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  • The Proud Towerby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    The Guns of August was an expert evocation of the first spasm of the 1914?1918 war. She brings the same narrative gifts and panoramic camera eye to her portrait of the antebellum world.? ? Newsweek   ?A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration.?... more...

  • The Easter Risingby Michael T Foy; Brian Barton

    The History Press 2011; US$ 24.78

    On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, a force of Irish men and women under arms, estimated at between 1,000 and 1,500, attempted to seize Dublin, with the ultimate intention of bringing to an end British rule in Ireland and creating an independent Irish republic, to include all thirty-two counties of Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connaught. Their leaders,... more...

  • Watergate Rememberedby Michael A. Genovese; Iwan W. Morgan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 33.00

    As the fortieth anniversary of the Nixon resignation approaches, it is time to take a fresh look at Watergate's impact on the American political system and to consider its significance for the historical reputation of the president indelibly associated with it. more...

  • The Duchess of Windsorby Diana Lady Mosley (Diana Mosley) Mitford

    Gibson Square 2012; US$ 11.65

    ‘Irresistible. One controversial expatriate on another.? – Philip Mansel ‘Vivid.? – Michael Bloch ‘Wit and intelligence.? – Philip Ziegler ‘Cracking photographs.? – Evening Standard An intimate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Diana Mosley was a frequent guest at their parties in Paris, or at ‘the Moulin? in Orsay, where they were neighbours.... more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention... more...

  • The Gold Rushby David Hill

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.48

    The fever that forever changed Australia. David Hill relates the extraordinary people and staggering events of Australia's great gold-rush years. From the mid- to late-1800s, people from all corners of the globe and all walks of life, including two future prime ministers of Great Britain and Australia, threw off their previous pursuits and made... more...

  • Shoot Straight, You Bastards!by Nick Bleszynski

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.48

    A fascinating insight into Breaker Morant and the question of morality and human life. The question of "The Breaker's" innocence is still being fiercely debated more than a century after Lieutenant Harry Morant and Lieutenant Peter Handcock were shot on a lonely veldt outside Pretoria at dawn on 27 February, 1902, by a British military firing squad.... more...

  • Aboriginal Victoriansby Richard Broome

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 31.95

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  • Let the Land Speak: A history of Australia - how the land created our nationby Jackie French

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 19.54

    From one of our most respected and award-winning authors, Jackie French, comes a fascinating and fresh interpretation of Australian history, focusing on how the land itself, rather than social forces, has shaped the major events that led to modern Australia. to understand the present, you need to understand the past. to understand Australia's history,... more...

  • Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970by Jason D. Ensor

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 36.46

    ‘Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970? traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australia?s literary and cultural ties to Britain for much of the twentieth century. This study focuses on the London operations of one of Australia?s premier book... more...