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The Valley: A Story from the Heart of the Land

by Michael McKernan

A history of rural Australia across two centuries, told through the eyes of the people who have lived and worked in a small valley in rural New South Wales.


With Healing Hands: The Untold Story of Australian Civilian Surgical Teams in Vietnam

by Gary McKay & Elizabeth Stewart

Over 450 Australian civilian professionals volunteered and went to Viet Nam during the war to help the civilian population. This is their story.


A Cargo of Women: Susannah Watson and the convicts of the Princess Royal

by Babette Smith

New edition of the bestselling history that traces the chequered story of 100 women transported together in 1829 to Sydney. Includes new information on the women and treatment of convicts, and new illustrations....


Duty First: A history of the Royal Australian Regiment

by David Horner & Jean Bou

A story of humour and courage, of professionalism, and above all dedication to duty, this is the official history of The Royal Australian Regiment.


As If God Existed: Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy

by Maurizio Viroli

Religion and liberty are often thought to be mutual enemies: if religion has a natural ally, it is authoritarianism--not republicanism or democracy. But in this book, Maurizio Viroli, a leading historian of...


The President Was Here!

by Daniel Patrick Sheehan

The President Was Here! Facts and artifacts from more than 200 years on the Lehigh Valley campaign trail


Mississippi: The Closed Society

by James W. Silver

Mississippi: The Closed Society is a book about an insurrection in modern America, more particularly, about the social and historical background of that insurrection. It is written by a Mississippian who is...


Nightmare at Scapa Flow: The Truth About the Sinking of HMS "Royal Oak"

by H. G. Weaver

Sinking the battleship HMS Royal Oak in the Royal Navy's home anchorage, with the loss of more than 800 of her crew, was Germany's first shattering blow against Britain in the 1939-45 war. Within six weeks the...


Alexander's Veterans and the Early Wars of the Successors

by Joseph Roisman

From antiquity until now, most writers who have chronicled the events following the death of Alexander the Great have viewed this history through the careers, ambitions, and perspectives of Alexander's elite...


Zaprudered: The Kennedy Assassination Film in Visual Culture

by Øyvind Vågnes

As the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination approaches, the traumatic aspects of the tragedy continue to haunt our perceptions of the 1960s. One reason for this lies in the home movie of the incident...


Censorship and Sexuality in Bombay Cinema

by Monika Mehta

India produces an impressive number of films each year in a variety of languages. Here, Monika Mehta breaks new ground by analyzing Hindi films and exploring the censorship of gender and heterosexuality in Bombay...


Enquiring History: The Russian Revolution

by Christopher Culpin

Enquiring History: It makes you think!

The OFSTED report on school history suggests that the current generation of A Level students have been poorly served by exam-based textbooks which spoon-feed students while...


Columba

by Tim Clarkson

Who was Saint Columba? How did this Irish aristocrat become the most important figure in early Scottish Christianity? In seeking answers to these questions this book examines the different roles played by the...


The Picts: A History

by Tim Clarkson

The Picts were an ancient nation who ruled most of northern and eastern Scotland during the Dark Ages. Despite their importance in Scottish history they remain shrouded in an aura of myth and misconception....


The Men of the North: The Britons of Southern Scotland

by Tim Clarkson

The North Britons are the least-known among the inhabitants of early medieval Scotland. Like the Picts and Vikings they played an important role in the shaping of Scottish history during the first millennium...


The Makers of Scotland: Picts, Romans, Gaels and Vikings

by Tim Clarkson

During the first millennium AD the most northerly part of Britain evolved into the country known today as Scotland. The transition was a long process of social and political change driven by the ambitions of...


The Dam Builders: Power from the Glens

by Jim Miller

In the 30 years between the end of World War II and 1975, the construction schemes of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board changed the face of the Highlands and brought electricity to almost the whole...


Scapa

by Jim Miller

a fascinating book, in which every reader will find something she/he never knew' – Scots Magazine 'an interesting insight into life in a naval base during two world wars' – Broadly Boats Scapa Flow, one of...


Polar Crusader: A Life of Sir James Wordie

by Michael Smith

Sir James Wordie lead arduous expeditions well into his forties, while building his reputation as an academic and mentor. He rose to be President of the Royal Geographical Society. This book captures the drama...


The Last Maasai Warriors: An Autobiography

by Wilson Meikuaya, Jackson Ntirkana & Susan McClelland

How two young Maasai tribesmen became warriors, scholars, and leaders in their community and to the world.

They are living testament to a vanishing way of life on the African savannah. Wilson and Jackson are...