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  • The Real Mary Kellyby Wynne Weston-Davies

    Blink Publishing 2015; US$ 11.65

    Many researchers have tried over the decades to discover Mary Jane Kelly?s true identity. She was the final and most brutally murdered victim of Jack the Ripper, but almost nothing is known about her family or her earlier life.  In this thrilling book,  author, qualified surgeon and Mary?s great-nephew Wynne Weston-Davies explores the inscrutable... more...

  • Lasseter's Goldby Warren Brown

    Hachette Australia 2015; US$ 22.74

    Is there a field of gold lying in the Australian outback, where nuggets are ?as thick as plums in a pudding?? more...

  • Baudin, Napoleon and the Exploration of Australiaby Nicole Starbuck

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    This is the first in-depth study of the sojourn in Sydney made by Nicolas Baudin?s scientific expedition to Australia in 1802. Starbuck focuses on the reconstruction of the voyage during the expedition?s stay in colonial Sydney and how this sheds new light on our understanding of French society, politics and science in the era of Bonaparte. more...

  • Class and Colonialism in Antarctic Exploration, 1750?1920by Ben Maddison

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Between 1750 and 1920 over 15,000 people visited Antarctica. Despite such a large number the historiography has ignored all but a few celebrated explorers. Maddison presents a study of Antarctic exploration, telling the story of these forgotten facilitators, he argues that Antarctic exploration can be seen as an offshoot of European colonialism. more...

  • Pirate Huntersby Robert Kurson

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    The gripping true story of bitter rivalries on the high seas, a brilliant 17th-Century pirate captain, and the two adventurous men determined to find his treasure. Captained by English nobleman-turned-pirate Joseph Bannister, the Golden Fleece was a pirate ship sunk by the Royal Navy in 1686 taking with it many fortunes? worth of gold. When present-day... more...

  • The Oregon Trailby Rinker Buck

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    #1 New York Times Bestseller * #1 Indie Next Pick * Amazon and Apple Best of the Month ?Absorbing...Winning...The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr. Buck?s voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson?s comic tone in A Walk in the Woods .? ?Dwight Garner, The New York Times An epic... more...

  • The Oregon Trailby Rinker Buck

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    #1 New York Times Bestseller * #1 Indie Next Pick * Amazon and Apple Best of the Month ?Absorbing...Winning...The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr. Buck?s voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson?s comic tone in A Walk in the Woods .? ?Dwight Garner, The New York Times An epic... more...

  • The Oregon Trailby Rinker Buck

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    #1 New York Times Bestseller * #1 Indie Next Pick * Amazon and Apple Best of the Month ?Absorbing...Winning...The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr. Buck?s voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson?s comic tone in A Walk in the Woods .? ?Dwight Garner, The New York Times An epic... more...

  • Why Did Europe Conquer the World?by Philip T. Hoffman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered 84 percent of the globe. But why did Europe rise to the top, when for centuries the Chinese, Japanese, Ottomans, and South Asians were far more advanced? Why didn?t these powers establish global dominance? In Why Did Europe Conquer the World? , distinguished economic historian Philip Hoffman demonstrates... more...

  • Shackleton?s Epic: Recreating the World?s Greatest Journey of Survivalby Tim Jarvis

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    ?Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour? SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON more...