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Godless

IN FEBRUARY 1534 a radical religious sect whose disciples were being persecuted throughout Europe seized the city of M nster, in the German-speaking land of Westphalia. They were convinced that t..

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Goths: Lost Civilizations

The Goths are truly a 'lost civilization'. Sweeping down from the north, ancient Gothic tribes sacked the imperial city of Rome and set in motion the decline and fall of the western Roman Empire. Ostr..

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Gravediggers, The

November 1932. The Weimar Republic is teetering. The economy is in ruins, the political climate is becoming increasingly brutal and street battles rage between Communists and National Socialists. In t..

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Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation

Greece has been brought under repeated scrutiny during the financial crises that have convulsed the country since 2010. The worldwide coverage has shown up how poorly we understand modern Greece. We t..

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Gulag Archipelago

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Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Solzhenitsyn's gripping epic masterpiece, the searing record of four decades of Soviet terror and oppression, in one abridged volume, authorized by the author..

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Gulag Archipelago, The: 50th Anniversary Edition

WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY JORDAN B. PETERSON'Solzhenitsyn?s masterpiece...The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today' Anne ApplebaumTHE OFFICIALLY APPROVED ABRIDGEMENT OF THE GULAG AR..

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Hadrian's Wall

A beautifully produced account of the history and importance of Hadrian's Wall. Located at the far-flung and wild edge of the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall was constructed by Emperor Hadrian in the 12..

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Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra: 1955-1964

`Their years in the Aegean may have been half perfect at best, but it was on Hydra that they connected to a place, a lifestyle and a community that allowed them to live and express themselves intensel..

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Hannibal

Hannibal is "an exciting biography of one of history's greatest commanders...a thrilling page-turner" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) about the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps wit..

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Hanns & Rudolf: The German Jew & the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz

This is shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award. "A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history". (John Le Carre). Hanns Alexander was the son of a prosperous German family who fle..

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Histories of the Unexpected: The Vikings

At Histories of the Unexpected, we believe that everything has a history - even the most unexpected of subjects - and that everything links together in unexpected ways. We believe that the histor..

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History of Modern France: From the Revolution to the War with Terror

With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries for France would be tumultuous. Bestselling historian and political commentator Jonathan Fenby prov..

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History of the Crusades: The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem: I

The first volume of Steven Runciman's classic, hugely influential trilogy on the history of the Crusades 'On a February day in the year AD 638 the Caliph Omar entered Jerusalem, riding upon a white c..

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History of the Crusades: The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East 1100-1187: II:

The second volume of Steven Runciman's classic, hugely influential trilogy on the history of the Crusades 'There was magic about. Saladin himself was troubled by terrible dreams...' Steven Runciman..

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History of the Russian Revolution

'The greatest history of an event I know' - C.L.R. James Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, The History of the Russian Revolution offers an unparalleled accoun..

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Hitler's Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State

In this groundbreaking book, historian Gotz Aly addresses one of modern history's greatest conundrums: How did Hitler win the allegiance of ordinary Germans? The answer is as shocking as it is persuas..

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Hitler's British Traitors: The Secret History of Spies, Saboteurs and Fifth Columnists

Hitler's British Traitors is the first authoritative account of a well-kept secret: the British Fifth Column and its activities during the Second World War. Drawing on hundreds of declassified of..

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Hitler's Death: The Case Against Conspiracy

Did Hitler shoot himself in the Fuhrerbunker or did he slip past the Soviets and escape to South America? Countless documentaries, newspaper articles and internet pages written by conspiracy theorists..

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Hitler's Germany: The Birth of Extremism

Germany's defeat in the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles that followed were national disasters, with far-reaching consequences not just for the country but for the world itself. Weavi..

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Hitler's Last Day: Minute by Minute

On 30th April 1945 Germany is in chaos...Russian troops have reached Berlin. All over the country, people are on the move - concentration camp survivors, Allied PoWs, escaping Nazis - and the civilian..

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Hitler's Last Hostages: Looted Art and the Soul of the Third Reich

The story of art is integral to the story of the rise of Nazi Germany. Adolf Hitler, an artist himself, was obsessed with art--in particular, the aesthetic of a purified regime, scoured of "degenerate..

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Hitler's Last Plot

In April 1945, as Germany faced defeat, Hitler planned to round up the Third Reich's most valuable prisoners and send them to his "Alpine Fortress," where he and the SS would keep the hostages as they..

