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Enemy
Enemy Ruth Clare
Weaving a striking personal narrative with a revelatory exploration of the effects of war, Enemy is a bold, compelling and ultimately triumphant memoir from a hugely impressive new Australian writer.
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For Love of Country
For Love of Country Anthony Hill
Anthony Hill expertly weaves military history and gripping accounts of frontline fighting into this intimate portrait of a family who sacrificed everything for their country, showing how the global conflicts of the twentieth century came home to Australia, with tragic consequences.
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Boom: The Underground History of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC
Boom: The Underground History of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC Malcolm Knox
Boom reveals the history of mining as the Australian story, for better or worse. Insightful, compellingly readable and full of extraordinary characters, it shows how mining and miners have shaped our history and gripped our imagination through boom and bust.
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The Stockmen: The Making of An Australian Legend
The Stockmen: The Making of An Australian Legend Evan McHugh
The voices of stockmen throughout the ages are woven together with McHugh's renowned expertise and keen eye for detail, to capture the epic scale of the famous cattle stations, how the industry has shaped the country and the unique pleasures of the stockman's life.
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The Nashos' War: Australia's national servicemen and Vietnam
The Nashos' War: Australia's national servicemen and Vietnam Mark Dapin
The untold story of the ordinary Australians conscripted to fight in our most controversial war, by one of our most celebrated journalists.
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History of Australia in 100 Objects
History of Australia in 100 Objects Toby Creswell
The History of Australia in 100 Objects is a fresh, accessible take on Australian history. It explores both well- and little-known stories through the objects of the time and the people who made and owned them.
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The Story of Australia’s People
The Story of Australia’s People Geoffrey Blainey
The much-anticipated second instalment of Geoffrey Blainey's history of Australia's people – his most ambitious work to date – that completes Australia's story from the Gold Rush to the present day.
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Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume II
Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume II David W. Cameron
David Cameron’s landmark, two-volume Australians on the Western Front 1918 concludes with the story of the central role Australian troops played in the final German defeat
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The Last Fifty Miles
The Last Fifty Miles Adam Wakeling
The Last Fifty Miles is the riveting account of how, when it mattered most, Australia stood up to play a critical role in one of the most decisive victories of World War One. Told with immediacy, lyricism and a clear-eyed focus by a brilliant new talent in history writing, it relives an extraordinary, neglected chapter of Australia's past.
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Young Digger
Young Digger Anthony Hill
The dark clouds returned and gathered about the boy. His eyes grew distant, and he began to tremble. He heard not only shells exploding, but the cries of dying men . . . He was stumbling over churned earth, looking into the face of an officer, bloodied red as the poppies, ripped apart in the Flanders mud . . .
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Fromelles: The Final Chapters
Fromelles: The Final Chapters Tim Lycett
This is an inspiring, heart-rending account of war, its aftermath and its effect on the lives of the lost diggers' descendants.
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World War One
World War One Laura James, Bruce Scates, Rebecca Wheatley
This is an unflinching and remarkable social history. It is an act of remembering in the face of forgetting. Telling the truth about war requires its own kind of courage.
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The Charge
The Charge David W. Cameron
The full story of the Australian victory at Beersheba secured by the Australian Light Horse – one of the last successful cavalry charges in history – to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle.
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Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume I
Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume I David W. Cameron
The compelling account of the Australian troops fighting on the Western front in March and April 1918.
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Stern Justice
Stern Justice Adam Wakeling
While the Nuremberg trials at the end of the Second World War are infamous, as are the atrocities committed by Japan in that conflict, few now remember the trials that prosecuted Japanese personnel for those crimes. Stern Justice recovers this forgotten story in a gripping, powerfully written history of an event that saw Australia emerge as a player on the stage of international law.
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