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History, military and Historical Biography of pre-20th century characters like Nelson, Napoleon to Buddha or Ghengis Khan.

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Like most of those who study
history, he (Napoleon III) learned
from the mistakes of the past how
to make new ones.
- A. J. P Taylor


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SOCIAL CONTRACT
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques    Book Number: 27141
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Rousseau (1712-1778) argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political society. An individual can only be free under the law, he says, by voluntarily embracing the law as his own. Henc...

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DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE    Book Number: 28847
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Hailed as the finest book ever written on the nature of democracy, it continues to be an influential text on both sides of the Atlantic, above all in the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe. De ...

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THE ART OF WAR and THE BOOK OF LORD SHANG
SUN TZU    Book Number: 35497
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The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. They are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-tower speculation: they are serious, urgen...

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SECRETUM
RITA MONALDI & FRANCESCO SORTI    Book Number: 73318
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The sequel to Imprimatur, Secretum was published in Italy in 2004, and we have the monumental 733 page English translation of 2009. Once again we are in Rome, this time in July 1700, as pilgrims fr...
RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF A COUNTRY HOUSE
RICHARD GOODENOUGH    Book Number: 74510
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The house historian is a detective, painstakingly piecing together clues and hints until they start to form a whole picture. In this invaluable guide to methods and resources, the author uses his ...
THE FORSAKEN
TIM TZOULIADIS    Book Number: 74554
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Subtitled 'From the Great Depression to the Gulags: Hope and Betrayal in Stalin's Russia', this book was winner of the Longman/History Today Book of the Year. In the depths of the Depression of th...

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CLEOPATRA: The Last Pharaoh
PRUDENCE JONES    Book Number: 74945
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We owe much of our knowledge of Cleopatra to her enemy Octavian, the man who had become Rome's first Emperor Augustus. Cleopatra VII (69-30BC) was the last monarch of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egyp...
GRAVEN WITH DIAMONDS: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt
NICOLA SHULMAN    Book Number: 74960
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For Henry VIII, poetry made things happen. It affected his wars, his diplomacy and his many marriages. It was at the root of his fatal attraction to Anne Boleyn, a source of her power and a means...

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HIDDEN CODES AND GRAND DESIGNS:
PIERRE BERLOQUIN    Book Number: 74964
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Spanning more than two millennia, this astonishing book reveals history's ingenious covert communications and secret symbols and unlocks many of humankind's great encryption adventures and artistic...

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WAR, REVOLUTION AND SOCIETY IN THE RIO DE LA PLATA 1808-1810
EDITED BY MALYN NEWITT    Book Number: 75097
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Sub-titled 'Thomas Kinder's Narrative of a Journey to Madeira, Montevideo and Buenos Aires'. The diary of Thomas Kinder has never been published nor, apparently, used by any historian. This is, t...

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