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  • ANCIENT PATHS : DISCOVERING THE LOS MAP OF CELTIC EUROPE
    ANCIENT PATHS : DISCOVERING THE LOS MAP OF CELTIC EUROPE
    ROBB GRAHAM
    ISBN: 9780330531511
    Title: ANCIENT PATHS : DISCOVERING THE LOS MAP OF CELTIC EUROPE
    Author: ROBB GRAHAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the award-winning author of THE DISCOVERY OF FRANCE and PARISIANS The dazzling new book from the bestselling author Graham Robb contains a discovery that will transform your understanding of pre-Roman Europe.

    Graham Robb's new book will change the way you see European civilization. Inspired by a chance discovery, Robb became fascinated with the world of the Celts: their gods, their art, and, most of all, their sophisticated knowledge of science. His investigations gradually revealed something extaordinary: a lost map, of an empire constructed with precision and beauty across vast tracts of Europe. The map had been forgotten for almost two millennia and its implications were astonishing. Minutely researched and rich in revelations, The Ancient Paths brings to life centuries of our distant history and reinterprets pre-Roman Europe. Told with all of Robb's grace and verve, it is a dazzling, unforgettable book.

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ANCIENT ROME : FROM ROMULUS TO JUSTINIAN
    ANCIENT ROME : FROM ROMULUS TO JUSTINIAN
    MARTIN THOMAS R
    ISBN: 9780300198317
    Title: ANCIENT ROME : FROM ROMULUS TO JUSTINIAN
    Author: MARTIN THOMAS R
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Encompassing the period from Rome's founding in the eighth century BC through Justinian's rule in the sixth century AD, the author offers a distinctive perspective on the Romans and their civilization by employing fundamental Roman values as a lens through which to view both their rise and spectacular fall.

    Imprint: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    RRP: $27.99
    Price: $27.99
  • ANTIPODES : IN SEARCH OF THE SOUTHERN CONTINENT
    ANTIPODES : IN SEARCH OF THE SOUTHERN CONTINENT
    STALLARD AVAN JUDD
    ISBN: 9781925377323
    Title: ANTIPODES : IN SEARCH OF THE SOUTHERN CONTINENT
    Author: STALLARD AVAN JUDD
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent is a new history of an ancient geography. It reassesses the evidence for why Europeans believed a massive southern continent existed, and why they advocated for its discovery.

    When ships were equal to ambitions, explorers set out to find and claim Terra Australis said to be as large, rich and varied as all the northern lands combined. Antipodes charts these voyages voyages both through the imagination and across the High Seas in pursuit of the mythical Terra Australis. In doing so, the question is asked: how could so many fail to see the realities they encountered? And how is it a mythical land held the gaze of an era famed for breaking free the shackles of superstition?

    That Terra Australis did not exist that didn’t stop explorers pursuing the continent to its Antarctic obsolescence, unwilling to abandon the promise of such a rich and magnificent land till it was stripped of every ounce of value it had ever promised. In the process, the southern continent an imaginary land became one of the shaping forces of early modern history.

    Imprint: MONASH UNIVERSITY PRESS
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • ANZAC DAY THEN AND NOW : AUSTRALIAS UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL DAY
    ANZAC DAY THEN AND NOW : AUSTRALIAS UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL DAY
    FRAME TOM [ED]
    ISBN: 9781742234816
    Title: ANZAC DAY THEN AND NOW : AUSTRALIAS UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL DAY
    Author: FRAME TOM [ED]
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Peter Stanley, Jeffrey Grey, Carolyn Holbrook, Ken Inglis, Tom Frame and others explore the rise of Australia’s unofficial national day.

