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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

Michael Korda

Memoirs; History; Second World War

Hardback

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of the Second World War and the great... [more]

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Old Sydney Till Now

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Old Sydney Till Now

Ian Collis

History; Places & peoples: pictorial works

Hardback

Old Sydney to Now is a celebration of the city's spectacular growth throughout the decades. From the bustling colonial town... [more]

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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris

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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked...

Tom Sancton

Biography: general; History; Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy; Politics & government

Hardback

Heiress to the nearly forty-billion-dollar L’Oréal fortune, Liliane Bettencourt is the world’s richest... [more]

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Superstition and Science, 1450-1750: Mystics, sceptics, truth-seekers and charlatans

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Superstition and Science, 1450-1750: Mystics, sceptics, truth-seekers and...

Derek Wilson

European history; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Popular science

Paperback

A multi-faceted story of heroes and villains, mystics and sceptics, earnest seekers of truth and charlatans, a narrative that... [more]

$35.00

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The Harbour: A City's Heart, a Country's Soul

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The Harbour: A City's Heart, a Country's Soul

Scott Bevan

History; Regional & national history

Hardback

In the bestselling tradition of Peter Ackroyd's The Thames, a celebration of one of the worldís great waterways. [more]

$49.99

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Burke and Wills: The triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers

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Burke and Wills: The triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers...

Peter FitzSimons

History; Australasian & Pacific history; History: specific events & topics; Geographical discovery & exploration

Hardback

The iconic Australian exploration story - brought to life by Peter FitzSimons, Australia's storyteller. [more]

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New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before

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New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before

Alastair Bonnett

History; Society & culture: general; Geography

Hardback

NEW VIEWS IS A STUNNING COLLECTION OF FIFTY MAPS VISUALISING PHYSICAL, POLITICAL AND CULTURAL WORLD LIKE NEVER BEFORE [more]

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Saga Land: The Island of Stories at the Edge of the World

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Saga Land: The Island of Stories at the Edge of the World

Richard Fidler, Kari Gislason

History; Travel & holiday

Hardback

A gripping blend of family mystery, contemporary stories and the beautiful and bloody Viking tales, set against the starkly... [more]

$39.99

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The Streets of Paris: A Guide to the City of Light Following in the Footsteps of Famous Parisians Throughout History

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The Streets of Paris: A Guide to the City of Light Following in the Footsteps...

Susan Cahill, Marion Ranoux

European history; Travel & holiday; Travel & holiday guides; Places & peoples: pictorial works

Paperback

In this beautifully illustrated book, Susan Cahill recounts the lives of twenty-two famous Parisians and then takes you through... [more]

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Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

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Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

Eric Metaxas

Biography: religious & spiritual; European history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

Hardback

<div><strong>On All Hallow's Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic... [more]

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The Prince & the Assassin: Australia's First Royal Tour & Portent of World Terror

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The Prince & the Assassin: Australia's First Royal Tour & Portent of World...

Steve Harris

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; Social & cultural history; Religion & politics; Political activism

Paperback

The engrossing real life story of how Queen Victoria's favourite son, Prince Alfred, undertook the most ambitious Royal tour,... [more]

$32.99

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Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags

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Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags

Tim Marshall

Peace studies & conflict resolution; History; Political geography

Paperback

An enlightening popular account of the symbolism that drives global conflict [more]

$22.99

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Richard Nixon: The Life

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Richard Nixon: The Life

John A. Farrell

History; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

Hardback

-Brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted by a prize-winning biographer, and lively on the page, this is the Nixon... [more]

$59.99

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Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution

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Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution

Victor Klemperer

Diaries, letters & journals; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions

Hardback

Munich 1919 is a vivid portrayal of the chaos that followed World War I and the collapse of the Munich Council Republic by... [more]

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Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words

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Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words

Ross McMullin

Biography; First World War

Hardback

<div><strong>The wartime letters and diaries of Pompey Elliott, Australia's most famous fighting general, are exceptionally... [more]

$59.99

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Incorrigible Optimist: A Political Memoir

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Incorrigible Optimist: A Political Memoir

Gareth Evans

History; Politics & government

Hardback

A colourful and central figure in Australian politics for two decades, Gareth Evans has also been applauded worldwide for... [more]

$49.99

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Hannibal's Oath: The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy

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Hannibal's Oath: The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy

John Prevas

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

Hardback

From an internationally acknowledged expert on Hannibal, the first full biography of Rome's enigmatic nemesis in over twenty... [more]

$51.95

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Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force

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Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force

Sarah Goldman

Biography: historical, political & military; History

Hardback

<div><strong>ABBEY&rsquo;S BOOKSELLER PICK</strong> &mdash;&mdash; Chisholm was an inconvenient woman. She wasn&rsquo;t going... [more]

$39.99

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Atlas of Untamed Places: An extraordinary journey through our wild world

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Atlas of Untamed Places: An extraordinary journey through our wild world...

Chris Fitch

History; Society & culture: general; Geography; Travel & holiday guides

Hardback

An intrepid journey through fearsome landscapes, feral environments, and the untouched and inhospitable wildernesses that... [more]

$39.99

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No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics

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No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics

Naomi Klein

Reportage & collected journalism; History; Political structures: democracy; Political control & freedoms; Political activism

Paperback

Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge... [more]

$29.99

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The Cold War: A World History

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The Cold War: A World History

Odd Arne Westad

History; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; The Cold War

Hardback

<div><strong>ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK </strong>----- Despite an initial optimism after WWII for a chance of global peace, things... [more]

$69.99  $59.99

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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

Anne Applebaum

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Genocide & ethnic cleansing; Famine; Marxism & Communism

Hardback

The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain. [more]

$55.00

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The Pivot of Power: Australian Prime Ministers and Political Leadership, 1949-2016

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The Pivot of Power: Australian Prime Ministers and Political Leadership,...

Paul Strangio

History; Political leaders & leadership

Hardback

Leadership turnover in recent years has seen more prime ministers in Australia rise and fall than at any time since the decade... [more]

$49.99

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The King's Assassin: The Fatal Affair of George Villiers and James I

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The King's Assassin: The Fatal Affair of George Villiers and James I

Benjamin Woolley

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

Hardback

The scandalous story of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, lover - and murderer - of King James I. [more]

$44.99

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Seeing Saltwater Country

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Seeing Saltwater Country

Sally Mayman, Dale Kentwell

Art of indigenous peoples; Photography & photographs; History

Hardback

<div><strong>ABBEY&rsquo;S BOOKSELLER PICK &mdash;&mdash; </strong>Photographer Sally Mayman and artist Dale Kentwell&rsquo;s... [more]

$45.00

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