Bookshops.com.au your guide to Australian Bookshops
Search Books Search for a Bookshop Log In to bookshops.com.au    View items in your shopping cart
Browse Bookshops   About Us   Resources   Sell Books   List a Bookshop   Register   
Browse Books on History

  
Search within Books on History
Keyword/s: 
Browse Australian Bookshops specialising in History Books
An Intellectual and Cultural History of the Western World: Volume 1 - From Earliest Times Through the Middle Ages
Barnes, Harry Elmer
Heron Books London, UK 1965 Edition Not Stated
 Hard Cover Hard cover with faux leather blue gilt boards, edition not stated, 820gms, 545pgs, illustrated endpapers. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with only minor shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Please see listings for other books in this series. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HIS65  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
An Intellectual and Cultural History of the Western World: Volume 2 - From the Renaissance Through the Eighteenth Century
Barnes, Harry Elmer
Heron Books London, UK 1965 Edition Not Stated
 Hard Cover Hard cover with faux leather blue gilt boards, edition not stated, 620gms, 404pgs, illustrated endpapers. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with only minor shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Please see listings for other books in this series. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HIS66  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Coming into being among the Australian Aborigines. The procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines
Montagu, Ashley
ISBN: 0710079338
Routledge & Kegan Paul London 1974 Second Edition
 Trade Paperback xl,426pp, index. Small owner name else a very good copy.Fully revised and expanded second edition.  Very Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30231  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Titanic. The extraordinary story of the "unsinkable" ship
Tibballs, Geoff
ISBN: 086449100X
Reader's Digest Sydney 1998 Reprint
 Soft Cover 128pp index, glossary, lavishly illus.  Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 318313  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Tiananmen Papers
Zhang Liang - compiled by: edited by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link
ISBN: 0316856932
Little, Brown London 2001 Reprint
 Hard Cover xlvi,513pp, index, endpaper map. City plans.  Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 318943  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Franks: the peoples of Europe
James, Edward
ISBN: 0631148728
Basil Blackwell Oxford 1988 First Edition
 Hard Cover xii,265pp, index, ills., maps.Would be fine except for yellow stain on top of fly and title page.  Very Good/Near Fine
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 318955  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Classical Greeks
Grant, Michael
Guild Publishing London 1989 Book Club
 Hard Cover xiv,337pp, index, b&w plates. Faint foxing to prelims else a vg copy  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 318961  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Who’s Famous in Your Family?: A Reader’s Digest Guide to Tracing Your Ancestry
Tanner, John
Reader's Digest P/L London, England 1975 Edition Not Stated
 Softcover Softcover, edition not stated, 62gms, 64pgs. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Book has been covered in contact for protection, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HIS69  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Millennium: A History of Our Last Thousand Years
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe
ISBN: 0552994820
Black Swan London, England 1996 Reprint
 Softcover Softcover, reprint edition, 1415gms, 830pgs. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Book weighs almost 1.5kgs and may incur additional purchase. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HIS70  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Longman Illustrated Encyclopedia of World History
Uden, Grant (ed)
ISBN: 1850520348
Longman Group Ltd London, UK 1985 Reprint
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, reprint, 1465g, 1039pgs, coloured endpapers. A fascinating and absorbing account of major events, places and personalities that have influenced the development of our world from ancient times to the present. Book is in fair condition with moderate general wear and tear, dust jacket is in fair condition with moderate shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Fair/Fair
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HIS72  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Japan’s Cultural History: A Perspective
Tazawa, Yutaka
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan 1973 First Edition
 Soft Cover Soft cover, first edition, 342g, 120pgs, coloured endpapers. An attempt to trace the developmental process of this unique culture. Ex-library book is in good condition with dedication plate inside front cover, and mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISASI36  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
National Experience, The: A History of the United States
Blum, John M.; Catton, Bruce; Morgan, Edmund S.; Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr.; Stampp, Kenneth M.; Vann Woodward, C.
Harcourt Brace & World, Inc.  1968 Second Edition
 Hard Cover Hardcover, second edition, 1870g, 906pgs, coloured endpapers. A history of the United States of America, from exploration and colonialism, to the modern states. Book is in good condition with pen inscription inside front cover, mild spotting throughout, and mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISUSA25  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Longman Illustrated Encyclopedia of World History
Uden, Grant (ed)
Longman Group Ltd London, UK 1991 Reprint
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, reprint, 1465g, 1039pgs. A fascinating and absorbing account of major events, places and personalities that have influenced the development of our world from ancient times to the present. Book is in fair condition with moderate general wear and tear, dust jacket is in fair condition with moderate shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Fair to Good
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HIS73  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Last Islands: History of the Whitsunday and Cumberland Islands
Bates, John
Boolarong Publications Bowen Hills 1993 2nd Edition
 Hard Cover Dark grey boards. White lettering. Very minor abrasion to outer top tip rear board. Book unmarked. D/W not price clipped. Wrapper has abrasion to top of rear fold, otherwise excellent. ISBN 0864391684.  Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008134  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Lost Colonists: Their Fortune and Probable Fate
Quinn, David Beers
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Raleigh 1989 4th Printing
 Soft Cover xviii+54pp. Illustrated card covers. Excellent unmarked condition. ISBN 0865262047. Postage at cost - contact EldoradoBooks.  Near Fine
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009933  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A History of the World
Unstead, R. J.
Book Club Associates London 1984 Book Club Reprint
 Hard Cover xvi,560pp, inc. index. Many photos and maps.5000 years of human civilisation  Near Fine/Very Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319086  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Settlers Under Sail
Charlwood, Don
ISBN: 1876425067
Burgewood Books Melbourne 1999 Reprint
 Soft Cover 50pp, ills.   Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319105  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Australian Stage Album
Carroll, Brian
ISBN: 0333175697
Macmillan Melbourne 1976 First Edition
 Hard Cover 112pp, index, fabulous historic photos. Pict. boards sl. sunned else a very good copy  Very Good
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319109  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Vietnam The Australian Experience. Australians at War
Rowe, John
ISBN: 0949118079
Time-Life Sydney 1987 First Edition
 Hard Cover 168pp, index, lavishly illus, inc photos, maps, diagrams  Near Fine
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319123  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Taste of History, A: 10,000 Years of Food in Britain
Brears, Peter; Black, Maggie; Corbishley, Gill; Renfrew, Jane; Stead, Jennifer
ISBN: 0714117889
English Heritage London, UK 1997 First Edition
 Soft Cover Soft cover, first edition, 620g, 352pgs. An authoritative survey of the history of British cooking, together with over 90 recipes adapted for the modern cook. Book is in fair to good condition with mild spotting on page ends and mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Fair to Good/Not Applicable
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISEUR79  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Aspects of English History
Cockburn, Claud
Macgibbon & Kee London, UK 1957 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, first edition, 342g, 192pgs. Readers suffering from an ingrained anti-historian complex will welcome this easy approach, unfettered by any preconceptions whatsoever as to the role of historian other than that the reader should enjoy what is written. Book is in good condition with mild spotting on endpapers, and mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISEUR82  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Australian Milestones and Stories of the Past 1770-1914: Volume II
Suttor, H. M.
John Andrew & Co. Sydney, Australia  First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, first edition, 916g, 772pgs. Volume II of II. Tells the story of New South Wales from the landing of Captain Cook to the Great War. Book is in fair to good condition with spotting on page ends and mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in poor condition with piece torn from front and heavy shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Fair to Good/Poor
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS373  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
First Eden, The: The Mediterranean World and Man
Attenborough, David
ISBN: 0002198274
Collins London, UK 1987 Reprint
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, reprint, 982g, 240pgs, maps on endpapers. Describes not only the natural history of the Mediterranean, but also tells the fascinating story of mankind's changing attitudes to the natural world. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISNAT20  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Roman Britain: Life in an Imperial Provence
Branigan, Keith
Readers' Digest London, UK 1980 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, first edition, 1375g, 320pgs, maps on endpapers. Shows what everyday life was like for the people of Roman Britain, at every level of society. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in fair condition with moderate shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Fair
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISEUR81  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Anzac
Day, Christopher
John Kay Australia 1965 
 Soft Cover 24pp, photos. Date is estimate only Owner name, small booklet in good cond.  Good
Price: 7.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319244  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Napoleon; giants of the past
Koenig, Marion et al
Hasso Ebeling International Luxembourg 1981 First Thus
 Hard Cover 77pp, lavishly illus. with historic colour paintings.  Near Fine
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319258  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
True Australian Sea Stories
Millar, Jack
ISBN: 072700266X
Rigby Adelaide 1978 First Edition
 Hard Cover 213pp, index. B&w photos throughout. Storm, shipwreck, piracy etc.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319274  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Cartoons of Australian History
Coleman, Peter & Tanner, Les
Thomas Nelson Australia Melbourne 1967 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 196pp. Illustrated boards. Book firm, clean and unmarked. D/W not price clipped. Glassine wrapper bright and fresh. Does have tearing and creasing to rear panel.  Near Fine/Fair
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009960  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Eminent Victorian Women
Longford, Elizabeth
ISBN: 0394513231
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. New York, NY 1981 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover, first edition, 918g, 256pgs, patterned endpapers. A collection of biographies of Victorian women who were remarkable in that they threw off the chains of conformity and achieved marvellous things. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in fair condition with moderate shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Fair
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISEUR76  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Damn the Dardanelles!:The Agony of Gallipoli
Laffin, John
ISBN: 0725104643
Sun Books Pty Ltd Melbourne, VIC 1985 Reprint
 Soft Cover Softcover, reprint, 334g, 224pgs. Discusses the Gallipoli campaign, its controversy, and its decisive importance in secured victory for the Allies in World War I. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: WARONE23  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 9, December 1979, Part 4)
Best, E. C.; Knight, Dr K. W.; And McLaughllin, J. K.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1979 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 9, December 1979, Part 4, 56gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS375  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 9, September 1979, Part 3)
Best, E. C.; Knight, Dr K. W.; and McLaughllin, J. K.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1979 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 9, September 1979, Part 3, 58gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS376  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 8, September 1978, Part 5)
Knight, Dr K. W.; and Lansdown, S. A.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1978 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 8, September 1978, Part 5, 60gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS377  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 10, March 1980, Part 1)
Best, E. C.; Knight, Dr K. W.; and McLaughlin, J. K.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1980 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 10, March 1980, Part 1, 88gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS378  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 12, December 1982, Part 4)
Best, E. C.; Knight, Dr K. W.; and McLaughlin, J. K.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1982 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 12, December 1982, Part 4, 90gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover as well as a pen inscription, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS379  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 6, March 1974, Part 4)
Blacklock, Lorna; and Thomas, B. W.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1974 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 6, March 1974, Part 4, 60gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS380  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 6, December 1973, Part 3)
Blacklock, Lorna; and Thomas, B. W.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1973 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 6, December 1973, Part 3, 74gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS381  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 7, March 1976, Part 4)
Blacklock, Lorna; and Lansdown, S. A.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1976 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 7, March 1976, Part 4, 88gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS382  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 8, March 1977, Part 2)
Knight, Dr K. W.; and Lansdown, S. A.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1977 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 8, March 1977, Part 2, 110gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS383  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 10, June 1980, Part 2)
Knight, Dr K. W.; Best, E. C.; and McLaughlin, J. K.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1980 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 10, June 1980, Part 2, 62gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS384  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 10, September 1980, Part 3)
Knight, Dr K. W.; Best, E. C.; and McLaughlin, J. K.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1980 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 10, September 1980, Part 3, 72gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS385  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 10, December 1980, Part 4)
Knight, Dr K. W.; Best, E. C.; and McLaughlin, J. K.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1980 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 10, December 1980, Part 4, 74gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS386  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 11, March 1981, Part 1)
Knight, Dr K. W.; Best, E. C.; and McLaughlin, J. K.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1981 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 11, March 1981, Part 1, 92gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS387  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 13, September 1983, Part 3)
Knight, Dr K. W.; Best, E. C.; and McLaughlin, J. K.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1983 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 13, September 1983, Part 3, 74gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS388  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 14, March 1984, Part 1)
Knight, Dr K. W.; Best, E. C.; and McLaughlin, J. K.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1984 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 14, March 1984, Part 1, 100gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS389  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Descent: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists (Vol 9, June 1979, Part 2)
Knight, Dr K. W.; Best, E. C.; and McLaughlin, J. K.
The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists Sydney, NSW, Australia 1979 First Edition
 Soft Card Cover Soft card covers, first edition, volume 9, June 1979, Part 2, 52gms. Book is in good condition with mild general age-related wear and tear. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings throughout as well as labelling to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Please see listings for other volumes of the journal. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS390  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, The
Baigent, Michael; Leigh, Richard; Lincoln, Henry
ISBN: 055212138X
Corgi Books London, England 1983 Reprint
 Paperback Paperback, reprint edition, 292gms, 528 pages. The most shattering secret of the last two thousand years. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear, moderate page discolouration throughout, some creasing to front cover and spine, small stamp from previous bookseller on inside back of front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 5.50 (AUD)
Book Number: HIS29  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
End of Empire
Lapping, Brian
Guild Publishing London 1985 Book Club
 Hard Cover xvi,560pp, endpaper map, many ills. The major events in the decline and fall of the British Empire  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319366  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Greville Memoirs: a journal of the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852 ( in three volumes - Volume II)
Greville, Charles C. F.
Longmans, Green London 1885 
 Hard Cover x,435pp. University college library. Worn spine Ex-Library Fair
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319379  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Search for Alexander, The
Carter Brown, J. (ed)
ISBN: 082121117X
Little, Brown & Company Canada 1980 First Edition
 Soft Cover Softcover, first edition, 678g, 192pgs. Produced for the exhibitions at several American art galleries in 1980, which accompanied the series and book of the same title, about Alexander the Great. Contains colour photographs of the exhibits. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISARC13  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Fifty Years of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps
Handel, Paul
Royal Australian Armoured Corps Memorial and Army Tank Museum Publication  1998 First Edition
 Soft Cover Soft cover, first edition, 390g, 100pgs, signed by author on title page. Traces the history of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps at the time of its 50th anniversary. Book is in fair to good condition with moderate general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Fair to Good/Not Applicable
Price: 50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISAUS392  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Battle of Britain, The
Townshend Bickers, Richard
ISBN: 0730204790
Golden Press Sydney, Australia 1990 Reprint
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, reprint, 1235g, 208pgs, coloured endpapers. The story of the greatest battle in the history of air warfare. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in fair to good condition with moderate shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Fair to Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: WARAIR37  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Long War for Freedom, The
Rubin, Barry
John Wiley & Sons Hoboken, NJ 2006 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, first edition, 544g, 296pgs. The Arab struggle for democracy in the Middle East. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Good
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISMID5  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Goodbye Cobber, God Bless You; the fatal charge of the the LIght Horse, Gallipoli, August 7th 1915
Hamilton, John
ISBN: 1405036249
Macmillan Sydney 2004 First Edition
 Large trade Paperback xiv,365pp, bibliography, photos,maps.  Very Good
Price: 17.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 319431  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Town Life in Australia
Twopeny, Richard
ISBN: 0140700323
Penguin Harmondsworth 1976 Reprint
 Paperback 247pp + publisher's ads. Facsimile of a title published in Lond in 1883  Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319457  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Special Tasks: The memoirs of an unwanted witness - a Soviet spymaster
Sudoplatov, Pavel and Anatoli; with Jerrold L. and Leona P Schecter
ISBN: 0316821152
Little, Brown Boston 1995 Updated Edition
 Large trade Paperback xxxii,527pp, foreword by Robert Conquest  Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 318848  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Warriors of Arthur
Matthews, John: Steward, Bob - illus. by Richard Hook
Book Club Associates London 1987 Book Club
 Hard Cover 192pp, index, colour plates, drawings.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319505  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
From Somewhere Else; people from other countries who have made Australia home
Thompson, Liz - compiled and photographed by
ISBN: 073180287X
Simon & Schuster Sydney 1993 First Edition
 Soft Cover xii,156pp.photographs throughout.  Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319558  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The General Strike
Symons, Julian
Readers Union/The Cresset Press London 1959 
 Hard Cover 252pp. Light brown boards. Gilt lettering spine. Book firm, clean and unmarked. D/W not clipped. Wrapper with very light edge abrasions.  Very Good+/Very Good+
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010073  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Voyages of Captain Cook, The
Rienits, Rex and Thea
Paul Hamlyn P/L Dee Why West, NSW, Australia 1969 Second Impression
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with dark blue boards and pictorial dustjacket, second impression, 894gms, 157 pages, illustrated endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. There is a small stamp on the inside front page and a small pen marking. Dust jacket shows mild shelf wear, fading to spine, minor chipping and has been price clipped, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 40,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!   Good/Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRASEA26  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Book of the Samurai, The: The Warrior Class of Japan
Turnbull, Stephen R
ISBN: 0861240618
Bison Books London, UK 1982 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, first edition, 1175g, 192pgs. The history of the samurai is an integral part of the history of Japan. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISASI40  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Way of Zen
Fletcher, Tenshin; Scott, David
ISBN: 0312206208
Thomas Dunne Books New York, NY 2001 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, first edition, 740g, 192pgs, coloured endpapers. A practical insight into the history and development of Zen. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Good
Price: 8.50 (AUD)
Book Number: REL256  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Times Atlas of the Second World War, The
Keegan, John (ed)
ISBN: 0723003173
Times Books Ltd London, UK 1989 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover, first edition, 2.1kg, 254pgs, maps on endpapers. The definitive account of the greatest conflict in world history, with over 600 maps, diagrams and illustrations that create a complete ad dynamic picture of the world at war. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in fair to good condition with moderate shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Postage may be more than quoted due to size of book. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Fair to Good
Price: 65.00 (AUD)
Book Number: WARTWO111  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Development of the British Economy, The: 1914-1967
Pollard, Sidney
ISBN: 0713157135
Edward Arnold London, UK 1973 Reprint
 Soft Cover Soft cover, reprint, 664g, 518pgs. An in-depth look at Britain's ecoomic policy and practice during an era that includes both World Wars. Book is in good condition with pen inscription inside front cover, and mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISEUR89  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Background to the Long Search
Smart, Ninian
ISBN: 0563127791
BBC Books London, UK 1977 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, first edition, 1030g, 315pgs. An introduction to the living religions of the world, based on the BBC series, The Long Road. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in fair to good condition with small tear on front, and mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Fair to Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: REL257  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Petrov Affair: politics and espionage
Manne, Robert
ISBN: 0080344259
Pergamon Press Sydney 1987 First Edition
 Trade Paperback xiv,310pp, index. Cold war shenanigans in Australia.  Near Fine
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319696  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Cary Grant: A Celebration
Schickel, Richard
ISBN: 185471497X
Bloomsbury Books London, UK 1983 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, first edition, 1045g, 192pgs. A collection of anecdotes, illustrated with photographs, to commemorate the eightieth birthday of one of Hollywood's 'best and most important' actors. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ENTMOV17  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Tall Ships: The Golden Age of Sail
Noble, Captain John
ISBN: 0670901067
Viking O'Neil Ringwood, Vic 1988 Reprint
 Soft Cover Soft cover, reprint, 636g, 118pgs. Presents a rare collection of maritime photographs which captures the glorious and romantic days when sailors relied on wind and currents. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRASEA27  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Time Bomb: A Veteran Journalist Assesses Today’s China from the Inside
Barrymaine, Norman
Newton Abbot: Readers Union, 1972   
  Boards. Very Good/Very Good. Reprint. 8vo. 213 pp. Bw photos.  
