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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 ...
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...
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...
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...
WORLD OF ART: BODY ART
NICHOLAS THOMAS    Book Number: 88275
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A timely and intelligent celebration of this quintessentially human and intimate artform, body art is practiced across all world cultures and throughout history. Among the native peoples of Amazon...
FASCINATING FOOTNOTES FROM HISTORY
GILES MILTON    Book Number: 88194
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Did you know that Hitler took cocaine or that Stalin robbed a bank, or that Charlie Chaplin's corpse was filched and held to ransom? There is Hiroo Onoda, the lone Japanese soldier fighting the Se...
HISTORIES

New HISTORIES

Herodotus    Book Number: 25247
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Herodotus (c480 - c425 B.C.) is the Father of History and his Histories are the first piece of western historical writing. They are also the most entertaining. Why did Pheidippides run the 26 mile ...
CONQUEST OF THE OCEAN: An Illustrated History of Seafaring
BRIAN LAVERY    Book Number: 88814
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In January 1778, during his third voyage across the Pacific, Captain Cook wrote in his journal, "How shall we account for this Nation spreading itself so far over this Vast ocean?" He was speaking ...
SECRET LIFE OF HUSBANDS
MELISSA KATSOULIS    Book Number: 89002
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What's married life like from the man's point of view? What does a wedding actually mean to him and do men really not know how to do laundry? With masculinity in crisis again, it's more important...
CONQUEST OF DEATH:
MATTHEW LOCKWOOD    Book Number: 88942
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A fresh and fascinating history of crime and violence in England through the office of the coroner. Lockwood explores the history of crime, murder and suicide in England over four centuries. Whi...
AN AUDIENCE WITH QUEEN VICTORIA: The Royal Opinion
IAN LLOYD    Book Number: 89271
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A compelling series of vignettes on 30 famous Victorians such as Barnum, the Greatest Showman, who failed to impress Queen Victoria, how the Queen was taught to use the telephone by Alexander Graha...
LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE BOOK OF DOOM
SIMON HEWITT    Book Number: 89302
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A great artistic detective story which turns our understanding of Leonardo da Vinci upside down. Simon Hewitt demonstrates that Leonardo's only male portrait (The Musician) depicts Bianca Sforza's...
McPHERSON'S RIDGE: Battleground America Guides
STEVEN H. NEWTON    Book Number: 89340
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Focussing in on the first battle for the high ground, July 1st 1863 in the American Civil War, we are taken to Gettysburg, PA. Confederate General Henry Heth pushed his division down Chamberburg P...
SHORT HISTORY OF DRUNKENNESS
MARK FORSYTH    Book Number: 89034
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History books often tell us that people were drunk, without revealing the when, where, why and with whom. In this engaging study the author looks into the question of how people get plastered acro...
COLOSSEUM OPERATIONS MANUAL: From AD80 to the Present Day
NIGEL RODGERS    Book Number: 89014
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The great ellipse of the Colosseum still dominates the centre of Rome as it has done for nearly 2,000 years. Attracting more than five million visitors a year, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the...
HISTORY OF BRITAIN: From Neolithic Times to the Present Day
RICHARD DARGIE    Book Number: 89393
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Starting with the hominids who were active in Britain 700,000 years ago, and ending with Boris Johnson's "stonking majority" in the 2019 election, this manageable and practical history of Britain g...
KNIGHTS IN HISTORY AND LEGEND
EDITED BY BRITTAIN BOUCHARD    Book Number: 89395
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The chivalric ideals of knighthood have been celebrated for almost 1000 years, from the medieval stories of King Arthur to Victorian paintings where handsome warriors woo gorgeous maidens with luxu...
END IS ALWAYS NEAR: Apocalyptic Moments
DAN CARLIN    Book Number: 89613
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The book is a New York Times bestseller, a history that connects past with future to explore the tipping points of collapsing civilisations from plague to nuclear war. Pioneering podcaster and jou...
ART OF THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE: Courts, Commerce
STEPHANIE PORRAS    Book Number: 89666
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Alongside paintings by artists from Jan van Eyck to Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Greenwich royal armour attributed to Hans Holbein, altarpieces, sculptures and engravings, Porras discovers architectur...
CARTHAGE: Fact and Myth
EDITED BY ROALD DOCTER ET AL    Book Number: 89826
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A rare 2015 Dutch publication which has used a vast array of objects on loan from exhibitions throughout Europe including the British Museum and the National Carthage Museum at the Louvre, the Engl...
BUSES, COACHES AND ...PEOPLE Volume 1
DAVID GLADWIN    Book Number: 89986
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This lively and idiosyncratic history of the charabanc or pleasure-bus takes the story to the end of World War II with archive photos, timetables, magazine articles, cartoons, advertisements, anecd...
HANNIBAL'S ROAD: The Second Punic War in Italy 213-203 BC
MIKE ROBERTS    Book Number: 89989
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Rome and Carthage, facing each other on opposite sides of the Mediterranean, were constantly at war in the last two decades of the third century BC. The Carthaginian general Hannibal famously cross...
SACRED SWORDS: Jihad in the Holy Land 1097-1291
JAMES WATERSON    Book Number: 89994
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The conflict between Christians and Muslims in the early medieval period is full of resonance for our own times. We are used to hearing the story from a British perspective, including the exploits ...
ORDER OF THINGS
JACKIE STRACHAN & J. MOSELEY    Book Number: 89807
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'How Hierarchies Help Us Make Sense of The World', this fascinating miscellany of various hierarchies that govern our existence explains the pecking order and ranks of society, religion, leisure an...
RIGHTS OF MAN
THOMAS PAINE    Book Number: 25248
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Published as a reply to Burke's Reflections of the Revolution in France, Rights of Man is a classic statement of the belief in humanity's potential to change the world for the better. Paine writes ...
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...
EDWARD BANCROFT: Scientist, Author, Spy
THOMAS J. SCHAEPER     Book Number: 89382
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The name of Edward Bancroft (1744-1821) is little-known, but in this first complete biography we discover what an important figure he was in the history of espionage and the American Revolution. Bo...
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