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Trim: The Cartographer's Cat: The ship's cat who helped Flinders map Australia

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Trim: The Cartographer's Cat: The ship's cat who helped Flinders map Australia...

Matthew Flinders, Gillian Dooley, Philippa Sandall

History; Maritime history; Cats as pets; Advocate - History

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Not many ships' cats have even one memorial statue, let alone six. But Trim does, including one outside Euston Station in... [more]

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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

Anne Glenconner

Biography; Autobiography: general; Autobiography: royalty; Memoirs; Social & cultural history; Advocate - Biography

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The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and... [more]

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Meeting Saddam's Men: Looking for Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Meeting Saddam's Men: Looking for Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction

Ashton Robinson

History; Iraq War; International relations; Military intelligence; Chemical & biological weapons; Advocate - History

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A unique eye-witness account of the operations in Iraq. [more]

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Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

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Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

Max Hastings

History; European history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare

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A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings. [more]

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How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

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How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

Frank Dikotter

General & world history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Politics & government; Political leaders & leadership; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship; Advocate - Politics

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<a href="https://www.abbeys.com.au/abbeys/abbeys-rewards-club.do"><br /> </a> `Essential reading'... [more]

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This is What A Feminist Looks Like: The Rise and Rise of Australian Feminism

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This is What A Feminist Looks Like: The Rise and Rise of Australian Feminism...

Emily Maguire

History; Feminism & feminist theory; Advocate - History

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Women must quit their jobs when they marry. They are barred from trade unions and universities. Their husbands can legally... [more]

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Convict Colony: The Remarkable Story of the Fledgling Settlement That Survived Against the Odds

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Convict Colony: The Remarkable Story of the Fledgling Settlement That Survived...

David Hill

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Advocate - History

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The British plan to settle Australia was a high-risk venture. We now take it for granted that the first colony was the basis... [more]

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Men at Work: Australia's Parenthood Trap: Quarterly Essay 75

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Men at Work: Australia's Parenthood Trap: Quarterly Essay 75

Annabel Crabb

History; Society & culture: general; Politics & government

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When New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced her pregnancy, the headlines raced around the world. But when... [more]

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Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

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Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

Tom Holland

History: earliest times to present day; Religion & beliefs; Christianity

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A revisionist, controversial account of Western history, sure to be widely reviewed and debated. [more]

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The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

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The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

William Dalrymple

History; Asian history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Colonialism & imperialism; International trade

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In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces... [more]

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The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Andrew Lownie

Biography; Biography: royalty; British & Irish history; Second World War

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A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten... [more]

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The Brothers York: An English Tragedy

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The Brothers York: An English Tragedy

Thomas Penn

History; British & Irish history; Medieval history; Advocate - History

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In early 1461, a seventeen-year-old boy won a battle on a freezing morning in the Welsh marches, and claimed the crown of... [more]

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Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

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Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards...

Thomas Mayor

History; Indigenous peoples; Politics & government; Human rights & civil liberties law; Advocate - History

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An important and unique book that takes us into the lives of Indigenous people today, and offers constructive ideas about... [more]

$39.99

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The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

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The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

Orlando Figes

History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900; Ballet; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; History; European history; Social & cultural history; Advocate - History

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Vivid and insightful, this text shows how such cosmopolitan, ferment-shaped artistic traditions came to dominate world culture.... [more]

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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

A. N. Wilson

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; Advocate - History

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The magnificent and definitive biography of Prince Albert, by one of Britain's best biographers and the author of Victoria:... [more]

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Where Soldiers Lie: The Quest to Find Australia's Missing War Dead

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Where Soldiers Lie: The Quest to Find Australia's Missing War Dead

Ian McPhedran

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Military history; Advocate - History

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An Underground Guide to Sewers: or Down, Through and Out in Paris, London, New York & co.

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An Underground Guide to Sewers: or Down, Through and Out in Paris, London,...

Stephen Halliday

History; Industrialisation & industrial history; History of engineering & technology; Sewage treatment & disposal; Advocate - History

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A global guide to sewers that celebrates the magnificently designed and engineered structures beneath the world's great cities.... [more]

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The History of Philosophy

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The History of Philosophy

A. C. Grayling

Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Non-Western philosophy; Popular philosophy

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The story of philosophy is an epic tale- an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds... [more]

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Marie Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen

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Marie Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen

John Hardman

Biography: royalty; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously out of touch queen [more]

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Oblivion or Glory: 1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill

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Oblivion or Glory: 1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill

David Stafford

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

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An engaging and original account of 1921, a pivotal year for Churchill that had a lasting impact on his political and personal... [more]

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Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

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Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

Brendan Simms

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism; Geopolitics

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This gives a very different picture of Hitler, highlighting how deeply he had always reflected wider paranoid geopolitical... [more]

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War at Sea: A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century

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War at Sea: A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century...

James P. Delgado

History; Maritime history; Military history; Underwater archaeology; Naval forces & warfare

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From an author who has spent four decades in the quest for lost ships, this lavishly illustrated history of naval warfare... [more]

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Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World

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Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World

Philip Mudd

History; Espionage & secret services; Terrorism, armed struggle; Advocate - History

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A bold account of one of the most controversial and haunting initiatives in American history, Black Site tells the full story... [more]

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Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

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Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition: The American Dream and the Untold Story...

Margot Lee Shetterly

Social & cultural history; Gender studies: women; Black & Asian studies; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Hardback

Includes P.S. insights, interviews, and more. [more]

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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich

History; European history; Social & cultural history

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Alexievich charts the decline of Soviet culture and speculates on what will rise from the ashes of communism. Alexievich gives... [more]

$15.00

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