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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...
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 ...
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...
ARENA OF AMBITION: A History of the Cambridge Union
STEPHEN PARKINSON    Book Number: 80294
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Founded in 1815, the Cambridge Union immediately became the subject of controversy when an attempt was made to shut it down on the grounds that it was interfering with students' studies. The real f...
THE PRINCE
Machiavelli, Nicolo    Book Number: 80667
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Written in 1513 for the Medici, immediately following their return to power in Florence, The Prince remains as relevant a text on the craft of ruling and the exercise of power in today's world of c...
BRITISH MUSEUM MEDIEVAL LOVE POETRY
EDITED BY JOHN CHERRY    Book Number: 80888
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Courtly love and romance originated in Provence in Southern France in the 12th century and this concept underlies the romances chosen here. The story of Tristan and Isolt is well known to us throu...
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY
GEOFFREY BLAINEY    Book Number: 80933
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Is it possible to condense the history of the most tumultuous century the world has ever known into one volume? Geoffrey Blainey is Australia's most prominent historian and in his previous book, A ...
STORIES IN STONE: Paris
DOUGLAS KEISTER    Book Number: 80939
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Sub-titled 'A Field Guide to Paris Cemeteries and Their Residents', around 12 million people have found a resting place in the catacombs, cemeteries and mausoleums in the Paris metropolitan area. ...
KINGS AND QUEENS: A Very Peculiar History
ANTONY MASON    Book Number: 82923
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With added blue blood and an ex-libris label, this beautifully designed little history book really puts royalty on the map. Includes some famous and important royal residences and battle grounds, ...
CENSORS AT WORK: How States Shaped Literature
ROBERT DARNTON    Book Number: 82568
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Censorship by the state has never been a more urgent issue as we confront the problems of internet pornography and terrorist propaganda. On the other hand, we proudly boast of our commitment to fre...
COMPLETE ROMAN EMPEROR IMPERIAL LIFE
MICHAEL SOMMER    Book Number: 82575
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From Augustus to Romulus Augustulus, 80 quotations from ancient commentators, fact boxes, maps and more, seven thematic chapters cover foundation, power and imperial building projects. How did a m...
DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
ERIK LARSON    Book Number: 82579
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The story of the Lusitania, sunk by a German U-boat in May 1915 under the pretext that it was carrying munitions, was a turning point in World War I, ultimately influencing President Woodrow Wilson...
BRITAIN FROM THE AIR: Building Britain DVD
DUKE MARKETING    Book Number: 82761
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Using advance high-definition cameras, this stunning aerial photography film offers unrivalled views from the Ancient Celtic settlements to modern suburbia. With narration from Richard Mervyn thro...
1616: The World in Motion
THOMAS CHRISTENSEN    Book Number: 83117
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This fascinating exploration of the early modern world, from the author of The Discovery of America and Other Myths, focuses on a single year as a window into a restless, expansive era. From galleo...
DEFENDING LONDON: The Military Landscape
MIKE OSBORNE    Book Number: 83898
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London, the capital of the country and a tapestry of Britain's history, is adorned with features of our past spread across the skyline and streets. A prominent feature of our city's historical land...
EXPLORERS: A Story of Fearless Outcasts
MARTIN DUGARD    Book Number: 83904
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In 1856 two intrepid adventurers, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown - the location of the River Nile's source. They travelled deep into a forb...
GLORY AND HONOUR: The Renaissance in Scotland
ANDREA THOMAS    Book Number: 83908
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The Renaissance, a cultural and intellectual movement which spread outwards from Italy to Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, is often thought to have eluded Scotland, but as the author demonstr...
MAGNA CARTA IN 20 PLACES
DEREK J. TAYLOR    Book Number: 83917
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One of the single most important artefacts in British history, Magna Carta represents to an extent the 'birth of democracy'. Born out of a judicial quagmire in the 13th century, its existence gave ...
OLD ENGLAND SCOTLAND AND WALES
JÜRGEN SORGES    Book Number: 83928
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Quaint cottages with rose bedecked walls, old stone-built pubs, ancient buttressed abbeys, ruined Franciscan priories, strange rock formations and tree-lined lanes - all sights we can still see tod...
POCKET ENQUIRE WITHIN:
GEORGE ARMSTRONG    Book Number: 83933
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George Armstrong calls the past 'another country' yet, with this guide, we have the perfect companion to travel back in time to the domestic spheres of Victorian England. Filled with guidance for e...
FOUR HORSEMEN RIDING TO LIBERTY IN POST-NAPOLEONIC EUROPE
RICHARD STITES    Book Number: 83989
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This sweeping narrative of four doomed revolutions which broke out in the wake of Napoleon's final defeat is a thrilling and impressively researched read from the late Richard Stites, renowned as a...
RELIGION: Antiquity and its Legacy
JORG RUPKE    Book Number: 83994
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The Ancient and Modern series from Oxford University Press puts the ancient world in the context of contemporary thinking, and this volume on religion is a particularly fascinating window into the ...
MESMERIST
WENDY MOORE    Book Number: 84305
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Sub-titled 'The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound' we are taken back to the early 1800s when medicine was a brutal business, operations performed without anaesthesia and conventio...
EMPIRES APART: America and Russia From the Vikings To Iraq
BRIAN LANDERS    Book Number: 84396
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The author has a business background and career and presents a well written and piercing account of American history from its colonial beginnings to its present role as an unacknowledged empire tha...
DEADLY SISTERHOOD
LEONIE FRIEDA    Book Number: 84341
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Even today, 15th century Italy, that dangerous and exhilarating place, still glitters. Many of the great sculptures, churches, frescoes adorned with the faces of their patrons remain familiar toda...
MISTRESSES: A History of the Other Woman
ELIZABETH ABBOTT    Book Number: 84353
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Known as the 'fancy woman', 'kept woman', the 'other woman', what do Jane Eyre, Madame de Pompadour, Eloise, Marilyn Monroe and Camilla Parker-Bowles have in common? Is a mistress merely a wife-in...
RAINBOROWES: Pirates, Puritans
ADRIAN TINNISWOOD    Book Number: 84357
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William Rainborowes was a powerful figure in English naval circles in the 1630s, and advisor to Charles I and the leader of a spectacular raid to free captives from a Moroccan pirate base in 1637. ...
CRUSOE'S ISLAND
ANDREW LAMBERT    Book Number: 84501
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"We had come in search of Alexander Selkirk, the Scots mariner who spent four years on the island, and his legendary alter ego Robinson Crusoe; we had also come to find Lord Anson and Juan Fernánde...
SOURCE OF THE NILE
JOHN HANNING SPEKE    Book Number: 84524
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Speke's original text detailing his travels in Africa that began in 1859, during which he hoped to prove that the Victorian N'yanza was the source of the Nile. It details the main sights visited o...
STEAM TITANS: Cunard, Collins and the Epic Battle
WILLIAM M. FOWLER JR.    Book Number: 84435
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Between 1845 and the American Civil War came a transport revolution delightfully described at the time as "Vulcan now rides in Neptune's Barge". Steam power, the greatest invention - and prime driv...
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