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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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SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE IN 100 SYMBOLS
SARAH BARTLETT    Book Number: 87943
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See 1700-year-old shamanic cave paintings at Lascaux in France, the Ancient Egyptian mysteries of Isis, the strange runic inscriptions of the Vikings, rainbow serpents, sphinx and scarabs, doves an...
FIRST ATLANTIC LINER: Brunel's Great Western Steamship
HELEN DOE    Book Number: 87871
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The Great Western is the least known of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's three ships, being overshadowed by the later career of the huge iron-hulled Great Britain and the S.S. Great Eastern. However the ...
WALLS: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick
DAVID FRYE    Book Number: 87883
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They say walls have ears, and if only they had mouths, what history they could tell! The author's interest in the Barbarians finally opened his eyes to the importance of walls. The Barbarians wer...
ERIC HOBSBAWM: A Life In History
SIR RICHARD J. EVANS    Book Number: 87675
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At the time of his death at the age of 95, Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) was the most famous historian in the world, whose writings have had a huge and lasting effect on the practice of history. His i...
MARIE ANTOINETTE'S CONFIDANTE
GERI WALTON    Book Number: 87615
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Sub-titled 'The Rise and Fall of the Princess de Lamballe' the book is a fascinating insight into how the closest to the King and Queen viewed the French Revolution. Using sources primarily from t...
ANNE BOLEYN: Adultery, Heresy, Desire
AMY LICENCE    Book Number: 88001
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Anne Boleyn is one of the most enigmatic figures in English history, and even the people who knew her at the time were sharply divided. Did she really love Henry VIII or was she a ruthless opportu...
CATHERINE OF ARAGON: An Intimate Life
AMY LICENCE    Book Number: 88006
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Catherine of Aragon believed to the end of her life that she was a Henry VIII's true and lawful wife, inheriting a fighting spirit from her formidable mother Isabella of Castile. Catherine arrived ...
GLASGOW: A History of the City
MICHAEL FRY    Book Number: 88010
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A one volume marvellous history of the great city of Glasgow from the Celts to Celtic by the controversial Scottish historian, author and journalist and regular contributor to the Scotsman, the Her...
LA REINE BLANCHE: Mary Tudor, A Life in Letters
SARAH BRYSON    Book Number: 88014
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Interest in the Tudor period has exploded in recent years with numerous TV documentaries and the publication of Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning trilogy. But a key figure of the era has been neglect...
RIGHTS OF MAN
THOMAS PAINE    Book Number: 25248
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Published as a reply to Burke's Reflections of the Revolution in France, Rights of Man is a classic statement of the belief in humanity's potential to change the world for the better. Paine writes ...
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...
BLACK TUDORS: The Untold Story
MIRANDA KAUSMANN    Book Number: 87783
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Grounded in impeccable archival research, here is an evocative picture of the lives of real men and women of black African descent in Renaissance England. Concentrating on ten strikingly varied in...
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...
DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRISIS
A. C. GRAYLING    Book Number: 87796
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'Utterly brilliant. Urgently needed. A book for NOW.' - Helena Kennedy QC, Chair of the Power Inquiry into Democracy. Here is a compelling and deeply unsettling dissection of the way in which demo...
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...
LAWRENCE IN ARABIA: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly
SCOTT ANDERSON    Book Number: 87814
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The 2014 bestseller we have discovered on our travels in US heavyweight softback edition, this is the book that definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed. The...
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...
MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPTS
CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL    Book Number: 87822
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Sub-titled 'Twelve Journeys Into the Medieval World' this book is the Winner of the Wolfson History Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize for Non-Fiction. Coming face to face with an important illuminat...
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...
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