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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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FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
CAITLIN DOUGHTY    Book Number: 87253
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A ferocious critique of the industrialisation of death and burial, Doughty invites us to look at and contemplate alternatives. She has an eye for the fun and the bizarre and the absurd and hits th...
SHORT HISTORY OF THE CATHARS
SEAN MARTIN    Book Number: 87270
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Catharism was the most popular heresy of the middle ages and its success was such that the Catholic church and its apologists referred to it as the Great Heresy. Cathars could be found from Aragon...
ANATOMY OF MALICE: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals
JOEL DIMSDALE    Book Number: 86892
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A riveting narrative of the Nuremburg Trials, the Nazi criminals and the psychologists who analysed them. In a gripping and haunting narrative, a renowned psychiatrist sheds new light on the psych...
PAPER: Paging Through History
MARK KURLANSKY    Book Number: 86906
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A definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world. "Speech was the wheel that eventually led to the cart that was paper." First came spoken language, then drawing...
PROTESTANTS: The Faith That Made the Modern World
ALEC RYRIE    Book Number: 86908
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From the gates of Wittenberg to the streets of Seoul, Ryrie has 'a gift for showing how the history of religion is the history of people.' 500 years ago a rather stubborn German monk challenged th...
RED NILE: A Biography of the World's Greatest River
ROBERT TWIGGER    Book Number: 86909
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For a moment when the Blue Nile in full flood enters the White Nile it backs up the river, reversing its flow for five miles, mixing its load of sediment with the clearer waters of the White Nile t...
RISE AND FALL OF ADAM AND EVE
STEPHEN GREENBLATT    Book Number: 86910
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The mythic tale of Adam and Eve has shaped conceptions of human origins and destiny for centuries. Stemming from a few verses in an ancient book, it has become not just the foundation of three maj...
BATTLE ROYAL: The Wars of the Roses 1440-1462
HUGH BICHENO    Book Number: 87003
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Cambridge educated Hugh Bicheno later joined MI6 and here is his fluently written history of the Wars of the Roses up until the aftermath of Towton. In 1422 a very young boy Henry VI inherited the...
PHARAOH'S TREASURE: The Origin of Paper
JOHN GAUDET    Book Number: 87005
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Throughout history, humans have always searched for new ways to share information. This innate compulsion led to the origin of writing on the rock walls of caves to engraving copper tablets. But ...
ST. PETERSBURG
JONATHAN MILES    Book Number: 87006
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Sub-titled 'Madness, Murder and Art on the Banks of the Neva'. The cultural historian writes a sweeping account of a metropolis and its bloody past, a place of dazzling cultural heritage mirroring ...
VIKINGS: A New History
NEIL OLIVER    Book Number: 87007
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Derived from the author's TV series, just like him here is an engaging, informative book, good on both landscapes and seascapes as we learn the truth about the Vikings from Newfoundland to Moscow, ...
WRATH OF COCHISE
TERRY MORT    Book Number: 87008
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Sub-titled 'The Bascom Affair and the Origins of the Apache Wars', the book explores the collision of two radically different cultures in this masterful account of a conflict in American frontier h...
THE ZOO
ISOBEL CHARMAN    Book Number: 87009
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Sub-titled 'The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo 1826-1851'. Georgian London in the Age of Empire, domestic reform and industrialisation, this is a history of a new world and ...
NATIVE AMERICANS STATE BY STATE
RICK SAPP    Book Number: 87148
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In Canada, 4% of the population, or 1.1 million of a total of 34 million people, identified as American Indian or Alaskan Natives. They were the original inhabitants, the Aboriginals, the Indians,...
NORTHWEST PASSAGE OVERLAND
E. C. COLEMAN    Book Number: 86779
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Sub-titled 'The Epic Journey That Helped Create Canada', the book was published on the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Dominion of Canada. In 1862, Viscount Milton and Dr Cheadle set...
