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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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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...
HISTORY OF ENGLAND VOLUME IV: Revolution
PETER ACKROYD    Book Number: 86762
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The fourth in the much-praised History of England series which celebrates the glorious interconnectedness of all things and written in Ackroyd's easy and accessible style. This fourth volume begin...
HOW TO BE A TUDOR
RUTH GOODMAN    Book Number: 86766
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Sub-titled 'A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life' here is a spectacular feat of historical detection and a compassionate testament to those who flailed and flourished during the Tudor Age. Beginning...
I WAS TRANSFORMED: Frederick Douglass An American Slave
LAURENCE FENTON    Book Number: 86769
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Tall and strong and most importantly black, Frederick Douglass, the 27 year old runaway slave who had recently been catapulted to fame by the publication of his incendiary autobiography stood out a...
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII
SARAH MORRIS & N. GRUENINGER    Book Number: 86770
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With ten pages of astonishing floor plans for example of Eltham Palace, Greenwich, Whitehall, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond Palace, Windsor Castle, Buckten Palace, Chertsey Abbey and the Mercers' ...
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...
NORTHWEST PASSAGE OVERLAND
E. C. COLEMAN    Book Number: 86779
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Sub-titled 'The Epic Journey That Helped Create Canada', the book was published on the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Dominion of Canada. In 1862, Viscount Milton and Dr Cheadle set...
ON THE TRAIL OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS
ROY CALLEY    Book Number: 86781
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On 8th February 1587 possibly one of the most controversial monarchs in history was executed on the orders of her cousin and fellow sovereign Elizabeth I, after a trial that was as unjust as it was...
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...
VISITOR'S GUIDE TO SHAKESPEARE'S LONDON
DAVID THOMAS    Book Number: 86796
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In many ways the London of Shakespeare's day was surprisingly like our own - it had inns and taverns, sports and theatre, shopping, gambling and drinking were as popular then as they are now. Peop...
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...
BYZANTIUM AND ISLAM: Age of Transition
HELEN EVANS, BRANDIE RATLIFF    Book Number: 86561
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Specially imported by Bibliophile from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this groundbreaking volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire ...
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...
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
JUDITH NIES    Book Number: 86586
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Ingeniously designed history with a focus on land issues, technology, population and religion in conjunction with Native American history and the indigenous knowledge of agriculture, medicine and a...
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...
MYTH AND HISTORY: Ethnicity and Politics
STEPHEN YEATES    Book Number: 86412
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Yeates integrates archaeology, classical literature, folklore and place name evidence in an ambitious and enjoyable recreation of the cosmology and religious beliefs of the early Britons. Thanks t...
KING AND THE CATHOLICS: The Fight for Rights 1829
ANTONIA FRASER    Book Number: 86867
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An 1829 rhyme goes "Oh! Member for Oxford, you shuffle and wield you have altered your name from RPeel to Repeal." The story of Catholic Emancipation begins with the violent anti-Catholic Gordon R...
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...
STORY OF BRITAIN: From the Romans to The Present
SIR ROY STRONG    Book Number: 86874
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The former Director of NPG and V&A Museums, Sir Roy Strong CH has written an exemplary introduction to the history of Britain, as first designated by the Romans. His brilliant and balanced account...
GRAND CANAL, GREAT RIVER
TRANSLATED BY PHILIP WATSON    Book Number: 86918
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Sub-titled 'The Travel Diary of a 12th Century Chinese Poet', you are about to embark on a journey in East India by boat, some eight and a half centuries ago, and to travel a section of the Grand C...
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...
HISTORIES
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 ...
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