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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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TRADITIONAL BLACKSMITHING
J. G. HOLMSTROM    Book Number: 86554
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Sub-titled 'The Fine Art of Horseshoeing and Wagon Making' here is the perfect guide to learning the timeless art of blacksmithing, or simply admiring the beautiful illustrations of the tools of th...
FORTUNE & GLORY
DOUGLAS PALMER, NICHOLAS JAMES    Book Number: 86752
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'Tales of History's Greatest Archaeological Adventurers' is the sub-title of this history of courage, vision, resourcefulness, innovation and perseverance. Here is a book about the discovery of th...
GLOBE: Life In Shakespeare's London
CATHARINE ARNOLD    Book Number: 86758
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From Hamlet Act 1, "Remember thee? Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat in this distracted Globe." William Shakespeare's life was inextricably linked with the history of London. Togethe...
MISSION TO CHINA
JOHN HOLLIDAY    Book Number: 86777
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Sub-titled 'How An Englishman Brought the West to The Orient' encapsulated within this historical biography is the whole history of the 19th century integration of the West and the Orient. It is a...
PRISONER KING: Charles I In Captivity
JOHN MATUSIAK    Book Number: 86784
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In April 1646, reduced to anonymity and finally taking his leave of Oxford in the guise of a Roundhead serving man, King Charles I rode away from the previously safe haven of his headquarters and r...
SHAKESPEARE'S LONDON: On 5 Groats A Day
RICHARD TAMES    Book Number: 86785
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Gloves are a perfect gift for the ladies, but they can also be filled with cash as a bribe. Watermen convey a party group to the pleasure district of Bankside on the south side of the River Thames...
WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL ENGLAND
LYNDA TELFORD    Book Number: 86800
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Inequality was a fact of life for medieval women and generally the law was pro-male in every respect. Educational possibilities were limited and even a woman's personal possessions could not be be...
IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT NORTH AFRICA
BARNABY ROGERSON    Book Number: 86510
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For over 40 years, Barnaby Rogerson has travelled through North Africa, making sense of the region's complex and fascinating history which he tells through the lives of five men and one woman. Que...
ART ATLAS: Book and CD
EDITED BY JOHN ONIANS    Book Number: 86557
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In an era when information graphics are more popular then ever, what better way to understand art than to see it laid out in a worldwide atlas. This extraordinary tome is the work of over 68 contr...
FORGING CAPITALISM
IAN KLAUS    Book Number: 86573
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"Every phase of out market society's expansion was shaped by deceit, fraud and mountebankery." - Chris Lehmann, In These Times. This engaging history looks at how Britain attempted to negotiate ca...
FOUR PRINCES
JOHN JULIUS NORWICH    Book Number: 86574
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'Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman The Magnificent and the Obsessions That Forged Modern Europe' is the sub-title of this gripping and flamboyant history by the Oxford popular historian. ...
HAREM: The World Behind the Veil
ALEV LYTLE CROUTIER    Book Number: 86578
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"I was born in an old house in Izmir, Turkey, which had previously been inhabited by a Pasha who had a harem... People often whispered things about harems; my own grandmother and her sisters had be...
MEDIEVALISM: The Middle Ages In Modern England
MICHAEL ALEXANDER    Book Number: 86584
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A new interest in medieval things surfaced in England in the 1760s and with it a revival of medieval form, manifest in literature and in architecture. In the 1830s this affected religion and produ...
ONE LONG NIGHT: A Global History of Concentration Camps
ANDREA PITZER    Book Number: 86587
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Here for the first time is a chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps. Beginning with 1890s Cuba, Andrea Pitzer documents concentration camps from the Philippines and Southern...
WAR: An Enquiry
A. C. GRAYLING    Book Number: 86599
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Grayling envisions 'just war theory' in new moral terms, taking into account the lessons of World War Two and the Holocaust. From ancient and medieval times, he looks at causes and effects, ethics...
