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Tried by fire by William J. (William John) Bennett

Tried by fire

William J. (William John) Bennett

eAudiobook

Full of larger-than-life characters, stunning acts of bravery, and heart-rending sacrifice, Tried by Fire narrates the rise and expansion of Christianity from an obscure regional sect to the established faith of the world's greatest empire with influ...

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The passage of the damned  by Elsbeth Hardie

The passage of the damned

Elsbeth Hardie

Book

In an extraordinary move, in 1797, the British government pressed a small group of French and German prisoners of war into the New South Wales Corps, gave them firearms and placed them as guards on a ship carrying sixty-six convict women and two convict...

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Imperial endgame  by Benjamin John Grob-Fitzgibbon

Imperial endgame

Benjamin John Grob-Fitzgibbon

Book

The story of the British Empire in the twentieth century is one of decline, disarray, and despondency. Or so we have been told. In this fresh and controversial account of Britain's end of empire, the author rejects this consensus, showing instead that...

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100 days that mapped a nation  by Graeme Lay

100 days that mapped a nation

Graeme Lay

Book

October 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's first landfall in New Zealand. The One Hundred Days that Mapped a Nation celebrates this historic occasion by looking at Cook's intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that we...

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Hunt the Bismarck  by Angus Konstam

Hunt the Bismarck

Angus Konstam

Book

Hunt the Bismarck tells the story of Operation Rheinübung, the Atlantic sortie of the Nazi Germany's largest battleship in May 1941. Bismarck entered service in the summer of 1940. She was well-armed, with eight 15-inch guns as well as a powerful array...

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Armies of the Hellenistic states 323 BC to AD 30  by Gabriele Esposito

Armies of the Hellenistic states 323 BC to AD 30

Gabriele Esposito

Book

This book provides a complete and detailed analysis of the organization and equipment employed by the armies of the Hellenistic States. After Alexander the Great’s death in 323 BC, his immense Macedonian empire was divided between his ambitious generals,...

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Sir Joseph Ward by Michael Bassett

Sir Joseph Ward

Michael Bassett

eBook

Sir Joseph Ward (1856-1930) was the leading political figure during the forty-year life of the Liberal Party in New Zealand. He was a member of Ballance's first Cabinet, twice Prime Minister (1906-12 and 1928-30), and was still a Cabinet Minister at the...

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Look back harder by Allen Curnow

Look back harder

Allen Curnow

eBook

The collected critical writings of one of New Zealand's major poets and critics, covering half a century of his work. Of the thirty-eight items (reviews, essays, lectures, interviews, and letters) included, his controversial introductions to his anthologies...

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Fentanyl, Inc by Ben Westhoff

Fentanyl, Inc

Ben Westhoff

eBook

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Lost feast by Lenore Newman

Lost feast

Lenore Newman

eAudiobook

A rollicking exploration of the history and future of our favorite foods. When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the Paleolithic world or the passenger pigeon of...

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They will have to die now  by James Verini

They will have to die now

James Verini

Book

A searing narrative of the Battle of Mosul, described by the Pentagon as "the most significant urban combat since World War II." In this masterpiece of war journalism based on months of frontline reporting, National Magazine Award winner James Verini...

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The walls have ears  by Helen Fry

The walls have ears

Helen Fry

Book

A history of the elaborate and brilliantly sustained World War II intelligence operation by which Hitler's generals were tricked into giving away vital Nazi secrets. At the outbreak of World War II, MI6 spymaster Thomas Kendrick arrived at the Tower of...

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The Kremlin letters

The Kremlin letters

Book

Stalin exchanged more than six hundred messages with Allied leaders Churchill and Roosevelt during the Second World War. In this riveting volume--the fruit of a unique British-Russian scholarly collaboration--the messages are published and also analyzed...

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First to fight  by Roger Moorhouse

First to fight

Roger Moorhouse

Book

The Second World War began on 1 September 1939, when German tanks, trucks and infantry crossed the Polish border, and the Luftwaffe began bombing Poland’s cities. The Polish army fought bravely but could not withstand an attacker superior in numbers ...

