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The London County Council Bomb Damage...
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The attack on London between 1939 and 1945 is one of the most significant events in the citys modern history, the impact of which can still be seen in its...
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The Murder of William of Norwich: The...
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Geoffrey Robertson QC tackles the difficult debate surrounding the Armenian Genocide.
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Private Lives of the Saints: Power,...
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Re-evaluating the role of the saints, taking them from their heavenly status to the human level, and examining their desire for adulation, power, wealth and legacy, the author offers a...
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Worktown: The Astonishing Story of ...
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The Phantom Terror: The Threat of...
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A magnificent and timely examination of an age of fear, subversion, suppression and espionage, Adam Zamoyski explores the attempts of the governments of Europe to police the world in a...
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From the beginning of recording, when a musical performance could be preserved for the first time, to the digital age, when all of recorded music is only a mouse-click away;...
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Living on the Home Front
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What was life really like in Britain during the Second World War? Megan Westley finds out.
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Landmarks
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Presents a joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. This is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable...
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Londoners: The Days and Nights of...
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Command and Control
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Eric Schlosser
 
Interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a missile silo in rural Arkansas, where a single crew struggled to prevent the explosion of the most powerful nuclear warhead ever...
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Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty...
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Sarah Wise
 
Uncovers twelve shocking stories, untold for over a century and reveals the darker side of the Victorian upper and middle classes - their sexuality, fears of inherited madness, financial greed...
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Apollo's Angels: A History Of Ballet
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Jennifer Homans
 
A groundbreaking and beautifully written history of ballet, from its origins to the present, by a dancer turned historian and critic.
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The Tragedy of Liberation: A History...
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Frank Dikotter
 
In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with...
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Shapely Ankle Preferr'd: A History of...
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Every week thousands of people advertise for love either in newspapers, magazines or online. But if you think this is a modern phenomenon, think again - the ads have been...
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England, Arise: The People, the King...
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Juliet Barker
 
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