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We have come to see the Holocaust as a factory of death, organised by bureaucrats. Yet by the time the gas chambers became operation more than a million European Jews were already dead: shot at close rang... read more

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning
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In the early 1970s, two titans of Australian and American politics, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and President Richard Nixon, clashed over the end of the Vietnam war and the shape of a new Asia. A ... read more

Unholy Fury the US Alliance and the Whitlam-Nixon Crisis
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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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Beset by spin and the battle to win each news cycle, contemporary politics is mired in short-term thinking. Too little time is given to considering creative ways in which we could tackle key issues - a lagging... read more

Two Futures: Australia at a Critical Moment
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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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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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Longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 'A thrilling and complex book, enlarges our view of Homer ...There's something that hits the mark on every page' Claire Tomalin, Books of the Year, New Statesm... read more

Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters
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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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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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This is a Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer - love, films and kidnapping in North Korea, the world's wildest regime. Before becoming the world's most notorious ... read more

A Kim Jong-Il Production - The Story of North Korea and the Most Audacious Kidnapping in History
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The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from Ch... read more

The Silk Road: A New History
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