The enthralling story of Captain Cook's voyage to Australia, as seen through the eager eyes of a cabin boy. When young Isaac Manley sailed on the Endeavourfrom England in 1768, no one on board knew if a mysterious southern continent existed in the vast Pacific Ocean. It wo... read more
An extraordinary and unique document: Hoess was in charge of the huge extermination camp in Poland where the Nazis murdered some three million Jews, from the time of its creation (he was responsible for building it) in 1940 until late in 1943, by which time the mass extermin... read more
The author of the magnificent bestselling account of the First Fleet returns to early Sydney to tell the story of the years that followed as it's never been told before.
A unique history of Australia retold through the extraordinary lives of Peter Bradley's three ancestors: a father, son and grandson. James Bradley was a First Fleet convict found guilty of stea... 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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people are the first inhabitants of Australia - there were once more than 500 Indigenous 'nations' across the continent. ATSI people have a strong understanding of the land and its animal inhabitants, which they used to decide where t... read more
'Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we ... read more
Why does Rome continue to exert a hold on the world's imagination? Ferdinand Addis brings the myth of Rome alive by concentrating on vivid episodes from its long and unimaginably rich history. Each of his beautifully composed chapters is an evocative, self-contained ... read more
FLINDERS brings to life the fascinating story of this exceptional maritime explorer - from the drama of epic voyages and devastating shipwrecks; his part in the naming of Australia; his cruel imprisonment by the French on Mauritius for six long and harrowing years; the heartbreaking separ... 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
'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - indy100 'Here's to no more forgotten women.' Evening S... read more
The extraordinary story of Frieda von Richthofen, wife of D. H. Lawrence and the real-life inspiration for Lady Chatterley's Lover.
'A lush and absorbing portrait of a fascinating woman who refused to compromise on what really matters: to be known, to l... read more