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History - Europe

After the Fall

Tobias Buck arrived in Madrid in December 2012, in time to celebrate the bleakest Christmas the city had seen in a generation. Capital and country were reeling from a series of economic shocks that ha..

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Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945-1955

The internationally bestselling history of German life in the fallout of the Third Reich 'Magisterial, fascinating, humane - a brilliant book of the greatest importance and achievement' PHILIPPE ..

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Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings

Who are the Europeans? Where did they come from? In recent years scientific advances have yielded a mass of new data, turning cherished ideas upside down. The idea of migration in prehistory, so long ..

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Armed Rovers: Beauforts and Beaufighters Over the Mediterranean

By far the most dangerous of the RAF operations during the Second World War were daylight attacks on enemy shipping, yet little has been written about this aerial campaign and the brave airmen who too..

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Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA

A timely work of major historical importance, examining the whole spectrum of events from the 1916 Easter Rising to the current and ongoing peace process, fully updated with a new afterword for the pa..

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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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Barbarossa: How Hitler Lost the War

The gripping tale of the campaign that determined the outcome of the Second World War Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of Russia in June 1941, was the largest military operation in history, its aim ..

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Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the Italian Renaissance, The

An imaginative and revelatory new history of the Italian Renaissance that challenges our preconceptions of the era *A THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020* 'Brilliant and gripping, here is the fu..

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Berlin: The Story of a City

Telling the story of its people and its rulers, from its medieval origins up to the present day, Berlin is a fascinating and informative history of an extraordinary city from the author of the interna..

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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 Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918

The enthralling story of the German Empire, from its violent rise to its spectacular fall. Before 1871, Germany was not a nation but an idea. Its founder, Otto von Bismarck, had a formidable task at ..

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Brief History of Britain 1851-2021: From World Power to ?

From the Great Exhibition's showcasing of British national achievement in 1851 to the opening ceremonies of the Olympics in Stratford in 2012 and on to Brexit, an insightful exploration of the transfo..

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Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

'With a gripping narrative and vivid interviews with those on all sides whose lives were directly affected by that grim symbol of the East-West divide that poisoned Europe for almost half a century, [..

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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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Colditz: The Full Story

In Colditz: The Full Story, Major Pat Reid brings together his extensive research and many dramatic discoveries about the supposedly escape-proof prisoner of war camp. From all walks of life, Be..

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Coming Of The Third Reich   Origins Triumph Impact

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Conquistadores

The 'conquistadores', the early explorers and settlers of Spanish America, have become the stuff of legends and nightmares. In their own time, they were glorified as heroic adventurers, spreading Chri..

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Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands

A history of the Crusades. From the bestselling author of The Templars . 'Voyages, battles, sieges and slaughter: Dan Jones's tumultuous and thrilling history of the crusades is one of th..

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Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands

A history of the Crusades. From the bestselling author of The Templars . 'Voyages, battles, sieges and slaughter: Dan Jones's tumultuous and thrilling history of the crusades is one of th..

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Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

For centuries much of Europe was in the hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture of wizards, obsessives, melancholics, bores, musicians and warriors, they saw off - through luck..

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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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Family Papers:  Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century

For centuries, the bustling port city of Salonica was home to the sprawling Levy family. As leading publishers and editors, they helped chronicle modernity as it was experienced by Sephardic Jews acro..

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Florentines: From Dante to Galileo, The

Between the birth of Dante in 1265 and the death of Galileo in 1642 something happened which transformed the entire culture of western civilisation. Painting, sculpture and architecture would all visi..

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From Dawn to Decadence : 500 Years of Western Cultural Life

Highly regarded here and abroad for some thirty works of cultural history and criticism, master historian Jacques Barzun has now set down in one continuous narrative the sum of his discoveries and..

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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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Goering: The Iron Man

Published in the Bloomsbury Revelations series and featuring a new preface by the author, this classic biography by acclaimed historian Richard Overy takes the reader on a chilling journey into the he..