MERCHANT ADVENTURERS
JAMES EVANS    Book Number: 86871
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Sub-titled 'The Voyage of Discovery That Transformed Tudor England'. In 1553, three ships were commissioned to look for a short-cut sea route. They commissioned Sir Hugh Willoughby and Richard Ch...
SYSTEM OF AMBITION? British Foreign Policy 1660-1793
Jeremy Black    Book Number: 86921
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Professor Black's respected history of British foreign policy in this crucial and fascinating era deals with all the major conflicts including the Anglo-Dutch wars, the Wars of the Spanish and Aust...
HIDEOUS HISTORY: Trials and Trickery
SANDRA LAWRENCE    Book Number: 86483
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A companion to code 86482 Death and Destruction, here is more grim and gruesome history for 10-14 year olds, presented in the most appealing and easy-to-absorb style. Corrupt trials, foul ways of ...
WILLOUGHBYLAND: England's Lost Colony
MATTHEW PARKER    Book Number: 86500
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When Sir Walter Raleigh set out to South America to find the legendary city of El Dorado, he paved the way for a series of adventurers who would struggle against the harsh reality of South America'...
WRITTEN WORD
MARTIN PUCHNER    Book Number: 86501
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"A story of letters and paper and rocket ships, of ruthless conquerors and elegant court ladies and middle-class entrepreneurs, of the will to power and the dream of freedom." - Stephen Greenblatt....
EMPIRE'S CROSSROADS: A New History of the Caribbean
CARRIE GIBSON    Book Number: 86883
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From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, here are the stories of fortune seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists, and images of viole...
CAMISARD UPRISING: War and Religion in the Cevennes
DAVID CRACKANTHORPE    Book Number: 87026
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The persecution - torture, execution, confiscation of children, imposition of ruinous signs, and the violent hostility of the Catholic clergy combine to create conditions of terror and misery in th...
EPIC VOYAGES OF MAUD BERRIDGE
SALLY BERRIDGE    Book Number: 87029
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Sub-titled 'The Seafaring Diaries of A Victorian Lady' here is life on board a Victorian ship as seen through the eyes of the Captain's wife. Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of Henry, a Mas...
FORTUNE HUNTER: A German Prince in Regency England
PETER JAMES BOWMAN    Book Number: 87031
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'As a German aristocrat in Regency London, Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau engaged in legendary exploits. His taste for fine living was the talk of the town, his pursuits of rich heiresses equal...
JANE AUSTEN: The Banker's Sister
E. J. CLERY    Book Number: 87032
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In 2013 the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney announced that Jane Austen would appear on the redesigned £10 note. Few noted a fact that the £10 'Austen' bank note was already in existenc...
DRINKING WATER: A History
JAMES SALZMAN    Book Number: 86876
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There is no life without water, but drinking water can kill, and always has. The problem is that, apart from distilled water, no water source can ever be completely risk free, whether from the tap...
HAND OF HISTORY: An Anthology of History Quotations
EDITED BY MICHAEL LEVENTHAL    Book Number: 86877
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George Orwell said "History is written by the winners." Henry Kissinger "As a professor, I tended to think of history as run by impersonal forces. But when you see it in practice, you see the diff...
MEMORIES OF LONDON
EDMONDO DE AMICIS    Book Number: 86878
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The poet, novelist and travel writer Edmondo de Amicis (1846-1908) began his career as a soldier before switching to journalism. He is best remembered for his children's stories Heart of a Boy. T...
EAGLE IN SPLENDOUR: Inside the Court of Napoleon
PHILIP MANSEL    Book Number: 87013
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Another impeccably researched masterpiece of historical writing by one of Britain's leading historians on France and the Ottoman Empire. The court of Napoleon I, in its grandeur and extravagance, ...
SOLDIER OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST: From De La Plata to Waterloo
JOSEPH SINCLAIR    Book Number: 87020
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"The work of a man of superior education, who had enlisted in a moment of pique and humiliation to avoid facing at home the consequences of his own conceit and folly. The author wrote from the ran...
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