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History, military and Historical Biography of pre-20th century figures.

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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 ...
LEVIATHAN

New LEVIATHAN

THOMAS HOBBES    Book Number: 73736
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With an introduction by Dr Richard Serjeantson. Since its first publication in 1651, Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan has been recognised as one of the most compelling, and most controversial, works of p...
MADRID: A Traveller's Reader
EDITED BY HUGH THOMAS    Book Number: 85626
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First published in 1988, this revised edition (2005) is here in 2018 new paperback reprint. Acclaimed historian Hugh Thomas wrote a book ideal for the cultured tourist. He has chosen the Earl of ...
ACTION FILES: Gladiators
C. DE LA BEDOYERE & C. KIDNEY    Book Number: 85977
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Big spiral bound fact book with a fantastic 3D scene of gladiators in combat on the front cover and verdict stickers Live! or Die! with thumbs up and thumbs down among the 90 colourful stickers inc...
FIRST LOVE STORY: Adam, Eve, and Us
BRUCE FEILER    Book Number: 87481
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Thomas Merton said, "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another." Since antiquity, one story has stood at the centre of every convers...
HISTORIES

New HISTORIES

Herodotus    Book Number: 25247
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Herodotus (c480 - c425 B.C.) is the Father of History and his Histories are the first piece of western historical writing. They are also the most entertaining. Why did Pheidippides run the 26 mile ...
CONQUEST OF THE OCEAN: An Illustrated History of Seafaring
BRIAN LAVERY    Book Number: 88814
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In January 1778, during his third voyage across the Pacific, Captain Cook wrote in his journal, "How shall we account for this Nation spreading itself so far over this Vast ocean?" He was speaking ...
SECRET LIFE OF HUSBANDS
MELISSA KATSOULIS    Book Number: 89002
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What's married life like from the man's point of view? What does a wedding actually mean to him and do men really not know how to do laundry? With masculinity in crisis again, it's more important...
AN AUDIENCE WITH QUEEN VICTORIA: The Royal Opinion
IAN LLOYD    Book Number: 89271
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A compelling series of vignettes on 30 famous Victorians such as Barnum, the Greatest Showman, who failed to impress Queen Victoria, how the Queen was taught to use the telephone by Alexander Graha...
LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE BOOK OF DOOM
SIMON HEWITT    Book Number: 89302
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A great artistic detective story which turns our understanding of Leonardo da Vinci upside down. Simon Hewitt demonstrates that Leonardo's only male portrait (The Musician) depicts Bianca Sforza's...
McPHERSON'S RIDGE: Battleground America Guides
STEVEN H. NEWTON    Book Number: 89340
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Focussing in on the first battle for the high ground, July 1st 1863 in the American Civil War, we are taken to Gettysburg, PA. Confederate General Henry Heth pushed his division down Chamberburg P...
SHORT HISTORY OF DRUNKENNESS
MARK FORSYTH    Book Number: 89034
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History books often tell us that people were drunk, without revealing the when, where, why and with whom. In this engaging study the author looks into the question of how people get plastered acro...
KNIGHTS IN HISTORY AND LEGEND
EDITED BY BRITTAIN BOUCHARD    Book Number: 89395
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The chivalric ideals of knighthood have been celebrated for almost 1000 years, from the medieval stories of King Arthur to Victorian paintings where handsome warriors woo gorgeous maidens with luxu...
ART OF THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE: Courts, Commerce
STEPHANIE PORRAS    Book Number: 89666
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Alongside paintings by artists from Jan van Eyck to Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Greenwich royal armour attributed to Hans Holbein, altarpieces, sculptures and engravings, Porras discovers architectur...
CARTHAGE: Fact and Myth
EDITED BY ROALD DOCTER ET AL    Book Number: 89826
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A rare 2015 Dutch publication which has used a vast array of objects on loan from exhibitions throughout Europe including the British Museum and the National Carthage Museum at the Louvre, the Engl...
BUSES, COACHES AND ...PEOPLE Volume 1
DAVID GLADWIN    Book Number: 89986
Published price: £35
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This lively and idiosyncratic history of the charabanc or pleasure-bus takes the story to the end of World War II with archive photos, timetables, magazine articles, cartoons, advertisements, anecd...
HANNIBAL'S ROAD: The Second Punic War in Italy 213-203 BC
MIKE ROBERTS    Book Number: 89989
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Rome and Carthage, facing each other on opposite sides of the Mediterranean, were constantly at war in the last two decades of the third century BC. The Carthaginian general Hannibal famously cross...
SACRED SWORDS: Jihad in the Holy Land 1097-1291
JAMES WATERSON    Book Number: 89994
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The conflict between Christians and Muslims in the early medieval period is full of resonance for our own times. We are used to hearing the story from a British perspective, including the exploits ...
ORDER OF THINGS
JACKIE STRACHAN & J. MOSELEY    Book Number: 89807
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'How Hierarchies Help Us Make Sense of The World', this fascinating miscellany of various hierarchies that govern our existence explains the pecking order and ranks of society, religion, leisure an...
RIGHTS OF MAN
THOMAS PAINE    Book Number: 25248
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Published as a reply to Burke's Reflections of the Revolution in France, Rights of Man is a classic statement of the belief in humanity's potential to change the world for the better. Paine writes ...
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...
EDWARD BANCROFT: Scientist, Author, Spy
THOMAS J. SCHAEPER     Book Number: 89382
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The name of Edward Bancroft (1744-1821) is little-known, but in this first complete biography we discover what an important figure he was in the history of espionage and the American Revolution. Bo...
BORGIAS: The Hidden History
G. J. MEYER    Book Number: 89713
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Apologies if stickered and has small remainder mark, we could not resist importing from the US this important book. The mention of the Borgia family conjures up images of serpentine plots, assassi...
WORTH SAVING: Disabled Children During the Second World
SUE WHEATCROFT    Book Number: 89730
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To what extent were the 'decision-makers' aware of the problems faced by disabled children during the war, and how did they attempt to deal with the problems, and to what extent were they successfu...
CATALOGUE OF SHIPWRECKED BOOKS
EDWARD WILSON-LEE    Book Number: 89772
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An innovative work of history which tells the extraordinary story of Christopher Columbus's illegitimate son, Hernando Colón, a singular visionary of the printing-press age. At the peak of the Age...
CUT THESE WORDS INTO MY STONE: Ancient Greek Epitaphs
TRANSLATED BY MICHAEL WOLFE    Book Number: 89773
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'Here Phillip, a father, laid down his highest hope: a twelve year old son, Niccolites.' 'This is the tomb of Megistias, Slain by the Medes at Thermopylae. Famous prophet, he knew what was coming....
RACE TO SAVE THE ROMANOVS
HELEN RAPPAPORT    Book Number: 89778
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Sub-titled 'The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family.' On 17 July 1918, the whole of the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. There were no miraculous escapes. The ...
ROADS TAKEN: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World
HASIA DINER    Book Number: 89779
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The never-before-told story of countless Jewish peddlers who propelled a mass migration of Jewish families out of Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa, and the Ottoman Empire to destinations as...
SERVER: A Media History from the Present to the Baroque
MARKUS KRAJEWSKI    Book Number: 89780
Published price: £40
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From the Baroque courts via the upstairs-downstairs layout of turn of the last century mansions, through the distributed application structures and digitally connected smart houses of today, the wo...
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