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1914: The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
1914: The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand Paul Ham
The assassination of Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, by a Bosnian-Serb terrorist in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914, precipitated the July crisis that brought war to Europe.
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1914: The Belgian Massacres
1914: The Belgian Massacres Paul Ham
In the early stages of World War 1 some 800,000 German troops defied Belgian neutrality and marched across the border.
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1971 - Never a Dull Moment
1971 - Never a Dull Moment David Hepworth
The story of the year that rock music exploded, featuring almost every star who defined the decade
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20th Century Battlefields
20th Century Battlefields Dan Snow, Peter Snow
This is the story of the most intense and bitterly fought battles of the twentieth century, and their lasting impact on the world.
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24 Hours at Agincourt
24 Hours at Agincourt Michael Jones
A definitive account of the iconic battle, uniquely structured over 24 hours of a single shocking day - a day that changed history
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24 Hours at the Somme
24 Hours at the Somme Robert Kershaw
A definitive account of the iconic battle, uniquely structured over 24 hours of a single shocking day - a day that changed history
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24 Hours at Waterloo
24 Hours at Waterloo Robert Kershaw
A vibrant and exhilarating hour-by-hour portrayal of this iconic battle, drawing on the eye witness accounts of those who fought it.
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70s Dinner Party
70s Dinner Party Anna Pallai
Spaghetti in aspic, anyone? Revel in astonishing dishes from yesteryear: Stuffed Cocktail Grapes, Savoury Sausage Salad, a spunky Shrimp-Salmon Mould and so much more, from the cult Twitter account
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A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials
A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials David Moser
David Moser tells the remarkable story of China's language unification agenda and its controversial relationship with modern politics, challenging our conceptions of what it means to speak and be Chinese.
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A Bold and Dangerous Family
A Bold and Dangerous Family Caroline Moorehead
Following two bestselling books on the French Resistance, including the Samuel Johnson-shortlisted Village of Secrets, Caroline Moorehead turns her attention to the anti-fascist movement in Italy.
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A Broken World
A Broken World
Edited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf, this is an original and illuminating non-fiction anthology of writing on the First World War.
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A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism
A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism Patrick Allitt
In A Climate of Crisis, he offers a provocative history of the U.S. environmental movement – from nuclear fears to antipollution protests to ozone and carbon politics – showing that great progress has been made in air and water quality, health, living standards, and life expectancy, despite exaggeration and fear-mongering from all sides that have sometimes obscured it.
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A Dancer in Wartime
A Dancer in Wartime Gillian Lynne
An irresistible memoir about a young girl's hard-won path to success as a dancer during the Second World War
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A History Of Ancient Egypt
A History Of Ancient Egypt John Romer
How, over a thousand years, did a culture of semi-itinerant farmers create the rich, vivid, world of ancient Egypt, culminating with the Great Pyramid? In this extraordinary book John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one of the greatest human stories.
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A History of the Middle East
A History of the Middle East Peter Mansfield
The definitive history of the Middle East, fully updated to include a full account of the Syrian Civil War.
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A History Of The World In Twelve Maps
A History Of The World In Twelve Maps Jerry Brotton
What you see depends on where - and when - you are looking from. As Jerry Brotton's enthralling book shows, maps have shaped our view of the world throughout history, and are themselves shaped by the ideas, prejudices, systems of power and creativity of their age. 
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