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Hitler: A Life

Tyrant, psychopath, and implementer of a ruthless programme of racial extermination, Adolf Hitler was also the charismatic Fuhrer of millions of dedicated followers. In this major new biography, inter..

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Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

'It is an illusion to believe that leaders gain in profundity while they gain experience . . . the convictions that leaders have formed before reaching high office are the intellectual capital they wi..

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Holocaust: A New History

This landmark work answers two of the most fundamental questions in history - how, and why, did the Holocaust happen? Laurence Rees has spent twenty-five years meeting survivors and perpetrators of t..

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Horse, The Wheel & Language: How Bronze - Age Riders From The Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World
Hotel Years: Wanderings in Europe Between the Wars

The hotel that I love like a fatherland is situated in one of the great port cities of Europe, and the heavy gold Antiqua letters in which its banal name is spelled out shining across the roofs of the..

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House by the Lake

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2015. LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016. A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK. "A passionate memoir." (Neil MacGregor). "A superb portrait of twentieth century Germa..

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

The extraordinary story of four courageous women who helped form the Italian Resistance during the Second World War In the late summer of 1943, when Italy changed sides in the War and the Germans..

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House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE, THE PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE AND THE LONGMAN HISTORY TODAY PRIZE 2017 THE TIMES, BBC HISTORY and TLS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'Masterful, gripping ....

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Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Few sources reveal the life of the ancient Romans as vividly as do the houses preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius. Wealthy Romans lavished resources on shaping their surroundings to impress their cr..

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How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like other European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval pa..

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How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People

WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIX DU LIVRE D'IDEES The French: serious and frivolous, charming and infuriating, rational and mystical, pessimistic, pleasure-loving - and perhaps more than any other people, in..

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Hungary: A Short History

Hungary has an unusually fascinating and complicated history. The nation was only created in 1918 at the end of the First World War from the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire, but it had long antecedent..

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Hunting Hitler: New Scientific Evidence That Hitler Escaped Nazi Germany

In 2009, three US professors with access to Adolf Hitler's alleged remains startled the world with scientific DNA proof that the skull and bones that Russia had claimed since the end of World War II w..

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Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld

They were born on opposite sides of the Second World War: Beate grew up in the ruins of a defeated Weimar Germany, while Serge, a Jewish boy in France, was hiding in a cupboard when his father was arr..

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If This is a Man / The Truce

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If This is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

Winner of the Longman-History Today Book Prize 2016 On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 800 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - were marched through the wo..

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Imperium

Imperium is a classic of reportage and a literary masterwork by one of the great writers and witnesses of the twentieth century. With an Afterword by Margaret Atwood It is the story of an e..

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In Putin's Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia's Eleven Time Zones

With exclusive insider status as Nikita Khrushchev's great grand-daughter, and an ex-pat living and reporting on Russia and the Soviet Union since 1983, Nina Khrushcheva and Jeffrey Tayler offer a poi..

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In the Land of Giants

The five centuries between the end of Roman Britain (410) and the death of Alfred the Great (899) have left few voices save a handful of chroniclers, but Britain's 'Dark Ages' can still be explored th..

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Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome

Rome is an empire with a bad reputation. From its brutal games to its depraved emperors, its violent mobs to its ruthless wars, its name resounds down the centuries like a scream in an alley. But was ..

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Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016 How did a country that liberated itself from seventy years of Soviet rule end up as one of the biggest threats to the West and, above all, to its own future? Why ..

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Ireland

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Ireland: the Autobiography: One Hundred Years in the Life of the Nation, Told by its People

Ireland: The Autobiography offers a fresh, vivid take on the last century of Irish life through a brilliant collection of eyewitness accounts and recollections. Broadcaster and historian John Bowman h..

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Ireland: The Autobiography: One Hundred Years of Irish Life, Told by its People

Ireland in its own words: a dazzling compendium Over the past hundred years, Ireland has undergone profound political, social and cultural changes. But one thing that has not changed is the Irish gen..

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Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler

'A profoundly significant exploration of how Europeans--both Germans and those under German occupation--struggled to make sense of the conflict.' - Richard Overy, Wall Street Journal In An Iron ..

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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen

In 1474, a twenty-three year old woman ascended the throne of Castile, the largest and strongest kingdom in Spain. Ahead of her lay the considerable challenge not only of being a young, female ruler i..

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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen

'Packed with vivid character sketches and lyrical description, Tremlett has told a gripping story, full of beauty and darkness' The Times In 1474, a twenty-three year old woman ascended the thron..

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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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