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The Driver: Australia and New Zealand on the back of a truck

By: Alice Mabin

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Australia, Alice Mabin: 2016

Seller ID: 9780646952444

ISBN: 0646952447

Condition: New


The Driver by Alice Mabin documents the reality of the daily grind for 110 different trucking companies and drivers with stunning images featuring every state and territory in Australia and New Zealand. This is the never before-seen real life tale of the captivating lives of truck drivers. “It was important to me that the stalwart cooperation of the truckies, their families, and the trucking companies were respected and represented fully. This is why it was so vital... View more info

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Irish Fairy and Folk Tales: Leatherbound Pocket Edition *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***

By: Barnes and Noble

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Barnes & Noble: 2015

Seller ID: 001905

ISBN: 1435155939

Condition: New


The small size means it will fit in a pocket or bag. This special pocket edition of features an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, and decorative endpapers. It's the perfect gift for anyone interested in Irish folklore. View more info

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An Illustrated Introduction to Ancient Egypt

By: Charlotte Booth

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000511

ISBN: 1445633655

Condition: New


The Ancient Egyptians were not that different from people today and were driven by love, romance, good health, and family. They got drunk and had hangovers and 'called in sick' to work, with elaborate excuses. They suffered with familiar illnesses and were treated with not-so-familiar remedies. The environment the Egyptians lived in formed their religious beliefs, their diet, and the way they lived and died. This beautifully illustrated, accessible introduction to Ancien... View more info

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American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms

By: Chris Kyle and William Doyle

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, William Morrow: 2014

Seller ID: 002747

ISBN: 0062242725

Condition: New


Now in paperback!: The #1 NYT bestselling author of AMERICAN SNIPER and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle explores U.S. history through the lens of the nation's most iconic guns. Drawing on his legendary firearms knowledge and combat experience, U.S. Navy SEAL and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper Chris Kyle dramatically chronicles the story of America-from the Revolution to the present-through the lens of ten iconic guns and the remarkable heroes who used them to shap... View more info

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A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

By: Christopher B. Krebs

Price: $23.95

Publisher: USA, W W Norton & Co: 2012

Seller ID: 002634

ISBN: 0393342921

Condition: New


This, the riveting story of the Germania, tells of its incarnations and exploitations through the ages. The pope wanted it, Montesquieu used it and the Nazis pilfered an Italian noble's villa to get it: the Germania, by the Roman historian Tacitus, took on a life of its own as both an object and an ideology. When Tacitus wrote a not-very-flattering little book about the ancient Germans in 98 AD, at the height of the Roman Empire, he could not have foreseen that the Nazis... View more info

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Manuka: The Biography of an Extraordinary Honey

By: Cliff Van Eaton

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New Zealand, Exisle Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: A1093

ISBN: 1775591638

Condition: New


Not so long ago, in a small island nation in the South Pacific, beekeepers produced a most peculiar honey. It was much darker than the clover honey everyone put on their toast in the morning, and it tasted very different. In fact, the honey was a problem: it was hard to get out of the combs, and even harder for beekeepers to sell. Today that honey, manuka from New Zealand, is known around the world. It fetches high prices, and beekeepers do everything in their power t... View more info

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII

By: David Loades

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 003152

ISBN: 1445618974

Condition: New


The story of Henry VIII and his six wives has passed from history into legend - taught in the cradle as a cautionary tale and remembered in adulthood as an object lesson in the dangers of marrying into royalty. The true story behind the legend, however, remains obscure to most people, whose knowledge of the affair begins and ends with the aide memoire 'Divorced, executed, died, divorce, executed, survived'. David Loades' masterly book recounts the whole sorry tale in det... View more info

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Greek and Roman Myths: The World's Greatest Myths and Legends

By: Edited by Jake Jackson

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Flame Tree Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 003993

ISBN: 0857758195

Condition: New


The classical gods of Rome uncoiled from the fertile imaginations of the ancient Greeks whose gods were passionate and violent, jealous of their powers and subject to both mighty outbursts of love and all-consuming bouts of vengeful war. The dark forces of the ancient world were held at bay by the resourceful and emerging civilisation that formed the basis of Western culture, providing a tradition of fabulous tales that are retold in this new book. FLAME TREE 451: From m... View more info

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Abridged Edition

By: Edward Gibbon

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin Classics: 2005

Seller ID: 004088

ISBN: 0140437649

Condition: New


Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement. This abridgement is based on David Womersley's definitive three volume penguin classics edition.... View more info

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Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII's Discarded Bride

By: Elizabeth Norton

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: 000528

ISBN: 1445601834

Condition: New


The first major biography of Henry VIII least favourite wife - but the one who outlived them all. 'I like her not!' was the verdict of Henry VIII on meeting his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, for the first time. Anne could have said something similar on meeting Henry and, having been promised the most handsome prince in Europe, she was destined to be disappointed in the elderly and corpulent king. Henry also felt that Anne was not as she had been described, complaining tha... View more info

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The Illustrated Six Wives of Henry VIII

