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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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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...
HISTORY OF THE BOOK IN 100 BOOKS
RODERICK CAVE & SARA AYAD    Book Number: 84595
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Classic examples such as Gutenberg's 42-Line Bible and The Book of Kells, Egyptian books on papyrus like Book of the Dead of Ani, bone, bamboo and bark extraordinary books of the people of Sumatra,...
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...
ARCTIC AMBITIONS: Captain Cook and the North West Passage
JAMES BARNETT & DAVID NICANDRI    Book Number: 84653
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Cook's journey produced some of the finest charts, collections and anthropological observations of his career, helped establish British relations with Russia, and opened the door to the lucrative f...
EVERYTHING EXPLAINED THAT IS EXPLAINABLE:
DENIS BOYLES    Book Number: 84663
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica's Eleventh edition, published to great acclaim in 1910, was both a beginning and an end. It was the obituary of the Victorian age, published in association with the Tim...
INVENTIONS THAT DIDN'T CHANGE THE WORLD
JULIE HALLS    Book Number: 84665
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The Victorians loved everything about the process of invention, from identifying a perceived need to design, construction, prototypes, patenting and production, but as this wonderful volume shows, ...
SHORES OF KNOWLEDGE: New World Discoveries
JOYCE APPLEBY    Book Number: 84676
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An engrossing history of the voyages of exploration that ignited curiosity about nature. When Columbus first returned to Spain from the Caribbean, he dazzled King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with...
GREAT BATTLES OF THE CLASSICAL GREEK WORLD
OWEN REES    Book Number: 84806
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A colossus of the classical era, the Greeks entered into a multitude of conflicts and Owen Rees casts light on a selection of 18 of these land battles and sieges that span the Classical Greek perio...
ELIZABETH: The Forgotten Years
JOHN GUY    Book Number: 85152
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She had the body of a woman, and the heart of a lion. Elizabeth I, the fierce Queen of England, is an example of Britain's iconic monarchs; she is a queen who wielded her power, particularly after ...
EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE LONDON MONSTER
KAREN STREET    Book Number: 84998
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Upon inheriting a box of troubling letters, supposedly written by his grandparents, Edgar Allen Poe makes his way across the Atlantic to consult with the detective C. Auguste Dupin in London. The l...
LAST ROYAL REBEL: Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth
ANNA KEAY    Book Number: 84922
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The son of Charles II by his first mistress, the infamous courtesan Lucy Walter, James, Duke of Monmouth (as he would become) was born into a turbulent age. Between his conception and birth in 1649...
TILL TIME'S LAST SAND: A History of the Bank of England
DAVID KYNASTON    Book Number: 84929
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The Bank of England commenced business on the week beginning 30th July 1694 with capital raised through the subscription of, among many others, a clockmaker, a salter, and the King and Queen of Eng...
IN THE NAME OF LYKOURGOS:
MILTIADIS MICHALOPOULIS    Book Number: 85168
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Sparta: a titan in ancient Greece and a formidable opponent in every battle they fought, Miltiadis Michalopoulis explores the civilisation's twilight years and its ceaseless attempts to retain its ...
WITH THE GUNS IN THE PENINSULA: The Napoleonic Library
EDIT. BY R. HENRY WOLLOCOMBE    Book Number: 85181
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Sub-titled 'The Peninsular War Journal of Captain William Webber, Royal Artillery', here is one of the unparalleled collection of classic works on the Napoleonic Wars. Captain Webber's fascinating...
BRIEF HISTORY OF HENRY VIII: Reformer and Tyrant
DEREK WILSON    Book Number: 85225
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Was England's most famous king 'a fool, a liar and a damnable rotten worm?' Henry VIII changed the course of English life more than any monarch since the Norman Conquest. In the portraits of Holb...
ORDEAL OF ELIZABETH MARSH: A Woman in World History
LINDA COLLEY    Book Number: 84979
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Voted one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year here is a grand tale of physical hardiness and surprising moral choices. In this remarkable reconstruction of an 18th century woman's ext...