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A guest of the Reich by Peter Finn

A guest of the Reich

Peter Finn

eBook

"From the co-author of The Zhivago Affair, a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award, comes the riveting story of a wealthy heiress who joined the OSS and was the only American woman in uniform to be captured by the Germans; her imprisonment...

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The golden country by Tim Watts

The golden country

Tim Watts

eBook

In The Lucky Country, Donald Horne wanted to capture 'what the huge continent was like...before it was peopled from all over Asia'. Sixty years later, we need to ask what Australia is like today, as it is being 'peopled from all over Asia', and what a...

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The yellow jersey by Peter Cossins

The yellow jersey

Peter Cossins

eBook

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We conquered all of Europe by Jeff Goulding

We conquered all of Europe

Jeff Goulding

eBook

We Conquered All of Europe: Red Odyssey II charts the re-emergence of Liverpool FC as one of the most feared and respected teams in European football. In 2015, Jurgen Klopp arrived at Anfield and set about rebuilding a sporting empire. In order to succeed...

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Hollow places by Christopher Hadley

Hollow places

Christopher Hadley

eBook

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Walks in the wild by Peter Wohlleben

Walks in the wild

Peter Wohlleben

eBook

Can you tell the difference between wolf and dog prints? Which trees are best to shelter under a storm? How do you tell a deciduous and coniferous tree apart? Bestselling author of The Hidden Life of trees, Peter Wohlleben, lets you in on the quintes...

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A tournament frozen in time by Steven Scragg

A tournament frozen in time

Steven Scragg

eBook

The Wonderful Randomness of the European Cup Winners' Cup is a homage to the awkward sibling of the European Champions' Cup and the UEFA Cup. All three major European club competitions had very distinct personalities, almost like three markedly diffe...

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The slow moon climbs by Susan Mattern

The slow moon climbs

Susan Mattern

eAudiobook

The first comprehensive look at menopause from prehistory to todayAre the ways we look at menopause all wrong? Historian Susan Mattern says yes, and The Slow Moon Climbs reveals just how wrong we have been. Taking readers from the rainforests of Paraguay...

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The compatriots by Andreĭ Soldatov

The compatriots

Andreĭ Soldatov

eAudiobook

The authors of The Red Web examine the shifting role of Russian expatriates throughout history, and their complicated, unbreakable relationship with the mother country--be it antagonistic or far too chummy.The history of Russian espionage is soaked in...

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A theory of everything (that matters) by Alister E. McGrath

A theory of everything (that matters)

Alister E. McGrath

eAudiobook

In Light of Today's Scientific Achievements, Do We Need God Anymore? Einstein's revolutionary scientific ideas have transformed our world, ushering in the nuclear age. The current pace of scientific and technological progress is simply astounding. So...

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Movies (and other things) by Shea Serrano

Movies (and other things)

Shea Serrano

eAudiobook

#1 New York Times bestselling author Shea Serrano is back, and this time it's personal. Movies (And Other Things) combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of...

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American radicals by Holly Jackson

American radicals

Holly Jackson

eAudiobook

A dynamic, timely history of nineteenth-century activists--free-lovers and socialists, abolitionists and vigilantes--and the social revolution they sparked in the turbulent Civil War era"In the tradition of Howard Zinn's people's histories, American ...

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Narrative economics by Robert J. Shiller

Narrative economics

Robert J. Shiller

eAudiobook

An audiobook narrated by esteemed BBC television journalist and anchor Susan Orman, with an introduction read by the author himself--Nobel Prize-winning economist and bestselling writer Robert ShillerIn a world in which internet troll farms attempt t...

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Stealth war by Robert Stanley Spalding

Stealth war

Robert Stanley Spalding

eAudiobook

China expert Robert Spalding reveals the shocking success China has had infiltrating American institutions and compromising our national security.The media often suggest that Russia poses the greatest threat to America's national security, but the real...

