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1945: Victory in the West

The first book on the final 100 days of the Second World War in a generation 'Magisterial . . . a fine, balanced and superb account. It deserves to be read for many years to come.' Telegraph ..

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A History of Water: Being an Account of a Murder, an Epic and Two Visions of Global History

A Times History Book of the Year 2022 A TLS Book of the Year 2022 'Exhilarating and whip-smart' THE SUNDAY TIMES From award-winning writer Edward Wilson-Lee, this is a thrilling true hist..

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Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich

The internationally bestselling and prize-winning history of German life in the fallout of the Third Reich, filled with eye-opening, shocking and vitally human stories of ruin, repression and revival...

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Architects of Terror: Paranoia, Conspiracy and Anti-Semitism in Franco's Spain

A TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR From the preeminent historian of 20th century Spain Paul Preston, Architects of Terror is a new history of how paranoia, conspiracy and anti-Semitism was used to ..

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Autocracy, Inc: The Dictators Who Want to Run the World

One of the world's most celebrated historians and journalists uncovers the networks trying to destroy the democratic world All of us have in our minds a cartoon image of what an autocratic state ..

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Babi Yar: The Story of Ukraine's Holocaust

A Ukrainian classic - the gripping account of Kyiv during the Second World War told by a young boy who saw it all. This gripping book is the story of Ukraine's Nazi occupation, told by one ordina..

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Berlin: Life and Loss in the City That Shaped the Century

The Sunday Times bestselling author of Dresden on the most important city of the 20th century - Berlin Throughout the twentieth century, Berlin stood at the centre of a convulsing world. This his..

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Beyond the Wall: East Germany, 1949-1990

The definitive new history of East Germany by a highly acclaimed young historian In 1990, a country disappeared. When the iron curtain fell, East Germany simply ceased to be. For over forty years..

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Beyond the Wall: East Germany, 1949-1990

AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES * SUNDAY TIMES * TELEGRAPH * SPECTATOR * PROSPECT 'Utterly brilliant . . . Authoritative, lively and profoundly h..

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Bismarck's War: The Franco-Prussian War and the Making of Modern Europe

The thrilling history of one of Europe's most dramatic conflicts, that would shape the great wars to come Less than a month after it marched into France in summer 1870, the Prussian army had deva..

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Blood and Power: The Rise and Fall of Italian Fascism

'Clear, cool, plainly written and devastating' Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Times Literary Supplement A major history of the rise and fall of Italian fascism: a dark tale of violence, ideals and a countr..

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Blood on the Snow: The Russian Revolution 1914-1924

'A terrific book about a terrifying subject by the best historian of Russia working today' - Michael Burleigh In Blood on the Snow, Robert Service returns to the subject that has formed the back..

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Borderlines: A History of Europe, Told From the Edges

'Thrillingly unique, knowledgeable, perceptive and profound' IAN DUNT 'Extraordinarily perceptive and original' ANTHONY SELDON 'Refreshing and important' RAFAEL BEHR '..

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Brief History of Paris, A

Paris: city of love, food and fashion. Paris: the city that played host to major historical and cultural dramas. Paris: a modern metropolis. Paris is all of thes..

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Budapest: Between East and West

Budapest has always been an important place. Almost at the centre of Europe, it is at the crossroads of geographical regions and of civilizations, at the intersection of ancient trade routes. Mountain..

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Children of Ash and Elm, The:  A History of the Vikings

An acclaimed history of the Vikings and The Times and Sunday Times History Book of the Year The 'Viking Age' is traditionally held to begin in June 793 when Scandinavian raiders attacked the mona..

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Cold Crematorium: Reporting from the Land of Auschwitz

The first English-language edition of a lost memoir by a prolific writer and Auschwitz survivor, offering a deeply moving perspective on life within the camps The first English-language edition o..

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Colditz: Prisoners of the Castle

The Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller on the incredible true story of WW2's most infamous Nazi prison, and the colourful characters behind its walls In a forbidding Gothic castle on a hilltop in th..

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Dark Brilliance: The Age of Reason from Descartes to Peter the Great

Between the end of the Renaissance and the start of the Enlightenment, Europe lived through an era known as the Age of Reason. This was a period which saw advances in areas such as art, science, philo..

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Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

The groundbreaking bestseller which examines the effect of empire on modern Britain In Britain, imperialism is everywhere - though we often choose not to see it. From the way we travel and the fo..

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End of Imperial Russia, The 1855-1917

This book explores the long-term reasons for the demise of Imperial Russia, examining the failure of the autocratic state to strengthen its own political position while economic change transformed Rus..

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Europe: The Enlightening History of a Continent

The shared history of the European continent, from classical antiquity to today Whether as a battleground or a cradle of civilizations, Europe has left an enduring imprint on the history of the w..

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Final Verdict: A Holocaust Trial in the Twenty-first Century

On 17 October 2019, in Hamburg's imposing criminal justice building, a trial laden with extraordinary historical weight begins to unfold. Bruno Dey stands accused of being involved in a crime committe..

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France on Trial: The Case of Marshal Petain

One of the great contemporary historians of France on one of the most controversial periods of twentieth-century French history Few images more shocked the French population during the Occupation..

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France on Trial: The Case of Marshal Petain

A prism into the most controversial period of twentieth-century French history, from one of the great contemporary historians of France Few images more shocked the French population during the Oc..

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France: A Short History

A concise history of France from prehistory to the present, recounting the great events and personalities and exploring France's cultural and political influence today. Artists, martyrs, kings,..