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13262  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
THE FIRST EDEN The Mediterranean World and Man
Attenborough, David
Guild Publishing London 1987 Book Club
 Hard Cover Original Cloth. 240pp. Profusely illus in col. near fine in vg+ dw.  Fine/Near Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9035  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Parliament of New South Wales 1856-1965
Hawker, G. N.
NSW Government Printer Sydney 1971 First Edition
 Hard Cover xxxii,377pp, inc. index, and numerous photographs. Ex. copy in vg, but spine sunned dj.  Near Fine/Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319714  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
China Shakes the World
Belden, Jack
Penguin Books Harmondsworth 1973 
 Paperback 688pp. Illustrated card covers. Book firm, clean and unmarked. ISBN 0140210199.  Very Good+
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009786  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Birth of Communist China
Fitzgerald, C. P.
Penguin Books (Pelican) Harmondsworth 1970 Reprint
 Paperback 288pp. Pictorial card covers. Book very firm and tidy. Previous owner's name opening page. Postage at cost - contact EldoradoBooks.   Very Good
Price: 6.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010144  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
From Emperor to Citizen: The Autobiography of Asin-Gioro Pu Yi (Vol 2)
Pu Yi, Asin-Gioro (translated By W. J. F. Jenner)
Foreign Languages Press Peking 1979 2nd Edition
 Hard Cover Patterned boards. Excellent unmarked condition. B&W plates. Wrapper with light scuff and edge rub.  Near Fine/Very Good+
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010147  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Qin Shihuang: Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Capon, Edmund
International Cultural Corporation of Australia   2nd Edition
 Soft Cover 96pp. Pictorial card covers. Catalogue to the "Exhibition of the Terracotta Figures of Warriors and Horses of the Qin Dynasty of China". Book firm, clean and unmarked. ISBN 0959412271.  Near Fine
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010148  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
North Africa 1940-1942
Badman, Peter
ISBN: 0949118192
Time-Life Books Sydney 1989 Reprint
 Hard Cover 168pp, index, lavishly illus.  Near Fine
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319730  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Gallipoli One Long Grave. Australians at War
Denton, Kit.
ISBN: 0949118044
Time-Life Books Sydney 1991 Reprint
 Hard Cover 168pp, index. Lavishly illus.  Near Fine
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 317601  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Air Battle Europe 1939-1945 Australians at War
Stanley, Peter
ISBN: 0949118052
Time-Life Books Sydney 1987 First Edition
 Hard Cover 168pp, index. Lavishly illustrated.  Near Fine
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319772  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Modern Military Towards 2000
Badman, Peter et al
ISBN: 0949118419
Time-Life Books Sydney 1990 Reprint
 Hard Cover 168pp, index, lavishly illus. Australians at War series  Near Fine
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319773  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
History of Australian Batting 1850-1986, A
Crowley, Brian
ISBN: 0333415213
The Macmillan Company of Australia South Melbourne, Australia 1986 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 722g, 211pgs. Here are the heroes of Australian batsmanship spanning 135 years from 1850 to 1985. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket is in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/Good
Price: 8.50 (AUD)
Book Number: SPOCRI24  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Western Front 1916-1917 The Price of Honour
Laffin, John
ISBN: 0949118214
Time-Life Sydney 1989 Reprint
 Hard Cover 168pp, index, lavishly illustrated. Part of series."Australians at War".  Near Fine
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319798  Bookseller: Global Village Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Standard Australian Coin Catalogue, The (1966 Decimal Currency Edition)
Gartner, John
The Hawthorn Press Melbourne, Australia 1966 Edition Not Stated
 Soft Card Cover Soft card cover, edition not stated, 34g, 16pgs. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Quite a few entries have been marked off with a tick or a number in pen or pencil throughout by a previous owner, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/Not Applicable
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT42  Bookseller: Reading Habit
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Rotary Story of Coburg: The First Thirty Years
Browne, Geoff
Rotary Club of Coburg Coburg 1996 
 Soft Cover xii+256pp. Card covers. Excellent unmarked condition. ISBN 0646280732.  Near Fine
Price: 45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010196  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Story of Rotary in Australia 1921 - 1971
Hunt, Harold
Regional Rotary Institute (Australia)  1971 1st Edition
 Hard Cover xviii+226pp. White boards with gilt lettering. Maps to endpapers. B&W plates. Book very firm, clean and unmarked. With original clear plastic sleeve.  Near Fine/No Jacket
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010197  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Quiet Man: The Autobiography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Neville McNamara
McNamara, Neville, Sir
ISBN: 1920800077
Air Power Development Center ACT, Australia 2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 252 pages. For nine years from 1975, Neville McNamara operated at the pinnacle of Australia's defence organisation: as deputy chief of the Royal Australian Air Force, then chief, and finally as uniformed head of all three of Australia's defence services. Told in his own words, this account traces his rise from a small Queensland country town to sergeant pilot in the wartime RAAF in 1942, and eventually four star rank - the second Australian Air Force officer to achieve that level. Over the course of his 42 year air force career, he served in three wars: flying fighters on operations in the South West Pacific and Korea, and helicopters and transports in South Vietnam where he also held overall command of the RAAF units committed to that conflict. Although dubbed the "Quiet Man" for his unostentatious and unassuming style, he finally breaks his silence and writes about many of the events, projects and issues that were the centre of contention within the Department of Defence during the 1980s.  As New/As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004524  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Quiet Man: The Autobiography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Neville McNamara
McNamara, Neville, Sir
ISBN: 1920800077
Air Power Development Center ACT, Australia 2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 252 pages. For nine years from 1975, Neville McNamara operated at the pinnacle of Australia's defence organisation: as deputy chief of the Royal Australian Air Force, then chief, and finally as uniformed head of all three of Australia's defence services. Told in his own words, this account traces his rise from a small Queensland country town to sergeant pilot in the wartime RAAF in 1942, and eventually four star rank - the second Australian Air Force officer to achieve that level. Over the course of his 42 year air force career, he served in three wars: flying fighters on operations in the South West Pacific and Korea, and helicopters and transports in South Vietnam where he also held overall command of the RAAF units committed to that conflict. Although dubbed the "Quiet Man" for his unostentatious and unassuming style, he finally breaks his silence and writes about many of the events, projects and issues that were the centre of contention within the Department of Defence during the 1980s.  As New/As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004523  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Documents That Shaped Australia: Records of a Nation’s Heritage
Thompson, John
ISBN: 9781741965421
Pier 9  2010 
 Pictorial Cover New book, 362 pages. Documents that shaped Australia is a richly varied anthology of 100 written and spoken snapshots of the Australian nation across space and time. John Thompson's diverse selection - illustrated with facsimile documents, portraits and maps and featuring detailed contextual introductions - spans over 400 years of recorded Australian history, drawing on letters and diary entries, poems and songs, as well as official commissions, petitions, speeches and acts of Parliament. This collection of touchstones from the nation's documentary heritage reveals Australia's moments of triumph and its hopes for a richer and better future. Beginning with the first reported sighting of the Southern Cross constellation in 1516 and concluding with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's national apology to the Stolen Generation in 2008.  As New
Price: 59.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004465  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Scandal of Christine Keeler and John Profumo: Lord Denning’s Report, 1963
no author
ISBN: 1843810247
Tim Coates  2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 190 pages. The Profumo Affair remains the biggest scandal ever to hit British politics. At the height of the Cold War the Minister of War was found to be having an affair with a call girl who has associations with a Russian Naval Officer. Harold Macmillan, the British Prime Minister, invited Lord Denning to examine the circumstances leading to the resignation of John Profumo and report on any danger to national security. There are questions of cover-ups, lies told to Parliament, bribery, and stories sold to newspapers. Lod Dennining's report into the 1963 scandal describes with astonishing and fascinating revulsion the extraordinary sexual behaviour of the ruling classes - orgies, naked bathing, sado-masochistic gatherings - and addresses many of the startling rumours that were rife at that time.  As New
Price: 23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004302  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Scandal of Christine Keeler and John Profumo: Lord Denning’s Report, 1963
no author
ISBN: 1843810247
Tim Coates  2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 190 pages. The Profumo Affair remains the biggest scandal ever to hit British politics. At the height of the Cold War the Minister of War was found to be having an affair with a call girl who has associations with a Russian Naval Officer. Harold Macmillan, the British Prime Minister, invited Lord Denning to examine the circumstances leading to the resignation of John Profumo and report on any danger to national security. There are questions of cover-ups, lies told to Parliament, bribery, and stories sold to newspapers. Lod Dennining's report into the 1963 scandal describes with astonishing and fascinating revulsion the extraordinary sexual behaviour of the ruling classes - orgies, naked bathing, sado-masochistic gatherings - and addresses many of the startling rumours that were rife at that time.  As New
Price: 23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004301  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Scandal of Christine Keeler and John Profumo: Lord Denning’s Report, 1963
no author
ISBN: 1843810247
Tim Coates  2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 190 pages. The Profumo Affair remains the biggest scandal ever to hit British politics. At the height of the Cold War the Minister of War was found to be having an affair with a call girl who has associations with a Russian Naval Officer. Harold Macmillan, the British Prime Minister, invited Lord Denning to examine the circumstances leading to the resignation of John Profumo and report on any danger to national security. There are questions of cover-ups, lies told to Parliament, bribery, and stories sold to newspapers. Lod Dennining's report into the 1963 scandal describes with astonishing and fascinating revulsion the extraordinary sexual behaviour of the ruling classes - orgies, naked bathing, sado-masochistic gatherings - and addresses many of the startling rumours that were rife at that time.  As New
Price: 23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004300  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
War in the Falklands, 1982
no author
ISBN: 0117024589
The Stationary Office  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 312 pages. Uncovered Editions are historic official papers which have not been previously available in popular form. Starting with the official government history of the Falkland Islands (up to 1904), this book then gives the full text of Lord Franks' report, who was appointed to investigate the events leading up to the invasion, and to review the way in which the Government discharged its responsibilities. a full description of the operation as submitted to Parliament is included, and also the text of some famous debates in the House of Commons during this turbulent period, featuring interchanges between Margaret Thatcher and the leaders of the other parties.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004294  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
War in the Falklands, 1982
no author
ISBN: 0117024589
The Stationary Office  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 312 pages. Uncovered Editions are historic official papers which have not been previously available in popular form. Starting with the official government history of the Falkland Islands (up to 1904), this book then gives the full text of Lord Franks' report, who was appointed to investigate the events leading up to the invasion, and to review the way in which the Government discharged its responsibilities. a full description of the operation as submitted to Parliament is included, and also the text of some famous debates in the House of Commons during this turbulent period, featuring interchanges between Margaret Thatcher and the leaders of the other parties.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004295  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Loss of the Titanic, 1912
no author
ISBN: 0117024031
The Stationary Office  1999 
 Soft Cover New book, 248 pages. Uncovered Editions are historic official papers which have not been previously available in popular form. This is the report of the government inquiry into the loss of the SS "Titanic", which was initiated immediately after the disaster. Lord Mersey, as Wreck Commissioner, headed the formal investigation, assisted by five assessors. Their findings, published in July 1912, were unanimous: "that the loss of the said ship was due to collision with an iceberg, brought about by the excessive speed at which the ship was being navigated".  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004292  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Loss of the Titanic, 1912
no author
ISBN: 0117024031
The Stationary Office  1999 
 Soft Cover New book, 248 pages. Uncovered Editions are historic official papers which have not been previously available in popular form. This is the report of the government inquiry into the loss of the SS "Titanic", which was initiated immediately after the disaster. Lord Mersey, as Wreck Commissioner, headed the formal investigation, assisted by five assessors. Their findings, published in July 1912, were unanimous: "that the loss of the said ship was due to collision with an iceberg, brought about by the excessive speed at which the ship was being navigated".  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004291  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Loss of the Titanic, 1912
no author
ISBN: 0117024031
The Stationary Office  1999 
 Soft Cover New book, 248 pages. Uncovered Editions are historic official papers which have not been previously available in popular form. This is the report of the government inquiry into the loss of the SS "Titanic", which was initiated immediately after the disaster. Lord Mersey, as Wreck Commissioner, headed the formal investigation, assisted by five assessors. Their findings, published in July 1912, were unanimous: "that the loss of the said ship was due to collision with an iceberg, brought about by the excessive speed at which the ship was being navigated".  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004290  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Assassination of John F Kennedy, 1963: The Report of the Warren Commission, September 1964
no author
ISBN: 0117027480
The Stationary Office  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 382 pages. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, and the subsequent murder of his alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, two days later, stunned the world. On November 29, 1963, President Johnson appointed the Warren Commission to investigate the circumstances surrounding these tragic events. This book is a collection of extracts taken directly from the Warren Commission Report.   As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004286  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Assassination of John F Kennedy, 1963: The Report of the Warren Commission, September 1964
no author
ISBN: 0117027480
The Stationary Office  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 382 pages. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, and the subsequent murder of his alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, two days later, stunned the world. On November 29, 1963, President Johnson appointed the Warren Commission to investigate the circumstances surrounding these tragic events. This book is a collection of extracts taken directly from the Warren Commission Report.   As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004285  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Assassination of John F Kennedy, 1963: The Report of the Warren Commission, September 1964
no author
ISBN: 0117027480
The Stationary Office  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 382 pages. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, and the subsequent murder of his alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, two days later, stunned the world. On November 29, 1963, President Johnson appointed the Warren Commission to investigate the circumstances surrounding these tragic events. This book is a collection of extracts taken directly from the Warren Commission Report.   As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004284  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Letters of Henry VIII, 1526-29
no author
ISBN: 0117024538
The Stationary Office  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 238 pages. From 1526 to 1529, Henry VIII's control of English affairs forged the most fundamental changes in the history of the country. As a thousand years of unquestioned certainty and dependence on the Catholic Church seemed about to end, Henry became determined not to allow English matters of state to be affected by the shifting balance of power in Europe. In this collection of private letters and state papers, we see how Henry's passion for Anne Boleyn influenced his dealings with the kings of Europe and the pope in Rome, we follow his great campaign to divorce Katherine, his wife of 20 years, and we witness the change in his relationship with Cardinal Wolsely as the chancellor fails to obtain an annulment of the marriage. The letters and papers show Henry to be a fomidable personality: intelligent, informed, witty and passionate.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004277  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Letters of Henry VIII, 1526-29
no author
ISBN: 0117024538
The Stationary Office  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 238 pages. From 1526 to 1529, Henry VIII's control of English affairs forged the most fundamental changes in the history of the country. As a thousand years of unquestioned certainty and dependence on the Catholic Church seemed about to end, Henry became determined not to allow English matters of state to be affected by the shifting balance of power in Europe. In this collection of private letters and state papers, we see how Henry's passion for Anne Boleyn influenced his dealings with the kings of Europe and the pope in Rome, we follow his great campaign to divorce Katherine, his wife of 20 years, and we witness the change in his relationship with Cardinal Wolsely as the chancellor fails to obtain an annulment of the marriage. The letters and papers show Henry to be a fomidable personality: intelligent, informed, witty and passionate.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004276  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Letters of Henry VIII, 1526-29
no author
ISBN: 0117024538
The Stationary Office  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 238 pages. From 1526 to 1529, Henry VIII's control of English affairs forged the most fundamental changes in the history of the country. As a thousand years of unquestioned certainty and dependence on the Catholic Church seemed about to end, Henry became determined not to allow English matters of state to be affected by the shifting balance of power in Europe. In this collection of private letters and state papers, we see how Henry's passion for Anne Boleyn influenced his dealings with the kings of Europe and the pope in Rome, we follow his great campaign to divorce Katherine, his wife of 20 years, and we witness the change in his relationship with Cardinal Wolsely as the chancellor fails to obtain an annulment of the marriage. The letters and papers show Henry to be a fomidable personality: intelligent, informed, witty and passionate.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004275  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Soldier Sailor: An Intimate Portrait of an Irish Family
Pakenham, Eliza
ISBN: 9780297843771
Weidenfeld & Nicolson  2007 
