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

    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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  • Gentleman Jack by Katy Derbyshire
    Gentleman Jack (English, Paperback)

    The extraordinary life of history's first modern lesbian who inspired the television series Gentleman Jack...

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

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

    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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  • The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks
    The Shepherd's Life (English, Paperback)

    Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years.

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  • The Roman Revolution by Ronald Syme
    The Roman Revolution (English, Paperback)

    The transformation of state and society, the violent transference of power and property, and the establishment of Augustus' rule and that of the Empire are presented in a narrative which quotes from ancient evidence, refers seldomly to modern authorities, and states controversial opinions openly.

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  • Nimrod Boys by Tony Blackman
    Nimrod Boys (English, Hardback)

    Nimrod Boys is a complementary book to Nimrod Rise and Fall from acclaimed author Tony Blackman. It is a collection of over twenty first-hand accounts of operating the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod - an aircraft which served at the forefront of the Cold War.

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  • Thomas Cranmer by Diarmaid MacCulloch
    Thomas Cranmer (English, Paperback)

    Thomas Cranmer, the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, was the archbishop of Canterbury who guided England through the early Reformation?and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce. This is the first major biography of him for more than three decades, and the first for a century to exploit rich new manuscript sources in Britain and elsewhere....

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  • The Warrior Queen by Joanna Arman
    The Warrior Queen (English, Paperback)

    The remarkable story of Myrcna hlaefdige, the Lady of the Mercians - Alfred the Great's daughter and the only female ruler of a kingdom in Anglo-Saxon history.

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

    '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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  • The Stepney Doorstep Society by Kate Thompson
    The Stepney Doorstep Society (English, Paperback)

    The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London's East End together during not one, but two world wars....

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  • Damaged Goods by Oliver Shah
    Damaged Goods (English, Paperback)

    DISCOVER THE SHOCKING TRUTH BEHIND THE BUSINESS AND LIFESTYLE OF SIR PHILIP GREEN ...

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

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

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  • Spitfire Pilot by David Crook
    Spitfire Pilot (English, Paperback)

    Spitfire Pilot was written in 1940 in the heat of battle when the RAF stood alone against the might of Hitler's Third Reich. It is a tremendous personal account of one of the fiercest and most idealised air conflicts, The Battle of Britain, seen through the eyes of a pilot of the famous 609 Squadron.

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  • A Tale Of Love And Darkness by Amos Oz
    A Tale Of Love And Darkness (English, Paperback)

    OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDELove and darkness are just two of the powerful forces that run through Amos Oz's extraordinary, moving story.

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  • The Shoemaker and his Daughter by Conor O'Clery
    The Shoemaker and his Daughter (English, Paperback)

    The Shoemaker and His Daughter is an epic story spanning the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union, taking in eighty years of Soviet and Russian history, from Stalin to Putin.

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  • Athelstan (Penguin Monarchs) by Tom Holland
    Athelstan (Penguin Monarchs) (English, Paperback)

    The formation of England happened against the odds?the division of the country into rival kingdoms, the assaults of the Vikings, the precarious position of the island on the edge of the known world. But King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex, his son Eadweard expanded it, and his grandson Æthelstan finally united Mercia and Wessex, conquered Northumbria and became Rex totius Britanniae. Tom...

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  • Richard III by Matthew Lewis
    Richard III (English, Hardback)

    A definitive new biography of one of British history's most controversial figures, that seeks to bring peace to Richard III's reputation.

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  • Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
    Testament of Youth (English, Hardback)

    This classic memoir of the First World War is now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. Includes an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE.

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  • The White Sniper: Simo HaYha by Tapio Saarelainen
    The White Sniper: Simo HaYha (English, Hardback)

    The life and exploits of the world's greatest sniper, Simo Hayha, who brought death to hundreds of Russian soldiers during the Winter War of 1939-1940.

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