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  • A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo
    A Bag of Marbles (English, Paperback) Joseph Joffo

    When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father gave him and his brother 50 francs and instructions to flee Nazi-occupied Paris and, somehow, get to the south where France was free. This book is a story of these children caught in the whirlwind of World War II.

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  • Gaza by Norman Finkelstein
    Gaza (English, Hardback) Norman Finkelstein

    The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen years of age. Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating "operations" against Gaza's largely defenseless population. Thousands have perished, and tens of thousands have been left homeless. In the meantime, Israel has subjected...

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  • Guns, Germs And Steel by Jared Diamond
    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 Phantom Atlas by Edward Brooke-Hitching
    The Phantom Atlas (Hardback) Edward Brooke-Hitching

    The astonishing story of the maps and atlases throughout history that got it completely wrong

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  • Warsaw 1920 by Adam Zamoyski
    Warsaw 1920 (Paperback) Adam Zamoyski

    The dramatic and little-known story of how, in the summer of 1920, Lenin came within a hair's breadth of shattering the painstakingly constructed Versailles peace settlement and spreading Bolshevism to western Europe.

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  • Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean
    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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  • Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress by David Olusoga
    Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress (Hardback) David Olusoga

    Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama...

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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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  • The Fall of Carthage by Adrian Goldsworthy
    The Fall of Carthage (English, Paperback) Adrian Goldsworthy

    The greatest conflict of antiquity, the struggle for supremacy between Rome and Carthage.

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  • Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen
    Bad Girls Throughout History (English, Hardback) Ann Shen

    "Bad Girls Throughout History features some of the fiercest women of all time - the famous, the infamous, and the ones you haven't even heard of yet. Explore the notable works, impressive feats, and striking portraits of these wild women from around the globe who challenged the status quo"--

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  • The Pikeman's Lament by Daniel Mersey
    The Pikeman's Lament (English, Paperback) Daniel Mersey, Michael Leck

    A set of wargaming rules for Pike and Shot, a popular period for wargaming, written by a leading game designer and a period expert.

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  • African Dominion by Michael Gomez
    African Dominion (English, Hardback) Michael Gomez

    A groundbreaking history that puts early and medieval West Africa in a global context...

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  • 1177 B.C. by Eric H. Cline
    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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  • Enclosure by Gary Fields
    Enclosure (English, Paperback) Gary Fields

    Today Israel's Separation Wall swallows land, separating Palestinian farmers from their fields, and Israeli settlements grow in the Occupied Territories. Revealing the Israel-Palestine landscape primarily as one of enclosure, this title sheds light on Israel's actions.

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  • Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction by Antulio J. Echevarria
    Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Antulio J. Echevarria

    This Very Short Introduction adapts Clausewitz's framework to highlight the dynamic relationship between the main elements of strategy: purpose, method, and means. Drawing on historical examples, Echevarria discusses the major types of military strategy and how emerging technologies are affecting them.

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  • The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer
    The History of the Ancient World (English, Hardback) Susan Wise Bauer

    A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own.

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  • The House of Government by Yuri Slezkine
    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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  • Shooting Stars by Stefan Zweig
    Shooting Stars (English, Paperback) Stefan Zweig

    Ten turning points in history, vividly sketched by the great Stefan Zweig...

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  • Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary
    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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  • The Story of the Jews by Simon Schama
    The Story of the Jews (English, Paperback) Simon Schama

    It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.

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