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After the Romanovs: Russian exiles in Paris between the wars

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters comes the story of the Russian aristocrats, artists, and intellectuals who sought freedom and refuge in the City of Light. Paris ..

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All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days:  True Story of the Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler

Born and raised in America, Mildred Harnack was twenty-six when she enrolled in a PhD programme in Berlin and witnessed the meteoric rise of the Nazi party. In 1932, she began holding secret meetings ..

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As Long As I Hope to Live

Through the discovery of a precious friendship album which belonged to 12-year-old Alie, a Jewish schoolgirl in Amsterdam, Claudia Carli has traced and preserved the lives of an entire class of girls,..

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Auschwitz Protocols, The: Ceslav Mordowicz and the Race to Save Hungary's Jews

As Adolf Eichmann sent hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz gas chambers, the Jews of Budapest needed the eyewitness testimony of Auschwitz escapees Ceslav Mordowicz and Arnost Rosinto..

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Beyond: The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey into Space

'Suddenly, every previous biography has been superseded ... A spellbinding and completely authoritative account' COLIN BURGESS 'Brings to life the space race and the extraordinary story of Yuri G..

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Blood and Ruins: The Great Imperial War, 1931-1945

A bold new approach to the Second World War from one of its foremost historians Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins a..

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Budapest: Between East and West

Wallis Simpson, Theodore Roosevelt, Benito Mussolini, Evelyn Waugh, the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti, and the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, were all agreed: the best thing about Budapest is its p..

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Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future

The startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015 - A new translation by Anna Gunin and Arch Tait based on the revised text - On..

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Chernobyl: A Stalkers' Guide

Since the first atomic bomb was dropped, humankind has been haunted by the idea of nuclear apocalypse. That nightmare almost became reality in 1986, when an accident at the USSR's Chernobyl Nuclear Po..

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Conquistadores

A riveting new history of Spanish imperialism, and the men who laid its foundations The 'conquistadores', the early explorers and settlers of Spanish America, have become the stuff of legends and..

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Demon-Haunted Land, A

In the aftermath of World War II, a succession of mass supernatural events swept through a war-torn Germany. As millions were afflicted by a host of seemingly incurable maladies (including blindness a..

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Dressmakers of Auschwitz

The powerful chronicle of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes at an extraordinary fashion workshop created within one of the most notorious WWI..

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Driving Back the Nazis: The Allied Liberation of Western Europe, Autumn 1944

A gripping account of the Allied liberation of Western Europe, masterfully told by Emmy-award winning writer and historian Martin King. Through the autumn of 1944, Allied troops made their way..

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Escape From the Ghetto:  Breathtaking Story of the Jewish Boy Who Ran Away from the Nazis

'Trust me, this is a great true story' - Ken Follett 'It deserves to be ranked among the great survival stories of the Second World War' - The Jewish Chronicle The ca..

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Florentines: From Dante to Galileo

Between the birth of Dante in 1265 and the death of Galileo in 1642 something happened which completely revolutionized Western civilization. Painting, sculpture and architecture would all visibly chan..

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France:  Adventure History

This is a profoundly original and entertaining history of France, from the first century bc to the present day, based on countless new discoveries and thirty years of exploring France on foot, by bicy..

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French Mind: 400 Years of Romance, Revolution and Renewal

We are endlessly fascinated by the French. We are fascinated by their way of life, their creativity, sophistication and self-assurance, and even their insistence that they are exceptional. But how did..

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Gallery of Miracles and Madness: Insanity, Art and Hitler's first Mass-Murder Programme, The

'A riveting tale, brilliantly told' Philippe Sands The little-known story of Hitler's war on modern art and the mentally ill. In the first years of the Weimar Republic, the German psychiatrist Ha..

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Good Germans: Resisting the Nazis, 1933-1945

After 1933, as the brutal terror regime took hold, most of the two-thirds of Germans who had never voted for the Nazis - some 20 million people - tried to keep their heads down and protect their famil..

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Habsburgs, The

The definitive history of the dynasty that dominated Europe for centuries In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world it built - and then lost - over nearly a mi..

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Hitler's Hangmen: The Secret German Plot to Kill Churchill

Before and after the outbreak of the Second World War there were sizeable Fascist groups active in Britain, working to overthrow the British government. Most of the Fascist leaders were interned in 19..

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Hitler's Third Reich in 100 Objects: A Material History of Nazi Germany

Hitler's Third Reich is still the focus of numerous articles, books and films: no regime of the twentieth century has prompted such interest or such a body of literature. Collated and presented by ..

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Infiltrators:  Lovers Who Led Germany's Resistance Against the Nazis

A Daily Telegraph History Book of the Year 'An astonishing story... brilliantly told' - Antony Beevor 'Gripping... Will appeal to anyone who relishes Ben Macintyre's tales of wartime espiona..

