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Picture of Britten's Century: Celebrating 100 Years of Benjamin Britten.

Britten's Century: Celebrating 100 Years of Benjamin Britten.

Bostridge, Mark (ed.).

Many contributors cover a range of subject matters, such as his operatic output, his orche...

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Picture of The Borgias.

The Borgias.

Hibbert, Christopher.

An erudite and witty account of the family whose corruption, nepotism and greed were notor...

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Picture of Alchemy and Alchemists.

Alchemy and Alchemists.

Martin, Sean.

Alchemy was the ancient forerunner of chemistry, much concerned with the transmutation of ...

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Picture of 'If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die': How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor.

'If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die': How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor.

Robinson, Geoffrey.

An authoritative and gripping account of the violence perpetrated by the Indonesian armed ...

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Picture of Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire.

Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire.

Romm, James.

Alexander united his empire and his army 'by the titanic force of his will.' After his dea...

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Picture of The Creation of Anne Boleyn: In Search of the Tudors' Most Notorious Queen.

The Creation of Anne Boleyn: In Search of the Tudors' Most Notorious Queen.

Bordo, Susan.

Provides us with not only an enticing biography and cultural history of her life but also ...

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A Brief History of Encyclopaedias: From Pliny to Wikipedia.

Brown, Andrew.

Encyclopaedias are books for everybody and nobody. They pride themselves on being up to da...

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Picture of Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century.

Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century.

Caryl, Christian.

He follows the common thread that ran through the seemingly unrelated upheavals in Britain...

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Picture of The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global.

The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global.

Gerges, Fawaz A.

This new edition demonstrates that not only have the jihadists split ranks, but that voice...

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Picture of Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Laugh: An Incomplete History and an Inadequate Analysis of Humour.

Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Laugh: An Incomplete History and an Inadequate Analysis of Humour.

Coy, Rick.

A fantastic analysis of what makes us laugh, it looks at humour between the sexes, across ...

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Picture of Hunting the Hunters: At War with the Whalers.

Hunting the Hunters: At War with the Whalers.

de Groot, Laurens.

An action packed narrative about crusading against Japan's whaling fleet, which kills over...

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Picture of Voices from the Front: An Oral History of the Great War.

Voices from the Front: An Oral History of the Great War.

Hart, Peter.

British soldiers, sailors and airmen, officers and enlisted men, in every area the war was...

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Picture of The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America.

The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America.

Freeberg, Ernest.

Thomas Edison’s incandescent lightbulb marked the arrival of modernity. This traces the pr...

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Picture of Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi's Spy-Tech World.

Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi's Spy-Tech World.

Macrakis, Kristie.

The East German spy agency, the Stasi, was one of the most feared in the world. This revea...

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Picture of Retreat and Retribution in Afghanistan, 1842: Two Journals of the First Afghan War.

Retreat and Retribution in Afghanistan, 1842: Two Journals of the First Afghan War.

Kekewich, Margaret.

Describes how the British defeat in Afghanistan in the winter of 1841/42 was crushing. In ...

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Picture of The Asian Military Revolution from Gunpowder to the Bomb.

The Asian Military Revolution from Gunpowder to the Bomb.

Lorge, Peter A.

Traces the history of the Chinese invention of gunpowder and its impact on the surrounding...

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Picture of The Mammoth Book of Shark Attacks.

The Mammoth Book of Shark Attacks.

MacCormick, Alex and Green, Rod.

Contains over 400 accounts of shark attacks from around the world. It certainly lets us kn...

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Picture of Classified: Secrecy and the State in Modern Britain.

Classified: Secrecy and the State in Modern Britain.

Moran, Christopher.

How is information used by politicians and spies and what are the consequences of decision...

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Picture of Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes: Masters and Servants in the Golden Age.

Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes: Masters and Servants in the Golden Age.

Paterson, Michael.

As evidenced by the popularity of period dramas such as Downton Abbey

and Upstair...

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Picture of A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War.

A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War.

Schulzinger, Robert D.

The first part tells how the United States and Vietnam went from enmity to reconciliation....

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Picture of Voices Against War: A Century of Protest.

Voices Against War: A Century of Protest.

Smith, Lyn.

Based on around 200 personal testimonies from the Imperial War Museum Collections, this te...

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Picture of A History of Modern Morocco: City Panoramas Across Five Centuries.

A History of Modern Morocco: City Panoramas Across Five Centuries.

Miller, Susan Gilson.

Begins with the French invasion of Algeria in 1830 and Morocco's abortive efforts at refor...

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Picture of The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited.

The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited.

Romer, John.

A refreshing and distinctive approach which describes exactly how the Great Pyramid was de...

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Picture of Israel: A History.

Israel: A History.

Shapira, Anita.

Written by a well-known Israeli scholar, and translated from the original Hebrew, it is an...

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