By: Elizabeth Norton

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003557

ISBN: 1445642875

Condition: New


Henry VIII had the most controversial love life of the Tudor period, and he remains Britain's most famous king because of it. His pursuit of a male heir for his throne led him to cast aside five consecutive wives and bring about the reformation of the Catholic Church, changing the face of British history as he broke from the pope and tradition. But who were the women who were instrumental in causing this change? Why was Catherine of Aragon divorced and Anne Boleyn behead... View more info

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Plume of the Arawas [used book][rare]

By: Frank O. V. Acheson

Price: $39.00

Publisher: USA, Walter Neale: 1930

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: A1018

Condition: Good


The Brown Man of the Southern Pacific - navigator, warrior, mystic, bard - the intellectual and spiritually-minded Brown Man of Caucasian descent and ancient lineage known to the world as the Maori of New Zealand - he it is who is told of in this novel. The scene is laid principally in the picturesque region around Taupo Lake and Tongariro Mountain, in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand, a region still owned and inhabited by the Ngati-Tuwharetoa Tribe, whose a... View more info

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Egyptian Symbols

By: Heike Owusu

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Sterling: 2008

Seller ID: 004291

ISBN: 1402746237

Condition: New


Travel back in time to explore the magical world of ancient Egypt, a culture rich in symbolic ceremonies, and a strong belief in the afterlife and rebirth. This unique visual reference presents an in-depth look into more than 300 symbols used as part of their life and rituals, including plants, animals, sacred signs, gestures, and actions. After learning the meaning behind some of the more well-known representations-like the mummy, pyramid, and scarab-improve your knowle... View more info

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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld [used book]

By: Herbert Asbury

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books: 2003

Seller ID: 000987

ISBN: 0099436744

Condition: Good


The Gangs of New York is a tour through a now unrecognisable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence centred around the infamous slum of Five Points, with its rival Irish and American gangs. Cobbled from legend, memory, police records, the self-aggrandizements of aging crooks, popular journalism, and solid historical research, this is a powerful account of New York City's tumultuos past. Asbury presents the definitive work on this subject, an illumination of the ga... View more info

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The Wild West in Australia and America

By: Jack Drake

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003982

ISBN: 1921920475

Condition: New


In this volume of The Wild West, Drake tells stories about the squattocracy, the cattle kings and the land barons; mounted police, sheriffs and posses in the pursuit of their elusive prey; bushrangers and outlaws and why they are so loved in popular fantasy; stockmen, ringers and cowboys; early white settlement and both friendly and hostile contact with indigenous peoples; and six shooters, gun slingers, snider rifles and infamous shoutouts. View more info

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The Outback Vs the Wild West # Sequel to The Wild West in Australia and America

By: Jack Drake

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003983

ISBN: 1921920513

Condition: New


In this volume Drake, focuses on the famous pastoral explorers, drovers and trail drivers; the poddydodgers, horse-thieves and rustlers; the wars of the land grabbers with Australian Aborigines and the American Indians; the clashes of lawless western entrepreneurs with the laws of the bit cities in the east; the colourful females who ventured our into a man's world and made their names, the transport by puffing billies and famous stage coach lines and buckjumpers, roughr... View more info

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Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII's Favourite Mistress

By: Josephine Wilkinson

Price: $26.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: 000520

ISBN: 1848685254

Condition: New


The scandalous true story of Mary Boleyn, infamous sister of Anne, and mistress of Henry VIII. Mary Boleyn, 'the infamous other Boleyn girl', began her court career as the mistress of the king of France. Francois I of France would later call her 'The Great Prostitute' and the slur stuck. The bete-noir of her family, Mary was married her off to a minor courtier but it was not long before she caught the eye of Henry VIII and a new affair began. Although a bright star at He... View more info

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Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentation and Power in Japan and Other Societies [used book][hard to get]

By: Joy Hendry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 003237

ISBN: 0198280289

Condition: Good


Wrapping Culture examines problems of intercultural communication and the possibilities for misinterpretation of the familiar in an unfamiliar context. Starting with an examination of Japanese gift-wrapping, Joy Hendry demonstrates how our expectations are often influenced by cultural factors which may blind us to an appreciation of underlying intent. She extends this approach to the study of polite language as the wrapping of thoughts and intentions, garments as body wr... View more info

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Egypt: How A Lost Civilization Was Rediscovered [used book]

By: Joyce Tyldesley

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, BBC Books: 2007

Seller ID: 001154

ISBN: 0563522577

Condition: Good


For nearly two thousand years after the last pharaoh ruled Egypt the wonders of this ancient culture remained hidden, seemingly lost and forgotten for ever. Then, in the late eighteenth century, Napoleon's invasion of the country sparked an explosion of interest in ancient Egypt that burns as strongly today as ever. The obsession with anything and everything Egyptian has inspired many to dedicate their lives to the search for treasure in Egypt's sands. All of these explo... View more info

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China [used book]

By: Jung Chang

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Flamingo: 1993

Seller ID: 001822

ISBN: 0006374921

Condition: Good


Through the lives of three different women - grandmother, mother and daughter - this book tells the story of 20th-century China. At times scarcely credible in the details it reveals of the suffering of millions of ordinary Chinese people, it is an unforgettable record of tyranny, hope and ultimate survival under conditions of extreme harshness. In 1924, at the age of 15, the author's grandmother became the concubine of a powerful warlord, whom she was seldom to see durin... View more info