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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 B*LLOCKS: The Truth Behind 10 Defining Events
COLIN BROWN    Book Number: 86005
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Discover that, contrary to popular belief, the longbow was not responsible for the English (and Welsh) victory at Agincourt, that Queen Elizabeth I's great Armada speech at Tilbury was probably an ...
GREAT CONSPIRACY: Britain's Secret War
CARLOS DE LA HUERTA    Book Number: 86008
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The French Revolution threw the whole of Europe into turmoil, with no country more alarmed than Britain. As Napoleon established his iron grip on France, the British government was in a fever of su...
HERETICS AND HEROES
THOMAS CAHILL    Book Number: 86010
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Sub-titled 'How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World', this truly revolutionary book is an important volume in Cahill's acclaimed Hinges of History series. It covers the t...
MY SCOTLAND
A. G. MACDONELL    Book Number: 86021
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History has shown over and over that almost every nation would sooner govern themselves badly, corruptly, incompetently, than be efficiently governed by an alien. First published in 1937, this 201...
REVOLUTIONARIES: Inventing an American Nation
JACK RAKOVE    Book Number: 86025
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The Stanford University professor and acclaimed historian Rakove offers a new and revealing perspective on the men who invented America. Rather than the military struggle, he is more concerned wit...
SCOTLAND'S CRUEL SEA: Heroism and Disaster
ROBERT JEFFREY    Book Number: 86027
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A voyage back into the history of the toll that the cruel sea has taken on seafarers around Scotland's coast, a story of heroism and disaster. Beneath our seas lie around 5,000 known wrecks, with ...
TINY HISTORIES
DIXE WILLS    Book Number: 86032
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40 tiny and trivial events and trifling decisions that changed British history - lighthouses, lemons, lockers, lampreys and Lawrence of Arabia have all been key players to have shaped Britain. Fac...
WHAT THE SUFFRAGISTS DID NEXT
MAVIS CURTIS    Book Number: 86037
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Sub-titled 'How the Fight for Women's Rights Went On', Mavis Curtis explores the work of eight women who helped promote the cause of women's rights and social equality - Eleanor Rathbone, Ellen Wil...
WHISPERERS: The Secret History of the Spirit World
J. H. BRENNAN    Book Number: 86038
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"From an Ancient Egyptian guide to summoning Anubis, through a haunted house in ancient Athens, to the Black Books of the Middle Ages, the book chronicles early anthropologists being hoodwinked by ...
WORK OF GIANTS: Stone and Quarrying In Roman Britain
ANDREW PEARSON    Book Number: 86039
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The balance between stone and alternative materials, principally timber but also walling mediums such as cob and wattle, were all in common usage during the Iron Age. Roman society demanded stone ...
WAR OF WARS
ROBERT HARVEY    Book Number: 86118
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Sub-titled 'The Epic Struggle Between Britain and France 1789-1815', Allan Mallinson said, "Comprehensive, clear, persuasive and entertaining." France was in tumult and saw the collapse of the Anc...
A NUMBER OF THINGS: Stories of Canada
JANE URQUHART    Book Number: 85888
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A literary cherry tree, a famous skull, an Innu tea doll, a Sikh RCMP turban, a Cree basket, a Massey-Harris tractor, a canoe, ferry. The power of objects to speak of cultures and civilisations ha...
BLOOD MOON: An American Epic of War and Splendor
JOHN SEDGWICK    Book Number: 85890
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President Andrew Jackson is regarded as the reviled architect of the removal of the Cherokee people from their native land, an area which encompassed the present day states of North and South Carol...
IRON DAWN
RICHARD SNOW    Book Number: 85893
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Sub-titled 'The Monitor, The Merrimack, And the Civil War Sea Battle That Changed History' here is a lively tale of science, war and clashing personalities from the Age of Sail to the Age of Iron. ...
KILLING JESUS
BILL O'REILLY & MARTIN DUGARD    Book Number: 85894
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A fact-based account of Jesus's life and times featuring Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Caesar Augustus, Herod the Great, Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist among the many legendary figures who rise up...
