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1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think

by Robert Arp

1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think is a comprehensive guide to the most interesting and imaginative thoughts from the finest minds in history. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to...


The Secret History of MI6: 1909-1949

by Keith Jeffery

"Jeffery's book is perhaps the most authentic account one will ever read about how intelligence really works." --The Washington Times

Britain 's Special Intelligence Service, commonly called MI6, is not only...


Greece--a Jewish History

by K. E. Fleming

K. E. Fleming's Greece--a Jewish History is the first comprehensive English-language history of Greek Jews, and the only history that includes material on their diaspora in Israel and the United States. The...


Shackleton's Whisky: A Spirit of Discovery: Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition, and the Rare Malt Whisky He Left Behind

by Neville Peat

A vivid account of Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition, and the cases of Mackinlay's single malt whisky that he left behind.

The incredible tale of Antarctica, malt whisky and an epic journey. Sir...


100 Mistakes that Changed History: Backfires and Blunders That Collapsed Empires, Crashed Economies, and Altered the Course of Our World

by Bill Fawcett

Collected in one volume, here are backfires and blunders that collapsed empires, crashed economies, and altered the course of the world.

From the Maginot Line to the Cuban Missile Crisis, history is filled...


The Hungry Heart: Journeys With William Colenso

by Peter Wells

Shortlisted for the NZ Post Award this fascinating, innovative biography is of a true original and significant figure in NZ's early colonisation."I love doubters: of a truly honest doubter I have great hope."...


The Captive Wife

by Fiona Kidman

A prize-winning historical novel that has become a New Zealand classic.When Betty Guard steps ashore in Sydney, in 1834, she meets with a heroine's welcome. Her survival during a four-month kidnapping ordeal...


Beneath Hill 60

by Will Davies

The story of the Australian miners and soldiers who tunnelled under Hill 60 near Ypres and eventually broke through to create a new frontline.On 7 June 1917, 19 massive mines shattered the Messines ridge near...


Anzac Fury: The Battle of Crete 1941

by Peter Thompson

From Tobruk to the Battle of Crete - the new bestseller from the author of Pacific Fury. Anzac Fury commemorates the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe when 8900 Anzac prisoners of war captured...


The Book of Secrets

by Fiona Kidman

A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu.

In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand....


When Our Jack Went to War

by Sandy McKay

A powerful and moving YA story about two brothers, one of whom goes off to fight in World War One.It’s 1917 and Jack enlists. And although 13-year-old Tom is envious of his elder brother, he soon changes his...


The Treaty: Every New Zealander's Guide to the Treaty of Waitangi

by Marcia Stenson

A clear and concise explanation of the Treaty of Waitangi for everyday readers.This book covers the history of the Treaty — from the events leading up to the signing, the signing and the Maori and English versions...


Holocaust Tours

by Julian Novitz

Holocaust Tours is funny, fierce and unafraid: a first novel that questions what history means to us now.Taking time out in the UK, Daniel meets Anita. Getting involved with her means getting involved with her...


March to the Sound of the Guns

by Ray Grover

Acclaimed novel about New Zealand at the Western Front in World War One.During World War I New Zealand shipped one hundred thousand young men halfway round the world to fight at Gallipoli and the Western Front....


Tupaia: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator

by Joan Druett

The remarkable story of Tupaia, Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator. Winner of NZ Post 2012 Best General Non-fiction Book Award. 'We are often told what great navigators ancient Polynesians were but we've seldom...


River of Blood: Tales of the Waiatoto

by John Breen

Epic adventures, survival and tragedy in New Zealand's own 'Wild West' frontier, the Waiatoto Valley.Deep into the heart of the Waiatoto Valley on the savage West Coast is New Zealand's own Wild West: a place...


The Windsor Conspiracy

by Mike Ponder

Is Prince Charles really a Windsor? Was the Queen Mother an evil manipulator? This fast-paced thiller is based on a conspiracy behind Britain’s Royal Family.Has the monarchy’s lust for power gone too far?...


The August Gales: The Tragic Loss of Fishing Schooners in the North Atlantic 1926 and 1927

by Gerald Hallowell

Three different fishing communities, three different countries, but in their pursuit of fish on the banks they would have much in common, including the terrors of the North Atlantic storms. The August Gales...


From Old Hollywood to New Brunswick: Memories of a Wonderful Life

by Charles Foster

Imagine receiving a mysterious invitation from Charlie Chaplin, doing jigsaw puzzles with Marilyn Monroe, having a heart-to-heart with Jack Kennedy, or being kissed by Greta Garbo. All of these and more are...


First Victory

by Mike Carlton

HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider, Emden.When the ships of the new Royal Australian Navy made their grand entry into Sydney Harbour in October 1913, a young nation was at peace.Under a year later Australia...