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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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The astonishing story of the maps and atlases throughout history that got it completely wrong
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The Riviera Set
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A portrait of high society in the twentieth century, told through the stories of the guests of Maxine Elliott and Prince Aly Khan at the Chateau de l'Horizon in Cannes.
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Chronologica: The Incredible Years...
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A fact-filled journey through 100 years of world history, exploring famous people and events in addition to lesser-known historical happenings. 100 Amazing Years presents a concise, punchy analysis...
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Triumph and Disaster: Five Historical...
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Stefan Zweig; Anthea Bell
 
A single Yes, a single No, a Too Soon or a Too Late makes that hour irrevocable for hundreds of generations while deciding the life of a single...
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1956, the World in Revolt
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Popular uprisings in Poland and Hungary shake Moscow's hold on its eastern European empire. Across the American South, and in the Union of South Africa, black people risk their livelihoods...
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The History and Uncertain Future of...
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The future of handwriting is anything but certain. Its history, however, shows how much it has affected culture and civilization for millennia.
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Yuval Noah Harari
 
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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East West Street: On the Origins of...
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A uniquely personal exploration of the origins of international law, centring on the Nuremberg Trials, the city of Lviv and a secret family history
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Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making...
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John Higgs
 
An alternative exploration of history's most challenging century, from the author of THE KLF, 'a thing of endlessly fascinating, utterly demented genius' GUARDIAN
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Magna Carta: The True Story Behind ...
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David Starkey
 
To mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, bestselling historian David Starkey explores the Magna Carta and its influence on Britain today.
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Why the West Rules for Now: The...
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Ian Morris
 
Why does the West rule? This title answers this provocative question, drawing on 15,000 years of history and archaeology, and the methods of social science.
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Reel History: The World According to...
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Alex Von Tunzelmann
 
A fun and illuminating look at cinema's mistreatment of history, based on the Guardian newspaper column 'Reel History' by acclaimed historian Alex von Tunzelmann.
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Strategy: A History
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Lawrence Freedman
 
One of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics synthesizes the vast history of strategy's evolution in this consistently engaging and surprising account of how it came to...
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A History of the World in 100 Objects
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Neil MacGregor
 
Deals with human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them. This title shows the surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge...
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