A genuinely new Second World War story, The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram is a riveting account of the wartime exploits of Alastair Cram, brilliantly told by the American author, David Guss. Cram was taken prisoner in North Africa in November 1941, wh... read more

The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

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 Military and Transport

The gripping account of how Australia's greatest warship was lost and found. 'We just found Sydney. We've got it. It's absolutely crystalclear. She's sitting upright in a small debris field. There's no doubt about it.' 
For sixty-six years it was Austr... read more

Sinking of HMAS Sydney

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 Military and Transport

A substantial work, providing exceptional insights into Ferrari the man, Ferrari's design, and Ferrari the legend.
Ferrari is an extraordinary company that emerged as World War II receded in Italy, combining collegiality, an almost religious dedication, and ... read more

Ferrari: Under the Skin

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 Military and Transport

From the day he was born into a racing family on February 16, 1979, Rossi was destined for racing greatness. Rossi started his international racing career in 1996, riding for Aprilia in the 125cc class, and won his first World Championship the following ... read more

Valentino Rossi: Life of a Legend

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 Military and Transport

Reading Level:General Adult

The golden age of ocean liners is inextricably linked with the key decorative trends of the 20th century Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modernism. This lavish visual feast explores the technical, aesthetic, cultural, and political factors that came toget... read more

Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style

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 Military and Transport

When Jack Pryce sailed to war in 1915 with the Otago Infantry Battalion he was restless, wanting to "make good" of his life. Experiencing the carnage of Gallipoli and Passchendaele and other epic battles on the Western Front, he rose through the ranks to gain his commissi... read more

Jack's Journey

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 Military and Transport

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Ford: A Kiwi Obsession

It's cold, wet and dangerous, so why do we do it? Richard Hammond's A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE attempts to explain what it is about bikes and biking that calls to so many people, leaving them powerless to resist. This entertaining guide charts ... read more

A Short History of the Motorcycle

LAST POST is very consciously the last word from the handful of First World War survivors who were left alive in 2004. Now they have passed away, our final human connection with the First World War has been broken. Max Arthur, a skilled interviewer, took the very last chance we had to ask questions of... read more

Last Post: The Final Word from Our First World War Soldiers

This major work covers the whole six-year global conflagration that shattered and then re-shaped the world. From the German blitzkrieg against Poland in September 1939, to the surrender of Japan following the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki almost exactly six years later. After a se... read more

The Second World War, the Complete Illustrated History

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 Military and Transport

This book, has been written by an eclectic group of French and New Zealand writers and researchers, which grew out of a successful conference held in Le Quesnoy in 2008. The First World War ended for the New Zealand Division some kilometers east of the old walled fortress town of Le Quesnoy in Northe... read more

The Great Adventure Ends: New Zealand and France on the Western Front