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The Bulldog Track: A grandson's story of an ordinary man's war and survival on the other Kokoda trail

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The Bulldog Track: A grandson's story of an ordinary man's war and survival...

Peter Phelps

Biography: historical, political & military; True war & combat stories; History; Second World War; War & defence operations; Advocate - History

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This is the story of Tom Phelps and the 'other Kokoda Track', a story that has never been told. Seventy-five years later,... [more]

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The Briefing

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The Briefing

Sean Spicer

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

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

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Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944: The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller

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Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944: The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller...

Antony Beevor

History; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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Beevor's inimitable and gripping narrative style expounds on much more than a single dramatic battle. It looks into the very... [more]

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The Secret World: A History of Intelligence

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The Secret World: A History of Intelligence

Christopher Andrew

History; Espionage & secret services

Hardback

The first-ever detailed, comprehensive history of intelligence, from Moses and Sun Tzu to the present day [more]

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Agent M

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Agent M

Henry Hemming

Biography: historical, political & military; True crime; History; British & Irish history; Warfare & defence

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Maxwell Knight was perhaps the greatest spymaster in history, rumored to be the real-life inspiration for the James Bond character... [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]

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Indigenous Literacy Foundation: Donation

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Indigenous peoples; Stationery items

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Help close the literacy gap. Make your tax-deductible donation today. [more]

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China and the EU in Context: Insights for Business and Investors

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China and the EU in Context: Insights for Business and Investors

Kerry Brown

Politics & government; Economics; Investment & securities; International business

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Brings together the research of world-class commentators on China from across Europe to explore the policy aspects of the... [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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Depends What You Mean by Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables

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Depends What You Mean by Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables...

John Safran

History; Society & culture: general; Advocate - Today's World

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No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure he gets among... [more]

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Lenin the Dictator

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Lenin the Dictator

Victor Sebestyen

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

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A new life of the creator of the world's first communist state. [more]

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2062: The World that AI Made

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2062: The World that AI Made

Toby Walsh

Society & Social Sciences; Social forecasting, future studies; Impact of science & technology on society; Artificial intelligence; Advocate - Today's World

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Comprehensive discussion of where AI will be in 40 years and the questions we all need to be asking now to shape the future.... [more]

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The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War

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The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War

Brendan Taylor

History; Society & culture: general; Politics & government; International relations; Advocate - History

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Asia is at a dangerous moment. China is rising fast. Young, reckless North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is engaging in territorial... [more]

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The Mere Wife

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The Mere Wife

Maria Dahvana Headley

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Myth & legend told as fiction; Folklore, myths & legends; Advocate - Fiction

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New York Times bestselling author Maria Dahvana Headley's fierce, feminist retelling of the classic tale of Beowulf. [more]

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Trace: Who Killed Maria James?

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Trace: Who Killed Maria James?

Rachael Brown

Biography; True crime; Crime & criminology; Criminal investigation & detection; Press & journalism; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

Paperback

The riveting inside story of a journalist's cold-case investigation of a shocking murder [more]

$32.99

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Rendezvous with Oblivion

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Rendezvous with Oblivion

Thomas Frank

History; Social classes; Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies; Political structure & processes; Political parties; Advocate - History

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From the acclaimed author of Listen, Liberal and What's the Matter with Kansas? comes a scathing collection of his incisive... [more]

$27.99

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The Mess We're In: How Our Politics Went to Hell and Dragged Us with it

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The Mess We're In: How Our Politics Went to Hell and Dragged Us with it...

Bernard Keane

History; Political science & theory; Advocate - Today's World

Paperback

Crikey correspondent Bernard Keane explains capitalism, identity and Why... [more]

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Travellers in the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism Through the Eyes of Everyday People

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Travellers in the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism Through the Eyes of Everyday...

Julia Boyd

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Fascism & Nazism

Paperback

The acclaimed history of the rise of the Nazis based on fascinating first-hand accounts [more]

$22.99

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The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

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The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Masha Gessen

Reportage & collected journalism; History; Social & cultural history; Political structure & processes; Advocate - History

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Putin's bestselling biographer reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible... [more]

$24.99

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Australia's First Spies: The remarkable story of Australian intelligence operations, 1901-45

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Australia's First Spies: The remarkable story of Australian intelligence...

John Fahey

History; Australasian & Pacific history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Espionage & secret services; Military intelligence; Advocate - History

Paperback

The compelling true story of espionage conducted by secret intelligence missions in Australia following the country's Federation... [more]

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Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House

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Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House

Omarosa Manigault Newman

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Politics & government

Paperback

The former Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the Trump White House... [more]

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The Ten Types of Human: A New Understanding of Who We Are, and Who We Can Be

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The Ten Types of Human: A New Understanding of Who We Are, and Who We Can...

Dexter Dias

Prose: non-fiction; Psychology; Law & society; Popular psychology

Paperback

This book will introduce you to ten people. They are the Ten Types of Human.<br... [more]

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From the Corner of the Oval Office: One woman's true story of her accidental career in the Obama White House

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From the Corner of the Oval Office: One woman's true story of her accidental...

Beck Dorey-Stein

Memoirs; History; History of the Americas; Political leaders & leadership

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In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein was just scraping by in Washington DC when a posting on Craigslist landed her, improbably, in the... [more]

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Mutiny On The Western Front: Shamed Anzacs

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Mutiny On The Western Front: Shamed Anzacs

Greg Raffin

History; First World War; Mutiny

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On 21 September 1918, with retreating German forces on their last legs, the 1st Battalion of the AIF was ordered to return... [more]

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How To Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

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How To Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

Michael Pollan

Society & Social Sciences; Regulation of medicines & medical devices; Mental health services; Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation; Advocate - Today's World

Paperback

It's as if we made entering gothic cathedrals illegal, or museums, or sunsets!'<br... [more]

$35.00

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