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The world we knew  by Vonney Allan

The world we knew

Vonney Allan

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"The good thing about living in New Zealand in the 1930's to the 1960's was the relatively simple, safe, and reassuring attitudes of our people. We had no choice other than to be self-sufficient and creative because of our isolation, which continues to lead us...

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Downfall  by Paul Diamond

Downfall

Paul Diamond

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"1920 New Zealanders were shocked by the news that the brilliant, well-connected mayor of genteel Whanganui had shot a young gay poet, D'Arcy Cresswell, who he thought was blackmailing him. They were then riveted by the trial that followed. Mackay was...

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Notes on resistance  by Noam Chomsky

Notes on resistance

Noam Chomsky

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"Noam Chomsky dissects the multiple crises facing humankind and the planet; and provides a road map for resistance. In this completely original set of interviews between the legendary duo of Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, the two confront topics such as the...

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Ends of war  by Caroline E. Janney

Ends of war

Caroline E. Janney

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"In this masterful work, Caroline E. Janney begins with a deceptively simple question: how did the Army of Northern Virginia disband? Janney slows down the pace of the events after Appomattox to reveal it less as a decisive end and more as the commencement of...

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Dreaming the Karoo  by Julia Blackburn

Dreaming the Karoo

Julia Blackburn

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"In spring 2020, Julia Blackburn travelled to the Karoo region of South Africa to see for herself the ancestral lands that had once belonged to an indigenous group called the /Xam. Throughout the nineteenth century the /Xam were persecuted and denied the right...

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Blood and power  by John Foot

Blood and power

John Foot

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"In the aftermath of the First World War, the seeds of fascism were sown in Italy. While the country reeled in shock, a new movement emerged from the chaos: one that preached hatred for politicians and love for the fatherland; one that promised to build a 'New...

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Hitler's girl  by Lauren Young

Hitler's girl

Lauren Young

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"This alternative history of 1930s Britain examines how fascist sympathizers in the aristocracy nearly helped authoritarianism take hold in Great Britain as it did in Italy and Germany, through secret organizations like the Right Club"--Publisher's...

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Crézy  by Michael Livingston

Crézy

Michael Livingston

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"The battle of Crécy in 1346 is one of the most famous and widely studied military engagements in history. The repercussions of this battle were felt for hundreds of years, and the exploits of those fighting reached the status of legend. Yet cutting-edge...

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Italian lessons  by Beppe Severgnini

Italian lessons

Beppe Severgnini

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"Is there an Italian way to deal with life? Can we all learn something from the Italians? Italy often arouses in Americans a unique mix of attraction and bafflement, moderate disapproval and incredible allure. From the Italians' love of poetry to an innate...

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A duty of care  by Peter Hennessy

A duty of care

Peter Hennessy

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"On 17th March 2020, the first morning of lockdown, Peter Hennessy decided to keep a 'Corona Britain' diary. The NHS had instructed him to stay at home along with 1.5 million others deemed to be especially vulnerable and his diary became an antidote to the...

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Newsroom confidential by Margaret Sullivan

Newsroom confidential

Margaret Sullivan

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"Over her four decades of working in newsrooms big and small, Margaret Sullivan has become a trusted champion and critic of the American news media. In this bracing memoir, Sullivan traces her life in journalism and how trust in the mainstream press has...

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Well of souls by K. R. Gaddy

Well of souls

K. R. Gaddy

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"An illuminating history of the banjo, revealing its origins at the crossroads of slavery, religion, and music. In an extraordinary story unfolding across two hundred years, Kristina Gaddy uncovers the banjo's key role in Black spirituality, ritual, and...

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Aerial atlas of ancient Britain  by David R. Abram

Aerial atlas of ancient Britain

David R. Abram

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"This breathtaking collection of aerial images reveals ancient monuments from all around the British Isles, as they have never been seen before: Neolithic enclosures, cairns and stone circles; Bronze Age villages, farmsteads, tombs and burial mounds; and Iron...

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Russia  by Rodric Braithwaite

Russia

Rodric Braithwaite

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"Russia is the largest country in the world, with the largest arsenal of nuclear weapons. Over a thousand years this multifaceted nation of shifting borders has been known as Rus, Muscovy, the Russian Empire, and the Soviet Union. Thirty years ago it was...

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A history of cookbooks by Henry Notaker

A history of cookbooks

Henry Notaker

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"A History of Cookbooks provides a literary and historical overview of the cookbook genre, exploring its development as an important part of food culture beginning in the Late Middle Ages. Studying cookbooks from various Western cultures and languages, Henry...

