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True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

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True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

Kati Marton

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Espionage & secret services

Paperback

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In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes

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In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes...

Giorgio van Straten

Literary reference works; Social & cultural history

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These are the mythical books that were burnt, torn, stolen, or simply disappeared, but which certainly existed. In this elegiac... [more]

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The Ascent to Power, 1996: The Howard Government Volume 1

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The Ascent to Power, 1996: The Howard Government Volume 1

Tom Frame

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Central government

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In the first of four volumes on the Howard Government's nearly 12 years in office, The Ascent to Power covers the 1996 election... [more]

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Our City: 175 Years in 175 Objects

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Our City: 175 Years in 175 Objects

City of Sydney

History

Paperback

Established in 1842, the Council of the City of Sydney is the oldest municipal... [more]

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Tanked: How Getting Wasted Shaped Human History

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Tanked: How Getting Wasted Shaped Human History

Eamon Evans

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Humour

Paperback

The surprising story of humanity's love affair with all things mind-altering, and how it shaped the world, and the Australia,... [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

Paperback

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

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Behind the Lawrence Legend: The Forgotten Few Who Shaped the Arab Revolt

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Behind the Lawrence Legend: The Forgotten Few Who Shaped the Arab Revolt...

Philip Walker

History; Middle Eastern history; National liberation & independence, post-colonialism; First World War

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'Lawrence of Arabia' became world-famous during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18. However, his achievements would have been impossible... [more]

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Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

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Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

Nicholas Shakespeare

History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Political leaders & leadership

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London, early May 1940: Britain is on the brink of war and Neville Chamberlain's government is about to fall. It is hard... [more]

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The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

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The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

Catherine Nixey

History; General & world history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; History of religion; The Early Church

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A gripping account of how the early Christians annihilated the art and teachings of the Classical world from a brilliant young... [more]

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Barney Greatrex: From Bomber Command to the French Resistance - The Stirring Story of an Australian Hero

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Barney Greatrex: From Bomber Command to the French Resistance - The Stirring...

Michael Veitch

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; Military history; Second World War; Military veterans

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The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero BARNEY GREATREX - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter.... [more]

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Living the 1960s

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Living the 1960s

Noeline Brown

Memoirs; History

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Living the 1960s paints a picture of a decade that didn't just swing; it twisted, stomped, and screamed. [more]

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24 Hours in Ancient Rome: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

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24 Hours in Ancient Rome: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There...

Philip Matyszak

History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Discover what life in Ancient Rome was really like as we meet 24 different characters - from emperor to slave girl, gladiator... [more]

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Beneath Another Sky: A Global Journey into History

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Beneath Another Sky: A Global Journey into History

Norman Davies

History; General & world history; Travel writing

Hardback

Norman Davies's account of a global circumnavigation. [more]

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Hero or Deserter?: Gordon Bennett and the Tragic Defeat of 8th Division

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Hero or Deserter?: Gordon Bennett and the Tragic Defeat of 8th Division...

Roger Maynard

History; Military history

Paperback

<div>Major-General Gordon Bennett played a decisive role in the defence of Malaya and Singapore in World War II. A colourful... [more]

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Australia's War with France: The Campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941

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Australia's War with France: The Campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941

Richard James

History; Military history

Paperback

<div><strong>1941: Great Britain is fighting for its very existence. France has surrendered and installed Marshal Petain,... [more]

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Stalin, Vol. II: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

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Stalin, Vol. II: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

Stephen Kotkin

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Marxism & Communism; Political leaders & leadership; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship

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Building and running a dictatorship, with power of life or death over hundreds of millions, in conditions of capitalist self-encirclement,... [more]

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Sharing the Water: One hundred years of River Murray politics

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Sharing the Water: One hundred years of River Murray politics

Chris Guest

History; History: specific events & topics; Legal history; Energy & natural resources law

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Conflict over the control and sharing of the waters of the River Murray was one of the most contentious issues at the time... [more]

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Please Explain: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Pauline Hanson

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Please Explain: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Pauline Hanson

Anna Broinowski

History; Politics & government

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<div><strong>&quot;I told her I did not agree with the vast majority of her views, and she trusted me enough to share intimate... [more]

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The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War

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The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian...

Kurt A. Raaflaub, Robert B. Strassler

History; European history; Classical history & classical civilisation; Military history

Hardback

This gorgeously designed, definitive single-volume edition of Julius Caesar's complete works features a new translation, annotations,... [more]

$79.99

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Sad Topographies

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Sad Topographies

Damien Rudd

History; Cartography, map-making & projections

Hardback

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The Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars (1000 BC - 264 BC)

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The Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars (1000 BC - 264 BC)...

Kathryn Lomas

History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

Hardback

In the late Iron Age, Rome was a small collection of huts arranged over a few hills. By the third century BC, it had become... [more]

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The Crying Years: Australia's Great War

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The Crying Years: Australia's Great War

Peter Stanley

History; Australasian & Pacific history; First World War

Paperback

The Great War continues to fascinate us all. In this original approach, prize-winning historian Peter Stanley cleverly weaves... [more]

$44.99

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Songlines and Fault Lines: Epic Walks of the Red Centre

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Songlines and Fault Lines: Epic Walks of the Red Centre

Glenn Morrison

History; Social groups

Paperback

Visitors to the Red Centre come looking for the real Australia. What they find is both beautiful and disturbing: wilderness,... [more]

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Miracles Do Happen

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Miracles Do Happen

Fela Rosenbloom, Fela Rosenbloom

Biography; The Holocaust

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In 1933, a ten-year-old Jewish girl, Fela Perelman, befriended a new family that had moved into her street in Lodz, Poland.... [more]

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Young Hitler: The Making of the Fuhrer

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Young Hitler: The Making of the Fuhrer

Paul Ham

History; First World War

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How did the defining years of Hitler's life affect his rise to power? When Adolf Hitler went to war in 1914, he was just 25... [more]

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