CAESAR’'S CONQUEST OF GAUL
EDITED BY BOB CARRUTHERS    Book Number: 87289
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'The foremost man of all this world', Julius Caesar was a military titan of the ancient world. One of his greatest feats was the Gallic Wars waged through a series of campaigns while in the positio...
SOLDIERS & SUFFRAGETTES: The Photography of Christina Broom
ANNA SPARHAM    Book Number: 87290
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From novice photographer, to Britain's acknowledged pioneer woman press photographer, Christina Broom - or Mrs Albert Broom, as she was professionally called - transformed a self-taught skill into ...
CIVIL WAR IN YORKSHIRE: Fairfax versus Newcastle
DAVID COOKE    Book Number: 87291
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Amid the mutinous conflicts of the Civil War in the 17th century, a bloody battle raged in Yorkshire to claim the North. Between December 1642 and July 1644, Lord Fairfax and his army fought for pa...
AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY OF BRITAIN: The Hundred Years War
TIMOTHY VENNING    Book Number: 87295
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Among the many scenarios discussed in this book is what would have happened if the Black Prince had not died prematurely and left the ten year old Richard to inherit Edward III's crown. What would...
POCKET HERCULES: Captain Morris
M. J. TROW    Book Number: 87297
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Captain William Morris was in the front rank during the Charge of the Light Brigade and one of the first horsemen to reach the Russian guns. He was wounded severely but survived and this is his st...
WOMEN AT WAR IN THE CLASSICAL WORLD
PAUL CHRYSTAL    Book Number: 87301
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From archaic Greece, to the late Roman empire, many a battle was waged between the titans of the ancient world as they conquered, explored and thrived. In this first full-length study ever, Paul Ch...
DAY WILL PASS: The Diary of A Gulag Prison Guard 1935-1936
IVAN CHISTYAKOV    Book Number: 87192
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A rare first-person testimony of the hardships of a Soviet labour camp. Long suppressed, it is becoming a cornerstone of the understanding of the Soviet Union. Originally written in a couple of h...
WARRIOR KING AND THE INVASION OF FRANCE
DESMOND SEWARD    Book Number: 87205
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Sub-titled 'Henry V, Agincourt, and the Campaign that Shaped Medieval England' acclaimed historian Desmond Seward presents a radical new look at Henry V. Here he is as a brilliant and brutal warmo...
DISCOVERING BRITISH REGIMENTAL TRADITIONS
IAN BECKETT    Book Number: 85804
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Constantly in print since 1999, and here in a revised edition including many colour illustrations, is a book that charts the history of the British Army by using one of its most distinctive aspects...
TEMPLAR PIRATES
ERNESTO FRERS    Book Number: 86636
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When the Vatican condemned the Order of the Temple in 1312, many of those who escaped took to the sea. Their immediate objective was to take revenge on the church. Recent discoveries confirm that...
BURNING TIME: Henry VIII, Bloody Mary
VIRGINIA ROUNDING    Book Number: 87208
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A tablet on the wall of the Great Hall of Guild Hall in the City of London reads "Anne Askew: A Protestant martyr was tried in 1546 for Heresy. Afterwards she was tortured on the rack in the Tower ...
DAUGHTERS OF THE WINTER QUEEN: Four Remarkable Sisters
NANCY GOLDSTONE    Book Number: 87209
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Elizabeth of Bohemia, the Winter Queen, was the daughter of James I of England and the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots. With such a pedigree it was important that she should be married appropr...
DOMINION: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo
PETER ACKROYD    Book Number: 87210
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As always with Peter Ackroyd, the magnificent fifth volume in his magisterial history of England gives you the familiar story presented in ways that make it seem completely new. At the start of the...
HOW TO PLAN A CRUSADE: Religious War in the High Middle Ages
CHRISTOPHER TYERMAN    Book Number: 87213
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The Oxford historian has written a spirited and sweeping account of religious war in the high Middle Ages, a story of conquest initiated by the First Crusade and its successors. The accounts move ...
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...
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