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 History

A soldier falls asleep on duty and is threatened with being court-martialled. An officer lies in mud, fighting for his life and the life of his men. A young man walks across Waterloo Bridge, explosives in his rucksack, heart pounding. In this powerfully moving book, Faulks shows u... read more

War Vintage Minis
$9.99(NZD) inc GST

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 History

'Brilliant. A timely reminder of the fragility of democracy and the dangers of extreme nationalism.' Nikolaus Wachsmann, author of KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps 'Intelligent, well-informed... intriguing.' The Times 'In this post-truth, alternative-facts American... read more

Death Of Democracy

Named Best Book of the Year by theFinancial Times, theEconomistand theAtlantic In this definitive history of the modern Arab world, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan draws extensively on five centuries of Arab sources to place the Arab experience... read more

The Arabs: A History - Revised and Updated Edition
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Anyone who loves history, science, art, or classic tales of adventure will be enthralled by the journeys of Captain James Cook and his intrepid crews. Three epic voyages took them to South America, the Southern Ocean,... read more

The Voyages of Captain James Cook: The Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Voyages

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FACT CRIME SHORTLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTION 'A riveting true story of greed, serial murder and racial injustice' JON KRAKAUER 'A fiercely entertaining mys... read more

Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

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 History

Cook's great voyages marked the end of an era in world history. As he sailed into Hawaii in January 1778 he made contact with the last of the human civilizations to grow up independently of the rest of the world. But equally for the Polynesians and Melanesia... read more

Discoveries: The Voyages of Captain Cook
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Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is a... read more

Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed prot... read more

Inglorious Empire What the British Did to India

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 History

* Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize * 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Wall Street Journal Best Book of... read more

Janesville: An American Story

'A brilliant and disturbing analysis, which should be read by anyone wishing to understand the political crisis currently engulfing the world' YUVAL NOAH HARARI author of SAPIENS
 
The past is another country, the old saying goes. The sam... read more

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

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 History

In Carter Beats the Devil, Glen David Gold subjects the past to the same wondrous transformations as the rabbit in a skilled illusionist's hat. Gold's debut novel opens with real-life magician Charles Carter executing a particularly grisly trick, using President Warren G. Hardin... read more

Carter Beats the Devil

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 History

The previously untold story of New Zealand’s iconic railway houses, of which more than 3,700 are dotted around the New Zealand landscape. As New Zealand Railways pushed the rail network about New Zealand, opening new country for development, a challenge presented it... read more

Railway Houses of New Zealand
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