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Golden Maze: A biography of Prague, The

Beloved ABC broadcaster and bestselling author of Ghost Empire and Saga Land, Richard Fidler is back with a personally curated history of the magical city that is Prague. In 1989, Richard Fidle..

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Good Germans, The

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 Rise and Fall of a World Power

In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world they built - and then lost - over nearly a millennium. From modest origins, the Habsburgs grew in power to gain control of..

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Hitler Conspiracies:  Third Reich and the Paranoid Imagination

The idea that nothing happens by chance in history, that nothing is quite what it seems to be at first sight, that everything that occurs is the result of the secret machinations of malign groups of p..

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Hitler Years ~ Triumph 1933-1939, The

A new narrative of the rise and catastrophic fall of the Nazi regime: a twelve-year descent into barbarism, genocide and aggressive war that cost over 50 million lives. 'One of the books of th..

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Hitler Years, The: Disaster 1940-1945

A new narrative of the rise and catastrophic fall of the Nazi regime: a twelve-year descent into barbarism, genocide and aggressive war that cost over 50 million lives. The second volume in a ..

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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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Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

Adolf Hitler is one of the most studied men in history, and yet the most important things we think we know about him are wrong. As Brendan Simms' major new biography shows, Hitler's main preoccupation..

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House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism, A

'Moorehead paints a wonderfully vivid and moving portrait of the women of the Italian Resistance' MAX HASTINGS, SUNDAY TIMESThe extraordinary story of the courageous women who spearheaded the Italian ..

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International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War

'Magnificent. Narrative history at its vivid and compelling best' Fergal Keane The first major history of the International Brigades: a tale of blood, ideals and tragedy in the fight against fasc..

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Ireland's Forgotten Past:  History of the Overlooked and Disremembered

Why did the Romans never try to conquer Ireland? Why did the King of Spain give his name to an Irish county? And how did brandy change the course of Irish history? Turtle Bunbury explores unexpected c..

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Jambusters

The Second World War was the WI's finest hour. The whole of its previous history - two decades of educating, entertaining and supporting women and campaigning on women's issues - culminated in the eno..

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Just: how six unlikely heroes saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, The

The remarkable story of how a consul and his allies helped save thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in one of the greatest rescue operations of the twentieth century. In May 1940, Jan Zwartendij..

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King and Emperor: New Life of Charlemagne

Charles, King of the Franks, is one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super-state. That is why he is so often called 'Charles the Great'- by the French 'Charlemagne', and by the G..

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Language of Thieves:  Story of Rotwelsch and One Family's Secret History

Since the Middle Ages, vagrants and thieves in Central Europe have spoken Rotwelsch, a secret language influenced by Yiddish and written in rudimentary signs. When Martin Puchner inherited a family ar..

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

In 1979 Richard Bassett set out on a series of adventures in central Europe which allowed him to savour the last embers of the cosmopolitan old Hapsburg lands and gave him a ringside seat at the fall ..

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Light of Days, The: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance - Their Untold Story

Judy Batalion, the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, discovered an extraordinary story of women who fought the Nazis. The "ghetto girls" paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread ..

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Lotharingia: A Personal History of France, Germany and the Countries In-Between

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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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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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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Mussolini's War: Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse, 1935-1943

While staying closely aligned with Hitler, Mussolini remained carefully neutral until the summer of 1940. Then, with the wholly unexpected and sudden collapse of the French and British armies, Mussoli..

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Napoleon Volume 2:  Spirit of the Age

'Masterly.' - Daily Mail 'Stunning.' - History Today 'Magnificent.' - Literary Review Napoleon's life reached its most extraordinary stage between 1805 and 1810. At war with Britain, R..

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Nazi Menace, 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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Nine Hundred: Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz

'Books such as this are essential: they remind modern readers of events that should never be forgotten' - Caroline Moorehead On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish wom..

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