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Origins of the Irish

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Origins of the Irish

Written as an engrossing detective story by the leading authority, this is the first major account in nearly eighty years to deal with the core issues and multiple influences in the creation of the Ir..

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Other Paris: An Illustrated Journey Through a City's Poor and Bohemian Past

Paris, the City of Light. We think of it as the city of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, of white facades, discreet traffic and well-mannered exchanges. But there was another Paris, hidden from view a..

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Pagan Light

Isolated and arrestingly beautiful, the island of Capri has been a refuge for renegade artists and writers fleeing the strictures of conventional society from the time of Augustus, who bought the isla..

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Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949

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Passing Fury: Searching for Justice at the End of World War II

A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. After the Second World War, the Nuremberg Tribunal became a symbol of justice in the face of tyranny, aggression and atrocity. But it was only a fragment of retribu..

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Perfidious Distortion of History: the Versailles Peace Treaty and the Success of the Nazis

The Versailles Peace Treaty, the pact that ended World War I between the German empire and the Allies, has not enjoyed a high reputation among politicians, historians, and opinion-makers since its sig..

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Peter the Great

Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, Robert K. Massie unfolds the extraordinary story of Peter the Great. A volatile feudal tsar with a taste for bar..

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Pilgrim Spy: My secret war against Putin, the KGB and the Stasi

This is one of the great untold stories of the twentieth century. It is a first-hand account of a mission by an SAS soldier sent behind the Iron Curtain by MI6 to find someone who didn't necessar..

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Plots Against Hitler

A new and definitive account of the anti-Nazi underground in Germany and its numerous efforts to assassinate Adolf Hitler. In 1933, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. A year later, all partie..

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Plots Against Hitler

In 1933, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. A year later, all parties but the Nazis had been outlawed, freedom of the press was but a memory, and Hitler's dominance seemed complete. Yet over t..

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Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself

In 1945, as the army retreated, the German people were surrendered to the enemy with no means of defence. A wave of suicides rolled across the country as thousands chose death-for themselves and their..

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Pursuit of Power: Europe, 1815-1914

'A scintillating, encyclopaedic history, rich in detail from the arcane to the familiar...a veritable tour de force' Richard Overy, New Statesman 'Transnational history at its finest ...social, polit..

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Putin Country

More than twenty years ago, the longtime NPR correspondent Anne Garrels began to visit the region of Chelyabinsk, an aging military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow that is home to th..

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Queen's Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis
Race to Save the Romanovs, The

A work of investigative history that will completely change the way in which we see the Romanov story. Finally, here is the truth about the secret plans to rescue Russia's last imperial family. O..

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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain. In 1932-33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. It ..

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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain. In 1932-33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of foo..

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Red Flag Unfurled: History, Historians, and the Russian Revolution

Reflecting on the fate of the Russian Revolution one hundred years after October, Ronald Grigor Suny-one of the world's leading historians of the period-explores the historiographical controversies ov..

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Regency Revolution: Jane Austen, Napoleon, Lord Byron and the Making of the Modern World, The

The Regency began on 5 February 1811 when the Prince of Wales replaced his violently insane father George III as the sovereign de facto. It ended on 29 January 1820, when George III died and the Princ..

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Renaissance Florence on Five Florins a Day

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Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind

In the 1790s, Britain underwent what the politician Edmund Burke called 'the most important of all revolutions ... a revolution in sentiments'. Inspired by the French Revolution, British radicals conc..

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Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A Pelican Introduction

What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences? Orlando Figes teaches history at Birkbeck, University of London and is the author of many acclaimed ..

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Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars (1000 BC - 264 BC)

In the late Iron Age, Rome was a small collection of huts arranged over a few hills. By the third century BC, it had become a large and powerful city, with monumental temples, public buildings and gra..

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Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw

Rising '44 is a brilliant narrative account of one of the most dramatic episodes in 20th century history, drawing on Davies' unique understanding of the issues and characters involved. In August 1944 ..

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Rival Queens: Catherine De' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite De Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom

'A gripping tale of royal feuds and divided kingdoms' - AMANDA FOREMAN Set in Renaissance France at the magnificent court of the Valois kings, THE RIVAL QUEENS is the history of two remarkable women,..

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Romanovs: 1613-1918

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did th..

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Romanovs: 1613-1918

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did th..

