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  • Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean
    Eastern Approaches (English, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Black Jacobins by C. L. R. James
    The Black Jacobins (English, 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 Oxford Illustrated History of the World by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
    The Oxford Illustrated History of the World (English, Hardback) Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    The Oxford Illustrated History of the World is the story of humanity itself, from earliest times to the present day, and the changes-good and bad-which have shaped our world.

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  • The Penguin History of the World by J. M. Roberts
    The Penguin History of the World (English, Paperback) J. M. Roberts, Odd Arne Westad

    Tells the story of human endeavour that laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain. This book reflects what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled situation in the West.

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  • Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives by Chase F. Robinson
    Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives (English, 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 1950s Childhood by Paul Feeney
    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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  • Mountain of the Dead by Keith McCloskey
    Mountain of the Dead (English, Paperback) Keith McCloskey

    In January 1959, ten experienced young skiers set out for Mount Otorten in the far north of Russia. While one of the skiers fell ill and returned., the remaining nine lost their way and ended up on another mountain slope known as Kholat Syakhl (or `Mountain of the Dead').

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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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  • 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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  • Energy and Civilization by Vaclav Smil
    Energy and Civilization (English, Paperback) Vaclav Smil

    A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel-driven civilization.

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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 Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
    The Cold War (English, 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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  • The Phantom Atlas by Edward Brooke-Hitching
    The Phantom Atlas (English, 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 (English, 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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  • Preventing Palestine by Seth Anziska
    Preventing Palestine (English, Hardback) Seth Anziska

    On the 40th anniversary of the Camp David Accords comes a new history that shows how Egyptian-Israeli peace ensured lasting Palestinian statelessness.

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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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