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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

Rise of Islamic State ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution
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Power is the only measure of a politician that matters. How they win power. How they wield power. How they lose power. Catch and Kill is an inside account of the beguiling and nomadic nature of the unholy trinity of... read more

Catch and Kill: The Politics of Power
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A team of 33 Australian athletes competed in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Poorly prepared and with limited support, they bravely faced formidable competition. Larry Writer recreates their experience so vividly we can imagine ourselves in the famous stadium surrounded by swastikas.

Dangerous Games: Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics
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'From the far-off days in 1914, when the call first came, until the last shot was fired, every day was filled with loathing, horror, and distress ...Yet it had to be, and the thought always uppermost was the e... read more

The Australian Victories in France in 1918
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Author: Antonia Fraser
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 History

Series:Women in History

Antonia Fraser takes a sympathetic look at the lives of Henry VIII's wives. Taking each in turn, she portrays them as women of spirit, and looks beyond their tragic ends. Paperback (B-Format)

The Six Wives of Henry VIII
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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

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

A Little History of the World (Illustrated PB)
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The woman of Bletchley Park have a unique story to tell. Although critical to the success of the project to break the German and Japanese codes in the Second World War, thei... read more

Bletchley Girls: War, Secrecy, Love and Loss: The Women of Bletchley Park Tell Their Story
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In 1911, the Australian Antarctic Expedition under Douglas Mawson left Hobart on the Aurora, headed for Antarctica. Much is known about Mawson and tales of his exploits are often retold. But Mawson did not go alone. What of t... read more

Mawson's Remarkable Men
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The number of women who have ruled as queens or empresses, or governed as presidents or prime ministers, remains but a small subset of the total of those who have attained ultimate political power. But this elite group of women, who... read more

Women Who Ruled
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1857, India. At nineteen years old, Sita is the shining star of Queen Lakshmi of India's imperial guard, having pledged herself to a life of celibacy in the name of protecting the young ruler. When Sita agrees to train Lakshmi in... read more

Last Queen Of India
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Among millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel, and Anka each passed through its infamous gates with a secret. Strangers to each other, they were newly pregnant, and facing an uncertain fat... read more

Born Survivors
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An award-winning author's stirring quest to find and understand an elusive and exceptionally rare species in the heart of Southeast Asia's jungles. In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of ... read more

The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster O... read more

Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania
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A meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after W... read more

17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History
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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

Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union
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An entertaining, anecdotal look at the origins of language and ideas in the USA. Bryson explains why two bicycle repairmen from Ohio succeeded in mastering manned flight, why the assassination of President Garfield led to the invention of air conditioning, and many other improbable but true facts.

Made in America
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"Sydney may look golden, but this is the sunniness of Mozart, whose bright notes, especially at their most joyous, seem to cast themselves out across a great abyss." Sydney has always been the sexiest and most gaudy of our citie... read more

Sydney Haunted City
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The Great Barrier Reef, argues Iain McCalman, has been created by human minds as well as coral polyps, by imaginations as well as natural processes. In this landmark book he charts our shifting perceptions of it, from th... read more

The Reef: A Passionate History
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Power-plays, public spats, strategic blunders, betrayal and revenge: the fall of Qantas has more intrigue and drama than any in-flight movie. How did a national icon become a national liability? Founded in 19... read more

Mayday: The inside Story of the fall of Qantas
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