Abbey's Bookshop Logo
Go to my checkout basket
Login to Abbey's Bookshop
Register with Abbey's Bookshop
Gift Vouchers
Browse by Category

Sub-Categories of History


Narrow Your Search

By Availability


By Format


By Price


By Publication Date


History

6,375 results

In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

978/000/821/9780008211097.jpg

In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

Daisy Dunn

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: literary; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History; Advocate - History

Hardback

Ash spewed into the sky. All eyes were on Vesuvius. Pliny the Elder sailed towards the phenomenon. A teenage Pliny the Younger... [more]

$44.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

978/067/091/9780670918676.jpg

Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

Antony Beevor

History; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

Paperback

On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aero... [more]

$24.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
1939: A People's History

978/150/985/9781509858743.jpg

1939: A People's History

Frederick Taylor

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; The Holocaust; Second World War; Advocate - History

Hardback

A vivid people's history of the twelve months leading up to the outbreak of war in 1939. [more]

$44.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Australia Day

978/146/075/9781460753187.jpg

Australia Day

Stan Grant

Memoirs; History

Paperback

'As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away.' [more]

$34.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Growing Up African in Australia

978/176/064/9781760640934.jpg

Growing Up African in Australia

Maxine Beneba Clarke

Anthologies (non-poetry); History; Black & Asian studies

Paperback

People of African descent have been in Australia for at least 200 years, yet their stories are largely missing from Australian... [more]

$29.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

978/140/885/9781408857472.jpg

Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

Agnes Poirier

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; History; European history; Social & cultural history

Paperback

'Rich and funny' Julian Barnes, Guardian 'Poirier's hugely enjoyable, quick-witted and richly anecdotal book is magnifique'... [more]

$22.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Angels of Mercy: Far West & Far East

978/186/351/9781863515009.jpg

Angels of Mercy: Far West & Far East

Lynette Ramsay Silver

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History

Paperback

Angels of Mercy tells the story of two Australian nursing sisters. [more]

$39.95

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

978/052/287/9780522875997.jpg

Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

Louise Milligan

Reportage & collected journalism; History; Religion: general; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Press & journalism

Paperback

Includes new relevations following the conviction. [more]

$34.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
The Suitcase Baby: The heartbreaking true story of a shocking crime in 1920s Sydney

978/073/364/9780733641466.jpg

The Suitcase Baby: The heartbreaking true story of a shocking crime in 1920s...

Tanya Bretherton

Biography; True crime; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

Paperback

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 NED KELLY AWARD, DANGER PRIZE AND WAVERLEY LIBRARY NIB SYDNEY, 1923: a suitcase washed up on a... [more]

$22.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation:  Quarterly Essay 73

978/176/064/9781760641399.jpg

Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation: Quarterly Essay 73

Rebecca Huntley

History; Society & culture: general; Politics & government

Paperback

What do Australians want most from their next government? In this vivid, grounded, surprising essay, Rebecca Huntley listens... [more]

$22.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Goliath: Why the West Doesn't Win Wars. And What We Need to Do About It.

978/024/136/9780241364031.jpg

Goliath: Why the West Doesn't Win Wars. And What We Need to Do About It....

Sean McFate

History; Theory of warfare & military science; Military tactics

Hardback

War is changing. It is moving beyond the conventional and developing into something more pernicious that few know how to... [more]

$29.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Has the Luck Run Out?: What we can do to redefine Australia's future

978/073/364/9780733642081.jpg

Has the Luck Run Out?: What we can do to redefine Australia's future

David Fagan

History; Cultural studies; Social research & statistics

Paperback

Why have we lost trust in Australia? What's going wrong? What's going right? And what can we do to regain confidence in Australia's... [more]

$32.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

978/071/399/9780713999334.jpg

Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Jonathan Ree

Social & cultural history; Philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; History of ideas

Hardback

An ambitious new history of philosophy in English that broadens the canon to include many lesser-known figures [more]

$75.00

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
The Origin of Empire: Rome from the Republic to Hadrian (264 BC - AD 138)

978/184/668/9781846683879.jpg

The Origin of Empire: Rome from the Republic to Hadrian (264 BC - AD 138)...

David Potter

History; Classical history & classical civilisation

Hardback

In 264 BC, a Roman army was poised to cross from southern Italy into Sicily. They couldn't know that this crossing would be... [more]

$59.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two

978/055/217/9780552173506.jpg

Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two

James Holland

History; European history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; Battles & campaigns

Paperback

'James Holland is a master' BBC HistoryIt was to be the battle to end the air war once and for all. Big Week is the knife-edge... [more]

$22.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
I Built No Schools in Kenya: A Year of Unmitigated Madness

978/085/798/9780857988546.jpg

I Built No Schools in Kenya: A Year of Unmitigated Madness

Kirsten Drysdale

Biography; Memoirs; National liberation & independence, post-colonialism; Humour

Paperback

In September 2010, Kirsten Drysdale was tricked. Her friend called with a job offer too curious to refuse- a cruisey-gig as... [more]

$34.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

978/192/571/9781925713671.jpg

Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Troy Bramston

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Australasian & Pacific history; Politics & government; Political leaders & leadership

Hardback

A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister. [more]

$49.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb

978/147/116/9781471164491.jpg

Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb

Peter Watson

History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; History: specific events & topics; Nuclear weapons

Paperback

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

$32.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures

978/024/138/9780241380376.jpg

Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures

Stephen Fry

Poetry by individual poets; Myth & legend told as fiction; History; Religion & beliefs; Folklore, myths & legends

Paperback

Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted... [more]

$35.00

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
The Getting of Garlic: Australian Food from Bland to Brilliant, with Recipes Old and New

978/174/223/9781742235790.jpg

The Getting of Garlic: Australian Food from Bland to Brilliant, with Recipes...

John Newton

History; Food & society; National & regional cuisine

Paperback

This brilliant, thought-provoking book charts the food eaten by the colonists onwards. [more]

$32.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Burning the Sky: Operation Argus and the Untold Story of the Cold War Nuclear Tests in Outer Space

978/146/831/9781468314175.jpg

Burning the Sky: Operation Argus and the Untold Story of the Cold War Nuclear...

Mark Wolverton

History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history; Weapons & equipment; Nuclear weapons; Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

Last September the United States drew a thin curtain of radiation around the earth . . . the feat was regarded by some of... [more]

$53.95

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918

978/178/227/9781782275046.jpg

Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918

Volker Weidermann

Literary studies: from c 1900 -; History; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions

Hardback

At the end of the First World War in Germany, the journalist and theatre critic Kurt Eisner organised a revolution which overthrew... [more]

$35.00

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
The Briefing

978/176/079/9781760790608.jpg

The Briefing

Sean Spicer

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Political campaigning & advertising

Paperback

The Briefing taps into Spicer's first-hand experience in the front row of the Trump campaign and presidency, shedding new... [more]

$29.99

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick

978/057/134/9780571348411.jpg

Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick

David Frye

History of architecture; History; General & world history

Hardback

and visit some of the seventy border walls that have been erected in just... [more]

$39.99  $15.00

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land

978/019/872/9780198724391.jpg

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land

Robert Hoyland, H. G. M. Williamson

History; Middle Eastern history; History: earliest times to present day; Crusades; Biblical archaeology; History of religion

Hardback

The story of the Holy Land, encompassing the three millennia that saw the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each... [more]

$61.95

In stock
Ready to ship
Add this item to my basket
My Shopping Basket
Your cart does not contain any items.