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  • Raven Rock
    Raven Rock (English, Hardback) Garrett M Graff

    The eye-opening true story of the government’s secret plans to survive and rebuild after a catastrophic attack on US soil—a narrative that span from the dawn of the nuclear age to today. Every day in Washington, DC, the blue-and-gold 1st Helicopter Squadron, code-named “MUSSEL,” flies over the Potomac River. As obvious as the presidential motorcade, the squadron is assumed...

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  • Jambusters
    Jambusters (Paperback) Julie Summers

    The compelling true story of how the Women's Institute pulled Britain through the war with pots of jam and a spirit of make-do-and-mend.

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  • Syria
    Syria (Paperback) John McHugo

    An enlightening and authoritative history, explaining both the creation and unravelling of the current Syrian regime and the roots of the broader Middle East conflict. A rare and accessible guide to a complex nation. Fully updated edition with 5 maps.

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  • Boy on the Wooden Box
    Boy on the Wooden Box (English, Paperback) Leon Leyson

    A remarkable memoir of strength and bravery from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler's list.

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  • Jambusters
    Jambusters (Paperback) Julie Summers

    Published to coincide with the release of a major ITV drama series HOME FIRES, inspired by the book

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  • On Tyranny
    On Tyranny (English, Paperback) Timothy Snyder

    #1 New York Times BestsellerThe Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism.  Our one advantage is that we might learn from...

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  • Twelve Years a Slave
    Twelve Years a Slave (English, Paperback) Solomon Northup

    This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award nominated film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family - a wife and two kids. Then one day he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the deep south. These are the true accounts of his twelve hard...

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  • Lady Katherine Knollys
    Lady Katherine Knollys (English, Paperback) Sarah-Beth Watkins

    This fascinating book studies Katherine Knollys' life and times, including her intriguing relationship with Elizabeth I.

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  • The Blood Never Dried
    The Blood Never Dried (English, Paperback) John Newsinger

    The Blood Never Dried challenges the rising chorus of claims that the British Empire was a kinder, gentler force in the world of imperialism. John Newsinger sets out to uncover this neglected history of repression and resistance. To the boast that 'the sun never set on the British Empire' the Chartist Ernest Jones replied 'and the blood never dried.' This new, updated edition brings the story up...

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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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  • The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise
    The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise (English, Hardback) Dario Fernandez-Morera

    A finalist for World Magazine’s Book of the Year!“Essential reading.” —Antonio Carreño, Brown University  “A watershed in scholarship.” —Raphael Israeli, Hebrew University of Jerusalem“Desperately, desperately needed as a counter to the mythology that pervades academia on this subject.” —Paul F. Crawford, California University of Pennsylvania “An intelligent reinterpretation of a supposed paradise of convivencia.” —Julia Pavón Benito, University of Navarra “A splendid book . . . Must-reading.” —Noël Valis, Yale University“I am in awe of The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise.” —FrontPage Magazine“A bracing remedy to a good deal of the academic pabulum that passes for scholarship.” —Middle East Quarterly“An exhilarating and unput-downable read.” —StandpointScholars, journalists, and even politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval Spain—“al-Andalus”—as a multicultural paradise, a place where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in harmony.There is only one problem with this widely accepted account: it is a myth.In this groundbreaking book, Northwestern University scholar Darío Fernández-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden history by drawing on an abundance of primary sources that scholars have ignored, as well as archaeological evidence only recently unearthed.This supposed beacon of peaceful coexistence began, of course, with the Islamic Caliphate’s conquest of Spain. Far from a land of religious tolerance, Islamic Spain was marked by religious and therefore cultural repression in all areas of life and the marginalization of Christians and other groups—all this in the service of social control by autocratic rulers and a class of religious authorities.The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise provides a desperately needed reassessment of medieval Spain. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its “multiculturalism” and “diversity,” Fernández-Morera sets the historical record straight—showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless.

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  • Tudor Brandons
    Tudor Brandons (English, Paperback) Sarah-Beth Watkins

    The Life and Times of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon.

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  • This Boy
    This Boy (English, Paperback) Alan Johnson

    Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. This book tells the story of two incredible women: Alan's mother, Lily, who battled against poor health, poverty, domestic violence and loneliness to try to ensure a better life for her children; and his sister, Linda.

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  • The Cheese and the Worms
    The Cheese and the Worms (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Menocchio's 500-year-old challenge to authority remains evocative and vital today.

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  • Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991
    Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 (Paperback) Orlando Figes

    What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences? This book deals with these questions.

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  • How to be a Victorian
    How to be a Victorian (Paperback) Ruth Goodman

    We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish? Dress in whalebone and feed opium to the baby? This book helps you teach what you need to know about 19th century living.

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  • A Line in the Sand
    A Line in the Sand (English, Paperback) James Barr

    The untold story of how British-French rivalry drew the battle-lines of the modern Middle East

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  • Making Sense of the Troubles
    Making Sense of the Troubles (Paperback) David McKittrick, David McVea

    The best one-volume history of the Troubles, from the Irish Civil War through the IRA campaign of the 70s onwards to today's historic power-sharing government in Belfast

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  • Learning Latin the Ancient Way
    Learning Latin the Ancient Way (Multiple languages, Paperback) Eleanor Dickey

    This book makes ancient Latin-learning materials usable by modern students for the first time.

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  • Midcentury Christmas
    Midcentury Christmas (English, Hardback) Sarah Ellen Archer

    A celebration of Christmas in the 1950s and '60s.

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