2125 books (107 pages) in this category
by Tim Flannery
In 1835 John Batman sailed up the Yarra and was astonished by the beauty of the land. It was a temperate Kakadu, teeming with wildlife and with soils rich enough to spawn pastoral empires. With the discovery of gold, the city was transformed ...
by Flannery Tim (Ed)
<i>The Birth of Sydney</i> tells the story of the founding of one of the world's greatest cities. Tim Flannery's brilliant anthology reveals Sydney's strange and secret life from its unruly beginnings as a dump for convicts to its arrival as the
by Christophe Charle
<p>Who exactly are the ‘intellectuals’? This term is so widely used today that we forget that it is a recent invention, dating from the late nineteenth century.<br /><br />In <i>Birth of the Intellectuals</i>, the renowned historian ...
by Lara Feigel
As the Second World War neared its conclusion, Germany was a nation reduced to rubble- 3.6 million German homes had been destroyed leaving 7.5 million people homeless; an apocalyptic landscape of flattened cities and desolate wastelands.<br> ...
by KEITH RAY
by Roger L. Nichols
<p>Completely updated and expanded, <i>Black Hawk and the Warrior's Path</i> is a masterful account of the life of the Sauk warrior and leader, and his impact on the history of early America.</p> <ul> <li>The period between 1760 and 1840 is ...
by GORDON LOWE
On the morning of 14 January 1975, Mrs Dorothy Whittle awoke to be faced with every mother's worst nightmare: finding her daughter had been abducted from her room and a note left downstairs demanding a ransom. Later, a recorded message comes ...
by Alexandre Dumas
Cornelius van Baerle, a respectable tulip-grower, lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But after his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in a ...
Miracles and Reason
by Mary Ann Caws
<p>This book, which includes a preface by Tom Conley, covers many aspects of Blaise Pascal?s life and work that are seldom found side by side: his religious motivations and his belief in miracles, his scientific passions, his practical savvy and
by Ed,Cansiere, Romain Gilbert
The dominating Blanc Mont Ridge complex in the Champagne region of France was home to some of the most complex German defences on the Western Front. Its heights offered artillery observation that made even approaching the ridge virtually ...
The biggest selling quiz book of 2017
by Sinclair McKay
by PENNY STARNS
As the German Luftwaffe subjected Britain's major cities and ports to unremitting waves of aerial bombardment, doctors, nurses and first aiders constantly risked their lives to give urgent treatment to the severely wounded. Over 80,000 ...
by Alex Von Tunzelmann
'This is proper history. It is illuminating to pick up this book with the twenty-first century's crises of Brexit and Iraq in mind.' Jeremy Bowen (BBC correspondent, and author of Six Days). Over sixteen extraordinary days in October and ...
A Racial Cleansing in America
by Patrick Phillips
<p><b>A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.</b></p> <p>Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African
The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X
by Johnny Smith
Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
by Greg Campbell
by BRANDON / BROOKE
Blood on the Tracks provides a murky and intriguing account of criminal activity on Britain's railways, from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century right up to the present day. Covering all varieties of crime, from the opportunistic such
by Elder Bruce
Blood on the Wattle draws together, in a single volume, most of the information about the massacres of Aboriginal people which has been recorded in books and journals. It also creates a broad-based level of awareness of the scale of the ...
by KATHRYN WARNER
In 1453, Richard, Duke of York, claimed the throne of England from his Lancastrian kinsman Henry VI, and set off a series of conflicts between rival branches of the English royal family, better known as the Wars of the Roses. Blood Roses traces ...
by Hugh Bicheno
The second volume of a rip-roaring, two-part history of England's longest and bloodiest civil war, narrated as a medieval 'game of thrones' by a master military historian. THE REAL GAME OF THRONES CONTINUES... Blood Royal is the second ...