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Ten Cities That Made an Empire
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Since the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997 and the end days of Empire, Britain's colonial past has been the subject of passionate debate. The author goes beyond...
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From one of our leading social and cultural historians comes a dazzling and original exploration of how, and why, we should still be reading the Bible, even if we no...
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War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year...
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In the sixteenth century, Spanish conquistadors discovered the New World. The vast quantities of gold and silver would make their country rich, yet the new wealth,...
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? This...
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The War that Ended Peace: How Europe...
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The English and Their History: The...
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If a nation is a group of people with a sense of kinship, a political identity and representative institutions, then the English have a claim to be the oldest nation...
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A History of the World in 100 Objects
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Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914
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