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100 Great Icons
100 Great Icons Chris Sheedy, Jenny Bond
Fascinating histories of products that have forever imprinted themselves on our cultural identity.
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1788
1788 David Hill
An extraordinary narrative history of the First Fleet, by the bestselling author of The Forgotten Children.
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1914: The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
1914: The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand Paul Ham
The assassination of Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, by a Bosnian-Serb terrorist in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914, precipitated the July crisis that brought war to Europe.
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1914: The Belgian Massacres
1914: The Belgian Massacres Paul Ham
In the early stages of World War 1 some 800,000 German troops defied Belgian neutrality and marched across the border.
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1914: The Year the World Ended
1914: The Year the World Ended Paul Ham
Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did.
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A Shorter History of Australia
A Shorter History of Australia Geoffrey Blainey
A broad, concise and inclusive vision of Australia and Australians by one our most renowned historians
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Albanese
Albanese Karen Middleton
An updated edition of the personal story behind the very public political face of Labor’s Anthony Albanese.
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American Scoundrel
American Scoundrel Tom Keneally
Murder, Love and politics in Civil War America.
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An Improbable Friendship
An Improbable Friendship Anthony David
The secret friendship between Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law and the wife of Israel’s top general
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An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?
An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians? Geoffrey Robertson
The most controversial issue still arising from the First World War – was there an Armenian Genocide?
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Antarctica
Antarctica David Day
A groundbreaking history of human interaction with Antarctica, the last continent on earth.
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Australian Battlers Remember
Australian Battlers Remember Keith Smith
From prophylactic teeth extractions, to tracking square and jumping trains, ordinary and renowned Australians share their stories of surviving the Great Depression.
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Australian Confederates
Australian Confederates Terry Smyth
IN the summer of 1865, when a Confederate warship sailed into the port of Melbourne, 42 men secretly enlisted to fight for the South in the American Civil War.
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Australian Desperadoes
Australian Desperadoes Terry Smyth
They were the Australians who made American history. In the roaring days of the 1850s California gold rush, San Francisco was the most dangerous town in America, made so by a notorious criminal gang known as the Sydney Coves.
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Back on the Wool Track
Back on the Wool Track Michelle Grattan
An intimate and eye-opening account of Michelle Grattan’s travels through ‘the wool track’ of western New South Wales
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Batavia
Batavia Peter FitzSimons
This bloody, chilling, stunning tale is "far and away the greatest story in Australia's history, if not the world's."
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Beneath Hill 60
Beneath Hill 60 Will Davies
The extraordinary little-known true story of the cat-and-mouse war waged beneath the trenches of the Western Front and the subject of a powerful new film.
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Bloodlust
Bloodlust Nick Bleszynski
The Unsavoury Tale of Alexander Pearce - The Convict Cannibal.
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Busted! The 50 Most Overrated Things In History Exposed
Busted! The 50 Most Overrated Things In History Exposed Mark Juddery
A hilarious, myth-busting romp through history.
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Caledonia Australis
Caledonia Australis Don Watson
With a new introduction from Inga Clendinnen.
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Captain Bligh's Other Mutiny
Captain Bligh's Other Mutiny Stephen Dando-Collins
The rollicking story of two powerful and colourful men and the only military coup in Australian history.
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Charlatan
Charlatan Catherine Jinks
The story of a nineteenth century court case involving Thomas Guthrie Carr, a notorious, larger-than-life character who made his living as a mesmerist, phrenologist, public speaker and some say charlatan.
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Crack Hardy
Crack Hardy Stephen Dando-Collins
Dando-Collins adroitly interweaves a compelling family history with the broader canvas of the Anzacs. Crack Hardy is a fine and important book.
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Denny Day
Denny Day Terry Smyth
Captain Edward Denny Day – the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' – was Australia’s greatest lawman, yet few have heard of him. This is his story.
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