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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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JAMESTOWN BRIDES
JENNIFER POTTER    Book Number: 87178
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In 1651, 56 English women crossed the Atlantic in response to the Virginia Company of London's call for maids 'young and uncorrupt' to make wives for the planters of its new colony in Virginia. Th...
MEMENTO MORI
P. V. JONES    Book Number: 87181
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Sub-titled 'What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death' Cambridge University educated Peter Jones wrote the bestselling Learn Latin and various other books on the Classics. In his enterta...
VICEROYS: The Creation of the British
CHRISTOPHER LEE    Book Number: 86346
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Between 1858 and 1947, 20 British men ruled millions of people. From the Indian Mutiny to the cruel religious partition of India, and the newly formed and named Pakistan, the Viceroy had absolute ...
HISTORIES

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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 ...
LONDON LABOUR AND THE LONDON POOR
HENRY MAYHEW    Book Number: 56595
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A masterpiece of social observation. Mayhew takes us into the abyss, into a world without fixed employment where skills are declining and insecurity mounting, a world of criminality, pauperism and...
CLASH OF EAGLES
CAROL LEA CLARK    Book Number: 86961
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Sub-titled 'America's Forgotten Expedition to Ottoman Palestine'. The 1848 US expedition to the Dead Sea, led by Lt. William Francis Lynch, was one of the most inexplicable journeys of the 19th ce...
ROME: A History in Seven Sackings
MATTHEW KNEALE    Book Number: 86983
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Rome is often called 'the eternal city'. The book, as the title suggests, is split into sections describing seven sackings of Rome: 'Gauls', 'Goths', 'More Goths', 'Normans', 'Spanish and Lutherans...
QUEEN VICTORIA'S MATCHMAKING: The Royal Marriages
DEBORAH CADBURY    Book Number: 86997
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"Vain the ambition of kings who seek by trophies and dead things to leave a living name behind and weave but nets to catch the wind." - John Webster, 1623. In the sixth decade of her reign, Queen ...
SULTAN AND THE QUEEN
JERRY BROTTON    Book Number: 87000
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Sub-titled 'The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam' this wonderful book reveals how Muslims shaped English culture, consumerism and literature during the half millennium between the Crusades and t...
WHITE KING: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr
LEANDA DE LISLE    Book Number: 87002
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King Charles I to his supporters was the saintly White King crowned in robes the colour of innocence. To opponents he was the White King of the prophecies of Merlin, a tyrant destined for a violen...
BRIEF HISTORY OF MISOGYNY: The World's Oldest Prejudice
JACK HOLLAND    Book Number: 87234
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"My father loved history and he loved women. These are the two factors that brought him to the topic of misogyny, one substantially different from northern Irish political matters on which he had b...
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
CAITLIN DOUGHTY    Book Number: 87253
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A ferocious critique of the industrialisation of death and burial, Doughty invites us to look at and contemplate alternatives. She has an eye for the fun and the bizarre and the absurd and hits th...
ANATOMY OF MALICE: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals
JOEL DIMSDALE    Book Number: 86892
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A riveting narrative of the Nuremburg Trials, the Nazi criminals and the psychologists who analysed them. In a gripping and haunting narrative, a renowned psychiatrist sheds new light on the psych...
PROTESTANTS: The Faith That Made the Modern World
ALEC RYRIE    Book Number: 86908
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From the gates of Wittenberg to the streets of Seoul, Ryrie has 'a gift for showing how the history of religion is the history of people.' 500 years ago a rather stubborn German monk challenged th...
RED NILE: A Biography of the World's Greatest River
ROBERT TWIGGER    Book Number: 86909
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For a moment when the Blue Nile in full flood enters the White Nile it backs up the river, reversing its flow for five miles, mixing its load of sediment with the clearer waters of the White Nile t...
RISE AND FALL OF ADAM AND EVE
STEPHEN GREENBLATT    Book Number: 86910
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The mythic tale of Adam and Eve has shaped conceptions of human origins and destiny for centuries. Stemming from a few verses in an ancient book, it has become not just the foundation of three maj...
