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The French Revolution: From...
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The fall of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 has become the commemorative symbol of the French Revolution. But this violent and random act was unrepresentative of the ...
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The Romanovs: 1613-1918
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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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Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt
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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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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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In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil,"...
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'Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.'
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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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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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The American Civil War was one of the longest and bloodiest of modern wars. It is also one of the most mysterious. This book unpicks the geography, leadership and strategic...
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