History

Picture of Go Spy the Land: Being the Adventures of IK8 of the British Secret Service.

Go Spy the Land: Being the Adventures of IK8 of the British Secret Service.

Alexander Hill, George.

He published his swashbuckling story in 1932 and tells of characters whose exploits were s...

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Picture of The Buddha and Dr Fuhrer: An Archaeological Scandal.

The Buddha and Dr Fuhrer: An Archaeological Scandal.

Allen, Charles.

In 1898, excavations on an estate near the India-Nepal border uncovered a huge stone coffe...

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Picture of Normandy in the Time of Darkness: Everyday Life and Death in the French Channel Ports 1940-45.

Normandy in the Time of Darkness: Everyday Life and Death in the French Channel Ports 1940-45.

Boyd, Douglas.

For many years after the Second World War there was silence on both sides of the Channel a...

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Picture of Death to the Infidels: Radical Islam's War Against the Jews.

Death to the Infidels: Radical Islam's War Against the Jews.

Bard, Mitchell.

Documents how the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East has escalated to attacks direct...

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Picture of A System of Ambition? British Foreign Policy, 1660-1793.

A System of Ambition? British Foreign Policy, 1660-1793.

Black, Jeremy.

The general picture of international relations in this period was of uncertainty and conce...

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Picture of When Hollywood Was Right: How Movie Stars, Studio Moguls, and Big Business Remade American Politics.

When Hollywood Was Right: How Movie Stars, Studio Moguls, and Big Business Remade American Politics.

Critchlow, Donald T.

Hollywood was not always a bastion of liberalism. Following World War II, an informal alli...

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Picture of A Brief History of the Age of Steam: The Power that Drove the Industrial Revolution.

A Brief History of the Age of Steam: The Power that Drove the Industrial Revolution.

Crump, Thomas.

A very readable account of the lives of great inventors such as James Watt, Robert Stevens...

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Picture of Waterloo: The Battle That Brought Down Napoleon.

Waterloo: The Battle That Brought Down Napoleon.

Black, Jeremy.

It was a defining moment for the French, bringing Napoleon I's reign to an end and closing...

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Picture of 1965: The Year Modern Britain was Born.

1965: The Year Modern Britain was Born.

Bray, Christopher.

It saw artistic, literary, technological, political, and ethical changes and Bray’s mockin...

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A History of Canberra.

Brown, Nicholas.

It was designed as an ‘ideal city’, and emblem of the nation. But Canberra’s evolution was...

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Picture of Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South.

Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South.

Dickey, Christopher.

Tells the story of Robert Bunch, the British government's consul in Charleston in the year...

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Picture of Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History.

Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History.

Colt, George Howe.

George Howe Colt is the second of four brothers, Harry, George, Ned, and Mark. Here he use...

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Picture of Warsaw 1944: An Insurgent's Journal of the Uprising.

Warsaw 1944: An Insurgent's Journal of the Uprising.

Czajkowski, Zbigniew George.

Memoirs of the gallant but doomed 1944 Warsaw Uprising are extremely rare as few insurgent...

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Picture of Downstream: A History and Celebration of Swimming the River Thames.

Downstream: A History and Celebration of Swimming the River Thames.

Davies, Caitlin.

The Thames is the longest (215 miles) river in England. This takes the reader downstream f...

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Picture of Rough Riders: Two Brothers and the Last Stand at Gallipoli.

Rough Riders: Two Brothers and the Last Stand at Gallipoli.

Doyle, Peter.

Frank and Percy Talley were two London brothers, soldiers in the 1st City of London Yeoman...

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Picture of We Shall Fight on the Beaches: The Speeches That Inspired History.

We Shall Fight on the Beaches: The Speeches That Inspired History.

Field, Jacob F.

Each of these speeches was delivered by one of history’s greatest generals, most revered h...

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Picture of 21st Century Courage: Stirring Stories of Modern British Heroes.

21st Century Courage: Stirring Stories of Modern British Heroes.

Felton, Mark.

All the cases cited here have been awarded gallantry medals by the British government sinc...

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Picture of When London Was Capital of America.

When London Was Capital of America.

Flavell, Julie.

Vividly recreates an all but forgotten world in which American colonials responded to thei...

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Picture of The Sword and the Sketch Book: A Pictorial History of Queen Victoria's Wars.

The Sword and the Sketch Book: A Pictorial History of Queen Victoria's Wars.

Hernon, Ian.

A pictorial military history which shows how the British Army grew in tandem with the mass...

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Picture of Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century.

Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century.

Jarausch, Konrad H.

Well written, well organised, and highly ambitious, it provides a sweeping study of a noto...

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Picture of The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition.

The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition.

Kopff, E. Christian.

The distinguished professor draws on many sources to champion tradition. He believes that ...

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Picture of Severed: A history of Heads Lost and Heads Found.

Severed: A history of Heads Lost and Heads Found.

Larson, Frances.

Includes discussions of shrunken heads, trophy heads, framed heads, frozen heads, heads th...

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Picture of Ivan Milat: The Backpacker Murderer.

Ivan Milat: The Backpacker Murderer.

Leslie, David.

Tells the story of this nasty piece of work whose frightful atrocities against young backp...

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Picture of Comic, Curious and Quirky: News Stories from Centuries Past.

Comic, Curious and Quirky: News Stories from Centuries Past.

Levin, Rona.

The stories have been collected from the years 1729-1930, and describe astonishing crimes,...

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