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 land. But what of the millennia before the ... read more
Thomas Keneally's widely acclaimed three volume history of the Australian people from origins to Vietnam gave us a robust, vibrant and page-turning narrative that brought to life the vast range of characters who have formed the Australian national story. Here these volu... read more
The first systematic account of Australian intelligence operations in the early 20th century offers fascinating new insights into Australian politics and international relations.
The bestselling author of The Australian Moment asks the most important question confronting the country right now - how do we maintain our winning streak? Most nations don't get a first chance to prosper. Australia is on its second. For the best part of the nineteenth centur... read more
The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero BARNEY GREATREX - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter.
A school and university cadet in Sydney, Barney Greatrex signed up for RAF Bomber Command in 1941, eager to get straight into the very centre of the ... read more
New Zealand's Pakeha origin as a bolt-hole for convicts escaping Australia, a place where former convicts joined whaling and sealing gangs, and where sea captains thumbed their noses at the law, has been quietly forgotten. It has become a hidden part of our past, ... read more
Forgotten Women is a brand-new series, which will uncover the lost histories of the women who, over thousands of years, have refused to accept the hand they were dealt, and have changed the course of our futures forever. Forgotten Women: The Leaders shines a light on the... read more
Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, haveformed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and sc... read more
In March 1797, five British sailors and 12 Bengali seamen struggled ashore after their longboat broke apart in a storm. Their fellow-survivors from the wreck of the Sydney Cove were stranded more than 500 kilometres southeast in Bass Strait. To rescue their... read more
"A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, and invasion that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvelous book." --Simon Winchester
Ghost Empire is a rare treasure--an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, narrated... read more
On 30th April 1945 Germany is in chaos... Russian troops have reached Berlin. All over the country, people are on the move - concentration camp survivors, Allied PoWs, escaping Nazis - and the civilian population is fast running out of food. The man who orchestra... read more
The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WW1. A largely Australian force commanded by the brilliant John Monash, fought what has descr... read more