For Gallantry

From the frozen wastes of Antarctica to the burning ruins of the Bali bombings, For Gallantry tells the stories of the 28 Australians awarded the nation’s highest non-combat awards for bravery: the Imperial George Cross and its Australian Honours and Awards replacement, the Cross of Valour. Created to mark extraordinary deeds away from the fieldContinue reading “For Gallantry”

Classical Mythology A to Z

An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology. Classical Mythology A-to-Z is a comprehensive and engrossing guide to Greek and Roman mythology. Written by Annette Giesecke, PhD, Professor of Classics and Chair of Ancient Greek and RomanContinue reading “Classical Mythology A to Z”

Banks

Lust, science, adventure – Joseph Banks and his voyages of discovery.The extraordinary life of one of the world’s most famous and notorious adventurers. Sir Joseph Banks was a man of passion whose influence spanned the globe. A fearless adventurer, his fascination with beautiful women was only trumped by his obsession with the natural world andContinue reading “Banks”

Sicily ’43

From the bestselling author of Normandy ’44, containing new and unpublished research, this is the largely untold story of the critical campaign that became a vital precursor to D-Day. This is the story of the biggest seaborne landing in history.Codenamed Operation HUSKY, the Allied assault on Sicily on 10 July 1943 remains the largest amphibiousContinue reading “Sicily ’43”

Imperial China

Explore the long and rich history of China’s great dynasties. From the clans and legends of prehistory to the last Qing emperor, this book brings China’s imperial history to life through its pivotal events, political forces, and powerful people, in a stunning collaboration between British and Chinese publishing houses. Covering more than 5,000 years ofContinue reading “Imperial China”