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Violence: A Modern Obsession
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Magna Carta: The True Story Behind ...
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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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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 Silk Road: A New History
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The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of...
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The War that Ended Peace: How Europe...
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Working the Room: Essays and Reviews:...
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'Dyer is becoming a character just as arch and seductive as that professional self-effacer from the previous generation, Alan Bennett.' Observer
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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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Children of the Days: A Calendar of...
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Shows us how to remember and how to live. This book is shaped like a calendar. Each day brings with it a story: a journey, feast or tragedy that really...
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Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914
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Max Hastings
 
A magisterial chronicle of the calamity that crippled Europe in 1914.
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A History of the World in 100 Objects
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Neil MacGregor
 
Encompassing a sweep of human history, this title begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and...
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The Story of the Jews: Finding the...
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Spanning the millennia and the continents - from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford, this is a story of a Jewish world...
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A History of the World
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From the earliest civilizations to the twenty-first century: Andrew Marr's compelling global journey through human history
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Why the West Rules - for Now: The...
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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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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
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Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
 
Collects tales such as: "The Frog Prince"; "Hansel and Grettel"; "Ashputtel"; and, the original "Cinderella".
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