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The extraordinary story of the world's most influential, intriguing and surprising ruler, Queen Victoria. When Alexandrina Victoria was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on ... read more

Victoria: The Woman Who Made the Modern World (HB)
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"First there was Girt. Now comes ...True Girt In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. This was the Wild South, home to hardy pio... read more

True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 2
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'You will not read a more important book about America this year' Economist 'From a former marine and Yale graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles o... read more

Hillbilly Elegy
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'Never before had the world seen four such giants co-existing. Sometimes friends, more often enemies, always rivals, these four men together held E... read more

Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions That Forged Modern Europe
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'Transnational history at its finest ...social, political and cultural themes swirl together in one great canvas of immense detail and beauty' Gerard DeGroot, The Times A masterpiece which brings to life an extraordinarly turb... read more

The Pursuit of Power
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In the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture and even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under th... read more

The Tunnels
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The sensational murder convictions this winter of former NSW detectives Roger Rogerson and Glen McNama0ra for the killing of drug dealer Jamie Gao has meant that previously suppressed material in Bent can at ... read more

Bent Uncensored: Australia's Crooked Cops
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'The greatest pleasure of naturalists (understated by certain utilitarians) is to discover new species, to point to new islands on the map of nature, and to populate continents that seem to be deserts' - Richard Spruc... read more

Explorer's Botanical Notebook
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During the late eighteenth century, innovations in Europe triggered the Industrial Revolution and the sustained economic progress that spread across the globe. While much has been made of the details... read more

A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy
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"A Single Tree assembles the raw material underpinning Don Watson's award-winning The Bush. These diverse and haunting voices span the four centuries since Europeans first set eyes on the continent. Each of these varied contributo... read more

A Single Tree (HB)
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The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is... read more

The Romanovs: 1613-1918
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The Phantom Atlas is an atlas of the world not as it ever existed, but as it was thought to be. These marvellous and mysterious phantoms - non-existent islands, invented mountain ranges, myth... read more

The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps
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In 2010, 24-year-old Sydneysider Adele Dumont volunteered to teach English to men in immigration detention on Christmas Island. She didn't expect to find the work so rewarding or the people she met so interesting. So when she wa... read more

No Man is an Island
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'...giving us what Australian history has desperately needed for years.' Canberra Times..'Keneally evokes these distant lives with concrete detail and vivid sympathy...his people inhabit the same world we do-we meet the... read more

Australians: A Short History
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The Pax Romana is famous for having provided a remarkable period of peace and stability, rarely seen before or since. Yet the Romans were first and foremost conquerors, imperialists who took by force ... read more

Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World
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"In Volume II of The Story of Australia's People, Geoffrey Blainey continues his account of the history of this country from the early Gold Rush to the present day, completing the story of our nation and its p... read more

The Story of Australia's People - Volume 2
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In 1924 the grand old battle cruiser HMAS Australia I, once the pride of the nation, was sunk off Sydney Heads. She had saved Australia from a German attack in the Pacific in World War I,... read more

Flagship: The Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan
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When Charlemagne died in 814 CE, he left behind a dominion and a legacy unlike anything seen in Western Europe since the fall of Rome. Distinguished historian and author of "The Middle Ages "Johannes Fried presents a new biographica... read more

Charlemagne
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Quicksilver begins on a quiet day in contemplation of a lizard deep in the heart of the outback but quickly moves to the Russia of Tolstoy and Gorky, and on to other lands and times, bringing into play universal questions about the ... read more

Quicksilver
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An epic story of courage, genius and terrible folly, this is the first history of how the Soviet Union's scientists became both the glory and the laughing stock of the intellectual worl... read more

Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953
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