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 History

Series:Turning Points in Ancient History Ser.
Awards:Commended for PROSE Awards: Archeology & Anthropology 2015.

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries ... read more

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
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Series:Aust Geographic History Ser.
Reading Level:Grade 04

At look at the monumental clash between European colonialism and the Aboriginal peoples, from the first tentative and difficult interactions of the early explorers to the arrival of the First Fleet.Australian Curriculum:

History - Historical Knowledge And Under... read more

A Failure to Understand: Early Colonialism and the Indigenous Peoples
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 Australian Studies

Series:Australian History Ser.

Fifty years ago, a group of striking Aboriginal stockmen in the remote Northern Territory of Australia heralded a revolution in the cattle industry and a massive shift in Aboriginal affairs. Now, after many years of research, A Hand... read more

A Handful of Sand: The Gurindji Struggle, After the Walk-Off
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 History

Series:New History of Britain Ser.

A fascinating analysis of a dozen maps from critical points in British history over the last two thousand years, from the Celtic period when 'Britain' was just a patchwork of tribal kingdoms, to a century ago when the whole of Ireland, India, Australia, much of Afric... read more

A History of Britain in 12 Maps
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 Culture Ideas Politics

Series:A\New History of Western Philosophy Ser.

This book is no less than a guide to the whole of Western philosophy--the ideas that have undergirded our civilization for two-and-a-half thousand years. Anthony Kenny tells the story of philosophy from ancient Greece through the Middle Ages and the E... read more

A New History of Western Philosophy
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 Judaica

Series:Australian History Ser.

They came from an old world to a new land. The Yiddish speakers from Eastern Europe brought few material possessions but clung to a language and a culture that defined who they were, a way of life that had endured pogroms, persecution, and a genocide ... read more

A Second Chance - The Making of Yiddish Melbourne
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"A white hot flame indeed - here is an important contribution to our national story." --Kim Scott *** Mary Montgomerie Bennett (1881-1961) is an important but under-recognised figure in Australian hi... read more

A White Hot Flame: Mary Montgomerie Bennett, Author, Educator, Activist for Indigenous Justice
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 Science & Natural History

Series:Australian Natural History Ser.
Reading Level:Very Good

The warbling and carolling of the Australian magpie are familiar to many although few of us recognize that it ranks among the foremost songbirds of the world. Its impressive vocal abilities, its propensity to play and clown... read more

Australian Magpie: Biology and Behaviour of an Unusual Songbird
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 Children's

Series:The\Secret History Ser.

The new title in the critically acclaimed series that explores Australia's early Colonial secret history In 1798 orphaned Barney Bean now has a flourishing farm in the New SouthWales colony and everything he ever dreamed of ... except his childhood friendEl... read more

Barney and the Secret of the French Spies
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 Children's

Series:The\Secret History Ser.

What is the sailor's secret about the treasure of Australia's colony?
The second book in a series that explores little-known history about Australia's fascinating past.
Barney Bean is keen to make his fortune and he hears a secret; a sailor's secret a... read more

Barney and the Secret of the Whales
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 History

Series:Oxford History of the United States Ser.
Awards:Winner of Pulitzer Prize for History 1988.

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the po... read more

Battle Cry of Freedom the Civil War Era
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Series:The\John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture Ser.

African American freedom is often defined in terms of emancipation and civil rights legislation, but it did not arrive with the stroke of a pen or the rap of a gavel. No single event makes this more plain, Laurie Green argues,... read more

Battling the Plantation MentalityMemphis and the Black Freedom Struggle
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