This history explores many of the myths and true stories about the notorious outlaws of the oceans, including Captain Kidd and Blackbeard as well as Mary Read and other famous female pirates.

A Brief History of Pirates and Buccaneers

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A highly original history of the least understood and most intractable form of organised human aggression, from ancient Rome to our present conflict-ridden world We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and isn't, have a long and contested hi... read more

Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

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"At least thirty-seven per cent of male convicts and fifteen per cent of female convicts were tattooed by the time they arrived in the penal colonies, making Australians quite possibly the world's most heavily tattooed English-speaking people of the nineteenth century. Each convict's d... read more

Convict Tattoos

In The Great Shame, Thomas Keneally--the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's List--combines the authority of a brilliant historian and the narrative grace of a great novelist to present a gripping account of... read more

The Great Shame And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World

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Series:Brief Histories

Terrifying rebellions and the ruthless strategies used to quell the, from Magellan to World War II.

A Brief History of Mutiny

Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon-his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic-with Dynasty, a luridly fascinating history... read more

Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

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Series:Civilisations Ser.

Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon SchamaOscar Wilde said 'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.' Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga travels the wo... read more

Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress

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Series:Official History of ASIO Ser.

The Cold War between the West and the Soviet Bloc didn't end with detente in 1975: it just went underground. Until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, tensions between the superpowers continued to play out across the world. Until now, few would have known of the surprising extent of ... read more

Secret Cold War

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Series:The Lamar Series in Western History

A renowned biographer compares the lives and times of American outlaw Billy the Kid and his Australian counterpart Ned Kelly The oft-told exploits of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly survive vividly in the public imaginations of their respective cou... read more

Wanted: The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly