A harrowing true story of the modern Ku Klux Klan and an act of grace that shook a community in the Deep South.The true events that inspired the film, with a foreword by writer/director Andrew HecklerIn 1996, the town of Laurens, South Carolina, was thrust into the international spotlight w... read more
A comprehensive guide to those extraordinary moments that defined human history, written by respected figures from the fields of science, history, and journalism.
If you think you know all about Australia's heroes (and villains), think again. In Aussie Aussie Aussie, Ben Pobjie burrows beneath the mythology to provide an intimate look at the Australians who helped make our nation great - as well as the ones who stopped us from being as ... read more
Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet.
Originally published as a multi-part serial in The Australian, By Sea a... read more
A Timeline of Australian Food takes readers on a tasty and sometimes surprising culinary journey through 150 years of Australian food. Lavishly illustrated, this tasty book looks at what we've eaten, how we've shopped, and how we've produced and prepared our food, decade by decade, through depression, war, and decades of abundance.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR' Christopher Hart, Sunday Times
An inventive biography of one of the most famous ships of all time - an alluring combination of history, adventure and science
The En... read more
|Awards:||Winner of Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award 2003. Shortlisted for Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2003.|
White Mughals is the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time.James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of Hyderabad when he met Khair-un-Nissa
|Author:||Nigel Rigby; Pieter van der Merwe; Glyn Williams|
Captain Cook is generally acknowledged as the first great European scientific explorer. Despite his ordinary roots, he rose through the ranks to become a remarkable officer. On May 27, 1768, Cook, then just a Royal Naval ... read more
A chronological survey of the world's most influential books.
Many books have become classics, must-reads or overnight publishing sensations, but how many can genuinely claim to have changed the way we see and think?
In 100 Books that Changed the W... read more
Asian empires led the world economically, scientifically and culturally for hundreds of years, and posed a constant challenge to the countries of Europe. How and why did those empires gain such power, and lose it? What legacies did they leave? This major book brings toge... read more
|Author:||A. B. Mitford|
|Series:||Illustrated Classic Editions Ser.|
In this lavishly illustrated volume, A.B. Mitford presents ancient Japanese tales filled with action, romance, and the supernatural. Proud lords and their loyal retainers, a brave samurai and his faithless wife, a vampire cat, and howling spirits are all... read more
When the ships of the new Royal Australian Navy made their grand entry into Sydney Harbour in October 1913, a young nation was at peace. Under a year later Australia had gone to war in what was seen as a noble fight for king, country, and Empire. Thousands of young men joined up for the ... read more