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  • Burning Bushby Stephen J. Pyne

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 7.39

    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...

  • Constructing Capitalismby Andrew Wells

    Allen & Unwin 1989; US$ 13.63

    Constructing Capitalism describes Australia's transformation from an immense and isolated gaol in 1788 to a liberal capitalist economy by the time of Federation. more...

  • The Liberalsby Dean Jaensch

    Allen & Unwin 1994; US$ 13.63

    The Liberals unpacks the current crisis within the Australian Liberal Party and leaves no doubt about the challenge of rebuilding the party. more...

  • Australia's Spies and their Secretsby David McKnight

    Allen & Unwin 1994; US$ 12.72

    Australia's Spies and their Secrets tells the inside story of the rise and fall of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) - Australia's premier spy body. Based on thousands of documents never before revealed and interviews with former ASIO officers and many of those spied upon, this fascinating book exposes the secret elements... more...

  • Island of the Lostby Joan Druett

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 9.99

    Hundreds of miles from civilisation, two ships wreck on opposite ends of the same bleak deserted island in a true story of human nature at its best - and at its worst. more...

  • Hills of Apollo Bayby Peter Cowan

    Fremantle Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Against the background of postwar censorship and isolation, this story of flawed love follows Richard, a young writer running from his hometown of Perth in search of a freer existence in Melbourne. His best friend is an ex-boxer turned black marketer, and his girlfriend is an old-fashioned tart with heart. With a profound dismay about the directions... more...

  • Australia, Canada, and Iraqby Ramesh Thakur; Jack Cunningham

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 9.99

    The 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq was intensely controversial. Australia joined in the war, while Canada refused to. Australia, Canada, and Iraq is a collection of essays by world leaders and esteemed academics that offers a fresh review of the war and the critical Australian and Canadian decisions regarding it. more...

  • Petals and Bulletsby Mark Derby

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Mark Derby is a writer and a historian who has worked for the online New Zealand encyclopedia Te Ara, for the Waitangi Tribunal, and for Jornal Expresso as a South Pacific correspondent. He is the chair of the Labor History Project and is the editor of Kiwi Compaņeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War. more...

  • Outcasts of the Gods? The Struggle over Slavery in Maori New Zealandby Hazel Petrie

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    Us Maoris used to practise slavery just like them poor Negroes had to endure in America...' says Beth Heke in Once Were Warriors. 'Oh those evil colonials who destroyed Maori culture by ending slavery and cannibalism while increasing the life expectancy,' wrote a sarcastic blogger recently. So was Maori slavery 'just like' the experience of Africans... more...

  • Rugby: A New Zealand Historyby Ron Palenski

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Rugby is New Zealand's national sport. From the grand tour by the 1888 Natives to the upcoming 2015 World Cup, from games in the North African desert in World War II to matches behind barbed wire during the 1981 Springbok tour, from grassroots club rugby to heaving crowds outside Eden Park, Lancaster Park, Athletic Park or Carisbrook, New Zealanders... more...