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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 Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City.

Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City.

Adams, Mark.

When he learned that everything we know about the legendary lost city of Atlantis comes fr...

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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 Crime and the Silence: A Quest for the Truth of a Wartime Massacre.

The Crime and the Silence: A Quest for the Truth of a Wartime Massacre.

Bikont, Anna.

A disturbing account of the Polish town of Jedwabne’s complicity in murdering its Jews by ...

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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 1616: The World in Motion.

1616: The World in Motion.

Christensen, Thomas.

Re-live this year, it was a beauty. Reading about it is a delight. It examines key events ...

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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 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 High Country Cattlemen.

High Country Cattlemen.

Dove, Melanie Faith.

A fabulous photographic portrayal of the lifestyle of the mountain families today, still h...

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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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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 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 The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem and Sicily.

The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem and Sicily.

Goldstone, Nancy.

Joanna I of Sicily was the only female monarch of the 14th century to rule in her own name...

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Picture of Little Book of Jack the Ripper.

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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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 Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires: A New History of the Borderlands.

Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires: A New History of the Borderlands.

Isby, David.

Veteran defence analyst and Afghanistan expert Isby, provides an insightful and scholarly ...

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