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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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BERLIN: Imagine A City
RORY MACLEAN    Book Number: 87667
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MacLean has known three Berlins - West Berlin, where he made movies with David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich; East Berlin where he researched his first book 'Stalin's Nose', and now the unified capita...
AMSTERDAM: A History of the World's Most Liberal City
RUSSELL SHORTO    Book Number: 88031
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Despite its relative size, Amsterdam has stood alongside its larger cousins - Paris, London, Berlin - and has influenced the modern world to a degree that few other cities have. Sweeping across th...
HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE: Native America from 1890
DAVID TREUER    Book Number: 88040
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David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. Trained as an anthropologist and researching Native American life for his non-fiction and novels, he began to uncover ...
SUGAR: The World Corrupted from Slavery to Obesity
JAMES WALVIN    Book Number: 88053
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Awarded an OBE for services to scholarship, James Walvin was the co-author in 1970 of the book 'A Jamaican Plantation' with his late friend Michael Craton. Working together between 1961 and 1970 o...
CHINESE IN BRITAIN: A History of Visitors and Settlers
BARCLAY PRICE    Book Number: 88076
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More than 400,000 Chinese people live in Britain today, with substantial numbers also attending British universities as well as visiting the country on business and as tourists. But, prior to this ...
TROPIC SUNS: Seadogs Aboard an English Galleon
JAMES SEAY DEAN    Book Number: 88082
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"Whosoever commands the sea commands the trade and, consequently, the world itself" said Sir Walter Ralegh and England in the 16th and early 17th centuries made every effort to do just that. But wh...
WINDRUSH: A Ship Through Time
PAUL ARNOTT    Book Number: 88083
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The Windrush scandal shocked the nation and rattled and shamed the government and continues to do so. However, the vessel itself had a remarkable history both before and after her voyage from the C...
BRIEF GUIDE TO BRITISH BATTLEFIELDS
DAVID CLARK    Book Number: 87787
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Sub-titled 'From the Roman Occupation to Culloden', this marvellous book covers over 100 battles fought between AD84 and 1746, along with explanatory details of contemporary weapons and tactics. E...
DEVICES AND DESIRES: Bess of Hardwick
KATE HUBBARD    Book Number: 87797
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The Earl of Shrewsbury wrote to Bess of Hardwick, 23rd October 1585: 'I have sene throwlie into your devices and desires.' Aided by a quartet of judicious marriages and a shrewd head for business,...
GOD'S WOLF
JEFFREY LEE    Book Number: 87806
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Sub-titled 'The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin', the book shows how the crusader kingdom was brought down by a treacherous internal faction. Born in 12th century F...
LOST LEGEND OF THE THRYBERG HAWK
JACK HOLROYD    Book Number: 87817
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Following the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and the defeat of Richard III by Henry Tudor of Lancaster, suppression of events of the previous 25 years, a re-writing of history inevitably took place. T...
REBELLION IN THE REIGN OF CHARLES II
JULIAN WHITEHEAD    Book Number: 87829
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Charles II is the 'Merry Monarch' a fun-loving King with several mistresses including pretty cockney girl, Nell Gwynn. We remember him as the adventurous young man who hid in an oak tree to escape...
RIBBONS AMONG THE RAJAHS
PATRICK WHEELER    Book Number: 87830
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Sub-titled 'A History of British Women in India Before the Raj' here is a largely forgotten study of social history of the European women of the early colonial period. Patrick Wheeler argues how t...
SAME SEX LOVE 1700-1957
GILL ROSSINI    Book Number: 87831
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This is the very first history and research guide aimed specifically at the family history market to discover who loved whom of their own gender in your family. Queen Anne who loved for years Sara...
TUDOR VICTIMS OF THE REFORMATION
LYNDA TELFORD    Book Number: 87840
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The Reformation was one of the most turbulent times in British history. Noted for her passion to champion the underdog, historian Lynda Telford presents famous characters such as Henry VIII, Cardi...
