The road to Normandy

by BBC/Bolinda Audio

This exclusive presentation uses BBC Archive eyewitness footage to movingly illustrate the events of the D-Day invasion.First-hand accounts by those who planned and took part in the Normandy landings, and eyewitness reports from BBC ...

ISBN: 9781486229017

Binding: CD-Audio

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Eaten by a Giant Clam Great Adventures in Natural Science

by Joseph Cummins

The history of natural science across its many disciplines, including zoology, botany, geology or even malacology (the study of molluscs) is often a case of truth being stranger than fiction. There are countless stirring, occasionally alarming, ...

ISBN: 9781741967531

Binding: Hardback


Goodbye Cobber, God Bless You

by John Hamilton

On August 7th, 1915, men of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade staged one of the most tragic, brave and futile charges of the First World War. Seeking to break out of the Anzac position at Gallipoli, they attempted to storm an extraordinarily strong ...

ISBN: 9780330422024

Binding: Paperback


I Want to be Alone Solitary Lives: salvation seekers, celebrity recluses, hermit poets and survivalists from the Buddha to Greta Garbo

by Barry Stone

This book looks at some of history's most fascinating recluses and remarkable loners. Some withdrew from society for religious reasons, as in the case of the hermits and ascetics who gave their lives entirely to the service of God by meditating ...

ISBN: 9781741965216

Binding: Paperback / softback


Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 The

by Clark Christopher

The moments that it took Gavrilo Princip to step forward to the stalled car and shoot dead Franz Ferdinand and his wife were perhaps the most fateful of the modern era. An act of terrorism of staggering efficiency, it fulfilled its every aim: it ...

ISBN: 9780141027821

Binding: Paperback


The Gestapo

by Carsten Dams & Michael Stolle

The Gestapo was the most feared instrument of political terror in the Third Reich, brutally hunting down and destroying anyone it regarded as an enemy of the Nazi regime: socialists, Communists, Jews, homosexuals, and anyone else deemed to be an ...

ISBN: 9780199669219

Binding: Hardback


The Poorer Nations A Possible History of the Global South

by Vijay Prashad

In The Darker Nations, Vijay Prashad provided an intellectual history of the Third World and traced the rise and fall of the Non- Aligned Movement. With The Poorer Nations, Prashad takes up the story where he left off.Since the '70s, the ...

ISBN: 9781781681589

Binding: Paperback / softback


World War Two From Above

An Aerial View of the Global Conflict

by Exisle Publishing

World War Two From Above retells the fascinating and hitherto little-known story of the battle waged by Allied and Axis spies in the skies to obtain accurate aerial intelligence during the Second World War. Featuring dozens of eye-catching aerial ...

ISBN: 9781921966507

Binding: Hardback


Alexander's Heirs

The Age of the Successors

by Edward M. Anson

Alexander’s Heirs offers a narrative account of the approximately forty years following the death of Alexander the Great, during which his generals vied for control of his vast empire, and through their conflicts and politics ultimately ...

ISBN: 9781444339628

Binding: Hardback


Bannockburn 1314

The First Battle for Independence

by Angus Konstam

The Battle of Bannockburn on the 24th June 1314 is arguably the most seminal event in Scottish history, and one of the least understood. Bannockburn is a battle that helped define the Britain we know today. Seven centuries later, ...

ISBN: 9781781312872

Binding: Hardback


Battle Castles: 500 Years of Knights and Siege Warfare

by Dan Snow

Six programmes, six castles. The book will have a chapter on each castle detailing the specifics of the castle in question, its history and an account of how it was built and the battles it faced. The book will include cutting edge CGI used in ...

ISBN: 9780007455584

Binding: Hardback



The Birth of the Tudors

by Hachette Australia

On the morning of 22 August 1485, in fields several miles from Bosworth, two armies faced each other, ready for battle. The might of Richard III's army was pitted against the inferior forces of the upstart pretender to the crown, Henry Tudor, a ...

ISBN: 9780753828946

Binding: Paperback


Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories

by Bregman Ahron

In a move that would forever alter the map of the Middle East, Israel captured the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula in 1967's brief but pivotal Six Day War. Cursed Victory is the first complete history of the war's ...

ISBN: 9780713997750

Binding: Hardback


Digger Smith and Australia's Great War Ordinary name - extraordinary stories

by Peter Stanley

Smiths were among the first men to land at Gallipoli. Smiths fought and died at Pozieres, Bullecourt and Passchendaele. Smiths were wounded - and treated by doctors and nurses named Smith. At home, Smiths penned patriotic doggerel and spoke ...

ISBN: 9781741966800

Binding: Hardback


Khaki Crims and Desperadoes

by Pan Macmillan Australia

When Australia entered World War I, volunteers swarmed to enlistment centres in their thousands. Among the recruits, however, were criminals with extensive police records - hardened men, fresh out of jail or on the run from the law, or fleeing ...

ISBN: 9781742614151

Binding: Paperback


The Bourgeois Between History and Literature

by Franco Moretti

The bourgeois ... Not so long ago, this notion seemed indispensable to social analysis; these days, one might go years without hearing it mentioned. Capitalism is more powerful than ever, but its human embodiment seems to have vanished.

ISBN: 9781781683040

Binding: Paperback / softback



Fighting the First World War

by Hachette Australia

The First World War was too big to be grasped by its participants. In the retelling of their war in the competing memories of leaders and commanders, and the anguished fiction of its combatants, any sense of order and purpose, effort and ...

ISBN: 9781408703564

Binding: Paperback


Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World

by Boyce James

ISBN: 9781863956765

Binding: Paperback


Melbourne Then and Now

by Anova

The classic series from Anova Books, Melbourne Then and Now showcases vintage pictures of the city and compares them with the views as they look today. Part of Melbourne's charm is down to the preservation of grand buildings from its days as ...

ISBN: 9781909815315

Binding: Hardback


Storm Over Kokoda Australia's epic battle for the skies of New Guinea, 1942

by Peter Ewer

Most of us have heard of the battered and muddy troops who 'saved' Australia on the Kokoda Track during the darkest hours of the Pacific war. Far fewer know of the Australian pilots and aircrew of 75 Squadron who first checked the Japanese ...

ISBN: 9781742660950

Binding: Paperback / softback