History

Picture of The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davis's Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings.

The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davis's Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings.

Adams, John M.

This thrilling tale of crime and adventure brings to life one of the key movers of the gol...

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Picture of Prinny and His Pals: George IV and His Remarkable Gift of Friendship.

Prinny and His Pals: George IV and His Remarkable Gift of Friendship.

Ambrose, Tom.

Often ridiculed as a weak, selfish and incompetent spendthrift, Tom Ambrose has uncovered ...

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Picture of The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered.

The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered.

Bolland, Charlotte and Cooper, Tarnya.

The stories of the Tudor monarchs are intriguing and have fascinated us for centuries, and...

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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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Picture of The History of Guns.

The History of Guns.

Brachet, Michelle.

A well illustrated, concise introduction to the development of guns, looking at their hist...

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Picture of Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy.

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy.

Breay, Claire and Harrison, Julian (eds.).

Drawing on the rich historical collections of the British Library - including two original...

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Picture of Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories.

Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories.

Bregman, Ahron.

Israel might have won the 6-Day War, but their victory has had a troubled aftermath. Their...

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Picture of Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs.

Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs.

Brier, Bob.

We have been interested by ancient Egypt for centuries but Brier pinpoints the period wher...

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Picture of A Brief History of Encyclopaedias: From Pliny to Wikipedia.

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 Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World.

Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World.

Burns, James Macgregor.

An engaging, provocative history of the European and American Enlightenment when audacious...

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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 Late For Tea at the Deer Palace: Four Generations of My Family in Iraq.

Late For Tea at the Deer Palace: Four Generations of My Family in Iraq.

Chalabi, Tamara.

The Chalabis are one of the oldest and most prominent families in Iraq. They have served t...

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Picture of Hitler and Nazism.

Hitler and Nazism.

Collotti, Enzo.

In January 1933 Hitler’s National Socialist Party was voted into power and he was appoint...

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Picture of How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt: A Handbook for the Lady Adventurer.

How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt: A Handbook for the Lady Adventurer.

Conefrey, Mick.

Here you'll find the stories of many female explorers, sailors, pilots and horsewomen. 'Is...

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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 The World of Phillip and Alexander: A Symposium on Greek Life and Times

The World of Phillip and Alexander: A Symposium on Greek Life and Times

Danien, Elin C (ed.).

The ancient Greek definition of a symposium is that of a convivial meeting for intellectua...

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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 The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book.

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book.

Finn, Peter and Couvee, Petra.

In May 1956 an Italian publishing scout met with Boris Pasternak near Moscow. Pasternak en...

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Picture of The QE2 Story.

The QE2 Story.

Frame, Chris and Cross, Rachelle.

This famous ship was launched in 1967 and became the most travelled ship in history. Her c...

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Picture of Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832.

Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832.

Fraser, Antonia.

Recreates the events leading up to the passing of the Great Reform Bill in 1832. The refor...

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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 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters.

Gibbon, Edward.

Gibbon’s magnus opus is monumental. Of its 71 chapters, 28 appear here in full. From the 2...

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Little Book of Jack the Ripper.

Harris, Melvyn.

He was an unidentified serial killer who brutally murdered five women in and around the Wh...

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Picture of Framing A Legend: Exposing the Distorted History of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.

Framing A Legend: Exposing the Distorted History of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.

Holowchak, M. Andrew.

Professor Holowchak’s research shows that it is by no means certain that Jefferson had a s...

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