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In the months following his resignation as PM in late August 1941, Menzies swayed between relief at his release from the burdens of office as PM and despair that his life at the top had come to so little. Many followers of Australian... read more

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Shark attacks and sewage slicks, lifesavers and surfers, amusement parks and beach camps - the beach is Sydney's most iconic landscape feature. From Palm Beach in the north to Cronulla in the south, Sydney's coastline teems ... read more

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Most Australians live in cities and cling to the coastal fringe, yet our sense of what an Australian is - or should be - is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean by 'the bush', and how has it shaped us... read more

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On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail. P... read more

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ASIO has kept a file on Frank Moorhouse since he was seventeen. Now Frank has decided it is time to report on ASIO. This year ASIO has extended its surveillance powers, made the issuing of warrants easier and limited th... read more

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Winner of the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award, 2012 Walkley Book Award, and Australia's bestselling political book of 2012 The book of the TV series Making Australia Great There's no better place to be during economic turbul... read more

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The Australian experience of war in all its complexity - from the homefront as well as the battlefront - as the men and women who experienced it chose to understand and remember it.

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In Civil War, Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of ... read more

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'Six Capitals' is the story of a 21st-century revolution led by the most unlikely of rebels: accountants...It is only the third revolution in accounting since double-entry bookkeeping emerged in medieval Italy - and it's proceeding ap... read more

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"The ancient Greeks continue to fascinate us - they gave us our alphabet and much of our scientific, medical and cultural language; they invented democracy, atomic theory,... read more

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Established in 1898 in the heart of Paris on the Place Vendome, the Hotel Ritz instantly became an icon of the city frequented by film stars and celebrity writers, American heiresses an... read more

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In Berlin Now, and on the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Wall, a legendary Berliner tells the inside story of the city. Over the last five decades, no other city has changed more than Berlin. Divided in 1961, re... read more

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Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of ... read more

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The first major book on ISIS to be published since the group exploded on the international stage in summer 2014. Drawing on their unusual access to intelligence sources and material, law enforcement, and groundbreaking resea... read more

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Out of the failures of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring and Syria, a new threat emerges. While Al Qaeda is weakened, new jihadi movements, especially ISIS, are starting to emerge. In military op... read more

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Author: Professor Margaret MacMillan
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 War

Awards:BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2013 and BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014.

WINNER of the International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2014 Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2013 The First World War followed a period of sustained ... read more

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The classic international bestseller - a marvellously exciting and stimulating look at the emergence and development of Western civilisation Kenneth Clark's sweeping narrative looks at how Western Europe evolved in the wake of the col... read more

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Now available in paperback, a glorious illustrated edition of the international bestseller

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"The time has come now," Abraham Lincoln told his cabinet as he presented the preliminary draft of a "Proclamation of Emancipation." Lincoln's effort to end slavery has been contr... read more

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Now a major motion pictureFrom 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from ro... read more

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