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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...
LUTHER'S FORTRESS
JAMES RESTON    Book Number: 86160
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Martin Luther and his Reformation Under Siege is the topic of the book by the author of Warriors of God. In 1521, the Catholic Church declared war on Martin Luther. The German monk had already be...
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...
SAME SEX LOVE 1700-1957
GILL ROSSINI    Book Number: 87831
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This is the very first history and research guide aimed specifically at the family history market to discover who loved whom of their own gender in your family. Queen Anne who loved for years Sara...
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...
AGE OF DISCOVERY:
IAN GOLDIN & CHRIS KUTARNA    Book Number: 88424
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This highly original cultural and intellectual history argues that our contemporary world is facing many of the same challenges that were characteristic of the European Renaissance in the 15th and ...
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 ...
WILLIAM BURGES 1827-81
MATTHEW WILLIAMS    Book Number: 88989
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The Gothic architectural style created a medieval effect and was popularised by such architects as Sir George Gilbert Scott, Alfred Waterhouse and G. E. Street, and of course, William Burges. A la...
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...
ROUGH SPIRITS AND HIGH SOCIETY: The Culture of Drink
RUTH BALL    Book Number: 89139
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As we are about to have a merry visit from the many Spirits at Christmas, here is a book dedicated to the beautiful friendship between humans and their beer, wine, gin, whisky, coffee and tea. Alc...
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...
BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America 1775-1777
RICK ATKINSON    Book Number: 89408
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For eight years, America and Britain battled against each other, one seeking independence, the other trying to maintain their empire. This fascinating book charts the history of these two countries...
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...
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CELTS
PETER BERRESFORD ELLIS    Book Number: 89602
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The author is one of the foremost living authorities on the Celts and under the pseudonym Peter Tremayne has written murder mysteries. Peter Berresford Ellis is a British historian, literary biogr...
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...
LOTHARINGIA: A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country
SIMON WINDER    Book Number: 89628
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Diarmaid MacCulloch wrote of this, 'Lotharingia is a splurge of geographical toothpaste squeezed by modern France and Germany: a sensible piece of conflict management in the early days of the Holy ...
ART OF RENAISSANCE ROME Artists and Patrons
JOHN MARCIARI    Book Number: 89665
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Rome is rightly known as the Eternal City, for few other places preserve so many major monuments from so many different ages. The Forum, Pantheon and Colosseum proclaim the ancient past. The Vati...
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