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The News from Waterloo: The Race to...
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The Duke of Wellington's victory over Napoleon in 1815 at Waterloo ensured British dominance for the rest of the nineteenth century. The author has visited the battlefield, travelled the messengers'...
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A compelling and beautifully written memoir about dark and shameful family secrets, and one young Scottish woman's pilgrimage to Australia to attempt to lay the past to rest.
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How the French Won Waterloo - or ...
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If Napoleon lost on 18 June 1815 (and that's a big 'if'), then whoever rules the universe got it wrong. As soon as the cannons stopped firing, French historians began...
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Franz Liszt: Musician, Celebrity,...
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Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt
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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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Presents the biography of Napoleon who lived one of the extraordinary of all human lives. This book shows how after seizing power in a coup d'etat he ended the corruption...
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'Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.'
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