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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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Sovietistan: A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

Erika Fatland takes the reader on a journey that is unknown to even the most seasoned globetrotter. The five former Soviet Republics' Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan al..

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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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St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire

From Peter the Great to Putin, this is the unforgettable story of St Petersburg - one of the most magical, menacing and influential cities in the world. St Petersburg has always felt like an impossibl..

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St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire

'This extraordinary book brings to life an astonishing place. Beautiful prose renders brutality vivid' The Times - BOOK OF THE WEEK From Peter the Great to Putin, this is the unforgettable story..

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St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire

'This extraordinary book brings to life an astonishing place. Beautiful prose renders brutality vivid' The Times - BOOK OF THE WEEK From Peter the Great to Putin, this is the unforgettable story..

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Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually expanded into a wider world filled with ..

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Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

The Sunday Times number one bestseller The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration an..

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Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred h..

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Strangest Family: The Private Lives of George III, Queen Charlotte and the Hanoverians

An intensely moving account of George III's doomed attempt to create a happy, harmonious family, written with astonishing emotional force by a stunning new history writer. George III came to the thron..

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Swerve : How the Renaissance Began

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction. Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordere..

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Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege

A 2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role pla..

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Tales from the Long Twelfth Century: The Rise and Fall of the Angevin Empire

This intriguing book tells the story of England's great medieval Angevin dynasty in an entirely new way. Departing from the usual king-centric narrative, Richard Huscroft instead centers each of his c..

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Tales from the Long Twelfth Century: The Rise and Fall of the Angevin Empire

This intriguing book tells the story of England's great medieval Angevin dynasty in an entirely new way. Departing from the usual king-centric narrative, Richard Huscroft instead centers each of his c..

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Templars

The remarkable story of the Knights Templar - the wealthiest, most powerful and most secretive of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST..

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Templars

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest internatio..

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The Spy Who Changed History: The Untold Story of How the Soviet Union Won the Race for America's Top Secrets

`A superbly researched and groundbreaking account of Soviet espionage in the Thirties ... remarkable' 5 review, Telegraph On the trail of Soviet infiltrator Agent Bleriot, in this bestseller, Sv..

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Theresienstadt 1941-1945: The Face of a Coerced Community

First published in 1955, with a revised edition appearing five years later, H. G. Adler's Theresienstadt, 1941-1945 is a foundational work in the field of Holocaust studies. As the first scholarly mon..

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Third Reich: How was a brutal dictatorship possible in a civilised nation in the mid 20th century?

Between 1933 and 1945, Germany was under the grip of the Third Reich. Headed by Adolf Hitler, this National Socialist state endeavoured to control every aspect of the nation's political, social, econo..

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Three Emperors: Three Cousins, Three Empires and the Road to World War One
To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949 (US Edition)

"Chilling..."To Hell and Back"should be required reading in every chancellery, every editorial cockpit and every place where peevish Euroskeptics do their thinking . Kershaw documents each and every i..

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To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949

In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its..

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Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia

'As much as anything, World War I turned on the fate of Ukraine'. The decision to go to war in 1914 had catastrophic consequences for Russia. The result was revolution, civil war and famine in 1917-20..

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Travellers in the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism Through the Eyes of Everyday People

"Compelling" - Daily Telegraph "Fascinating" - The Spectator The events that took place in Germany between 1919 and 1945 were dramatic and terrible but there were also moments of confusion, o..

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Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

The hitherto untold story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. On the evening of November 8, 1923, the thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitle..

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Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

Sixteen years before the Second World War, Adolf Hitler had already begun his plan to take over the world. With the help of nine close conspirators and a few hundred followers, he staged his first att..

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Tunnels: The Untold Story of the Escapes Under the Berlin Wall

In the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture and even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East B..

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Turkey: A Short History

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Twelve Apostles

Ireland, 1919: When Sinn Fein proclaims Dail Eireann the parliament of the independent Irish republic, London declares the new assembly to be illegal, and a vicious guerilla war breaks out between rep..

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Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the Habsburgs

On a snowy January morning in 1889, a worried servant hacked open a locked door at the remote hunting lodge deep in the Vienna Woods. Inside, he found two bodies sprawled on an ornate bed, blood oozin..

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Unquiet Women: From the Dusk of the Roman Empire to the Dawn of the Enlightenment

In a fascinating journey of rediscovery, Max Adams brings to life the forgotten experiences - and voices - of some of the most extraordinary women in history. Unquiet Women is an exquisitely c..

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Unwomanly Face of War

Why, having stood up for and held their own place in a once absolutely male world, have women not stood up for their history? A whole world is hidden from us. Their war remains unknown . . . I want to..

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Vanished Kingdoms:  History of Half-Forgotten Europe

From Norman Davies, the acclaimed author of "Europe: A History", comes the magical history of Europe's lost realms, selected as a Book of the Year by the "Sunday Times", "Daily Telegraph", "New States..

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Versailles

A magisterial overview of the creation, extension and adaptation of the palace of Versailles and its environs, and an exploration of the myth of Versailles from Louis XIV to the present day. Fe..

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Very Dangerous Woman: The Lives, Loves and Lies of Russia's Most Seductive Spy

Spy, adventurer, charismatic seductress and mistress of two of the century's greatest writers, the Russian aristocrat Baroness Moura Budberg was born in 1892 to indulgence, pleasure and selfishness. B..

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Victorians, The

People, not abstract ideas, make history and in this volume A.N. Wilson has pieced together hundreds of different lives to tell a story - one that is still unfinished in our own day. The "global villa..

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Vikings

Thoroughly updated and with a new foreword 'The Viking Age is shot through with the spirit of adventure. For 300 years, from just before AD800 until well into the eleventh century, the Vikings affect..

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Vikings

The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emp..

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Vikings

The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, wh..

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Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France

This is a Sunday Times Top Five Bestseller Shortlisted For The Samuel Johnson Prize 2014. From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French v..

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Violencia: A New History of Spain: Past, Present and the Future of the West

A controversial, urgent and new history of Spain from the best-selling interpreter of the country, Jason Webster. Spain's crises are deepening: Catalans struggle for independence, political..

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Visions of Empire: How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World

What the rulers of empire can teach us about navigating today's increasingly interconnected world The empires of the past were far-flung experiments in multinationalism and multiculturalism, and have..

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VSI - Russian History

Spanning the divide between Europe and Asia, Russia is a multi-ethnic empire with a huge territory, strategically placed and abundantly provided with natural resources. But Russia's territory has a ha..

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