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  • Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts
    Napoleon the Great (English, Paperback) Andrew Roberts

    Presents the biography of Napoleon who lived one of the extraordinary of all human lives. This book shows how after seizing power in a coup d'etat he ended the corruption and incompetence into which the Revolution had descended.

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  • Portrait of a Woman in Silk by Zara Anishanslin
    Portrait of a Woman in Silk (English, Paperback) Zara Anishanslin

    Through the story of a portrait of a woman in a silk dress, historian Zara Anishanslin embarks on a fascinating journey, exploring and refining debates about the cultural history of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world. While most scholarship on commodities focuses either on labor and production or on consumption and use, Anishanslin unifies both, examining the worlds of four identifiable...

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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 Age of Decadence by Simon Heffer
    The Age of Decadence (English, Paperback) Simon Heffer

    `A riveting account of the pre-First World War years . . . The Age of Decadence is an enormously impressive and enjoyable read.' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times...

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  • Napoleon's Military Machine by Chris McNab
    Napoleon's Military Machine (English, Hardback) Chris McNab

    Looking closely at how this military machine was constructed and mobilised this book will examine all aspects of the Grande Armee.

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  • The Age of Decadence by Simon Heffer
    The Age of Decadence (English, Hardback) Simon Heffer

    `A riveting account of the pre-First World War years . . . The Age of Decadence is an enormously impressive and enjoyable read.' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times...

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  • British Ironclads 1860-75 by Angus Konstam
    British Ironclads 1860-75 (English, Paperback) Angus Konstam, Paul Wright

    The story of the greatest technological revolution in naval history--the birth of the steam-powered, iron-hulled warship, and the Royal Navy's battle to remain the most powerful in the world.

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  • White Fury by Christer Petley
    White Fury (English, Hardback) Christer Petley

    The story of the struggle over slavery in the British empire - as told through the rich, expressive, and frequently shocking letters of one of the wealthiest British slaveholders ever to have lived.

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  • Liberty's Dawn by Emma Griffin
    Liberty's Dawn (English, Paperback) Emma Griffin

    Looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class. This book shows how it raised incomes, improved literacy and offered exciting opportunities for political action.

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  • For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose
    For All the Tea in China (English, Paperback) Sarah Rose

    Robert Fortune was a Scottish gardener, botanist, plant hunter - and industrial spy. In 1848, the East India Company engaged him to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China - territory forbidden to foreigners - to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea.

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  • The Maps of Fredericksburg by Bradley Gottfried
    The Maps of Fredericksburg (English, Hardback) Bradley Gottfried

    Break down the entire campaign into twenty-two map sets or "action sections," enriched with 122 detailed full-page color maps.

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  • The Modernization of the Western World by John McGrath
    The Modernization of the Western World (English, Paperback) John McGrath, Kathleen Callanan Martin

    "Presents an overview of the history of Western civilization from ancient history to the current era of globalization"--

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  • Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
    Reflections on the Revolution in France (English, Paperback) Edmund Burke

    This new and up-to-date edition of a book that has been central to political philosophy, history, and revolutionary thought for two hundred years offers readers a dire warning of the consequences that follow the mismanagement of change. Written for a generation presented with challenges of terrible proportions--the Industrial, American, and French Revolutions, to name the most obvious--Burke's...

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  • Culloden by John Prebble
    Culloden (English, Paperback) John Prebble

    The detail for the story told in Culloden has come from regimental Order Books and manuals, from contemporary newspapers and magazines, from the letters and memoirs of soldiers and officers, eye-witness accounts of atrocity and persecution, and the personal stories of the victims themselves.

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  • Argentina by Jill Hedges
    Argentina (English, Paperback) Jill Hedges

    In this book, Jill Hedges analyses the modern history of Argentina from the adoption of the 1853 constitution until the present day, exploring political, economic and social aspects of Argentina's recent past in a study which will be invaluable for anyone interested in South American history and politics.

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  • The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
    The English Constitution (English, Paperback) Walter Bagehot

    Walter Bagehot's The English Constitution (1867) is the best account of the history and workings of the British political system ever written. As arguments raged in mid-Victorian Britain about giving the working man the vote, and democracies overseas were pitched into despotism and civil war, Bagehot took a long, cool look at the "dignified" and "efficient" elements which made the English system...

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  • The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History by Helmut Walser Smith
    The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History (English, Paperback) Helmut Walser Smith

    A comprehensive, multi-author survey of German history, featuring cutting-edge syntheses of major topics by an international team of thirty five leading scholars.

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  • The Favourite by Ophelia Field
    The Favourite (English, Paperback) Ophelia Field

    The scandalous true story of the duchess who became her beloved queen's blackmailer, published in a new and updated edition to coincide with the Golden Globe-winning film starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

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  • Dominion by Peter Ackroyd
    Dominion (English, Paperback) Peter Ackroyd

    The fifth instalment in Peter Ackroyd's acclaimed and bestselling six-volume History of England.

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  • Angel Meadow by Dean Kirby
    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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