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  • Great Disasters in Australian Historyby Jonathan King

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 15.45

    From the sinking of the Waratah to the West Gate Bridge collapse to the Granville train disaster to the Black Saturday bushfires, here are twenty-three peacetime disasters that changed Australia forever. more...

  • A Concise History of Polandby Jerzy Lukowski; Hubert Zawadzki

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    Updated and expanded second edition covering Polish history, from medieval times to the present day. more...

  • A Hilltop on the Marneby Mildred Aldrich

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 8.74

    An unique civilian eye-view of the First World War, depicting, through letters, a fascinating before and after picture of a French community in disarray. What looked impossible is evidently coming to pass... I silently returned to my garden and sat down. War again! This time war close by not war about which one can read, as one reads it in the... more...

  • Krakatoaby Simon Winchester

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his code and how rubber allowed the world to talk; of Alfred Wegener, the crack-pot German explorer... more...

  • The Ariadne Objectiveby Wes Davis

    Transworld 2014; US$ 29.72

    In the bleakest years of the Second World War when it appeared that nothing could slow the advance of the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the strength of the Cretan resistance or the eccentric band of British... more...

  • The War That Ended Peaceby Margaret Macmillan

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 35.00

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review ? The Economist ? The Christian Science Monitor ? Bloomberg Businessweek ? The Globe and Mail From the bestselling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, a fascinating portrait of Europe from 1900 up to the outbreak of... more...

  • The Last Days of the Romanovsby Helen Rappaport

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    Rappaport, an expert in the field of Russian history, brings you the riveting day-by-day account of the last fourteen days of the Russian Imperial family, in this first of two books about the Romanovs. Her second book The Romanov Sisters , offering a never-before-seen glimpse at the lives of the Tsar?s beautiful daughters and a celebration of their... more...

  • Kokodaby Peter FitzSimons

    Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 32.87

    For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened and just what our troops achieved. In this bestselling book, Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in his districtive gripping style. Conditions on the track were hellish: rain was constant, the terrain close to inhospitable, food and ammunition... more...

  • The Rape of Europaby Lynn H. Nicholas

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award The real story behind the major motion picture The Monuments Men. The cast of characters includes Hitler and Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall--not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. And the story told in this superbly researched and suspenseful book is that... more...

  • The Battle For Historyby John Keegan

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.87

    Although 50 years have passed since the end of World War II, there has as yet been no definitive history of that conflict. Existing histories have raised as many questions as they answer: Did Roosevelt have foreknowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbour? Could the Allies have invaded France before 1944? Might bombing the Auschwitz railway have impeded... more...