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Empire of Cotton: A New History of...
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Sven Beckert
 
For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the world's most important manufacturing industry. For centuries it was central to India's prosperity - a prosperity that was devastated...
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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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A History of the World in 100 Weapons
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Chris McNab
 
"A history of the world in 100 weapons".
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Battle Castles: 500 Years of Knights...
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Dan Snow
 
Join TV's Dan Snow as the fully illustrated 'Battle Castles' brings to thrilling life a cavalcade of medieval fortifications and the clashes that turned empires to dust and mortals into...
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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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Titanic Voices: 63 Survivors Tell...
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Hannah Holman
 
The collected memoirs of 63 survivors of the sinking of the Titanic.
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Fractured Times: Culture and Society...
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Eric Hobsbawm
 
Born almost a hundred years ago in Vienna - the cultural heart of a bourgeois Mitteleurope - Eric Hobsbawm, who was to become one of the most brilliant and original...
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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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Shooting Stars: 10 Historical Miniatures
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Stefan Zweig; Anthea Bell; Nathan...
 
Ten turning points in history, vividly sketched by the great Stefan Zweig.
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Secrets of the National Archives: The...
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National Archives
 
The National Archives is one of the most remarkable collections of documents in the world, holding over 120 miles of papers. In 2010 the staff at the Archives were asked...
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Choose Your Weapons: The British...
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Douglas Hurd
 
'A page-turning book about the history of British foreign policy' INDEPENDENT
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1913: The Year before the Storm
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Florian Illies; Shaun Whiteside; ...
 
A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate vision of a world that is about to change forever. The stuffy...
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The Boer War: The Struggle for South...
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Bill Nasson
 
The Boer War was a costly colonial conflict between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics in South Africa.
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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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Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914
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Max Hastings
 
A magisterial chronicle of the calamity that crippled Europe in 1914.
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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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