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Tells the heroic story of the US Asiatic Fleet's sacrifice defending the Dutch East Indies from the Japanese in the first three months of the Pacific War. Donald M. Kehn Jr.'s comprehensive narrative history of the operations involving multiple ships and thousands of men dramatically depicts the chaotic nature of...
By Tristan Moss
In Guarding the Periphery: The Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75, Tristan Moss explores the operational, social and racial aspects of this unique force during the height of the colonial era in PNG and during the progression to independence.
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 countries, the United States and Australia. But the outlaws' reputations are...
In this new work, Thomas Richardson explores the 1st Australian Task Force's 1ATF implementation of pacification in Phuoc Tuy between 1966 and 1972. He argues that pacification, and Australian military history at large, remains a subject discussed only in the context of its impact on the Australian force rather than...
In this history of the last year of the war in the Pacific, award-winning historians Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio examine all the issues facing the Allies in their fight against the Japanese, and whether unconditional surrender was inevitable.
By John Hulbert
As Provost of Perth & Kinross, and leader of Perth's campaign, he is the ideal person to tell the inside story of the tactics deployed to achieve the restoration of Perth's City Status, the most important event in Perth's history in nearly 200 years.
In 1908 Arthur Maurice Hocart and William Halse Rivers Rivers brought about a turning point in modern anthropology. The two pioneers' fieldwork in Island Melanesia brought about the development of participant observation as a methodological hallmark of social anthropology.