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Globe: Life in Shakespeare's London
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A fascinating portrait of life in Shakespeare's London, seen from the theatrical perspective, by popular historian, Catharine Arnold.
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The Cultural Revolution: A People's...
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Acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'definitive and harrowing' , this is the final volume of 'The People's Trilogy', begun by the Samuel Johnson prize-winning Mao's Great...
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Finding the Plot: 100 Graves to Visit...
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In this riveting book - part travelogue, part biography, part social history - Ann Treneman of The Times takes you to some of the most interesting graves in Britain.
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Earth-Shattering Events: Earthquakes,...
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Since antiquity, on every continent, human beings in search of attractive landscapes and economic prosperity have made a Faustian bargain with the risk of devastation by an earthquake. Today, around...
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The Great Leader and the Fighter...
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A non-fiction thriller by international bestselling author Blaine Harden (Escape from Camp 14) that explores the world's most repressive state through the intertwined...
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Buy Me the Sky: The Remarkable Truth...
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Tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. From the businessman's son unable to pack his...
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Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated...
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The Secret History of the Blitz
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The Great Departure: Mass Migration...
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Tara Zahra
 
A panoramic history of the vast migration of Eastern Europeans to the West by a recent winner of a MacArthur Fellowship.
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Rio De Janeiro: Extreme City
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Tells the story of Rio De Janeiro through the everyday lives of its people: gangsters and police, activists, politicians and struggling migrant workers, each with their own version of the...
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Writing the Thames
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'Writing the Thames' tells a much-loved river's story through the remarkable prose, poetry and illustration that it has inspired. Beautifully illustrated, this book celebrates the writers who have helped to...
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Women and the Vote: A World History
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Jad Adams
 
The first genuinely global history of how women won the vote - written by a man. A book with controversial conclusions.
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First Women: The Grace and Power of...
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Kate Andersen Brower
 
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers...
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Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs,...
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Noel Malcolm
 
In the second half of the sixteenth century, most of the Christian states of Western Europe were on the defensive against a Muslim superpower - the Empire of the Ottoman...
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The Evolution of Everything: How ...
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'If there is one dominant myth about the world, one huge mistake we all make ... it is that we all go around assuming the world is much more of...
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Dave Richardson
 
A readable, popular history of package holidays from the 1950s to the present day.
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