The incredible true story of one of the most extraordinary and inspirational prison breaks in Australian history.
New York, 1874. Members of the Clan-na-Gael - agitators for Irish freedom from the English yoke - hatch a daring plan to free six Irish political prisoners f... read more

The Catalpa Rescue: The Most Dramatic & Successful Prison Break in Australian History
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______________________ A richly illustrated and wonderfully eclectic collection of THE WORLD'S GREATEST SPEECHES - THE OLD, THE NEW AND THE UNSPOKEN - from the author of the international bestseller, Letters of Note.
Discover speeches that altered the course of history, like ... read more

Speeches of Note
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The first volume of John Curtin?s War was recognized as 'a landmark in Australian political biography? (The Australian) and 'remarkable? (AFR). That book ends with the fall of Singapore and a fundamental realignment of Australia?s place in the worl... read more

John Curtin's War Volume II - Triumph and Decline
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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia
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IN FEBRUARY 1534 a radical religious sect whose disciples were being persecuted throughout Europe seized the city of M nster, in the German-speaking land of Westphalia.They were convinced that they were God's Elect, specially chosen by the Almighty to be the first to ascend to Paradi... read more

New Jerusalem
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The first systematic account of Australian intelligence operations in the early 20th century offers fascinating new insights into Australian politics and international relations.

Australia's First Spies - The Remarkable Story of Australian Intelligence Operations, 1901-45
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History Day by Day presents an original perspective on over two millennia of human history through 366 quotations, one for each day of the year, including leap years. Each quotation, tied to the anniversary of a significant historical event, captures that moment with the immedia... read more

History Day by Day
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The remarkable story of Philip Owen Ayton is published for the first time, a century after the war's end.
Working on the Sydney tramways, when the call to join the fight against Germany came Philip was keen for action, and he foun... read more

Hell of a Time: An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War
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With a twist of fate - and of historical fact - Gallipoli was a military success, Australia had a female prime minister in the 1920s and Gough Whitlam chose his time to retire from the top job. In Victory on Gallipoli and Other What-i... read more

Victory on Gallipoli and Other What-ifs of Australian History
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With a foreword by James Naughtie (British radio and news presenter for the BBC). Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in thi... read more

Books that Changed History
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'An epic treasure hunt into the highways and byways of stored knowledge across faiths and continents.' John Agard, poet and playwright In The Map of Knowledge Violet Moller traces the journey taken by the ideas ... read more

The Map of Knowledge: How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found, a History in Seven Cities
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Will Hunt is an urban adventurer who has explored caves and catacombs, subway systems, and long abandoned, ghostly mines: all varieties of holes in the ground. He's tracked down people who, for one reason or another, have shared his underground fixation: each an incarnation of Hermes, ... read more

Underground
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