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Roller-Coaster: Europe 1950-2017

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Roller-Coaster: Europe 1950-2017

Ian Kershaw

History; European history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

Hardback

The definitive history of a divided Europe, from the aftermath of the Second World War to the present. [more]

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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Mark Bowden

History; Asian history; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history; Vietnam War

Hardback

Bowden's most ambitious work yet, Hue 1968 is the story of the centrepiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the... [more]

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From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories

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From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories

Mark McKenna

History; Indigenous peoples

Paperback

Offers an imaginative and original new telling of modern Australia through the history and stories of ten places, all revisited... [more]

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Victoria: The Queen - An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Changed the World

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Victoria: The Queen - An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Changed the...

Julia Baird

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history

Hardback

The extraordinary story of the world’s most influential, intriguing... [more]

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Australia Elements (French / English)

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Australia Elements (French / English)

Caroline Bouquet

Regional & national history; Languages & ESL

Hardback

Caroline Bouquet, author of Mapping Sydney, continues to delight with her sensitive text and exquisite drawings embrace. [more]

$35.95

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The Beach: An Australian Passion

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The Beach: An Australian Passion

Robert Drewe

History; Popular culture

Hardback

<p>From an Indigenous food source to a hedonistic playground, the beach has long been a national obsession. Robert Drewe‚??s... [more]

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

General & world history; History of ideas; Social & cultural anthropology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it.... [more]

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The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

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The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

James Bradley

History; Asian history

Hardback

A history of turbulent U.S.-China relations from the 19th century to World War II and Mao's ascent. [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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SPQR: A Roman Miscellany

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SPQR: A Roman Miscellany

Anthony Everitt

History; European history; Classical history & classical civilisation; Social & cultural history

Hardback

A moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world. [more]

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Operation Sea Lion: The Failed Nazi Invasion That Turned the Tide of War

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Operation Sea Lion: The Failed Nazi Invasion That Turned the Tide of War...

Leo McKinstry

History; Military history

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Using archival and primary source materials, Leo McKinstry provides an assessment of the six fateful months in mid-1940 when... [more]

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Leningrad: Siege and Symphony: The Story of the Great City Terrorized by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich

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Leningrad: Siege and Symphony: The Story of the Great City Terrorized by...

Brian Moynahan

History; European history

Hardback

Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first... [more]

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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

Paperback

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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A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War

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A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War

Amanda Foreman

History; British & Irish history; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; American Civil War

Hardback

The bestselling author of Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire delves into the fascinating story of the American Civil War, told... [more]

$63.95  $15.00

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The Complete Roman Emperor: Imperial Life at Court and on Campaign

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The Complete Roman Emperor: Imperial Life at Court and on Campaign

Michael Sommer

History; Classical history & classical civilisation

Hardback

From Augustus to Romulus Augustulus, this comprehensive volume reveals how the Roman Emperors ran the empire in peace and... [more]

$42.99  $20.00

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Aphrodite's Island: The European Discovery of Tahiti

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Aphrodite's Island: The European Discovery of Tahiti

Anne Salmond

History; European history; Australasian & Pacific history; History of other lands; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

Hardback

Offers an account of the European discovery of Tahiti, the Pacific island of mythic status that has figured so powerfully... [more]

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The Harbour

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The Harbour

Scott Bevan

History; Regional & national history; Advocate - History

Paperback

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

$35.00

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The Quest for Queen Mary

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The Quest for Queen Mary

James Pope-Hennessy, Hugo Vickers

Biography: royalty; History; European history; Advocate - History

Paperback

The highly acclaimed unexpurgated notes taken by James Pope-Hennessy for his official biography of Queen Mary, the present... [more]

$32.99

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Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II

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Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II...

Bruce D. Gamble

History; Second World War; Advocate - History

Paperback

In early 1942, while most of the American military was still in disarray from the devastating attacks on Pearl Harbor and... [more]

$27.99

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Beautiful Country Burn Again: Trump's Rise to Power, and the State of the Country that Voted for Him

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Beautiful Country Burn Again: Trump's Rise to Power, and the State of the...

Ben Fountain

History; History of the Americas; Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory; Elections & referenda; Advocate - History

Paperback

A timely, interrogative, passionate but even-handed exploration of the state of US politics, from the New York Times bestselling... [more]

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Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance

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Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance

Bernie Sanders

History; Political manifestos; Advocate - History

Paperback

In this book, Bernie Sanders details the core values of the progressive movement and translates them into the actions that... [more]

$34.99

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The Mayflower Generation: The Winslow Family and the Fight for the New World

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The Mayflower Generation: The Winslow Family and the Fight for the New World...

Rebecca Fraser

History; History of the Americas

Paperback

Selected by The Times as a History Book of the Year 2017 and The Tablet as a Book of the Year 2017The voyage of the Mayflower... [more]

$22.99

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Richard Nixon: The Life

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Richard Nixon: The Life

John A. Farrell

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

Paperback

In Richard Nixon, award-winning biographer John A. Farrell examines the life and legacy of one of America's most controversial... [more]

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A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin

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A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin

Simon Jenkins

History; British & Irish history; Classical history & classical civilisation

Paperback

Europe is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells... [more]

$35.00

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Inside the Neolithic Mind: Consciousness, Cosmos and the Realm of the Gods

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Inside the Neolithic Mind: Consciousness, Cosmos and the Realm of the Gods...

David Lewis-Williams, David Pearce

History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

Paperback

A brilliantly argued and elegantly written examination of the intricate web of belief, myth and society in the Neolithic period.... [more]

$24.99

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