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Illuminations
Illuminations Walter Benjamin
A now legendary collection of seminal essays by one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.
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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
A gripping narrative of daily intrigue and power politics at the court of Henry VIII.
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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 the Second World War 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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Napoleon
Napoleon Frank McLynn
'A brilliant biography which will surely become a classic life of Napoleon.' The Times
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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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Microcosm
Microcosm Norman Davies, Roger Moorhouse
'A fascinating story' Antony Beevor, Spectator
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Captives
Captives Linda Colley
'Captives is a major work: a complete reappraisal of a period, strikingly original in both theme and form, mixing narrative and fine descriptive prose with analysis in an entirely fresh and gripping way-It will undoubtedly confirm Colley's reputation not only as one of the most exciting historians of her generation, but also one of the most interesting writers of non-fiction around.' William Dalr
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Give The Anarchist A Cigarette
Give The Anarchist A Cigarette Mick Farren
A superb memoir by a key member of the 1960s and '70s counterculture in Britain
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April Blood
April Blood Lauro Martines
'Wonderfully readable-has the ingredients of a Mafia thriller' Daily Telegraph
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Reform!
Reform! Edward Pearce
'An attractively vivid and racy account of events that otherwise might have run the risk of possessing a distinctly musty flavour.' Anthony Howard, Sunday Times
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The Messiah Myth
The Messiah Myth Thomas L Thompson
A provocative study that argues that the biblical characters of Jesus and David should be viewed not as historical figures, but as embodiments of Babylonian, Egyptian, and Near Eastern mythology.
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Nine Suitcases Bela Zsolt
Banned in Hungary until 1980, Nine Suitcases is one of the first - and greatest - memoirs of the Holocaust ever written. When Bela Zsolt first published it as a newspaper serial, there was no 'Holocaust literature'.
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