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  • Post-War Bosniaby Dr Florian Bieber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    Ten years after the end of the war in Bosnia, ethnicity continues to matter and the country remains dependent on international intervention. The Dayton Peace Accord signed in 1995 successfully ended the war, but froze the ethnic conflict in one of the most complex systems of government in the world. The book provides an in-depth analysis of governance... more...

  • Penitentiaries, Reformatories, and Chain Gangsby Mark Colvin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 48.00

    The very definition of punishment in America has been subject to a variety of changes, and has served as the basis for much debate over the course of America's history. In Penitentiaries, Reformatories, Chain Gangs , Mark Colvin tackles the subject of penal change in America by examining three case studies which represent shifts in the interpretation... more...

  • Transforming the Appalachian Countrysideby Ronald L. Lewis

    The University of North Carolina Press 1998; US$ 29.99

    Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920 more...

  • Burning Bushby Stephen J. Pyne

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    From the time of the continent's formation tens of millions of years ago as the Godwana twin of Antarctica, Australia has been dominated by fire much as its sister has been by ice. Now Stephen Pyne, one of our foremost environmental historians, proposes a major reinterpretation of the Australian experience by using fire and Australia to explain one... more...

  • Last Woman Hangedby Caroline Overington

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 24.96

    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...

  • Australia on Horsebackby Cameron Forbes

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 25.45

    The first horse set foot in Australia on 30 January 1788, one of seven aboard the First Fleet's Lady Penrhyn , which also carried a cargo of female convicts. From then on, horses carried explorers who opened up the country to settlement. They carried Aboriginal mounted police, trained as ruthless killers of their own people. Horses, often fine... more...

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

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 22.62

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Savage Historyby John Newton

    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Celebrated, revered, and studied, whales hold particular allure, but for much of history they have been relentlessly hunted throughout the oceans. A Savage History is a powerful account of a complex and bloody relationship that tells the rich history of whales and whaling, following the stories of whalers from the 18th century to the present day.... more...

  • Daughters of Erebusby Paul Holmes

    Hachette New Zealand 2011; US$ 9.99

    How 287 people died in the air crash on Mt Erebus. What caused the crash and who covered it up more...