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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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  • 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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  • Dirty Old London
    Dirty Old London (English, Paperback) Lee Jackson

    In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to...

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  • Rorke's Drift
    Rorke's Drift (English, Hardback) Neil Thornton

    A compelling, fresh account of the battle of Rorke's Drift, featuring an array of previously unpublished material including defender accounts and artwork. The author questions what is widely believed to be historical fact and instead offers up his own interpretation of one of the most established actions of the hospital fight.

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  • The History of Modern France
    The History of Modern France (Paperback) Jonathan Fenby

    Adefinitive analysis of France since the First Revolution and Napoleon's demise at Waterloo in 1815

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  • 1864
    1864 (English, Paperback) Tom Buk-Swienty

    The fast-paced history of the forgotten Second Schleswig War between Denmark and Germany that laid the groundwork for WW1

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  • One Hot Summer
    One Hot Summer (English, Hardback) Rosemary Ashton

    A unique, in-depth view of Victorian London during the record-breaking summer of 1858, when residents both famous and now-forgotten endured "The Great Stink" together

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  • This Vast Southern Empire
    This Vast Southern Empire (English, Hardback) Matthew Karp

    Most leaders of the U.S. expansion in the years before the Civil War were southern slaveholders. As Matthew Karp shows, they were nationalists, not separatists. When Lincoln's election broke their grip on foreign policy, these elites formed their own Confederacy not merely to preserve their property but to shape the future of the Atlantic world.

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  • The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn
    The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn (English, Hardback) Margaret Willes

    An intimate portrait of two pivotal Restoration figures during one of the most dramatic periods of English history

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  • Abraham Lincoln and Mexico
    Abraham Lincoln and Mexico (Paperback) Michael Hogan $20.80 $21.95
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  • Angel Meadow
    Angel Meadow (English, Paperback) Dean Kirby

    This is the first published history of Angel Meadow, a notorious Manchester slum. Angel Meadow has frequently appeared in the news in recent years, after archaeologists dug up the site in 2011.

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  • Mary Ann Cotton - Dark Angel
    Mary Ann Cotton - Dark Angel (English, Paperback) Martin Connolly

    Full background to the life of the alleged serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton

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  • The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction
    The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Ashley Jackson

    The British Empire influenced many aspects of the world we live in today. The international system remains heavily marked by British imperialism, and the borders, nations, and federations it created. This Very Short Introduction introduces and defines the British Empire, reviewing how it evolved into such a force, and the legacy it left behind.

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  • The Communist Manifesto
    The Communist Manifesto (English, Paperback) Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

    Definitive edition of the most influential political call to arms ever written, now in paperback.

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  • Dirty Old London
    Dirty Old London (English, Hardback) Lee Jackson

    In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, and graveyards teemed with rotting corpses. The author guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to those who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution, and the forces that opposed them.

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

    The astonishing memoir of a free man who was sold into slavery in Louisiana where he was kept for 12 years?a powerful, riveting condemnation of slavery, and a story soon to be introduced to a new audience through a major film...

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  • Heligoland
    Heligoland (English, Hardback) Jan Ruger

    The story of Heligoland, the North Sea island which for generations stood as a symbol of Anglo-German conflict. A fascinating microcosm of a long and often troubled relationship, covering two centuries and two world wars.

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  • Culloden
    Culloden (English, Hardback) Murray Pittock

    The story of Culloden, one of the most important battles in Scottish history - how it was fought, how it has been remembered, and what it has come to mean

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  • Hodges' Scout
    Hodges' Scout (English, Hardback) Len Travers

    His remarkable research brings human experiences alive, giving us a rare, full-color view of the French and Indian War-the first true world war.

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  • The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden
    The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden (English, Hardback) Kate Felus

    Published to coincide with the 2016 tercentenary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, arguably Britain's greatest ever landscape gardener, this book is uniquely positioned to put Brown's work into its social context.

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