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  • A History of Zimbabweby Alois S. Mlambo

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Examines Zimbabwe's pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial social, economic and political history and relates historical factors and trends to more recent developments in the country. more...

  • The Most Controversial Decisionby Wilson D. Miscamble

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    Addresses the reasons the atomic bombs were used against Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the role they played in Japan's surrender. more...

  • Last Woman Hangedby Caroline Overington

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 22.90

    One woman. Two husbands. Four trials. One bloody execution. The last woman hanged in NSW. In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Both of Louisa's husbands died suddenly. the Crown was convinced that Louisa poisoned them... more...

  • Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fenceby Doris Pilkington

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    This extraordinary story of courage and faith is based on the actual experiences of three girls who fled from the repressive life of Moore River Native Settlement, following along the rabbit-proof fence back to their homelands. Assimilationist policy dictated that these girls be taken from their kin and their homes in order to be made white. Settlement... more...

  • Kerry Girlsby Kay Moloney Caball

    The History Press 2014; US$ 7.28

    The true story of the Kerry girls who were shipped to Australia from the four Kerry Workhouses of Dingle/Kenmare/Killarney and Listowel in 1849/1850, as part of the Earl Grey Scheme. From scenes of destitution and misery, the girls, some of whom spoke only Irish, set off to the other side of the world without any idea of what lay ahead. This book... more...

  • Six Records of a Floating Lifeby Shen Fu; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.38

    Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to YŁn, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell... more...

  • A History of Modern Indonesiaby Adrian Vickers

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This updated edition examines the rise of fundamentalist Islam in Indonesia and asks why the country's democratic aspirations have yet to be realized. more...

  • The Ghosts of Roebuck Bayby Ian W. Shaw

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 22.72

    The Japanese attack on Broome is the second most deadly air raid on Australia soil in our history and yet it's almost entirely overlooked. On 3 March 1942, nine Japanese Zero planes strafed the small town planning to destroy the aerodrome and American planes. With no notice, the townsfolk could only put up minimal opposition and in an attack that lasted... more...

  • The Kongolese Saint Anthonyby John Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

    In 1704, Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita claimed to be possessed by St Anthony and attempted to stop the devastating civil wars in Kongo. more...

  • Penance in Medieval Europe, 600?1200by Rob Meens

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    An up-to-date overview of the functions and contexts of penance in medieval Europe, revealing the latest research and interpretations. more...