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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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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...
ISLAND : How Islands Transform the World
J. EDWARD CHAMBERLIN    Book Number: 83912
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Publisher's Weekly said, "A head-spinning mashup of navigational history, mythology, crash-course geology, poetry and pop culture." From anthropology to zoology, drawing on history, literature, art...
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 ...
NO NEED FOR GENIUSES: Revolutionary Science
STEVE JONES    Book Number: 83927
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'An ingenious guide book to the scientific past of Paris, written in lucid, erudite prose.' - New Statesman. Paris at the time of the French Revolution was the world capital of science. Its schol...
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...
PICTURE PARADISE: Asia-Pacific Photography 1840s-1940s
GAEL NEWTON    Book Number: 83932
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Highlighting some of the most significant achievements from the daguerreotype era of the 1840s-60s, through to the early decades of the twentieth century and the impact of art photography and moder...
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...
RICHARD III: England's Black Legend
DESMOND SEWARD    Book Number: 83935
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Few figures in English history divide opinion so sharply as Richard III. There is Shakespeare's portrayal of him as a misshapen "hell hound", yet a vociferous minority see him as a victim of Tudor...
ROME AND RHETORIC: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
GARRY WILLS    Book Number: 83937
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The recent modern staging of Julius Caesar at the New Bridge Theatre at Tower Bridge only goes to prove Shakespeare's enduring skill and understanding of political machinations. Renaissance plays ...
RULE OF THE LAND: Walking Ireland's Border
GARRETT CARR    Book Number: 84032
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Great writing about landscape and history in which the author not only walks the border but rows it, climbs it, clambers over it and at moments wades waist-deep through it. The author is a map make...
DARWIN'S ARMADA: Four Voyages and the Battle
IAIN MCCALMAN    Book Number: 83465
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Charles Darwin's five year voyage aboard HMS Beagle began in 1831 and the discoveries he made led to his groundbreaking theory of evolution by natural selection published as On the Origin of Specie...
EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS LONDON'S GREAT PLAGUE
SAMUEL PEPYS    Book Number: 84037
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On 30th April 1665, the diarist Samuel Pepys recorded the first rumours that the bubonic plague was spreading through London: "Great fears of the sickness here in the city...God preserve us all!" ...
ON THE TRAIL OF THE YORKS
KRISTIE DEAN    Book Number: 84038
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An in depth look at one of the most fascinating families in English history, examining the homes and noteworthy locations from key stages in their lifetimes. Layers of insight and surprises are rev...
GREAT AND GLORIOUS ADVENTURE
GORDON CORRIGAN    Book Number: 83856
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Sub-titled 'A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England.' "No subclass of history can stand alone - social, political, economic and military history all impinge upon ea...
ISAAC NEWTON'S FREEMASONRY
ALAIN BAUER    Book Number: 83862
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Sub-titled 'The Alchemy of Science and Mysticism', this French spokesman for Freemasonry gives us plain facts about a pivotal episode in political, intellectual and spiritual history, together with...
WOMEN ON DUTY: A History of the First Female Police Force
SOPHIE JACKSON    Book Number: 84006
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For much of British history, policing was the duty of every responsible citizen, but with the establishment of the regular force in 1829 - the Peelers, named after the Home Secretary Sir Robert Pee...
HOLOCAUST: A History of the Jews of Europe
MARTIN GILBERT    Book Number: 84130
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The must-read 1985 work by the late great historian Sir Martin Gilbert here in US paperback edition we are thrilled to have discovered. Gilbert weaves the cold facts of the nightmarish oral histor...
MASTER OF EMPIRE: Great Lakes Indians
MICHAEL MCDONNELL    Book Number: 84132
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There is never one side to a story and this historical narrative looks beyond the Euro-American settling at the Great Lakes, to the importance of Native American families such as Anishinaabeg Odawa...
ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF CAMBODIA
HELEN IBBITSON JESSUP    Book Number: 84045
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From the excellent Thames & Hudson World of Art series here is a spectacular introduction to the ancient kingdoms, palaces and temples of Cambodia. Legendary tales of kings and princes, wars, conq...
CHINESE LIVES
VICTOR MAIR, SANPING CHEN    Book Number: 84055
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China is a vast country with a vast history. Many writers have tackled the history of China, with varying success, and a lot of these efforts result in tombstone-sized books. Chinese Lives is a ref...
EARLS OF PARADISE: England and the Dream of Perfection
ADAM NICOLSON    Book Number: 84059
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The Renaissance dream of Arcadia, a place of pastoral perfection and personal wellbeing, flourished in England between the mid-16th and mid-17th centuries. According to the author, it brought toget...
THE DANDY: Peacock or Enigma?
NIGEL RODGERS    Book Number: 83790
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From the original Regency dandies to the contemporary Chaps, this amusingly-written book covers the history of the Dandy. Starting with Beau Brummell in the early 1800s, Rodgers uses famous figures...
HEART BEGUILING ARABY: The English Romance with Arabia
KATHRYN TIDRICK    Book Number: 83828
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"I began to muse unhappily on how such a barren mistress, as that country is, can enslave the heart and mind with so deep an intermingling of yearning and abomination." Here is a captivating analy...
LAND OF LOST GODS: The Search for Classical Greece
RICHARD STONEMAN    Book Number: 83830
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A popular prehistory of archaeology in Greece and Asia Minor and its heroic, pioneering phase told in this 2010 revised edition of the 1987 classic. 'Land of Lost Gods' places Lord Elgin firmly in...
MAYHEM: Post-War Crime and Violence in Britain 1748-53
NICHOLAS ROGERS    Book Number: 83831
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Yale University Press first edition 2012 from the Lewis Walpole Series dedicated to the culture and history of the 18th century. At the end of the War of Austrian Succession in 1748, thousands of ...
EAST WALES & WEST MIDLANDS: VICTORIAN ENGLAND AND WALES 1897
OLD HOUSE BOOKS    Book Number: 83841
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We have selected map four covering East Wales and the West Midlands. 1897, The Victorians became great mapmakers to record the changes. The construction of the railway network, begun a mere 72 yea...
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...
AFTER THERMOPYLAE: The Oath of Plataea
PAUL CARTLEDGE    Book Number: 83993
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The dominance of Athenian culture and civilisation in 5th century Greece was secured by the battles of Marathon in 490 BC and then Salamis and Thermopylae a decade later, in both of which the Athen...
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 ...
KING'S CITY: London Under Charles II
DON JORDAN    Book Number: 84299
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On 29th May 1660, his 30th birthday, King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland rode across London Bridge, triumphantly entering a city he hardly knew and had not seen for almost 20 years. T...
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