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Pale rider by Laura Spinney

Pale rider

Laura Spinney

eAudiobook

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Last mission to Tokyo  by Michel (Lawyer) Paradis

Last mission to Tokyo

Michel (Lawyer) Paradis

Book

A narrative account of the Doolittle Raids of World War II traces the daring Raiders attack on mainland Japan, the fate of the crews who survived the mission, and the international war crimes trials that defined Japanese-American relations and changed...

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Forgotten peoples of the ancient world  by Philip Matyszak

Forgotten peoples of the ancient world

Philip Matyszak

Book

The ancient world saw the birth and collapse of great civilizations. In mainstream history the Classical world is dominated by Greece and Rome, and the Biblical world is centred on the Hebrews. Yet the roughly four-and-a-half thousand years (4000 BC-AD...

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Rescued from the ashes by Leokadia Schmidt

Rescued from the ashes

Leokadia Schmidt

eBook

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Treasures of world history  by Peter Snow

Treasures of world history

Peter Snow

Book

A spirited examination of world history, told through 50 key documents, by two celebrated historians and journalists. With a wealth of experience between them on political, social, cultural and military history, and today's current affairs, Peter Snow...

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Civilization

Civilization

Book

Discover how humans created their world from the objects they left behind from the US Constitution to the first iPhone, in DK's latest history book. From the beginning of human history, the one thing that has defined us is our talent for making things,...

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Imperial China  by Tony Allan

Imperial China

Tony Allan

Book

From the clans and legends of prehistory to the last Qing emperor, this book brings China's imperial history to life through its pivotal events, political forces, and powerful people, in a stunning collaboration between British and Chinese publishing...

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Killing Crazy Horse by Bill O'Reilly

Killing Crazy Horse

Bill O'Reilly

Large Print

"The bloody Battle of Tippecanoe was only the beginning. It’s 1811 and President James Madison has ordered the destruction of Shawnee warrior chief Tecumseh’s alliance of tribes in the Great Lakes region. But while General William Henry Harrison would...

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The phoenix years by Madeleine. author. O'Dea

The phoenix years

Madeleine. author. O'Dea

eAudiobook

The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface-the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ...

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The improv by Budd Friedman

The improv

Budd Friedman

eAudiobook

In 1963, thirty-year-old Friedman-who had recently quit his job as a Boston advertising executive and returned to his hometown of New York to become a theatrical producer-opened a coffee house for Broadway performers called the Improvisation. His goal'...

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The first iron lady by Matthew. author. Dennison

The first iron lady

Matthew. author. Dennison

Audio CD

History has forgotten Caroline of Ansbach, yet in her lifetime she was compared frequently to Elizabeth I and considered by some as 'the cleverest queen consort Britain ever had'. The intellectual superior of her buffoonish husband George II, Caroline...

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James Patterson by Joan G. Kotker

James Patterson

Joan G. Kotker

eBook

Since the publication and cinematic success of 1992's Along Came a Spider, James Patterson seems to have taken up permanent residence on the bestseller lists. In the ensuing decade, his hit detective novels, with memorable nursery rhyme titles like Cat...

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Flashpoints by George Friedman

Flashpoints

George Friedman

eAudiobook

"A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade) with a bold thesis about coming conflict in the world, this provocative work examines the geopolitical...

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City at the centre

City at the centre

Book

City at the Centre tells the story of a small town carved out of the bush that once cloaked the Manawatu plains, whose growth was driven by the railway that runs through it, by farming, by defence and by Massey University. From Maori history and earl...

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Superpower interrupted  by Michael Schuman

Superpower interrupted

Michael Schuman

Book

We in the West routinely ask: "What does China want?" The answer is quite simple: the superpower status it always had, but briefly lost. In this colorful, informative story filled with fascinating characters, epic battles, influential thinkers, and d...

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People of the river  by Grace Karskens

People of the river

Grace Karskens

Book

A landmark history of Australia's first successful settler farming area, which was on the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. Award-winning historian Grace Karskens uncovers the everyday lives of ordinary people in the early colony, both Aboriginal and British....

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On our doorstep  by Craig Collie

On our doorstep

Craig Collie

Book

'I can't understand the mentality of the Australian people. One day they are in a panic about the war and the next they want more race meetings.' - John Curtin. By March 1942, the Japanese had steamrolled through Malaya, laid siege to Singapore, and ...