RISE OF FEMALE KINGS IN EUROPE 1300-1800
WILLIAM MONTER    Book Number: 84982
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Women have traditionally exercised 'soft power', networking and applying anonymous pressure. This book challenges the relegation of women's influence to the boudoir by investigating the lives and ...
CHINA STATION: The British Military in the Middle Kingdom
MARK FELTON    Book Number: 85021
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This page-turning history of the British relationship with China 1839-1997 over a turbulent century and a half focuses on the often brutal role of the military. The First Opium War was fought beca...
DISCOVERY OF MIDDLE EARTH
GRAHAM ROBB    Book Number: 85026
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Sub-titled 'Mapping the Lost World of the Celts'. Step aside Tolkein because the real Middle Earth is explained in this treasure hunt of a book. This is an intelligent exploration of the world thr...
EDGE OF THE EMPIRE:  A Journey to Britannia
BRONWEN RILEY    Book Number: 85027
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The distance from the imperial city of Rome to the military garrison of Corbridge on Hadrian's Wall is just under 1500 miles. What was it like to make the journey in, say, 130 AD? The author takes...
HOLY WARS: 3000 Years of Battles in the Holy Land
GARY RASHBA    Book Number: 85031
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The Holy Land, an area stretching between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, has been disputed territory throughout history. The author of this fascinating book describes 17 notable battle...
MAID AND THE QUEEN: The Secret History of Joan of Arc
NANCY GOLDSTONE    Book Number: 85035
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Written on the 600th anniversary of Joan of Arc's birth, Nancy Goldstone weaves an incredible history of the transcendent Joan of Arc and the powerful Yolande of Aragon, Queen of Sicily: powerful w...
MIDNIGHT AT THE PERA PALACE: The Birth of Modern Istanbul
CHARLES KING    Book Number: 85036
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The Pera Palace, the most luxurious hotel in Istanbul (or Constantinople as it was originally called) was established in 1892 for clients of the Orient Express who would arrive in the capital of th...
JACQUES DEVAULX: NAUTICAL WORKS
ELISABETH HÉBERT & G. HOLZER    Book Number: 84769
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"A Navigational Treatise of Exceptional Opulence: The Complete Facsimile, 1583." Taschen publishers present a facsimile reproduction of Les premières oeuvres de Jacques Devaulx, pilote en la marin...
MAGIC BOOK
EDITED BY NOEL DANIEL    Book Number: 84778
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Death, the essence of illusion, conjuring life is just one chapter! Magic has enchanted humankind for millennia, evoking terror, laughter, shock and amazement. Once persecuted as heretics and sor...
BATTLE OF WATERLOO: A Series of Accounts by a Near Observer
OSPREY PUBLISHING    Book Number: 85308
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The last shots of the Battle of Waterloo were fired in the evening of Sunday 18th June 1815. Some time between 9 and 10pm, the Duke of Wellington met his Prussian Ally von Blücher at an inn and th...
DOWN BEER STREET: History In A Pint Glass
MIKA RISSANEN & J. TAHVANAINEN    Book Number: 85309
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To stop things getting too dry after Christmas, we look into the ABV (percentage of alcohol content by volume), gravity, bitterness and colour of beer. In Egypt, long home to a great many grape vi...
DICTIONARY OF BRITISH MILITARY HISTORY
GEORGE USHER    Book Number: 85327
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A masterful overview of British land warfare from the Danish invasion of the 9th century to the present day. This marvellous A&C Black handbook includes entries on the development of the British A...
BRIEF GUIDE TO BRITISH BATTLEFIELDS:
DAVID CLARK    Book Number: 85423
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New 2015 publication divided into six historical periods, each prefaced by an outline of the nature of contemporary warfare. This indispensible pocket guide to every significant battle site in Bri...
EMIGRANTS: Why the English Sailed to the New World
JAMES EVANS    Book Number: 85425
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What led a person in 17th century England to get on a ship bound for the Americas? Evans transports us back to the time of America's earliest immigrants and uses contemporary sources to cast new v...
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