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Coins and currency by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Coins and currency

Mary Ellen Snodgrass

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"This updated second edition offers numerous entries of historical commentary on the role of coins and currency in human events, politics and the arts. A timeline of monetary history is provided along with a glossary and bibliography. Numerous photographs of...

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Reckoning with history

Reckoning with history

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" Reckoning with History brings together original essays from a diverse group of historians who consider how writing about the past can engage with the urgent issues of the present. The contributors-all former students of the distinguished Columbia University...

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Lives of the novelists by John Sutherland

Lives of the novelists

John Sutherland

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No previous author has attempted a book such as this: a complete history of novels written in the English language, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day. In the spirit of Dr. Johnson's Lives of the Poets, acclaimed critic and scholar...

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Encyclopedia of local history

Encyclopedia of local history

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"The Encyclopedia of Local History addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. This encyclopedia provides both the casual browser and the dedicated historian with adept commentary...

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Great Australian Rascals, Rogues and Ratbags by Jim Haynes

Great Australian Rascals, Rogues and Ratbags

Jim Haynes

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The bold, the bad and the slightly mad. Criminality, some say, is part of Australia's national identity, and in Great Australian Rascals, Rogues and Ratbags Jim Haynes profiles 15 larger-than-life Aussie rogues. These stories uncover the truth and expose the...

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The Mighty 747 by Jim Eames

The Mighty 747

Jim Eames

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Daughters of the North by Jennifer Morag Henderson

Daughters of the North

Jennifer Morag Henderson

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Mary, Queen of Scots' marriage to the Earl of Bothwell is notorious. Less known is Bothwell's first wife, Jean Gordon, who extricated herself from their marriage and survived the intrigue of the Queen's court. Daughters of the North reframes this turbulent...

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Mortals by Rachel E. Menzies

Mortals

Rachel E. Menzies

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The human mind can grapple with the future, visualising and calculating solutions to complex problems, giving us tremendous advantages over other species throughout our evolution. However, this capability comes with a curse. By five to ten years of age, all...

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Analogia by George Dyson

Analogia

George Dyson

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The Lowland clearances by Peter Aitchison

The Lowland clearances

Peter Aitchison

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The draw of the sea  by Wyl Menmuir

The draw of the sea

Wyl Menmuir

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" Since the earliest stages of human development, the sea has fascinated and entranced us. It feeds us, sustaining communities and providing livelihoods, but it also holds immense destructive power which can take all those away in an instant. It connects us to...

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The daughter of Auschwitz  by Tova Friedman

The daughter of Auschwitz

Tova Friedman

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"Holocaust survivor Friedman recalls her experiences in Auschwitz-Birkenau as a young child in this heartrending memoir. Born in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland, in 1938, Friedman's first memories were of life in the Jewish ghetto. Suffering starvation, disease,...

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A history of death in 17th century England by Ben Norman

A history of death in 17th century England

Ben Norman

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"A look at the constant confrontation with mortality the English experienced in a time of plague, smallpox, civil war, and other calamities. In the lives of the rich and poor alike in seventeenth-century England, death was a hovering presence, much more...

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Britain's secret defences  by Andrew Chatterton

Britain's secret defences

Andrew Chatterton

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"The narrative surrounding Britain's anti-invasion forces has often centred on 'Dad's Army'- like characters running around with pitchforks, on unpreparedness and sense of inevitability of invasion and defeat. The truth, however, is very different. Top-secret,...

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India  by T. Richard Blurton

India

T. Richard Blurton

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"An authoritative visual history of one of the world's oldest and most vibrant cultures, drawing on South Asian art and artefacts from prehistory to the present. Arranged chronologically, and abundantly illustrated with expertly selected objects, this superb...

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Pickleball for all by Rachel Simon

Pickleball for all

Rachel Simon

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"Learn everything you need to know about America's fastest-growing sport, with stories and tips from the world's top pros, the weekend warriors, and the devoted ambassadors who make up the wonderful world of pickleball." -- Back cover.

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The story of Russia  by Orlando Figes

The story of Russia

Orlando Figes

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"From "the great storyteller of Russian history", a brilliantly colored account of the myths that have shaped and reshaped Russia's identity and politics from its founding. Who were the Rus, the ancient tribe from which the Russians trace their origins? Were...

