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Meeting Saddam's Men: Looking for Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Meeting Saddam's Men: Looking for Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction

Ashton Robinson

History; Iraq War; International relations; Military intelligence; Chemical & biological weapons; Advocate - History

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A unique eye-witness account of the operations in Iraq. [more]

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Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

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Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

Max Hastings

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

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A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings. [more]

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How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

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How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

Frank Dikotter

General & world history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Politics & government; Political leaders & leadership; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship; Advocate - Politics

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<a href="https://www.abbeys.com.au/abbeys/abbeys-rewards-club.do"><br /> </a> `Essential reading'... [more]

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This is What A Feminist Looks Like: The Rise and Rise of Australian Feminism

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This is What A Feminist Looks Like: The Rise and Rise of Australian Feminism...

Emily Maguire

History; Feminism & feminist theory; Advocate - History

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Women must quit their jobs when they marry. They are barred from trade unions and universities. Their husbands can legally... [more]

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Men at Work: Australia's Parenthood Trap: Quarterly Essay 75

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Men at Work: Australia's Parenthood Trap: Quarterly Essay 75

Annabel Crabb

History; Society & culture: general; Politics & government

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When New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced her pregnancy, the headlines raced around the world. But when... [more]

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Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

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Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards...

Thomas Mayor

History; Indigenous peoples; Politics & government; Human rights & civil liberties law; Advocate - History

Hardback

An important and unique book that takes us into the lives of Indigenous people today, and offers constructive ideas about... [more]

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Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

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Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events...

Robert J. Shiller

Social, group or collective psychology; Business & Economics; Economics; Behavioural economics; Finance

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From Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller, a new way to think about how popular... [more]

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The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient

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The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer,...

William B. Irvine

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Psychology; Advice on careers & achieving success

Hardback

Ancient Stoic insights combined with modern psychological research help us overcome-and even benefit from-everyday obstacles.... [more]

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Oblivion or Glory: 1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill

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Oblivion or Glory: 1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill

David Stafford

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

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An engaging and original account of 1921, a pivotal year for Churchill that had a lasting impact on his political and personal... [more]

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Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

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Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

Brendan Simms

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism; Geopolitics

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This gives a very different picture of Hitler, highlighting how deeply he had always reflected wider paranoid geopolitical... [more]

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War at Sea: A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century

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War at Sea: A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century...

James P. Delgado

History; Maritime history; Military history; Underwater archaeology; Naval forces & warfare

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From an author who has spent four decades in the quest for lost ships, this lavishly illustrated history of naval warfare... [more]

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The Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes

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The Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes

Donald D. Hoffman

Philosophy of mind; Perception; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

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Do we see the world as it truly is? In The Case Against Reality, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman says no-our visual perceptions... [more]

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Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World

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Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World

Philip Mudd

History; Espionage & secret services; Terrorism, armed struggle; Advocate - History

Hardback

A bold account of one of the most controversial and haunting initiatives in American history, Black Site tells the full story... [more]

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Protocols in the Classroom: Tools to Help Students Read, Write, Think, and Collaborate

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Protocols in the Classroom: Tools to Help Students Read, Write, Think, and...

David Allen, Tina Blythe, Alan Dichter, Terra Lynch

Secondary schools; Teaching skills & techniques

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Provides teachers with the tools to use discussion protocols to support students in developing crucial skills as readers,... [more]

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Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance

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Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance

Ian Goldin, Chris Kutarna

History of ideas; Business & Economics; Behavioural economics

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The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need... [more]

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Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

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Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition: The American Dream and the Untold Story...

Margot Lee Shetterly

Social & cultural history; Gender studies: women; Black & Asian studies; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Hardback

Includes P.S. insights, interviews, and more. [more]

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Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

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Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

Helena Kelly

Biography: general; Biography: literary; Literary studies: general; Gender studies: women

Hardback

Originally published: London: Icon Books Ltd., 2016. [more]

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Lenin on the Train

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Lenin on the Train

Catherine Merridale

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Politics & government

Hardback

Published simultaneously in the UK by Allen Lane, London --Title page verso. [more]

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Indigenous Literacy Foundation: Donation

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Indigenous Literacy Foundation: Donation

Proudly supported by Abbey's Bookshop

Indigenous peoples; Stationery items

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Simply add this to your order to help close the literacy gap. [more]

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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China

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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century...

Jung Chang

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Asian history; Gender studies: women; Political ideologies

Paperback

The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century... [more]

$35.00

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George Seddon: Selected Writings

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George Seddon: Selected Writings

Andrea Gaynor

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

Paperback

George Seddon was renowned for championing a 'sense of place', giving that phrase a uniquely Australian substance. He was... [more]

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How the Pill Changes Everything: Your Brain on Birth Control

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How the Pill Changes Everything: Your Brain on Birth Control

Sarah E Hill

Ethical issues: abortion & birth control; Medicine; Women's health; Advocate - Today's World

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A groundbreaking book that reveals, for the first time, the crucial information every woman taking hormonal birth control... [more]

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Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jimping

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Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jimping

Roger Faligot

History; Asian history; Espionage & secret services

Paperback

Are the Chinese secret services now the most powerful in the world? After a long investigation into Beijing's intelligence... [more]

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China Dependence: Australia's New Vulnerability: Australian Foreign Affairs Issue 7

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China Dependence: Australia's New Vulnerability: Australian Foreign Affairs...

Jonathan Pearlman

History; Society & culture: general; Politics & government; International relations; Advocate - Today's World

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There is no Australian future - sunlit or shadowed - in which China will not be central. ALLAN GYNGELL The seventh issue... [more]

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

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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; Advocate - History

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This scintillating narrative of spies and science shows how the atomic bomb was the unnecessary product of mistrust and deceit... [more]

$22.99

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