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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...
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: 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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
MAID AND THE QUEEN: The Secret History of Joan of Arc
NANCY GOLDSTONE    Book Number: 85035
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Written on the 600th anniversary of Joan of Arc's birth, Nancy Goldstone weaves an incredible history of the transcendent Joan of Arc and the powerful Yolande of Aragon, Queen of Sicily: powerful w...
DOWN BEER STREET: History In A Pint Glass
MIKA RISSANEN & J. TAHVANAINEN    Book Number: 85309
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To stop things getting too dry after Christmas, we look into the ABV (percentage of alcohol content by volume), gravity, bitterness and colour of beer. In Egypt, long home to a great many grape vi...
EMIGRANTS: Why the English Sailed to the New World
JAMES EVANS    Book Number: 85425
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What led a person in 17th century England to get on a ship bound for the Americas? Evans transports us back to the time of America's earliest immigrants and uses contemporary sources to cast new v...
WIT IN THE DUNGEON: Life of Leigh Hunt
ANTHONY HOLDEN    Book Number: 85442
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Leigh Hunt, critic, poet, a complex man who demanded perfection, regularly chastised his sweetheart Marianne because her letters to him were too short, poorly written, full of ink blots and scratch...
VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN COTSWOLDS
ALAN SUTTON    Book Number: 85538
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'All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small...' Not often are we able to stare into the past but this brilliant collection of sepia photographs and written accounts of life in t...
SISTERS TO THE KING
MARIA PERRY    Book Number: 85294
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Sub-titled 'The Tumultuous Lives of Henry VIII's Sisters - Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France'. Aged just 13, Margaret became Queen of Scotland. She was taken aback to find her dower castle a...
MANY FACES OF CHRIST: The Thousand-Year Story
PHILIP JENKINS    Book Number: 85065
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We all recognise the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, but the alternative scriptures which arose in the variety of Christian sects after Christ's death are uncovered despite original attem...
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 ...
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
JENNY WORMALD    Book Number: 85627
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The author presented the BBC programme 'Bloody Queens' and had also featured in a Timewatch episode about Mary Queen of Scots in 1987, commemorating the 400th anniversary of her execution. The fir...
NELSON'S MEDITERRANEAN COMMAND
DENIS ORDE    Book Number: 82333
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Facsimile reprint in softback of the 1997 original published by Pen & Sword Maritime Books. The book covers the most dramatic period of British naval history. In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte, who was...
BEGGARS, CHEATS AND FORGERS: A History of Frauds
DAVID THOMAS    Book Number: 85595
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"The greatest cheats have hit upon some great truths about human nature". Sooner or later all of us are going to fall victim to some scam or fraud, though most are wise to the African millionaire w...
MATCHLOCKS TO FLINTLOCKS
WILLIAM URBAN    Book Number: 85598
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Sub-titled 'Warfare In Europe And Beyond 1500-1700', acclaimed historian William Urban focusses on the replacement of 'crowd armies' by professionals. The professionals integrated into crown armie...
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