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  • The Trial of Lady Chatterley's Loverby Sybille Bedford

    Daunt Books 2016; US$ 7.99

    "When Penguin released a new, unexpurgated edition of D.H. Lawrence?s Lady Chatterley?s Lover in 1960, they were charged with the crime of publishing obscene material and made to defend the book?s literary merit in court. Thus began one of the most famous trials of the 20th century.There to take it all in was Sybille Bedford. With her trademark wit... more...

  • Nile River Gunboats 1882?1918by Angus Konstam; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    For more than 30 years the Nile river gunboat was an indispensable tool of empire, policing the great river and acting as floating symbols of British imperial power. They participated in every significant colonial campaign in the region, from the British invasion of Egypt in 1882 to the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, when Britain finally won control of... more...

  • White Mountainby Robert Twigger

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    'Robert Twigger is not so much a travel writer as a thrill-seeking philosopher' Esquire The Himalayas beckon and we go ... Some to make real journeys and others to make imaginary ones. These mountains, home to Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, Muslims, Hindus, shamans and animists, to name only a few, are a place of pilgrimage and dreams, revelation... more...

  • The Vikingsby René Chartrand; Keith Durham; Mark Harrison; Ian Heath

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emperors' bodyguard and landing on the shores of America 500 years before Columbus. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and original Osprey artwork,... more...

  • The Lusitania's Last Voyageby Charles E. Jr. Lauriat; Geoffrey Wawro

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    A first-hand account of the Lusitania ?s doomed final voyage. On May 7, 1915, the German U-boat U-20 fired a torpedo into the side of the passenger liner RMS Lusitania as it passed the Old Head of Kinsale in Ireland on its way to Liverpool, England. This act of war had a terrible tollof the 1,962 passengers and crew, 1,191 lost their lives,... more...

  • The Golden Shoreby David Helvarg

    New World Library 2016; US$ 16.95

    A captivating historic, geographic, and literary journey along California's 1,100-mile Pacific coastline more...

  • Torn in Twoby Michael Schumacher

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Dennis Hale reached the dock just in time to see the Daniel J. Morrell heading out to open waters, a 600-foot freighter that had plied the waters for sixty years, carrying ore from Minnesota?s Iron Range to steel firms around the Great Lakes. The twenty-six-year-old watchman had, quite literally, missed the boat?which meant scrambling to rejoin... more...

  • A History of Sailing in 100 Objectsby Barry Pickthall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Did you ever wonder which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who worked out how to measure distance or plot a course at sea? Or why the humble lemon rose to such prominence in the diets of sailors? Taking one hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and sailing boats, the book provides a fascinating insight... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialismby Edward Cavanagh; Lorenzo Veracini

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 240.00

    The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism examines the global history of settler colonialism as a distinct mode of domination from ancient times to the present day. It explores the ways in which new polities were established in freshly discovered ?New Worlds?, and covers the history of many countries, including Australia, New... more...

  • Hamilton Humeby Robert Macklin

    Hachette Australia 2016; US$ 17.99

    The untold story of Hamilton Hume - the Australian-born explorer who truly opened up the nation. more...