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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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'A loving history of the Australian people' - Sydney Morning Herald..'...displays historical literacy, and plenty of humanity, empathy and compassion, all qualities rare in our public culture to be cherished wh... read more

Australians (Volume 3): Flappers to Vietnam
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Valtesse de la Bigne was a celebrated nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan. She was painted by Manet and inspired Emile Zola, who immortalised her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her... read more

Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret
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Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgment Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack O... read more

Jerusalem: The Biography
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The 1950s are enshrined in the popular imagination as the decade of poodle skirts and "I Like Ike." But this was also a complex time, in which the afterglow of Total Victory firmly gave way to Cold War paranoia. A sense of t... read more

New Yorker Book of the 50's
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Set in Renaissance France at the magnificent court of the Valois kings, THE RIVAL QUEENS is the history of two remarkable women, a mother and daughter d... read more

The Rival Queens: Catherine De' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite De Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom
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John Monash War Classics, In his own words ...War Letters of General Monash: This collection of extraordinary, intimate letters from General Sir John Monash to his wife... read more

War Classics Slipcase: War Letters of General Monash & Australian Victories in France in 1918
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I am the luckiest man alive, because I get to live and work in the most beautiful place on earth: Matterdale in the English Lake District. When I was a child we didn't really go anywhere, except a week in the Isle o... read more

The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd
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Awarded The Prix Du Jury Des Grands Prix De La Fondation Napoleon 2014 From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller, The Storm of War, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon. Napoleon Bonaparte lived on... read more

Napoleon the Great
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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 next day, no fewer than 5500 were wounded... read more

Fromelles and Pozieres (HB)
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 Australian

Awards:2015 Australian Independent Bookseller Awards Category Winner - Non-Fiction & Overall Winner

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

The Bush
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Australia emerged from World War I into a decade of profound change, characterised by a revolution in behaviour amongst the young; by the first great age of consumerism; and by secret right wing armies and the growth... read more

Australians: Flappers to Vietnam #3
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This is the epic story of life on Earth, uniquely retold through some of the most significant fossils ever found. A History of Life in 100 Fossils travels through 3.5 billion years of Earth's history and across all seve... read more

A History of Life in 100 Fossils
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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

Menzies at War
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This is the story of how a struggling convict settlement grew into six dynamic colonies and then the remarkable nation of Australia. Told through the key figur... read more

The Making of Australia: From a Tiny Struggling Convict Settlement to the Remarkable Nation it is Today
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The story of the world's greatest civilisation spans 9000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, heroines, villains, artisans an... read more

The Story of Egypt
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In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's greatest threat.... read more

Black Flags: The Rise of Isis
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Russia's recent past has encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror and two world wars, and the country is still undergoing huge change. In his acclaimed history, now updated... read more

The Penguin History of Modern Russia - From Tsarism to the Twenty-First Century
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In 2008, almost two decades after the Cold War was officially consigned to the history books, an average American guy helped to bring down a top Russian spy based at the United Nations. He had no formal espionage training. ... read more

How to Catch a Russian Spy
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