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History

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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BRIEF HISTORY OF BRITISH KINGS AND QUEENS:
MIKE ASHLEY    Book Number: 75369
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This revised edition of a much-admired book encompasses everything any reader might ever want to know about British monarchs. Not only does it include biographies of all the royals of recorded his...
QUEEN VICTORIA'S MATCHMAKING: The Royal Marriages
DEBORAH CADBURY    Book Number: 86997
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"Vain the ambition of kings who seek by trophies and dead things to leave a living name behind and weave but nets to catch the wind." - John Webster, 1623. In the sixth decade of her reign, Queen ...
SULTAN AND THE QUEEN
JERRY BROTTON    Book Number: 87000
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Sub-titled 'The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam' this wonderful book reveals how Muslims shaped English culture, consumerism and literature during the half millennium between the Crusades and t...
WHITE KING: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr
LEANDA DE LISLE    Book Number: 87002
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King Charles I to his supporters was the saintly White King crowned in robes the colour of innocence. To opponents he was the White King of the prophecies of Merlin, a tyrant destined for a violen...
BRIEF HISTORY OF MISOGYNY: The World's Oldest Prejudice
JACK HOLLAND    Book Number: 87234
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"My father loved history and he loved women. These are the two factors that brought him to the topic of misogyny, one substantially different from northern Irish political matters on which he had b...
BRIEF HISTORY OF SECRET SOCIETIES
DAVID BARRETT    Book Number: 87235
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Throughout history, Man's search for knowledge has revealed strange truths. The Arcane wisdom developed in ancient Mediterranean civilisations had been preserved and held sacred over centuries, bu...
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DYNASTIES OF CHINA
BAMBER GASCOIGNE    Book Number: 87237
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Imperial China, the making of the world's greatest civilisation, is the topic of this lively and readable introduction. Imperial China was the most successful civilisation in history and for nearl...
ANATOMY OF MALICE: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals
JOEL DIMSDALE    Book Number: 86892
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A riveting narrative of the Nuremburg Trials, the Nazi criminals and the psychologists who analysed them. In a gripping and haunting narrative, a renowned psychiatrist sheds new light on the psych...
PAPER: Paging Through History
MARK KURLANSKY    Book Number: 86906
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A definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world. "Speech was the wheel that eventually led to the cart that was paper." First came spoken language, then drawing...
PROTESTANTS: The Faith That Made the Modern World
ALEC RYRIE    Book Number: 86908
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From the gates of Wittenberg to the streets of Seoul, Ryrie has 'a gift for showing how the history of religion is the history of people.' 500 years ago a rather stubborn German monk challenged th...
RED NILE: A Biography of the World's Greatest River
ROBERT TWIGGER    Book Number: 86909
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For a moment when the Blue Nile in full flood enters the White Nile it backs up the river, reversing its flow for five miles, mixing its load of sediment with the clearer waters of the White Nile t...
RISE AND FALL OF ADAM AND EVE
STEPHEN GREENBLATT    Book Number: 86910
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The mythic tale of Adam and Eve has shaped conceptions of human origins and destiny for centuries. Stemming from a few verses in an ancient book, it has become not just the foundation of three maj...
BATTLE ROYAL: The Wars of the Roses 1440-1462
HUGH BICHENO    Book Number: 87003
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Cambridge educated Hugh Bicheno later joined MI6 and here is his fluently written history of the Wars of the Roses up until the aftermath of Towton. In 1422 a very young boy Henry VI inherited the...
PHARAOH'S TREASURE: The Origin of Paper
JOHN GAUDET    Book Number: 87005
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Throughout history, humans have always searched for new ways to share information. This innate compulsion led to the origin of writing on the rock walls of caves to engraving copper tablets. But ...
ST. PETERSBURG
JONATHAN MILES    Book Number: 87006
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Sub-titled 'Madness, Murder and Art on the Banks of the Neva'. The cultural historian writes a sweeping account of a metropolis and its bloody past, a place of dazzling cultural heritage mirroring ...
VIKINGS: A New History
NEIL OLIVER    Book Number: 87007
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Derived from the author's TV series, just like him here is an engaging, informative book, good on both landscapes and seascapes as we learn the truth about the Vikings from Newfoundland to Moscow, ...
WRATH OF COCHISE
TERRY MORT    Book Number: 87008
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Sub-titled 'The Bascom Affair and the Origins of the Apache Wars', the book explores the collision of two radically different cultures in this masterful account of a conflict in American frontier h...
THE ZOO
ISOBEL CHARMAN    Book Number: 87009
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Sub-titled 'The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo 1826-1851'. Georgian London in the Age of Empire, domestic reform and industrialisation, this is a history of a new world and ...
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,...
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...
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