Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 35.9K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            Tutu: Authorised
             

            Tutu: Authorised (Hardback)

            By Sparks, Allister; Tutu, Mpho

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $37.49
            • Save $12.50
            • Available At Publisher

            The remarkable story of Desmond Tutu's courage, faith, perseverance, and his life-long commitment to the liberation of the oppressed.

            ISBN 9780733627811
            Published AU 11 Oct 2011
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            FitzRoy - Beyond the Rumours: Tenth Governor of New South Wales, First Governor-General of Australia
             

            FitzRoy - Beyond the Rumours: Tenth Governor of New South Wales, First Governor-General of Australia (Hardback)

            By Fergusson, Lyn M.

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $39.99
            • Not Available

            Was Governor FitzRoy the man popular history would have us believe? Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy's tenure as Governor of New South Wales and Governor-General of Australia between 1846 and 1855 was plagued by rumour. Mention FitzRoy and he is either not remembered at all, remember...ed as the Governor who caused his wife's death or as a shameless womaniser. Are these damning comments justified? It was the time of Wentworth, Parkes and Lang, giant political figures in New South Wales' early history. FitzRoy's administration oversaw matters such as settlement of the contentious crown land issue and squatters' rights, discovery of gold, education and introduction of the railway. A man of the British Empire, he served firstly his King, then a young Queen Victoria as the Crown's Vice Regal representative at Prince Edward island, the Leeward Islands and finally, New South Wales. This commissioned biography portrays FitzRoy in a light not previously considered, from a personal, family oriented aspect, stretching from childhood to the battlefields of Waterloo. Going beyond the rumours set in motion in 1847, it reveals a worldly diplomat, a Governor who encouraged those around him to act on their beliefs.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780646912714
            Published AU 12 Dec 2013
            Publisher Pilar Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Not currently available
            View details for this title
            Gough Whitlam: His Time
             

            Gough Whitlam: His Time (Hardback)

            By Hocking, Jenny

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $49.99
            • Out Of Print

            Recreates the excitement of Whitlam's historic win in 1972, forces that never accepted his ascendency &the tragedy that followed. Drawing on previously unseen archival material, interviews with family, colleague sand with the man himself, this second volume finally exposes the tr...uth about the Whitlam years.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780522857931
            Published AU 1 Sep 2012
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Out of print
            View details for this title
            The Shearers: The Story of Australia, told from the woolsheds
             

            The Shearers: The Story of Australia, told from the woolsheds (Paperback)

            By McHugh, Evan

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $18.74
            • Save $6.25
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Synopsis not yet available

            ISBN 9780143574118
            Published AU 18 Jul 2016
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            The Happiest Man on Earth

            The Happiest Man on Earth (Hardback)

            By Jaku, Eddie

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $26.39
            • Save $6.60
            • In Stock At Publisher

            A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

            ISBN 9781760980085
            Published AU 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman
             

            El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Feuer, Alan

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $24.74
            • Save $8.25
            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            As portrayed in the hit Netflix series Narcos, Guzman was the most legendary and notorious of the deadly Mexican cartel leaders. As leader of the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel, he was one of the most dangerous men in the world. His nickname El Chapo translates as 'shorty', but there... was no question about his power as El Jefe, 'The Boss'. His fearless climb to power, his brutality, his charm, his taste for luxury, his penchant for disguise, his multiple dramatic prison escapes, his unlikely encounters with Sean Penn-all of these burnished the image of the world's most famous outlaw. It's not surprising that his story inspired the writers of a top-rating drama. El Chapo's Robin Hood-like appearances at rural Mexican restaurants to the unlikely role a twenty-four year old 'IT guy' played in his downfall - make for a surprising, cinematic story. He was finally captured by US and Mexican law enforcement in a daring operation years in the making. From El Chapo's humble origins to his conviction in a Brooklyn courthouse, this is the definitive story of his life by the New York Times criminal justice reporter Alan Feuer's whose gripping coverage of his trial went viral. There will be other 'El Chapo' narratives, but author Alan Feuer is in a unique position. Feuer's mastery of the complex facts of the case, his unparalleled access to confidential sources in law enforcement in both the US and Mexico, and his powerful understanding of disturbing larger themes-what this one man's life says about drugs, walls, class and money -will ensure that this is the one book to read about 'El Chapo'.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781760857158
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            The Miracle Typist
             

