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The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money...
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Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Walter Bates and Richard Spruce were English naturalists who went to Amazonia 150 years ago. This book combines all three young mens experiences of the Amazon...
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Return of a King: The Battle for...
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In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed shakos, nearly 20,000 British and East India...
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Every part of Britain felt the long twenty years of war against the French: one in five families had people in the services and over 300,000 men died. This book...
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Belle: The True Story of Dido Belle
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High Minds: The Victorians and the...
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