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Ten Cities That Made an Empire
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Tristram Hunt
 
From the pioneers of early America to the builders of modern India, from west to east and back again, this book follows the processes of exchange and adaptation that collectively...
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The Times on the Ashes: Covering...
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Richard Whitehead; Mike Atherton
 
England against Australia for the Ashes - it is one of the oldest and greatest rivalries in sport and almost its entire history has been covered in The Times. The...
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The Power of Knowledge: How...
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Jeremy Black
 
Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country's ability to acquire knowledge and technical...
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Yanks and Limeys: Alliance Warfare in...
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Niall Barr
 
In the mid-twentieth century the relationship between America and Britain had a chequered past. Theirs was a history of protection and oppression, of rebellion and ultimately war. This book tells...
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Yuval Noah Harari
 
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? This...
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Yuval Noah Harari
 
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? The...
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The Verso Book of Dissent: From...
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Verso; Ali Tariq
 
A sparkling anthology of revolt and resistance to orthodoxy and repression.
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The English and Their History: The...
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Robert Tombs
 
If a nation is a group of people with a sense of kinship, a political identity and representative institutions, then the English have a claim to be the oldest nation...
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Working the Room: Essays and Reviews:...
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Geoff Dyer
 
'Dyer is becoming a character just as arch and seductive as that professional self-effacer from the previous generation, Alan Bennett.' Observer
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The War that Ended Peace: How Europe...
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Professor Margaret MacMillan
WINNER of the International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2014 Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2013 The First World War followed a...
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The Story of the Jews: Finding the...
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Simon Schama
 
Spanning the millennia and the continents - from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford, this is a story of a Jewish world...
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Faulks on Fiction
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Sebastian Faulks
 
Ever since "Robinson Crusoe" in 1719, the novel has introduced British readers to truly unforgettable characters - people in whom we can find deeper understanding of our own lives. This...
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A History of the World in 100 Objects
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Neil MacGregor
 
Encompassing a sweep of human history, this title begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and...
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1913: The World Before the Great War
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Charles Emmerson
 
Forever in the shadow of the war which followed, 1913 is usually seen as little more than the antechamber to apocalypse. This title proposes a strikingly different portrait, returning the...
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The Sacred History: How Angels,...
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Jonathan Black
 
The Sacred History is an account of the workings of the supernatural in history. It tells the epic story of angels, from Creation, to Evolution through to the operations of...
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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
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Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
 
Collects tales such as: "The Frog Prince"; "Hansel and Grettel"; "Ashputtel"; and, the original "Cinderella".
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