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History

Sunday Times Top Ten Best-seller. The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from best-selling historian Eugene Rogan. For some four centur... read more

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920
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Did the events of September 11 really change the world? Why would a person agree to become a suicide bomber? How effective are our intelligence agencies? Should the Rudd Government bring our troops... read more

All About Terrorism: Everything You Were Too Afraid to Ask
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'Australian governments find it easy to go to war. Their leaders seem to be able to withdraw with a calm conscience, answerable neither to God nor humanity.' Australia lost 600 men in the Boer War, a threeyear conflict fought in ... read more

Unnecessary Wars
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Britain has always had a tangled, complex, paradoxical role in Europe's history. It has invaded and been invaded, changed sides, stood aloof, acted with both brazen cynicism and the cloudiest ... read more

Britain's Europe A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation
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Monocle's books with Gestalten have shown you how to build a better life, business, and home. But now Monocle raises the bar: how do you run a great country? They are not talking about might, muscle, or nationalism... read more

How to Make a Nation - A Monocle Guide
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In 1570, when it became clear she would never be gathered into the Catholic fold, Elizabeth I was excommunicated by the Pope. On the principle that 'my enemy's enemy is my friend', this marked t... read more

This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World
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When English naturalist Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his historic mission into the Pacific, he took with him a team of collectors and illustrators who returned with... read more

Endeavouring Banks : Exploring Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768-1771
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In the Trenches of Hell On 19 July 1916, 7000 Australian soldiers - in the first major action of the AIF on the Western Front - attacked entrenched German positions at Fromelles in northern France. By the ... read more

Fromelles and Pozieres: In the Trenches of Hell
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Writing good history is a high-wire act of balance and grace. Historians scour their own societies for vestiges of past worlds, for cracks and fissures in the pavement of the present, and for the shimmer... read more

The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft
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From an Indigenous food source to a hedonistic playground, the beach has long been a national obsession. Robert Drewe's lyrical examination of Australian beach culture combines imagery from some of Australia's most celebr... read more

Beach : An Australian Passion
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Meticulously using contemporary newspaper reports, court records, published memoirs, private letters and diaries, Michael Wilding tells the story of three troubled geniuses of Australian writing and their world of poetry and poverty, alcohol and opiates, horse-racing and theatre, journalism and publishing.

Wild Bleak Bohemia
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 War

A small boy, an orphan of the First World War, wanders into the Australian airmen's mess in Germany, on Christmas Day in 1918. A strange boy, with an uncertain past and an extraordinary future, he became a mascot for the air squadron... read more

Young Digger
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'The so-called war on drugs has been a colossal failure, and this book offers further proof that we must treat drug use as a public health issue, not as a crime' Sir Richard Branso... read more

Breaking the Ice: How We Will Get Through Australia's Methamphetamine Crisis
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The Lynchingis the powerful, spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and the dramatic two trials during which the United Klans of America, the largest and most danger... read more

The Lynching The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan
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A brilliant kaleidoscope on the Reformation from its leading scholar and 'one of the best historians writing in English today' (Sunday Telegraph) The Reformation which engulfed England and Europe in the s... read more

All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation
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In 2011, an elite group of US Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man the United States had begun chasing before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The news ... read more

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden
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Courtesan, countess, bestselling author - the tempestuous true story of a woman far ahead of her time ...The true story of the Countess Celeste de Chabrillan is a rich and tempest... read more

Celeste: The Parisian Courtesan Who Became a Countess and Bestselling Writer
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The great modern biography of Augustus, founder of the Roman Empire. Octavian was a young soldier training abroad when he heard news of Julius Caesar's brutal assassination - and discovered that he was the dictator's sole p... read more

Augustus The Biography
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Category:

 History

Awards:Svetlana Alexievich is the winner of the 2015 Noble Prize for Literature

"From the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, comes the first English translation of her latest work, an oral history of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the em... read more

Secondhand Time Last of the Soviets An Oral History
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Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas and opportunity. Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses ... read more

Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road
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