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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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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 ...
THE ART OF WAR and THE BOOK OF LORD SHANG
SUN TZU    Book Number: 35497
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The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. They are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-tower speculation: they are serious, urgen...
ARENA OF AMBITION: A History of the Cambridge Union
STEPHEN PARKINSON    Book Number: 80294
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Founded in 1815, the Cambridge Union immediately became the subject of controversy when an attempt was made to shut it down on the grounds that it was interfering with students' studies. The real f...
THE PRINCE
Machiavelli, Nicolo    Book Number: 80667
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Written in 1513 for the Medici, immediately following their return to power in Florence, The Prince remains as relevant a text on the craft of ruling and the exercise of power in today's world of c...
STORIES IN STONE: Paris
DOUGLAS KEISTER    Book Number: 80939
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Sub-titled 'A Field Guide to Paris Cemeteries and Their Residents', around 12 million people have found a resting place in the catacombs, cemeteries and mausoleums in the Paris metropolitan area. ...
KINGS AND QUEENS: A Very Peculiar History
ANTONY MASON    Book Number: 82923
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With added blue blood and an ex-libris label, this beautifully designed little history book really puts royalty on the map. Includes some famous and important royal residences and battle grounds, ...
BRITAIN FROM THE AIR: Building Britain DVD
DUKE MARKETING    Book Number: 82761
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Using advance high-definition cameras, this stunning aerial photography film offers unrivalled views from the Ancient Celtic settlements to modern suburbia. With narration from Richard Mervyn thro...
DEFENDING LONDON: The Military Landscape
MIKE OSBORNE    Book Number: 83898
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London, the capital of the country and a tapestry of Britain's history, is adorned with features of our past spread across the skyline and streets. A prominent feature of our city's historical land...
GLORY AND HONOUR: The Renaissance in Scotland
ANDREA THOMAS    Book Number: 83908
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The Renaissance, a cultural and intellectual movement which spread outwards from Italy to Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, is often thought to have eluded Scotland, but as the author demonstr...
MAGNA CARTA IN 20 PLACES
DEREK J. TAYLOR    Book Number: 83917
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One of the single most important artefacts in British history, Magna Carta represents to an extent the 'birth of democracy'. Born out of a judicial quagmire in the 13th century, its existence gave ...
OLD ENGLAND SCOTLAND AND WALES
JÜRGEN SORGES    Book Number: 83928
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Quaint cottages with rose bedecked walls, old stone-built pubs, ancient buttressed abbeys, ruined Franciscan priories, strange rock formations and tree-lined lanes - all sights we can still see tod...
MESMERIST
WENDY MOORE    Book Number: 84305
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Sub-titled 'The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound' we are taken back to the early 1800s when medicine was a brutal business, operations performed without anaesthesia and conventio...
EMPIRES APART: America and Russia From the Vikings To Iraq
BRIAN LANDERS    Book Number: 84396
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The author has a business background and career and presents a well written and piercing account of American history from its colonial beginnings to its present role as an unacknowledged empire tha...
DEADLY SISTERHOOD
LEONIE FRIEDA    Book Number: 84341
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Even today, 15th century Italy, that dangerous and exhilarating place, still glitters. Many of the great sculptures, churches, frescoes adorned with the faces of their patrons remain familiar toda...
MISTRESSES: A History of the Other Woman
ELIZABETH ABBOTT    Book Number: 84353
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Known as the 'fancy woman', 'kept woman', the 'other woman', what do Jane Eyre, Madame de Pompadour, Eloise, Marilyn Monroe and Camilla Parker-Bowles have in common? Is a mistress merely a wife-in...
SOURCE OF THE NILE
JOHN HANNING SPEKE    Book Number: 84524
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Speke's original text detailing his travels in Africa that began in 1859, during which he hoped to prove that the Victorian N'yanza was the source of the Nile. It details the main sights visited o...
ARCTIC AMBITIONS: Captain Cook and the North West Passage
JAMES BARNETT & DAVID NICANDRI    Book Number: 84653
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Cook's journey produced some of the finest charts, collections and anthropological observations of his career, helped establish British relations with Russia, and opened the door to the lucrative f...
SHORES OF KNOWLEDGE: New World Discoveries
JOYCE APPLEBY    Book Number: 84676
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An engrossing history of the voyages of exploration that ignited curiosity about nature. When Columbus first returned to Spain from the Caribbean, he dazzled King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with...
ELIZABETH: The Forgotten Years
JOHN GUY    Book Number: 85152
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She had the body of a woman, and the heart of a lion. Elizabeth I, the fierce Queen of England, is an example of Britain's iconic monarchs; she is a queen who wielded her power, particularly after ...
EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE LONDON MONSTER
KAREN STREET    Book Number: 84998
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Upon inheriting a box of troubling letters, supposedly written by his grandparents, Edgar Allen Poe makes his way across the Atlantic to consult with the detective C. Auguste Dupin in London. The l...
LAST ROYAL REBEL: Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth
ANNA KEAY    Book Number: 84922
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The son of Charles II by his first mistress, the infamous courtesan Lucy Walter, James, Duke of Monmouth (as he would become) was born into a turbulent age. Between his conception and birth in 1649...
TILL TIME'S LAST SAND: A History of the Bank of England
DAVID KYNASTON    Book Number: 84929
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The Bank of England commenced business on the week beginning 30th July 1694 with capital raised through the subscription of, among many others, a clockmaker, a salter, and the King and Queen of Eng...
IN THE NAME OF LYKOURGOS:
MILTIADIS MICHALOPOULIS    Book Number: 85168
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Sparta: a titan in ancient Greece and a formidable opponent in every battle they fought, Miltiadis Michalopoulis explores the civilisation's twilight years and its ceaseless attempts to retain its ...
BRIEF HISTORY OF HENRY VIII: Reformer and Tyrant
DEREK WILSON    Book Number: 85225
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Was England's most famous king 'a fool, a liar and a damnable rotten worm?' Henry VIII changed the course of English life more than any monarch since the Norman Conquest. In the portraits of Holb...
ORDEAL OF ELIZABETH MARSH: A Woman in World History
LINDA COLLEY    Book Number: 84979
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Voted one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year here is a grand tale of physical hardiness and surprising moral choices. In this remarkable reconstruction of an 18th century woman's ext...
RISE OF FEMALE KINGS IN EUROPE 1300-1800
WILLIAM MONTER    Book Number: 84982
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Women have traditionally exercised 'soft power', networking and applying anonymous pressure. This book challenges the relegation of women's influence to the boudoir by investigating the lives and ...
DISCOVERY OF MIDDLE EARTH
GRAHAM ROBB    Book Number: 85026
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Sub-titled 'Mapping the Lost World of the Celts'. Step aside Tolkein because the real Middle Earth is explained in this treasure hunt of a book. This is an intelligent exploration of the world thr...
EDGE OF THE EMPIRE:  A Journey to Britannia
BRONWEN RILEY    Book Number: 85027
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The distance from the imperial city of Rome to the military garrison of Corbridge on Hadrian's Wall is just under 1500 miles. What was it like to make the journey in, say, 130 AD? The author takes...
HOLY WARS: 3000 Years of Battles in the Holy Land
GARY RASHBA    Book Number: 85031
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The Holy Land, an area stretching between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, has been disputed territory throughout history. The author of this fascinating book describes 17 notable battle...
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