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  • Good Huntingby Jack Devine; Vernon Loeb

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    "A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture?the good and the bad." ?Bob Woodward Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson?s War in Afghanistan. It was the largest covert action of the Cold War, and it was Devine who put the brand-new Stinger missile into... more...

  • Closer to Freedomby Stephanie M. H. Camp

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South more...

  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930by Patricia A. Schechter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil... more...

  • The Gold Rushby David Hill

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 14.24

    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 the... more...

  • Shoot Straight, You Bastards!by Nick Bleszynski

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 14.24

    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$ 20.65

    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...

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

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    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...

  • Making Sheep Countryby Robert Peden

    Auckland University Press 2011; US$ 31.99

    From the 1840s through World War I, the South Island of New Zealand was transformed as large tracts of land were claimed, native vegetation was burned, and large-scale sheep farming was established for wool and, later, meat production. This record focuses on one case study in particular—John Barton Acland and the Mt Peel Station in South Canterbury,... more...