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The invention of yesterday by Mir Tamim Ansary

The invention of yesterday

Mir Tamim Ansary

eAudiobook

A sweeping global human history that describes the separate beginnings of the world's major cultural movements - Confuscianism, Islam, Judeo-Christianity and Nomadism - and the dramatic, sometimes ruinous, sometimes transformative effects of their ever...

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A secret sisterhood by Emily Midorikawa

A secret sisterhood

Emily Midorikawa

eAudiobook

Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, this book will reveal Jane Austen's bond with a family servant, the amateur playwright Anne Sharp, how Charlotte Brontë was inspired by the daring feminist Mary Taylor, t...

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The house by the lake by Thomas Harding

The house by the lake

Thomas Harding

eAudiobook

In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding travelled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a house by a lake. It had been a holiday home for her family, that she had been forced to leave as the Nazis swept to power. As he began to piece together the lives...

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Never say never by Nick Harris

Never say never

Nick Harris

eAudiobook

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Never Say Never, written and read by Nick Harris. 'The unmistakable voice of Moto GP' - Valentino RossiAs 'The Voice' of motorcycle racing for forty years, commentator Nick Harris became the biggest star...

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The Victorians by Jacob Rees-Mogg

The Victorians

Jacob Rees-Mogg

eAudiobook

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Victorians, written and read by Jacob Rees-Mogg.They built a nation. Now it's our turn.Many associate the Victorian era with austere social attitudes and filthy factories. But in this bold and provocative...

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The Russia anxiety by Mark B. Smith

The Russia anxiety

Mark B. Smith

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. Russia is an exceptional country, the biggest in the world. It is both European and exotic, powerful and weak, brilliant and flawed. Why are we so afraid of it? Time and again, we judge Russia by unique standards. We have u...

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Seven deadly sins and one very naughty fruit by Mikey Robins

Seven deadly sins and one very naughty fruit

Mikey Robins

eAudiobook

A fascinating, funny and downright bizarre survey of culinary oddities by one of Australia's most beloved comedians. In this irreverent romp through the history of food via the Seven Deadly Sins, Mikey Robins uncovers the most bizarre food-related stories...

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The real X-men by Robert Lyman

The real X-men

Robert Lyman

eAudiobook

This is the story of the midget submarines, or 'X-craft', used in British naval service during WWII. Their aim was to attach an explosive charge underneath an enemy ship to destroy the vessel. The Real X-Men tells the story of the sacrifice and heroism...

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To war with the Walkers  by Annabel Venning

To war with the Walkers

Annabel Venning

Book

This is the story of the Walkers, six siblings (including the author's grandfather) who survived Blitz, battle and internment and lived to tell the tale. This ordinary family's extraordinary experiences combine to tell a new social history of World War...

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The age of genius  by A. C. Grayling

The age of genius

A. C. Grayling

Book

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We are here  by Chris McDowall

We are here

Chris McDowall

Book

"Clustered yet scattered, we New Zealanders live across the country's physical landscapes, experiencing its varied weather and environments. We co-create its political, economic and social systems on a daily basis. Each of us has a particular view of...

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Trick mirror  by Jia Tolentino

Trick mirror

Jia Tolentino

Book

A breakout writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture with verve, deftness, and intellectual ferocity--for readers who've wondered what Susan Sontag would have been like if she had brain damage from the inte...

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Crete  by Antony Beevor

Crete

Antony Beevor

Book

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Big world of small countries  by Shammi Kapoor

Big world of small countries

Shammi Kapoor

Book

Shammi Kapoor offers advice for small countries for improving their communication, infrastructure, exports, tourism, economy, education and employment.

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The Russia anxiety by Mark B. Smith

The Russia anxiety

Mark B. Smith

eBook

Russia is an exceptional country, the biggest in the world. It is both European and exotic, powerful and weak, brilliant and flawed. Why are we so afraid of it?0 Time and again, we judge Russia by unique standards. We have usually assumed that it pos...

