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Japan Story: In Search of a Nation, 1850 to the Present

Japan Story is a fascinating, surprising account of Japan's culture, from the 'opening up' of the country in the mid 19th century to the present, through the eyes of people who always had their doubts..

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Karl Doenitz and the Last Days of the Third Reich

Among the military leaders of the Second World War, Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz remains a deeply enigmatic figure. As chief of the German submarine fleet he earned Allied respect as a formidable enemy...

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Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History

As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were swiftly caught, including the notor..

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KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

Winner of the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize and the Wolfson History Prize In March of 1933, a disused factory surrounded by barbed wire held 223 prisoners in the town of Dachau. By the end ..

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La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World

What makes Italian passion so undeniably unique? Dianne Hales unspools the answer to this question with gusto in La Passione- How Italy Seduced the World, her ambitious follow-up to La Bella Lingua- M..

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Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper

The wartime memoir of Lyudmila Pavlichenko is a remarkable document: the publication of an English language edition is a significant coup. Pavlichenko was World War II's best-scoring sniper and had a ..

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Last Days in Old Europe: Trieste '79, Vienna '85, Prague '89

Part memoir, part reflection, this book will bring to life central Europe during the last ten years of the Cold War. It begins in Trieste in 1979 where the embers of the Habsburg Empire still burnt br..

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Last Days of Hitler

'Brilliantly written and researched, The Last Days of Hitler remains the most vivid account of the final Wagnerian chapter of Hitler's tyranny' Max Hastings In September 1945 the fate of Adolf Hitler ..

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Last Days of Stalin

A gripping account of the months before and after Stalin's death and how his demise reshaped the course of twentieth-century history Joshua Rubenstein's riveting account takes us back to the second ha..

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Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution

In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution. Now, on the hundredth anni..

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Last Palace

For any reader of Edmund de Waal's THE HARE WITH THE AMBER EYES or Erik Larson's IN THE GARDENS OF BEASTS, Norman L Eisen's THE LAST PALACE tells the story of the tumultuous past 100 years in Europe..

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Last Sanctuary in Aleppo, The

"I'll stay with them no matter what happens. Someone who has mercy in his heart for humans has mercy for every living thing." When war came to Alaa Aljaleel's hometown, he made a remarkable..

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Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories

What did it mean to grow up in the Soviet Union during the Second World War? In the late 1970s, Svetlana Alexievich started interviewing people who had experienced war as children, the generation that..

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Learning from the Germans: Confronting Race and the Memory of Evil

In the wake of white nationalist attacks, the ongoing debate over reparations, and the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and the contested memories they evoke, Susan Neiman's Learning from..

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Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

A captivating portrait of those who lived, loved, fought, played and flourished in Paris between 1940 and 1950 and whose intellectual and artistic output still influences us today 'The live fire..

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Lenin 2017: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through

Lenin's originality and importance as a revolutionary leader is most often associated with the seizure of power in 1917. But, Zizek argues in his new study and collection of original texts, Lenin's tr..

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Lenin on the Train

'The superb, funny, fascinating story of Lenin's trans-European rail journey and how it shook the world' Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard, Books of the Year 'Splendid ...a jewel among histo..

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Lenin on the Train

A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia's greatest revolutionary was taken in a 'sealed train' across Europe and changed the history of the world By 1917 the European ..

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Lenin the Dictator

Shortlisted for the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography Victor Sebestyen's intimate biography is the first major work in English for nearly two decades on one of the most significan..

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Leningrad: Siege and Symphony

Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year ea..

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Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s

What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until - finally - renewal and retribution. Even at ..

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Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s

WINNER OF THE FRANCO-BRITISH SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE 2016 June, 1940. German troops enter Paris and hoist the swastika over the Arc de Triomphe. The dark days of Occupation begin. How would you have survi..

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Lives Reclaimed: A Story of Rescue and Resistance in Nazi Germany

Lives Reclaimed tells an extraordinary story of resistance against the Nazi regime and help for Jews in the Third Reich. Still largely unknown today, 'The Bund' were a small left-wing group based in G..

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Locomotive of War: Money, Empire, Power and Guilt

A fresh and fascinating reappraisal of the first half of the twentieth century from one of our foremost historians 'War, comrades,' declared Trotsky, 'is a great locomotive of history.' He was thought..

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Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo

The true story, told minute by minute, of the soldiers who defeated Napoleon - from Brendan Simms, acclaimed author of Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy Europe had been at war for over twenty years. ..

