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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
CUT THESE WORDS INTO MY STONE: Ancient Greek Epitaphs
TRANSLATED BY MICHAEL WOLFE    Book Number: 89773
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'Here Phillip, a father, laid down his highest hope: a twelve year old son, Niccolites.' 'This is the tomb of Megistias, Slain by the Medes at Thermopylae. Famous prophet, he knew what was coming....
SERVER: A Media History from the Present to the Baroque
MARKUS KRAJEWSKI    Book Number: 89780
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From the Baroque courts via the upstairs-downstairs layout of turn of the last century mansions, through the distributed application structures and digitally connected smart houses of today, the wo...
365 REASONS TO BE PROUD TO BE IRISH
RICHARD HAPPER    Book Number: 90083
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A year-long scenic route of jolliness taking in the quirky events, inventions, traditions, people, places and characters that make Ireland a country worth celebrating every day of the year. Within...
INDIAN EMPIRE AT WAR
GEORGE MORTON-JACK    Book Number: 90433
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A pioneering study that looks at the 1914-18 War from the perspective of South Asia. 1.5 million Indians fought with the British in the First World War from Flanders to the African bush and the de...
CORNWALL: Romans to Victorians
DEREK TAIT    Book Number: 90674
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Working his way clockwise round Cornwall's stupendous coastline, the author crosses the Tamar Bridge from Devon and visits Saltash, a place where Neolithic flint arrowheads are two-a-penny and wher...
VISITOR'S HISTORIC BRITAIN: West Sussex Stone Age
KEVIN NEWMAN    Book Number: 90684
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Sussex-born tour guide, teacher, history consultant and journalist Kevin Newman regularly escapes up on the South Downs on walks much shorter than Belloc managed. Many writers have written about t...
CRIME, CLEMENCY & CONSEQUENCE IN BRITAIN 1821-1839:
ALISON EATWELL    Book Number: 90354
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The National Archive in Kew holds thousands of petitions from prisoners, their families, employers, supporters and even prosecutors written after the prisoner had been sentenced in the hope of gain...
DEATH, DISEASE & DISSECTION
SUZIE GROGAN    Book Number: 90360
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Sub-titled 'The Life of A Surgeon-Apothecary 1750-1850', imagine performing surgery on a patient without anaesthetic, administering medicine that could kill or cure, picture dissecting mouldering c...
MURDER BY THE BOOK: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London
CLAIRE HARMAN    Book Number: 90377
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Relish the gruesome details of this impressively researched historical account of a celebrated Victorian murder with a literary twist. In the early morning of 6th May 1840, on a highly respectable...
TRAILBLAZING WOMEN OF THE GEORGIAN ERA:
MIKE RENDELL    Book Number: 90394
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Legal barriers, the lack of education, the prejudices and misconceptions held by men hampered moves towards equality during the Georgian era. Representing women from all walks of life - artists, b...
LONDON LABOUR AND THE LONDON POOR
HENRY MAYHEW    Book Number: 56595
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A masterpiece of social observation. Mayhew takes us into the abyss, into a world without fixed employment where skills are declining and insecurity mounting, a world of criminality, pauperism and...
APOCALYPSE
CAMILLE FLAMMARION    Book Number: 90796
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The fear of the end of the world has repeatedly appeared throughout the ages and is here documented through hundreds of colour artworks from the Angel of the Abyss and the Locusts from c950 from th...
CHINESE ART
STEPHEN BUSHELL    Book Number: 90800
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A huge quality art publication printed to the highest quality, no expense has been spared on the high production values of these colour images of beautiful green or white jade, vessels designed wit...
JOANNA OF FLANDERS: Heroine and Exile
JULIE SARPY    Book Number: 90806
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Joanna of Flanders, Countess of Montfort and Richmond, Duchess of Brittany was in her time the heroine of Hennebont, the pivotal siege during the first half of the Breton Civil War (1341-1365) that...
SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
THOMAS PAKENHAM    Book Number: 90906
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Even in the mid-1870s, Europeans pictured Africa as an empty continent, a vacant kind of no-mans-land. 25 years later, five European powers had seized nearly all of it, in the process forming 30 ne...
GRAVEDIGGERS: The Last Winter of the Weimar Republic
RUDIGER BARTH & H. FRIEDERICHS    Book Number: 90861
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How could it happen? How did Hitler rise to power in a democracy and then so ruthlessly consolidate his position as a dictator? This book looks at a single momentous winter in 1932, reporting meeti...
SISTERS IN ARMS: Female Warriors
JULIE WHEELWRIGHT    Book Number: 90888
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Western culture has a popular tradition of women who dressed as men and joined the military, often immortalised in books or on stage and screen. Julie Wheelwright soon discovered many of these acc...
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