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The story of food

The story of food

eBook

"This glorious visual celebration of food in all its forms reveals the extraordinary cultural impact of the foods we eat, explores the early efforts of humans in their quest for sustenance, and tells the fascinating stories behind individual foods. W...

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Chaos by Tom (Journalist) O'Neill

Chaos

Tom (Journalist) O'Neill

eBook

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The last hurrah  by Graham Viney

The last hurrah

Graham Viney

Book

The year 1947 was a pivotal moment not just in the history of the Union of South Africa, but of the British Empire itself. Later that same year India gained independence and just one year later the Afrikaner Nationalist victory in South Africa would ...

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For Queen & company  by David Truesdale

For Queen & company

David Truesdale

Book

The story of those Irishmen who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their actions in The Indian Mutiny, and some other equally interesting characters.

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Ghost Writers by Sam Baltrusis

Ghost Writers

Sam Baltrusis

eBook

Sam Baltrusis, author of Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore andLegends, revisits the haunts associated with America's most beloved writers of ghost stories, including Edgar Allan Poe's enduring legacy in New York City to Nathaniel Hawthorne's ind...

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Betrayal in Berlin by Steve Vogel

Betrayal in Berlin

Steve Vogel

eBook

The astonishing true story of the Berlin Tunnel, one of the West's greatest espionage operations of the Cold War-and the dangerous Soviet mole who betrayed it.Its code name was "Operation Gold," a wildly audacious CIA plan to construct a clandestine ...

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Love anyway by Jeremy Courtney

Love anyway

Jeremy Courtney

eAudiobook

With almost two decades of working in conflict zones like Iraq and Syria, Jeremy Courtney has come face-to-face with ISIS, suffered U.S. airstrikes, spent jail time in Iraq, and had fatwas calling for his death. And yet, he's learned to love anyway. ...

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A world divided by Eric D. Weitz

A world divided

Eric D. Weitz

eAudiobook

A global history of human rights in a world of nation-states that grant rights to some while denying them to othersOnce dominated by vast empires, the world is now divided into close to 200 independent countries with laws and constitutions proclaiming...

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The Walls Have Ears by Helen Fry

The Walls Have Ears

Helen Fry

eAudiobook

A history of the elaborate and brilliantly sustained World War II intelligence operation by which Hitler's generals were tricked into giving away vital Nazi secretsAt the outbreak of World War II, MI6 spymaster Thomas Kendrick arrived at the Tower of...

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Appeasing Hitler by Tim Bouverie

Appeasing Hitler

Tim Bouverie

eAudiobook

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Appeasing Hitler by Tim Bouverie, read by John Sessions. 'Appeasing Hitler is an astonishingly accomplished debut. Bouverie writes with a wonderful clarity and we will no doubt hear a lot more of his voice...

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The aeronauts by James Glaisher

The aeronauts

James Glaisher

eAudiobook

In 1862, ambitious scientist James Glaisher set out to do the impossible: ascend higher into the skies than ever before to establish his groundbreaking research.Glaisher's death-defying journey forms the story of the major motion picture The Aeronaut...

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Dragons by Liam Byrne

Dragons

Liam Byrne

eAudiobook

Britain's rise to global dominance from the 16th century owed as much to the vision and creativity of traders, industrialists and bankers, as it did to wars of conquest fought by military men. Dragons tells the story of British business endeavours through...

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Taliban safari by Paul (Paul Thomas) Darling

Taliban safari

Paul (Paul Thomas) Darling

eAudiobook

In crisp prose and sharp detail, Darling offers a moment-by-moment account of a one-day mission to track down and kill Taliban insurgents in the Zabul Province of southeastern Afghanistan.

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Double crossed by Matthew Avery Sutton

Double crossed

Matthew Avery Sutton

eAudiobook

The untold story of the Christian missionaries who played a crucial role in the allied victory in World War II What makes a good missionary makes a good spy. Or so thought "Wild" Bill Donovan when he launched a secret new program under the Office of ...