BATTLE ROYAL: The Wars of the Roses 1440-1462
HUGH BICHENO    Book Number: 87003
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Cambridge educated Hugh Bicheno later joined MI6 and here is his fluently written history of the Wars of the Roses up until the aftermath of Towton. In 1422 a very young boy Henry VI inherited the...
PHARAOH'S TREASURE: The Origin of Paper
JOHN GAUDET    Book Number: 87005
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Throughout history, humans have always searched for new ways to share information. This innate compulsion led to the origin of writing on the rock walls of caves to engraving copper tablets. But ...
THE ZOO
ISOBEL CHARMAN    Book Number: 87009
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Sub-titled 'The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo 1826-1851'. Georgian London in the Age of Empire, domestic reform and industrialisation, this is a history of a new world and ...
CAESAR’'S CONQUEST OF GAUL
EDITED BY BOB CARRUTHERS    Book Number: 87289
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'The foremost man of all this world', Julius Caesar was a military titan of the ancient world. One of his greatest feats was the Gallic Wars waged through a series of campaigns while in the positio...
SOLDIERS & SUFFRAGETTES: The Photography of Christina Broom
ANNA SPARHAM    Book Number: 87290
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From novice photographer, to Britain's acknowledged pioneer woman press photographer, Christina Broom - or Mrs Albert Broom, as she was professionally called - transformed a self-taught skill into ...
CIVIL WAR IN YORKSHIRE: Fairfax versus Newcastle
DAVID COOKE    Book Number: 87291
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Amid the mutinous conflicts of the Civil War in the 17th century, a bloody battle raged in Yorkshire to claim the North. Between December 1642 and July 1644, Lord Fairfax and his army fought for pa...
AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY OF BRITAIN: The Hundred Years War
TIMOTHY VENNING    Book Number: 87295
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Among the many scenarios discussed in this book is what would have happened if the Black Prince had not died prematurely and left the ten year old Richard to inherit Edward III's crown. What would...
POCKET HERCULES: Captain Morris
M. J. TROW    Book Number: 87297
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Captain William Morris was in the front rank during the Charge of the Light Brigade and one of the first horsemen to reach the Russian guns. He was wounded severely but survived and this is his st...
WOMEN AT WAR IN THE CLASSICAL WORLD
PAUL CHRYSTAL    Book Number: 87301
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From archaic Greece, to the late Roman empire, many a battle was waged between the titans of the ancient world as they conquered, explored and thrived. In this first full-length study ever, Paul Ch...
DAY WILL PASS: The Diary of A Gulag Prison Guard 1935-1936
IVAN CHISTYAKOV    Book Number: 87192
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A rare first-person testimony of the hardships of a Soviet labour camp. Long suppressed, it is becoming a cornerstone of the understanding of the Soviet Union. Originally written in a couple of h...
WARRIOR KING AND THE INVASION OF FRANCE
DESMOND SEWARD    Book Number: 87205
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Sub-titled 'Henry V, Agincourt, and the Campaign that Shaped Medieval England' acclaimed historian Desmond Seward presents a radical new look at Henry V. Here he is as a brilliant and brutal warmo...
DOMINION: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo
PETER ACKROYD    Book Number: 87210
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As always with Peter Ackroyd, the magnificent fifth volume in his magisterial history of England gives you the familiar story presented in ways that make it seem completely new. At the start of the...
HOW TO PLAN A CRUSADE: Religious War in the High Middle Ages
CHRISTOPHER TYERMAN    Book Number: 87213
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The Oxford historian has written a spirited and sweeping account of religious war in the high Middle Ages, a story of conquest initiated by the First Crusade and its successors. The accounts move ...
PERILOUS QUESTION: Reform or Revolution?
ANTONIA FRASER    Book Number: 87198
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The Drama of The Great Reform Bill 1832. A dazzling recreation of the tempestuous two year period leading up to the passing of the Great Reform Bill in a narrative which reads like a political thr...
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