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Romanovs: 1613-1918

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did ..

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Romanovs: The Final Chapter

The compelling quest to solve a great mystery of the twentieth century: the ultimate fate of Russia's last tsar and his family. In July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow grave near Ekat..

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Rome: A History in Seven Sackings

Nominated for the 2017 Pen Hessell-Tiltman Daily Telegraph's Best History Books of 2017 Sunday Times' Best History Books of 2017 A sweeping history of the city of Rome, seen through the eyes ..

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Rome: Eternal City

A portrait of the city at the heart of Western civilization, brought to life in twenty-two scenes from its 2,500-year history. The sweeping story of the city of Rome, told through twenty-two m..

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Rome: Eternal City

A portrait of the city at the heart of Western civilization, brought to life in twenty-two scenes from its 2,500-year history. A thrilling portrait of the city at the heart of Western civilization, b..

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Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814

'A compulsive page-turner ...a triumph of brilliant storytelling ...an instant classic that is an awesome, remarkable and exuberant achievement' Simon Sebag Montefiore Winner of the Wolfson History Pr..

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Russia Anxiety: And How History Can Resolve It, The

Russia is an exceptional country, the biggest in the world. It is both European and exotic, powerful and weak, brilliant and flawed. Why are we so afraid of it? Time and again, we judge Russia by..

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Russia: A Short History

Distinguished Professor Abraham Ascher offers an impressive blend of engaging narrative and fresh analysis in this perennially popular introduction to Russia. Newly updated on the 100th anniversa..

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Russian Revolution: A New History

At the turn of the century, the Russian economy was growing by about 10% annually and its population had reached 150 million. By 1920 the country was in desperate financial straits and more than 20 mi..

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Russian Revolution: A New History

At the turn of the century, the Russian economy was growing by about 10% annually and its population had reached 150 million. By 1920 the country was in desperate financial straits and more than 20 mi..

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Saga Land: The Island of Stories at the End of the World

A gripping blend of family mystery, contemporary stories and the beautiful and bloody Viking tales, set against the starkly stunning landscape of Iceland. Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kari G..

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Saga Land: The Island Stories at the Edge of the World

'I adored this book - a wondrous compendium of Iceland's best sagas' - Hannah Kent A new friendship. An unforgettable journey. A beautiful and bloody history.This is Iceland as you've never rea..

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Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North

The Scandinavians are regarded as Europe's most tolerant and peace-loving people. So how was it that one of the worst acts of political terror ever witnessed on this continent was committed by a Norwe..

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Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North

The Scandinavians are regarded as Europe's most tolerant and peace-loving people. So how was it that one of the worst acts of political terror ever witnessed on this continent was committed by a Norwe..

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Schindler's Krakow: The City Under the Nazis

Nazi Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939 and five days later Krakow fell. Hans Frank's General Government then subjected the Polish and Jews to four and a half years of terror. The story begin..

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Second Hand Time: The Last of the Soviets

From the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, comes the first English translation of her latest work, an oral history of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the ..

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Shadowplay: Behind the Lines and Under Fire: The Inside Story of Europe's Last War

The last of the devastating series of conflicts resulting from the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, the Kosovo War saw more than 13,500 fatalities, with reports of atrocities, amid controvers..

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Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin

Europe is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells the story of its evolution from warring peoples to peace, wealth and freedo..

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Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin, A

Europe has for two millennia been a remarkably successful continent. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins tells the story of its evolution from a battlefield of warring tribe..

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Shortest History Of Europe: Revised And Updated, The

Celebrated historian John Hirst offers a fascinating exploration of the qualities that made Europe a world-changing civilisation. The Shortest History of Europe begins with a rapid overview of Europ..

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Sicily: A Short History, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra

'Sicily is the key to everything' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The author of the classic book on Venice turns his sights to Sicily in this beautiful book full of maps and colour photographs. 'I discove..

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Sons and Soldiers

The story of young German Jews who escaped the Nazis, most often without their families, only to return a few years later to war-torn Europe as members of an elite secret U.S. Army unit. The young me..

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Spy Who Changed History, The

On the trail of Soviet infiltrator Agent Bleriot, Svetlana Lokhova takes the reader on a thrilling journey through Stalin's most audacious intelligence operation. On a sunny September day in 19..

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