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Opening the red door by John A. Bernbaum

Opening the red door

John A. Bernbaum

eAudiobook

After the Berlin Wall fell, a group of Christian colleges in the U.S. seized the opportunity to begin strategic faculty and student exchanges with universities inside the Soviet Union. They could not have foreseen the doors that would open next. During...

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Misfire by Bob Orkand

Misfire

Bob Orkand

eAudiobook

Misfire combines insider knowledge of U.S. Army weapons development with firsthand combat experience to tell the story of the M16--iconic as the American weapon of the Vietnam War and, indeed, as the U.S. military's standard service rifle until only a...

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Guts 'n gunships  by Mark (Mark V.) Garrison

Guts 'n gunships

Mark (Mark V.) Garrison

Book

Mark Garrison recounts his experiences from being on the short list for the draft during the Vietnam War, to signing up to be a helicopter pilot, and his tour of duty with the Crocodiles and Alligators of the 119th Assault Helicopter Company.

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World War II map by map  by Simon Adams

World War II map by map

Simon Adams

Book

A uniquely illustrated guide to the Second World War. Trace the epic history of World War 2 across the globe with more than 70 detailed maps. Includes a foreword by Peter Snow, broadcaster and historian. In this stunning visual history book, purpose-made...

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World War II infographics

World War II infographics

Book

World War II: Infographics tells the story of the great conflict through graphic design. The mass of data available about World War II has never been as large as it is now, yet it has become extraordinarily complicated to interpret it in a meaningful...

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Iran reframed  by Narges Bajoghli

Iran reframed

Narges Bajoghli

Book

An inside look at what it means to be pro-regime in Iran, and the debates around the future of the Islamic Republic. More than half of Iran's citizens were not alive at the time of the 1979 Revolution. Now entering its fifth decade in power, the Iranian...

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A year at the circus  by Jon Sopel

A year at the circus

Jon Sopel

Book

Welcome to the White House. At the heart of Washington, there is a circus. It's raucous, noisy and full of clowns. Reporting on it is a daily cacophony. Four major stories can blow up and blow out before breakfast, and political weather systems are moving...

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The Orpheus clock by Simon Goodman

The Orpheus clock

Simon Goodman

eBook

Simon Goodman's grandparents came from German-Jewish banking dynasties, and perished in concentration camps. That's almost all he knew about them -- his father rarely spoke of their family history or heritage. But when his father died, and Simon received...

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Stalingrad by David M. Glantz

Stalingrad

David M. Glantz

eAudiobook

The long awaited one-volume campaign history from the leading experts of the decisive clash of Nazi and Soviet forces at Stalingrad; an abridged edition of the five volume Stalingrad Trilogy.

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Harvey milk by Lillian Faderman

Harvey milk

Lillian Faderman

eAudiobook

Harvey Milk-eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck-was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk's assassination at the age o...

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Mad on radium by Rebecca Priestley

Mad on radium

Rebecca Priestley

Book

"Prize-winning author Rebecca Priestley reveals the alternative history of ‘nuclear New Zealand’ – a country where there was much enthusiasm for nuclear science and technology, from the first users of x-rays and radium in medicine; the young New Zeal...

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Friendly fire by G. C. (Gerald Christopher) Hensley

Friendly fire

G. C. (Gerald Christopher) Hensley

eBook

An insider account of New Zealand’s anti-nuclear policy and the unravelling of the ANZUS alliance. In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government’s anti-nuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After three...

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Patched by Jarrod Gilbert

Patched

Jarrod Gilbert

eBook

"The Devil’s Henchmen throwing Molotov cocktails at the Epitaph Riders in Christchurch’s first gang war. Prime Minister Rob Muldoon surrounded by Black Power members at the Royal Tiger Tavern in Wellington. The Magogs and the Mothers, PEP schemes and...