VOYAGES FROM THE PAST: A History of Passengers at Sea
SIMON WILLS    Book Number: 87842
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Janet Schaw, 1774: 'Nothing can be less cleanly than our cabin, unless it be its commander?' Britain's island status means that its citizens have always needed to cross the waves to travel any gre...
WHAT REGENCY WOMEN DID FOR US
RACHEL KNOWLES    Book Number: 87843
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The Regency period 1780-1820 was not always an age of romance. There was no system of equal opportunities and women had very few rights. There were huge variations in the amount of education that...
WOMEN & POWER: A Manifesto
MARY BEARD    Book Number: 87845
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The victim of hateful comments herself, historian Mary Beard has at long last decided to address one brave book to the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over....
YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ANCIENT EGYPT
ANN ROSALIE DAVID    Book Number: 87848
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Based on years of prestigious academic work, Professor Rosalie David cleverly presents every aspect of life in Ancient Egypt through the lives of various characters, all based on mummies from the M...
SHORT HISTORY OF THE CATHARS
SEAN MARTIN    Book Number: 87270
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Catharism was the most popular heresy of the middle ages and its success was such that the Catholic church and its apologists referred to it as the Great Heresy. Cathars could be found from Aragon...
DARKENING AGE:
CATHERINE NIXEY    Book Number: 87901
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Here is the largely unknown and deeply shocking story of how a militant religion deliberately extinguished the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to ...
COMPLETE ROMAN EMPEROR IMPERIAL LIFE
MICHAEL SOMMER    Book Number: 87768
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From Augustus to Romulus Augustulus, 80 quotations from ancient commentators, fact boxes, maps and more, seven thematic chapters cover foundation, power and imperial building projects. How did a m...
FALL OF THE ANCIENT MAYA: Solving the Mystery
DAVID WEBSTER    Book Number: 87769
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One of the big mysteries in archaeology is the collapse of the Mayan civilisation on the Yucatan peninsula around 800 AD. In this readable and scholarly account, archaeologist David Webster describ...
TURKEY: A Short History
NORMAN STONE    Book Number: 87779
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Always a controversialist, Norman Stone is at his most eloquent in this incisive history of the country where he chose to spend his later years after a career that included an Oxford professorship....
NATIVE AMERICANS STATE BY STATE
RICK SAPP    Book Number: 87148
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In Canada, 4% of the population, or 1.1 million of a total of 34 million people, identified as American Indian or Alaskan Natives. They were the original inhabitants, the Aboriginals, the Indians,...
CALIGULA: An Unexpected General
LEE FRATANTUONO    Book Number: 88150
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Gaius Caligula ruled the Rome for just four years from 37-41CE but his actions during this period have made his name synonymous with cruelty, depravity, bloodshed and madness. Given these legendary...
PETER THE GREAT'S REVENGE:
BORIS MEGORSKY    Book Number: 88154
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The Narova River flows into the Baltic Sea at the Gulf of Finland and today forms the border between Russia and Estonia. However, back in the early 18th century it was at the centre of the Great No...
MAPPING SHAKESPEARE
JEREMY BLACK    Book Number: 87878
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Shakespeare lived in the age of voyages into the unknown such as those of Francis Drake, Martin Frobisher and Christopher Columbus. A magnificent double page spread shows Fiorenza with semi naked ...
BARBARIANS: Rebellion and Resistance to the Roman Empire
STEPHEN KERSHAW    Book Number: 88285
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What made someone a barbarian in ancient Rome? Was it race, language, values, religion, the shape of your beard, food? Or was it a matter of self-identification? This fascinating book looks at the ...
CRUSADE OF RICHARD I 1189-92
T. A. ARCHER    Book Number: 88176
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First published in 1889, the account is punctuated with passionate speeches and dark betrayals, the contemporary accounts originating from both sides of the war. It is a brilliant reflection on th...
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