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True stories: discovery, historical & scientific

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The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Secet Plot to Stop the Nazi Atomic Bomb

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The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Secet Plot to Stop the Nazi Atomic...

Sam Kean

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; True war & combat stories; History; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism; Nuclear weapons

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New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean tells the incredible story of how a renegade group of spies kept Hitler from obtaining... [more]

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The Hunt for Mh370

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The Hunt for Mh370

Ean Higgins

True stories; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History

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The extraordinary inside story of the mystery, cover-up and truth behind the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight... [more]

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The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate

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The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate

Nancy Campbell

Biography; Memoirs; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Regional geography; The environment

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A vivid and perceptive book combining memoir, scientific and cultural history with a bewitching account of landscape and place,... [more]

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The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine

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The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History...

Thomas Morris

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Social & cultural history; History of medicine; Mathematics & Sciences; Humour

Hardback

Delightfully horrifying. --Popular ScienceOne of Mental Floss's Best Books of 2018One of Science Friday's Best Science Books... [more]

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A Fortunate Life: Fremantle Press Treasures Edition

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A Fortunate Life: Fremantle Press Treasures Edition

A. B. Facey

Biography; Autobiography: general; Memoirs; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Historical fiction

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First sent to work at the age of eight, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a labourer, farmer and jackaroo, becoming lost... [more]

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Carpathia: The extraordinary story of the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic

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Carpathia: The extraordinary story of the ship that rescued the survivors...

Jay Ludowyke

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History; Social & cultural history; Ships & shipping: general interest; Swimming & diving

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The dramatic and fascinating story of RMS CARPATHIA: rescue ship to RMS TITANIC; sunk by a German U-boat in WWI; and lost... [more]

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Stasiland

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Stasiland

Anna Funder

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History; Political oppression & persecution; Political subversion

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A book of travel, history and biography that reads like a documentary novel. Anna Funder tells astonishing stories from the... [more]

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A Fortunate Life

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A Fortunate Life

A. B. Facey

Biography; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Historical fiction

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Albert Facey's story is the story of Australia. A true classic of Australian literature, Facey's simply penned story offers... [more]

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Operation Chaos: The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers, and Themselves

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Operation Chaos: The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers,...

Matthew Sweet

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; The Cold War; Vietnam War; Espionage & secret services

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Operation Chaos tells the real life thrilling story of a group of U.S. military deserters who found asylum in Sweden during... [more]

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The Interesting Narrative

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The Interesting Narrative

Olaudah Equiano

Autobiography: historical, political & military; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Slavery & abolition of slavery

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The Interesting Narrative is a first-hand account of the horrors of slavery, published on the eve of the British abolition... [more]

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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World

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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World

Penelope Bagieu

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Children's & Educational; Comic strip fiction & graphic novels (Children's&YA)

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This book already feels like a classic, one to be loved by every girl who reads it from now until the end of time.' Rachel... [more]

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Unnatural Murder: Poison In The Court Of James I: The Overbury Murder

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Unnatural Murder: Poison In The Court Of James I: The Overbury Murder

Anne Somerset

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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Royal scandal, set against the background of the Jacobean court, involving love, bribery, poison, treachery and black magic... [more]

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Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land: The story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook

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Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land: The story of how Dutch sailors...

Rob Mundle

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History

Paperback

Synopsis coming soon... [more]

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Venom: The Heroic Search for Australia's Deadliest Snake

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Venom: The Heroic Search for Australia's Deadliest Snake

Brendan James Murray

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Mathematics & Sciences; Wildlife: reptiles & amphibians

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This historic search for Australia’s deadliest snake. By one of Australia’s best and brightest young authors,... [more]

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The Grand Tour Guide to the World

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The Grand Tour Guide to the World

TBC Author

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Motor cars: general interest; TV tie-in humour; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

Hardback

The world is a big place full of interesting things. And The Grand Tour has seen some of them. That's why few people are better... [more]

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Investigating Organised Crime and War Crimes: A Personal Account of a Senior Detective in Kosovo, Iraq and Beyond

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Investigating Organised Crime and War Crimes: A Personal Account of a Senior...

Anthony Nott

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; True war & combat stories; War crimes

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Having spent most of his service as a detective, Tony nott documents here his experiences and investigations. [more]

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Murder, Mystery & Massacre: Chilling Stories from Our Pioneering Past

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Murder, Mystery & Massacre: Chilling Stories from Our Pioneering Past

Tony Matthews

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History

Paperback

Imagine what it would be like to be trapped deep underground, surrounded by nothing but rock and a fortune in gold, but also... [more]

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JFK: The Smoking Gun

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JFK: The Smoking Gun

Colin McLaren

True stories; True crime; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History

Paperback

Assassination? Conspiracy? Fifty years after that fateful day in Dallas, history's greatest cold case is finally solved!... [more]

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The Travels

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The Travels

Marco Polo

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Classic travel writing

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The author was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served... [more]

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Bushranger Tracks: Across New South Wales and Victoria

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Bushranger Tracks: Across New South Wales and Victoria

Greg Powell

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History

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The life and times of Australian Bushrangers has long been a fascination for many readers, both in Australia and abroad. Bushranger... [more]

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The Loss of the Titanic: I Survived the Titanic

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The Loss of the Titanic: I Survived the Titanic

Lawrence Beesley

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History; Maritime history

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'The best first-hand account of a passenger's experiences - a first-rate piece of descriptive writing' THE GUARDIAN [more]

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Coconut Chaos

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Coconut Chaos

Diana Souhami

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History; Maritime history

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At dawn on 27 April 1789 Fletcher Christian, master's mate on HMS Bounty, took a coconut to quench his thirst from the supply... [more]

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The Secret Years: Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1939-1945

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The Secret Years: Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1939-1945

Tim Mason

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history; Air forces & warfare

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Using 500 photographs, The Secret Years explores unusual variants of standard service aircraft types, machines which remained... [more]

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The Killing Chronicle: Police Service and Shattered Lives

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The Killing Chronicle: Police Service and Shattered Lives

Alan Leek

Biography; True crime; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific

Paperback

Early 20th century criminals were at their worst and their excesses created havoc. The times were hard and made even more... [more]

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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

Michael Collins

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Mathematics & Sciences; Space science; Popular astronomy & space

Paperback

A special anniversary edition of the classic account of the Apollo 11 trip to the moon. [more]

$21.99

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