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Master Of My Fate

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Master Of My Fate

Sienna Brown

Fiction & Literature; Historical fiction; Slavery & abolition of slavery

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William Buchanan lived an extraordinary life. Born a slave on a plantation in Jamaica, he escaped the gallows more than once.... [more]

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Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

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Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

Ramie Targoff

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history

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A biography of Vittoria Colonna, a confidante of Michelangelo, the scion of one of the most powerful families of her era,... [more]

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Couchsurfing in Russia: Friendships and Misadventures Behind Putin's Curtain

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Couchsurfing in Russia: Friendships and Misadventures Behind Putin's Curtain...

Stephan Orth

Memoirs; History; Society & culture: general; Travel writing

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'In the late summer of 2016,' writes award-winning travel writer Stephan Orth, 'a journey to Russia feels like visiting enemy... [more]

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Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

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Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

Jared Diamond

History; General & world history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political science & theory; Geopolitics

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In his landmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding... [more]

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Queens of the Kingdom: The Women of Saudi Arabia Speak

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Queens of the Kingdom: The Women of Saudi Arabia Speak

Nicola Sutcliff

History; Gender studies: women

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An authentic and eye-opening collection of interviews with 30 women from all walks of life in Saudi Arabia. At a time when... [more]

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An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent

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An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent

Owen Matthews

History

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`The most formidable spy in history' Ian Fleming `A superb biography ... More than a hundred books have been written about... [more]

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

Armand D'Angour

Biography: historical, political & military; Classical history & classical civilisation; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become... [more]

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Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

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Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

Antony Beevor

History; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aero... [more]

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Australia Day

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Australia Day

Stan Grant

Memoirs; History

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'As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away.' [more]

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Growing Up African in Australia

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Growing Up African in Australia

Maxine Beneba Clarke

Anthologies (non-poetry); History; Black & Asian studies

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People of African descent have been in Australia for at least 200 years, yet their stories are largely missing from Australian... [more]

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Angels of Mercy: Far West & Far East

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Angels of Mercy: Far West & Far East

Lynette Ramsay Silver

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History

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Angels of Mercy tells the story of two Australian nursing sisters. [more]

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Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

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Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

Agnes Poirier

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; History; European history; Social & cultural history

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'Rich and funny' Julian Barnes, Guardian 'Poirier's hugely enjoyable, quick-witted and richly anecdotal book is magnifique'... [more]

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The Suitcase Baby: The heartbreaking true story of a shocking crime in 1920s Sydney

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The Suitcase Baby: The heartbreaking true story of a shocking crime in 1920s...

Tanya Bretherton

Biography; True crime; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 NED KELLY AWARD, DANGER PRIZE AND WAVERLEY LIBRARY NIB SYDNEY, 1923: a suitcase washed up on a... [more]

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Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

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Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Jonathan Ree

Social & cultural history; Philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; History of ideas

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An ambitious new history of philosophy in English that broadens the canon to include many lesser-known figures [more]

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The Origin of Empire: Rome from the Republic to Hadrian (264 BC - AD 138)

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The Origin of Empire: Rome from the Republic to Hadrian (264 BC - AD 138)...

David Potter

History; Classical history & classical civilisation; Advocate - History

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In 264 BC, a Roman army was poised to cross from southern Italy into Sicily. They couldn't know that this crossing would be... [more]

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Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation:  Quarterly Essay 73

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Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation: Quarterly Essay 73

Rebecca Huntley

History; Society & culture: general; Politics & government

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What do Australians want most from their next government? In this vivid, grounded, surprising essay, Rebecca Huntley listens... [more]

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Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

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Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Anna Pasternak

Biography; Biography: royalty; British & Irish history

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Who was the real Wallis: an opportunistic American social climber, a master manipulator or the true love of Edward's life?... [more]

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Cities of the Classical World: An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilization

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Cities of the Classical World: An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of...

Colin McEvedy

History; Classical history & classical civilisation

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From Alexandria to York, this title allows us to see the great centres of classical civilization afresh. It features 120 maps... [more]

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The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England

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The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England

Graham Robb

History; British & Irish history; Historical geography; Travel writing

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Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author Graham Robb turns his attention on his homeland for the first time in this beautifully-written... [more]

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Has the Luck Run Out?: What we can do to redefine Australia's future

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Has the Luck Run Out?: What we can do to redefine Australia's future

David Fagan

History; Cultural studies; Social research & statistics

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Why have we lost trust in Australia? What's going wrong? What's going right? And what can we do to regain confidence in Australia's... [more]

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Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

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Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

Clare Hunter

Memoirs; History; Social & cultural history; Embroidery crafts

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The Hare with Amber Eyes meets The History of the World in 100 Objects: an eloquent history of the language of sewing over... [more]

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The Role of the Scroll: An Illustrated Introduction to Scrolls in the Middle Ages

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The Role of the Scroll: An Illustrated Introduction to Scrolls in the Middle...

Thomas Forrest Kelly

History; Medieval history; Advocate - History

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A beautifully illustrated, full colour history of scrolls and their uses in medieval life. [more]

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I Built No Schools in Kenya: A Year of Unmitigated Madness

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I Built No Schools in Kenya: A Year of Unmitigated Madness

Kirsten Drysdale

Biography; Memoirs; National liberation & independence, post-colonialism; Humour

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In September 2010, Kirsten Drysdale was tricked. Her friend called with a job offer too curious to refuse- a cruisey-gig as... [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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Goliath: Why the West Doesn't Win Wars. And What We Need to Do About It.

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Goliath: Why the West Doesn't Win Wars. And What We Need to Do About It....

Sean McFate

History; Theory of warfare & military science; Military tactics

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War is changing. It is moving beyond the conventional and developing into something more pernicious that few know how to... [more]

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