            The Miracle Typist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Silver, Leon

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $24.74
            • Save $8.25
            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            In the tradition of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, a heartbreaking true story of love, loss and survival against all odds during the Second World war. Conscripted into the Polish army as Hitler's ground and air forces are bearing down on his country, Jew Tolek Klings vows to return ...to his wife, Klara, and son, Juliusz. However, when the Luftwaffe's bombs start falling and the Polish cause looks hopelessly lost, Tolek finds himself under fire from his supposed brothers in arms. The Polish army is rife with anti-Semitism and he is relentlessly tormented. As the Germans cross the border, he is faced with a terrible dilemma: flee to protect his family - and risk being shot as a deserter - or ride out the war, hoping rumours of women and children being spared in the concentration camps are true. What follows is an odyssey that will take Tolek from a Hungarian internment camp, where his ability to type spares him from the frontline, on to Palestine, Beirut, Egypt, Tobruk and Italy. A broken telegram from Klara, ending with the haunting words, 'We trouble', pushes him to the brink.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781760854355
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Enid: The Scandalous Life of a Glamorous Australian Who Dazzled the World

            Enid: The Scandalous Life of a Glamorous Australian Who Dazzled the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wainwright, Robert

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $24.74
            • Save $8.25
            • Temporarily out of stock

            Enid Lindeman stood almost six feet tall, with silver hair and flashing turquoise eyes. The girl from Strathfield in Sydney stopped traffic in Manhattan, silenced gamblers in Monte Carlo and dared walk a pet cheetah through Hyde Park in London on a diamond collar. In early twenti...eth century society where women were expected to be demure and obedient, the grand-daughter of Hunter Valley wine pioneer Henry Lindeman waltzed through life to her own drum beat. She drove an ambulance in World War I and hid escaped Allied pilots behind enemy lines in World War II, played bridge with Somerset Maugham and entertained Hollywood royalty in the world's most expensive private home on the Riviera, allegedly won in a poker game. Enid bedazzled men with her beauty, outlived four husbands - two shipping magnates, a war hero and a larger-than-life Irish Earl - spent two great fortunes and earned the nickname Lady Killmore. From Sydney to New York, London to Paris and Cairo to Kenya, Robert Wainwright tells the fascinating story of a life lived large on the world stage.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781760296544
            Published AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Title is temporarily out of stock
            View details for this title
            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend

            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dufty, David

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $22.49
            • Save $7.50
            • In Stock At Publisher

            As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
            Read more

            ISBN 9781760876654
            Published AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook, with Sam Neill
             

            The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook, with Sam Neill (Hardback)

            By Anastasios, Meaghan Wilson

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
            • Save $10.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill, in which Sam Neill retraces Cook's footsteps, in the 250th anniversary year of Cook's first voyage. Captain James Cook first set sail to the Pacific in 1768 - 250 years ...ago. These vast waters, one third of the earth's surface, were uncharted - but not unknown. A rich diversity of people and cultures navigated, traded, lived and fought here for thousands of years. Before Cook, the Pacific was disconnected from the power and ideas of Europe, Asia and America. In the wake of Cook, everything changed. Uncharted is the book of the documentary series of the same name, in which actor and raconteur Sam Neill takes a deeply personal, present-day voyage to map his own understanding of James Cook, Europe's greatest navigator, and the immense Pacific Ocean itself. Voyaging on a wide variety on vessels, from container ships to fishing trawlers and sailing boats, Sam crosses the length and breadth of the largest ocean in the world to experience for himself a contemporary journey in Cook's footsteps, engaging the past and present in both modern and ancient cultural practice and peoples. Fascinating, engaging, fresh and vital - this is history - but not as you know it.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781460756393
            Published AU 23 Jul 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            Total 35.9K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›