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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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DIGNITY OF CHARTISM: Essays by Dorothy Thompson
EDITED BY STEPHEN ROBERTS    Book Number: 85811
Published price: £14.99
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How can Chartism in its Biblical righteousness, in its Shakespearian grandiloquence and unremitting class consciousness, in its internationalist generosity and in its Jacobin militance, in its bala...
DURY & ANDREWS' MAP OF HERTFORDSHIRE: Book and DVD
ANDREW MACNAIR, ANNE ROWE    Book Number: 85814
Published price: £35
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This book is about the map of an English county, Hertfordshire, which was published in 1766 by two London mapmakers, Andrew Dury and John Andrews. For well over two centuries, from the time of Eli...
EARLY CELTIC ART IN BRITAIN & IRELAND
RUTH AND VINCENT MEGAW    Book Number: 85815
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This widely praised Shire publication, now extensively revised and enlarged, examines the predominantly warrior and aristocratic art of the Iron Age inhabitants of Britain and Ireland from the four...
IRAQ: A History
JOHN ROBERTSON    Book Number: 85820
Published price: £25
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Lost in the daily reports of warfare is any objective information about the daily lives of Iraqis, their ethnic diversity, their rich cultural heritage, and their incredibly ancient history stretch...
SUMMER OF BLOOD: England's First Revolution
DAN JONES    Book Number: 85834
Published price: £17
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In the summer of 1381, ravaged by poverty and oppressed by taxes, the people of England rose up and demanded that their voices be heard. A ragtag army, led by the mysterious Wat Tyler and the visio...
ACTION FILES: Gladiators
C. DE LA BEDOYERE & C. KIDNEY    Book Number: 85977
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Big spiral bound fact book with a fantastic 3D scene of gladiators in combat on the front cover and verdict stickers Live! or Die! with thumbs up and thumbs down among the 90 colourful stickers inc...
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
ADRIAN GOLDSWORTHY    Book Number: 85979
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A Yale University Press first edition 2010 by the prize-winning classicist who combines scholarship with storytelling. Grounded in scrupulous analysis of ancient sources from documents on papyrus ...
BATTLEFIELDS IN BRITAIN
C. V. WEDGWOOD    Book Number: 85983
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Dame Cicely Veronica Wedgwood (1910-1997) specialised in the history of 17th century England and Continental Europe. Originally published in the Collin's Pictures of Britain series, this super lit...
CLIVE: Founder of British India
C. BRAD FAUGHT    Book Number: 85989
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One of the excellent Potomac Military Profiles series, this lively, informed and balanced account of the great military and political leader shows that Robert Clive (1724-1774) was an unlikely mili...
DEFENDING CAMBRIDGESHIRE
MIKE OSBORNE    Book Number: 85992
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Sub-titled 'The Military Landscape from Prehistory to the Present' throughout history Cambridgeshire including Huntingdon and Peterborough has figured in many of the conflicts that have shaped our ...
GLORY AND B*LLOCKS: The Truth Behind 10 Defining Events
COLIN BROWN    Book Number: 86005
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Discover that, contrary to popular belief, the longbow was not responsible for the English (and Welsh) victory at Agincourt, that Queen Elizabeth I's great Armada speech at Tilbury was probably an ...
GREAT CONSPIRACY: Britain's Secret War
CARLOS DE LA HUERTA    Book Number: 86008
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The French Revolution threw the whole of Europe into turmoil, with no country more alarmed than Britain. As Napoleon established his iron grip on France, the British government was in a fever of su...
HERETICS AND HEROES
THOMAS CAHILL    Book Number: 86010
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Sub-titled 'How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World', this truly revolutionary book is an important volume in Cahill's acclaimed Hinges of History series. It covers the t...
MY SCOTLAND
A. G. MACDONELL    Book Number: 86021
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History has shown over and over that almost every nation would sooner govern themselves badly, corruptly, incompetently, than be efficiently governed by an alien. First published in 1937, this 201...
REVOLUTIONARIES: Inventing an American Nation
JACK RAKOVE    Book Number: 86025
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The Stanford University professor and acclaimed historian Rakove offers a new and revealing perspective on the men who invented America. Rather than the military struggle, he is more concerned wit...