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Second best  by Ben Pobjie

Second best

Ben Pobjie

Book

History is always written by the winners and about the winners. But what about the poor souls lurking in the shadows of history, the ones who were just as remarkable but perhaps didn't stick their chests out as they crossed the line? In SECOND BEST,....

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Love in the Blitz  by Eileen Alexander

Love in the Blitz

Eileen Alexander

Book

With the intimacy and wit of a Second World War Bridget Jones, Eileen Alexander offers a portal into life during the Blitz: - The sex, joys and cruelties of young love - for Eileen with a man who had just inadvertently involved her in a car crash, for...

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World War II : Volume II, From Operation "Husky" to the Japanese surrender, 1943-45  by R. J. Overy

World War II : Volume II, From Operation "Husky" to the Japanese surrender, 1943-45

R. J. Overy

Book

Contains dozens of specially commissioned maps and specially photographed items of ephemera. Published to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (May 2020) and Victory in Japan Day (August 2020), this is an outstanding concise history...

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World War II from above  by Julian Thompson

World War II from above

Julian Thompson

Book

Written by a highly decorated soldier and leading military history expert, this is an innovative, richly detailed and visually stunning overview of history's most destructive conflict. World War II from Above offers a never-before-seen combination of...

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Egyptologists' notebooks  by Chris Naunton

Egyptologists' notebooks

Chris Naunton

Book

For centuries the beguiling ancient ruins of Egypt have provided an endless source of fascination for explorers, antiquarians, treasure hunters and archaeologists. All, from the very earliest travellers, were entranced by the beauty and majesty of th...

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Sicily '43  by James Holland

Sicily '43

James Holland

Book

This is the story of the biggest seaborne landing in history. Codenamed Operation HUSKY, the Allied assault on Sicily on 10 July 1943 remains the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted in world history, landing more men in a single day than at any ...

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Crucible of command by William C. Davis

Crucible of command

William C. Davis

eAudiobook

A dual biography of two iconic leaders: how they fought a bloody, brutal war then forged a lasting peace that fundamentally changed our nation. They met in person only four times, yet these two men determined the outcome of the Civil War and cast com...

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Battle cry of freedom by James M. McPherson

Battle cry of freedom

James M. McPherson

eBook

"Now featuring a new Afterword by the author, this handy paperback edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom is without question the definitive one-volume history of the Civil War.James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates...

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Blood and oil  by Bradley Hope

Blood and oil

Bradley Hope

Book

Thirty-five-year-old Mohammed bin Salman's sudden rise stunned the world. Political and business leaders such as former Prime Minister Tony Blair and WME Chairman Ari Emmanuel flew out to meet with the Crown Prince and came away convinced that his desire...

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Rag and bone  by Lisa Woollett

Rag and bone

Lisa Woollett

Book

A brilliantly written combination of family memoir, social history and nature writing. From relics of Georgian empire-building and slave-trading, through Victorian London's barged-out refuse to 1980s fly-tipping and the pervasiveness of present-day p...

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Britain 1940  by Anton Rippon

Britain 1940

Anton Rippon

Book

On New Year's Day 1940, the people of Britain looked back on the first four months of the Second World War with a sort of puzzled unease. Wartime life was nothing like what they had imagined. Unlike the First World War there was no fighting on the We...

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Jerusalem  by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Jerusalem

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Book

The story of Jerusalem is the story of the world. Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilisations. How did this small, remote...

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Washington's revolution by Robert Middlekauff

Washington's revolution

Robert Middlekauff

eBook

Presents a portrait of the formative years that shaped the first American President and offers detailed psychological insights into his beliefs, passions and patriotism.

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Washington's circle by David Stephen Heidler

Washington's circle

David Stephen Heidler

eBook

A group portrait of America's first President and the men who served with him to create the office shares insights into their personalities and the consequences of Washington's decision to heed or disregard specific advice.

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Warriors don't cry by Melba Beals

Warriors don't cry

Melba Beals

eBook

In 1957 Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board Education, she was one of nine teenagers chosen to int...

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Visiting Rwanda by Dervla Murphy

Visiting Rwanda

Dervla Murphy

eBook

Between April and July 1994, the tiny Central African state of Rwanda experienced unprecedented carnage as more than three-quarters of a million people, mostly minority Tutsi, were killed in a carefully planned genocide. In January 1997 Dervla Murphy...