 Hard Cover New book, 269 pages. Embedded in the upper echelons of society in England and Ireland at the turn of the 19th Century, the Pakenham family, Earls of Longford, kept extensive records of the minutiae of their day-to-day lives in Pakenham Hall, their home in Ireland. As generals and admirals they fought and died in battles far from home and as politicians they participated in the political battles of the day. The voices and personalities which emerge from this unique archive give us an intimate account of a family set against the backdrop of Napoleon's rise and fall. Women write to each other about family gossip and national affairs, about Kitty Packenham's brother scorning the young Wellington's proposal (they eventually married), and later about his infidelities. Ever constant in their letters are their hopes and fears for their husbands and brothers and sons. Around them swirl the noises of war, in the conflicts of the French Invasion of 1798, the bloody sieges and battles of the Peninsular War, and the disastrous defeat at New Orleans. From the ships, regimental headquarters and battlefield billets, men write home with details of their exploits and their hopes for peace. Following the fortunes of this Napoleonic generation, we understand what it is like to live in times of peace and war, of the pain of bereavement, the shifting sands of political allegience and the constant search for preferment to augment the family interest.  As New/As New
Price: 47.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004125  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Awful End of Prince William the Silent : The First Assassination of a Head of State with a Handgun
Jardine, Lisa
ISBN: 0007192576
Harper Collins  2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 175 pages. In this book, Lisa Jardine explores the historical ramifications of the first assassinations of a head of state with a hand gun. The shooting of Prince William of Orange in the hallway of his Delft residence in July 1584 by a French Catholic - the second attempt on his life - had immediate political consequences: it was a serious setback for the Protestant cause in the Netherlands, as it forces fought for independence from the Catholic rule of the Habsburg empite. But, as Jardine brilliantly illustrates, its implications for those in positions of power were even more far reaching, as the assassination brutally and irrevocably heralded the arrival of a lethal new threat to the security of nations: a weapon that could be concealed and used to deadly effect at point-blank range.  As New/Very Good
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004123  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Woolf, Alex
ISBN: 0836856651
World Almanac Library  2005 
 Pictorial Cover New book, 64 pages. This book describes the ongoing struggle for land, power, and cultural and religious survival between the Jewish nation of Israel and the Palestinian and other Arabic-speaking people of the Middle East. Beginning with the contradictory promises that Great Britain made to the Arabs and Jews about Palestine during World War II, this area of the world has been - and continues to be - a land in dispute. Wars, protests, and multiple acts of terror have been punctuated by attempts at peace agreements, often brokered by the United States. This book tells the history of that conflict, and it explores why the people of the region continue their struggle with one another as they seek peace, cultural and religious autonomy, and prosperity.  As New
Price: 27.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004108  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Discovery at Rosetta: The Stone That Unlocked the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
Downs, Jonathan
ISBN: 9781845295790
Constable  2008 
 Hard Cover New book, 262 pages. In 1798, General Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for Egypt at the head of an invasion fleet over twice the size of the Spanish Armada. With him went 167 'savants', a corps of hand-picked scientists, artists, naturalists, geographers and engineers, the aim being not only military conquest but also to rediscover the lost civilisation of the Nile. In the following year, French army engineers working in the town of Rosetta made a startling find: a dark polished stone bearing three inscriptions, in Greek, demotic, and ancient heiroglyphs. This book charts the fate of the Stone, from the Institut d'Egypte in Cairo to the ruine of Alexandria, where Napoleons forces were besieged by the British. For the first time the extraordinary story of the battle for the Stone and how it finally arrived in England is told in full: how the despised General Menou concealed it amid a treasure trove of Egyptian antiquities in the back streets of the city; and how a Cambridge scholar, Edward Daniel Clarke and his student companion John Cripps, were sent in with Lord Elgin's agent William Richard Hamilton, to track down the Stone in the greatest scavenger hunt of the day.  As New/As New
Price: 39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004098  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Discovery at Rosetta: The Stone That Unlocked the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
Downs, Jonathan
ISBN: 9781845295790
Constable  2008 
 Hard Cover New book, 262 pages. In 1798, General Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for Egypt at the head of an invasion fleet over twice the size of the Spanish Armada. With him went 167 'savants', a corps of hand-picked scientists, artists, naturalists, geographers and engineers, the aim being not only military conquest but also to rediscover the lost civilisation of the Nile. In the following year, French army engineers working in the town of Rosetta made a startling find: a dark polished stone bearing three inscriptions, in Greek, demotic, and ancient heiroglyphs. This book charts the fate of the Stone, from the Institut d'Egypte in Cairo to the ruine of Alexandria, where Napoleons forces were besieged by the British. For the first time the extraordinary story of the battle for the Stone and how it finally arrived in England is told in full: how the despised General Menou concealed it amid a treasure trove of Egyptian antiquities in the back streets of the city; and how a Cambridge scholar, Edward Daniel Clarke and his student companion John Cripps, were sent in with Lord Elgin's agent William Richard Hamilton, to track down the Stone in the greatest scavenger hunt of the day.  As New/As New
Price: 39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004053  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Four Weeks in May: The Loss of HMS Coventry, A Captains’s Story
Dyke, David Hart
ISBN: 9781843545903
Atlantic Books London 2007 
 Hard Cover New book, 272 pages. On 25 May 1982, at a critical juncture in the Falklands War, the destroyer HMS Coventry was attacked by Argentinian aircraft. In a devestating strike, she was hit by three bombs, two of which exploded inside her hull, killing nineteen of her crew and leaving many others badly injured. Within minutes, Coventry had capsized, and would finally sink off Pebble Island the following day. The loss of HMS Coventry was deeply traumatic; it was the first occasion since the Second World War that a British captain and his crew had to abandon a stricken ship and take to life rafts in the cold and unforgiving waters of the South Atlantic.  Very Good/As New
Price: 38.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003998  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Henry: Virtuous Prince
Starkey, David
ISBN: 9780007247714
Harper Press  2008 
 Hard Cover New book, 413 pages. Henry VIII was Britain's most powerful monarch, yet he was not born to rule. Thrust into the limelight after the sudden death of his elder brother, Prince Arthur, Henry succeeded his father as king in 1509, and began a reign wich was to alter the course of English history. Published to mark the 500th anniversary of Henry's accession to the throne, and the culmination of a lifetime's research, David Starkey's magisterial biography of Henry's early life examines one of the most enduring of the monarchy as a man. It gives a radical and unforgettable portrait of a Renaissance prince who turned tyrant, and unpicks the complexities of and influences over the king who, half a millennium after he lived, still towers over history.  As New/As New
Price: 39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003695  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Vulcan 607: The Epic Story of the Most Remarkable British Air Attack Since WW2
White, Rowland
ISBN: 0593053923
Bantam Press London, United Kingdom 2006 
 Trade Paperback New book, 410 pages. When Argentine forces invaded the Falklands in the early hours of 2 April 1982, Britain's military chiefs were faced with a real life Mission Impossible. Its opening shot, they decided, would be Operation Black Buck: to strike a body blow at the occupying army, and make them realise that nothing was safe - not even Buenos Aires. The idea was simple, to destroy the vital landing strip at Port Stanley. The reality was more complicated. The only aircraft that could possibly do the job was three months away from being scrapped, and the distance it had to travel was four thousand miles beyond its maximum range. It would take fifteen Victor tankers and seventeen seperate in flight refuellings to get one Avro Vulcan B2 over the target, and give its crew a chance to come back alive. It was the end of an era - the last time the RAF flew heavy bombers into combat before they were replaced by their digital, fly by wire, laser guided successors. There were many believed that it couldn't be done.  As New
Price: 34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003697  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Part-timers: A History of the RAAF Reserves 1948-1998
Hurst, Doug
ISBN: 0642704449
Air Power Development Center Canberra, ACT, Australia 1999 
 Hard Cover New book, 218 pages. This book discusses the roller-coaster ride of the RAAF Reserve, particularly since the formation of the CAF fighter squadrons in 1948. Policy, workplace and personal perspectives are provided, along with an outline of each of the nine RAAFAR squadrons, the Specialist Reserve, the Air Training Corps and the University Squadrons. The valuable contribution made by Part-Timers over the years is confirmed. A glimpse of what might have been if their great potential had been more fully developed is also provided. Given today's plans to fully expand the RAAF Reserve, that glimpse, along with the history, should provide interesting reading to regulars and Part-Timers alike.  As New/Very Good
Price: 22.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003645  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Quiet Man: The Autobiography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Neville McNamara
McNamara, Neville, Sir
ISBN: 1920800077
Air Power Development Center ACT, Australia 2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 252 pages. For nine years from 1975, Neville McNamara operated at the pinnacle of Australia's defence organisation: as deputy chief of the Royal Australian Air Force, then chief, and finally as uniformed head of all three of Australia's defence services. Told in his own words, this account traces his rise from a small Queensland country town to sergeant pilot in the wartime RAAF in 1942, and eventually four star rank - the second Australian Air Force officer to achieve that level. Over the course of his 42 year air force career, he served in three wars: flying fighters on operations in the South West Pacific and Korea, and helicopters and transports in South Vietnam where he also held overall command of the RAAF units committed to that conflict. Although dubbed the "Quiet Man" for his unostentatious and unassuming style, he finally breaks his silence and writes about many of the events, projects and issues that were the centre of contention within the Department of Defence during the 1980s.  As New/As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003641  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Hide and Seek: The Untold Story of Cold War Naval Espionage
Huchthausen, P.; Sheldon-Duplaix, A.
ISBN: 9780471785309
John Wiley & Sons  2009 
 Hard Cover New book, 414 pages. It was the golden age of cloak and dagger. In the years following the allied victory in World War II, a new breed of men and women entered the U.S. intelligence services, joining those who had survived the war to carry on a covert campaign against a new and wily adversary, the Soviet Union. Naval intelligence has always been acknowledged as one of the key arenas in the Cold War intelligence struggle, but the true details and drama of this fierce competition have remained obscure - until now. Peopled with a motley array of spies, moles, double agents, defectors, techies, military officers, policy wonks, politicians, and more, this comprehensive account goes beyond the previous books about submarine confrontations and accidents to explore the entire spectrum of naval intelligence.  As New/As New
Price: 39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003549  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Sink the Belgrano: The Dramatic Hunt for the Argentine Warship
Rossiter, Mike
ISBN: 9780593058435
Bantam Press  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 308 pages. The sinking of the Belgrano was one of the most dramatic moments of the Falkland conflict. Signalling for many, Britain's entry into the war, it has been seen as a politically motivated decision deliberately designed to take the country irrevocably into the fight. Now Mike Rossiter - with unprecedented access to sailors from the Belgrano and HMS Conqueror - gives us a vivid and definitive retelling of the events that led up to the sinking. We track the collision course of the British submarine Conqueror and the Argentine warship - as the two sides and everyone on board head towards the climactic moment just outside the exclusion zone set up by the British around the Falkland Islands.  As New
Price: 26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003547  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Victorian London : The Life of a City 1840-1870
Picard, Liza
ISBN: 0297847333
Weidenfeld & Nicolson  2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 368 pages. To Londoners, the years 1840 to 1870 were years of dramatic change and achievement. As suburbs expanded and roads multiplied, London was ripped apart to build railway lines and stations and life-saving sewers. The Tames was contained by embankements, and traffic congestion was eased by the first underground railway in the world. A start was made on providing housing for the 'deserving poor'. There were significant advances in the field of medicine, and the Ragged Schools are perhaps the least known of Victorian achievements, in those last decades before universal state education. In 1851 the Great Exhibition managed to astonish almost everyone, attracting exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. Liza Picard shows us the reality of daily life. She takes us into schools and prisons, churches and cemeteries. This compassionate and wonderfully observant book recreates the splendour and misery, the inventiveness and energy, the vices and pleasures of that extraordinary age.  As New/As New
Price: 47.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003521  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Racing with Death: Douglas Mawson - Antarctic Explorer
Riffenburgh, Beau
ISBN: 9780747596042
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 296 pages. This book tells the breathtaking story of Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expeditions, in which he more than once narrowly escaped with his life. Mawson had been a key member of Shackleton's 1907-09 Nimrod expedition. In 1911 hos own Australasian Antarctic Expedition set off for the great white south, pitching camp on the slopes of the Beardmore glacier. When both members of his party died, however, he was left to struggle the hundreds of miles back to base, only to find that the rescue ship had sailed away, leaving him to face another year in the Antarctic. Mawson's expedition were scientifically and geographically groundbreaking, and established Australia as a key player in the Antarctic.  As New
Price: 27.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003520  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Henry VIII: King & Court
Weir, Alison
ISBN: 9780099532422
Vintage  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 639 pages. This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most dazzling ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, this is also a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history. As well as callenging some recent theories, it offers controversial new conclusions based on contemporary evidence that has until now been overlooked. It is a triumph of historical writing.  As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003493  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Two Sides of the Moon : Our Story of the Cold War Space Race
Scott, David; Leonov, Alexei
ISBN: 0743450671
Pocket Books  2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 415 pages. Growing up on either side of the Iron Curtain, Alexei Leonov and David Scott shared the same dream - to become a pilot. Excelling at flying, they were chosen by their countries burgeoning space programmes to be part of the greatest technological race ever - to land a man on the moon. Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first man to walk in space; he won a place in history, but almost lost his life. The American space programme was fraught with danger too; in 1966 David Scott and Neil Armstrong were seconds away from death as Gemini 8 spun violently out of control. Both men survived against dramatic odds with Scott later flying to the moon as commander of Apollo 15, the most complex expedition in the histoy of space exploration. Scott and Leonov were eventually brought together in the planning of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project that culminated in the US and USSR crews shaking hands in space as their space craft united. The project marked the end of the Cold War silence and started a friendship that would last for decades.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003482  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Khrushchev : The Man and His Era
Taubman, William
ISBN: 0743275640
Free Press  2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 876 pages. Ask many Westerners, and not a few Russians, and they are likely to recall Khrushchev as a crude, ill-educated clown who banged his shoe at the United Nations. But the short, thick-set man with small, piercing eyes, protruding ears, and apparently unquenchable energy wasn't a Soviet joke even though he figures in so many of them. Rather, he was a complex man whose story combines triumph and tragedy for his country as well as himself.  As New
Price: 23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003388  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Savage Kingdom: Virginia and the Founding of English America
Woolley, Benjamin
Harper Press  2007 
 Hard Cover New book, 467 pages. Four centuries ago, and fourteen years before the Mayflower, a group of men - led by a one-armed ex-pirate, an epileptic aristocrat, and reprobate cleric and a government spy - left London aboard a fleet of three ships to start a new life in America. They arrived in Virginia in the spring of 1607, and set about trying to create a settlement on a tiny island in the James River. Despite their shortcomings and against the odds, they built Jamestown, a ramshackle outpost which laid the foundations of the British Empire and the United States of America. An intimate story in an epic setting, Woolley shows how the land of Pocahontas came to be drawn into a new global order, reaching from London to the Orinoco Delta, from the warring kingdoms of Angola to the slave markets of Mexico, from the gates of the Ottoman Empire to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  As New/As New
Price: 47.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003358  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Daily Life of the Aztecs: On the Eve of the Spainsh Conquest
Soustelle, Jacques
ISBN: 1842125087
Phoenix Press United Kingdom 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 319 pages. The former politician and international authority on Mexican archaeology and society, Jacques Soustelle, presents a vivid account of the Aztecs, whose fierce, honourable, death-obsessed, profoundly religious people, from their savage days through their swift rise to a life of exquisite splendour in a city filled with 'thing unseen, nor ever even dreamed'. He shows them to have been a people we can understand and sympathise with, even in the darkest symbolism of their blood drenched worship; and he shows what the Aztecs might have become. His account pinpointes them in that moment of their history when they seemed to be on their way to even greater achievements - but the end of their civilisation was already nigh and advancing towards them from the Gulf of Mexico in the shape of Cortes who had landed on March 4th,1519.  As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003353  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
His Excellency: George Washington
Ellis, Joseph
ISBN: 0571212123
Faber & Faber Ltd United Kingdom 2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 320 pages. In the pantheon of Amerca's founders, there were many outstanding individuals. And yet each of them - Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, Adams, Madison - acknowledged Washington to be his superior, the one and only 'Excellency'. Drawing on the newly catalogued Washington papers at the University of Virginia, Joseph J. Ellis paints a full portrait of the man's life and career - from his military years through his two terms as President. In meticulous detail and lyrical prose, this book has given Washington the biography that his stature demands.  As New/Very Good
Price: 39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003274  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Rising Tide: The Untold Story of the Russian Submarines That Fought the Cold War
Weir, Gary;Boyne, Walter J.
