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  • Sea Harrier Over The Falklands by Sharkey Ward
    Sea Harrier Over The Falklands (English, Paperback) Sharkey Ward

    The controversial account of what really happened in the south Atlantic skies

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  • The Black Pacific by Robbie Shilliam
    The Black Pacific (English, Paperback) Robbie Shilliam

    Why have the struggles of the African Diaspora so resonated with South Pacific people? How have Maori, Pasifika and Pakeha activists incorporated the ideologies of the African diaspora into their struggle against colonial rule and racism, and their pursuit of social justice? ...

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  • Helmet for my Pillow by Robert Leckie
    Helmet for my Pillow (English, Paperback) Robert Leckie

    Recounting his service with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifice of war, painting an unsentimental portrait of how real warriors are made, fight, and all too often die in the defence of their country.

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  • A History of Australia by Mark Peel
    A History of Australia (English, Paperback) Mark Peel, Christina Twomey

    This vivid, multi-dimensional history considers the key cultural, social, political and economic events of Australia's history.

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  • Along the Archival Grain by Ann Laura Stoler
    Along the Archival Grain (English, Paperback) Ann Laura Stoler

    Offers a methodological and analytic opening to the affective registers of imperial governance and the political content of archival forms. This title identifies the social epistemologies that guided perception and practice, revealing the problematic racial ontologies of that confused epistemic space.

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  • The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes
    The Fatal Shore (English, Paperback) Robert Hughes

    An award-winning epic on the birth of AustraliaIn 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonise Australia.

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  • With the Old Breed by Eugene B. Sledge
    With the Old Breed (English, Paperback) Eugene B. Sledge

    He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific - the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary - into terms we mortals can grasp' Tom Hanks

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  • Germans by Peter Monteath
    Germans (Paperback) Peter Monteath

    From Beehive Corner and Bert Flugelman's polished balls in Rundle Mall to the vineyards, churches and cemeteries of the Barossa Valley, tangible signs of South Australia's Germans are everywhere to be seen. Too often, however, 'the Germans' are regarded as a single group in the state's history. The truth is more complex and intriguing. ...

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  • The Pacific by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios
    The Pacific (English, Hardback) Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

    A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill, in which Sam Neill retraces Cook's footsteps, in the 250th anniversary year of Cook's first voyage....

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  • Race to Hawaii by Jason Ryan
    Race to Hawaii (English, Hardback) Jason Ryan

       Today, a trip to Hawaii is a simple six-hour flight from the West Coast, but almost a century ago, it was a nerve-wracking and twenty-six-hour journey across 2,400 miles of the open Pacific. Race to Hawaii chronicles the thrilling first flights during the Golden Age of Aviation, a time when new airplanes traveled farther and faster but were also unreliable, fragile, and hampered by...

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  • The Blue Arena by Bob Spurdle
    The Blue Arena (English, Paperback) Bob Spurdle

    As one of Sailor Malan's Tigers, a Spitfire dominated Bob Spurdle's WWII flying career with 74 Squadron. Impatient to fly and a rebel against blind officialdom, he wangled one operational posting after another, and was still in action in August 1945. In the meantime he had destroyed eight enemy aircraft, probably four more, and damaged at least 15 others....

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  • USN Battleship vs IJN Battleship by Mark Stille
    USN Battleship vs IJN Battleship (English, Paperback) Mark Stille, Alan Gilliland

    This fully illustrated study lifts the veil on two of history's last battleship-vs-battleship battles as the US and Japanese navies clashed in the Pacific during World War II.

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  • Amphibious Assault Falklands by Michael Clapp
    Amphibious Assault Falklands (English, Paperback) Michael Clapp, Ewen Southby-Tailyour

    Since he was in charge of the amphibious operations in the Falklands War, it goes without saying that there is no one better qualified to tell the story of that aspect of the campaign than Commodore Michael Clapp. He tells of why San Carlos Water was chosen for the assault and the subsequent inshore operations.

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  • Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire by Jane Lydon
    Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire (English, Paperback) Jane Lydon

    With their power to create a sense of proximity and empathy, photographs have long been a crucial means of exchanging ideas between people across the globe; this book explores the role of photography in shaping ideas about race and difference from the 1840s to the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights. Focusing on Australian experience in a global context, a rich selection of case studies ? drawing on...

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  • Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia, 1942
    Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia, 1942 (English, Hardback)

    1 million American soldiers passed through Australia between 1942 and 1945 as part of America's strategy to defeat Japan. In the pithy prose of the soldier's pocketbook series, this guide captures the essence of Australians, their vocabulary; their attitude to the Yanks, the British, the War and the world with remarkable humour.

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  • A History of the Pacific Islands by Steven Fischer
    A History of the Pacific Islands (English, Paperback) Steven Fischer

    This wide-ranging study of the Pacific Islands provides a dynamic and provocative account of the peopling of the Pacific, and its broad impact on world history.

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  • Progressive New World by Marilyn Lake
    Progressive New World (English, Hardback) Marilyn Lake

    In a bold argument, Marilyn Lake shows that race and reform were mutually supportive as Progressivism became the political logic of settler colonialism at the turn of the 20th century. She points to exchanges between American and Australasian reformers who shared racial sensibilities, along with a commitment to forging an ideal social order.

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  • A Traveller's History of New Zealand by John H. Chambers
    A Traveller's History of New Zealand (English, Paperback) John H. Chambers $16.95
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  • The International Politics of the Asia Pacific by Michael B. Yahuda
    The International Politics of the Asia Pacific (English, Paperback) Michael B. Yahuda

    This fully revised third edition of Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook brings the region fully up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post-Cold War uncertainties that challenged the balance and power within the region, Yahuda also examines the first decade of the new millennium which includes no...

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  • Writing War by Aaron William Moore
    Writing War (English, Hardback) Aaron William Moore

    Writing War examines over two hundred diaries, and many more letters, postcards, and memoirs, written by Chinese, Japanese, and American servicemen in the Pacific from 1937 to 1945. As he describes conflicts that have often been overlooked by historians, Aaron William Moore reflects on diaries as tools in the construction of modern identity.

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