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Weed by James author. Borrowdale

Weed

James author. Borrowdale

eBook

"In 'Weed,' journalist James Borrowdale dives in deep to understand why, meeting a fascinating cross-section of New Zealand along the way, a nineteenth-century nun who allegedly grew pot, a bystander to the Mr. Asia syndicate, a convicted heroin dealer...

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The indifferent stars above by Daniel James Brown

The indifferent stars above

Daniel James Brown

eBook

A chronicle of the mid-nineteenth-century wagon train tragedy draws on the perspectives of one of its survivors, Sarah Graves, recounting how her new husband and she joined the Donner party on their California-bound journey and encountered violent perils,...

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History buff's guide to the Presidents by Thomas R. Flagel

History buff's guide to the Presidents

Thomas R. Flagel

eBook

Did you know that Warren G. Harding played poker in the White House at least once a week? Or that Richard Nixon was a Quaker? The history buff's guide to the Presidents takes a peek behind the scenes, revealing everything you ever wanted to know about...

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The Zanzibar chest by Aidan Hartley

The Zanzibar chest

Aidan Hartley

eBook

Recounts the author's childhood in Africa, his experiences as a reporter, and his family's history as colonists in British settlements, examining the legacy colonialism left on their lives and on the lives of those they encountered.

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The ultimate Harry Potter and philosophy

The ultimate Harry Potter and philosophy

eBook

"The Ultimate Harry Potter: Hogwarts for Muggles, is a fresh and distinctive report on the great ideas in the series. All the authors of these chapters have had the advantage of thinking through their chosen issues, and writing up their conclusions after...

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The first tycoon by T. J Stiles

The first tycoon

T. J Stiles

eBook

A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism. We see Vanderbilt help to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corpora...

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The complete naturalist by Nick Baker

The complete naturalist

Nick Baker

eBook

"Nick Baker's fascination with the natural world began at an early age, inspired by Gerald and Lee Durrell's classic book The Amateur Naturalist. His The Complete Naturalist is an up-to-date, practical introduction to observing, understanding, and...

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Hoax  by Brian Stelter

Hoax

Brian Stelter

Book

The urgent and untold story of the collusion between Fox News and Donald Trump from the New York Times bestselling author of Top of the Morning. While other leaders were marshaling resources to combat the greatest pandemic in modern history, President...

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The Shepherd's Bush murders by Nick Russell-Pavier

The Shepherd's Bush murders

Nick Russell-Pavier

eAudiobook

The crime, the criminals, the victims and their families. And the biggest manhunt by British police... Jack Witney served 25 years in prison although he shot no one and was released on appeal, only to be murdered in his Bristol flat a few years later....

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The storm before the calm  by George Friedman

The storm before the calm

George Friedman

Book

An illuminating, provocative new book by the master geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Next 100 Years- with a new Australian foreword about COVID-19. George Friedman turns to the future of the United States, predicting...

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Eat the Buddha  by Barbara Demick

Eat the Buddha

Barbara Demick

Book

Set in Aba, a town perched at 12,000 feet on the Tibetan plateau in the far western reaches of China that has been the engine of Tibetan resistance for decades, Eat the Buddha tells the story of a nation through the lives of ordinary people living in...

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Stories of hope by Heather Morris

Stories of hope

Heather Morris

eAudiobook

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is one of the bestselling books of the 21st Century. Now, in this essential companion, Heather Morris presents an inspiring manual for life, with a series of tales of the remarkable people she has met, the incredible stories...

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Dear reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink

Dear reader

Cathy Rentzenbrink

eAudiobook

For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out. When tragedy struck, books kept her afloat. Eventually they...

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Love game by Elizabeth Wilson

Love game

Elizabeth Wilson

eBook

Tennis is defined by its head games, its demands for physical prowess, and its plethora of outsized personalities. It mixes chess and dance, intellectual geometry and aesthetic joy. People who love tennis love it like few others love other sports. Some...

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Battle on 42nd Street by Peter Monteath

Battle on 42nd Street

Peter Monteath

Large Print

"At what point does the will to survive on the battlefield give way to bloodlust? The battle for Crete was at once the most modern and the most ancient of wars. For a week Australian and New Zealand forces were relentlessly hammered from the skies by...