ISBN: 0465091121
Basic Books New York, New York, U.S.A. 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, 354 pages. Of all the secrets the Soviet Union kept, none were more closely guarded than those involving their submarines. Throughout the Cold War, Soviet submariners patrolled the world's oceans, playing a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with their American counterparts in a silent struggle hundreds of feet below the surface. For the first time, this book tells the Soviet side of these secretive operations. Drawing on newly available, as well as interviews with a dozen former Soviet commanders - access never before granted to Western researchers - this gripping nuclear-armed subs were far more dangerous than we ever thought. With sixteen pages of never-before-seen photos, this book recounts successful Soviet operations, including top-secret exercises off the American coast, and espionage coups, such as the spy-ship that monitored American missile tests off the Florida coast and collected the debris in full view of the US Navy. All too common were the near-misses, heroic rescues, and deadly catastrophes that plagued Soviet submarines over the years, including the horrific nuclear accident on board the ill-fated K-19, later nicknamed the "Hiroshima"; the internal fire that sand the K-8 in 1970 with twenty-two sailors on board, and the dramatic escape of crewmembers from the Komsomolets in 1989, as narrated by a survivor. This book offers an extraordinary insider's history of the Soviet submarine service, and sheds new light on the darkest secrets of the Cold War.  As New/As New
Price: 39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003273  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Queens Knight: The Extraordinary Life of Queen Victoria’s Most Trusted Confidant
Downer, Martyn
ISBN: 9780552155083
Corgi Books  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 576 pages. Sir Howard Elphinstone, dashing hero of the Crimean War, was handpicked by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to be governor to their favourite son, Prince Arthur. Despite and uncertain beginning at court and many clashes with the Queen, on Albert's death, Elphinstone became not only a surrogate father to the royal children, but also the Queen's most trusted confidant. In her darkest moments, it was Elphinstone to whom she turned for advice. Artist, soldier, bodyguard, diplomat, confidant and spy: Elphinstone is the forgotten hero of the Victorian court. Extensively researched and drawing on hundreds of previously unpublished letters, this book restores him to his rightful position at the heart of the most extraordinary royal family in British history.  As New
Price: 21.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003271  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race
Rhodes, Richard
ISBN: 9781847371188
Simon & Schuster  2007 
 Hard Cover New book, 386 pages. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb comes this brilliant account of the post-war superpower arms race, climaxing during the Reagan-Gorbachev decade when the United States and the Soviet Union came within scant hours of nuclear war -- and then nearly agreed to abolish nuclear weapons. In a narrative that reads like a thriller, Rhodes reveals how the Reagan administration's unprecedented arms build-up in the early 1980s led the Soviets to conclude that the U.S. must be preparing for a nuclear war -- only for Reagan, out of deep conviction, to launch the arms-reduction campaign of his second presidential term and set the stage for the famous 1986 summit with Gorbachev in Reykjavik, and the breakthroughs that followed. Drawing on personal interviews with both Soviet and U.S. participants, and on a wealth of new documentation that has become available only in the past ten years, Rhodes recounts what actually happened in the final years of the Cold War. The story is new, compelling, and continually surprising -- a revelatory re-creation of a hugely important era of our recent history.  As New/Very Good
Price: 39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003122  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Operation Pelican: The Royal Australian Air Force in the Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949
Clark, Chris
ISBN: 9781920800253
Air Power Development Center ACT, Australia 2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 86 pages. In 1948 Britain, France and the United States of America found themselves opposed to their former wartime ally, the Soviet Union, over matter regarding control of Berlin. When the Soviets imposed a blockade on the city, the Allies had no option but to begin flying in the necessities of life for the two million inhabitants of the zones under their administration. When Britain turned for support to its Dominion partners, the transport element of the Royal Australian Air Force had recently ceased flying a regular courier service for Australian occupation forces involved in garrisoning another defeated Axis power of World War II, Japan. To the Americans the 15 month-long operation was codenamed Vittles, while the British called it Plainfare, but to the Royal Australian Air Force personnel involved, the Berlin Airlift was known as Pelican. Here the story is told od the events that made the airlift necessary, what the undertaking entailed and the part that Australians played in it, as well as the outcome and achievements of Operation Pelican.  As New
Price: 10.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002994  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Three Passions and a Lucky Penny: An Autobiography By Eric Stephenson
Stephenson, Eric
ISBN: 9781920800291
Air Power Development Center ACT, Australia 2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 160 pages. For nearly 30 years Dr Eric Stephenson was a medical officer in the RAAF, rising to be Director General Air Force Health Services with the rank of Air Vice-Marshal. Even in retirement, he continued working in the Defence health field, until his association with the RAAF reached the extraordinary span of more than 50 years. In this autobiography he describes his early life in England, where the three great loves of his life - Freda, the Air Force and medicine - had their beginning. During World War II, his pursuit of all three almost came to an abrupt end twice, depending first on the lucky flip of a coin and, later on, although through surviving the experience of being shot down over Germany in a Lancaster bomber. His return from captivity at the end of the war allowed him to pick up where he left off with fiance Freda, and saw him become a country doctor in Norfolk. In 1955 he also resumed wearing Air Force blue, only this time in Australia. Here he describe the many momentous changes that he has observed and helped happen in the practice of medicine, both within aviation and the general community - in between indulging his fourth passion (travel to exotic places). 'Doc' Stephenson has become virtually an institution in the RAAF.  As New
Price: 12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002986  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
In Kilted Company: A Story of Part-Time Soldiering
Carmichael, Max
Melbourne Books  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 228 pages. This book is the story of A Company, the South East Company in South Australia covering the period from the 1950s to the year 2000. However it has much broader appeal than just those men and women who served in the company at some time during the period. Change the names, the places and the anecdotes and this could be the unofficial history of any unit in the Australian Army Reserve. The author has managed to capture the spirit of the Australian digger with an anthology of stories, many of which are told in the sometimes colourful language of the soldier. It covers the good times as well as the difficult periods in the long and justifiably proud history of A Company and accurately records the changing fortunes of the Army Reserve over the subject period.  As New
Price: 23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002917  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
In Kilted Company: A Story of Part-Time Soldiering
Carmichael, Max
Melbourne Books  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 228 pages. This book is the story of A Company, the South East Company in South Australia covering the period from the 1950s to the year 2000. However it has much broader appeal than just those men and women who served in the company at some time during the period. Change the names, the places and the anecdotes and this could be the unofficial history of any unit in the Australian Army Reserve. The author has managed to capture the spirit of the Australian digger with an anthology of stories, many of which are told in the sometimes colourful language of the soldier. It covers the good times as well as the difficult periods in the long and justifiably proud history of A Company and accurately records the changing fortunes of the Army Reserve over the subject period.  As New
Price: 23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002916  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Rebel Queen: The Trial of Caroline
Robins, Jane
ISBN: 0743248635
Simon & Schuster  2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 370 pages. The marriage of Caroline of Brunswick to the foppish and unpopular George, Prince of Wales began disastrously and soon got worse. He was repulsed by her vulgar looks and habits; she was disenchanted by his manners and his immediate call for brandy. They did not speak the same language. Three years later they were locked in enmity. Caroline moved to Europe where she lived a life in flamboyant style, entering into scandalous associations with her dashing Italian butler. After the death of their only daughter, George determined that when he became King of England his wife would be barred from being crowned as Queen. In an attempt to divorce her, he brought Caroline to trial for adultery. The trial that followed in 1820 was one of history's most sensational episodes. The event was manipulated by republicans and rabble-rousers of every political shade, and brought the county to the brink of rebellion. Queen Caroline was idolised by the popular press, which raised its voice in anger for the first time, and was adored by the common people. She became a surprising and unlikely political symbol; a revolutionary Queen, a people's princess.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002886  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
King Charles II
Fraser, Antonia
ISBN: 0297775715
Weidenfeld & Nicolson  1979 
 Hard Cover New book, 524 pages. The story of King Charles II is one of enduring fascination if only because, as Bishop Burnet wrote, he was the greatest instance in history of the various revolutions of which one man was capable. The golden childhood of the boy Prince in the Van Dyck pictures gave way to an adventurous youth in Civil War England and abroad, ending traumatically when his father was executed in 1649. Charles II, King at eighteen, succeeded to 'nothing but the name'. After his valiant attempt to regain the throne was defeated by Cromwell at Worcester, the King made his epic escape - to years of exile, poverty and humiliation in Europe. The 'miraculous' Restoration ushered in a reign coloured by a series by a series of equally dramatic events: the Great Plague, the Fire of London, two Dutch Wars, the bizarre Popish Plot, and finally the efforts of the Whigs to exclude his Catholic brother James from the Succession, culminating in the King's unexpected triumph over them at the Oxford Partliament of 1681. This was the man who was to overcome the many problems of his reign and die not only in control of his country but in the affection of his countrymen.  As New/As New
Price: 47.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002883  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Catherine the Great: Love, Sex, and Power
Rounding, Virginia
ISBN: 0091799929
Hutchinson London 2006 
 Hard Cover New book, 566 pages. Dutiful daughter, frustrated wife, passionate lover, domineering mother, doting grandmother, devoted friend, tireless legislator, generous patron of artists and philosophers - the Empress Catherine II, the Great, was all these things and more. Her reign, the longest in Russian Imperial history, lasted from 1762 until her death in 1796; during those years she built on the work begun by her most famous predecessor, Peter the Great, to establish Russia as a major European power and to transform its new capital, St Petersburg, into a city to rival Paris or London in the beauty of its architecture, the glittering splendour of its Court, and the magnificence of its art collections. Using many of Catherine's own words from her voluminous correspondence and other documents, as well as contemporary accounts by courtiers, ambassadors and foreign visitors, Virginia Rounding seeks to penetrate the character of this most powerful, fascinating and surprisingly sympathetic of eighteenth century women.  As New/As New
Price: 39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002781  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Liberty : The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France
Moore, Lucy
ISBN: 0007241690
Harper Press  2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 464 pages. Writing with vigour and sympathy, Moore recreates the tumultuous atmosphere that galvanized a cast of remarkable characters - from aristocrats like the passionate and intellectual Garmaine de Stael, to women of the people such as the unhappy courtesan Theroigne de Mericourt, through to the glittering merveilleuses, whose glamour propelled them to the top of post revolutionary society. Through there lives, loves and failures, the wider history of the Revolution receives a compassionate retelling that illuminates not only the brief, hopeful period in which equality seemed within reach, but also in the ways in which they were betrayed.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002701  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Explorer King: Adventure, Science, And the Great Diamond Hoax - Clarence King in the Old West
Wilson, Robert
ISBN: 0743260252
Scribner Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A. 2006 
 Hard Cover New book, 302 pages. This book paints a brilliant portrait of Clarence King - a scientist explorer whose mountain-scaling, desert-crossing, river-fording, blizzard-surviving adventures helped create the new West of the nineteenth century. The Yale educated King went west in 1863 at age twenty-one as a geologist-explorer. During the next decade he scaled the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada, published a popular book now considered a classic of adventure literature, initiated a ground breaking land survey of the American West, and ultimately uncovered one of the greatest frauds of the century - the Great Diamond Hoax, a discovery that made him an international celebrity at a time when they were few and far between.  As New/As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002696  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Drake: The Life and Legend of an Elizabethan Hero
Coote, Stephen
ISBN: 0743468708
Pocket Books London, United Kingdom 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 337 pages. Was Sir Francis Drake a rabid anti-papist, a state sponsored terrorist and slaver? Or was he the embodiment of English sang-froid, an empire builder and hero? He was certianly the most dashing of the many ambitious seamen to serve Queen Elizabeth I, in an age when the world seemed there for the taking. For a God-fearing Protestant of good yoeman stock, turning the high seas into an English lake seemed nothing less than a birthright - especially if the only people in one's way were Catholics. Vividly re-creating the key episodes in the construction of the Drake legend, from the West Indies voyages to the Nombre de Dios expedition, the Armada, and of course, the extraordinary circumnavigation. Coote shows how Drake's reputation was made and challenged, and eventually manipulated in the centuries following his death.   As New
Price: 17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002697  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Lost Voices of the Edwardians
Arthur, Max
ISBN: 0007216130
Harper Uk United Kingdom 2007 
 Hard Cover New book, 424 pages. Max Arthur's compilation of memories from the turn of the century recaptures the day-to-day lives of people living through a fascinating period of transformation and landmark events.This book assembles hundreds of excerpts from private and public archives of Britain. Miners, millworkers, postmen, actresses, soldiers, bricklayers, shipbuilders, farm hands, seamstresses, footballers, and children working hard both in the factory and the schoolroom - all give rich and moving testimony of their day-to-day lives.  As New/As New
Price: 34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002688  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Twelve Days Revolution 1956: How the Hungarians Tried to Topple Their Soviet Masters
Sebestyen, Victor
ISBN: 0297847317
Weidenfeld & Nicolson  2006 
 Hard Cover New book, 340 pages. The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was an extraordinary story of bravery in a doomed fight for freedom. Armed with a few rifles, petrol bombs and desperate courage, the people of Budapest rose up against the might of a superpower. For a few exciting days, as the Western world watched in amazement, it looked as though the Hungarians could win and humble the Soviet Union. Russian troops withdrew, but it was not to be. The Soviets returned with overwhelming force and the Hungarians were brutally crushed. Budapest was devastated. Hungary remained an occupied city for a further three decades. Here was the defining moment of the Cold War, when the Soviets showed they would resort to brutal lengths to cling to their communist empire - and the West was prepared to let them. In this new account of the uprising, Victor Sebestyen draws on fresh evidence from Moscow, Washington and Budapest, as well as interviews with participants, that brings new light to a story that will always be an inspiration to those who hate tyranny.  As New/As New
Price: 39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002600  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Voices from Voyager: Personal Accounts of Australia’s Worst Peacetime Naval Disaster
Evans Carla J.
ISBN: 1741104742
New Holland Publishers Pty, Limited Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 189 pages. On the evening of 10 February 1964, the HMAS Melbourne sliced throught the middle of HMAS Voyager. The Voyager sank within minutes, taking 82 lives. Another 30 died of their injuries. It remains Australia's worst peacetime naval disaster. This book is a collection of first hand accounts of that fateful evening. Why did some men survive while others did not? Men from different sections of Voyager recount the moment of impact, their miraculous escapes and the harrowing minutes and hours they endured in the dark oily ocean before being rescued.  As New
Price: 15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002399  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Voltaire in Exile
Davidson, Ian
ISBN: 1843540878
Atlantic Books London 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 345 pages. In 1753, Voltaire - playwright, poet, philosopher, and one of the most feted figures in Europe - was forced into exile by King Louis XV, where he would remain for the last twenty five years of his life. These years heralded a startling new beginning for this remarkable character. Voltaire carved out a new and vibrant world in isolation, becoming a successful entrepreneur, writing his masterpiece Candide, and lavishing upon those around him the finest things in life. And it was as a figure cast out by the establishment that Voltaire began to develop his astonishingly modern ideas of human rights and social equality, borne out in his campaigns against a series of miscarriages of justice.   As New/As New
Price: 29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002357  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party
Tyler-Lewis, Kelly
ISBN: 0670034126
Viking Pr New York, New York, U.S.A. 2006 
 Hard Cover New book, 366 pages. In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed south aboard the Endurance to be the first to cross Antarctica from coast to coast. Shackleton's endeavor is legend, but few know the astonishing story of the Ross Sea party, the support crew he dispatched to the opposite side of the conitinent on the Aurora to build a lifeline of food and fuel depots to sustain his crossing.  As New/As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002346  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Drake: The Life and Legend of an Elizabethan Hero
Coote, Stephen
ISBN: 0743468708
Pocket Books London, United Kingdom 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 337 pages. Was Sir Francis Drake a rabid anti-papist, a state sponsored terrorist and slaver? Or was he the embodiment of English sang-froid, an empire builder and hero? He was certianly the most dashing of the many ambitious seamen to serve Queen Elizabeth I, in an age when the world seemed there for the taking. For a God-fearing Protestant of good yoeman stock, turning the high seas into an English lake seemed nothing less than a birthright - especially if the only people in one's way were Catholics. Vividly re-creating the key episodes in the construction of the Drake legend, from the West Indies voyages to the Nombre de Dios expedition, the Armada, and of course, the extraordinary circumnavigation. Coote shows how Drake's reputation was made and challenged, and eventually manipulated in the centuries following his death.   As New
Price: 17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002341  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Jenkins, Roy
ISBN: 1405046325
MacMillan London, United Kingdom 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 186 pages. Roosevelts presidency was one of the most eventful in US history. He took office in the midst of economic crisis: the stock market had crashed, the banking system had collapsed and millions of Americans were unemployed. Galvanising the nation with his 1933 inaugural address, Roosevelt demonstrated an optimism and resolve that garnered huge support for the programmes that he called the New Deal. When he died some twelve years later, on the eve of victory in WW2, he had overseen an incomparable mobilisation of American industrial effort, might and will power. Roosevelt was the dominant president of the twentieth century and helped the United States become the most influentual power. This book enables the reader to comprehend how he accomplished this and why he still stands tall in our estimation today.  As New/As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002278  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Reign of Henry VIII: Personalities and Politics
Starkey, David
ISBN: 9780099445104
Vintage  2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 160 pages. Henry VIII was almost never alone. He was surrounded, twenty-four hours a day, by the small group of intimates and pesonal attendants who made up the staff of his Privy Chamber. They organised his daily life, kept him amused and acted as the landline between the King and the formal machinery of government. These men, intermarried, interbred and close-knit even in their mutual feuding, were supremely well placed to rigi politics and patronage for their own benefit. Their influence was important and sometimes decisive: factions in the Priivy Chamber helped to destroy Anne Boleyn, the frustrated the 'Catholic' reaction of the 1540's, and by doctoring Henry's will, prepared the way for the full-blooded Protestantism of his son's reign. This is not so much a book about Henry VIII, it is about the great game of politics over which he resided.  As New
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002269  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Perfect Soldiers : The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It
McDermott, Terry
ISBN: 9780060584702
HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited Scarborough, ON, Canada 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 330 pages. The attacks of September 11, 2001, were a calamity on a scale few had imagined possible. In their aftermath, we exaggerated the men who perpetuated the attacks, shaping hasty and often mistaken reporting into caricatures we could comprehend - monsters and master criminals equal to the enormity of their crime. In reality, the 9/11 hijackers were unexceptional men, not much different from countless others. It is this ordinary enemy, not the caricature, that we must understand if we are to have a legitimate hope of defeating terrorism. Using research undertaken in twenty countries on four continents, Los Angeles Times correspondent Terry McDermott provides gripping, authoritative portraits of the main players in the 9/11 plot. With brilliant reporting and thoughtful analysis, McDermott brings us a clearer, more nuanced, and in some ways more frightening, understanding of the landmark event of our time.  Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002265  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The New Iraq: Rebuilding the Country for Its People, the Middle East, and the World
Braude, Joseph
ISBN: 0465007899
Basic Books New York, New York, U.S.A. 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 211 pages. Saddam Hussein's regime has fallen, but it is still too easy to overllok the most vital aspect of Iraq's reconstruction: the Iraqi people themselves. In this book, the author tells the story of a country in flux, from memories of its distant past to the painfull realities of contemporary life, and explains how a global commitment to Iraq's renewal will benefit everyone who takes part in the emerging project of state-building.   Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002260  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Alexander the Corrector: The Tormented Genius Who Unwrote the Bible
Keay, Julia
ISBN: 0007131968
Harper Perennial London 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 269 pages.The bizarre and fascinating story of Alexander Cruden, compiler of Cruden's Concordance - a 2.5 million word dictionary of quotations and gazetteer to the Bible, four times longer than the Bible itself, which remains in use to this day, nearly 300 year later. Despite the magnitude of his achievement, Alexander Cruden is remembered less for his mighty work than for the widespread belief he was mad. Cast into a lunatic assylum as a young man following a scandal considered too shocking to reveal, his life presents and odd juxtaposition of biblical scholarship and the spectres of intrigue, incest and insanity. Subsequent generations have accepted the diagnosis of Cruden as mad, but Julia Keay has a last uncovered a scandal, revealing the true (though no less tragic) story of his repeated incarcerations, and restoring the reputation of this lonely and misunderstood genius.  As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002198  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Berlin Wall: 13 August 1961 - 9 November 1989
Taylor, Frederick
ISBN: 9780747585541
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC London 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 716 pages. During the night of 12-13 August 1961, a barbed wire entanglement was hastily constructed through the heart of Berlin. It metamorphosed into a structure that would come to symbolise the insanity of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. Frederick Taylor tells the story of the post-war political conflict that led to a divided Berlin and unleashed an East-West crisis, which lasted until the very people the wall had been built to imprison breached it on 9 November 1989. Weaving together history, original archive research and personal stories, the Berlin Wall is the definitive account of a divided city and its people in a time when humanity seemed to stand permanently on the edge of destruction.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002181  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution
Baker, Peter; Baker, Peter S.; Glasser, Susan
ISBN: 0743264312
Scribner Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A. 2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 453 pages. With the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia launched itself on a fitful transition to Western-style democracy. But a decade later, Boris Yeltsin hand-picked successor, Vladimir Putin, a childhood hooligan turned KGB officer who rose from nowhere determined to restore the order of the Soviet past, resolved to bring an end to the revolution. This book goes behind the scenes of contemporary Russia to reveal the culmination of Project Putin, the secret plot to reconsolidate power in the Kremlin.  As New/As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002158  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Cupid And The King: Five Royal Paramours
Princess Michael of Kent
ISBN: 074327086X
Touchstone Books Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A. 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 377 pages. The royal European courts were unsurpassed for their glamour, wealth, fame, danger, treachery, and politics. The royal mistress was at the center of that world - admired for her beauty and sensuality; feared for the power she wielded; even vilified, envied, and resented. In times when women had very little power, the royal mistress had enormous influence, and ye she is seldom mentioned in official histories. This book tells recounts the stories of five very different women, each of whom became a celebrated - or notorious - courtesan: Nell Gwynn, the bawdy, vivacious orange seller turned actress who endeared herself to Charles II - and the county - with her wit and down-to-earth manner; Madame de Pompadour, the extravagent, elegant mautresse-en-titre of Loius XV who became one of the great patrons of her time while enraging the people of France; Marie Walewska, who became Napoleon's mistress to save her country; Lola Montez, the flamboyant, scandalous Irish beauty who reinvented herself as a Spanish aristocrat to win the heart of Ludwig I of Bavaria; Lillie Langtry, the legendary beauty immortalized by the most famous artists of her day and the only woman to completely monopolise Edward, Prince of Wales, later Edward VII.  As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002151  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Red Star Rogue: The Untold Story Of A Soviet Submarine’s Nuclear Strike Attempt On The U.S.
