Hardback with dust jacket in good condition

//Hardback with dust jacket in good condition
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  • The second volume of reminiscences by Sir Robert, told with frankness, informality and humour.  He provides an enlightening account of Australia's role in the development of South-East Asia under the Colombo Plan; the vital ANZUS treaty; wide reforms in economic policy and social services and the inside story of the Petrov spy scandal. He does not forget his two great loves:  the Law and cricket.
  • Thirty years ago the Empire of humans found, investigated and decided to use a blockade of space ships to prevent the spread of an alien culture called the Moties, who inhabited a single star system and were only just discovering faster-than-light travel. Now, because of a change in the stellar neighbourhood, the Moties will be able to leave their home system and spread across the galaxy, which will be bad for mankind because they combine great ingenuity with rapid and unstoppable population increase. Horace Bury, a wealthy trader, and his pilot Kevin renner (who is actually a serving member of the Imperial Space Navy) have spent the last thirty years travelling the Empire checking that no Moties have escaped; now they return to the Motie system to try to prevent the expected breakout. Their only real weapon is a symbiotic worm which can stop the continuous cycle of population increase that has caused so many problems. As soon as they enter the Motie system they are taken prisoner. Their plans have to be revised to find a solution that will be acceptable to both the Empire and the Moties.

  • This story from the author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang is based largely on London's own personal experience at sea.
  • Churchill said that the North African War was the hinge of fate.   This book is a vivid description of the entire campaign:  three years, thousands of miles, over a millions Allied and Axis troops and thousands of ships, tanks and aircraft.
  • A very complete collection of Aussie folk songs: Convicts, bushrangers, goldminers; lawyers and law breakers; teamsters, drovers, stockmen, shearers and strikers. A tribute to the men who boozed, battled, bludgeoned, bullied and blarneyed their way through the first century of Australia.
  • The classic adventure tale of early American and Canadian exploration in the 18th century.
  •  Here for the first time is the complete history of Hitler's empire.  No other empire ever bequeathed to historians such mountains of evidence about its rise and fall as the Third Reich. The Allied demand for unconditional surrender produced - before the Nazis could destroy their files - an almost hour-to-hour record of the nightmare realm created by Hitler. This record includes the testimony of Nazi leaders, concentration camp inmates, the diaries of officials, transcripts of secret conferences, army orders, private letters - all the vast paper work behind a conspiracy to conquer the world. This is also the story of Hitler the man - his love affairs, his imprisonment, his suicide.  There is also details of the plot to kidnap the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and hundreds of other inside stories. Most of all, it is the story of how Hitler destroyed his beloved Germany. The author, who watched and reported on the Nazis since 1925 had been reporting on-the-spot from Germany and Europe for almost forty years and spent over five years sifting the mountains of paper that eventually became this definitive history.

  • Trevor Grierson, a Scottish university lecturer, is spending a term in Canberra.  Then he receives a garbled phone call from a stranger, claiming knowledge of Trevor's brother Norman who vanished in Australia many years ago.   Apparently Norman has become an alcoholic and is in trouble with the police.  Trevor sets on out the search:  government offices, po0lice stations, doss houses, the Salvation Army.  Why does Trevor feel compelled to search?  Is he his brother's keeper? does he care or is he acting from a sense of duty?