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  • The Blood Never Dried by John Newsinger
    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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  • The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr by R. Kent Newmyer
    The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr (English, Paperback) R. Kent Newmyer

    The Burr trial pitted Marshall, Jefferson and Burr in a dramatic three-way contest that left a permanent mark on the new nation.

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  • The Swedish Army of the Great Northern War, 1700-1721 by Lars Ericson Wolke
    The Swedish Army of the Great Northern War, 1700-1721 (English, Paperback) Lars Ericson Wolke

    This is the story of Sweden's Army during the wars 1700-1721 against a number of enemies, foremost Russia, until the collapse of the Swedish Empire.

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  • The Famine Plot by Tim Pat Coogan
    The Famine Plot (English, Paperback) Tim Pat Coogan

    A controversial history of the Great Famine from Ireland's greatest historian, who provocatively points the finger of blame at the British government. Combining the latest research and fresh insights, this is a fascinating and sobering look at a dark period of global history as well as the ramifications that still resonate today.

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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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  • The Female Malady by Elaine Showalter
    The Female Malady (English, Paperback) Elaine Showalter

    A vital counter-interpretation of madness in women, showing how it is often a consequence of, rather than a deviation from, the traditional female role.

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  • Yoga Body by Mark Singleton
    Yoga Body (English, Paperback) Mark Singleton

    Yoga is so prevalent in the modern world--practiced by pop stars, taught in schools, and offered in yoga centers, health clubs, and even shopping malls--that we take its presence, and its meaning, for granted. But how did the current yoga boom happen? And is it really rooted in ancient Indian practices, as many of its adherents claim?...

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  • The Preacher and the Prelate by Patricia Byrne
    The Preacher and the Prelate (English, Paperback) Patricia Byrne

    This is the extraordinary story of an audacious fight for souls on famine-ravaged Achill Island off Ireland's Atlantic coast during the nineteenth century. Religious ferment swept across Ireland in the early part of the 1900s, and Protestant clergyman Edward Nangle's Mission Colony was to lift the destitute people of Achill out of degradation and idolatry and into salvation. The fury of the island...

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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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  • A Day at Home in Early Modern England by Tara Hamling
    A Day at Home in Early Modern England (English, Hardback) Tara Hamling, Catherine Richardson

    This fascinating book offers the first sustained investigation of the complex relationship between the middling sort and their domestic space in the tumultuous, rapidly changing culture of early modern England. Presented in an innovative and engaging narrative form that follows the pattern of a typical day from early morning through the middle of the night, A Day at Home in Early Modern England...

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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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  • 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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  • Waterloo: Rout and Retreat by Andrew W. Field
    Waterloo: Rout and Retreat (English, Hardback) Andrew W. Field

    Fourth volume in Andrew Field s acclaimed four-volume account of the Waterloo campaign from the French perspective

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  • Lord Liverpool by William Anthony Hay
    Lord Liverpool (English, Hardback) William Anthony Hay

    Shaped by eighteenth-century assumptions, Liverpool nonetheless laid the foundations for the nineteenth-century Britain that emerged from the Reform era.

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  • The Black Jacobins by C. L. R. James
    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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  • Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
    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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  • Napoleon at Dresden by George Nafziger
    Napoleon at Dresden (English, Hardback) George Nafziger

    The second in a three volume series on Napoleon's campaigns in Europe during 1813.

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  • Colt Single-Action Revolvers by Martin Pegler
    Colt Single-Action Revolvers (English, Paperback) Martin Pegler, Mark Stacey

    Samuel Colt s revolvers have been iconic American handguns since 1836. Essential reading for anyone interested in small arms and their impact on the history of warfare."

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  • Reconstruction: A Concise History by Allen C. Guelzo
    Reconstruction: A Concise History (English, Hardback) Allen C. Guelzo

    Allen C. Guelzo's Reconstruction: A Concise History is a gracefully-written interpretation of Reconstruction as a spirited struggle to re-integrate the defeated Southern Confederacy into the American Union after the Civil War, to bring African Americans into the political mainstream of American life, and to recreate the Southern economy after a Northern, free-labor model.

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  • Camden 1780 by David Smith
    Camden 1780 (English, Paperback) David Smith, Graham Turner

    Reveals how Cornwallis was able to use his aggressive strategy to great effect and how the overconfidence of the re-formed American forces under Horatio Gates was to result in a shocking defeat on the night of 15 August 1780 - a defeat that would allow Cornwallis to push deep into North Carolina the following year, and more.

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