    Does Anzac Day honour those who died pursuing noble causes in war? Or is it part of a campaign to redeem the savagery associated with armed conflict? Do the rituals of 25 April console loved ones? Or reinforce security objectives and strategic priorities? Contributors explore the early debate between grieving families and veterans about whether Anzac Day should be commemorated or celebrated, the effect of the Vietnam War, popular culture’s reflection on the day and our political leaders’ increasing profile in public commemorations.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ANZAC MEMORIES : LIVING WITH THE LEGEND
    ANZAC MEMORIES : LIVING WITH THE LEGEND
    THOMSON ALISTAIR
    ISBN: 9781921867583
    Title: ANZAC MEMORIES : LIVING WITH THE LEGEND
    Author: THOMSON ALISTAIR
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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    Imprint: MONASH UNIVERSITY PRESS
    RRP: $34.95
    Price: $34.95
  • ANZACS DIRTY DOZEN : 12 MYTHS OF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY
    ANZACS DIRTY DOZEN : 12 MYTHS OF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY
    STOCKINGS CRAIG [ED]
    ISBN: 9781742232881
    Title: ANZACS DIRTY DOZEN : 12 MYTHS OF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY
    Author: STOCKINGS CRAIG [ED]
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $34.99
    Price: $34.99
  • APACHE WARS : THE HUNT FOR GERONIMO THE APACHE KID AND THE CAPITVE BOY WHO STARTED THE LONGEST WAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY
    APACHE WARS : THE HUNT FOR GERONIMO THE APACHE KID AND THE CAPITVE BOY WHO STARTED THE LONGEST WAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY
    HUTTON PAUL ANDREW
    ISBN: 9780770435813
    Title: APACHE WARS : THE HUNT FOR GERONIMO THE APACHE KID AND THE CAPITVE BOY WHO STARTED THE LONGEST WAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY
    Author: HUTTON PAUL ANDREW
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the tradition of "Empire of the Summer Moon, "a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white invaders blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout, Apache Kid. In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. This is Mickey Free's story, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O. O. Howard, George Crook, and Nelson Miles; the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, Tom Jeffords, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands--a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction.

    Imprint: CROWN PUBLISHING
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • APHRODITE AND THE RABBIS
    APHRODITE AND THE RABBIS
    VISOTZKY BURTON L
    ISBN: 9781250085764
    Title: APHRODITE AND THE RABBIS
    Author: VISOTZKY BURTON L
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Hard to believe but true:

    - The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet
    - The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers
    - Synagogue buildings were Roman basilicas
    - Hellenistic rhetoric professors educated sons of well-to-do Jews
    - Zeus-Helios is depicted in synagogue mosaics across ancient Israel
    - In Israel there were synagogues where the prayers were recited in Greek.

    Historians have long debated the (re)birth of Judaism in the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple cult by the Romans in 70 CE. What replaced that sacrificial cult was at once something new, even as it also sought to preserve what little it could of the old Israelite religion.

    Arguing that its transformation from a Jerusalem-centered cult to a world religion was made possible by the Roman Empire, Rabbi Burton Visotzky presents Judaism as a distinctly Roman religion. Full of fascinating detail from the daily life and culture of Jewish communities across the Hellenistic world, Aphrodite and the Rabbis will appeal to anyone interested in the development of Judaism, religion, history, art and architecture.

    Imprint: ST MARTINS PRESS
    RRP: $36.99

    Price: $36.99
  • ARABS : A HISTORY
    ARABS : A HISTORY
    ROGAN EUGENE
    ISBN: 9780718196783
    Title: ARABS : A HISTORY
    Author: ROGAN EUGENE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The history of the Arab world is a story of colonization, war and resistance but also rich creativity, encompassing a diverse area from Morocco to Iraq. Eugene Rogan's acclaimed book traces five hundred years of tumultuous history, from the Ottoman conquests to today's world, drawing on accounts of politicians, poets, intellectuals and ordinary people to tell this story through the eyes of the Arab men and women who lived it.

    'An outstanding, gripping and exuberant narrative, full of flamboyant character sketches, witty asides and magisterial scholarship.' Simon Sebag Montefiore, Financial Times

    'Strikingly vivid and authoritative . . .He is a master of Arab sources.' Max Hastings, Sunday Times

    'Brilliant . . . Mixing academic rigour with a lively narrative style, The Arabs is required reading.' Anthony Sattin, Spectator

    'A beautifully created tour d'histoire . . . If you want to understand who the modern Arabs are and how their relationship with the western world has evolved, you will not find a better book.' Kishwer Falkner, Prospect

    'Outstanding on all levels, an essential guide for understanding the modern history of the Arabs and their future.' Akbar Al-Adab (Literature News, Cairo)

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ARCANUM
    ARCANUM
    GLEESON JANET
    ISBN: 9780553506921
    Title: ARCANUM
    Author: GLEESON JANET
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Imprisoned in a fairy-tale castle and under constant threat of execution by his ruthless captor an 18th century apothecary struggled to realize the alchemist's dream. His name was Johann Frederick Bottger. But instead of transforming base metal into gold he was to discover the formula for something even more exotic and elusive, a substance so precious it was known as 'white gold'. And it was a formula for which others were prepared to lie, cheat, steal and even kill to possess. This was the remarkable backdrop to one of the most strange and compelling episodes in European cultural and scientific history; a tale of genius and greed, of demonic cruelty and exquisite beauty, of the best and worst of which man is capable - it is the true story of the invention of European porcelain.

