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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...

  • 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...

  • Beyond Band of Brothersby Dick Winters; Cole C Kingseed

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.80

    On D-Day, Dick Winters took off with 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment and prepared to parachute into German-held north France. Ground troops landing on Utah beach were relying on Easy Company to secure one of the causeways that were vital if the troops were to get off the beaches and reach the solid ground of Normandy. The plane carrying many of... more...

  • The Ariadne Objectiveby Wes Davis

    Transworld 2014; US$ 29.52

    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...

  • Kokodaby Peter FitzSimons

    Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 32.88

    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...

  • Tank Driverby J. Ted Hartman

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    "We followed the acting company commander as his tank started up the narrow road [into Noville]. There were destroyed buildings and disabled German tanks and vehicles everywhere we looked. I was the driver of the fourth tank in the column. It was getting dark and hard to see, so I was driving with my... 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$ 14.77

    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...

  • Silver Mining and Society in Colonial Mexico, Zacatecas 1546–1700by P. J. Bakewell

    Cambridge University Press 1971; US$ 38.00

    A study of the development of Zacatecas, centre of the principal silver-mining region in Mexico. more...

  • IB 20th Century World Historyby Martin Cannon; Alexis Mamaux; Michael Miller

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 41.60

    Using a comparative approach and emphasising source evaluation skills, this course book will help students learn content and approaches that are particular to the IB syllabus. Included are the three prescribed subjects with a wealth of source material to help students understand information from different perspectives and from different time periods.... more...