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Instructions for New Zealanders

Instructions for New Zealanders

Book

In 1864 politician John Gorst wrote: "Every country has some staple manufacture, and there can be no doubt that laws are the staple manufacture of New Zealand." And so New Zealanders ended up with a welter of rules, regulations, edicts, recommendations...

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The Bronski house by Philip Marsden

The Bronski house

Philip Marsden

eBook

In the summer of 1992, accompanied by Philip Marsden, the exiled poet Zofia Hinska stepped into the Belorussian village where she had spent her childhood. The Bronski House is in part the remarkable story of what she found. It is also the story of her...

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On all fronts by Clarissa Ward

On all fronts

Clarissa Ward

eAudiobook

"On All Fronts takes the reader on a riveting journey of storytelling. . . From Russia to China to Syria, [she] navigate[s] the most intense of human experiences while finding the tools to stay emotional."--Lynsey Addario, author of It's What I Do: A...

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How to read nonfiction like a professor by Thomas C. Foster

How to read nonfiction like a professor

Thomas C. Foster

eAudiobook

The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, and consumers of media.We live...

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The COVID chronicles  by Paul Little

The COVID chronicles

Paul Little

Book

The dramatic story of New Zealand's response to a global pandemic. For the first time in history, on 15 March 2020 the New Zealand government closed the country's borders. What followed was a story unprecedented in almost every way imaginable. Featur...

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Marbles and mangoes = Mapu moe mango  by Sione Tapani Mangisi

Marbles and mangoes = Mapu moe mango

Sione Tapani Mangisi

Book

"This is a dual English Tongan language book where Sione Tapani Mangisi shares some of his memories about growing up in Tonga in the nineteen fifties. His topic is marbles, a children's game popular when he was young. The book describes how games were...

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Moth and wasp, soil and ocean by Sigrid Schmalzer

Moth and wasp, soil and ocean

Sigrid Schmalzer

eBook

Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean tells its story through the memories of a farm boy who, inspired by Pu Zhelong, became a scientist himself.

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Marxism by Rupert. author. Woodfin

Marxism

Rupert. author. Woodfin

eBook

"Beautiful new edition of a classic comic-book introduction to Marxist thought. Karl Marx was one of the most influential thinkers of the late 19th century, inspiring revolutions and colossal political upheavals that have radically transformed the lives...

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M by Henry Hemming

M

Henry Hemming

eAudiobook

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audio edition of M: Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spymaster by Henry Hemming, read by the author.Maxwell Knight was a paradox. A jazz obsessive and nature enthusiast (he is the author of the definitive...

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Growing pains by Gwynne Dyer

Growing pains

Gwynne Dyer

eBook

"We are now living in a world where Brexit and Trump are daily realities. But how did this come about? And what does it mean for the future? Populism and ultra-nationalism brought about the rise of Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930s. Now, as Trump sits...

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Blood moon by John Sedgwick

Blood moon

John Sedgwick

eAudiobook

An astonishing untold story from America's past--a sweeping, powerful, and necessary work of history that reads like Gone with the Wind for the Cherokee. Blood Moon is the story of the century-long blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs from the...

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The splendid and the vile  by Erik Larson

The splendid and the vile

Erik Larson

Book

The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a startlingly fresh portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had alr...

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Action Park by Andy Mulvihill

Action Park

Andy Mulvihill

eBook

"The outlandish, hilarious, terrifying, and almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary, dangerous amusement park where millions were entertained and almost as many bruises were sustained, told through the eyes of the founder's son Often call...

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Tomorrow will be a good day by Tom Moore

Tomorrow will be a good day

Tom Moore

Large Print

At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, ninety-nine-year-old WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore began walking laps of his garden to raise £1000 for the NHS. By the time of his 100th birthday, he'd reached £32 million and captured the hearts of the nation....

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Blind descent by James M. Tabor

Blind descent

James M. Tabor

eBook

"The deepest cave on earth was a prize that had remained unclaimed for centuries, long after every other ultimate discovery had been made. This is the story of the men and women who risked everything to find it, earning their place in history beside the...

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Speaking for myself by Sarah Huckabee. Sanders

Speaking for myself

Sarah Huckabee. Sanders

eBook

A candid, riveting account of the Trump White House, on the front lines and behind the scenes. Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House Press Secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. A trusted confidante of the President, Sanders...

