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  • The Complete MAUS by Art Spiegelman
    The Complete MAUS (English, Paperback) Art Spiegelman

    Tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. In this title, Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father.

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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X (English, Paperback) Malcolm X

    The Black leader discusses his political philosophy and reveals details of his life, shedding light on the ideas that enabled him to gain the allegiance of a still growing percentage of the Black population

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  • On Her Majesty's Nuclear Service by Eric Thompson
    On Her Majesty's Nuclear Service (English, Hardback) Eric Thompson

    One of the first ever memoirs by a Royal Navy nuclear submarine officer, this is the inside story of the men who ensured that 'Mutually Assured Destruction' was maintained at all times during the Cold War.

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
    Leonardo Da Vinci (Hardback) Walter Isaacson

    The author of the internationally-acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobsdelivers an engrossing biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most creative genius. The creator of Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) officially sold at auction in New York in November 2017 for the record-breaking sum of GBP341 million.

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  • People Like Us by Caroline Slocock
    People Like Us (English, Hardback) Caroline Slocock

    A remarkable political and personal memoir that reflects on what women need to do, and sacrifice, to reach positions of power.

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  • First Man In by Ant Middleton
    First Man In (English, Hardback) Ant Middleton

    NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life's challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he's learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.

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  • Charles I by Desmond Shawe-Taylor
    Charles I (English, Hardback) Desmond Shawe-Taylor

    The story of the British monarch who created one of the most stupendous art collections ever assembled. Published to accompany the exhibition that brings together works by Van Dyck, Rubens, Titian, Holbein, Mantegna, and Rembrandt, among many others. A major BBC TV series on the Royal Collection and a documentary on Charles I is planned.

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  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
    Alexander Hamilton (English, Paperback) Ron Chernow

    A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!...

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  • Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer by Alastair Panton
    Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer (Paperback) Alastair Panton

    'DESERVES TO JOIN REACH FOR THE SKY AND THE LAST ENEMY AS ONE OF THE GREAT RAF BOOKS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR' - ANDREW ROBERTS...

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  • Happy Odyssey by Adrian Carton de Sir Wiart
    Happy Odyssey (English, Paperback) Adrian Carton de Sir Wiart

    An autobiography of Adrian Carton de Wiart who served in the South African war and both World Wars. He was wounded eight times during the war (including the loss of an eye and a hand), won the VC during the Batle of the Somme, was mentioned in despatches six times.

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  • First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
    First Light (Paperback) Geoffrey Wellum

    Two months before the outbreak of WWII, 17-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat immediately, Wellum finds himself caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

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  • Assata by Assata Shakur
    Assata (English, Paperback) Assata Shakur

    In her own words, the incredible story of one of the greatest living revolutionaries.

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  • We Dared to Win by Hannes Wessels
    We Dared to Win (English, Hardback) Hannes Wessels, Andre Scheepers

    Action-packed account of a member of the celebrated Rhodesian SAS, who fought with incredible tenacity and ingenuity against overwhelming odds in the Rhodesian Bush War of the 1970s.

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  • The Perfect King by Ian Mortimer
    The Perfect King (Paperback) Ian Mortimer

    From the bestselling author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, comes the story of King Edward III, who - like Elizabeth and Victoria after him - embodied the values of his age, forged a nation out of war and re-made England.

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  • Packing My Library by Alberto Manguel
    Packing My Library (English, Hardback) Alberto Manguel

    A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries

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  • Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts
    Napoleon the Great (English, Paperback) Andrew Roberts

    Presents the biography of Napoleon who lived one of the extraordinary of all human lives. This book shows how after seizing power in a coup d'etat he ended the corruption and incompetence into which the Revolution had descended.

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  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence
    Seven Pillars of Wisdom (English, Paperback) T. E. Lawrence

    Written between 1919 and 1926, this text tells of the campaign aganist the Turks in the Middle East, encompassing gross acts of cruelty and revenge, ending in a welter of stink and corpses in a Damascus hospital.

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  • Time Flies by David Hamilton
    Time Flies (English, Hardback) David Hamilton

    A detailed insight into the exploits of a Royal Air Force fighter pilot straight from the cockpit. The exploits range from intercepting Soviet bombers off Iceland to defending Saudi Arabia in Gulf War One; from flying off the deck of Ark Royal to displays with the Red Arrows; and flying a desk in the UK MoD and NATO HQs.

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  • The Medici by Paul Strathern
    The Medici (Paperback) Paul Strathern

    A dazzling piece of Italian history of the infamous family that become one of the most powerful in Europe, weaving its history with Renaissance greats from Leonardo da Vinci to GalileoAgainst the background of an age which saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, The Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, money and ambition.

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  • Cecily Neville by John Ashdown-Hill
    Cecily Neville (English, Hardback) John Ashdown-Hill

    Allegedly born in the year of Agincourt and still alive for the birth of Henry VIII, Cecily Neville's life spanned most of the tumultuous fifteenth century. In this original work, renowned historian John Ashdown-Hill takes previously overlooked contemporary sources to correct mis-held beliefs of her life.

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