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  • The Second World Warby Antony Beevor

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    A magisterial, single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian. The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the... more...

  • Bill the Bastardby Roland Perry

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    An epic yarn based on the true story of a great Australian war horse who rode with bravery and valour at Gallipoli, the desert campaigns of Egypt, and Palestine. more...

  • Tiny Beautiful Thingsby Cheryl Strayed

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 7.28

    Rich with humour, insight, compassion - and absolute honesty - Tiny Beautiful Things is a balm for everything life throws our way, administered by the author of the New York Times -bestselling memoir, Wild Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you, you lose a family member, you can't pay the bills. But it can be pretty great, too:... more...

  • The Pity Of War Explaining World War Iby Niall Ferguson

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 24.00

    A landmark work of history. An explosive and argumentative new book that rewrites our most basic assumptions about the causes and consequences of the First World War. more...

  • Flying into the Flames of Hellby Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 9.99

    The book contains twenty-three stirring accounts of what life flying as air-crew in World War Two was really like. The writers are a mixed bunch of pilots, navigators and gunners who flew medium and heavy bombers or Mosquitoes. It conveys the terror of being coned by German searchlights over the target, attacks by Luftwaffe night-fighters, catastrophic... more...

  • Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolveby Ian Morris; Stephen Macedo; Margaret Atwood; Christine M. Korsgaard; Richard Seaford; Jonathan D. Spence; Stephen Macedo

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris, author of the best-selling Why the West Rules?for... more...

  • The Last Mughalby William Dalrymple

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95

    In this evocative study of the fall of the Mughal Empire and the beginning of the Raj, award-winning historian William Dalrymple uses previously undiscovered sources to investigate a pivotal moment in history. The last Mughal emperor, Zafar, came to the throne when the political power of the Mughals was already in steep decline. Nonetheless, Zafar?a... more...

  • Conquering the Skyby Larry E. Tise

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 11.99

    The nail-biting account of the Wright brothers' secret flights at Kitty Hawk and their unexpected rise to fame. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenicsby Alison Bashford; Philippa Levine

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 52.99

    Eugenic thought and practice swept the world from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century in a remarkable transnational phenomenon. Eugenics informed social and scientific policy across the political spectrum, from liberal welfare measures in emerging social-democratic states to feminist ambitions for birth control, from public health campaigns... more...

  • Schindler's Arkby Thomas Keneally

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; Not Available

    In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland and who was transformed by the war into... more...