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History

Matriarch of the criminal underworld ...or the Robin Hood of inner Sydney? The legend of Kate Leigh, Sydney's famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer, has loomed large in TV's Underbelly ... read more

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The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh
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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 retributio... read more

Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s
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 War

From the author of THE PERFECT STORM and WAR comes a book about why men miss war, why Londoners missed the Blitz, and what we can all learn from American Indian captives who refused to go home. Tribe is a look at post-traumatic stress disorder... read more

Tribe
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In 2010, 24-year-old Sydneysider Adele Dumont volunteered to teach English to men in immigration detention on Christmas Island. She didn't expect to find the work so rewarding or the people she met so interesting. So when she was off... read more

No Man is an Island
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A gritty and compelling account of the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad and its struggle to contain the violence associated with the inexorable rise of Middle Eastern organised crime in Australia. The officers of the Middle Eastern Orga... read more

The Squad
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In 1924 the grand old battle cruiser HMAS Australia I, once the pride of the nation, was sunk off Sydney Heads. She had saved Australia from a German attack in the Pacific in World War I, but ... read more

Flagship: The Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan
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Not Just For This Life is a salute and tribute to Gough Whitlam, commemorating what would have been his 100th birthday. Upon his death in October 2014 there was a national outpouring of grief and affectionate... read more

Not Just for This Life : Gough Whitlam Remembered
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1 November 2006. Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty two days later he dies, killed from the inside. The poison? Polonium; a rare, ... read more

A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia's Threat to the West
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 European

Awards:Long-listed for Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2016.

'Sicily is the key to everything' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The author of the classic book on Venice turns his sights to Sicily in this beautiful book full of maps and colour photographs. 'I discovered S... read more

Sicily: A Short History, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra
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For over 200 years Australia's official history has focused on English colonisation and 'discovery', with tales of British explorers and first generation white Australians navigating the vast and unfriendly ... read more

1787: The Lost Chapters of Australia's Beginnings
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On 21 August 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded a train in Brussels bound for Paris. We now know that he was an ISIS terrorist. Khazzani's mission was clear: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate th... read more

The 15:17 to Paris
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Can we reinvent the Lucky Country? Fifty years ago author Donald Horne described Australia as 'a lucky country run by second-rate people', adding that our leaders are mostly unaware of events that surround them. T... read more

The Lucky Country? Reinventing Australia
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How Dutch sailors found Australia and an English Pirate almost beat Captain Cook. On 15 January 1688 - almost 100 years to the day before Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Botany Bay as commander of the First Fleet - another English s... read more

Great South Land
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GHOST EMPIRE is a rare treasure - an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, realised by a master storyteller. In 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for t... read more

Ghost Empire
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Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, edu... read more

Paper: Paging Through History
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 History

Awards:Long-listed for PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2016.

Rome was first ruled by kings, then became a republic. But in the end, after conquering the world, the Republic collapsed. Rome was drowned in blood. So terrible were the civil wars that the Roman people final... read more

Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar
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Australians came to the ABC's The Killing Season in droves, their fascination with the brutal RudduGillard struggle as enduring as the saga itself. This is the book that brings you the uncut version of The Killing Season, taking y... read more

Killing Season Uncut
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'A gripping tale of royal feuds and divided kingdoms' - AMANDA FOREMAN Set in Renaissance France at the magnificent court of the Valois kings, THE RIVAL QUEEN... read more

Rival Queens: Catherine De' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite De Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom
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‘Everyone knows that some of those kids are innocent … your dilemma is not whether the kids are innocent, but which of the kids are innocent.’
 
When Cathy McLennan first steps into Townsville’s Ab... read more

Saltwater
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