Sewell, Kenneth
ISBN: 9780743261128
Simon & Schuster Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A. 2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 304 pages. Early in 1968 a nuclear armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence, assembled here for the first time, strongly suggests that the sub, K-129, sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile, most likely at the naval base at Pearl Harbor. We know that the Soviets had lost track of the sub; it had become a rogue. Whilst the Soviets searched in vain for the boat, U.S. intelligence was able to pinpoint the site of the disaster. The new Nixon administration launched a clandestine, hald billion-dollar project to recover the sunken K-129. Contrary to years of deliberately misleading reports, the recovery operation was a great success.  As New/As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002107  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Glorious Revolution: 1688 - Britain’s Flight for Liberty
Vallance, E
ISBN: 9780349117331
Abacus Great Britain 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 372 pages. In the summer of 1688, seven English peers wrote to William of Orange requesting his assitance to overturn the pro-Catholic policies of their monarch, James II. On 5 November William landed with a massive invasion force and within six weeks James had fled the country, fearing for his safety. Three months later William and his English wife Mary, James II's Protestant daughter, were crowned joint monarchs, accepting the Declaration of Rights that affirmed Parliament's ancient rights and liberties. In his new, highly readable narrative of the period, acclaimed historian Edward Vallance counters the claim made by generations of Whig historians that this was a bloodless revolution - a victory for progress. Civil war was avoided by the narrowest of margins and the conflict was characterised instead by warfare and bloody massacre.  As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002101  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Drake: The Life and Legend of an Elizabethan Hero
Coote, Stephen
ISBN: 0743468708
Pocket Books London, United Kingdom 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 337 pages. Was Sir Francis Drake a rabid anti-papist, a state sponsored terrorist and slaver? Or was he the embodiment of English sang-froid, an empire builder and hero? He was certianly the most dashing of the many ambitious seamen to serve Queen Elizabeth I, in an age when the world seemed there for the taking. For a God-fearing Protestant of good yoeman stock, turning the high seas into an English lake seemed nothing less than a birthright - especially if the only people in one's way were Catholics. Vividly re-creating the key episodes in the construction of the Drake legend, from the West Indies voyages to the Nombre de Dios expedition, the Armada, and of course, the extraordinary circumnavigation. Coote shows how Drake's reputation was made and challenged, and eventually manipulated in the centuries following his death.   As New
Price: 17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002063  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Red Star Rogue: The Untold Story Of A Soviet Submarine’s Nuclear Strike Attempt On The U.S.
Sewell, Kenneth
ISBN: 9780743261128
Simon & Schuster Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A. 2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 304 pages. Early in 1968 a nuclear armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence, assembled here for the first time, strongly suggests that the sub, K-129, sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile, most likely at the naval base at Pearl Harbor. We know that the Soviets had lost track of the sub; it had become a rogue. Whilst the Soviets searched in vain for the boat, U.S. intelligence was able to pinpoint the site of the disaster. The new Nixon administration launched a clandestine, hald billion-dollar project to recover the sunken K-129. Contrary to years of deliberately misleading reports, the recovery operation was a great success.  As New/As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002048  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Last Expedition: Stanley’s Fatal Journey Through the Congo
Liebowitz, Daniel
ISBN: 0749950862
Portrait  2005 
 Trade Paperback New book, 355 pages. A noble rescue mission descends into a nightmare of cruelty, starvation and cannibalism - bringing to a close the European exploration of Africa. Henry Morton Stanley - the man who found Dr Livingstone - undertook the greatest African expedition of the nineteenth century. The ostensible aim was to rescue Emin Pasha, last lieutenant of the murdered General Gordon and governor of southern Sudan. Instead of ten months, Stanley's trip took three years and cost the lives of thousands of people, as his column hacked its way through the Congo - the last great unexplored territory in Africa.Stanley's secret agenda was territorial expansion; and what is revealed so vividly in the accounts of those who accompanied him is the dark underside of both the man and the colonial impulse. Stanley's books have long provided the only official record of the expedition; but in this enthralling narrative, the authors expose the hidden reasons behind the disastrous journey. The journals and letters of Stanley's officers reveal not only his courage and resourcefulness - but also his cruelty and casual brutality.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002029  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Prince Of Europe: The Life Of Charles Joseph De Ligne 1753-1814
Mansel, Philip
ISBN: 0753818558
Orion Pub Co United Kingdom 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 414 pages. Prince Charles Joseph de Ligne was a provocative writer, an ambitious general, a brilliant conversationalist and an innovative garden designer. His desire for military and literary glory was as great as his appetite for lovers. An international aristocrat, equally at home in Paris, Vienna and St Petersburg, he electrified everyone he met, from Catherine the Great to Casanova, the Marie Antoinettte to Goethe.   As New
Price: 17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002027  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Crack in the Edge of the World: The Great American Earthquake of 1906
Winchester, Simon
ISBN: 0670914932
Viking London, United Kingdom 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 412 pages. This book follows the story of the city that was built on the dreams of the American gold rush, and was destroyed in less than a minute. Just before dawn on 18 April 1906 a massive earthquake roared through the city of San Francisco, tearing through the main thouroughfare of the town in huge, undulating waves as the entire surface of the earth and everything that stood upon it seemed to lift up and roll in from the ocean. Houses crashed to the ground, people were shaken from their beds, and within moments great fires burst into life across the city and raged for three days.  As New
Price: 16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002024  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
After the Victorians: The World Our Parents Knew
Wilson, A.N.
ISBN: 9780099451877
Arrow Books  2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 621 pages. When this book begins, in the reign of Edward VII, Great Britain commands the mightiest empire the world has ever seen. By the time it ends, with the Coronation of Elizabeth II, Britain has emerged victorious from a world war, but ruined as a world power. How did Britain's power and influence decline? This is one of the questions which A. N. Wilson seeks to answer in his masterly follow-up to THE VICTORIANS.  As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001994  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Fellowship: The Story of a Revolution
Gribbin, John
ISBN: 0713997451
Allen Lane London, United Kingdom 2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 336 pages. In the seventeenth century, as England was racked by civil war, plague and fire, another tumultuous event was also taking place: the revolution in science. It was the end of a world ruled by supposition, superstition and magic, and the beginning of a new method of thinking based on proof end experiment. And at the heart of this Renaissance were the founding fathers of modern wester science: the Royal Society. This book explores how the Society grew out of a series of meetings of 'natural philosophers' in Oxford and London, and brings its prime movers to life, including: William Gilbert, the first man to test a theory by scientific methods; Francis Bacon, the extravagant, hedonistic philosopher who created the ideal image of the scientist; William Harvey, who carried out gruesome experiments on the circulation of blood; Christopher Wren, then more famous as an astronomer than architect; Robert Moray, a spy for Cardinal Richelieu; the hot tempered Robert Hooke, who transformed the Royal Society's fortunes yet whose work was written out of history; and his ambitious rival, Isaac Newton, who finally established the model od a universe that follows precise mechanical laws, not the whim of gods. This compelling book shows how the triumph of the revolution that changed the world - and still continues 350 years later - was ultimately not the work of one isolated genius, but of a Fellowship.  As New/As New
Price: 29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001991  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
Brands, H.W.
ISBN: 0099476568
Arrow Books Ltd London, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 547 pages. The discovery of Gold in California in 1848 sparked a frenzy that shook the world. People swarmed to the gold fields from as far as China and Australia. They came by ship and land, braving Tierra del Fuego and the pestilence of Panama, lured by the promise of riches. At the heart of this book is the story of Captain John Fremont, who 'liberated' California from Mexico only to find himself accused of mutiny.   As New
Price: 15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001967  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Mayflower: A Voyage to War
Philbrick, Nathaniel
ISBN: 0007228619
Harper Collins London 2006 
 Trade Paperback New book, 461 page. Behind the quaint and pious version of the Mayflower story taught in schools lies the untold tale of violence, subterfuge and epic drama. This book follows the Pilgrim fathers on their perilous journey from England, through their first bitter North American winter, to their equally bitter battle, fifty years later, against the Native Americans. Among the litany of hardships, however, are stories of friendship among the settlers and indigenous peoples, whose assistance several times rescued the Pilgrims from otherwise certain death. This delicate and unstable relationship continued until King Philip's War in 1675, a conflict which decimated the English population and all but obliterated the native Wampanoag.   As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001966  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Lawful Revolution: Louis Kossuth and the Hungarians, 1848-1849
Deak, Istvan
ISBN: 1842121480
Phoenix Press United Kingdom 2001 
 Trade Paperback New book, 415 pages. Hungary's War of Independence was the bloodiest conflict of a European revolutionary era. The story of the revolution of 1848, Hungary's most important historic event, is told here in terms of the towering personalities of Louis Kossuth. In the spring of that year, Kossuth and his fellow noblemen seized the opportunity presented by the European revolutions to legally restore the socereignty of the country under the Habsburg Crown. They also introduced many administrative, social and economic reforms. The goals of the reformers however ran into the opposion of the Habsburg Court, the new liberal Austrian government and the non-Magyar peoples of Hungary who feared Hungarian nationalism. In the ensuing war the country was led by Kossuth. The Hungarians lost the war, and in August 1849, Kossuth fled, never to return to his homeland. He remained a popular idol in Hungary, his name a symbol of the aspiration for independence. His legend grew with the years and was further cultivated after 1945, when Hungary had lost much of the independence for which Kossuth struggled.   As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001958  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Lawful Revolution: Louis Kossuth and the Hungarians, 1848-1849
Deak, Istvan
ISBN: 1842121480
Phoenix Press United Kingdom 2001 
 Trade Paperback New book, 415 pages. Hungary's War of Independence was the bloodiest conflict of a European revolutionary era. The story of the revolution of 1848, Hungary's most important historic event, is told here in terms of the towering personalities of Louis Kossuth. In the spring of that year, Kossuth and his fellow noblemen seized the opportunity presented by the European revolutions to legally restore the socereignty of the country under the Habsburg Crown. They also introduced many administrative, social and economic reforms. The goals of the reformers however ran into the opposion of the Habsburg Court, the new liberal Austrian government and the non-Magyar peoples of Hungary who feared Hungarian nationalism. In the ensuing war the country was led by Kossuth. The Hungarians lost the war, and in August 1849, Kossuth fled, never to return to his homeland. He remained a popular idol in Hungary, his name a symbol of the aspiration for independence. His legend grew with the years and was further cultivated after 1945, when Hungary had lost much of the independence for which Kossuth struggled.   As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001890  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Mandarin: The Diaries of an Ambassador 1969-1982
Henderson, Nicholas
ISBN: 1842120719
Phoenix Press United Kingdom 2001 
 Trade Paperback New book, 517 pages. Generally recognised as one of Britain's most popular and successful diplomats, Sir Nocholas (Nicko) Henderson was Ambassador to Poland 1962-72, Germany 1972-75, France 1975-79, and the United States 1979-82. His diaries, whether covering subjects as dissimilar as the sleeping arrangements in Windsor Castle, the developing relationship between Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, or the bitterest days of the Cold War, sparkle with humour and lively anecdote. Conversations are given as they took place. Hazards and gaffes inseperable from the roller-coaster career of a seasoned diplomat are recorded wihtout inhibition. As a respected author, he writes with ease and authority revealing what life was like behind the Iron Curtain; of the complicated four-power responsibility in Berlin; of the challenges of representing Britain in France at a low ebb in the relationship; of serving in Washington during the Carter and Reagan administration and of his close engagement in securing American support for the war in the Falklands. Throughout one gets a charming, unconventional diplomat's insight into what life is like for a member of the Foreign Service.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001887  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Conquerors of Time: Exploration and Invention in the Age of Daring
Fishlock, Trevor
ISBN: 0719555175
J. Murray  2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 440 pages. The modern world was made in an unruly age of tremendous possibility, and this is the story of that age - an epic of sweat and science, full of bloody-minded, brilliant and heroic characters. It is about men, animals and machines, about the seafarers, engineers, inventors and trailblazers who built the sinews of transport and communication that enabled the British to hold together an empire across vast oceans, deserts, mountains and forests, and the Americans to push the frontier west. It was a wonder of technique, logistics and nerve. Trevor Fishlock puts the reader before the mast, on the dusty road, on the sledge, in the howday and aboard the clanking steamer. It is a thrilling journey.  As New/As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001883  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Lost Men: The Harrowing Story of Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party
Tyler-Lewis, Kelly
ISBN: 0747584141
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC London, United Kingdom 2006 
 Trade Paperback New book, 366 pages. In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set forth to make history with the first ever crossing of the Antarctic continent. On the eve of the First World War, Shackleton disappeared into the Weddell Sea aboard the Endurance, while a ship called the Aurora sailed into the Ross Sea on the opposite side of continent under the command of AEneas Mackintosh. The Ross Sea part, twenty eight strog, was there to create a lifeline of vital food and fuel depots to supply the epic crossing. Yet all went tragically wrong when the Aurora broke free of her moorings in an Antarctic gale and stranded ten men ashore, woefully equipped to perform their task. Left with little more than the clothing on their backs and scavanged equipment, the men vowed to carry on in the face of impossile odds. Meanwhile, the rest of the Aurora crew, cast adrift at the mercy of the elements, battled for survival. With little hope of rescue, the lost men struggled to save themselves and carry out their mission.   As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001879  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Lost Executioner: A Story of the Khmer Rouge
Dunlop, Nic
ISBN: 0747580588
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC London, United Kingdom 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 326 pages. In Cambodia, between 1975 and 1979, nearly two million people died at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. As head of the Khmer Rouge secret police, Comrade Duch was responsible for the murder of more than 20,000 people considered enemies of the revolution. Twenty years later, not one member of the Khmer Rouge had been held accountable for what happened. Like so many others, Comrade Duch had disappeared. In his years spent working in Cambodia, photographer Nic Dunlop became obsessed with the idea of finding Duch. Then by chance, he came face to face with him. The Last Executioner attempts to find out what actually happened in Pol Pot's Cambodia and why, to understand how a seemingly peaceful nation could give birth to one of the most bloodthirsty revolutions in modern history.   As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001878  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Lawful Revolution: Louis Kossuth and the Hungarians, 1848-1849
Deak, Istvan
ISBN: 1842121480
Phoenix Press United Kingdom 2001 
 Trade Paperback New book, 415 pages. Hungary's War of Independence was the bloodiest conflict of a European revolutionary era. The story of the revolution of 1848, Hungary's most important historic event, is told here in terms of the towering personalities of Louis Kossuth. In the spring of that year, Kossuth and his fellow noblemen seized the opportunity presented by the European revolutions to legally restore the socereignty of the country under the Habsburg Crown. They also introduced many administrative, social and economic reforms. The goals of the reformers however ran into the opposion of the Habsburg Court, the new liberal Austrian government and the non-Magyar peoples of Hungary who feared Hungarian nationalism. In the ensuing war the country was led by Kossuth. The Hungarians lost the war, and in August 1849, Kossuth fled, never to return to his homeland. He remained a popular idol in Hungary, his name a symbol of the aspiration for independence. His legend grew with the years and was further cultivated after 1945, when Hungary had lost much of the independence for which Kossuth struggled.   As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001876  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
My Darling Heriott: Henrietta Luxborough, Poetic Gardener and Irrepressible Exile
Brown, Jane
ISBN: 0007235704
Harper Collins London 2006 
 Trade Paperback New book, 264 pages. Henrietta St John was born in 1699 into a world of privilege and seeming security. Raised in the heart of Hogartian London and at Lydiard, her ancestral home, she grew into a headstrong woman of letters who numbered Pope, Swift and Johnson among her acquaintances. Yet with more wit than was good for a woman of her time, Henrietta was not the easiest of daughters to marry off. And when she finally succumbed, it was a troublesome marriage from which she was soon banished to the wilds of Warsickshire, accused of infidelity by her pompous husband. Rather than moulder in her country exile, however, Henrietta sustained herself with her gardens - landscapes that won her an eccentric and enchanting company of friends and that now shape this biography. By the time she became Lady Luxborough, the irrepressible Henrietta could be credited with the possession of one of the finest romantic sensibilities and a tumultuous life story that reveals in intricate portrait of 18th century culture and aristocracy.  As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001847  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Stone of Heaven: The Secret History of Imperial Green Jade
Levy, Adrian; Scott-Clark, Cathy
ISBN: 0297645749
George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd London, United Kingdom 2001 
 Hard Cover New book, 429 pages. Asked to name the most valuable stone in the world, most of us would think of diamonds, rubies - possibly emeralds. But there is something far more precious buried deep in the bedrock of the remotest mine in the world, a valley in the shadow of the Himilayas. Imperial Jade Green has been famed in the East for a thousand years, eulogised by the Chines as the colour of the kingfisher's neck feathers, the only thing on earth that was said to match its astonishing green hue. By the end of the 18th century, Europe could barely contain its curiosity and explorers were dispatched to a 'barbaric land', forced to negotiate with the Lord of Mines, a King who they reported 'shone like the sun'. But they all returned empy handed, bearing only stolen glimpses of a smoking thicket that 'rang with wild incantations'. It would be another 100 years before Imperial Jade Green travelled to the west, and when it did, it left behind a trail of rubble and misery.  As New/As New
Price: 23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001692  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Sex with the Queen: 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics
Herman, Eleanor
ISBN: 9780061171369
Harper Collins London 2006 
 Trade Paperback New book, 322 pages. This book reveals the truth about what goes on behind the closed door of a queen's boudoir. Sex with the Queen explores the scintillating sexual lives of some of our most beloved and infamous female rulers. Anne Boleyn flirted with courtiers; Catherine Howard slept with one, Catherine the Great had her idiot husband murdered, and ruled the Russian Empire with a long list of sexy young favorites. Marie Antoinette fell in love with the Swedish count Axel Ferson, who tried valiantly to rescue her from the guillotine. When a queen became sick to death of her husband and took a lover, anything could happen - from discrace and death to political victory. At European courts, it was the politics - not the sex - that caused a royal woman's tragedy - or her ultimate triumph.  As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001583  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Mayflower: A Voyage to War
Philbrick, Nathaniel
ISBN: 0007228619
Harper Collins London 2006 
 Trade Paperback New book, 461 page. Behind the quaint and pious version of the Mayflower story taught in schools lies the untold tale of violence, subterfuge and epic drama. This book follows the Pilgrim fathers on their perilous journey from England, through their first bitter North American winter, to their equally bitter battle, fifty years later, against the Native Americans. Among the litany of hardships, however, are stories of friendship among the settlers and indigenous peoples, whose assistance several times rescued the Pilgrims from otherwise certain death. This delicate and unstable relationship continued until King Philip's War in 1675, a conflict which decimated the English population and all but obliterated the native Wampanoag.   As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001581  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
My Darling Heriott: Henrietta Luxborough, Poetic Gardener and Irrepressible Exile
Brown, Jane
ISBN: 0007235704
Harper Collins London 2006 
 Trade Paperback New book, 264 pages. Henrietta St John was born in 1699 into a world of privilege and seeming security. Raised in the heart of Hogartian London and at Lydiard, her ancestral home, she grew into a headstrong woman of letters who numbered Pope, Swift and Johnson among her acquaintances. Yet with more wit than was good for a woman of her time, Henrietta was not the easiest of daughters to marry off. And when she finally succumbed, it was a troublesome marriage from which she was soon banished to the wilds of Warsickshire, accused of infidelity by her pompous husband. Rather than moulder in her country exile, however, Henrietta sustained herself with her gardens - landscapes that won her an eccentric and enchanting company of friends and that now shape this biography. By the time she became Lady Luxborough, the irrepressible Henrietta could be credited with the possession of one of the finest romantic sensibilities and a tumultuous life story that reveals in intricate portrait of 18th century culture and aristocracy.  As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001582  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America’s Wild Frontier
Ambrose, Stephen E.
