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Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

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Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

David Christian

History; General & world history; History: earliest times to present day; Cosmology & the universe; Early man; The natural world, country life & pets; Advocate - History

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How did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks... [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; Advocate - History

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*** Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer and The Economist ***`A gripping story... [more]

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Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society

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Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society...

Hugh Mackay

History; Cultural studies; Social issues & processes; Advocate - Today's World

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A courageous and passionately argued treatise on how we harness the power of the new era to create a stronger, fairer society.... [more]

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The Year Everything Changed: 2001

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The Year Everything Changed: 2001

Phillipa McGuinness

History; Politics & government

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On New Year's Eve 2001, with her husband by her side, Phillipa McGuinness buried her son. They stood with a young priest in... [more]

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Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

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Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

Antony Beevor

History; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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The great airborne battle for the bridges in 1944 by Britain's Number One bestselling historian and author of the classic... [more]

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Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

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Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

Jane Lydon, Lyndall Ryan

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Colonialism & imperialism; Indigenous peoples

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On the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek Massacre of 1838, acclaimed writers, historians, lawyers and artists explore the... [more]

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Quarterly Essay #69: Moment of Truth: History and Australia's Future

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Quarterly Essay #69: Moment of Truth: History and Australia's Future

Mark McKenna

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Politics & government

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In this inspiring essay, Mark McKenna considers the frontier, the Anzac legacy and deep time.  [more]

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Signs of Australia: Vintage Signs from the City to the Outback

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Signs of Australia: Vintage Signs from the City to the Outback

Brady Michaels, Dale Campisi

Australasian & Pacific history; Travel & holiday

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Beautifully composed and nostalgic images are accompanied by brief commentary. [more]

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Dear Lindy: A Nation Responds to the Loss of Azaria

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Dear Lindy: A Nation Responds to the Loss of Azaria

Alana Valentine

Biography; History

Paperback

<div><strong>ABBEY&rsquo;S BOOKSELLER PICK &mdash;&mdash; </strong>Anyone who remembers the 80s remembers Lindy Chamberlain... [more]

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Paradise in Chains: The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia

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Paradise in Chains: The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia

Diana Preston

History; Australasian & Pacific history

Hardback

<div><strong>ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK </strong>----- This deeply researched book examines the First Contact history of Britain... [more]

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Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography

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Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography

Pramod Kapoor

Photographs: collections; Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership

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<div><strong>A champion of civil rights and a leading light in India's struggle for independence, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi... [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

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

$34.99

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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&rsquo;s most influential, intriguing... [more]

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1924: The Year That Made Hitler

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1924: The Year That Made Hitler

Peter Ross Range

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

Hardback

The dark story of Adolf Hitler's life in 1924 - the year that made a monster [more]

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Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers

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Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal...

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

History; Travel & holiday guides

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From New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester, an expansive look at the world's grandest body of water, the Pacific.... [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]

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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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The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New

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The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New...

Peter Watson

History; General & world history

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The rise and fall of the great civilisations and what this meant for mankind. [more]

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France and the French: A Modern History

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France and the French: A Modern History

Rod Kedward

History; European history

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A history of 20th century France and the citizens who confronted, and created, military, political, and social pressures of... [more]

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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; Advocate - History

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

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The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain: Life in the Age of Samuel Pepys, Isaac Newton and The Great Fire of London

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The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain: Life in the Age of Samuel...

Ian Mortimer

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

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The third volume in the series of Ian Mortimer's bestselling Time Traveller's Guides answers these crucial questions and encourages... [more]

$24.99

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Medieval Woman: Village Life in the Middle Ages

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Medieval Woman: Village Life in the Middle Ages

Ann Baer

Historical fiction; History; Advocate - History

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A year in the life of a peasant woman in medieval England is vividly evoked in this extraordinary portrait of Marion, a carpenter's... [more]

$19.99

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Remaking the Middle East

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Remaking the Middle East

Anthony Bubalo

History; International relations; Advocate - History

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Not since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire has the Middle East been convulsed by so many events in such a short period of... [more]

$9.99

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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

Lucy Worsley

Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; British & Irish history; Social & cultural history; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

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Historian Lucy Worsley visits Jane Austen at home, exploring the author's life through the places which meant the most to... [more]

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The Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs of Englishness

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The Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs of Englishness

Robert Winder

History; British & Irish history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -

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What sort of a place is England? And who are the English? As the United Kingdom turns away from its European neighbours, and... [more]

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