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Becoming
Becoming Michelle Obama
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.
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The Spy and the Traitor
The Spy and the Traitor Ben Macintyre
A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians.
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The History of Philosophy
The History of Philosophy A C Grayling
The first truly authoritative and accessible history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions.
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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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Homegoing
Homegoing Yaa Gyasi
A profoundly moving story on the bonds of family and history - this is Beloved for the 21st century.
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Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates
Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates Brian Kilmeade
This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America’s third president decided to stand up to intimidation.
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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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Perfect Wives In Ideal Homes
Perfect Wives In Ideal Homes Virginia Nicholson
In Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes Virginia Nicholson reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of the women who lived it. We meet factory girls and Teddy girls, students and housewives, diplomats and immigrants. 
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A Mad, Wicked Folly
A Mad, Wicked Folly Sharon Biggs Waller
Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers.
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The Siege of Tsingtao: The only battle of the First World War to be fought in East Asia: how it came about and why its aftermath is still relevant today: Penguin Specials
The Siege of Tsingtao: The only battle of the First World War to be fought in East Asia: how it came about and why its aftermath is still relevant today: Penguin Specials Jonathan Fenby
In The Siege of Tsingtao, the first of the Penguin China Specials on the First World War, celebrated historian Jonathan Fenby examines the causes of the battle, the ulterior motives for it, and the path it helped set East Asia on for decades to come.
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The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats
The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats William Geroux
This is a story of valor without glory, of the men who made sure no Allied invasion force was ever thrown back from a beachhead into the sea for want of supplies or weaponry. Merchant mariners landed at D-Day and delivered the crew of the Enola Gay to the Pacific, and when the war was over, it was Merchant Marine ships that brought the troops home. Geroux evokes in vivid, human detail a war beyond the familiar battlefields and its toll on the families back home. Unrecognized by the government, unheralded in the history books, the achievements and sacrifices of the Merchant Marine have been largely ignored – until now.
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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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The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking
The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking Paul French
An evocative account by Paul French, author of the acclaimed Midnight in Peking, of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing.
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From the Tsar's Railway to the Red Army
From the Tsar's Railway to the Red Army Mark O'Neill
It is a little known fact that during the First World War Russia received the majority of Chinese wartime labourers working overseas. Despite assurances that they would not be involved in the war, thousands of Chinese workers dug trenches and carried ammunition for troops on the Eastern Front under brutal conditions.
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The People Elsewhere
The People Elsewhere Lucas Stewart
The People Elsewhere is a vivid tableau of time and place, and an ode to the ethnic richness of Myanmar.
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