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 History

Years in the making, this spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting narrative is an unforgettable portrait of 9/11. This is a 9/11 book like no other. Masterfully weaving together multiple strands of the events in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksv... read more

Fall and Rise: the Story Of 9/11

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 History

Now in paperback, this is a new cultural history of the ghost--one of the most popular and pervasive subjects worldwide. Spanning from the medieval period to today, the book includes a wide range of artists and writers, including Hogarth, Blake, Rossetti, Shakespeare, ... read more

The Ghost - A Cultural History

Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss tells the story of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine.
 
Barry Strauss's Ten ... read more

Ten Caesars: The Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

In 1941, a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast Resistance organisation - the only woman to hold su... read more

Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler

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 History

The New Zealand Wars were a series of conflicts that profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nations history.
Fought between the Crown and various groups of Maori between 1845 and 1872, the wars touched many aspects of life in nineteenth centu... read more

New Zealand Wars | Nga Pakanga o Aotearoa

500 years after the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, Ben Lewis considers the unrivalled legacy of his art through an original biography of the ‘Salvator Mundi' (Saviour of the World) – the lost Da Vinci painting. In 2017, Leonardo Da Vinci's small o... read more

The Last Leonardo: The Making of a Masterpiece

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 History

Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

A gripping exploration of the life of the world's oldest and most famous printed book. 'The remarkable tale of "Number 45", one of the finest copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence . . . A fascinating story that touches on the origin of books, the passion of collectors, the ... read more

The Lost Gutenberg

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 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 th... read more

Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

John Douglas is the FBI's pioneer and master of investigative profiling, and one of the most exciting figures in law enforcement I've had the privilege of knowing' Patricia Cornwell `Jo... read more

The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers And Predators with the FBI's Original Mindhunter
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The incredible true story of one of the most extraordinary and inspirational prison breaks in Australian history.
New York, 1874. Members of the Clan-na-Gael - agitators for Irish freedom from the English yoke ... read more

The Catalpa Rescue: The Most Dramatic & Successful Prison Break in Australian History

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 History

On a wet afternoon in September 1938, Neville Chamberlain stepped off an aeroplane and announced that his visit to Hitler had averted the greatest crisis in recent memory. It was, he later assured the crowd in Downing Street, 'peace for our time? - a moment of theatre that was the... read more

Appeasing Hitler
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The irresistible story of Japanese cherry blossoms, threatened by a jingoistic political ideology and saved by an unknown Englishman
Collingwood Ingram, known as 'Cherry' for his defining obsession, was born in 1880 and lived until he wa... read more

'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan's Blossoms