QUEEN'S EMBROIDERER: A True Story of Paris, Lovers
JOAN DEJEAN    Book Number: 85897
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The royal embroiderer of the title is Jean Magoulet, a gainier or maker of leather goods who was appointed royal glove supplier to the French Queen Marie Thérèse and King Louis XIV and who then som...
THEIR PROMISED LAND: My Grandparents In Love and War
IAN BURUMA    Book Number: 85900
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A moving account of what it meant to be Jewish and English in one of the most troubled times of the last century. Throughout a devoted 60 year marriage that spanned the terror and separation of tw...
MILITARY HISTORY OF CHINA: From 1218 to the Present Day
ERIK DURSCHMIED    Book Number: 86047
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In 1215 Genghis Khan's Mongol army captured Peking and destroyed the Chin Empire, and then advanced on through Asia and Russia to the fringes of Western Europe, where in 1241 they annihilated the G...
VICTORIANS UNDONE: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum
KATHRYN HUGHES    Book Number: 86111
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Five corporeal conundrums locating five body parts at the moment they create crises in individual lives - Lady Flora's Belly, Charles Darwin's Beard, George Eliot's Hand, Fanny Cornforth's Mouth an...
YOUNG AND DAMNED AND FAIR:
GARETH RUSSELL    Book Number: 86114
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Moving effortlessly between a private, inner world and the public life of the Henrician court, here is an unparalleled view into a tragic chapter of Tudor history. We learn a great deal about 16th...
AKBAR: The Great Emperor of India
EDIT BY GIAN CARLO CALZA    Book Number: 86122
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Produced in association with the Fondazione Art Museum of Rome for an exhibition a few years ago, this is a lavishly produced volume on the origins and originality of Indo-Islamic art and architect...
PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
ERIC HAZAN    Book Number: 86127
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A passionate and erudite book from a Parisian born and bred, "One of the greatest books about the city anyone has written in decades, towering over a crowded field, passionate and lyrical and sweep...
BLAZING STAR: The Life and Times of John Wilmot
ALEXANDER LARMAN    Book Number: 86066
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The life of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester was short in duration, but long on scandal. His misdeeds included the abduction of his future wife, banishment from court, and some of the most expli...
MEMORIES OF A LOST WORLD: Travels Through The Magic Lantern
CHARLOTTE FIELL & JAMES RYAN    Book Number: 86076
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The story of the 'Magic Lantern' projector stretches back 200 years, before the advent of photography. The first slide projector is believed to have been invented by the Dutch mathematician and as...
TIGRESS OF FORLI: The Life of Caterina Sforza
ELIZABETH LEV    Book Number: 86081
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"If I were to write the story of my life, I would shock the world." - Caterina Sforza (1463-1509) famously said. In the words of the New York Times hundreds of years later they describe her world ...
NICHOLAS II: The Last Tsar
MICHAEL PATERSON    Book Number: 86252
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The tragic life of Tsar Nicholas and his Romanov wife and children has long haunted the world's imagination. He ruled one sixth of the earth's land area, representing a regime that lasted 300 year...
RUSSIA OF THE TSARS: History Files
PETER WALDRON    Book Number: 86263
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A set of ten facsimile documents exclusive to the History Files Thames & Hudson series is enclosed in a wallet at the back of this illustrated book. Among them is a map of St. Petersburg in colour...
WORLD OF ART: Maya Art and Architecture
MARY ELLEN MILLER & M. O'NEIL    Book Number: 86289
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Thames & Hudson are known for their quality art publications and this is no exception, the second edition, rewritten from cover to cover and updated with discoveries and new theories from the past ...
CITY OF FORTUNE: How Venice Won and Lost A Naval Empire
ROGER CROWLEY    Book Number: 86205
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Here is the gripping story of how Venice carved out its empire in the Eastern Mediterranean and how the Ottomans seized it piece by piece. The years 1000-1500 were a tapestry of Venetian bravura a...
REBEL PRIVATE
WILLIAM ANDREW FLETCHER    Book Number: 86257
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The memoirs of a Confederate soldier written at the time in April 1861 when war was declared between the Union and the Confederacy in America. When the news came, it made W. A. Fletcher nervous as...
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