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The Emperor's Shadow: Bonaparte, Betsy and the Balcombes of St Helena

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The Emperor's Shadow: Bonaparte, Betsy and the Balcombes of St Helena

Anne Whitehead

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Napoleonic Wars

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The true story of Napoleon Bonaparte's friendship with Betsy Balcombe and her family, the only English people he ever lived... [more]

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The Madness of Alexander the Great: And the Myth of Military Genius

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The Madness of Alexander the Great: And the Myth of Military Genius

Professor Richard A. Gabriel

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

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Alexander the Great is one of the most famous leaders of all time.<br /><br... [more]

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An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?

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An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?

Geoffrey Robertson, QC

History; Genocide & ethnic cleansing; First World War

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The most controversial issue left over from the First World War - was there an Armenian Genocide? - comes to a head on 24... [more]

$34.99

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Party Time: Who Runs China and How

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Party Time: Who Runs China and How

Rowan Callick

History; Political ideologies; Political parties

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Who is running China? As the third generation since Mao takes charge, where does real power lie? In Party Time, Rowan Callick... [more]

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Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

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Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

Christopher de Hamel

History; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Social & cultural history; Advocate - History

Paperback

Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is rather like meeting a very famous person.... [more]

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Hitler: Volume I: Ascent 1889-1939

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Hitler: Volume I: Ascent 1889-1939

Volker Ullrich

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Fascism & Nazism; Advocate - History

Paperback

Selected as a Book of the Year by the New York Times, Times Literary Supplement and The TimesDespite his status as the most... [more]

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Age of Anger: A History of the Present

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Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra

History; General & world history; Advocate - History

Paperback

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. [more]

$22.99

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Operation Chaos: The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers, and Themselves

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Operation Chaos: The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers,...

Matthew Sweet

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; The Cold War; Vietnam War; Advocate - History

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Operation Chaos tells the real life thrilling story of a group of U.S. military deserters who found asylum in Sweden during... [more]

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The Monk of Mokha

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The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers

Biography; Memoirs; Middle Eastern history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Advocate - Biography

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The bestselling author of The Circle tells the true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a young Yemeni-American man raised in... [more]

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The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution

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The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution

Robert Service

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Russian Revolution; Advocate - History

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A riveting account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of the UK's finest historians... [more]

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We Are Here: Talking with Australia's Oldest Holocaust Survivors

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We Are Here: Talking with Australia's Oldest Holocaust Survivors

Fiona Harari

History; The Holocaust; Advocate - History

Paperback

These are the last adult witnesses - in their own words.When Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, he quickly... [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; Advocate - History

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

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Korea: Where the American Century Began

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Korea: Where the American Century Began

Michael Pembroke

History; International relations; Warfare & defence; Advocate - History

Paperback

This lucid book should be compulsory reading for anyone who wonders how the situation on the Korean peninsula has deteriorated... [more]

$32.99

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The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia

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The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia

Christina Twomey

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Second World War; Military veterans; Advocate - History

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Follows the stories of 15,000 Australian prisoners of war from the moment they were released by the Japanese at the end of... [more]

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Spinning Tops & Gumdrops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood

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Spinning Tops & Gumdrops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood

Edwin Barnard

History; Australasian & Pacific history

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Spinning Tops &amp; Gumdrops captures a time when &lsquo;imagination, skill, and daring&rsquo; was the source of children&rsquo;s... [more]

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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Michael Wolff

History; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Political leaders & leadership; Geopolitics

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With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency... [more]

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Eleanor And Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

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Eleanor And Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

Susan Quinn

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the... [more]

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Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink Film Tie-In

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Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink Film Tie-In

Anthony McCarten

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War

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The official tie-in to major new motion picture Darkest Hour - starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. [more]

$19.99

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Hinch vs Canberra: Behind the human headlines

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Hinch vs Canberra: Behind the human headlines

Derryn Hinch

History; Politics & government

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As a current affairs commentator, Derryn Hinch spent decades fighting with politicians. Then the unthinkable happened he became... [more]

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Rogue Nation: Dispatches from Australia's Populist Uprisings and Outsider Politics

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Rogue Nation: Dispatches from Australia's Populist Uprisings and Outsider...

Royce Kurmelovs

History; Political ideologies; Political leaders & leadership; Political structures: democracy; Demonstrations & protest movements

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Reporting from the backrooms and corridors of Parliament House in Canberra to the streets of post-industrial Burnie in Tasmania,... [more]

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Dissent: The Student Press in 1960s Australia

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Dissent: The Student Press in 1960s Australia

Sally Percival Wood

History; Demonstrations & protest movements

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<div><strong>A passionate portrayal of Australia's social awakening - the people, the politics, and the power of the student... [more]

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The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's attack on democracy

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The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's attack on democracy

Brian Klaas

History; Constitution: government & the state; Political leaders & leadership; Political structures: democracy; Political control & freedoms

Paperback

An ex-US campaign advisor who has sat with the world's dictators explains Donald Trump's increasingly authoritarian tactics... [more]

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The Tunnels: The Untold Story of the Escapes Under the Berlin Wall

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The Tunnels: The Untold Story of the Escapes Under the Berlin Wall

Greg Mitchell

True war & combat stories; History; European history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; The Cold War

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a kaleidoscopic cold war story.' The GuardianIn the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of... [more]

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I Can't Breathe: The Killing that Started a Movement

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I Can't Breathe: The Killing that Started a Movement

Matt Taibbi

History; Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies; Police & security services; Crime & criminology; Demonstrations & protest movements

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The incredible story of the death of Eric Garner, the birth of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and the new fault lines of... [more]

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The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power

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The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global...

Niall Ferguson

History; General & world history; Social & cultural history; Economic history

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<div><strong>Historians love to write about rulers &mdash; kings, emperors, presidents &mdash; or about vast social forces... [more]

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