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A Very Rude Awakening: The Night the Japanese Midget Subs Came to Sydney Harbour

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A Very Rude Awakening: The Night the Japanese Midget Subs Came to Sydney...

Peter Grose

History; Australasian & Pacific history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War

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In May of 1942, the war seemed very far away to most Sydneysiders - until the night the three Japanese midget submarines crept... [more]

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Ironbark

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Ironbark

Jay Carmichael

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); History

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Shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award [more]

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We'll Show the World: Expo 88

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We'll Show the World: Expo 88

Jackie Ryan

History; Popular culture

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World Expo 88 was the largest, longest, and strangest of Australia's bicentennial events. A shiny 1980s amalgam of shopping... [more]

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads

Clemantine Wamariya, Elizabeth Weil

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Fiction & Literature; African history; Genocide & ethnic cleansing; Refugees & political asylum

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A riveting tale of dislocation, survival, and the power of stories to break or save usClemantine Wamariya was six years old... [more]

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The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East

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The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East

Guy Laron

History; Middle Eastern history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history; International relations

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An enthralling, big-picture history that examines the Six Day War, its causes, and its enduring consequences against its global... [more]

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A Little History of Economics

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A Little History of Economics

Niall Kishtainy

History: specific events & topics; Business & Economics; Economic history

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A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and through the ideas... [more]

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The Ransom of the Soul: Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity

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The Ransom of the Soul: Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity...

Peter Brown

Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Classical history & classical civilisation; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Medieval history; Religion & beliefs; Christianity

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Peter Brown explores a revolutionary shift in thinking about the fate of the soul between 250 and 650 CE, showing how personal... [more]

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A History of Babylon, 2200 BC - AD 75

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A History of Babylon, 2200 BC - AD 75

Paul-Alain Beaulieu

History; Middle Eastern history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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During most of its history, Babylon was the capital of a kingdom that corresponded roughly to the southern and central parts... [more]

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Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life

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Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured...

Eric Burns

Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Gender studies: women; Political leaders & leadership

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A fresh and sensitive examination of Eleanor Roosevelt-one of the most remarkable Americans in history-and the tortured father... [more]

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Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

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Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez...

Daniel J. Sharfstein

History; History of the Americas; Social & cultural history; Military history; American Civil War; Indigenous peoples

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Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein's Thunder in the Mountains chronicles with compassion and... [more]

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Fire at Sea: HMAS Westralia 1998

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Fire at Sea: HMAS Westralia 1998

Kathryn Spurling

History

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On the morning of 5 May 1998, HMAS Westralia proceeded to sea. As the engines were brought to full power hoses burst. Flames... [more]

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Cocoa

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Cocoa

Kristy Leissle

History; Food & society; International relations; International trade

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Chocolate has long been a favorite indulgence. But behind every chocolate bar we unwrap, there is a world of power struggles... [more]

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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

Peter Ackroyd

History; British & Irish history; History: earliest times to present day; Social & cultural history; Gay studies (Gay men)

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*** A Sunday Times Bestseller ***In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (`wolf dens' or public pleasure houses),... [more]

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Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke

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Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira...

Thomas Cleary, Oscar Ratti

History; Oriental & Indian philosophy; Sociology: customs & traditions

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The Code of the Samurai is a 400-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese way... [more]

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In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea

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In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea

Danny Goldberg

Rock & Pop music; Social & cultural history; Society & Social Sciences; Popular culture

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A rollercoaster new history for the 50th anniversary of the `Summer of Love', from a music business veteran who was actually... [more]

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The King Who Had To Go: Edward VIII, Mrs. Simpson and the Hidden Politics of the Abdication Crisis

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The King Who Had To Go: Edward VIII, Mrs. Simpson and the Hidden Politics...

Adrian Phillips

Biography: royalty; History

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A unique history of the political machinations that bedevilled Stanley Baldwin's government during the abdication crisis of... [more]

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Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism

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Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism

John Calvert

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Islamic studies; Religious & theocratic ideologies; Terrorism, armed struggle

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Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) is considered one of the most influential ideologues of radical Islamism. This biography rescues Qutb... [more]

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The Cafe de Move-on Blues: In Search of the New South Africa

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The Cafe de Move-on Blues: In Search of the New South Africa

Christopher Hope

History; Society & culture: general; Politics & government; Travel writing

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From one of South Africa's finest writers comes a powerful exploration of politics, race and population in the post-Apartheid... [more]

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The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution

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The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution

Tariq Ali

Biography: historical, political & military; Russian Revolution; Politics & government; Marxism & Communism

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The secret life of the man who reshaped Russia [more]

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Wellington: Waterloo and the Fortunes of Peace 1814-1852

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Wellington: Waterloo and the Fortunes of Peace 1814-1852

Rory Muir

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Warfare & defence

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From the leading Wellington historian, a fascinating reassessment of the Duke's most famous victory and his role in the turbulent... [more]

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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures

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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the...

Charlie English

Museums & museology; History; African history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -

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`An exemplary work of investigative journalism that is also a wonderfully colourful book of history and travel' Observer,... [more]

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Elizabeth I and Her Circle

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Elizabeth I and Her Circle

Susan Doran

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

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The inside story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal... [more]

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The Fountain of Public Prosperity: Evangelical Christians in Australian History 1740-1914

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The Fountain of Public Prosperity: Evangelical Christians in Australian...

Robert D. Linder, Stuart Piggin

History; Australasian & Pacific history

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The official religion brought to Australia with the First Fleet was Evangelical Christianity, the `vital religion' then... [more]

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The Struggle for Sea Power: The Royal Navy vs the World, 1775-1782

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The Struggle for Sea Power: The Royal Navy vs the World, 1775-1782

Sam Willis

History; Maritime history; Military history; American War of Independence

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With a cast of swaggering swashbuckling characters, The Struggle for Sea Power charts the greatest war in the age of sail.... [more]

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London's Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City

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London's Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City

Stephen Alford

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

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Life in Europe was fundamentally changed in the 16th century by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct... [more]

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