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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    The first ever memoir 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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  • Elizabeth I (Penguin Monarchs) by Helen Castor
    Elizabeth I (Penguin Monarchs) (English, Hardback) Helen Castor

    Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers in a collectible format In the popular imagination, as in her portraits, Elizabeth I is the image of monarchical power. The Virgin Queen ruled over a Golden Age: the Spanish Armada was defeated; English explorers reached the ends of the earth; a new Church of England rose from the ashes of past conflict; the...

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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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  • Against All Odds by Stephen Wynn
    Against All Odds (English, Hardback) Stephen Wynn

    Using newspaper articles, photographs and his British Army Service Record, Stephen Wynn has formed a clear picture of Walter Tull and his achievements.

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  • Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account by Miklos Nyiszli
    Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account (English, Paperback) Miklos Nyiszli

    When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Hungarian Jew and a medical doctor, Dr Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform scientific research on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous Angel of Death: Dr Josef Mengele.

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  • Churchill at the Gallop by Brough Scott
    Churchill at the Gallop (English, Hardback) Brough Scott

    Winston's life in the saddle.

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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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  • Septimius Severus in Scotland by Simon Elliott
    Septimius Severus in Scotland (English, Hardback) Simon Elliott

    First book covering Severus Scottish campaigns, AD 208 210, providing a biographical and psychological portrait of Severus, who came to dominate the Roman world around the turn of the 2nd/3rd centuries AD, from his early life in North Africa to his last campaign

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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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  • 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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  • The Headscarf Revolutionaries by Brian W. Lavery
    The Headscarf Revolutionaries (English, Paperback) Brian W. Lavery

    In the harsh Arctic seas of 1968, three trawlers from Hull's fleet sank in just three weeks. 58 men died. Lilian Bilocca put down her filleting knife, wrote a petition, and stormed into action. With her army of fishwives she took her battle to the docks and led a raid on Parliament. They changed the shipping laws. Lillian Bilocca became an international celebrity. The lone survivor of the...

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  • Jackie, Janet & Lee by J. Randy Taraborrelli
    Jackie, Janet & Lee (English, Hardback) J. Randy Taraborrelli

    A dazzling biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill.

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  • My Opposition by Friedrich Kellner
    My Opposition (English, Hardback) Friedrich Kellner

    A unique account of everyday life under the Third Reich and one man's opposition to the Nazi regime.

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  • Rise Up Women! by Diane Atkinson
    Rise Up Women! (English, Hardback) Diane Atkinson

    Almost one hundred years ago, British women led a hard-fought campaign to gain the right to vote--and this is their story.

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  • Eleanor Marx by Rachel Holmes
    Eleanor Marx (English, Paperback) Rachel Holmes

    A portrait of the forefront modern feminist by the author of African Queen offers insight into her contributions to her father Karl Marx's career, her literary achievements and her influential advocacy of feminism from the center of British socialism.

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