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Phenomenal and wicked  by John (John A. B.) Crawford

Phenomenal and wicked

John (John A. B.) Crawford

Book

Reviews historical reporting of the number of NZ ANZAC troops present at Gallipoli.

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All the Kremlin's men by Mikhail Zygarʹ

All the Kremlin's men

Mikhail Zygarʹ

eAudiobook

All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Based on an unprecedented series of interviews with Vladimir Putin's inner circle, this book presents a radically different view of power and politics in ...

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A life of crime by Harry Ognall

A life of crime

Harry Ognall

eAudiobook

A frank and witty memoir of life at the Bar and on the Bench, from former High Court Judge The Hon. Sir Harry Ognall. For many years, Harry Ognall enjoyed a formidable reputation as an advocate at the criminal Bar. As counsel, and later as judge, he ...

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Mussolini's War : Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse, 1935-1943 by John Gooch

Mussolini's War : Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse, 1935-1943

John Gooch

eBook

It is hard to imagine a finer account, both of the sweep of Italy's wars, and of the characters caught up in them' Caroline Moorhead, The Guardian0From an acclaimed military historian, the definitive account of Italy's experience of the Second World ...

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The billionaire's vinegar by Benjamin Wallace

The billionaire's vinegar

Benjamin Wallace

eBook

It was the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold. In 1985, a 1787 bottle of Château Lafite Bordeaux--one of a cache unearthed in a bricked-up Paris cellar and supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson--sold at auction for $156,000. The discoverer of the...

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The Battle for Britain by Anthony J Cumming

The Battle for Britain

Anthony J Cumming

eBook

"The Battle for Britain is a provocative reinterpretation of both British air and naval power from 1909 to 1940. Anthony Cumming challenges the view that the Battle of Britain was a decisive victory won solely by the Royal Air Force through independe...

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A naturalist at large by Bernd Heinrich

A naturalist at large

Bernd Heinrich

eBook

"From the acclaimed scientist and writer, essays collected for the first time in book form, on ravens and other birds, insects, trees, elephants, and more: once again 'passionate observations [that] superbly mix memoir and science.'(New York Times)"-...

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The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict by James Belich

The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict

James Belich

Book

The New Zealand Wars is a powerful revisionist history. Revealing the enormous tactical and military skill of Maori, and the inability of the 'Victorian interpretation of racial conflict' to acknowledge those qualities, this account of the New Zealand...

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The price of peace by Zachary D. Carter

The price of peace

Zachary D. Carter

eAudiobook

"An important, resonant, and memorable portrait" (Jon Meacham) of world-changing economist John Maynard Keynes and the transformative ideas that outlived him "A brilliantly wrought, beautifully written life of one of the most captivating intellects of...

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Wandering in Strange Lands by Morgan Jerkins

Wandering in Strange Lands

Morgan Jerkins

eAudiobook

One of Buzzfeed's 24 New Books We Couldn't Put Down "One of the smartest young writers of her generation."?Book Riot From the acclaimed cultural critic and New York Times bestselling author of This Will Be My Undoing?a writer whom Roxane Gay has hailed...

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The next great migration by Sonia Shah

The next great migration

Sonia Shah

eAudiobook

A prize-winning journalist upends our centuries-long assumptions about migration through science, history, and reporting--predicting its lifesaving power in the face of climate change.The news today is full of stories of dislocated people on the move....

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The Jakarta method by Vincent Bevins

The Jakarta method

Vincent Bevins

eAudiobook

The hidden story of the wanton slaughter - in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world - backed by the United States. In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians. This was one of...

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Tiger Battalion 507

Tiger Battalion 507

Book

'May the army of millions of dead of all nations bear witness to humanity for the hope that future generations may learn to discard war as the best way to resolve their differences.' - Helmut Schneider. This is the little-known story of Heavy Panzer ...

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Australia's greatest escapes  by Colin Burgess

Australia's greatest escapes

Colin Burgess

Book

A collection of stories about the most dangerous aspect of the Australian prisoner of war experience - escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their captors; men who tunnelled to freedom, crawled by...

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The world aflame  by Dan Jones

The world aflame

Dan Jones

Book

The epic, harrowing and world-changing story – in words and colourized images – of global conflict from the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the obliteration of Hiroshima by the dropping of the first atom bomb. The World Aflame will embrace...

