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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 ...
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...
RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF A COUNTRY HOUSE
RICHARD GOODENOUGH    Book Number: 74510
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The house historian is a detective, painstakingly piecing together clues and hints until they start to form a whole picture. In this invaluable guide to methods and resources, the author uses his ...
AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING
JOHN LOCKE    Book Number: 73734
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John Locke (1632-1704) was perhaps the most influential English writer of his time. His 'Essay concerning Human Understanding' (1690) and 'Two Treatises of Government' (1690) weighed heavily on the...
GREAT EXPEDITION
ANGUS KONSTAM    Book Number: 76159
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Sub-titled 'Sir Francis Drake on the Spanish Main 1585-86', here is a detailed, authoritative analysis of one of the greatest raids in military history. In 1585, war between Spain and England was ...
OXFORDSHIRE THROUGH TIME
STANLEY JENKINS    Book Number: 76380
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It is like playing spot-the-difference with these then and now sepia and colour photographs contrasted on every page of this fascinating selection of images from this most picturesque county. Oxfo...
SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS: People and Places
ASA BRIGGS    Book Number: 76485
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One of our most respected British historians describes how he got his unusual name, a question often put to him, and considers whether having been born in Bradford, an industrial town surrounded by...
MEMOIRS OF DUC DE SAINT-SIMON: Set of Three
DUC DE SAINT-SIMON    Book Number: 76763
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Memoirs of Duc De Saint-Simon 1691-1723. Buy all three paperbacks and make further savings.
CREATION OF THE AMERICAN SOUL:
JOHN M. BARRY    Book Number: 76933
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In a masterful and penetrating book, the author layers biography and history, ranging widely across questions of politics, religion and ideology, and culminating in a definition of the very princip...
EDWARD JERMAN: 1605-1668
HELEN COLLINS    Book Number: 78056
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Following the Great Fire of London in 1666, Edward Jerman, considered 'The City's most able known artist' was invited by a committee composed of the Corporation of the City and the Mercer's Company...
DARK DEFILE: Britain's Catastrophic Invasion of Afghanistan
DIANA PRESTON    Book Number: 78606
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In 1838 the British government, convinced that its Indian territories were threatened by Russia, Persia and Afghan tribesmen, ordered its mighty Army of the Indus into Afghanistan with the aim of o...
OBESITY: The Biography
SANDER GILMAN    Book Number: 78547
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With a continuing debate as to whether it should be addressed as a physiological or psychological problem, obesity is one of the most important medical concerns in today's society. Sander Gilman t...
ACROSS THE HELLESPONT
RICHARD STONEMAN    Book Number: 78752
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Sub-titled 'A Literary Guide to Turkey', here is a lively guide to the remarkable literature which has inspired for 2,000 years. The range of travel writing shows how, while political circumstance...
VANISHING CAMBRIDGESHIRE: Revised and Expanded Edition
MIKE PETTY    Book Number: 77143
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In 1925, a group of Cambridge antiquarians - including a printer, a doctor, an anatomist and a pathologist - set off on a journey into the unknown. They loaded their car with cameras, tripods and ...
ON LIBERTY & UTILITARIANISM
JOHN STUART MILL    Book Number: 78849
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With an Introduction by Dr Mark G. Spencer of Brock University, Ontario, Canada. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) is the most important of Britain's 19th century philosophers. His writings and activit...
ENGLAND: A Concise History
F. E. HALLIDAY    Book Number: 74373
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For all those who want to refer to the events in English history in a broad context and to learn the chronology of our island story, here is an easy-to-read and informative book. Widely praised wh...
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...
SPIES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR Under Cover for King and Kaiser
JAMES MORTON    Book Number: 76297
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Internationally researched, this amazing narrative draws on a wealth of published and unpublished sources, including documents from the UK's National Archives. It comprises a major collection of r...
HIGH COURT OF CHIVALRY
GEORGE DREWRY SQUIBB    Book Number: 80704
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Sub-titled 'A Study in the Civil Law in England', in its heyday the High Court of Chivalry was much more than an heraldic tribunal. Its jurisdiction extends to all military matters not governed by...
MR PENROSE: The Journal of Penrose, Seaman
WILLIAM WILLIAMS    Book Number: 80715
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First published by the Indiana University Press in 1969, this welcome reprint of a long-neglected first American novel narrates the adventures of a young British man who flees an unhappy home life ...
STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE
KENNETH SISAM    Book Number: 80726
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Tutor to J.R.R. Tolkien, Kenneth Sisam's volume, first published in 1953, brought together papers spanning over 30 years of research by the medieval literary scholar. Many of the essays are concer...
ISTANBUL: A Traveller's Reader
EDITED BY LAURENCE KELLY    Book Number: 81130
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Kelly recreates for contemporary visitors the vanished glories of Constantinople with vivid, eyewitness accounts of the coronation of a Byzantine emperor, the funeral of a sultan and the building o...
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...
KINGS AND QUEENS: Heritage Series
VICKY WOOD    Book Number: 78086
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Bite-sized facts, places of interest, the book includes every English King or Queen since Alfred the Great, covering ten centuries of civil wars, executions, abdications and royal weddings. Comple...
CAPTAIN'S CONCUBINE
DONALD WEINSTEIN    Book Number: 80804
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Sub-titled 'Love, Honour and Violence in Renaissance Tuscany' this master historian has a talent for drama and suspense. On March 21st 1578, Holy Thursday, cavalier Fabrizio Bracciolini claimed th...
DYNAMITE, TREASON AND PLOT
SIMON WEBB    Book Number: 80823
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Sub-titled 'Terrorism in Victorian and Edwardian London', we learn that in fact terrorist attacks have been a feature of life in London for many years. The worst bombing in the capital before 7/7 ...
FLODDEN, A SCOTTISH TRAGEDY
PETER REESE    Book Number: 80839
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A higher number of soldiers engaged in the Battle of Flodden than at Bannockburn, higher than in Wallace's battle against the English at Stirling Bridge or at Pinkie Cleugh in 1547. Flodden is als...
IMPOSSIBLE LOVE: Ascher Levy's Longing for Germany
ROMAN FRISTER    Book Number: 80859
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Following a surprise find of documents in the flea market at Jaffa, the author lovingly reconstructs the lives of five generations of the Jewish family Levy, based mainly in Pomeranian towns which ...
KOREA: An Illustrated History From Ancient Times To 1945
DAVID REES    Book Number: 80869
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The recent history of Korea is well-known: Japanese occupation in the 20th century brought with it modernisation and industrialisation on the one hand, but also cultural suppression symbolised in t...
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