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Camilla by Angela Levin

Camilla

Angela Levin

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Bad gays by Huw Lemmey

Bad gays

Huw Lemmey

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Too many popular histories seek to establish heroes, pioneers and martyrs but as Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller argue, the past is filled with queer people whose sexualities and/or dastardly deeds have been overlooked. We all remember Oscar Wilde, but who speaks...

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Painted people by Matt Lodder

Painted people

Matt Lodder

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In 1881, a writer in the Saturday Review called tattooing 'an art without a history'. 'No-one', it went on, 'has made it the business of his life to study the development of tattooing.' Until now. Painted People is a beguiling and intimate look at an untold...

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Mr Horniman's walrus by Clare Paterson

Mr Horniman's walrus

Clare Paterson

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Mr Horniman's Walrus tells the story of the rise and fall of three generations of a remarkable and dysfunctional Victorian family - the Hornimans - exploring the lives and loves behind their extraordinary and varied legacies. Family patriarch John Horniman...

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British traitors by Gordon Kerr

British traitors

Gordon Kerr

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Capital punishment was abolished for murder in Great Britain in 1969, but remained as the punishment for high treason until as recently as 1998, demonstrating how seriously we take the crime of betraying your country. But even with the threat of the noose...

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Origins of the wheel of time by Michael Livingston

Origins of the wheel of time

Michael Livingston

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Explore never-before-seen insights into The Wheel of Time, including: - A brand-new, redrawn world map by Ellisa Mitchell using change requests discovered in Robert Jordan's unpublished notes - An alternate scene from an early draft of The Eye of the World...

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No free parking by Nicholas Boys Smith

No free parking

Nicholas Boys Smith

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From the medieval cobbles, through Dickensian iron and fog, to the neon lights and bustle of the twenty-first century, the ever-changing streets of London map out the vibrant stories, triumphs and struggles of everyone who ever called London home. From the...

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A history of treason by author National Archives (Great Britain)

A history of treason

author National Archives (Great Bri...

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The bloody history of Britain through the stories of its most notorious traitors. A History of Treason details British history from 1352 to 1946, covering major historical moments in a fascinating and innovative way, using the history of high treason and...

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The trials of life by David Attenborough

The trials of life

David Attenborough

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'This is, quite simply, the best thing I've ever done.' - Sir David Attenborough on the TV series, The Trials of Life, upon which this audiobook is based. This is the third and last of Sir David's great natural history audiobooks based on his TV series and...

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History of the Adriatic  by Egidio Ivetic

History of the Adriatic

Egidio Ivetic

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"The Adriatic is 'the small Mediterranean' – a sea within a sea, part of the Mediterranean and at the same time detached from it, a largely enclosed sea with stunning coastlines and a long history of commercial, political and cultural exchange. Silent witness...

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The Eastern Fleet and the Indian Ocean 1942-1944  by Charles Stephenson

The Eastern Fleet and the Indian Ocean 1942-1944

Charles Stephenson

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"The story of the British Eastern Fleet, which operated in the Indian Ocean against Japan, has rarely been told. Although it was the largest fleet deployed by the Royal Navy prior to 1945 and played a vital part in the theatre it was sent to protect, it has no...

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Scotland  by Murray Pittock

Scotland

Murray Pittock

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"Scotland is one of the oldest nations in the world, yet by some it is hardly counted as a nation at all. Neither a colony of England nor a fully equal partner in the British union, Scotland's history has often been seen as simply a component part of British...

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The empire's new clothes  by Philip Murphy

The empire's new clothes

Philip Murphy

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"In the wake of Brexit, the Commonwealth has been identified as an important body for future British trade and diplomacy, but few know what it actually does. How is it organised and what has held it together for so long? How important is the Queen's role as...

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Small island  by Philip Parker

Small island

Philip Parker

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"An exploration of British history and identity through the examination of 12 critical maps. A fascinating analysis of a dozen maps from critical points in British history over the last two thousand years, from the Celtic period when 'Britain' was just a...

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Tutankhamun  by Joyce A Tyldesley

Tutankhamun

Joyce A Tyldesley

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"A hundred years ago, a team of archaeologists in the Valley of the Kings made a remarkable discovery: a near-complete royal burial, an ancient mummy, and golden riches beyond imagination. The lost tomb of Tutankhamun ignited a media frenzy, propelled into...