    Imprint: BANTAM
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ARCTIC LABYRINTH : THE QUEST FOR THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE
    ARCTIC LABYRINTH : THE QUEST FOR THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE
    WILLIAMS GLYN
    ISBN: 9780141037158
    Title: ARCTIC LABYRINTH : THE QUEST FOR THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE
    Author: WILLIAMS GLYN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For centuries British navigators dreamt of finding the Northwest Passage - the route over the top of North America that would open up the fabulous wealth of Asia to British merchants. We know now that, while several such passages exist, during the period of the search by sailing vessels they were choked by impassable ice. But this knowledge was slowly won, as expedition after expedition, under the most terrible conditions, slowly filled in the sailors' patchy and sometimes fatally misleading charts.

    Arctic Labyrinth tells this extraordinary story with great skill and brilliance. From the tiny, woefully equipped ships of the first Tudor expeditions, to the icebreakers and nuclear submarines of the modern era, Glyn Williams describes how every form of ingenuity has been used to break through or try to get round the nightmarish ice barriers set in a maze of sterile islands. The heroism, folly and horror of these voyages seem almost unbelievable, with entire ships crushed, mass starvation, epics of endurance - and all in pursuit of a goal that ultimately proved futile.

    Williams's book is both an important work of exploration and naval history, and a remarka

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.95

    Price: $24.95
  • ARDENNES 1944 : Hitler's Last Gamble
    ARDENNES 1944 : Hitler's Last Gamble
    BEEVOR ANTONY
    ISBN: 9780241975152
    Title: ARDENNES 1944 : Hitler's Last Gamble
    Author: BEEVOR ANTONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2017 NEW RELEASE

    On 16 December 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes on the Belgian/German border. Although Hitler's generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. The Ardennes offensive, with more than a million men involved, became the greatest battle of the war in western Europe.

    In January 1945, when the Red Army launched its onslaught towards Berlin, the once-feared German war machine was revealed to be broken beyond repair. The Ardennes was the battle which finally broke the Wehrmacht.

    'Antony Beevor, one of the finest narrative military historians now writing, is a master of revealing vignettes.' The New York Times

    'If there's one thing that sets Beevor apart from other historians - beyond his gifts as a storyteller - it's because he is not afraid to look at the most uncomfortable, even frightening subjects, but does so in a way that does not threaten the reader. There's rarely a judgmental note to his writing. It's like having Virgil there to lead you through the underworld: he doesn't leave you stranded amid the horror, but leads you back out again, a wiser person for having undergone the journey.' Keith Lowe in The Daily Telegraph

    'Indispensable.' David Aaronovitch, The Times

    'The best military prose of our era.' El País

    'A wonderfully compelling follow-up to D-Day. No one has recounted it better than Beevor. His gripping, beautifully written narrative moves seamlessly from the generals' command posts to the privates in their snow-covered foxholes, and confirms him as the finest chronicler of war in the business.' Saul David, Observer

    'Enthralling.' Daily Mail

    'An exemplary picture of the misery and horror of this most appalling conflict, in which more than a million men fought in conditions comparable to those on the eastern Front. This is history as it should be written.' Spectator

    'Another perfectly judged episode of the second world war, a worthy companion to the works that made Beevor's name. Yet again, he has shown that he has the gift of alchemy.' Roger Moorhouse in the Financial Times



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • ARMAGEDDON : THE BATTLE FOR GERMANY 1944-45
    ARMAGEDDON : THE BATTLE FOR GERMANY 1944-45
    HASTINGS MAX
    ISBN: 9781447288749
    Title: ARMAGEDDON : THE BATTLE FOR GERMANY 1944-45
    Author: HASTINGS MAX
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The stunning bestseller from one of Britain's most highly regarded military historians.

