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Illuminations
Illuminations Walter Benjamin
A legendary collection of essays by one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century
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South
South Ernest Shackleton
One of the great books of exploration - the fascinating and lavishly account of Shackleton's last expedition of the Antarctic.
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The Conquest Of Mexico
The Conquest Of Mexico Hugh Thomas
'His story of the conquest, how it happened and why it happened, carries total conviction. He makes what seems like a miracle comprehensible.' J. H. Plumb, Financial Times
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All The King's Women
All The King's Women Derek Wilson
Full of incident and anecdote, this popular narrative history focuses on the crucial involvement in politics and pleasure of a group of women in the back-biting, gossip-ridden world of the Stuart Court.
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Bismarck
Bismarck David J Bercuson, Holger H Herwig
A dramatic retelling of one of the key incidents in the Second World War.
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The Lion and the Unicor
The Lion and the Unicor Richard Aldous
The dramatic confrontation between the two 'mighty opposites' of the Victorian age, brilliantly recreated by a talented young historian.
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In The Lion's Court
In The Lion's Court Derek Wilson
Power, Ambition and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII Derek Wilson
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The Italian Boy
The Italian Boy Sarah Wise
A fascinating historical investigation that brilliantly illuminates a macabre episode in 1830s London and brings the capital's underclass roaring back to life.
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Behind The Lines
Behind The Lines Russell Miller
This is the story of Special Operations in World War Two as it has never been told before - directly by those who took part.
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A Rumor Of War
A Rumor Of War Philip Caputo
The original Vietnam memoir and a great classic of war literature with a new introduction from Kevin Powers – 40th Anniversary Edition
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Magnum
Magnum Russell Miller
'The best account of the reality of photo-journalism I have ever read. . An ultra-enjoyable book. . . sheer delight. ' John Simpson, Daily Telegraph.
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Lytton Strachey
Lytton Strachey Michael Holroyd
A work of genius, acknowledged as a landmark in contemporary biography now completely revised and rewritten to tell the FULL story of Strachey, Dora Carrington and Bloomsbury which previous could not be told.
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Gwen Raverat
Gwen Raverat Frances Spalding
A fascinating portrait of Darwin's granddaughter, a key figure in the artistic and intellectual worlds of Cambridge and Bloomsbury.
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A Bright Shining Lie
A Bright Shining Lie Neil Sheehan
'Superb. If you ever read just one history of the Vietnam war, read and admire and celebrate this one. ' John le Carre
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Riding The Retreat
Riding The Retreat Richard Holmes
A classic book from one of the most celebrated military historians.
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African Exodus
African Exodus
The essential statement , by the world's leading authority on the subject, of the thesis that modern humans originated in Africa and spread around the world; and a definitive defence of our common humanity, spiking racist accounts of our origins.
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Downing Street Diary
Downing Street Diary Bernard Donoughue
One of the most extraordinary political diaries of modern times. An intimate and often explosive account of life at the heart of Harold Wilson's government.
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Napoleon
Napoleon Frank McLynn
'A brilliant biography which will surely become a classic life of Napoleon. ' The Times.
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One Day In A Very Long War
One Day In A Very Long War John Ellis
`Brilliant. . . an excellent book. . . A very fine slice of martial life from a military historian at the top of his form. ' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
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Minotaur
Minotaur Alexander MacGillivray
The definitive biography of the legendary archaeologist and discoverer of Knossos.
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Florence
Florence Michael Levey
'FLORENCE: A PORTRAIT offers a wonderfully heterodox perspective on the city we thought we all knew. . . I can't remember having read a more imaginative, intelligent or compelling account of Florence's meaning and making, or one which so irresistibly urged me to look at the city and look again. ' Jonathan Keates, SPECTATOR
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American Century
American Century Harold Evans
America's story as it has never been told before - and an inspiring perspective on the most momentous century in modern history.
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1066
1066 Frank McLynn
One of our best popular historian tells the remarkable story of the events that took place in 1066, probably the most famous date in English history.
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