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The Mongol storm  by Nicholas Morton

The Mongol storm

Nicholas Morton

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"The Mongol Storm is an epic account of violent conflict unfolding against the vibrant backdrop of the Seljuk Turks' magnificent garden palaces, mighty Crusader fortresses, Egyptian pyramids, Damascus' sprawling markets, and the vast Mongol wagon cities....

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The passengers  by Will Ashon

The passengers

Will Ashon

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"Between October 2018 and March 2021, Will Ashon collected voices - people talking about their lives, needs, dreams, loves, hopes and fears - all of them with some connection to the British Isles. He used a range of methods including letters sent to random...

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Hitler's winter  by Anthony Tucker-Jones

Hitler's winter

Anthony Tucker-Jones

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"The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive in the West. Launched in the depths of winter to neutralize the overwhelming Allied air superiority, three German armies attacked through the Ardennes, the weakest part of the American lines, with...

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The Norman Conquest  by Marc Morris

The Norman Conquest

Marc Morris

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"The definitive account for our times of a pivotal moment in English history. An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the...

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Net gains by Ryan O'Hanlon

Net gains

Ryan O'Hanlon

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Femina by Janina Ramirez

Femina

Janina Ramirez

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The middle ages are seen as a bloodthirsty time of Vikings, saints and kings: a patriarchal society which oppressed and excluded women. But when we dig a little deeper into the truth, we can see that the 'dark' ages were anything but. Oxford and BBC historian...

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The twilight man by Koren Shadmi

The twilight man

Koren Shadmi

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A biographical tale that follows Hollywood revolutionary Rod Serling's rise to fame in the Golden Age of Television, and his descent into his own personal Twilight Zone. PUBLICATION IN 1 VOLUME - COMPLETED WORKWe recognize him as our sharply dressed,...

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Bwana, there's a body in the bath! by Peter Whitehead

Bwana, there's a body in the bath!

Peter Whitehead

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Born in Shanghai and shipped to England as a child, Peter Whitehead then made his way to Australia, solo, at the age of 13 in 1938, in order to save his family money. Alone and working in near slave-like conditions as a farm labourer, Whitehead learned the art...

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Hudson Fysh by Grantlee Kieza

Hudson Fysh

Grantlee Kieza

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Hudson Fysh was a decorated World War I hero who not only founded Australia's national airline, Qantas, but steered it for almost half a century from its humble beginnings with two rickety biplanes to the age of the jumbo jets. One of Australia's celebrated...

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Destination Buchenwald by Colin Burgess

Destination Buchenwald

Colin Burgess

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"The harrowing story of the Allied airmen who experienced the true horrors of Nazism firsthand. It was the summer of 1944 as liberating Allied forces surged towards Paris following the D-Day landings. For a large group of downed airmen being held in that...

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Colours of London  by Peter Ackroyd

Colours of London

Peter Ackroyd

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"Celebrated novelist, biographer and critic Peter Ackroyd paints a vivid picture of one of the worlds greatest cities in this brilliant and original work, exploring how the city's many hues have come to shape its history and identity. Think of the colours of...

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Sons of war  by Paul Byrnes

Sons of war

Paul Byrnes

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"In the Second World War, thousands of Australian boys lied about their age and volunteered for a war the scale of which they could never have imagined. Like many of their fathers in the Great War, they went with their eyes wide shut: under-trained,...

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Command  by Al Murray

Command

Al Murray

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"Al Murray's passion for military history and the Second World War in particular has always been a duel passion with his comedy and was brought to the fore with several acclaimed and award winning television shows and the recent huge success of his podcast We...

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Femina  by Janina Ramirez

Femina

Janina Ramirez

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"The middle ages is seen as a bloodthirsty time of Vikings, saints and kings: a patriarchal society which oppressed and excluded women. But when we dig a little deeper into the truth, we can see that the 'dark' ages were anything but. Oxford and BBC historian...

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The good women of China  by 1958- author. Xinran

The good women of China

1958- author. Xinran

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"For eight ground breaking years, Xinran presented a radio programme in China during which she invited women to call in and talk about themselves. Broadcast every evening, Words on the Night Breeze became famous throughout the country for its unflinching...

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The twelve Caesars  by ca. 69-ca. 122. Suetonius

The twelve Caesars

ca. 69-ca. 122. Suetonius

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"As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, the scholar Suetonius had access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eyewitness accounts) to produce one of the most colourful biographical works in history. The Twelve Caesars chronicles the public...