    One of the greatest military feats during the Second World War was the transformation of the German force's activities in the weeks following the battles in Holland and the German border, where the Allies had finally inflicted the greatest catastrophes of modern war on them. Somehow the Germans found the strength to halt the Allied advance in its tracks and to prolong the war to 1945. This book is the epic story of those last eight months of the war in northern Europe.

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ARMY OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC : From the Regal Period to the Army of Julius Caesar
    ARMY OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC : From the Regal Period to the Army of Julius Caesar
    SAGE MICHAEL M
    ISBN: 9781783463794
    Title: ARMY OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC : From the Regal Period to the Army of Julius Caesar
    Author: SAGE MICHAEL M
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    From the moment its last king was expelled (traditionally in 753) the Roman republic had to fight for its very survival. Centuries of almost continuous warfare saw Rome's armies evolve in response to a wide variety of threats which were met with mixed fortunes though always with ultimate success. As defence of the homeland turned to territorial expansion, Roman forces also had to adapt to sustained campaigns in varied terrain and climates, not to mention the changes in the Roman republic itself. Michael Sage traces the development of the republic's army from its foundation (having first set the context of their regal antecedents), down to the time of its most famous leader, Julius Caesar. The transition from clan-based forces, through the 'Servian' levy and the development of the manipular and cohortal legion is examined along with the associated weapons, tactics and operational capabilities. We see how the legions shaped up against the challenges of successive enemies from the Celts and Samnites, the Carthaginians and the hitherto-dominant Hellenistic armies show more.

    Imprint: PEN AND SWORD
    RRP: $54.99

    Price: $54.99
  • ARSENIC CENTURY : HOW VICTORIAN BRITIAN WAS POISONED AT HOME WORK AND PLAY
    ARSENIC CENTURY : HOW VICTORIAN BRITIAN WAS POISONED AT HOME WORK AND PLAY
    WHORTON JAMES C
    ISBN: 9780199605996
    Title: ARSENIC CENTURY : HOW VICTORIAN BRITIAN WAS POISONED AT HOME WORK AND PLAY
    Author: WHORTON JAMES C
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Arsenic is rightly infamous as the poison of choice for Victorian murderers. Yet the great majority of fatalities from arsenic in the nineteenth century came not from intentional poisoning, but from accident. Kept in many homes for the purpose of poisoning rats, the white powder was easily mistaken for sugar or flour and often incorporated into the family dinner. It was also widely present in green dyes, used to tint everything from candles and candies to curtains, wallpaper, and clothing (it was arsenic in old lace that was the danger). Whether at home amidst arsenical curtains and wallpapers, at work manufacturing these products, or at play swirling about the papered, curtained ballroom in arsenical gowns and gloves, no one was beyond the poison's reach. Drawing on the medical, legal, and popular literature of the time, The Arsenic Century paints a vivid picture of its wide-ranging and insidious presence in Victorian daily life, weaving together the history of its emergence as a nearly inescapable household hazard with the sordid story of its frequent employment as a tool of murder and suicide. And ultimately, as the final chapter suggests, arsenic in Victorian Britain was very much the pilot episode for a series of environmental poisoning dramas that grew ever more common during the twentieth century and still has no end in sight.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ART OF SCIENCE : NICOLAS BAUDINS VOYAGERS 1800 - 1804
    ART OF SCIENCE : NICOLAS BAUDINS VOYAGERS 1800 - 1804
    FORNASIERO JEAN
    ISBN: 9781743054277
    Title: ART OF SCIENCE : NICOLAS BAUDINS VOYAGERS 1800 - 1804
    Author: FORNASIERO JEAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It was one of the most lavishly equipped scientific expeditions ever to leave Europe. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, French navigator Nicolas Baudin led two ships carrying 22 scientists and more than 230 officers and crew on a three-and-a-half-year voyage to the 'Southern Lands', charting coasts, studying the natural environment and recording encounters with indigenous peoples. Inspired by the Enlightenment's hunger for knowledge, Baudin's expedition collected well in excess of 100,000 specimens, produced more than 1500 drawings and published the first complete chart of Australia. Baudin's artists, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit, painted a series of remarkable portraits of Aboriginal people and produced some of the earliest European views of Australian fauna. An integral part of the French scientific project, these exquisite artworks reveal the sense of wonder this strange new world inspired.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
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