ISBN: 074347788X
Pocket Books London, United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 574 pages. On 5th July 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis set out on an epic voyage across the untamed Great Plains and into the Rockies. His breif from President Thomas Jefferson was to explore the land stretching west of the Mississippi, recently purchased from Napoleon. It was completely uncharted territory, a wild vast land ruled by the Indians, never before experienced by the white man. Charismatic and brave, Lewis was the first perfect choice to pioneew the western wilderness. This book is the definitive account of this mementous journey, presenting the American West as Lewis saw it - savage, awesome and pristinely beautiful.  As New
Price: 17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001575  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Before the Fall-out: From Marie Curie To Hiroshima
Preston, Diana
ISBN: 9780552770866
Black Swan London, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 418 pages. This is the full story of how an exhilarating quest to unravel the secrets of the material world produced the knowledge of how to destroy it. And how a scientific adventure shared openly between nuclear physicists from different nations transmuted into a secretive wartime race for the ultimate weapon of mass destruction between Germany and America. Focussed on the intertwined, all too human lives of scientists like Marie Curie, Einstein, Rutherford, Heisenberg and Bohr whose compulsive curiosity led, ultimately, to the horror of Hiroshima. Drawing on new interviews with those who were there, this book helps us make better sense of the threats and moral dilemmas posed by nuclear weapons for our society today.  As New
Price: 17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001563  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
Brands, H.W.
ISBN: 0099476568
Arrow Books Ltd London, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 547 pages. The discovery of Gold in California in 1848 sparked a frenzy that shook the world. People swarmed to the gold fields from as far as China and Australia. They came by ship and land, braving Tierra del Fuego and the pestilence of Panama, lured by the promise of riches. At the heart of this book is the story of Captain John Fremont, who 'liberated' California from Mexico only to find himself accused of mutiny.   As New
Price: 15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001556  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Edward VII and the Entente Cordiale
Dunlop, Ian
ISBN: 1841195308
Constable & Robinson Limited London, United Kingdom 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 315 pages. Britain and France have rarely been great friends, and towards the end of Queen Victoria's reign relations were exceptionally poor. Yet only three years after her death the situation was completely revised. On 8th April 1904 the Entente Cordiale was signed between the two countries, a bond that would prove of considerable importance as the world moved towards its first great war. The detailed negotiations of the Entente was the work of two Foreign Secretaries, the Marquess of Lansdowne and Theophile Delcasse. Their task was not easy - but it could not have been contemplated without the amazing influence and tireless efforts of Edward VII. Often regarded as a lightweigth ruler - fond of women, racing and cigars, and not fond of hard work - a very different king emerges from Dunlop's portrait, based on the testimony of those who knew him best and were closest to events.   As New/As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001519  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley
Weir, Alison
ISBN: 0224071033
Jonathan Cape Ltd London, United Kingdom 2003 
 Trade Paperback New book, 621 pages. The prolific Scottish historian Alison Weir, in her new book Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley, grapples painstakingly with a mystery that has dogged history for centuries. At midnight on February 9 1567, a violent explosion ripped apart Kirk o'Field, the Edinburgh residence of Lord Darnley, the 20-year-old King and second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. His unmarked body was found lying under a tree, together with that of his valet. The cause of his death and its perpetrators have remained obscured since that night, though Mary was a prime suspect in her husband's murder. Her apparent apathy regarding the murder investigation was regarded with deep suspicion but more incriminating were the infamous "Casket" letters, said to have been written by her to her lover Lord Bothwell, the supposed architect of Darnley's assassination. Yet if Mary had good reasons for wanting her (Catholic) husband dead, then so had much of Scottish nobility. Using contemporary evidence Weir argues exhaustively that the letters could have been the work of forgers employed by Protestant lords "laying snares for the queen". Sympathetic to Elizabeth I, intent on justifying Mary's subsequent imprisonment and forcing her abdication, the prospect of a young foreign Catholic queen, unversed in diplomacy, refusing a Protestant alliance through marriage was anathema to the Scottish lords. Weir's book claims that Mary's fate was sealed as much by the country of which she was monarch as by Elizabethan England.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001518  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge
Herman, Eleanor
ISBN: 0060760109
HarperCollins World  2004 
 Trade Paperback New book, 287 pages. Learn the scandalous truth about the illicit relationships of some of history’s most powerful men and the women who slept with them to get to the top. There was Madame de Pompadore, brainy but passionless mistress of Louis XV and her successor Madam duBarry...beautiful, stupid, but a whole lot more fun. Fascinating, and endlessly entertaining, Sex With Kings explores sex, power, money, rivalry and revenge. This non-fiction journey through 500 years takes the reader into the throne rooms and bedrooms of Europe’s most powerful kings. From the dawn of time, power has been a mighty aphrodisiac. The royal mistress, having conquered a king, often ran his kingdom, wielding her sexuality as sceptre. Sex With Kings is trailblazing in its exploration of this intriguing phenomenon - the position of royal mistress at European courts, the fascinating women who filled it, and how their responsibilities and rewards changed over the centuries. This is a chapter of women’s history which has remained unwritten - until now.  As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001516  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Ancient Mariner: The Amazing Adventures of Samuel Hearne, the Englishman Who Walked to the Arctic Ocean
McGoogan, Ken
ISBN: 0593052749
Bantam Press London, United Kingdom 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 334 pages. In 1757 when 12 year old Samuel Hearne joined the Royal Navy under the famous fighting captain Samuel Hood, he embarked on a life of high adventure. This young sailor would become the first European to reach the Arctic coast of North America, the author of a classic work of exploration literature, and the inspiration for one of the greatest poems in the English language. This book restores this pioneering naturalist and anthropologist to his rightfull place of eminence, painting a vivid portrait of life in the 18th century, taking readers on and off the wooden sailing ships, through Dr Johnson's London, and away to the farthest reaches of North America.   As New/As New
Price: 23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001514  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Falklands Commando
McManners, Hugh
ISBN: 0007141750
Harpercollins Pub Ltd United Kingdom 2002 
 Mass Market Paperback New book, 320 pages, 40 colour photos. Hugh McManners book was one of the first eye-witness accounts of combat operations during the Falkland War, and indeed one of the first books on Special Forces missions. Hugh was one of the first soldiers to land on the Falkland Islands and this book describes his team's covert missions to direct the artillery bombardment of Argentine positions, which he himself controlled. With an observent eye and in the language of the ordinary soldier, the author describes the deployment, preparation and course of the battle from the forefront of the land fighting. Some 20 years after the conflict, Hugh has revised the book and added a refreshed introduction, new photos, and additional notes on the battles.  As New
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001490  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley
Weir, Alison
ISBN: 0224071033
Jonathan Cape Ltd London, United Kingdom 2003 
 Trade Paperback New book, 621 pages. The prolific Scottish historian Alison Weir, in her new book Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley, grapples painstakingly with a mystery that has dogged history for centuries. At midnight on February 9 1567, a violent explosion ripped apart Kirk o'Field, the Edinburgh residence of Lord Darnley, the 20-year-old King and second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. His unmarked body was found lying under a tree, together with that of his valet. The cause of his death and its perpetrators have remained obscured since that night, though Mary was a prime suspect in her husband's murder. Her apparent apathy regarding the murder investigation was regarded with deep suspicion but more incriminating were the infamous "Casket" letters, said to have been written by her to her lover Lord Bothwell, the supposed architect of Darnley's assassination. Yet if Mary had good reasons for wanting her (Catholic) husband dead, then so had much of Scottish nobility. Using contemporary evidence Weir argues exhaustively that the letters could have been the work of forgers employed by Protestant lords "laying snares for the queen". Sympathetic to Elizabeth I, intent on justifying Mary's subsequent imprisonment and forcing her abdication, the prospect of a young foreign Catholic queen, unversed in diplomacy, refusing a Protestant alliance through marriage was anathema to the Scottish lords. Weir's book claims that Mary's fate was sealed as much by the country of which she was monarch as by Elizabethan England.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001489  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Falklands Commando
McManners, Hugh
ISBN: 0007141750
Harpercollins Pub Ltd United Kingdom 2002 
 Mass Market Paperback New book, 320 pages, 40 colour photos. Hugh McManners book was one of the first eye-witness accounts of combat operations during the Falkland War, and indeed one of the first books on Special Forces missions. Hugh was one of the first soldiers to land on the Falkland Islands and this book describes his team's covert missions to direct the artillery bombardment of Argentine positions, which he himself controlled. With an observent eye and in the language of the ordinary soldier, the author describes the deployment, preparation and course of the battle from the forefront of the land fighting. Some 20 years after the conflict, Hugh has revised the book and added a refreshed introduction, new photos, and additional notes on the battles.  As New
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001484  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Edward VII and the Entente Cordiale
Dunlop, Ian
ISBN: 1841195308
Constable & Robinson Limited London, United Kingdom 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 315 pages. Britain and France have rarely been great friends, and towards the end of Queen Victoria's reign relations were exceptionally poor. Yet only three years after her death the situation was completely revised. On 8th April 1904 the Entente Cordiale was signed between the two countries, a bond that would prove of considerable importance as the world moved towards its first great war. The detailed negotiations of the Entente was the work of two Foreign Secretaries, the Marquess of Lansdowne and Theophile Delcasse. Their task was not easy - but it could not have been contemplated without the amazing influence and tireless efforts of Edward VII. Often regarded as a lightweigth ruler - fond of women, racing and cigars, and not fond of hard work - a very different king emerges from Dunlop's portrait, based on the testimony of those who knew him best and were closest to events.   As New/As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001434  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Edward VII and the Entente Cordiale
Dunlop, Ian
ISBN: 1841195308
Constable & Robinson Limited London, United Kingdom 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 315 pages. Britain and France have rarely been great friends, and towards the end of Queen Victoria's reign relations were exceptionally poor. Yet only three years after her death the situation was completely revised. On 8th April 1904 the Entente Cordiale was signed between the two countries, a bond that would prove of considerable importance as the world moved towards its first great war. The detailed negotiations of the Entente was the work of two Foreign Secretaries, the Marquess of Lansdowne and Theophile Delcasse. Their task was not easy - but it could not have been contemplated without the amazing influence and tireless efforts of Edward VII. Often regarded as a lightweigth ruler - fond of women, racing and cigars, and not fond of hard work - a very different king emerges from Dunlop's portrait, based on the testimony of those who knew him best and were closest to events.   As New/As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001431  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley
Weir, Alison
ISBN: 0224071033
Jonathan Cape Ltd London, United Kingdom 2003 
 Trade Paperback New book, 621 pages. The prolific Scottish historian Alison Weir, in her new book Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley, grapples painstakingly with a mystery that has dogged history for centuries. At midnight on February 9 1567, a violent explosion ripped apart Kirk o'Field, the Edinburgh residence of Lord Darnley, the 20-year-old King and second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. His unmarked body was found lying under a tree, together with that of his valet. The cause of his death and its perpetrators have remained obscured since that night, though Mary was a prime suspect in her husband's murder. Her apparent apathy regarding the murder investigation was regarded with deep suspicion but more incriminating were the infamous "Casket" letters, said to have been written by her to her lover Lord Bothwell, the supposed architect of Darnley's assassination. Yet if Mary had good reasons for wanting her (Catholic) husband dead, then so had much of Scottish nobility. Using contemporary evidence Weir argues exhaustively that the letters could have been the work of forgers employed by Protestant lords "laying snares for the queen". Sympathetic to Elizabeth I, intent on justifying Mary's subsequent imprisonment and forcing her abdication, the prospect of a young foreign Catholic queen, unversed in diplomacy, refusing a Protestant alliance through marriage was anathema to the Scottish lords. Weir's book claims that Mary's fate was sealed as much by the country of which she was monarch as by Elizabethan England.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001429  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Into the Blue: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Horwitz, Tony
ISBN: 0747560471
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC  2002 
 Hard Cover New book, 480 pages. James Cook's three epic journeys between 1768 and 1779 were the last great voyages of discovery. Cook explored more of the earth's surface than anyone in history - sailing from the Acrtic the the Antarctic, from Tahiti to Siberia, from Easter Island to the Great Barrier Reef - and introduced the West to an exotic world of taboo and tatoo, of cannibalism and ritual sex. The author vivdly recounts these adventures and revisits the lands and peoples Cook discovered to explore the captain's legacy in today's Pacific. He also searches for Cook the man: a relentless prodigy who fled farm life, and later the luxury of Georgian London, for the privation and peril of sailing off the edge of the map.  As New/As New
Price: 29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001419  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Anne Boleyn: A New Life of England’s Tragic Queen
Denny, Joanna
ISBN: 074995051X
Portrait London, United Kingdom 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 374 pages. Adulteress? Sorceress? Immoral Temptress? No English Queen has been so persistently vilified as Anne Boleyn. Even after her execution in May 1536 - on trumped-up charges of adultery - the portrait that has come down to us is the one drawn by her enemies. Joanna Denny's compelling new biography of Anne presents a radically different picture of her - a highly literate, accomplished and intellectual woman, and a devout protagonist of the Protestant faith. It was Anne who played the key role in separating England from the Church of Rome. Her tragedy was that her looks and vivacious charm attracted the notice of a violent and paranoid King Henry - and trapped her in the vicious politics of the Tudor court.Joanna Denny's enthralling book plunges the reader into the fascinating, turbulent time that changed England forever.  As New
Price: 17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001416  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Anne Boleyn: A New Life of England’s Tragic Queen
Denny, Joanna
ISBN: 074995051X
Portrait London, United Kingdom 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 374 pages. Adulteress? Sorceress? Immoral Temptress? No English Queen has been so persistently vilified as Anne Boleyn. Even after her execution in May 1536 - on trumped-up charges of adultery - the portrait that has come down to us is the one drawn by her enemies. Joanna Denny's compelling new biography of Anne presents a radically different picture of her - a highly literate, accomplished and intellectual woman, and a devout protagonist of the Protestant faith. It was Anne who played the key role in separating England from the Church of Rome. Her tragedy was that her looks and vivacious charm attracted the notice of a violent and paranoid King Henry - and trapped her in the vicious politics of the Tudor court.Joanna Denny's enthralling book plunges the reader into the fascinating, turbulent time that changed England forever.  As New
Price: 17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001415  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Ship Thieves : The Amazing Tale and Unfortunate Life of James Porter - Australian Convict, Pirate and Master Mariner
Rees, Sian
ISBN: 0733619142
Hachette Livre Australia Sydney, NSW, Australia 2005 
 Trade Paperback New book, 231 pages. As dusk came down on the evening of 13 January 1834, James Porter and nine other convicts, transported at His Majesty's Pleasure to Van Diemen's Land, captured the newly launched barque the Frederick from their British masters.James Porter had spent the majority of his days since transportation planning how he would escape. Though he had mastered the art of fleeing his captors, he had not ever managed to stay free for long. The men decided to make their way to Valdivia, on the coast of Chile. Six thousand miles away on the other side of the Pacific, surely they could evade the British and assume new identities as shipwrecked mariners?But the might of the British Empire was not to take the piracy and escape of ten convicts lightly and after surviving the perilous journey (an amazing feat of seamanship) and starting a new life in a small town, James Porter's freedom was cruelly snatched away.Porter was again transported to Australia. Eventually, after further attempts to escape he ended up on Norfolk Island. On the island many a convict's spirit was broken but the tenacious attitude of James Porter survived.  As New
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001412  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Last Expedition: Stanley’s Fatal Journey Through the Congo
Liebowitz, Daniel
ISBN: 0749950862
Portrait  2005 
 Trade Paperback New book, 355 pages. A noble rescue mission descends into a nightmare of cruelty, starvation and cannibalism - bringing to a close the European exploration of Africa. Henry Morton Stanley - the man who found Dr Livingstone - undertook the greatest African expedition of the nineteenth century. The ostensible aim was to rescue Emin Pasha, last lieutenant of the murdered General Gordon and governor of southern Sudan. Instead of ten months, Stanley's trip took three years and cost the lives of thousands of people, as his column hacked its way through the Congo - the last great unexplored territory in Africa.Stanley's secret agenda was territorial expansion; and what is revealed so vividly in the accounts of those who accompanied him is the dark underside of both the man and the colonial impulse. Stanley's books have long provided the only official record of the expedition; but in this enthralling narrative, the authors expose the hidden reasons behind the disastrous journey. The journals and letters of Stanley's officers reveal not only his courage and resourcefulness - but also his cruelty and casual brutality.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001411  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Jenkins, Roy
ISBN: 1405046325
MacMillan London, United Kingdom 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 186 pages. Roosevelts presidency was one of the most eventful in US history. He took office in the midst of economic crisis: the stock market had crashed, the banking system had collapsed and millions of Americans were unemployed. Galvanising the nation with his 1933 inaugural address, Roosevelt demonstrated an optimism and resolve that garnered huge support for the programmes that he called the New Deal. When he died some twelve years later, on the eve of victory in WW2, he had overseen an incomparable mobilisation of American industrial effort, might and will power. Roosevelt was the dominant president of the twentieth century and helped the United States become the most influentual power. This book enables the reader to comprehend how he accomplished this and why he still stands tall in our estimation today.  As New/As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001358  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Victoria: A Celebration
