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  • Eastern Approaches
    Eastern Approaches (Paperback) Fitzroy Maclean

    After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Fitztroy Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. This book presents his adventures in the Western Desert and later fighting alongside Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia.

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  • 1177 B.C.
    1177 B.C. (English, Paperback) Eric H. Cline

    In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of...

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  • They Came Before Columbus
    They Came Before Columbus (English, Paperback) Ivan Van Sertima

    Examines cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans, offering evidence of the presence of African explorers in the New World centuries before the arrival of Columbus.

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  • The House of Government
    The House of Government (English, Hardback) Yuri Slezkine

    On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction...

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  • Belonging
    Belonging (English, Hardback) Simon Schama

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE Selected as a Book of the Year 2017 by the Daily Telegraph, Mail on Sunday and Observer 'A glittering gemstone of a book' The TimesThe Jewish story is a history that is about, and for, all of us.

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  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom
    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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  • The Book of Yokai
    The Book of Yokai (English, Paperback) Michael Dylan Foster, Shinonome Kijin

    Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Drawing on years of research in Japan, this book unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages.

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  • Guns, Germs And Steel
    Guns, Germs And Steel (English, Paperback) Jared Diamond

    'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of SapiensWITH A NEW AFTERWORD FROM THE AUTHOR Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel remains a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.

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  • The Ascent of Money
    The Ascent of Money (English, Paperback) Niall Ferguson

    Shows that financial history is the back-story to all history. From the banking dynasty who funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that caused the French Revolution, this is the story of booms and busts.

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  • Unfinished Empire
    Unfinished Empire (Paperback) John Darwin

    Offers a both controversial and comprehensive historical analysis of how the British Empire worked. This book shows how diverse, contradictory and in many ways chaotic the British Empire really was, controlled by interests that were often at loggerheads, and as much driven on by others' weaknesses as by its own strength.

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  • The Medieval Tailor's Assistant
    The Medieval Tailor's Assistant (English, Paperback) Sarah Thursfield

    Suitable for both amateurs and professionals wishing to re-create the clothing of Medieval England for historical interpretation or drama. This book extends its range with details of fitting different figures and many more patterns for main garments and accessories. It includes instructions for plain garments, and patterns for experienced sewers.

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  • Retrographic
    Retrographic (English, Hardback) Michael D. Carroll

    Through the careful selection of striking images and dedicated colourization research, Retrographic will take you on a visual tour of the distant past. And now, these visual time capsules are collected together for the first time and presented in living colour.

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  • The Fate of Rome
    The Fate of Rome (English, Hardback) Kyle Harper

    A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman Empire...

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  • A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History
    A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (English, Paperback) Manuel de Landa

    More than a simple expository history, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History sketches the outlines of a renewed materialist philosophy of history in the tradition of Fernand Braudel, Gilles Deleuze, and Felix Guattari, while also engaging the critical new understanding of material processes derived from the sciences of dynamics.

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  • Strategy
    Strategy (English, Paperback) Sir Lawrence Freedman

    One of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics synthesizes the vast history of strategy's evolution in this consistently engaging and surprising account of how it came to pervade every aspect of life.

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  • Destiny Disrupted
    Destiny Disrupted (English, Paperback) Tamim Ansary

    Offers knowledge and insight to those who want to understand the movements and events behind the modern-day hostilities wracking Western and Islamic societies. This title clarifies how the Muslim world, sees the history of the world, and what they therefore make of our own version of events.

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  • World History for Dummies, 2nd Edition
    World History for Dummies, 2nd Edition (English, Paperback) Peter Haugen

    Since the previous edition of World History For Dummies published in March of 2001, significant events have reshaped our world view, and the concept of "globalisation" is influencing everything from businesses to education to the environment.

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  • Nowherelands
    Nowherelands (English, Hardback) Bjorn Berge

    A refreshingly original history of the lost countries of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, examined and illustrated with the countries' postage stamps

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  • The Passions and the Interests
    The Passions and the Interests (English, Paperback) Albert O. Hirschman

    Reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests - so long condemned as the deadly sin of avarice - was assigned the role of containing the unruly and destructive passions of man.

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  • A 1950s Childhood
    A 1950s Childhood (English, Paperback) Paul Feeney

    These wonderful period pictures and descriptive captions will bring back this decade of childhood, and jog memories about all aspects of life as it was in post-war Britain.

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