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Picture of The Great Abolition Sham: The True Story of the End of the British Slave Trade.

The Great Abolition Sham: The True Story of the End of the British Slave Trade.

Jordan, Michael.

He tells the story of abolition as it really was, not as popular history has painted it. W...

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Picture of Murder and Mayhem in North London.

Murder and Mayhem in North London.

Howse, Geoffrey.

These long-forgotten events made headlines in their day. They include Britain’s first rail...

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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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Picture of The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper.

The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper.

Jakubowski, Maxim.

It is said to be the crime world’s most enduring mystery. The identity of this Victorian c...

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Picture of Shackleton's Heroes:The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive.

Shackleton's Heroes:The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive.

McOrist, Wilson.

The `Mount Hope Party’ was a small team who placed food depots out to Mount Hope on the Gr...

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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 Lives of the Romans.

Lives of the Romans.

Matyszak, Philip and Berry, Joanne.

Provides illustrated biographies of an extraordinary range of people - from Sulla, Caesar,...

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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 Gestapo:The Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police.

The Gestapo:The Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police.

McDonough, Frank.

A fresh interpretation of Hitler’s notorious and effective police force using vivid and di...

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Picture of Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler.

Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler.

McEwan, Colin and Lujan, Leonardo Lopez.

He was the last elected ruler of the Aztecs and one of the key figures at a pivotal moment...

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Picture of The Sea King: The Life of James Iredell Waddell.

The Sea King: The Life of James Iredell Waddell.

McKay, Gary.

He commanded the Confederate commerce raider the Shenandoah

. Because he did not know...

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