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How to survive in Ancient Egypt  by Charlotte Booth

How to survive in Ancient Egypt

Charlotte Booth

Book

Imagine you were transported back in time to Ancient Egypt and you had to start a new life there. How would you fit in? Where would you live? What would you eat? Where would you go to have your hair done? Who would you go to if you got ill, or if you...

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King Arthur  by Tony Sullivan

King Arthur

Tony Sullivan

Book

The book is an investigation of the evidence for King Arthur based on the earliest written sources rather than later myths and legends. The evidence is laid out in a chronological order starting from Roman Britain and shows how the legend evolved and...

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The jersey by Peter Bills

The jersey

Peter Bills

eAudiobook

The phenomenal International Number One BestsellerWith exclusive interviews with Richie McCaw, Steve Hansen, Beauden Barrett and Dan Carter, The Jersey is the first definitive story behind the greatest sports team on the planet. 'Extremely well writt...

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Korea by Michael Pembroke

Korea

Michael Pembroke

eBook

The Korean peninsula has had a troubled history but nothing quite compares with the tragedy of its American-inspired division in the 20th century; the war that inexorably followed; or the permanent conflict that has ensued. Michael Pembroke's timely book...

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Dancing with the King by Michael Belgrave

Dancing with the King

Michael Belgrave

eBook

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Hollywood wants to kill you by Rick (Television presenter) Edwards

Hollywood wants to kill you

Rick (Television presenter) Edwards

eAudiobook

Asteroids, killer sharks, nuclear bombs, viruses, deadly robots, climate change, the apocalypse - why is Hollywood so obsessed with death and the end of the world? And how seriously should we take the dystopian visions of our favourite films? With wi...

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Liar's circus  by Carl Hoffman

Liar's circus

Carl Hoffman

Book

In this work of daring and immersive contemporary anthropology, Carl Hoffman, who has written about the most dangerous and remote corners of the world, journeys deep inside Donald Trump’s rallies seeking to understand the strange and powerful tribe that...

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Italian life  by Tim Parks

Italian life

Tim Parks

Book

There is no world for whistle-blower in Italian, though you can absolutely chiudere un'occhio (turn a blind eye). In all areas of public life – community, education, employment – your connections are everything. From the bestselling author of Italian...

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Fallout  by Lesley M. M. Blume

Fallout

Lesley M. M. Blume

Book

In the days following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US had begun a secret propaganda campaign to celebrate these weapons as the ultimate peacekeepers — hiding...

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All against all  by Paul Jankowski

All against all

Paul Jankowski

Book

A narrative history, cinematic in scope, of a process that was taking shape in the winter of 1933 as domestic passions around the world colluded to drive governments towards a war few of them wanted and none of them could control. All Against All is the...

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The strange case of "The Angels of Mons" by Richard Bleiler

The strange case of "The Angels of Mons"

Richard Bleiler

eBook

"World War I began disastrously for the English when the Germans routed them at Mons, Belgium, on August 23 and 24, 1914. This history of The Angels of Mons controversy for the first time collects and annotates Arthur Machen's work and responses it i...

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Terra Australis by Matthew Flinders

Terra Australis

Matthew Flinders

eBook

First published in two-volumes in 1814, this is the enthralling account of the circumnavigation of Australia, by the man who gave our country its name. Edited and introduced by Tim Flannery, Terra Australis is a vital step toward a new understanding of...

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Scottish story trails by William (William T.) Steven

Scottish story trails

William (William T.) Steven

eBook

Scotland's landscape was, and is, unquestionably distinct, as are the renowned writers it has produced. Tobias Smollett was the first Scottish writer to rhapsodise about the beauties of his native land in The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, when his n...

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Franci's war by Franci Epstein

Franci's war

Franci Epstein

eBook

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Hazelwood by Tom Doig

Hazelwood

Tom Doig

eBook

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Who ate the first oyster?  by Cody Cassidy

Who ate the first oyster?

Cody Cassidy

Book

In this book, writer Cody Cassidy digs deep into the latest research to uncover the untold stories of some of these incredible innovators (or participants in lucky accidents). With a sharp sense of humor and boundless enthusiasm for the wonders of our...

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Atomic salvation  by Tom Lewis

Atomic salvation

Tom Lewis

Book

So did not the atomic weapons bring about a great peace? Since the initial grateful acknowledgement of the success of the A-bomb attacks in ending World War II, there has been a steady reversal of opinion and sentiment: from a first hearty appreciation...

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