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Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History, The

Sicily has always acted as a gateway between Europe and the rest of the world. Fought over by the Phoenicians and Greeks, the Romans, Goths and Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Germans, Spanish and the ..

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Last Duel:  True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France

The gripping, atmospheric true story of the duel to end all duels- a trial by combat pitting a knight against a squire accused of violating the knight's beautiful young wife. Soon to be a major m..

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Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War, The

From bestselling author David Nasaw, a sweeping new history of the one million refugees left behind in Germany after WWII In May 1945, after German forces surrendered to the Allied powers, millio..

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Last Survivor, The

Perfect for readers of Last Stop Auschwitz, The Volunteer and The Tattooist of Auschwitz. The awe-inspiring and gripping true story of the young man who survived not one, but three concent..

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Light of Days: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance

One of the most important untold stories of World War II, The Light of Days is a soaring landmark history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who inspired Pola..

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Lost Paradise:  Story of Granada

An illustrated account of the historical city of Granada for the Anglophone world. 'The true paradises are the paradises we have lost,' wrote Marcel Proust. This beautifully illustrated account..

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Mediterranean in History

The Mediterranean has been the meeting-place of the cultures of Europe, Asia and Africa, the battleground of races and nations and the focus of three great religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. ..

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Nazi Billionaires:  Dark History of Germany's Wealthiest Dynasties

'Lucid and damning ... an absorbing - and infuriating - tale of complicity, coverup and denial' PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE, author of EMPIRE OF PAIN A groundbreaking investigation of how the Nazis help..

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Nazi Menace: Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Road to War, The

Berlin, November 1937. In a secret meeting with his top advisors, Adolf Hitler proclaims the urgent necessity for a war of aggression in Europe. Some conservatives are unnerved by this grandiose plan,..

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Nazis' Flight from Justice: How Hitler's Followers Attempted to Vanish Without Trace, The

Whatever happened to the Nazis after World War II? While the Nuremburg trials saw key party members prosecuted, it was impossible to imprison every German who had supported the Third Reich. This is th..

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Nine, The

The nine were ordinary women, some still in their teens, who joined the French and Dutch Resistance in the face of Nazi horror and oppression. Caught out in heroic acts against the brutal regime, they..

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Operation Jubilee: Dieppe, 1942: The Folly and the Sacrifice

A grand tale of heroic failure during the Dieppe raid of 1942, grippingly told by the bestselling author of Bomber Boys On the warm night of 18 August 1942, a flotilla pushed out into the flat wa..

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Partition: Ireland Divided, 1885-1925, The

A compelling history of the turbulent journey to Irish independence, published for the centenary of the Partition In the aftermath of the horrors of the Irish Famine, the grim, distrustful relati..

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Penguin History of Modern Russia: From Tsarism to the Twenty-first Century, The

Revised and updated with a new introduction and new final chapter. Russia's recent past has encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror and two world wars, and the country is still undergoing ..

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Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe

A glorious history of the jewel-like city on the Adriatic which was a melting-pot of Greek, Latin, Christian and barbarian culture. Winner of the 2020 Duff Cooper Prize In 402 AD, after invading ..

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Resistance: The Underground War in Europe, 1939-1945

A sweeping, original history of occupation and resistance in war-torn Europe Across the whole of Nazi-ruled Europe the experience of occupation was sharply varied. Some countries - such as Denmar..

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Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921

Between 1917 and 1921 a devastating struggle took place in Russia following the collapse of the Tsarist empire. Many regard this savage civil war as the most influential event of the modern era. An i..

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School That Escaped the Nazis, The

'All the violence I had experienced before felt like a bad dream. It was a paradise. I think most of the children felt it was a paradise.' In 1933, as Hitler came to power, schoolteacher An..

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Storyland:  New Mythology of Britain

Soaked in mist and old magic, Storyland is a new illustrated mythology of Britain, set in its wildest landscapes. It begins between the Creation and Noah's Flood, follows the footsteps of t..

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The Last Million

From bestselling author David Nasaw, a sweeping new history of the one million refugees left behind in Germany after WWII In May of 1945, German forces surrendered to the Allied powers, effective..

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Tunnel 29: The True story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall

Acclaim for the TUNNEL 29 podcast: 'Combining the fun of a thriller that we know will end happily with grim perspective on history and tyranny... stunning' New Yorker 'Reminiscen..

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Unwomanly Face of War

Why, having stood up for and held their own place in a once absolutely male world, have women not stood up for their history? A whole world is hidden from us. Their war remains unknown . . . I want to..

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Violencia: A New History of Spain: Past, Present and the Future of the West

Spain has never worked as a democracy. Throughout the country's history only one system of government has ever enjoyed any real success: dictatorship and the use of violence. Violence, in f..

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Year of Chaos: Northern Ireland on the Brink of Civil War, 1971-72, The

In the 11 months between August 1971 and July 1972, Northern Ireland experienced its worst year of violence. The 'year of chaos' came between two major military operations, namely the introduction of ..

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