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We Chose to Speak of War and Strife:...
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Germany: Memories of a Nation
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How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people now understand themselves? German history may be inherently fragmented, but it contains a large number of...
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The American Civil War
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Victoria: A Life
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The first comprehensively researched biography of Queen Victoria ever, by one of Britain's best biographers. This magnificent biography sheds new light on Victoria not just as a queen, but as...
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Empire of Cotton: A New History of...
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For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the world's most important manufacturing industry. It remains a vast business. This book tells the history of the overwhelming role...
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