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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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PERILOUS QUESTION: Reform or Revolution?
ANTONIA FRASER    Book Number: 87198
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The Drama of The Great Reform Bill 1832. A dazzling recreation of the tempestuous two year period leading up to the passing of the Great Reform Bill in a narrative which reads like a political thr...
CHINESE ART
STEPHEN BUSHELL    Book Number: 87317
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A huge quality art publication only sold at full price and printed to the highest quality, no expense has been spared on the high production values of these colour images of beautiful green or whit...
LANCASHIRE MINING DISASTERS 1835-1910
JACK NADIN    Book Number: 87376
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In October 1879 seven men plunged to the bottom of a 400 yard deep mine shaft. This was caused quite simply by the 'forgetfulness' of the shaft engine winder. The cause of the Pemberton Colliery ...
NELSON'S BATTLES: The Triumph of British Seapower
NICHOLAS TRACY    Book Number: 87378
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The naval battles won by the officers and men of the Royal Navy, led and inspired by Horatio Nelson's commitment and courage, were fundamental to the outcome of the wars triggered by the French Rev...
RHINE
BEN COATES    Book Number: 87472
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Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, the Rhine flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political houses of Germany and F...
17TH CENTURY CHINESE PAINTINGS
EDITED BY STEPHEN LITTLE    Book Number: 87393
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The more than 130 Late Ming and Early Qing dynasty paintings acquired by Jung Ying Tsao (1923-2011) over five decades constitute a collection representing nearly every major school and almost all o...
AFTER THE CONQUEST: The Divided Realm 1066-1135
TERESA COLE    Book Number: 87395
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From the death of William the Conqueror to that of his last sons was a span of some 48 years. He provided only a single legitimate male heir. All of his sons fought each other in turn to obtain s...
PRINCE WHO BEAT THE EMPIRE
MOIN MIR    Book Number: 87419
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Sub-titled 'How an Indian Ruler Took on the Might of the East India Company', here is an acclaimed history of empire and resistance and the moving story of the rebel prince who beat the world's mos...
DEAD WAS EVERYTHING: Studies in the Anglo-Zulu War
KEITH SMITH    Book Number: 87387
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A Zulu boy's recollections: "We went to see the dead people at Isandhlwana. We saw a single warrior dead, staring in our direction, with his war shield in his hand. We ran away. We came back again....
RENAISSANCE ART IN VENICE: From Tradition to Individualism
TOM NICHOLS    Book Number: 87373
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Renaissance Venice was a city of colour, its vivid and expressive artistic productions standing in contrast to the austere world of Florentine art and architecture. Initially the new Renaissance s...
TESLA: The Wizard of Electricity
DAVID J. KENT    Book Number: 86609
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Visionary, inventor, genius and rebel, who was Nikola Tesla? Popular science writer David Kent reveals the life, drama and mystery surrounding this romantic figure. Tesla (1856-1943) created nume...
SALE OF THE LATE KING'S GOODS:
JERRY BROTTON    Book Number: 87664
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Anthony van Dyck completed his massive canvas of King Charles on horseback with Monsieur de St. Antoine in 1633, just months after coming to London and being appointed as Principal Painter in Ordin...
CHRONICLE OF THE QUEENS OF EGYPT:
JOYCE TYLDESLEY    Book Number: 86143
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Surprisingly, this is the first book ever to recount the full history of the colourful queens of Egypt. Its vivid biographies cover 3,000 years of Egyptian queenship from Early Dynastic times unti...
AMERICAN BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS: A Chronicle from 1622-2010
EDITED BY MICHAEL SPILLING    Book Number: 87556
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Raids and sieges, trench warfare and air campaigns, naval engagements and colonial wars: this book covers every major campaign and battle fought in the United States and by American forces. The gui...
ESSENCE OF JESUS
ARTHUR ROWE    Book Number: 87572
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The Good Shepherd, the Redeemer, Jesus of Nazareth, and Jesus Christ. There are many interpretations of Jesus and this book allows the reader to look at the identity of this figure using diverse so...
HAIR: A Human History
KURT STENN    Book Number: 87576
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A leading expert on hair follicles, Kurt Stenn is a brilliant communicator, covering not only the science of hair growth and development but the secrets of what goes on in the modern hairdressing s...
OUTLAW MARRIAGES:
RODGER STREITMATTER    Book Number: 87590
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Long before gay marriage was on the agenda, thousands of same-sex couples formed enduring and loving relationships, usually without being able to admit the sexual basis of what officially passed as...
SYRIA: A History of the Last Hundred Years
JOHN MCHUGO    Book Number: 87598
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The "Arab Spring" which began in Tunisia in 2010 reached Syria the following year and was the start of that country's present calamitous condition. President Bashar al-Assad met civil unrest with e...
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...
SULTAN'S ISTANBUL ON 5 KURUSH A DAY
CHARLES FITZROY    Book Number: 87495
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Welcome to the exotic world of Ottoman Istanbul in the year 1750, the era of the Grand Tour when Istanbul was a favourite destination for enterprising travellers. Be inspired by the magnificent pa...
BETHLEHEM: Biography of a Town
NICHOLAS BLINCOE    Book Number: 87668
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Bethlehem has a cooler, more temperate environment, partly due to the rich aquifer trapped in the limestone layers beneath the city which keeps the fruit trees so lush and resplendent. The town wa...
FREEDOM: The Overthrow of the Slave Empires
JAMES WALVIN    Book Number: 87677
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"Long before the friends of African freedom began to agitate for black freedom, the enslaved themselves had created their own strategies of resistance. In time, their defiance was to prove the cru...
THIS DARK BUSINESS: The Secret War Against Napoleon
TIM CLAYTON    Book Number: 87693
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The riveting story of the British Government's determination to destroy Napoleon Bonaparte by any means possible. When Napoleon came to power in 1799, many believed the he would establish post-Rev...
FINDING ENGLAND: An Ausländer's Guide to Perfidious Albion
HOLGER EHLING    Book Number: 87741
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Not even the English are keen to explain what England really is. Why do the English eat what they eat? Why do they do what they do? And why does the world think that England and Englishness is so...
CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF POISON
HOLLY TUCKER    Book Number: 87703
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Sub-titled 'Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris' here is a fierce tale of conspiracy and retribution. "Thanks to Holly Tucker's sympathetic necromancy and her luscious resurrection ...
EARTH SHATTERING EVENTS: Earthquakes, Nations & Civilisation
ANDREW ROBINSON    Book Number: 87905
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The Cambridge University scholar has written more than 25 books on the arts and sciences and here he puts earthquake impact on history into a proper perspective. Since antiquity and on every conti...
SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE IN 100 SYMBOLS
SARAH BARTLETT    Book Number: 87943
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See 1700-year-old shamanic cave paintings at Lascaux in France, the Ancient Egyptian mysteries of Isis, the strange runic inscriptions of the Vikings, rainbow serpents, sphinx and scarabs, doves an...
FIRST ATLANTIC LINER: Brunel's Great Western Steamship
HELEN DOE    Book Number: 87871
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The Great Western is the least known of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's three ships, being overshadowed by the later career of the huge iron-hulled Great Britain and the S.S. Great Eastern. However the ...
WALLS: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick
DAVID FRYE    Book Number: 87883
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They say walls have ears, and if only they had mouths, what history they could tell! The author's interest in the Barbarians finally opened his eyes to the importance of walls. The Barbarians wer...
ERIC HOBSBAWM: A Life In History
SIR RICHARD J. EVANS    Book Number: 87675
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At the time of his death at the age of 95, Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) was the most famous historian in the world, whose writings have had a huge and lasting effect on the practice of history. His i...
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