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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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TALMUD: A Biography
HARRY FREEDMAN    Book Number: 85211
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A classic of world literature, the Talmud is massive, ancient and seemingly impenetrable and this book is the story of what happened to the Talmud, the role it has played in world history, religion...
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...
IMMORTAL IRISHMAN: The Irish Revolutionary
TIMOTHY EGAN    Book Number: 84973
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Murdered in 1867 at the height of his exotic career, the escaped convict Thomas F. Meagher (pronounced 'Mar') became Governor of Montana with an heiress for a wife before being brutally drowned on ...
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 ...
VICTORIAN STEAM LOCOMOTIVE
G.D. DEMPSEY & D KINNEAR CLARK    Book Number: 85260
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Much of this in-depth investigation of the early steam locos first appeared as a treatise by Dempsey in the 1800s. Covering the period 1804-1879, it now also incorporates a further section by Clark...
TERRACOTTA WARRIORS: The Secret Codes of the Emperor's Army
MAURICE COTTERELL    Book Number: 83040
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Legend has it that, in 210 BC, the first Emperor of unified China, Ch'in Shi Huangdi, decreed that after his death his body should be clothed in jade and cast adrift in a lake of mercury. The lake...
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...
PAUPER'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND
PETER STUBLEY    Book Number: 85172
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Experience the past and take a look at English history from the gutter in '1000 Years of Peasants, Beggars and Guttersnipes'. The past is traditionally told from the viewpoint of kings and queens,...
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...
CRUSADE OF RICHARD I 1189-92
T. A. ARCHER    Book Number: 84851
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First published in 1889 and punctuated with passionate speeches and dark betrayals, these contemporary accounts originate from both sides of the war. In 1189 Christians had coveted the Holy Land f...
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...
LOST LONDON 1870-1945
PHILIP DAVIES    Book Number: 85369
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The photographic archive of the former London County Council has been in the possession of English Heritage for over 25 years. The author is the organisation's Planning and Development Officer for ...
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...
BUTCHER, THE BAKER, THE CANDLESTICK-MAKER:
ROGER HUTCHINSON    Book Number: 85424
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The ten-year national census was introduced in 1801 and this fascinating book provides a snapshot of the nation based on the findings of censuses in the subsequent 210 years. Before the Population...
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...
WIT IN THE DUNGEON: Life of Leigh Hunt
ANTHONY HOLDEN    Book Number: 85442
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Leigh Hunt, critic, poet, a complex man who demanded perfection, regularly chastised his sweetheart Marianne because her letters to him were too short, poorly written, full of ink blots and scratch...
VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN COTSWOLDS
ALAN SUTTON    Book Number: 85538
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'All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small...' Not often are we able to stare into the past but this brilliant collection of sepia photographs and written accounts of life in t...
BATTLE OF WATERLOO
PETER AND DAN SNOW    Book Number: 85272
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More than 150,000 French, British, Dutch and Prussian soldiers fought at Waterloo, an epic, bloody and decisive encounter that ended the Napoleonic Wars. Waterloo put paid to Napoleon's aspiration...
SISTERS TO THE KING
MARIA PERRY    Book Number: 85294
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Sub-titled 'The Tumultuous Lives of Henry VIII's Sisters - Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France'. Aged just 13, Margaret became Queen of Scotland. She was taken aback to find her dower castle a...
TROY: The Myth and Reality Behind the Epic Legend
NICK MCCARTY    Book Number: 85297
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This beautifully illustrated retelling of the story of the Wrath of Achilles and the Trojan War is interwoven with an account of how the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann fulfilled his life's dream...
MANY FACES OF CHRIST: The Thousand-Year Story
PHILIP JENKINS    Book Number: 85065
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We all recognise the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, but the alternative scriptures which arose in the variety of Christian sects after Christ's death are uncovered despite original attem...
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