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Chip War by Chris Miller

Chip War

Chris Miller

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Lagos  by Tim Cocks

Lagos

Tim Cocks

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"This is a frantic, mystical journey through Africa's biggest metropolis: Lagos. Going beyond the popular images of mad traffic or crowded slums, it tells of the incredible feats Lagosians must pull off to survive their broken-down city. It also reveals the...

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Legacy of violence  by Caroline Elkins

Legacy of violence

Caroline Elkins

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"A searing, landmark study of the British Empire that lays bare its pervasive use of violence throughout the twentieth century. Sprawling across a quarter of the world's land mass and claiming nearly seven hundred million people, Britain's empire was the...

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Science on ice by Veronika Meduna

Science on ice

Veronika Meduna

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In Science on Ice, award-winning science broadcaster and writer Veronika Meduna follows deep-south scientists who huddle in tents and dive under ice to study ancient mud, fat fish, migrating penguins and fossilised forests. Meduna presents us with a...

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Borderland  by Anna Reid

Borderland

Anna Reid

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"Flat, fertile, and fatally tempting to invaders, for centuries Ukraine was fought over by more powerful neighbours. Though its modern national movement dates back to the early nineteenth century, it did not win real independence until 1991, with the collapse...

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Revenge  by Michael (Lawyer) Cohen

Revenge

Michael (Lawyer) Cohen

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"When Cohen's secret payoff to porn star Stormy Daniels on behalf of Donald Trump made Cohen look like a liability to the by-then-President of the United States, the end to their decade-long relationship came swiftly-- with a knock on the door from the FBI....

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Tutankhamun's trumpet  by Toby Wilkinson

Tutankhamun's trumpet

Toby Wilkinson

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"On 26 November 1922 Howard Carter first peered into the newly opened tomb of an ancient Egyptian boy-king. When asked if he could see anything, he replied: 'Yes, yes, wonderful things.' In Tutankhamun's Trumpet, acclaimed Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes a...

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Losing Afghanistan

Losing Afghanistan

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"Why was Afghanistan lost? Can it be regained? And what happens next? This book explores the arguments for and against intervention and highlights the difficulty of establishing unity of purpose and effort in such demanding circumstances"--Publisher's...

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Of boys and men by Richard V. Reeves

Of boys and men

Richard V. Reeves

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"In the UK, suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 Boys are falling behind at school and college because the educational system is structed in ways that put them at a disadvantage. Men are struggling in the labour market because of an...

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Alice on the run by Gaspard Talmasse

Alice on the run

Gaspard Talmasse

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The true odyssey of a young child, Alice Cyuzuzo, as she traverses the roads of Zaire to seek refuge from the civil war that has struck her native Rwanda. Gitarama, in the Southern Province of Rwanda, 1994. Five-year-old Alice enjoys a peaceful childhood with...

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The book of roads and kingdoms by Richard Fidler

The book of roads and kingdoms

Richard Fidler

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"People obsessed with travel, knowledge and adventure. When Richard Fidler came across the account of Ibn Fadlan - a tenth-century Arab diplomat who travelled all the way from Baghdad to the cold riverlands of modern-day Russia - he was struck by how modern...

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The last days by Ali Millar

The last days

Ali Millar

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"It is 1982 and in the Kingdom Hall we are Jehovah's Witnesses. The state of the world shows us the end is close, and Satan is like a roaring lion, seeking to devour us. Ali Millar is waiting for Armageddon. Born into the Jehovah's Witnesses in a town in the...

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A more just future by Dolly Chugh

A more just future

Dolly Chugh

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A revolutionary, evidence-based guide for developing resilience and grit to confront our whitewashed history and build a better future--​in the vein of Think Again and Do Better.The racial fault lines of our country have been revealed in stark detail as...

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A short history of the world in 50 books by Daniel Smith

A short history of the world in 50 books

Daniel Smith

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Discover the power of the book through 50 of the most influential texts ever written - from around the world and throughout time. Books that truly did have a significant impact on world history. The book has a unique status as an emblem of human culture and...

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A 1950s childhood by Paul Feeney

A 1950s childhood

Paul Feeney

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Do you remember Pathe News? Taking the train to the seaside? The purple stains of iodine on the knees of boys in short trousers? Knitted bathing costumes? Then the chances are you were born in or around 1950. To the young people of today, the 1950s seems like...

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The founders by Jimmy Soni

The founders

Jimmy Soni

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The gripping inside story of Paypal, the company that created the digital age as we know it. Out of Paypal's ranks have come three billionaires and dozens of multi-millionaires, including household names like Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman. Paypal's...