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Hunting the Caliphate  by Dana Pittard

Hunting the Caliphate

Dana Pittard

Book

In this vivid first-person narrative, a Special Operations Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and his commanding general give fascinating and detailed accounts of America's fight against one of the most barbaric insurgencies the world has ever seen....

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Chastise  by Max Hastings

Chastise

Max Hastings

Book

A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings. Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF's 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17...

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Invasion!  by Scott Addington

Invasion!

Scott Addington

Book

The invasion of Normandy was the most significant victory of the Allies in the Second World War. By 1944, over 2 million troops from over 12 countries were in Britain in preparation for the invasion. These forces consisted primarily of American, British...

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History revealed. Episode 88, Elizabeth beneath the mask

History revealed. Episode 88, Elizabeth beneath the mask

eAudiobook

To her people she was a creature of beauty and mother of the nation, but behind closed doors hid a queen riddled with insecurities and plagued by bouts of depression.

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Tutankhamun the boy king

Tutankhamun the boy king

eAudiobook

The discovery of the Pharaoh's tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in 1922 proved vital to uncovering the secrets of Ancient Egypt.

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History revealed. Episode 36, Wallace triumphant by Miles Russell

History revealed. Episode 36, Wallace triumphant

Miles Russell

eAudiobook

William Wallace's victory at Stirling Bridge inspired the Scots in their struggle against the overlordship of Edward I. Julian Humphrys looks at how and why it happened.

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History revealed. Episode 31, Game of thrones by Carl Watkins

History revealed. Episode 31, Game of thrones

Carl Watkins

eAudiobook

When King Henry I's son died in a tragic sinking, England descended into anarchy, as his daughter and nephew squabbled for the crown. Carl Watkins uncovers the story of England's medieval civil war.

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The extraordinary tale of William Cuffay by Julian Humphries

The extraordinary tale of William Cuffay

Julian Humphries

eAudiobook

Julian Humphrys looks at the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most crucial clashes in the American Civil War, when the fate of a nation hung in the balance

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Secrets of the deep

Secrets of the deep

eAudiobook

How did sailors live, fight and die on board the most famous Tudor ship of them all: the Mary Rose?

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Who do you think you are? Season 7, Episode 67, My ancestor was a seamstress by Adèle Emm

Who do you think you are? Season 7, Episode 67, My ancestor was a seamstress

Adèle Emm

eAudiobook

Adele Emm stitches together a history of this clothesmaking trade

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Homes & antiques. Episode 3, Design trail: John Ruskin by Eleanor O'Kane

Homes & antiques. Episode 3, Design trail: John Ruskin

Eleanor O'Kane

eAudiobook

Discover the impact of the Victorian art critic and thinker, John Ruskin, by following in his footsteps as we reveal how he inspired social reform and enhanced Britain's cultural heritage.

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Who do you think you are?. Season 3, episode 23, Taking the pledge by Roz Black

Who do you think you are?. Season 3, episode 23, Taking the pledge

Roz Black

eAudiobook

Thousands of Britons shunned 'demon drink' and went on to sign a temperance pledge in the 19th century. But it wasn't just men who led the way...

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Who do you think you are? Season 2, episode 16, Little Ireland by Caroline Scott

Who do you think you are? Season 2, episode 16, Little Ireland

Caroline Scott

eAudiobook

Caroline Scott reveals the prejudice and poverty faced by Irish migrant communities in 19th-century Britain.

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Crucible  by Charles Emmerson

Crucible

Charles Emmerson

Book

The gripping story of the years that ended the Great War and launched Europe and America onto the roller coaster of the twentieth century, Crucible is filled with all-too-human tales of exuberant dreams, dark fears, and the absurdities of chance. In ...

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1987  by Satendra P. (Satendra Pratap) Nandan

1987

Satendra P. (Satendra Pratap) Nanda...

Book

Six Nights in May is the narrative of what began on Thursday, 14th May, 1987, in the Parliament of Fiji. It was at 10.10am that a colonel staged the first coup with ten masked gunmen. He was the third-ranked officer in the Fiji Royal Military Forces,...

