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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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Author: Patti Miller
Category:

 Australian

Awards:Stella Prize longlist 2013

For 40,000 years the Central NSW area of Wellington was Aboriginal - Wiradjuri - land. Following the arrival of white men, it became a penal settlement, mission station, gold-mining town and farming centre with a history of white ... read more

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In November 1941 HMAS Sydney, the pride of Australia's wartime fleet, and its crew of 645 disappeared without a trace off the Western Australian coast. All that was known was Sydney had come under fire from... read more

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An assessment of Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, by John Howard, Australia's second-longest serving Prime Minister, this is a significant, unique and fascinating history of the Menzies era - a time th... read more

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The First Fleet - the Creation of a Nation Bestselling maritime biographer Rob Mundle is back on the ocean with a blockbuster for Christmas. Rob's FIRST FLEET tells the extraordinary story of the eighteenth century convoy of eleven s... read more

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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 figures who helped build it into the thriving nation it is today, David... read more

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The Nashos' War is a war story, but it's war seen through the eyes of men who never thought they would fight. From 1965 to 1972 over 15,000 conscripted Australian national servicemen were sent to... read more

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Clare Wright's award-winning research challenges the myth that the Australian pub is a male domain, revealing the enduring and dynamic presence of female publicans behind the bar. Wright takes the ... read more

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Australia emerged from WW1 into a decade of profound change, characterised by a revolution in behaviour amongst the young; by the first great age of consumerism; by the new and increasingly sophisticated impact of th... read more

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The first horse set foot in Australia on 30 January 1788, one of seven aboard the First Fleet's Lady Penrhyn, which also carried a cargo of female convicts. From then on, horses carried explorers who opened up the country to ... read more

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The life of Elizabeth I is a perennially compelling subject, one which each generation of historians must reclaim as their own. The popularity of the Tudors in film, television and fiction has in recent years demonstrat... read more

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 'A story resonant in our age ... a grand narrative ... a book to cherish and recommend.' - Thomas Keneally'Terrific ... an important story deftly told.' - David WilliamsonNobody asked questions, nobody demanded money. Villa... read more

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The magnificent Danube both cuts across and connects central Europe, flowing through and alongside ten countries: Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Aus... read more

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A treasure trove of human creativity from around the world. History of the World in 1000 Objects takes a fresh look at world history, viewing cultures and early civilizations through the objects that they created. H... read more

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Acclaimed historian Helen Castor brings us afresh a gripping life of Joan of Arc. Instead of the icon, she gives us a living, breathing young woman; a roaring girl fighting the English, and taking sides in a bloody civil war that was te... read more

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Author: Geoffrey Robertson
Category:

 European

Awards:Winner of Paddy Power Political Book Awards: Polemic of the Year 2015.

The most controversial issue left over from the First World War - was there an Armenian Genocide? - comes to a head on 24 April 2015, when Armenians throughout the world commemorate the centenary of... read more

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From the author of the bestselling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran comes a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction today. Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Re... read more

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From Herodotus's day to the present political upheavals, the steady flow of the Nile has been Egypt's heartbeat. It has shaped its geography, controlled its economy and moulded its civilisation. The sam... read more

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Featuring a new introduction in response to Julia Gillard's memoir, this revised edition brings Paul Kelly's masterpiece on the Rudd-Gillard years up to the present. Drawing on more than sixty on-the-record interviews with all th... read more

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