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Australia & Oceania

  • Australian Confederatesby Terry Smyth

    Random House Australia 2015; US$ 23.20

    IN the summer of 1865, when a Confederate warship sailed into the port of Melbourne, 42 men secretly enlisted to fight for the South in the American Civil War. On the notorious raider Shenandoah - scourge of the Yankee merchant fleet - they sailed off to adventure and controversy, and fired the last shot of the war. When the Shenandoah - ... more...

  • The Man Who Saved Smithyby Rick Searle

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 27.26

    The incredible true story of a largely unsung Australian aviation hero. more...

  • The Changi Bookby Lachlan Grant

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 39.99

    The story of Changi, told by those who lived through it.In the tradition of The Anzac Book comes this fascinating collection of accounts of life in the notorious Changi prison camp. Changi is synonymous with suffering, hardship and the Australian prisoner-of-war experience in WWII. It is also a story of ingenuity, resourcefulness and survival. Containing... more...

  • Redemptive Hopeby Akiba J. Lerner

    Fordham University Press 2015; Not Available

    This is a book about the need for redemptive narratives to ward off despair and the dangers these same narratives create by raising expectations that are seldom fulfilled. The quasi-messianic expectations produced by the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, and their diminution, were stark reminders of an ongoing struggle between ideals and... more...

  • British Art and the First World War, 1914?1924by James Fox

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Overturning decades of scholarly orthodoxies, James Fox makes a bold new argument about the First World War's cultural consequences. more...

  • Monte Cassinoby Rudolf Bohmler

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    As a German battalion commander Rudolf Bohmler fought in the front line during the fierce battles fought at Monte Cassino. After the war he wrote this remarkable history, one of the first full-length accounts of this famous and controversial episode in the struggle for Italy. His pioneering work, which has long been out of print, gives a fascinating... more...

  • Benevolent Baronsby Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    American business has always had deep roots in community. For over a century, the country looked to philanthropic industrialists to finance hospitals, parks, libraries, civic programs, community welfare and disaster aid. Worker-centered capitalists saw the workplace as an extension of the community and poured millions into schools, job training and... more...

  • British Drama of the Industrial Revolutionby Frederick Burwick

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Frederick Burwick reveals how the most volatile developments in British drama from the 1790s to 1830s took place in the industrial provinces. more...

  • For the Union and the Catholic Churchby Max Longley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Four men joined the Catholic Church in the mid-1840s: a soldier, his bishop brother, a priest born a slave and an editor. For the next two decades they were in the thick of the battles of the era--Catholicism versus Know-Nothingism, slavery versus abolition, North versus South. Much has been written about the Catholic Church and about the Civil War.... more...

  • Walt's Utopiaby Priscilla Hobbs

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The "Happiest Place On Earth" opened in 1955 during a trying time in American life--the Cold War. Disneyland was envisioned as a utopian resort where families could play together and escape the tension of the "real world." Since its construction, the park has continually been updated to reflect changing American culture. The park's... more...