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            The Desert War: The North Africa Campaign 1940-43
              

            The Desert War: The North Africa Campaign 1940-43 (Paperback)

            By Moorehead, Alan

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            Alan Moorehead was sent to cover the North Africa campaign in 1940 by the Daily Express and he followed its dramatic course all the way to 1943. The three books he subsequently wrote about his experiences - collected here as The Desert War - were acclaimed as classic accounts of ...the tussle between Montgomery's Eighth Army and Rommel's Afrika Corps.
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            ISBN 9780143011972
            Published AU 1 Jun 2009
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Choke: Use the Secrets of Your Brain to Succeed When it Matters Most
               

            Choke: Use the Secrets of Your Brain to Succeed When it Matters Most (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Beilock, Sian

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            Why do you mess up when it matters the most - and how can you perform your best instead? Sian Beilock reveals the new science of why we all too often blunder when the stakes are high. She explains the inescapable links between body and mind, and shows how to succeed brilliantly w...hen it matters most.
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            ISBN 9780522853247
            Published AU 1 Feb 2011
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Between The World And Me

            Between The World And Me (Trade Paperback / Paperback, UK ed.)

            By Coates, Ta-Nehisi

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            In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratificiation of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country's foundational wealth, violent...ly segregated to unite a nation after a civil war, and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up and killed in the streets. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can America reckon with its fraught racial history? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates' attempt to answer those questions, presented in the form of a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son - and readers - the story of his own awakening to the truth about history and race through a series of revelatory experiences: immersion in nationalist mythology as a child; engagement with history, poetry and love at Howard University; travels to Civil War battlefields and the South Side of Chicago; a journey to France that reorients his sense of the world; and pilgrimages to the homes of mothers whose children's lives have been taken as American plunder. Taken together, these stories map a winding path towards a kind of liberation - a journey from fear and confusion, to a full and honest understanding of the world as it is. Masterfully woven from lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me offers a powerful new framework for understanding America's history and current crisis, and a transcendent vision for a way forward.
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            ISBN 9781925240702
            Published AU 16 Jul 2015
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Long Tan: The Start of a Life Long Battle

            Long Tan: The Start of a Life Long Battle (Paperback)

            By Smith, Harry

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            On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist and heavy monsoon rain, amid the mud and shattered rubber trees..., a dispersed Company of 108 men held its ground with courage and grim determination against a three-sided attack from a force of 2,500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army troops. When the battle subsided, 18 Australian soldiers lay dead and 24 had been wounded. Battlefield clearance revealed 245 enemy bodies with captured documents later confirming the count at over 500 enemy killed and 800 wounded. These men were led by a gruff and gusty perfectionist, Major Harry Smith. Now, some 50 years after the battle, Harry tells his story. Long Tan is more than just an account of a historic battle. Harry Smith takes his readers on an extraordinary journey - one that ultimately reveals a remarkable cover-up at the highest military and political echelons. Written in partnership with award-winning journalist Toni McRae, Long Tan is also Harry's life story and portrays his many personal battles, from failed marriages to commando-style killing; from a horrific parachute accident through to his modern-day struggles with bureaucracy for recognition for his soldiers. Harry's battles are tempered by his love of sailing, where he has at last found some peace. Long Tan portrays the wrenching, visceral experience of a man who has fought lifelong battles, in a story that he is only now able to tell. Harry can still hear the gunfire and smell the blood spilt at Long Tan. For him, the fight continues.
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            ISBN 9781925275780
            Published AU 5 Jul 2016
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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            Great Moments in Australian History
              

            Great Moments in Australian History (Paperback)

            By King, Jonathan

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            Great Moments in Australian History presents an exciting collection of stories about the most colourful highlights and heroes of Australia's history.

            ISBN 9781742371276
            Published AU 1 Nov 2009
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand
             

            First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand (Hardback)

            By Duder, Tessa; Illustrated by Elliot, David

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            "The story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, lavishly produced and richly illustrated. Since it was published by the Admiralty in 1816, James Cook's chart of New Zealand has long been regarded as one of the most extraordinary achievements in the history of cartograp...hy. First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand tells the human story behind the creation of Cook's famous chart, following the progress of his six-month circumnavigation of New Zealand and piecing the map together as the narrative on H.M.B. Endeavour unfolds. It is a story of courage, dogged perseverance and Cook's extraordinary skills as both cartographer and seafarer. Scenes from Tessa Duder's evocative text are beautifully recreated by award-winning illustrator David Elliot in this exquisite large format edition. Published to coincide with the Tuia - Encounters 250 commemoration of James Cook's 1769-70 journey around New Zealand"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775540946
            Published AU 19 Aug 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788
              

            Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th edition)

            By Broome, Richard

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            'In this book Richard Broome has managed an enviable achievement. The vast sweeping story of Aboriginal Australia from 1788 is told in his typical lucid and imaginative style ...

            ISBN 9781742370514
            Published AU 1 Feb 2010
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

            Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Frank, Anne

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            The first ever graphic adaptation of one of the world's most loved books 'June, 1942: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.' In Amsterdam, in the summer of ...1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary. The Diary of a Young Girl is an inspiring and tragic account of an ordinary life lived in extraordinary circumstances that has enthralled readers for generations. Published in graphic format for the first time, The Graphic Diary of Anne Frank is a stunning new adaptation of one of the greatest books of the last century.
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            ISBN 9780241978641
            Released AU 15 Oct 2018
            Publisher Penguin
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            The New Zealand Wars | Nga Pakanga o Aotearoa
             

            The New Zealand Wars | Nga Pakanga o Aotearoa (Paperback)

            By O'Malley, Vincent

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            The New Zealand Wars were a series of conflicts that profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation's history. This book by leading historian Vincent O'Malley provides an accessible introduction to their causes, events and consequences.

            ISBN 9781988545998
            Published AU 10 May 2019
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            The Complete MAUS

            The Complete MAUS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spiegelman, Art

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            Combined here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the Holocaust through cartoons the author captures the everyday reality of fear and the sensation of survival.

            ISBN 9780141014081
            Released AU 24 Nov 2003
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 13+ years
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