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Colditz  by Ben MacIntyre

Colditz

Ben MacIntyre

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In a forbidding Gothic castle on a hilltop in the heart of Nazi Germany, an unlikely band of British officers spent the Second World War plotting daring escapes from their Nazi captors. Or so the story of Colditz has gone, unchallenged for 70 years. But that...

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Shrimp to whale  by Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Shrimp to whale

Ramon Pacheco Pardo

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"South Korea has a remarkable history. Born from the ashes of imperial domination, partition and a devastating war, back in the 1950s there were real doubts about its survival as an independent state. Yet South Korea endures: today it is a boisterous...

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Battles of conscience  by Tobias Kelly

Battles of conscience

Tobias Kelly

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"A ground-breaking new study brings us a very different picture of the Second World War, asking fundamental questions about ethical commitments. Accounts of the Second World War usually involve tales of bravery in battle, or stoicism on the home front, as the...

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The book of roads and kingdoms by Richard Fidler

The book of roads and kingdoms

Richard Fidler

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When Richard Fidler came across the account of Ibn Fadlan - a tenth-century Arab diplomat who travelled all the way from Baghdad to the cold riverlands of modern-day Russia - he was struck by how modern his voice was, like that of a 21st century time-traveller...

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The book of roads & kingdoms  by Richard Fidler

The book of roads & kingdoms

Richard Fidler

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"People obsessed with travel, knowledge and adventure. When Richard Fidler came across the account of Ibn Fadlan - a tenth-century Arab diplomat who travelled all the way from Baghdad to the cold riverlands of modern-day Russia - he was struck by how modern...

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The Zambezi  by M. D. D. Newitt

The Zambezi

M. D. D. Newitt

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"The Zambezi is the fourth-longest river in Africa, and one of the continent's principal arteries of movement, migration, conquest and commerce. In this book, historian Malyn Newitt quotes rarely used Portuguese sources that throw vivid light on the culture of...

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The angel of Englemere by Karen Farrington

The angel of Englemere

Karen Farrington

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Rooted by Sarah (Barrister) Langford

Rooted

Sarah (Barrister) Langford

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Mangapai 1859 to 2020  by Judy (Author of Mangapai 1859 to 2020) Lamb

Mangapai 1859 to 2020

Judy (Author of Mangapai 1859 to 2020)...

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"From 1859, families who sailed from Ireland and England, selected land at Mangapai when they arrived in Auckland to take up the offer of the Provincial Govenrment's 40-acre scheme. Later arrivals came after prospecting for gold in the South Island and Thames....

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Task Force Black  by Mark Urban

Task Force Black

Mark Urban

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"Chronicles the sustained special operations campaign under Major-General Stan McChrystal, describing how when American and British forces discovered an insurgency rather than weapons of mass destruction in Iraq they worked in secret to halt terrorist...

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The Battle of Long Tan  by Peter FitzSimons

The Battle of Long Tan

Peter FitzSimons

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"It was the afternoon of 18 August 1966, hot, humid with grey monsoonal skies. D Company, 6RAR were four kilometres east of their Nui Dat base, on patrol in a rubber plantation not far from the abandoned village of Long Tan. A day after their base had suffered...

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Inside Qatar  by John McManus

Inside Qatar

John McManus

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"An intimate portrait of life in the world's richest nation ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup. Just 70 years ago, the Gulf nation of Qatar was a backwater, reliant on pearl diving. Today it is a gas-laden parvenu with seemingly limitless wealth and ambition....

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Shadowlands  by M. R. (Matthew Robert) Green

Shadowlands

M. R. (Matthew Robert) Green

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"Britain's landscape is scarred with haunting and romantic remains; these shadowlands that were once filled with life are now just spectral echoes. Peering through the cracks of history, we find Dunwich, a medieval city plunged off a Suffolk cliff by sea...

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Showa. 1953-1989 by Shigeru Mizuki

Showa. 1953-1989

Shigeru Mizuki

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The last half of Japan's Showa era, on which this volume concentrates, was as different from the first half as day is from night. It was an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity, despite being rife with internal contradictions. At the end of this series,...

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How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less by Sarah Glidden

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

Sarah Glidden

eBook

The award-winning graphic memoir about Israel that offers more questions than answers about identity and politics.

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Showa 1944-1953 by Shigeru Mizuki

Showa 1944-1953

Shigeru Mizuki

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A sweeping yet intimate portrait of the legacy of World War II in Japan.

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