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  • The Black Diggersby Robert Hall

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1997; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the war effort of Aboriginal and Islander Australians during the Second World War and the reasons their contribution has gone unrecognised for so long. This is a comprehensive account of the work black Australians during the years when their country faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese. Despite suspicion and prejudice, they... more...

  • Nixon, Kissinger, and US Foreign Policy Makingby Asaf Siniver

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Siniver examines the workings of the Washington Special Actions Group during four Nixon-era foreign policy crises. more...

  • Abigail Adamsby Woody Holton

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 18.99

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize The New York Times Book Review , Editor?s Choice American Heritage, Best of 2009 In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft Award?winning historian Woody Holton offers a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams?s life story and of women?s roles in the creation... more...

  • Jimmy Carterby Julian E. Zelizer; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 6.79

    The maverick politician from Georgia who rode the post- Watergate wave into office but whose term was consumed by economic and international crises A peanut farmer from Georgia, Jimmy Carter rose to national power through mastering the strategy of the maverick politician. As the face of the "New South," Carter's strongest support emanated from... more...

  • Colour Barby Susan Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of Botswana and heir apparent to the kingship of the Bangwato people, brought independence and great prosperity to his nation after colonial rule. But for six long years from 1950, Seretse had been forced into exile in England, banned from his own country. His crime? To fall in love and marry a young, white... more...

  • Rethinking the American Anti-War Movementby Simon Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    Between 1965 and 1973, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans participated in one of the most remarkable and significant people's movements in American history. Through marches, rallies, draft resistance, teach-ins, civil disobedience, and non-violent demonstrations at both the national and local levels, Americans vehemently protested the country's... more...

  • Shoot Straight, You Bastards!by Nick Bleszynski

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.73

    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...

  • The State in New Zealand, 1840-198by Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    In this innovative study Michael Bassett, historian and former politician, explores how and why the state became such an active and interventionist player in New Zealand life, developing, subsidising and regulating the economy and protecting citizens from the cradle to the grave. He looks in detail at the many schemes in which a paternalistic government... more...

  • Australians in Papua New Guinea 19601975by Ceridwen Spark; Seumas Spark; Christina Twomey

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Australians in Papua New Guinea provides a history of the late Australian years in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of 13 Australians and four Papua New Guineans by presenting the experiences of Australians who went to work in Papua New Guinea (PNG) over several decades before the 1970s. This extraordinary book balances expatriates with indigenous... more...

  • Champagne From Six to Sixby Peter M. Shea

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    In mid-19th-century Australia, like its counterparts in California and Chile, there was a focus on the rush for gold. Given the sobriquet "diggers," men arrived in the tens of thousands from all points of the globe. In often remote bush settings, makeshift towns quickly sprouted in the foothills, valleys, and plateaus leading to the Blue Mountains... more...