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HISTORY HERALD represents the vast history book catalogue at Abbey's Bookshop, 131 York Street, Sydney.

We are Australia's specialist bookstore for history and archaeology. Australian History, World & Ancient History, Military & Maritime History, Art History, Roman, Greek, Egyptology - whatever your reading or research interests are, we have books sourced from publishers large and small, and from university presses across the globe.

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THE LAST CHARGE OF THE AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE

Peter Fitzsimons' latest release is about the bravery and courage of the 800 men and their horses who galloped across open country on the 31st of October near the town of Beersheba.

SOUTHERN SIGNALS

Hugh Tranter delves into the history of communication in Australia and the role the nation has played in significant events such as the moon landing and the Apollo 13 crisis.

HITLER'S IMPERFECT VICTORIES

The first installment of Rex Bashford's trilogy focuses on the three major campaigns of the Third Reich during Hitler's reign. These include the Polish, Scandinavian and French campaigns.

SAVING LIEUTENANT KENNEDY

Brett Mason's book is a historical account of the Australian, Lt Reg Evans who saved the life of a young JFK after a US torpedo boat he was commanding in the Solomon Islands was rammed by a Japanese destroyer.

FLINDERS

Grantlee Kieza's latest book is about the life of Matthew Flinders who put Australia on the map and was so accurate with his navigations that his charts are still used today.

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The Dreaming Path

Indigenous Thinking to Change Your...

Paul Callaghan

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The Long Lede Anthology

Stories That Want To Be Told

Judith Neilson Institute

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The Killer's Game

Murder, Lies and Stolen Lives

Jane Smith

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The Road to Hell

Australian Doctors at War Vol 5...

Robert Likeman

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Killing for Country

A Family Story

David Marr

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Lifeboat

Disability, Humanity and the NDIS:...

Micheline Lee

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My Darlinghurst

Anna Clark

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Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!

The Lindt Cafe Siege

Officer A

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Beating France to Botany Bay

The Race to Found Australia

Margaret Cameron-Ash

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The Lucky Country

Amazing Australian Tales of Pure...

Eamon Evans

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Innovation

Knowledge and Ingenuity (#7 First...

Ian McNiven

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Alan Joyce and Qantas

The Trials and Transformation of...

Peter Harbison

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The Menzies Watershed

Liberalism, Anti-communism, Continuities...

Zachary Gorman

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Bee Miles

Australia's Famous Bohemian Rebel...

Rose Ellis

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Her Sunburnt Country

The Extraordinary Literary Life...

Deborah FitzGerald

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Right Story, Wrong Story

Adventures in Indigenous Thinking...

Tyson Yunkaporta

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Flinders

The Life, Loves and Voyages of the...

Grantlee Kieza

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Saving Lieutenant Kennedy

The Heroic Story of the Australian...

Brett Mason

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Quarterly Essay #92

The Great Divide: Australia's Housing...

Alan Kohler

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2023 - A Year of Consequence

Essays that Got the World Talking...

The Conversation

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Rum Hospital to Parliament

The Story of New South Wales Parliament...

Parliament of NSW

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Exploring Hidden Sydney

The Secret Histories Behind Over...

Trevor Mcalister

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The Sinking of HMAS Sydney

How Sailors Lived, Fought and Died...

Tom Lewis

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Rogue Corporations

Inside Australia’s Biggest Business...

Quentin Beresford

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Jimmy Sharman's Boxers

Australia's Legendary Travelling...

Stephen McGrath

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Retro Sydney

1950-2000

Nathan Mete

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The Echidna Strategy

Australia's Search for Power and...

Sam Roggeveen

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Animal Magic

Carody Culver

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Operation Postern

The Battle to Recapture Lae from...

Ian Howie-Willis

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The Last Charge of the Australian Light Horse

Peter FitzSimons

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The Consultancy Conundrum

The Hollowing Out of the Public...

Lachlan Guselli

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The Eagle in the Mirror

In Search of Australian War Hero,...

Jesse Fink

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The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely

Australia's Prime Ministers from...

Mungo MacCallum

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Heroes, Rebels and Radicals of Convict Australia

Jim Haynes

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The China-Australia Migration Corridor

History and Heritage

Denis Byrne

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The Man Next Door

And Other True Stories of War and...

Mike Colman

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Southern Signals

Stories of innovation, challenge...

Hugh Tranter

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Tiwi Story

Turning History Downside Up

Mavis Kerinaiua

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The Queen Is Dead

Stan Grant

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Operation Hurricane

The story of Britain's first atomic...

Paul Grace

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Sydney Brutalism

Heidi Dokulil

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Australia's Few and the Battle of Britain

Mrs Kristen Alexander

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Bennelong and Phillip

A History Unravelled

Kate Fullagar

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Apres la Guerre

Anzac Stories 1919 - 1939

John Ramsland

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The Scrap Iron Flotilla

Five Valiant Destroyers and the...

Mike Carlton

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The Home Front

The never-ending war within our...

Patrick Lindsay

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Close to the Subject

Selected Works

Daniel Browning

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Griffith Review 79

Counterfeit Culture

Carody Culver

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Sand Talk

How Indigenous Thinking Can Save...

Tyson Yunkaporta

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Frank Moorhouse

A life

Catharine Lumby

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A Sense of Balance

thoughts for the political centre...

John Howard

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Iwantja

An exuberant new movement in contemporary...