SCOTLAND'S CRUEL SEA: Heroism and Disaster
ROBERT JEFFREY    Book Number: 86027
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A voyage back into the history of the toll that the cruel sea has taken on seafarers around Scotland's coast, a story of heroism and disaster. Beneath our seas lie around 5,000 known wrecks, with ...
TINY HISTORIES
DIXE WILLS    Book Number: 86032
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40 tiny and trivial events and trifling decisions that changed British history - lighthouses, lemons, lockers, lampreys and Lawrence of Arabia have all been key players to have shaped Britain. Fac...
WHISPERERS: The Secret History of the Spirit World
J. H. BRENNAN    Book Number: 86038
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"From an Ancient Egyptian guide to summoning Anubis, through a haunted house in ancient Athens, to the Black Books of the Middle Ages, the book chronicles early anthropologists being hoodwinked by ...
WORK OF GIANTS: Stone and Quarrying In Roman Britain
ANDREW PEARSON    Book Number: 86039
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The balance between stone and alternative materials, principally timber but also walling mediums such as cob and wattle, were all in common usage during the Iron Age. Roman society demanded stone ...
WAR OF WARS
ROBERT HARVEY    Book Number: 86118
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Sub-titled 'The Epic Struggle Between Britain and France 1789-1815', Allan Mallinson said, "Comprehensive, clear, persuasive and entertaining." France was in tumult and saw the collapse of the Anc...
A NUMBER OF THINGS: Stories of Canada
JANE URQUHART    Book Number: 85888
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A literary cherry tree, a famous skull, an Innu tea doll, a Sikh RCMP turban, a Cree basket, a Massey-Harris tractor, a canoe, ferry. The power of objects to speak of cultures and civilisations ha...
BLOOD MOON: An American Epic of War and Splendor
JOHN SEDGWICK    Book Number: 85890
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President Andrew Jackson is regarded as the reviled architect of the removal of the Cherokee people from their native land, an area which encompassed the present day states of North and South Carol...
IRON DAWN
RICHARD SNOW    Book Number: 85893
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Sub-titled 'The Monitor, The Merrimack, And the Civil War Sea Battle That Changed History' here is a lively tale of science, war and clashing personalities from the Age of Sail to the Age of Iron. ...
KILLING JESUS
BILL O'REILLY & MARTIN DUGARD    Book Number: 85894
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A fact-based account of Jesus's life and times featuring Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Caesar Augustus, Herod the Great, Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist among the many legendary figures who rise up...
QUEEN'S EMBROIDERER: A True Story of Paris, Lovers
JOAN DEJEAN    Book Number: 85897
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The royal embroiderer of the title is Jean Magoulet, a gainier or maker of leather goods who was appointed royal glove supplier to the French Queen Marie Thérèse and King Louis XIV and who then som...
THEIR PROMISED LAND: My Grandparents In Love and War
IAN BURUMA    Book Number: 85900
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A moving account of what it meant to be Jewish and English in one of the most troubled times of the last century. Throughout a devoted 60 year marriage that spanned the terror and separation of tw...
MILITARY HISTORY OF CHINA: From 1218 to the Present Day
ERIK DURSCHMIED    Book Number: 86047
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In 1215 Genghis Khan's Mongol army captured Peking and destroyed the Chin Empire, and then advanced on through Asia and Russia to the fringes of Western Europe, where in 1241 they annihilated the G...
VICTORIANS UNDONE: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum
KATHRYN HUGHES    Book Number: 86111
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Five corporeal conundrums locating five body parts at the moment they create crises in individual lives - Lady Flora's Belly, Charles Darwin's Beard, George Eliot's Hand, Fanny Cornforth's Mouth an...
YOUNG AND DAMNED AND FAIR:
GARETH RUSSELL    Book Number: 86114
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Moving effortlessly between a private, inner world and the public life of the Henrician court, here is an unparalleled view into a tragic chapter of Tudor history. We learn a great deal about 16th...
AKBAR: The Great Emperor of India
EDIT BY GIAN CARLO CALZA    Book Number: 86122
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Produced in association with the Fondazione Art Museum of Rome for an exhibition a few years ago, this is a lavishly produced volume on the origins and originality of Indo-Islamic art and architect...
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