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Picture of To Catch a Tartar: Notes from the Caucasus.

To Catch a Tartar: Notes from the Caucasus.

Bird, Chris.

A colonel and Arabist in the KGB, warned the author in 1993 not to go to the Caucasus, tel...

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Picture of Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London.

Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London.

Axelrod, Alan.

Operation Aphrodite/Project Anvil was a desperate attempt by the Americans to rescue Londo...

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Picture of The Waterlow Killings: A Portrait of a Family Tragedy.

The Waterlow Killings: A Portrait of a Family Tragedy.

Burton, Pamela.

A true account of the shocking murder of celebrated Sydney art-curator Nick Waterlow and h...

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The Greatest Storm.

Brayne, Martin.

Most of us have heard of the Great Fire of 1666 and the Great Plague the year before, but ...

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Picture of Gallipoli, the Turkish Defence.

Gallipoli, the Turkish Defence.

Broadbent, Harvey.

The orthodox view of the Gallipoli campaign blames British bungling, and hurried, slapdash...

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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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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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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 Hilke's Diary: Germany, July 1940 - August 1945.

Hilke's Diary: Germany, July 1940 - August 1945.

Clark, Geseke.

65 years after starting her diary it has been translated into English by her sister. It ch...

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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 A Brief History of the British Army.

A Brief History of the British Army.

Haswell, Jock and Lewis-Stempel, John.

The story of the British Army has many facets, being a tale of heroic successes and tragic...

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Picture of Avenue Of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris.

Avenue Of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris.

Kershaw, Alex.

Tells the incredible true story of an American doctor and his family in France and their h...

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Picture of The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789.

The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789.

Larson, Edward J.

Four years after the War of Independence George Washington came out of retirement to lead ...

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Picture of Napoleon's Buttons: 17 Molecules That Changed History.

Napoleon's Buttons: 17 Molecules That Changed History.

Le Couteur, Penny and Burreson, Jay.

In June 1812, Napoleon’s army was 600,000 strong, but by early December there were fewer t...

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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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Creators: From Chaucer to Walt Disney.

Johnson, Paul.

These essays show that creation is indeed 'a mysterious business that cannot be satisfacto...

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Realm Divided: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England..

Jones, Dan..

The drama of the year 1215 in which King John placed his seal on the Magna Carta offers a ...

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Picture of The Heart Must Break: The Fight for Democracy and Truth in Burma.

The Heart Must Break: The Fight for Democracy and Truth in Burma.

Mawdsley, James.

Mawdsley, from Lancashire, was just twenty-seven when he was arrested and imprisoned for 1...

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Picture of Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1807.

Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1807.

Mikaberidze, Alexander (ed.).

Even in Russia, historians have long ignored the 1806-07 campaign which it appears was a w...

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Picture of Coke: The Biography.

Coke: The Biography.

Naish, Natalia and Scott, Jeremy.

Recounts the sweeping history of cocaine since its first appearance. Its more notorious us...

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Picture of The Lusitania's Last Voyage: Being a Narrative of the Torpedoing and Sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a German Submarine off the Irish Coast May 7, 1915.

The Lusitania's Last Voyage: Being a Narrative of the Torpedoing and Sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a German Submarine off the Irish Coast May 7, 1915.

Lauriat, Charles E.

Within twenty minutes of the first torpedo striking, the ship, carrying 1,959 passengers, ...

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Picture of Libya: The History of Gaddafi's Pariah State.

Libya: The History of Gaddafi's Pariah State.

Oakes, John.

The author examines how and why Muammar Gaddafi came to power, stayed in power, and used i...

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Great Britain's Great War.

Paxman, Jeremy.

The scarlet poppies of Remembrance Day reinforce the idea that it was a massive and pointl...

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Picture of Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields.

Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields.

Lower, Wendy.

She scrutinizes the legion of fresh-scrubbed German ‘baby boomers’ who were born in the wa...

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