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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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Antwerp: The Glory Years

A rich history of Antwerp in the sixteenth century - 'the indispensable place in Europe' Before Amsterdam another North Sea city was the hub of the known world. Antwerp, writes Michael Pye, 'rapi..

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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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Berlin:  Story of a City

'An impressively clear and engaging biography of a fascinating city at the very centre of European history' Antony Beevor 'My only complaint is that it was so fascinating I wish it had been longer...

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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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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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Crown & Sceptre: New History of the British Monarchy from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II

'This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle' (William Shakespeare, Richard II) The British monarchy is the one of the most iconic and enduring institutions in the world. It has w..

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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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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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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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Europe Against The Jews, 1880-1945

The Holocaust was perpetrated by the Germans, but it would not have been possible without the assistance of thousands of helpers in other countries: state officials, police, and civilians who eagerly ..

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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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Fatherland and the Jews: Two Pamphlets by Alfred Wiener, 1919 and 1924, The

The inaugural title in a collaboration between the Wiener Library and Granta Books. These two pamphlets, 'Prelude to Pogroms? Facts for the Thoughtful' and 'German Judaism in Political, Economic ..

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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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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:  biography of Prague

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 Fidler..

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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: 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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Gravediggers: 1932, The Last Winter of the Weimar Republic

November 1932. With the German economy in ruins and street battles raging between political factions, the Weimar Republic is in its death throes. Its elderly president Paul von Hindenburg floats above..

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Greeks:  Global History

The Greeks is the story of a culture that has contributed more than any other to the way we live today in the West. The way we think, the way we learn; the forms of entertainment we seek and the syste..

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History of Marriage Equality in Ireland, The: A Social Revolution Begins

Ireland is the first country in the world to extend civil marriage to same sex couples through a public vote. The marriage equality referendum saw record numbers turn out to register their votes inclu..

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Hitler Years ~ Disaster 1940-1945

The second volume in a new narrative of the rise and catastrophic fall of the Nazi regime by a respected expert on the Third Reich. 'This is a book of big themes, big ideas and world changing ev..

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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'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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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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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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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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Ireland's Forgotten Past: A 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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Irish Difference: Tumultuous History of Ireland's Breakup With Britain

For hundreds of years, the islands and their constituent tribes that make up the British Isles have lived next door to each other in a manner that, over time, suggested some movement towards political..

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King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV

Louis XIV dominated his age. He extended France's frontiers into Netherlands and Germany, and established colonies overseas. The stupendous palace he built at Versailles became the envy of monarchs a..

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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 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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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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Middle Ages: Graphic History

The Middle Ages: A Graphic History busts the myth of the 'Dark Ages', shedding light on the medieval period's present-day relevance in a unique illustrated style. This history takes us through th..

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

A gripping, vivid account of Italy's disastrous experience of the Second World War While staying closely aligned with Hitler, Mussolini remained carefully neutral until the summer of 1940. Then, ..

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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: 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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On Bloody Sunday: A New History Of The Day And Its Aftermath - By The People Who Were There

***** 'A momentous chronicle, timely and vital, which highlights that the burden of change rests, as always, upon the shoulders of those who suffered and yet, have nurtured the desire that ..

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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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Prisoners of Time: Prussians, Germans and Other Humans

A collection of illuminating essays from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalkers Christopher Clark''s The Sleepwalkers has become one of the most influential history books of our century- a rema..

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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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Ruin and Renewal: Civilising Europe After the Second World War

In 1945, Europe lay in ruins - its cities and towns destroyed by conflict, its economies crippled, its societies ripped apart by war and violence. In the years that followed, Europeans tried to make s..

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Shortest History of the Soviet Union

The story of an empire made and an empire undone - and what emerged from the ashes - by one of the world's leading authorities on Soviet Russia. Soviet Russia arrived in the world accidentally an..

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