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  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
    Sapiens (English, Paperback) Yuval Noah Harari

    **Over 1 million copies sold** **The Sunday Times #1 bestseller** FIRE gave us power FARMING made us hungry for more MONEY gave us purpose SCIENCE made us deadly This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history - from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Swords of the Viking Age by Ian Peirce
    Swords of the Viking Age (English, Paperback) Ian Peirce, Ewart Oakeshott

    Representative examples of swords from 8th-11th century, fully described and illustrated, with general overview.

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

    They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. Examining navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans; the transportation of plants, animals, and textiles between the continents; and the diaries, journals, and oral accounts of the explorers themselves,...

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  • The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
    The Cold War (Paperback) John Lewis Gaddis

    In 1945 war came to an end. But a whole new terror was only just beginning... In this book, the truth behind every spy thriller you've read: why America and the Soviet Union became locked in a deadly stalemate. It tells the story of crisis talks and subterfuge, tyrants and power struggles - and of ordinary people changing the course of history.

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  • A Short History of the Ancient World by Nicholas K. Rauh
    A Short History of the Ancient World (English, Paperback) Nicholas K. Rauh, Heidi E. Kraus

    A Short History of the Ancient World examines the emergence of urban civilizations on the continents of Africa, Europe, and Asia.

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  • Tigers in the Mud by Otto Carius
    Tigers in the Mud (English, Paperback) Otto Carius

    WWII began with a metallic roar as the German Blitzkrieg raced across Europe, spearheaded by the most dreaded weapon of the 20th century: the Panzer.

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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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  • Lord Liverpool by William Anthony Hay
    Lord Liverpool (English, Hardback) William Anthony Hay

    Shaped by eighteenth-century assumptions, Liverpool nonetheless laid the foundations for the nineteenth-century Britain that emerged from the Reform era.

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  • The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering by Norman Finkelstein
    The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering (English, Paperback) Norman Finkelstein

    Controversial indictment of those who exploit the tragedy of the Holocaust for their own gain.

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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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  • 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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  • Access to History: The Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries by Alan Farmer
    Access to History: The Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries (English, Paperback) Alan Farmer

    Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students.

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  • Dynamic of Destruction by Alan Kramer
    Dynamic of Destruction (English, Paperback) Alan Kramer

    Award-winning historian Alan Kramer offers a vivid new account of the wave of cultural destruction and mass killing that swept across Europe in the second and third decades of the twentieth century.

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  • Poppies
    Poppies (English, Hardback)

    The major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London marked one hundred years since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War. Featuring forewords by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper and stunning photography of the installation, this is the only official publication to mark this landmark event.

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  • The Black Jacobins by C. L. R. James
    The Black Jacobins (Paperback) C. L. R. James

    In 1789 the West Indian colony of San Domingo supplied two-thirds of the overseas trade of France. The entire structure of what was arguably the most profitable colony in the world rested on the labour of half a million slaves.

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  • The Uses and Abuses of History by Professor Margaret MacMillan
    The Uses and Abuses of History (Paperback) Professor Margaret MacMillan

    The past is capricious enough to support every stance - no matter how questionable. In 2002, the Bush administration decided that dealing with Saddam Hussein was like appeasing Hitler or Mussolini, and promptly invaded Iraq. Were they wrong to look to history for guidance? No; their mistake was to exaggerate one of its lessons while suppressing others of equal importance. History is often hijacked...

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