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We Chose to Speak of War and Strife:...
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From distinguished foreign correspondent John Simpson, a fascinating history of what it is to risk life and limb to bring home news of the troubled world.
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Revolution: A History of England...
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The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes...
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Victoria the Queen: An Intimate...
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'A stunning achievement ...Neither sanitized nor mythologizing, Victoria: The Queen is a remarkably lucid, endlessly engaging account of Queen Victoria's life and rule' Amanda Foreman
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Of Arms and Artists: The American...
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A vibrant and original perspective on the American Revolution through the stories of the five great artists whose paintings animated the new American republic.
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The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale...
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How one man's mad mission became one of the best-loved places in the world The creation of a zoo in Dickensian London - when only one other existed across...
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An Empire on the Edge: How Britain...
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Tells the story of the last three years of mutual embitterment that preceded the outbreak of America's war for independence in 1775. This book also looks at the Boston Tea...
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Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for...
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How in a hundred years Europeans coerced Africa into their various empires - and how Africa decolonised itself.
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In Bed with the Georgians: Sex,...
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This books links the stories of 18th Century courtesans into the way it was perceived at the time and uses satirical illustrations and contemporary quotations.
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George & Martha Washington: A...
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George and Martha Washington, of Mount Vernon, Virginia, were America's original first couple. From the 1750s, when young soldier George wooed and wedded Martha...
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Germany: Memories of a Nation
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Neil MacGregor
 
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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Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A...
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What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences? This book deals with these questions.
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Waterloo: The History of Four Days,...
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The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller 'A fabulous story, superbly told ... cannot be bettered' Max Hastings...
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Napoleon the Great
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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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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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Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine...
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Describes how Empress Dowager Cixi - the most important woman in Chinese history - brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
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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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