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    Between the World and Me (Paperback) Ta-Nehisi Coates

    In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment (the abolition of slavery), the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one. It is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country's foundational wealth, violently segregated to unite a nation after a civil war and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up and...

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    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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    Killers of the Flower Moon (Hardback) David Grann

    A masterpiece of narrative non-fiction, set around an American crime and the birth of the FBI, a thrilling investigative account of a forgotten moment in history.

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    A Christmas Cornucopia (Hardback) Mark Forsyth

    The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customs For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas. We don't know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means 'Go away, Christ'. Nor do we know that Christmas was first celebrated in 243 AD on 28 March - and only moved to...

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    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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    The First Americans Were Africans (English, Paperback) David Imhotep Ph.D. $20.90 $39.99
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    Teeth (English, Hardback) Maryleah Otto

    "[Teeth is]… more than an exploration of a two-tiered system—it is a call for sweeping, radical change."—New York Times Book Review“Show me your teeth,” the great naturalist Georges Cuvier is credited with saying, “and I will tell you who you are.” In this shattering new work, veteran health journalist Mary Otto looks inside America’s mouth, revealing...

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    War in European History (English, Paperback) Michael Howard

    An updated new edition of Michael Howard's classic history of war in European history, from medieval times to the 21st century, showing how the changing face of war has shaped the wider course of the continent's history over the last millennium.

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    How to be a Good Husband (English, Hardback)

    The art of being a good husband is not an easy one. This little guide was written in the 1930s for the middle classes - one of the first modern self-help books. Illustrated with contemporary line-drawings, it contains delightfully arcane and timelessly true advice: Don't think that your wife has placed waste-paper baskets in the rooms as ornaments.

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    The National Trust Book of Scones (English, Hardback) Sarah Clelland

    Sarah Cleland brings you 50 scone recipes from the National Trust.

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    Midcentury Christmas (English, Hardback) Sarah Ellen Archer

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

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    Venice (Paperback) Jan Morris

    An impassioned work on the magnificent but often maddening city called Venice. This book analyses the particular temperament of Venetians, as well as its waterways, its architecture, its bridges, its tourists, its curiosities, its smells, sounds, lights and colours.

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    The Cheese and the Worms (Multiple languages, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

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

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    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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    A Brief History of Misogyny (Paperback) Jack Holland

    The first book to chronicle humanity's oldest prejudice: that against its feminine half

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    All Falling Faiths (English, Hardback) J Harvie Wilkinson

    In this warm and intimate memoir Judge Wilkinson delivers a chilling message. The 1960s inflicted enormous damage on our country; even at this very hour we see the decade’s imprint in so much of what we say and do. The chapters reveal the harm done to the true meaning of education, to our capacity for lasting personal commitments, to our respect for the rule of law, to our sense of rootedness and...

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    Charmed Life (Hardback) Damian Collins

    The story of a fascinating man who connected the great politicians, artists and thinkers at the height of British global power and influence.

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    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...

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    The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself (English, Paperback) Olaudah Equiano

    This is a memoir written by Olaudah Equiano, an influential African advocate of abolishing the slave trade in Britain during the late 18th century.

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    Renegade Women (English, Paperback) Eric R. Dursteler

    Scholars of the period will find this to be a richly informative and thoroughly engrossing read.

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