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The Russian Revolution  by Abraham Ascher

The Russian Revolution

Abraham Ascher

Book

"When the Bolsheviks seized power in1917 the world held its breath. Here suddenly was the first modern socialist state, a kingdom more bright that any heaven had to offer. But the dream was short lived and the following decades of internal struggle, ...

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The end of history and the last man  by Francis Fukuyama

The end of history and the last man

Francis Fukuyama

Book

With the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 the threat of the Cold War which had dominated the second half of the twentieth century vanished. And with it the West looked to the future with optimism but renewed uncertainty. The End of History and the Last Man...

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The ancient Celts  by Barry Cunliffe

The ancient Celts

Barry Cunliffe

Book

Fierce warriors and skilled craftsmen, the Celts were famous throughout the Ancient Mediterranean World. They were the archetypal barbarians from the north and were feared by both Greeks and Romans. For two and a half thousand years they have continued...

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Russia by Abraham Ascher

Russia

Abraham Ascher

eAudiobook

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Abraham Ascher offers a skillful blend of engaging narrative and fresh analysis in this concise introduction to Russian history. Newly updated on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, it covers the growin...

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The Borgias by Paul Strathern

The Borgias

Paul Strathern

eAudiobook

The Borgia family have become a byword for evil. Corruption, incest, ruthless megalomania, avarice, and vicious cruelty-all have been associated with their name. And yet, paradoxically, this family lived when the Renaissance was coming into its full ...

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Winds of change  by Peter Hennessy

Winds of change

Peter Hennessy

Book

As with his acclaimed histories of British life in the two previous decades, Never Again and Having it so Good, Peter Hennessy covers the political, economic, cultural and social aspects of a nation with inimitable wit and empathy. Harold Macmillan -...

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Partition voices  by Kavita Puri

Partition voices

Kavita Puri

Book

Dotted across homes in Britain are people who were witnesses to one of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. Yet their memory of India's partition has been shrouded in silence. Kavita Puri's father was twelve when he found himself one of...

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Through ice & fire  by Sarah Laverick

Through ice & fire

Sarah Laverick

Book

The wild and desolate expanses of Antarctica have been the setting for many famous exploits and misadventures: a place where every decision has life-or-death consequences. Legendary explorers such as Shackleton, Mawson and Scott continue to inspire to...

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The liberation of Paris  by Jean Edward Smith

The liberation of Paris

Jean Edward Smith

Book

The liberation of Paris tells the dramatic story of the Allied decision in World War II to divert from the strategic plan in order to save the City of Light from chaos and assist de Gaulle's efforts to become France's new leader even as the German general...

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The Auckland University Press anthology of New Zealand literature

The Auckland University Press anthology of New Zealand literature

eBook

"From Polynesian Mythology to the Yates' Garden Guide, from Allen Curnow to Alice Tawhai, from Jessie Mackay to Alison Wong, from Julius Vogel to Albert Wendt, from the letters of Wiremu Te Rangikaheke to the notebooks of Katherine Mansfield - Māori,...

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The making of New Zealanders by Ron Palenski

The making of New Zealanders

Ron Palenski

eBook

"[This book] is an account of how transplanted Britons and others turned themselves into New Zealanders, a distinct group of people with their own songs and sports, symbols and opinions, political traditions and sense of self. Looking at the onset of...

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A history of the Middle East  by Peter Mansfield

A history of the Middle East

Peter Mansfield

Book

Mansfield draws on his experience as a journalist and historian to explore two centuries of history in this volatile area of the world, which has been torn by conflicts, both cultural and economic, for more than 4,000 years. Rich in detail, authoritative,...

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Pogrom  by Steven J. Zipperstein

Pogrom

Steven J. Zipperstein

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Separating historical fact from fantasy, an acclaimed historian retells the story of Kishinev, a riot that transformed the course of twentieth-century Jewish history. So shattering were the aftereffects of Kishinev, the rampage that broke out in late...

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