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Australia & Oceania

  • Stealth Raidersby Lucas Jordan

    Penguin Random House Australia 2017; US$ 25.20

    In 1918 a few daring low-ranking Australian infantrymen, alone among all the armies on the Western Front, initiated stealth raids without orders. These stealth raiders killed Germans, captured prisoners and advanced the line, sometimes by thousands of yards. They were held in high regard by other men of the lower ranks and were feared by the Germans... more...

  • Sleeps Standingby Witi Ihimaera; Hemi Kelly

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2017; US$ 17.19

    Both fiction and fact, this fascinating book is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the Battle of Orakau. During three days in 1864, 300 Maori men, women and children fought an Imperial army and captured the imagination of the world. The battle marked the end of the Land Wars in the Waikato and resulted in vast tracts of land being confiscated for European... more...

  • Savannah 1779by Scott Martin; Bernard F. Harris Jr.; Graham Turner

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    In 1778 Great Britain launched a second invasion of the southern colonies as part of the "southern strategy” for victory in the American Revolutionary War. A force of 3,000 British soldiers, Hessians and Loyalists was dispatched from New York City to capture Savannah, capital of the State of Georgia. The city fell in December 1778, and became a base... more...

  • Geoffrey Chaucerby David Wallace

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 14.99

    Covering Geoffrey Chaucer's life and work, David Wallace considers the influence and enduring appeal of his body of writing, exploring the wide ranging geography and iconic characters in his stories, and discusses how Chaucer's own experiences contributed to his literature. more...

  • He Reo Wahineby Lachy Paterson; Angela Wanhalla

    Auckland University Press 2017; US$ 35.99

    During the nineteenth century, Maori women produced letters and memoirs, wrote off to newspapers and commissioners, appeared before commissions of enquiry, gave evidence in court cases, and went to the Native Land Court to assert their rights. He Reo Wahine is a bold new introduction to the experience of Maori women in colonial New Zealand through... more...

  • The End of Outrageby Breandán Mac Suibhne

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 29.99

    Tells the absorbing story of post-famine Donegal, the Molly Maguires — a secret society who had set themselves up against the exploitation of the rural poor — and Patrick McGlynn — an avaricious schoolmaster who turned informer on them, availing of hunger, disease, debt, hardship, and death to expand his holding at the expense of his neighbours. more...

  • Memory in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800by Judith Pollmann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 38.99

    In early modern Europe, memory of the past served as a main frame of moral, political, legal, religious, and social reference for people of all walks of life. This volume examines how Europeans practiced memory between 1500 and 1800, and how these three centuries saw a shift in how people engaged with the past. more...

  • Deprivation, State Interventions and Urban Communities in Britain, 1968–79by Peter Shapely

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on a series of policy initiatives from the late 1960s through to the end of the 1970s, this book looks at how successive governments tried to address growing concerns about urban deprivation across Britain. It provides unique insights into policy and governance and into the socio-economic and cultural causes and consequences of poverty. ... more...

  • Australians and the First World Warby Kate Ariotti; James E. Bennett

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.14

    This book contributes to the global turn in First World War studies by exploring Australians’ engagements with the conflict across varied boundaries and by situating Australian voices and perspectives within broader, more complex contexts. This diverse and multifaceted collection includes chapters on the composition and contribution of the Australian... more...

  • Gainsboroughby James Hamilton

    Orion 2017; US$ 31.99

    ** BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week ** 'Compulsively readable - the pages seem to turn themselves' John Carey, Sunday Times 'B rings one of the very greatest [artists] vividly to life' Literary Review Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) lived as if electricity shot through his sinews and crackled at his finger ends. He was a gentle and empathetic... more...