Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America's...

Kathryn Canavan

History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Political leaders & leadership; Political assassinations

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When John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, he set in motion a series of dramatic consequences that would... [more]

$37.95

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The Locomotive of War: Money, Empire, Power and Guilt

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The Locomotive of War: Money, Empire, Power and Guilt

Peter Clarke

History; General & world history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history

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A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year for 2017 `War, comrades,' declared Trotsky, `is a great locomotive of history.'... [more]

$19.99

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