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Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country

From the bestselling author of Germania, Lotharinigia is the third installment in Simon Winder's personal history of Europe. In 843 AD, the three surviving grandsons of the great emperor Charlem..

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Luftwaffe Eagle: A WWII German Airman's Story

In this compelling memoir, Erich Sommer recalls his life in pre-war Germany and the adventures he had flying for the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. Born in 1912, the third son of a district co..

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Magic Lantern: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague

The Magic Lantern is one of those rare books that capture history in the making, written by an author who was witness to some of the most remarkable moments that marked the collapse of Communism in Ea..

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Magna Carta: The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter

On a summer's day in 1215 a beleaguered English monarch met a group of disgruntled barons in a meadow by the river Thames named Runnymede. Beset by foreign crisis and domestic rebellion, King John was..

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Marching into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus

On October 10, 1941, the entire Jewish population of the Belarusian village of Krucha was rounded up and shot. While Nazi death squads routinely carried out mass executions on the Eastern Front, this ..

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Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History

Designed for undergraduates, A-level students and for general readers who want a detailed yet clear introduction to the Russian Revolutions and the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, the author makes..

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Medici

Having founded the bank that became the most powerful in Europe in the fifteenth century, the Medici gained political power in Florence, raising the city to a peak of cultural achievement and becoming..

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Medici, The

A fresh telling of the rise and fall of the House of Medici, the family that dominated political and cultural life in Florence for three centuries. Having founded the bank that became the most..

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Medieval Europe

A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and th..

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Medieval Europe

A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and th..

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Mediterranean in History

For over four thousand years the Mediterranean was the centre of Western civilization. Geographically, it is a whole world in miniature, an inland sea whose shores encompass every type of terrain and ..

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Mein Kampf

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Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death

Romans inhabited a world where man, knowing nothing about hygiene let alone disease, had no defences against nature. Death was everywhere. Half of all Roman children were dead by the age of five. Only..

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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

The dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the..

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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

--THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER-- 'An invaluable contribution to history.' Serhii Plokhy, Evening Standard 'Tells the story of the disaster and its gruesome aftermath with thriller-like flai..

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Moor's Last Stand: How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End

The Moor's Last Stand presents the poignant story of Boabdil, the last Muslim king of Granada. Betrayed by his family and undermined by faction and internal conflict, Boabdil was defeated in 1492 by ..

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Moor's Last Stand: How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End

In 1482, Abu Abdallah Muhammad XI became the twenty-third Muslim King of Granada. He would be the last. This is the first history of the ruler, known as Boabdil, whose disastrous reign and bitter defe..

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Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny

In 22 BC, amid a series of natural disasters and political and economic crises, a mob locked Rome's senators into the Senate House and threatened to burn them alive if they did not make Augustus dicta..

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Napoleon the Great

Awarded The Prix Du Jury Des Grands Prix De La Fondation Napoleon 2014 From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller, The Storm of War, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon..

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Napoleon Volume 2: The Spirit of the Age

Napoleon's life reached its most extraordinary stage, between 1805 and 1810. In 1805, Napoleon was suddenly at war with Britain, Russia, and Austria. He mobilised all his power to confront them, unl..

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Napoleon: A Brilliant Leader Who Helped Shape the Modern World - or a Brutal Tyrant?

Born in Corsica, and a brilliant military leader during the French revolution, Napoleon became Emperor in 1804 and dominated European and indeed global affairs for the next ten years, leading France a..

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Napoleon: Passion, Death and Resurrection 1815-1840

The final volume of the critically acclaimed and groundbreaking trilogy chronicling the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, one of history's most complex and charismatic leaders This meticulously researc..

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Napoleon: Soldier of Destiny

Napoleon Bonaparte: a man of intense emotion, iron self-discipline, acute intelligence and immeasurable energy. Michael Broers brings this remarkable man to life, from his dangerous Corsican roots to ..

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Nature's Mutiny

'Europe where the sun dares scarce appear For freezing meteors and congealed cold.' Christopher Marlowe In this innovative and compelling work of environmental history, Philipp Blom chro..

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Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age Transformed the West and Shaped the Present

'Europe where the sun dares scarce appear For freezing meteors and congealed cold.' Christopher Marlowe In this innovative and compelling work of environmental history, Philipp Blom chro..

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Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide

In his most powerful and important book, renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton presents a brilliant analysis of the crucial role that German doctors played in the Nazi genocide. Now updated with a n..

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