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  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin (English, Paperback) Walter Isaacson

    Rescuing Franklin from the cliche of the genial codger, the bestselling author of KISSINGER celebrates the most advanced and earthy of the founding fathers in a riveting biography that brings Benjamin Franklin to life.

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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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  • 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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  • Battle Cry of Freedom
    Battle Cry of Freedom (English, Paperback) James M. McPherson

    Recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War including the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.

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  • Nowherelands
    Nowherelands (English, Hardback) Bjorn Berge

    A refreshingly original history of the lost countries of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, examined and illustrated with the countries' postage stamps

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  • Bradshaw's Handbook
    Bradshaw's Handbook (Hardback)

    Offers a snapshot of Britain in the 1860s. This is a facsimile of the actual book, often referred to as "Bradshaw's Guide", that inspired the "Great British Railway Journeys" television series, and is possibly the only surviving example of the 1863 edition.

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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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  • The Expanding Blaze
    The Expanding Blaze (English, Hardback) Jonathan Israel

    A major intellectual history of the American Revolution and its influence on later revolutions in Europe and the Americas...

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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 House By The Thames
    The House By The Thames (English, Paperback) Gillian Tindall

    Just across the River Thames from St Paul's Cathedral stands an old and elegant house. they have seen the countrified lanes of London's marshy south bank give way to a network of wharves, workshops and tenements - and then seen these, too, become dust and empty air.

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  • A People's Tragedy
    A People's Tragedy (Paperback) Orlando Figes

    Vast in scope, based on exhaustive original research, and written with passion, narrative skill and human sympathy, A People's Tragedy is the definitive account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation. It has won the Wolfson History Prize, the WH Smith Literary Award, and the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award.

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  • The Black Jacobins
    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 Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England
    The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England (English, Paperback) Ian Mortimer

    And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague?In The Time Traveller's Guide Ian Mortimer's radical new approach turns our entire understanding of history upside down. History is not just something to be studied; The result is perhaps the most astonishing history book you are ever likely to read;

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  • The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty
    The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty (English, Paperback) Ilan Pappe

    Ilan Pappe, renowned Israeli historian and social activist, presents a spellbinding account of the Husayni family and the role they played throughout the modern history of Palestine. Viewed through the prism of one family, the book sheds new light on crucial events and provides an unforgettable picture of the Palestinian tragedy in its entirety.

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  • Keir Hardie
    Keir Hardie (English, Paperback) Bob Holman

    A captivating biography of the first parliamentary leader of the Labour Party, Keir Hardie (1856-1915)

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  • The Lunar Men
    The Lunar Men (Paperback) Jenny Uglow

    Led by Erasmus Darwin, the Lunar Society of Birmingham was formed from a group of amateur experimenters, tradesmen and artisans who met and made friends in the Midlands in the 1760s.

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  • A History of Algeria
    A History of Algeria (English, Paperback) James McDougall

    An essential introduction to the history of Algeria, spanning a period of five hundred years.

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  • Team of Rivals
    Team of Rivals (Paperback) Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Offers a study of one of the most legendary American Presidents in history. This title offers Barack Obama the model for his presidency, showing how Abraham Lincoln saved America by appointing his fiercest rival to key cabinet positions.

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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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  • Mob Town
    Mob Town (English, Hardback) John Bennett

    A captivating history of a notorious neighborhood and the first book to reveal why London's East End became synonymous with lawlessness and crime

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