- Batman: 100 Greatest Moments – Robert Greenberger
The Bat. The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. The World’s Greatest Detective. Whatever you call him, Bruce ‘Batman’ Wayne remains one of the most iconic comic book characters of all time. And to mark Batman’s 80th anniversary, this volume encapsulates the most memorable moments that have left fans stunned, in awe, or heartbroken since his inception.
No comic book nerd’s collection is complete without Batman: 100 Greatest Moments.
- Danger Close – Bob Grandin
An account of the most significant battle fought by Australians in Vietnam—the Battle of Long Tan—as told by the commanders of the units which made up the Australian fighting force. Reissued to coincide with the film release on 6 August 2019, this was the first time that the six Australian and one New Zealander in direct command of Delta Company shared their memories of this significant battle.
- Operation Swallow – Mark Felton
Operation Swallow is the true story of how a small group of American soldiers saved hundreds of fellow servicemen from being enslaved by the Nazis. It shows a remarkable battle of wills between a young GI thrust into leadership and an SS officer who will stop at nothing to complete his orders. Written from personal testimonies and official documents, it is an escape story replete with courage, sacrifice, despair and salvation that has barely been told before and that the US government tried to suppress for decades.
- The House Party – Adrian Tinniswood
The House Party explores privilege and leisure from the viewpoint of the guest and the host, showing what it was really like to spend a weekend with the Jazz Age industrialist, the bibulous belted earl and the bright young thing. It reveals how the great and good partied at mansions such as Knole and Dunham Massey, how Nancy Astor held court at Cliveden, and what a discreet weekend gathering at Winston Churchill’s Chartwell might entail.
Much like the very best country house party, this glorious book will keep you highly entertained.
- Nuking The Moon – Vince Houghton
From bomb-carrying bats to a CIA plan to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon, Nuking the Moon collects the most inspired, implausible and downright bizarre military intelligence schemes that never quite made it off the drawing board.
They illuminate a new side of warfare revealing how a combination of desperation and innovation led not only to daring missions and brilliant technological advances but to countless plans and experiments that failed spectacularly.
- Vox Populi: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Classical World But Were Afraid To Ask – Peter Jones
This witty and engaging tour of the classical world reveals the power and scope of the ideas of the Ancient Greeks and Romans and why they remain so important and influential today. Covering everything from philosophy, history and architecture to language and grammar, it uncovers their astonishing intellectual, political and literary achievements. This fully updated and revised edition is a must-read for anyone who wishes to know more about the classics and where they came from.
- Histories of the Unexpected: The Tudors; The Vikings; The Romans; World War Ii – Sam Willis And James Daybell
Everything has a history—even the most unexpected of subjects—and everything links in unexpected ways. Histories of the Unexpected presents a new way of thinking about the past and reveals the everyday world as never before.
- Race Across The World – John Smailes
The incredible story of the world’s greatest road race—the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon.
- The Library Book – Susan Orlean
A 2018 New York Times Book of the Year—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution from the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief.
- The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Rob Mundle
The story of one of the world’s greatest sporting challenges.
In its 75th year, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of summer sport. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage as does the start on Sydney Harbour.
Bestselling author Rob Mundle has competed in the race on three occasions and reported on it for both newspapers and television for more than fifty years. In 2013, Mundle was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his services to sailing and journalism.