Jaffe, Deborah
ISBN: 1842221809
Carlton United Kingdom 2000 
 Hard Cover New book, 191 pages. Queen of Geat Britain and of an empire on which the sun never set, Victoria gave her name to an age that came to represent progress, expansion and industrialisation. She ruled for an unprecedented 64 years, coming to the throne in 1837 at the tender age of 19 and dying in 1901. This book looks at every aspect of this remarkable era including politics, art, science and society. Deborah Jaffe has written an illuminating and incisive overview of Victorias life and reign, looking at why, a century after her death, her influence still endures, illustrated with two hundred sumptuous images, this is a fascinating tribute to one of the greatest British monarchs.  As New/As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001305  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Cromwell, Our Chief of Men
Fraser, Antonia
ISBN: 1842124935
Phoenix Press, WC2 London, United Kingdom 2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 774 pages. No Englishman has made more impact on the history of his nation than Oliver Cromwell; few have been so persistently maligned in the folklore of history. The central purpose of Antonia Fraser's book is the recreation of his life and character, freed from the distortions of myth and Royalist propaganda. Cromwell was a man of contradictions and surprising charm. The ruthless Psalm-singing General of the battlefields was also a country gentleman who, after his victory at Worcester paused to hawk in the fields nearby; the stern Puritan was also an exceptionally doting father; the most decisive and ruthless of commanders was also the passionate connoisseur of music; the strong man of England was prey to exhausting prolonged bouts of irresolution and as Lord Protector kept England on tenterhooks for a week while he wrestled with his conscience whether to accept the Crown. Of Cromwell's fitness for high office, both military and civil, this fascinating biography leaves no doubt. Under his rule English prestige abroad rose to a level unequalled since Elizabeth I. Yet - as Antonia Fraser's judicious assessment shows - his campaign in Ireland has cast a shadow over his reputation. As in all her books, Antonia Fraser combines a high standard of scholarship with a most exciting narrative. The result is a major biography in the finest tradition which displays great insight into this complex man and reveals a totally unexpected Cromwell far removed from the received stereotype.   As New
Price: 21.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001304  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Maria Fitzherbert: The Secret Wife of George IV
Munson, James
ISBN: 1841196169
Constable and Robinson London, United Kingdom 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 414 pages. The notorious love affair of George IV and Maria Fitzherbert is one of the most bizarre episodes in the history of the royal family. It is the story of a young Catholic widow who became the secret wife of the heir to the throne because she had refused to become his mistress. James Munson reveals a genuine love story between the spoilt, egocentric prince and the older woman who brought peace and order to his life of restlessness and excess; resulting in a marriage that defied English law and broke all the rules of monarchy. Two themes dominate - the love of a kind-hearted woman for a charming but faithless prince, and the perilous state of the monarchy in this eventful period of history.  As New
Price: 15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001302  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Cold War: For 45 Years the World Held Its Breath
Isaacs, Jeremy; Downing, Taylor
ISBN: 059304309X
Bantam Press London, United Kingdom 1998 
 Hard Cover New book, 432 pages, large format book. Beautifully designed and illustrated with hundreds of photographs, this companion volume to the CNN documentary series begins with the roots of the Cold War: the military intervention by six nations (including the United States) in the Bolsheviks' 1917 Russian Revolution. The book then takes on the Cold War proper, from the post-World War II rise of the Iron Curtain to the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet government in the early 1990s. "For forty-five years," the authors write, "the peoples of the world held their breath," through missile crises, policies of "mutual assured destruction," the Vietnam War, and the uneasy steps toward détente and full peace highlighted by Richard Nixon's meetings with Leonid Brezhnev and by Mikhail Gorbachev's meetings with Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Special sections highlight the role of spies in the Cold War, as well as the films and literature of the era. This is a copiously detailed account of the major historical force of the latter half of the 20th century that would make an excellent reference book for any household.   As New/As New
Price: 45.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001298  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Courtesan’s Revenge: Harriette Wilson, the Woman Who Blackmailed the King
Wilson, Frances
ISBN: 0571205046
Faber and Faber  2003 
 Hard Cover New book, 359 pages. Harriette Wilson was the most desired and the most dangerous woman in Regency London. Born in 1786, by the time she was fifteen Harriette was well on to her way to becoming England's most sought after courtesan.She counted amongst her conquests the Prince of Wales, at least three Prime Ministers and the Lord Chancellor.There was hardly a young dandy in Mayfair who had not been involved with Harriette, who entranced men with her wit as much as her beauty.A fascinated Walter Scott called her a 'smart saucy girl' with 'the manners of a wild schoolboy'. But when the Duke of Argyll and other rich former lovers refused to pay her an annuity, Harriette decided to avenge herself on the whole pack.With her scandalous Memoirs - a book she was famously told, by the Duke of Wellington, to 'publish and be damned' - she took sensational revenge on London society. In a biography of tremendous style and energy, Frances Wilson makes use of previously unseen letters, law reports and confidential Government correspondence to reveal for the first time the spectacular true story of the sexual celebrity who blackmailed the British aristocracy and even held the King to ransom.  As New/As New
Price: 23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001271  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
All the King’s Women: Love, Sex and Politics in the Life of Charles II
Wilson, Derek
ISBN: 0712668020
Pimlico London, United Kingdom 2004 
 Trade Paperback New book, 408 pages. In a society that was shaken loose by violent conflict, the role of women changed radically and Charles enjoyed the company of strong women - the leech-like Lady Castlemaine; 'dearest Fubs' Keroualle; the outrageous Nell Gwynn; his domineering mother; his 'pushy' nurse, Christabella Wyndham; his much loved sister; his only great love, Lucy Walter; and his long-suffering wife, Catherine of Braganza. It is this remarkable miscellany of relationships that Derek Wilson explores to reveal Charles II's character, the course of political events, and the fate of the dynasty.  As New
Price: 16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001215  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Elizabeth and Leicester
Jenkins, Elizabeth
ISBN: 1842125605
Phoenix Press United Kingdom 2002 
 Trade Paperback New book, 384 pages. This is the absorbing and illuminating biography of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.Generally unpopular among his fellow courtiers, detested by the people as a whole, and lampooned by the writers of the day, Dudley's influence on his royal mistress was constant and incalculable from the beginning of her reign until his death in 1588.  As New
Price: 16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001214  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Dark Waters: The Breathtaking Insider’s Account of America’s Secret Cold War Submarine
Vyborny, Lee; Davis, Don
ISBN: 0091887887
Ebury Press London, United Kingdom 2003 
 Mass Market Paperback New book, 35 photos. This book reveals the story about one of America's most closely guarded secret Cold War weapons. It follows the creation, construction and operations of the NR-1, the smallest nuclear powered submarine in the US Navy. This is a story of covert operations, danger, bravery, technology and historic discovery.  As New
Price: 13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001032  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Dark Waters: The Breathtaking Insider’s Account of America’s Secret Cold War Submarine
Vyborny, Lee; Davis, Don
ISBN: 0091887887
Ebury Press London, United Kingdom 2003 
 Mass Market Paperback New book, 35 photos. This book reveals the story about one of America's most closely guarded secret Cold War weapons. It follows the creation, construction and operations of the NR-1, the smallest nuclear powered submarine in the US Navy. This is a story of covert operations, danger, bravery, technology and historic discovery.  As New
Price: 13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001033  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Paradise of Cities: Venice in the 19th Century
Norwich, John Julius
ISBN: 0385509049
Doubleday New York, New York, U.S.A. 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, 336 pages. This book traces the transformation of Venice from a proud independent state into a dazzling dreamscape that attracted artists, writers, and composers from arround the world. In a strikingly effective departure from straight narrative history, the author tells the story of Venice through the experiences and reactions of such famous 19th century visitors as Napoleon Bonaparte, Lord Byron, John Ruskin, Henry James, Richard Wagner, James Whistler, and Robert Browning. Napoleon, having achieved the conquest that had thwarted other forces for a thousand years, was totally indifferent to the glories of his prize. The almost commically lascivious Byron seduced seemingly every woman in Venice until he had the misfortune of falling in love with one of them, and the prim Ruskin obsessively sketched every architectural detail for his seminal book - The Stones of Venice - even as his comely wife grew weary of his celibacy. Wagner worked on Tristan and Isolde in Venice, and Whistler painted his greatest masterpiece there.  As New/As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001152  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves and the Creation of America
Wiencek, Henry
ISBN: 0330488694
Pan Books London, United Kingdom 2005 
 Mass Market Paperback New book, 404 pages. When George Washinton wrote his will, he made the startling decision to set his slaves free. It was the last act of a man who had begun to question his values, of a man who had come to believe that holding slaves was his 'only unavoidable subject of regret.' In this groundbreaking work, Henry Wiencek explores the founding father's engagement with slavery at every stage of his life - as a Virginia planter, soldier, politician, president and statesman. Based on a meticulous examination of private papers, court records, and the voluminous Washington archives, Wieneck recounts for the first time the moral transformation that culminated in Washinton's decision to emancipate his slaves.   As New
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001085  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Madame de Pompadour : Mistress of France
Algrant, Christine Pevitt
ISBN: 0732276799
HarperCollins Publishers Australia Moss Vale, NSW, Australia 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 339 pages. She was beautiful, notorious - and the most powerful woman in all France. Born Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Madam de Pompadour was mistress of Kink Louis XV during the turbulent decades of the eighteenth century leading up to the French Revolution. From childhood her ambition was to be the kings official mistress, and aided by her great beauty, intelligence, and ambitious family, she succeeded. From the first, her lack of aristocratic blood caused a scandal, but she quickly became the kings sole confidante and dispenser of political appointments. Her enemies were many, but her friends included such luminaries as Voltaire, Rousseau and Diderot. In time, she became effectively, de facto prime minister of France.  As New
Price: 17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001059  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Secret Messages: Concealment, Codes, and Other Types of Ingenious Communication
Butler, William; Keeney, L. Douglas
ISBN: 0684869985
Simon & Schuster Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A. 2001 
 Hard Cover New book, 192 page. From the fall of troy to intestellar messages by way of the Underground Railroad and Captain Midnight, this book is a collection of 95 of the most interesting examples of code and concealed communications throughout history. The authors have compiled a fascinating array of encrypted communications from a varied field. Many of these examples are from times of war, others are more lighthearted, such as the creative use of hand signals in baseball, and some selections offer a glimpes into how codes are used in everyday life, unbeknownst to most of us, in places like hospitals, police stations, and firehouses. The book also explores the future of cryptography, where technology will enable vast amounts of information to be hidden in miniscule hosts such as human DNA, or the dot of an 'i'.  As New/Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001046  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Secret Messages: Concealment, Codes, and Other Types of Ingenious Communication
Butler, William; Keeney, L. Douglas
ISBN: 0684869985
Simon & Schuster Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A. 2001 
 Hard Cover New book, 192 page. From the fall of troy to intestellar messages by way of the Underground Railroad and Captain Midnight, this book is a collection of 95 of the most interesting examples of code and concealed communications throughout history. The authors have compiled a fascinating array of encrypted communications from a varied field. Many of these examples are from times of war, others are more lighthearted, such as the creative use of hand signals in baseball, and some selections offer a glimpes into how codes are used in everyday life, unbeknownst to most of us, in places like hospitals, police stations, and firehouses. The book also explores the future of cryptography, where technology will enable vast amounts of information to be hidden in miniscule hosts such as human DNA, or the dot of an 'i'.  As New/Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001045  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Philbrick, Nathaniel
ISBN: 067003231X
Viking Pr New York, New York, U.S.A. 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket, 452 pages. The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842 was one of the most ambitious undertakings of the 19th century and one of the largest voyages of discovery the Western world has ever seen, Six sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds that included botanists, geologists, mapmakers and biologists, all under the command of the young, brash Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. Their goal was to cover the Pacific Ocean, top to bottom. Four years after embarking, they returned to the United States having accomplished this and much more. They discovered a new southern continent, which Wilkes would name Antarctica. They explored volcanos in Hawaii, confirmed Charles Darwin's theory of the foramtion of coral attols, and collected thousands of specimens that eventually became the foundation of the Smithsonian institute. This was an enterprise that sould have been celebrated and revered as the expedition of Lewis and Clark, but the author explains for the first time why the expedition vanished from memory. Using new sources including a secret journal, Philbrick reconstructs the darker saga. The story pivots on Charles Wilkes - simultaneously ambitious, proud, petty, and courageous, a self-destructive dynamo who undermined his own prodigious feats by alienating his crew, officers and sponsors.  As New/Very Good
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001040  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Philbrick, Nathaniel
ISBN: 067003231X
Viking Pr New York, New York, U.S.A. 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket, 452 pages. The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842 was one of the most ambitious undertakings of the 19th century and one of the largest voyages of discovery the Western world has ever seen, Six sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds that included botanists, geologists, mapmakers and biologists, all under the command of the young, brash Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. Their goal was to cover the Pacific Ocean, top to bottom. Four years after embarking, they returned to the United States having accomplished this and much more. They discovered a new southern continent, which Wilkes would name Antarctica. They explored volcanos in Hawaii, confirmed Charles Darwin's theory of the foramtion of coral attols, and collected thousands of specimens that eventually became the foundation of the Smithsonian institute. This was an enterprise that sould have been celebrated and revered as the expedition of Lewis and Clark, but the author explains for the first time why the expedition vanished from memory. Using new sources including a secret journal, Philbrick reconstructs the darker saga. The story pivots on Charles Wilkes - simultaneously ambitious, proud, petty, and courageous, a self-destructive dynamo who undermined his own prodigious feats by alienating his crew, officers and sponsors.  As New/Very Good
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001039  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Athenais: The Life of Louis XIV’s Mistress , the Real Queen of France
Hilton, Lisa
ISBN: 0316084905
Little Brown & Co Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 2002 
 Hard Cover New book, slight shelf wear to cover, 358 pages. Athenais De Montespan reigned as official mistress to Sun King Louis XIV during the most glorious period of "the splendid century." Athenais quickly rose to far greater prominence then the King's own spouse. It was Madame de Montespan who was known as "the real Queen of France." As a lover, she risked the disgrace of adultery to conduct an affair that scadalised Europe; as a patron, she supported many of the leaders of the cultural renaisance; as a mother, she is the ancestor of most of the royal houses of Europe. Throughout the "age Montespan," Athenais used her wit and beauty to stave off the intrigues of courtiers, the machinations of Versailles's clerics, and the wiles of lovely young pretenders to the King's heart - all doggedly seeking to unseat her.   As New/Very Good
Price: 16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001022  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Athenais: The Life of Louis XIV’s Mistress , the Real Queen of France
Hilton, Lisa
ISBN: 0316084905
Little Brown & Co Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 2002 
 Hard Cover New book, slight shelf wear to cover, 358 pages. Athenais De Montespan reigned as official mistress to Sun King Louis XIV during the most glorious period of "the splendid century." Athenais quickly rose to far greater prominence then the King's own spouse. It was Madame de Montespan who was known as "the real Queen of France." As a lover, she risked the disgrace of adultery to conduct an affair that scadalised Europe; as a patron, she supported many of the leaders of the cultural renaisance; as a mother, she is the ancestor of most of the royal houses of Europe. Throughout the "age Montespan," Athenais used her wit and beauty to stave off the intrigues of courtiers, the machinations of Versailles's clerics, and the wiles of lovely young pretenders to the King's heart - all doggedly seeking to unseat her.   As New/Very Good
Price: 16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001021  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Raleghs Last Journey
Hyland, Paul
ISBN: 0007172451
HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 242 pages. Walter Ralegh was the greatest courtier of his day, Elizabeth's favourite, dashingly brilliant, wily and powerful, but by the summer of 1618, his last voyage a failure and suffering the hostility of James I, he was escorted to the scaffold. This book unfurls the story of the last twenty weeks of Sir Walter's life, Raleghs grotesque behavior along the way, of the web of deceit and counter-trechery woven between him and his reviled betrayer 'Judas' Stucley, and of their travelling companion the French physician and double agent Dr Manoury.  As New
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001009  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Caliban Shore: The Tale of the "Grosvenor" Castaways
Taylor, Stephen
ISBN: 0571223303
Faber and Faber London, United Kingdom 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 297 pages. In 1782, the Grosvenor was one of the finest East Indiamen, a grant three-masted square rigger of 741 tons with 26 cannon. When she ran aground on the trecherous coast of south east Africa, and astonishing number of her crew and passengers, including women and children, survived. But the castaways were hundreds of miles from the nearest European outpost, and utterly ignorant or their surroundings and the people among whom they found themselves. Drawing upon new research, Taylor pieces together this extraordinary saga of the fate of the survivors.  As New
Price: 15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001003  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Dangerous Crossings: The First Modern Polar Expedition, 1925
Bryant, John; Bryant, John H.; Cones, Harold N. Ph.D.
ISBN: 1557501874
Naval Inst Pr Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A. 2000 
 Hard Cover New book, 206 pages. Considered one of the most heroic missions in the annals of naval aviation, the expedition included the overflight of some thirty thousand square miles of the High Arctic in open cockpit Loening Amphibian biplanes and a series of other events in which the explorers risked their lives in an unforgiving environment to add to the store of human knowledge. The authors dramatic account fully documents the expeditions important work in the ruggedly beautiful Arctic landscape and provides significant insight into the character of the most famous and controversial polar explorers - Richard Byrd.  As New/Very Good
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000986  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Dark Waters: The Breathtaking Insider’s Account of America’s Secret Cold War Submarine
Vyborny, Lee; Davis, Don
ISBN: 0091887887
Ebury Press London, United Kingdom 2003 
 Mass Market Paperback New book, 35 photos. This book reveals the story about one of America's most closely guarded secret Cold War weapons. It follows the creation, construction and operations of the NR-1, the smallest nuclear powered submarine in the US Navy. This is a story of covert operations, danger, bravery, technology and historic discovery.  As New
Price: 13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000970  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Dark Waters: The Breathtaking Insider’s Account of America’s Secret Cold War Submarine
Vyborny, Lee; Davis, Don
ISBN: 0091887887
Ebury Press London, United Kingdom 2003 
 Mass Market Paperback New book, 35 photos. This book reveals the story about one of America's most closely guarded secret Cold War weapons. It follows the creation, construction and operations of the NR-1, the smallest nuclear powered submarine in the US Navy. This is a story of covert operations, danger, bravery, technology and historic discovery.  As New
Price: 13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000968  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Dark Waters: The Breathtaking Insider’s Account of America’s Secret Cold War Submarine
Vyborny, Lee; Davis, Don
ISBN: 0091887887
Ebury Press London, United Kingdom 2003 
 Mass Market Paperback New book, 35 photos. This book reveals the story about one of America's most closely guarded secret Cold War weapons. It follows the creation, construction and operations of the NR-1, the smallest nuclear powered submarine in the US Navy. This is a story of covert operations, danger, bravery, technology and historic discovery.  As New
Price: 13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000967  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Proudest Day: India’s Long Road to Independence
Read, Anthony; Fisher, David
ISBN: 0393318982
W W Norton & Co Inc Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 1999 
 Soft Cover New book, 565 pages, 36 photos. This is a rivetting account of the end of the Raj, the most romantic of all the great empires. Beginning nearly a century earlier, the events and personalities involved, including Gandhi, Nehru, and Jinnah, are detailed to provide a compelling and colourfull account of the events that shook the British Empire, and unleashed violence that shocked the world.  As New
Price: 15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000948  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Fenian Fire: The British Government Plot to Assassinate Queen Victoria
Campbell, Christopher
ISBN: 0007104820
Harper Uk United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 422 pages. This book exposes the true instigators behind one of the most serpentine of all the attempts on Queen Victoria's life. Irish-American bombers had waged a five year campaign of dynamite attacks against British cities; now they seemed poised to bring off the most spectacular outrage imaginable. But the conspiracy's real target was not the Queen, but the entire cause of Irish Home Rule...  As New
Price: 16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000931  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Measuring America: How the United States Was Shaped By the Greatest Land Sale in History
Linklater, Andro
ISBN: 0007108885
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd London, United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 312 pages. In 1785, the American Congress authorised the survey and sale os the land west of the Ohio River. In what proved to be the greatest property deal of all time, the US government eventually measured out and sold over a billion acres, stretching from Canada to Mexico. The grid the survey imposed upon the unmapped land determined the configuration of states, counties, farms and towns. Not only was the American landscape shaped for ever, so was the American psyche.  As New
Price: 12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000927  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Demon of the Waters : The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe
Gibson, Gregory
ISBN: 0733615252
Hachette Livre Australia Sydney, NSW, Australia 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 308 pages. This book recounts the notorious story of the 1825 mutiny aboard the whaling ship Globe, and the subsequent naval expedition dispatched to the Pacific with orders to apprehend the perpetrators. The mutiny and its aftermath were notorious as the goriest crime in American maritime industry; involving hatchet murders, stabbings, shootings, and a shipboard lynching.  As New
Price: 16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000925  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Fenian Fire: The British Government Plot to Assassinate Queen Victoria
Campbell, Christopher
ISBN: 0007104820
Harper Uk United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 422 pages. This book exposes the true instigators behind one of the most serpentine of all the attempts on Queen Victoria's life. Irish-American bombers had waged a five year campaign of dynamite attacks against British cities; now they seemed poised to bring off the most spectacular outrage imaginable. But the conspiracy's real target was not the Queen, but the entire cause of Irish Home Rule...  As New
Price: 16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000921  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Thread across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable
Gordon, John Steele
ISBN: 0743231279
Simon &Schuster London 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 239 pages. This book recounts the dream of one American business man, Cyrus Field, to revolutionise communications forever. His endevour joined joined America to Europe with the first Transatlantic Telegraph Cable. It took a decade of effort, millions of dollars, the solution of innumerable technological problems and uncommon physical, financial, and intellectual courage to complete.   As New
Price: 16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000920  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Finest & Darkest Hours: The Decisive Events in British Politics from Churchill to Blair
Jefferys, Kevin
ISBN: 1903809746
Atlantic  2002 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. This book ranges from Winston Churchill's accession to the premiership in 1940 through to the emergence of New Labour in 1994 - via the Suez fiasco, the Profumo affair, the three-day week, the winter of discontent, the Falkland war and Black Wednesday - to identify precisely how significant these famous episodes really were. It combines vivid portraits of the dramatis personae with sharp, often controversial, analysis of the unfolding crisis.  As New/Very Good
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000915  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Finest & Darkest Hours: The Decisive Events in British Politics from Churchill to Blair
Jefferys, Kevin
ISBN: 1903809746
Atlantic  2002 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. This book ranges from Winston Churchill's accession to the premiership in 1940 through to the emergence of New Labour in 1994 - via the Suez fiasco, the Profumo affair, the three-day week, the winter of discontent, the Falkland war and Black Wednesday - to identify precisely how significant these famous episodes really were. It combines vivid portraits of the dramatis personae with sharp, often controversial, analysis of the unfolding crisis.  As New/Very Good
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000914  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland
Meyer, Karl; Meyer, Karl E.
ISBN: 1586480480
Public Affairs New York, New York, U.S.A. 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, 252 pages. This book examines the historical impact of the Western encounter with Central Asia's fragile and volatile nations. Blending scholarship with reportage, the author examines the five Central Asian Republics, the Caspian and the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Russia.  As New/Very Good
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000874  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Fenian Fire: The British Government Plot to Assassinate Queen Victoria
Campbell, Christopher
ISBN: 0007104820
Harper Uk United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 422 pages. This book exposes the true instigators behind one of the most serpentine of all the attempts on Queen Victoria's life. Irish-American bombers had waged a five year campaign of dynamite attacks against British cities; now they seemed poised to bring off the most spectacular outrage imaginable. But the conspiracy's real target was not the Queen, but the entire cause of Irish Home Rule...  As New
Price: 16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000778  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Queen’s Slave Trader: Jack Hawkyns, Elizabeth I, and the Trafficking in Human Souls
Hazlewood, Nick
ISBN: 0060787260
HarperCollins Publishers,U.S.  2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 416 pages. During the 1560's, on direct orders from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I, John Hawkyns set sail from England, his destination - the Guinea Coast, his mission - to round up Africans and ship them to the slave markets of Spanish America. Although his voyages would ultimately end in bloody and bitter failure, John Hawkyns was the queen's personal slave trader, England's first trafficker in the inhumane transatlantic trade that, in the centuries to come, would dominate on the world stage.  As New
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000775  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Creole Mutiny: A Tale of Revolt Aboard a Slave Ship
Hendrick, George; Hendrick, Willene
ISBN: 1566634938
Ivan R Dee Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. Despite its importance to the history of slave resistance to the history of slave resistance and American foreign policy, the story of the 1841 slave revolt abord the brig Creole remains largely untold. This book treats the reader to an historical detective story, piecing together from disparate sources the tale of this successful slave revolt and of the mysterious figure of Madison Washington, a fugitive slave.  Very Good/Good
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000760  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Creole Mutiny: A Tale of Revolt Aboard a Slave Ship
Hendrick, George; Hendrick, Willene
ISBN: 1566634938
Ivan R Dee Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. Despite its importance to the history of slave resistance to the history of slave resistance and American foreign policy, the story of the 1841 slave revolt abord the brig Creole remains largely untold. This book treats the reader to an historical detective story, piecing together from disparate sources the tale of this successful slave revolt and of the mysterious figure of Madison Washington, a fugitive slave.  Very Good/Good
Price: 18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000759  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Henry VIII: Images of a Tudor King
Lloyd, Christopher; Thurley, Simon; Hampton Court (Richmond upon Thames, London, England)
ISBN: 0714826995
Phaidon Inc Ltd Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 1996 
 Soft Cover New book, some shelf wear to cover. 128 pages. This survey examines the contemporary issues of Henry, and his reign, and assess the successful portrayal of the king as the larger-than-life, ebullient character that every British schoolchild still recognises today. It also offers fresh insights into the depictions of Henry's reign in a variety of media over succeeding centuries - in plays, painting, prints, and more recently, in movies and TV. The book is illustrated with a host of wonderfully rich paintings and artefacts which complement the text to offer a splendid, varied and unique view of the person and reign of Henry VIII.  Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000710  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Henry VIII: Images of a Tudor King
Lloyd, Christopher; Thurley, Simon; Hampton Court (Richmond upon Thames, London, England)
ISBN: 0714826995
Phaidon Inc Ltd Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 1996 
 Soft Cover New book, some shelf wear to cover. 128 pages. This survey examines the contemporary issues of Henry, and his reign, and assess the successful portrayal of the king as the larger-than-life, ebullient character that every British schoolchild still recognises today. It also offers fresh insights into the depictions of Henry's reign in a variety of media over succeeding centuries - in plays, painting, prints, and more recently, in movies and TV. The book is illustrated with a host of wonderfully rich paintings and artefacts which complement the text to offer a splendid, varied and unique view of the person and reign of Henry VIII.  Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000709  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Raleghs Last Journey
Hyland, Paul
ISBN: 0007172451
HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 242 pages. Walter Ralegh was the greatest courtier of his day, Elizabeth's favourite, dashingly brilliant, wily and powerful, but by the summer of 1618, his last voyage a failure and suffering the hostility of James I, he was escorted to the scaffold. This book unfurls the story of the last twenty weeks of Sir Walter's life, Raleghs grotesque behavior along the way, of the web of deceit and counter-trechery woven between him and his reviled betrayer 'Judas' Stucley, and of their travelling companion the French physician and double agent Dr Manoury.  As New
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000693  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Foreign Correspondents in Japan: Reporting a Half Century of Upheavals From 1945 to the Present
Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan
ISBN: 0804821143
Tuttle Pub North Clarendon, Vermont, U.S.A. 1998 
 Hard Cover New book, 367 pages. Since its founding in 1945, the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan has been a haven for working journalists. Club members, who include several Pulitzer Prize winners, have personally witnessed and reported on some of the most momentous events of the last half century; the end of WW2 and the occupation of Japan; the revolution in China; the Korean War; Vietnam and the student riots of the 1960's; the Cold War; Japans economic miracle and the subsequent collapse of the 'bubble' economy; the death of Emperor Hirohito, and much more.  As New/Very Good
Price: 15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000671  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Age of Hirohito: In Search of Modern Japan
Irokawa, Daikichi
ISBN: 0029156653
Free Press Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A. 1995 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. 163 pages. In this landmark assessment of modern Japan, the author looks back over the 70 years of momentous changes encompassed by Emperor Hirohito's long reign. Exploring those years from the atrocities of the Sino-Japanese war and WW2, to the stunning economic and political transformation in the postware period, Irokawa offers his frank and unpretentious views of the ordinary Japanese and the way in which those changes shaped the emperor system.  As New/Good
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000666  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea
Craven, John P.
ISBN: 0684872137
Simon & Schuster Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A. 2001 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to cover. 304 pages. John P. Craven was a key figure in the Cold War beneath the sea. As chief scientist of the Navy's Special Projects Office, which supervised the Polaris missile system. He was later intimately involved in planning and executing America's submarine based nuclear deterrence and epionage activities, he was considered so important by the Soviets that they assigned a full-time KGB agent to spy on him. In this book, Craven gives his own insights into the deadly cat and mouse game that U.S. and Soviet forces played deep in the worlds oceans.  As New/Good
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000664  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Leadership Secrets of Elizabeth I
Higgins, Shaun O’L; Gilberd, Pamela
ISBN: 0738203904
Perseus Books Reading, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 2000 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to cover. 286 pages. In her 45 year rule, Elizabeth I presided over one of the most dynamic political and cultural transitions in the history of the world. Her remarkable achievements stemmed from unsurpassed leadership abilities, clear vision, and a passionate belief in her nation, and its people. As a ruler, strategist, warrior and woman, she was unmatched.  As New/Good
Price: 13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000652  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
From Yalta to Berlin: The Cold War Stuggle over Germany
Smyser, W.R.
ISBN: 0312066058
Palgrave Macmillan Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. 1999 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. 468 pages. The book focuses on the personalities who controlled Germany's fate - FDR, Churchill, Stalin, De Gaulle, Adenauer, Kennedy, Brandt, Reagan, Bush, Gorbachev, Kohl and others.   As New/Good
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000620  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Century of Flight: Images of Aviation
Taylor, John W.
ISBN: 0752411187
Arcadia Publishing Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, U.S.A. 1999 
 Soft Cover New book, 128 pages. 200+ photos. This book takes you on a visual journey through a century of innovation. With many rare photos from the early days of aviation, the World Wars, Commercial and record breaking flights, accompanied by detailed commentary, the author covers the landmark moments of the first 100 years.  Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000585  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A Century of Flight: Images of Aviation
Taylor, John W.
ISBN: 0752411187
Arcadia Publishing Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, U.S.A. 1999 
 Soft Cover New book, 128 pages. 200+ photos. This book takes you on a visual journey through a century of innovation. With many rare photos from the early days of aviation, the World Wars, Commercial and record breaking flights, accompanied by detailed commentary, the author covers the landmark moments of the first 100 years.  Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000584  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Wings of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight
Hoffman, Paul
ISBN: 1841153680
Fourth Estate United Kingdom 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, 369 pages, 36 photos. This book tells the story of the great Brazillian inventor Alberto Santos-Dumont. Known as the 'father of aviation' in his home country, he was one of the first people to achieve powered flight, and continued to develop all manner of flying machines. His genius and charisma led him to be celebrated in Paris, London, and New York: he dined with the Cartiers, the Rothschilds and the Roosevelts, and fast became the darling of the press.  As New/Very Good
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000574  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Wings of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight
Hoffman, Paul
ISBN: 1841153680
Fourth Estate United Kingdom 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, 369 pages, 36 photos. This book tells the story of the great Brazillian inventor Alberto Santos-Dumont. Known as the 'father of aviation' in his home country, he was one of the first people to achieve powered flight, and continued to develop all manner of flying machines. His genius and charisma led him to be celebrated in Paris, London, and New York: he dined with the Cartiers, the Rothschilds and the Roosevelts, and fast became the darling of the press.  As New/Very Good
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000573  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Blood of Revolution: From the Reign of Terror to the Rise of Khomeini
Durschmied, Erik
ISBN: 1559706562
Arcade Pub New York, New York, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 392 pages. This book looks at the people and events that brought wrenching, often enduring, and always bloody change to countries and societies. Covering the French Revolution, Mexico 1910, Russia 1917, Japan 1945, the Cuban Revolution, and the Iranian Revolution, the author contends that each had its own dynamic and memorable case of characters, but all too often the end result was the same: mayhem, betrayal, and death.   Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000572  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Postage Rates   Send Inquiry

15591 History Books        
Go to page:    4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18        Next 30 Books