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365 Great Stories from History for Every Day of the Year (Compact Edition) W.B. Marsh, Bruce Carrick

A fascinating compendium of historical tales, organized by the days of the year. Read about the day Jesse Owens humiliated the Nazis at the Olympic Games, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart vanished in …

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365 – Modern History From World War Two to the World Wide Web: Great Stories from Modern History for Every Day of the Year Gerard Cheshire, John Farndon

The world since the end of the Second World War often seems to represent the lighter half of the 20th century. Rapid recovery from the ravages of war; the rise of popular culture; the phenomenal growt …

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366 More Great Stories from History for Every Day of the Year W.B. Marsh, Bruce Carrick

This is the unputdownable sequel to 365 – highly addictive, with bite-size chunks of history. Jan 16, 1920: Prohibition is born. Feb 14, 270: St Valentine’s martyrdom gives birth to a romantic traditi …

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A Time to Dance, a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 John Waller

This is the true story of a wild dancing epidemic that brought death and fear to a 16th-century city, and the terrifying supernatural beliefs from which it arose.In July 1518 a terrifying and mysterio …

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After Blair David Cameron and the Conservative Tradition Kieron O'Hara

In David Cameron’s review of the first edition of this book, he praised its ‘road map for a sustained Conservative recovery’ and is now following its prescription, leading to a successful Tory revival …

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Arena of Ambition The History of the Cambridge Union Stephen Parkinson

Older than fourteen colleges and the Boat Race, the Cambridge Union has been an important part of university life at Cambridge since its foundation in 1815. Ex-Presidents have included John Maynard Ke …

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Atlas of History’s Greatest Military Victories The 50 Most Significant Moments Explored in Words and Maps Jeremy Harwood

From Marathon in 490 BC or Hastings in 1066 to Trafalgar and Austerlitz in 1805; from Midway, Stalingrad or Leyte Gulf during the Second World War to the fall of Baghdad in 2003, this meticulously ill …

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Best of Enemies Britain and Germany - Truth and Lies in Two World Wars Richard Milton

Richard Milton exposes the secrets of a relationship steeped in mutual admiration, blood and propaganda.In August 1914, Britain’s first act of war was not to mobilise its army or the Grand Fleet. It w …

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Cinemas of the Mind A Critical History of Film Theory Nicolas Tredell

Reconstructs and intervenes in the fascinating debates that have pitted the history of thinking about film. Both an engaging history and an invaluable sourcebook, this book examines a vast pool of tho …

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Fordlandia Greg Grandin

In 1927, Henry Ford, the founder of the famous motor company and the richest man in the world, bought a 5,000 square mile-tract of land in the Brazilian Amazon. There he was going to build a rubber pl …

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From Democrats to Kings The Downfall of Athens to the Epic Rise of Alexander the Great Michael Scott

Athens, 404 BC. The Democratic city-state has been ravaged by a long and bloody war with neighbouring Sparta. The search for scapegoats begins and Athens, liberty’s beacon in the ancient world, turns …

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God Save the Queen? Jonathan Hari

Explosive and timely critique of a monarchy in meltdown. Johann Hari argues that the tragicomic soap opera that is the monarchy devalues the Windsors themselves and 21st century Britain as a whole, He …

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Hess, Hilter and Churchill The Real Turning Point of the Second World War - A Secret History Peter Padfield

When Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess set off for Britain on a peace mission in May 1941, he launched one of the great mysteries of the Second World War. Had he really acted alone, without Hitler’s knowled …

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Imagine That – Film The History of Film Rewritten Michael Sells

The most intriguing stories from the history of cinema are the tales of what might have been, those seemingly insignificant incidents that would have had the largest unforeseen effects. Imagine That… …

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Imagine That – Football The History of Football Rewritten Michael Sells

International football’s most intriguing stories are the tales of what might have been, those seemingly insignificant incidents that would have had the largest unforeseen effects. Imagine That… Messi …

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Imagine That – Music The History of Music Rewritten Michael Sells

Popular music’s most intriguing stories are the tales of what might have been, those seemingly insignificant incidents that would have had the largest unforeseen effects. Imagine That… Elvis is drafte …

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Introducing Lenin and the Russian Revolution Richard Appignanesi, Oscar Zarate

Lenin is the key to understanding the Russian Revolution. His dream as the creation of the world’s first Socialist state. It was a short-lived dream that became a nightmare when Stalin rose to absolut …

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Iran Everything You Need to Know John Farndon

Iran’s President Ahmadinejad shocked the Western world when he described the murder of 6 million Jews by the Nazis as a myth and called for Israel to be ‘wiped off the map’. No wonder, then, that some …

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July 1914 Countdown to War Sean McMeekin

The outbreak of the First World War was ‘a drama never surpassed’. One hundred years later, the characters still seem larger than life: Archduke Franz Ferdinand, brooding heir to the Habsburg throne; …

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Kings and Queens of England The Instant Guide Instant Guides

Instant Guides are packed with essential information and useful facts covering a wide variety of subjects from survival skills to stargazing. Portable, easy to use and durable they contain all the bas …

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