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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Book of Seconds by Mark Mason
    The Book of Seconds (Hardback) Mark Mason

    Fascinating stories and facts about lesser-known men and women who came second.

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  • Eyewitness Auschwitz by Filip Muller
    Eyewitness Auschwitz (English, Paperback) Filip Muller

    Filip Muller's firsthand account of three years in the gas chambers. One of the few prisoners who saw the Jewish people die and lived to tell about it, Muller has written one of the key documents of the Holocaust.

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  • In Our Time by Melvyn Bragg
    In Our Time (Hardback) Melvyn Bragg, Simon Tillotson

    A fascinating insight to a selection of the show's best episodes, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular Radio 4 programme.

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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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  • 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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  • A History of the World in 21 Women by Jenni Murray
    A History of the World in 21 Women (English, Hardback) Jenni Murray

    The inimitable Jenni Murray celebrates great women from around the world - rescuing some from obscurity and shining a new light on familiar names

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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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  • The Great War: 1914-1918 by Peter Hart
    The Great War: 1914-1918 (English, Paperback) Peter Hart

    The Great War was the first truly global conflict, and it changed the course of world history. In this magnum opus, the author examines the conflict in every arena around the world, in a history that combines scholarship with vivid and unfamiliar eyewitness accounts, from kings and generals, and ordinary soldiers.

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  • The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
    The Silk Roads (Hardback) Peter Frankopan

    The No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller - a major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re-emerging east...

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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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  • Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives by Chase F. Robinson
    Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives (Paperback) Chase F. Robinson

    An accessible introduction to pre-modern Islam, showcasing the individuals - caliphs, law-makers, theologians, poets, mystics and scholars - who shaped the course of early Islamic history.

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  • A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor
    A History of the World in 100 Objects (English, Paperback) Neil MacGregor

    Deals with human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them. This title shows the surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and also features objects which characterise the world we live in today.

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  • History of the World Map by Map by DK
    History of the World Map by Map (Hardback) DK

    See history as it happened - from the evolution of early humans to the space race - with 130 detailed maps that bring pivotal episodes of world history to life....

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