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  • HISTORY

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      The Courtneys: A Victorian Military Family.

      The Courtneys: A Victorian Military Family.

      This history of the Courtney family details their emigration from Ireland to settle in Australia during the Gold Rush. Military service was to become a tradition carried through four generations. Through the history of the family, Austin provides...

      Was: $55.00
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      Adrift: A Secret Life of London's Waterways.

      Adrift: A Secret Life of London's Waterways.

      From deep winter to late autumn, the author and her partner journey on a canal boat exploring the English landscape in all its guises. She now calls London's canals and rivers home and her personal account takes us to places only accessible by boat as...

      Was: $27.95
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      Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany.

      Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany.

      This is a piece of history told in correspondence. Luzie, a German Jew, fled to the United States from Germany in 1938. Unlike most letters that have been found from WWII, Luzie has copies of the letters she sent as well as the responses, which has...

      Was: $49.99
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      The Fateful Year: England 1914.

      The Fateful Year: England 1914.

      It was one of the most momentous years in English history. The author attempts to capture the character, spirit and shape of it through stories and episodes that illustrate significant events and different aspects of English life at that time. Many...

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      A History of the French Revolution.

      A History of the French Revolution.

      Written 'for the general reader', and published to much acclaim in 1926, it is a pleasure to see it once more in print. When thinking of the Revolution, the guillotine, mass executions and pale aristocrats in tumbrils come at once to mind. But this shows...

      Was: $29.95
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      This Seat of Mars: War and the British Isles, 1485-1746.

      This Seat of Mars: War and the British Isles, 1485-1746.

      Carlton draws evidence from a vast range of sources as he attempts to provide a balanced overview of the effects of war on the country as a whole, against the personal experiences of battle and bloodshed during this period. There were three periods of...

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    • Eclipse: The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever.

      Eclipse: The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever.

      In 1769 the chestnut brown thoroughbred was the Winx of his day. The perfect horse's descendants include Secretariat, Phar Lap, Arkle, Nijinsky, Dubai Millennium, and all but three of the Kentucky Derby winners in the past 50 years. In fact you can go to...

      Now: $12.95
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      No Cloak, No Dagger: Allied Spycraft in Occupied France.

      No Cloak, No Dagger: Allied Spycraft in Occupied France.

      He was an SOE agent during WWII and his memoir describes the impressions of a British officer engaged in special missions in France during the German occupation. He relates the inner feelings of the defeated French, their distrust of politicians who had...

      Was: $39.99
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      Pre-Industrial Societies: Anatomy of the Pre-Modern World.

      Pre-Industrial Societies: Anatomy of the Pre-Modern World.

      Crone aims to provide students of complex pre-industrial societies an understanding of the constraints under which they operated and the uniformities to which the constraints have given rise. It attempts to tell readers what sort of patterns they should...

      Was: $32.99
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      Pocket Giants: Hannibal and Scipio.

      Pocket Giants: Hannibal and Scipio.

      In 216 BC, Hannibal destroyed an 80,000-strong Roman force in one afternoon, delivering a blow unequalled in Roman history. The Romans had no answer to Hannibal until the young Scipio volunteered to take over Rome's armies in Spain, turning Rome's...

      Was: $17.99
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      Great Tales from British History: The Downfall of Anne Boleyn.

      Great Tales from British History: The Downfall of Anne Boleyn.

      It takes us right into the middle of the story of the second wife of Henry VIII, narrating the events leading up to her death. The author lays much at Henry's door whom he calls '...immensely vain, foolish, weak, and thoroughly dishonest.' Enthralling. ...

      Was: $19.95
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      How Australia Became British: Empire and the China Trade.

      How Australia Became British: Empire and the China Trade.

      In 1785 the English East India Company needed a new harbour to replace those off-limits in the South China Sea. A Pacific base was needed to link up the Pacific Ocean approach to Canton. The obvious solution was the magnificent Botany Bay discovered by...

      Was: $39.95
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      Living with Fire: People, Nature and History in Steels Creek.

      Living with Fire: People, Nature and History in Steels Creek.

      Steels Creek is a small community in the Yarra Valley of Victoria. In the Back Saturday firestorm 10 lives and two-thirds of the houses were lost. Here are stories of how the people of this area have come to terms with the greatest elemental force...

      Was: $49.95
      Now: $9.95
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      War Report: BBC Dispatches from the Front Line, 1944-1945.

      War Report: BBC Dispatches from the Front Line, 1944-1945.

      'War Report', the landmark BBC radio program, was first broadcast after the nine o-clock news on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and provided an almost-daily chronicle to millions of listeneres of the final year of World War II. 70 years after the invasion of...

      Was: $67.99
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      Walking in Berlin.

      Walking in Berlin.

      Originally published in Germany in 1929, he captures the rhythm of Weimar-era Berlin, recording evidence of the seismic shifts shaking German culture of the time. Nearly all the pieces take the form of a walk or outing, focusing on a theme or part of the...

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