Iwantja Arts

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Crossing the Line

The Inside Story of Murder, Lies...

Nick McKenzie

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Mr Todd's Marvel

How One Man Telegraphed Australia...

Adam Courtenay

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Line of Blood

The Truth of Alfred Howitt

Craig Horne

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Cruel Care

A History of Children at Our Borders...

Jordana Silverstein

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Running Deep

An Australian Submarine Life

Commodore Peter Scott

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The Wires that Bind

Electrification and Community Renewal:...

Saul Griffith

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Voices of us

The independents' movement transforming...

Tim Dunlop

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Political Lives

Australian prime ministers and their...

Chris Wallace

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IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

Pocket sized but powerful, In the National Interest is a new series in the Monash University Publishing list that is focused on the challenges Australia confronts. The series informs, influences and inspires public discourse. Showcasing experts both from within Monash and beyond, these short, thought-provoking and accessible books will address the major issues of our times, from public policy to governance and government. Perfect for the thoughtful commuter or an intellectual lunch break.

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Vienna

How the City of Ideas Created the...

Richard Cockett

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The Weimar Years

Rise and Fall 1918–1933

Frank McDonough

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Hunting the Falcon

Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the...

John Guy

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The Mad Emperor

Heliogabalus and the Decadence of...

Harry Sidebottom

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In Search Of Berlin

The Story of A Reinvented City

John Kampfner

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The Future of Geography

How Power and Politics in Space...

Tim Marshall

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The New Roman Empire

A History of Byzantium

Anthony Kaldellis

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Black England

A Forgotten Georgian History

Gretchen Gerzina

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Hunting the Falcon

Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the...

John Guy

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Himalaya

Exploring the Roof of the World...

John Keay

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Dinner in Rome

A History of the World in One Meal...

Andreas Viestad

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Emperor of Rome

Ruling the Ancient Roman World

Mary Beard

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Big Caesars and Little Caesars

How They Rise and How They Fall...

Ferdinand Mount

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The Russian Revolution

Victor Sebestyen

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Invisible Lines

Boundaries and Belts that Define...

Maxim Samson

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Astor

The Rise and Fall of an American...

Anderson Cooper

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Earthly Delights

A History of the Renaissance

Jonathan Jones

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Love

A Curious History in 50 Objects...

Edward Brooke-Hitching

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Unruly

A History of England's Kings and...

David Mitchell

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The Two-Headed Whale

Life, Loss, and the Tangled Legacy...

Sandy Winterbottom

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The Dangerous Life and Ideas of Diogenes the Cynic

Jean-Manuel Roubineau

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The Race to the Future

The Adventure that Accelerated the...

Kassia St Clair

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Homer and His Iliad

Robin Lane Fox

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One Fine Day

Britain's Empire on the Brink

Matthew Parker

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The Rest is History

Historys Most Curious Questions...

Tom Holland

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Alexandria

The City that Changed the World...

Islam Issa

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Templars

The Knights of Britain

Steve Tibble

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Lost Cities of the Ancient World

Philip Matyszak

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Meeting Churchill

A Life in 90 Encounters

Sinclair McKay

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To the Ends of the Earth

How the Greatest Maps Were Made...

Philip Parker

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A Brilliant Life

My Mother's Inspiring Story of Surviving...

Rachelle Unreich

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The Eagle and the Lion

Rome, Persia and an Unwinnable Conflict...

Adrian Goldsworthy

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Europe and the Roma

A History of Fascination and Fear...

Klaus-Michael Bogdal

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The Food Adventurers

How Around-the-World Travel Changed...

Daniel E. Bender

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The Bone Chests

Unlocking the Secrets of the Anglo-Saxons...

Cat Jarman

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Once a King

The Lost Memoir of Edward VIII

Jane Marguerite Tippett

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A Nasty Little War

The Western Fight to Reverse the...

Anna Reid

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Germany 1923

Hyperinflation, Hitler's Putsch,...

Volker Ullrich

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Rex

The Seven Kings of Rome

Peta Greenfield

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The Wagner Group

From Savage Global Mercenaries to...

Owen Wilson

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Venice

City of Pictures

Martin Gayford

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A Woman I Know

Female Spies, Double Identities...

Mary Haverstick

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Why Empires Fall

Rome, America and the Future of...

Peter Heather

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A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women

Emma Southon

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Imperial Island

A History of Empire in Modern Britain...

Charlotte Lydia Riley

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Revolutionary Spring

Fighting for a New World 1848-1849...

Christopher Clark

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The Loom of Time

Between Empire and Anarchy, from...

Robert D. Kaplan

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Elon Musk

Walter Isaacson

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The Penguin History of Modern Spain

1898 to the Present

Nigel Townson

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The Palestine Laboratory

How Israel Exports the Technology...

Antony Loewenstein

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Justinian

Emperor, Soldier, Saint

Peter Sarris

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Edda Mussolini

The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe...

Caroline Moorehead

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Wandering Through Life

A Memoir

Donna Leon

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Russia

Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921...

Antony Beevor

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Bismarck's War

The Franco-Prussian War and the...

Rachel Chrastil

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Assyria

The Rise and Fall of the World's...

Eckart Frahm

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The Middle Kingdoms

A New History of Central Europe...

Martyn Rady

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The Story of Russia

Orlando Figes

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Normal Women

900 Years of Making History

Philippa Gregory

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China After Mao

The Rise of a Superpower

Frank Dikötter

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