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  • Spitfire by John Nichol
    Spitfire (Hardback) John Nichol

    Spitfire: A remarkable aircraft flown by very brave men. This is their story.

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  • The Blood Never Dried by John Newsinger
    The Blood Never Dried (English, Paperback) John Newsinger

    The Blood Never Dried challenges the rising chorus of claims that the British Empire was a kinder, gentler force in the world of imperialism. John Newsinger sets out to uncover this neglected history of repression and resistance. To the boast that 'the sun never set on the British Empire' the Chartist Ernest Jones replied 'and the blood never dried.' This new, updated edition brings the story up...

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  • Making Sense of the Troubles by David McKittrick
    Making Sense of the Troubles (Paperback) David McKittrick, David McVea

    The best one-volume history of the Troubles, from the Irish Civil War through the IRA campaign of the 70s onwards to today's historic power-sharing government in Belfast

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  • Posh Boys by Robert Verkaik
    Posh Boys (English, Hardback) Robert Verkaik

    Some people earn success. Others buy it.

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  • Maps of London and Beyond by Adam Dant
    Maps of London and Beyond (English, Hardback) Adam Dant

    A spectacular, large-format collection of Adam Dant's fine art maps giving a unique view of our history and life today.

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  • To the River by Olivia Laing
    To the River (English, Paperback) Olivia Laing

    An odyssey along the banks of the River Ouse, from source to sea; a profound and haunting reflection on history and landscape by one of the most important writers of modern non-fiction

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  • The Islandman by Tomas O'Crohan
    The Islandman (Multiple languages, Paperback) Tomas O'Crohan

    Tomas O'Crohan was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1856 and died there in 1937, a great master of his native Irish. He shared to the full the perilous life of a primitive community, yet possessed a shrewd and humorous detachment that enabled him to observe and describe the world.

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  • Atlas of Irish History by Sean Duffy
    Atlas of Irish History (English, Paperback) Sean Duffy

    The Atlas of Irish History tells the story of the Irish past in graphic cartography, beautifully rendered and augmented by an authoritative text. It is an essential basic reference tool for any student of the Irish past.

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  • The Famine Plot by Tim Pat Coogan
    The Famine Plot (English, Paperback) Tim Pat Coogan

    A controversial history of the Great Famine from Ireland's greatest historian, who provocatively points the finger of blame at the British government. Combining the latest research and fresh insights, this is a fascinating and sobering look at a dark period of global history as well as the ramifications that still resonate today.

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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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  • The House of Beaufort by Nathen Amin
    The House of Beaufort (English, Paperback) Nathen Amin

    John of Gaunt's illegitimate line whose role in the Wars of the Roses led to the capture of the crown.

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  • The Female Malady by Elaine Showalter
    The Female Malady (English, Paperback) Elaine Showalter

    A vital counter-interpretation of madness in women, showing how it is often a consequence of, rather than a deviation from, the traditional female role.

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  • A Force Like No Other by Colin Breen
    A Force Like No Other (English, Paperback) Colin Breen

    In 1983, Interpol named Northern Ireland the most dangerous place in the world to be a police officer. Now, for the first time, the men and women who policed the Troubles tell their stories in their own words.

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  • Wild Ruins by Dave Hamilton
    Wild Ruins (English, Paperback) Dave Hamilton

    Discover and explore Britain's extraordinary history through its most beautiful lost ruins. From crag-top castles to crumbling houses lost in ancient forest, and ivy-encrusted relics of industry to sacred places long since over-grown.

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  • Enemy Coast Ahead Uncensored by Guy Gibson
    Enemy Coast Ahead Uncensored (English, Paperback) Guy Gibson

    First published in 1944, Enemy Coast Ahead combines Guy Gibson's RAF career, including the famous Dambuster raid which he himself led, with the inside story of life in RAF Bomber Command and is still a riveting read for the immediacy and vibrancy of its writing. And yet, what has not been widely known is that the published edition of Enemy Coast Ahead was carefully cut by wartime censors. Now,...

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  • The Great Cover-Up by Gerard Murphy
    The Great Cover-Up (English, Paperback) Gerard Murphy

    Why were both sides of the Civil War divide deliberately evasive when it came to the death of Michael Collins? Why were they still trying to effect cover-ups as late as the 1960s? This compelling account exposes a decades-long cover-up, unearthing overwhelming evidence of what really happened at this crucial juncture in Irish history.

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  • AEthelflaed by Tim Clarkson
    AEthelflaed (Paperback) Tim Clarkson

    Published to coincide with the 1100th anniversary of the death of AEthelflaed, who ruled over the ancient kingdom of Mercia (English Midlands). The book examines her important place in history as the only woman who ruled one of the major powers of Dark Age Britain.

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  • Glasgow by Raymond Depardon
    Glasgow (Paperback) Raymond Depardon

    Depardon grasps the light of Scotland as never before and sublimes the end of a working world

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  • Summer of Blood by Daniel Jones
    Summer of Blood (Paperback) Daniel Jones

    Revolt and upheaval in medieval Britain by a brilliant new narrative historian, `Summer of Blood' breaks new ground in its portrayal of the personalities and politics of the bloody days of June 1381.

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  • The English and their History by Robert Tombs
    The English and their History (English, Paperback) Robert Tombs

    Tells us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric dreamtime. This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of England.

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