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Holodomor - Silenced Voices of the Starved Children by Lesa Morgan (Editor); Philip Webster (Editor)
History of the Ukrainian Genocide of 1932-33, a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine.Personal stories of the Ukrainian genocide survivors.
People of the River: Australia's Earliest Settlers by Grace Karskens
A landmark history of Australia's first successful settler farming area, which was on the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. Award-winning historian Grace Karskens uncovers the everyday lives of ordinary people in the early colony, both Aboriginal and British.
Victory on Gallipoli and Other What-ifs of Australian History by Peter Stanley
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-ifs of Australian History, prominent historians contemplate how Austral ...Show more
Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia by David Hunt
Winner, 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have m ...Show more
Traitors and Spies by John Fahey
The history of Australia's intelligence operations in the early 20th century reveals the dark underside of Australian politics, including early infiltration by Russian agents, persecution of innocent civilians, and corruption, right up to the prime minister's office. Dozens of Russian anarchists, socia ...Show more
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
Category: European | Reading Level: very good
New York Times Bestseller - National Book Critics Circle Finalist - Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 - Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 - Economist Books of the Year 2015 - New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015 A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our f ...Show more
Speeches of Note by Shaun Usher
______________________ 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 NELSON MANDELA's on the day ...Show more
WINNER OF THE FRANCO-BRITISH SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE 2016 What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until - finally - renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, glamour was eve ...Show more
Northmen's Fury: A History of the Viking World by Philip Parker
"The Northmen s Fury tells the Viking story, from the first pinprick raids of the eighth century to the great armies that left their Scandinavian homelands to conquer larger parts of France, Britain and Ireland. It recounts the epic voyages that took them across the Atlantic to the icy fjords of Greenla ...Show more
Sea People - The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson
'Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan'Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude'Fascinating and satisfying' Simon Winchester, author of The Map that Changed the World. For more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remote ...Show more
Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs Mac, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend by David Dufty
All around Australia, former WRANs and navy men regard the woman they know as Mrs Mac with a level of reverence usually reserved for saints. Yet today no-one has any idea of who she was and how she rescued Australia's communication systems in World War II.