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From Warsaw with Love: Polish Spies, the CIA, and the Forging of an Unlikely Alliance

Spanning decades and continents, from the battlefields of the Balkans to secret nuclear research labs in Iran and embassy grounds in North Korea, this saga begins in 1990. As the United States cobbles..

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Goodbye Eastern Europe: An Intimate History of a Divided Land

'Do not rush to bid farewell to eastern Europe until reading this book. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, this very personal story of the place that one can't find on the map pays tribu..

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Goodbye Eastern Europe: An Intimate History of a Divided Land

Eastern Europe is disappearing. Not off the map of course, but as an idea. Today it calls to mind a jumble of post-Soviet states paved over with C&A and McDonald's. We could describe Eastern E..

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House of Lilies: The Dynasty that Made Medieval France

A sweeping history of the Capetian monarchs One of the great epics of Europe's history, the story of the rise and rise of the Capetian dynasty dominates the Middle Ages. Starting in the tenth ce..

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How to Win an Information War: The Propagandist Who Outwitted Hitler

'Pomerantsev is emerging as the pre-eminent war reporter of our time'- Observer From one of our leading experts on disinformation, the incredible true story of the complex and largely forgotten W..

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In Search Of Berlin: The Story of A Reinvented City

No other city has had so many lives, survived so many disasters and has reinvented itself so many times. No other city is like Berlin. Ever since John Kampfner was a young journalist in Communist..

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In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The 1918-1921 Pogroms in Ukraine and the Onset of the Holocaust

A riveting account of a forgotten holocaust: the slaughter of over one hundred thousand Ukrainian Jews in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. In the Midst of Civilized Europe repositions the pogr..

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In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust

In riveting prose, In the Midst of Civilized Europe repositions the pogroms as a defining moment of the twentieth century. Between 1918 and 1921, over a hundred thousand Jews were murdered in Ukr..

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Inside the Stargazer's Palace: The Transformation of Science in 16th-Century Northern Europe

In 1506 a comet appears above Augsburg. As the astronomer Johann Virdung explains, it heralds conflict, the destruction of crops and the death of kings. He concludes his theories with a poem. In 1680 ..

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Inside Ukraine: A Portrait of a Country and its People

Inside Ukraine is a compelling visual portrait of the real Ukraine, lovingly put together by Ukrainians in the years leading up to the current war. The product of five years and 100,000km of ..

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Irish Women's Speeches Volume II: A Rich Chorus of Voices

Irish Women's Speeches (Vol. II): A Rich Chorus of Voices follows on from the ground-breaking, best-selling Voices that Rocked the System. Related to arts, culture and heritage this compilation of Iri..

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Irish Women's Speeches: Voices That Rocked The System

Thirty-two inspiring speeches by women of Ireland from the nineteenth century to the present. Rallying cries for trade union action, denunciations of apartheid, calls for independence, unionism, peace..

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Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-speaking Peoples Since 1500

A powerful account of German-speaking Europe through five centuries of fighting Iron and Blood is a startlingly ambitious and absorbing book, encompassing five centuries of political, military, t..

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Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Life-filled and life-affirming history, steeped in romance and written with verve' GUARDIAN 'Richly entertaining and impeccably reserached' Peter Frankopan Istanbul has..

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Italy Reborn: From Fascism to Democracy

A major new account of the emergence of Italian democracy after the Second World War The rebirth of Italy after the Second World War is one of the most impressive political transformations in mo..

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Kitty's Salon: Sex, Spying and Surveillance in the Third Reich

There is no book in English about the wartime Berlin 'salon' run by Kitty Schmidt under the secret control of Reinhard Heydrich, one of the architects of the Final Solution Salon Kitty was the mo..

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La Serenissima: The Story of Venice

'Everything about Venice,' observed Lord Byron, 'is, or was, extraordinary - her aspect is like a dream, and her history is like a romance.' Dream and romance have conditioned myriad encounters with V..

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Lenin Walked on the Moon: The Mad History of Russian Cosmism

How a Soviet cosmic dream is becoming a modern reality Cheating death and raising the dead. Creating life. Freeing the spirit. Colonising space. These projects, of which some have been achieved a..

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Love in a Time of Hate: Art and Passion in the Shadow of War, 1929-39

A Financial Times 'Book to Read in 2023' 1930s Europe - as the Roaring Twenties wind down and the world rumbles towards war, the great minds of the time have other concerns. Jean-Paul Sartre..

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Magus: The Art of Magic from Faustus to Agrippa

A revelatory new account of the magus - the learned magician - and his place in the intellectual, social and cultural world of Renaissance Europe At the heart of the extraordinary ferment of the ..

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Mastering Twentieth-Century Russian History

Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History presents a vivid and informative account of the events which befell the Russian people during the course of the twentieth century. - Explores the major..

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Melting Point: Family, Memory and the Search for a Promised Land

On June 7th 1907, a ship packed with Russian Jews sets sail into the Atlantic. It is heading not to Jerusalem or New York, as many on board have dreamt, but to Texas. The man who persuades the passeng..

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Napoleon: The Decline and Fall of an Empire: 1811-1821

An accomplished Oxford scholar delivers a dynamic new history covering the last chapter of the emperor's life-from his defeat in Russia and the drama of Waterloo to his final exile-as the world Napole..

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On Savage Shores: How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe

We have long been taught to presume that modern global history began when the 'Old World' encountered the 'New', when Christopher Columbus 'discovered' America in 1492. But, as Caroline Dodds Pennock ..

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Once Upon a Time World: The Dark and Sparkling Story of the French Riviera

A Financial Times 'Book to Read in 2023' In 1835, Lord Brougham founded Cannes, introducing bathing and the manicured lawn to the wilds of the Mediterranean coast. Today, much of that shore has b..

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