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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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SOCIAL CONTRACT
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques    Book Number: 27141
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Rousseau (1712-1778) argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political society. An individual can only be free under the law, he says, by voluntarily embracing the law as his own. Henc...
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE    Book Number: 28847
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Hailed as the finest book ever written on the nature of democracy, it continues to be an influential text on both sides of the Atlantic, above all in the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe. De ...
LEVIATHAN

New LEVIATHAN

THOMAS HOBBES    Book Number: 73736
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With an introduction by Dr Richard Serjeantson. Since its first publication in 1651, Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan has been recognised as one of the most compelling, and most controversial, works of p...
MADRID: A Traveller's Reader
EDITED BY HUGH THOMAS    Book Number: 85626
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First published in 1988, this revised edition (2005) is here in 2018 new paperback reprint. Acclaimed historian Hugh Thomas wrote a book ideal for the cultured tourist. He has chosen the Earl of ...
ACROSS THE POND: An American Gentleman In Victorian London
R. D. BLUMENFELD    Book Number: 85690
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Here are extracts from the Daily Express Editor's Diaries ranging from 1887 to 1914 and the outbreak of World War One. He begins with a wonderful day spent for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee cele...
CHELTENHAM BOOK OF DAYS
MICHALE HASTED    Book Number: 85714
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From January 21st to December 31st, dip in any day to read extracts from the Cheltenham Looker-On, history books, local and national newspapers, The Stage and many other sources about entertainment...
FOR THE GLORY OF ROME: A History of Warriors and Warfare
ROSS COWAN    Book Number: 85917
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A Roman legionary soldier was equipped with a heavy javelin, cut and thrust sword and a shield from shoulder to shin. As a member of a maniple of 120 men he was expected to form a unit of power to ...
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...
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...
BLAZING STAR: The Life and Times of John Wilmot
ALEXANDER LARMAN    Book Number: 86066
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The life of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester was short in duration, but long on scandal. His misdeeds included the abduction of his future wife, banishment from court, and some of the most expli...
REBEL PRIVATE
WILLIAM ANDREW FLETCHER    Book Number: 86257
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The memoirs of a Confederate soldier written at the time in April 1861 when war was declared between the Union and the Confederacy in America. When the news came, it made W. A. Fletcher nervous as...
LUTHER'S FORTRESS
JAMES RESTON    Book Number: 86160
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Martin Luther and his Reformation Under Siege is the topic of the book by the author of Warriors of God. In 1521, the Catholic Church declared war on Martin Luther. The German monk had already be...
HISTORY OF COURTSHIP: 800 Years of Seduction Techniques
TANYA O'DONNELL    Book Number: 86704
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"All courtship is the art of convincing the other person of your innate desirability." Love At First, Second or Third Sight, Signalling Your Interest, Beauty and Seductive Items of Clothing and Ha...
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...
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...
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...
HIDEOUS HISTORY: Trials and Trickery
SANDRA LAWRENCE    Book Number: 86483
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A companion to code 86482 Death and Destruction, here is more grim and gruesome history for 10-14 year olds, presented in the most appealing and easy-to-absorb style. Corrupt trials, foul ways of ...
WILLOUGHBYLAND: England's Lost Colony
MATTHEW PARKER    Book Number: 86500
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When Sir Walter Raleigh set out to South America to find the legendary city of El Dorado, he paved the way for a series of adventurers who would struggle against the harsh reality of South America'...
WRITTEN WORD
MARTIN PUCHNER    Book Number: 86501
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"A story of letters and paper and rocket ships, of ruthless conquerors and elegant court ladies and middle-class entrepreneurs, of the will to power and the dream of freedom." - Stephen Greenblatt....
CAMISARD UPRISING: War and Religion in the Cevennes
DAVID CRACKANTHORPE    Book Number: 87026
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The persecution - torture, execution, confiscation of children, imposition of ruinous signs, and the violent hostility of the Catholic clergy combine to create conditions of terror and misery in th...
HAND OF HISTORY: An Anthology of History Quotations
EDITED BY MICHAEL LEVENTHAL    Book Number: 86877
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George Orwell said "History is written by the winners." Henry Kissinger "As a professor, I tended to think of history as run by impersonal forces. But when you see it in practice, you see the diff...
MEMORIES OF LONDON
EDMONDO DE AMICIS    Book Number: 86878
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The poet, novelist and travel writer Edmondo de Amicis (1846-1908) began his career as a soldier before switching to journalism. He is best remembered for his children's stories Heart of a Boy. T...
CLASH OF EAGLES
CAROL LEA CLARK    Book Number: 86961
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Sub-titled 'America's Forgotten Expedition to Ottoman Palestine'. The 1848 US expedition to the Dead Sea, led by Lt. William Francis Lynch, was one of the most inexplicable journeys of the 19th ce...
WARRIOR KING AND THE INVASION OF FRANCE
DESMOND SEWARD    Book Number: 87205
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Sub-titled 'Henry V, Agincourt, and the Campaign that Shaped Medieval England' acclaimed historian Desmond Seward presents a radical new look at Henry V. Here he is as a brilliant and brutal warmo...
OUTLAW MARRIAGES:
RODGER STREITMATTER    Book Number: 87590
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Long before gay marriage was on the agenda, thousands of same-sex couples formed enduring and loving relationships, usually without being able to admit the sexual basis of what officially passed as...
FIRST LOVE STORY: Adam, Eve, and Us
BRUCE FEILER    Book Number: 87481
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Thomas Merton said, "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another." Since antiquity, one story has stood at the centre of every convers...
THIS DARK BUSINESS: The Secret War Against Napoleon
TIM CLAYTON    Book Number: 87693
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The riveting story of the British Government's determination to destroy Napoleon Bonaparte by any means possible. When Napoleon came to power in 1799, many believed the he would establish post-Rev...
EARTH SHATTERING EVENTS: Earthquakes, Nations & Civilisation
ANDREW ROBINSON    Book Number: 87905
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The Cambridge University scholar has written more than 25 books on the arts and sciences and here he puts earthquake impact on history into a proper perspective. Since antiquity and on every conti...
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...
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