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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 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 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 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 Beechams, 1848-2000: From Pills to Pharmaceuticals.

Beechams, 1848-2000: From Pills to Pharmaceuticals.

Corley, T. A. B.

The Beecham enterprise transformed itself from a patent medicine business into one of the ...

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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 London Book of Days.

The London Book of Days.

De Loriol, Peter.

Taking you through the year day by day, this contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and impor...

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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 The Food Companions: Cinema and Consumption in Wartime Britain, 1939-45.

The Food Companions: Cinema and Consumption in Wartime Britain, 1939-45.

Farmer, Richard.

Looks at some of the different ways in which food was used in both propaganda and commerci...

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Picture of A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics.

A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics.

Faulkner, Neil.

First of all no women allowed. Second, all athletes competed naked. There were virtually n...

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Picture of Great War Britain: The First World War at Home.

Great War Britain: The First World War at Home.

Gosling, Lucinda.

Popular weekly magazines such as The Tatler, The Sketch and The Queen, recorded the nation...

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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 Churchill and the Mad Mullah of Somaliland: Betrayal and Redemption 1899-1921.

Churchill and the Mad Mullah of Somaliland: Betrayal and Redemption 1899-1921.

Irons, Roy.

Warlike Somali tribes were granted 'gracious favour and protection of the Queen' to secure...

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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 Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble.

Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble.

Johnson, Marilyn.

The world of archaeologists is a strange one …they work in ruins, under meltingly hot sun,...

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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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