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11:40: Analysis of Evasive Manoeuvres & Damage Assessment on RMS Titanic

A new study into those pivotal moments around the striking of the iceberg, during which the fate of Titanic, and the 2,208 souls aboard, was realised At 11:40pm on 14 April 1912, Titanic collided wit..

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A Cold Spell: A Human History of Ice

Taking us from the beginning of our story to the present day, A Cold Spell examines how ice has shaped our thoughts, actions and societies - and what it means for us that it is rapidly disappearing fr..

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A History of Delusions: The Glass King, a Substitute Husband and a Walking Corpse

'Fascinating and compassionate' Horatio Clare The King of France - thinking he was made of glass - was terrified he might shatter...and he wasn't alone. After the Emperor met his..

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A History of the Barricade

In the history of European revolutions, the barricade stands as a glorious emblem. Its symbolic importance arises principally from the barricades of Eric Hazan's native Paris, where they were instrume..

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A History of the World in 47 Borders: The Stories Behind the Lines on Our Maps

People have been drawing lines on maps for as long as there have been maps to draw on. Sometimes rooted in physical geography, sometimes entirely arbitrary, these lines might often have looked very di..

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A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks

'Masterful and entrancing - this is big history at its best.' Professor Alice Roberts, author of Ancestors 'A real-life Indiana Jones takes readers on a dive through these underwater museum..

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A History of Women in 101 Objects: A walk through female history

The way we remember the past today remains dishearteningly patriarchal: a place where women have always been oppressed by men, from ancient times to the present day. A History of Women in 101 Objects ..

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A Pipeline Runs Through It: The Story of Oil from Ancient Times to the First World War

The origin story of our modern oil age Petroleum has always been used by humans- as an adhesive by Neanderthals, as a waterproofing agent in Noah's Ark and as a weapon during the Crusades. Its ex..

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A Short History of the World in 50 Lies

Taking readers on a global journey through human history, Natasha Tidd examines how lies can change the world around us, from Julius Caesar's deceptive PR machine to the cover-ups that caused Chernoby..

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Adriatic: A Concert of Civilizations at the End of the Modern Age

" An elegantly layered exploration of Europe's past and future . . . a multifaceted masterpiece."-The Wall Street Journal "A lovely, personal journey around the Adriatic, in which Robert Kaplan ..

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Agents of Influence: How the KGB Subverted Western Democracies

Agents of Influence reveals the secret history of an intelligence agency gone out of control, accountable to no one but itself and intent on subverting Western politics on a near-inconceivable scale. ..

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Astonish Me!: First Nights That Changed the World

A SUNDAY TIMES BEST FILM AND THEATRE BOOK OF 2022 'Anyone in love with the arts will fall in love with this beautifully written and fascinating book' - Kathy Burke Astonish Me! is an adrenal..

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Astray: A History of Wandering

This book explores how, far from being limited to deviation from known pathways or desirable plans of action, wandering is an abundant source of meaning - a force as intimately involved in the history..

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Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

The definitive biography of the world's most important body of water - the Atlantic. One hundred and ninety million years ago, the shifting of two of the world's tectonic plates led to the creation..

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Bad Gays: A Homosexual History

Too many popular histories seek to establish heroes, pioneers and martyrs but as Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller argue, the past is filled with queer people whose sexualities and/or dastardly deeds have bee..

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Banned Books

A compelling illustrated account of history's most famous banned written works Discover the stories behind the most shocking and infamous books ever published. Censorship of one form or anot..

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Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation

A revelatory historical indictment of the long afterlife of slavery in the Atlantic world To fully understand why the shadow of slavery haunts us today, we must confront the flawed way that it en..

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Class War: A Literary History

We live in an age of class war. Rising inequality and the ever-increasing stakes of our brutal economic divide serve as constant reminders of this conflict. But this is no modern phenomena. Class war ..

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Climate Chaos: Lessons on Survival from Our Ancestors

Human-made climate change may have begun in the last two hundred years, but our species has witnessed many eras of climate instability. The results have not always been pretty. From Ancient Egypt to R..

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Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine

Two leading authorities - a bestselling historian and the outstanding battlefield commander and strategist of our time - collaborate on a landmark examination of war since 1945. Conflict is both a ..

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Culture: A New World History

Can anyone really own a culture? This magnificent account argues that the story of global civilisations is one of mixing, sharing, and borrowing. It shows how art forms have crisscrossed continents ..

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Culture: The surprising connections and influences between civilisations

It shows how art forms have crisscrossed continents over centuries to produce masterpieces. From Nefertiti's lost city and the Islamic Golden Age to twentieth century Nigerian theatre and Modernist po..

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Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion comprehensively and deliberately extinguished the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adh..

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Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

'If great books encourage you to look at the world in an entirely new way, then Dominion is a very great book indeed . . . Written with terrific learning, enthusiasm and good humour, Holland's book is..

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Economists in the Cold War: How a Handful of Economists Fought the Battle of Ideas

Economists in the Cold War is an account of the economic drivers and outcomes of the Cold War, told through the stories of seven international economists, who were all closely involved in theory and p..

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Elixir: A Story of Perfume, Science and the Search for the Secret of Life

Set amidst the unforgettable sights and smells of 18th and 19th Century Paris, Elixir tells the story of Edouard Laugier and Auguste Laurent, the son of a perfumer and a fellow aspiring chemist, who m..

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Empires of the Steppes

An epic history of how the so-called 'barbarians of the steppes' shaped the modern world. 'This is a history of epic scope that brings together the empires of the steppe land with the caravan ci..

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Empires of the Steppes: The Nomadic Tribes Who Shaped Civilization

The barbarian nomads of the Eurasian steppes have played a decisive role in world history, but their achievements have gone largely unnoticed. These nomadic tribes have produced some of the world's gr..

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Engineers of Human Souls: Four Writers Who Changed Twentieth-Century Minds

Four writers. Four dictators. One world, changed out of all recognition. ENGINEERS OF HUMAN SOULS is an intimate and shocking shadow history of creative vanity in a time that turned writers - once the..

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Extinctions: How Life Survives, Adapts and Evolves

A journey through the great mass-extinction events that have shaped our Earth. Drawing on the latest research, this timely and original book lays out the current scientific understanding of mass..

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Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World

'Subtle, compendious and rich' - James McConnachie, The Sunday Times 'Dazzling ... Finlay's adventures, vividly recounted, make enthralling reading ... This book is equally an inspiration and an edu..

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Fake Heroes: Ten False Icons and How they Altered the Course of History

From the author of Fake History, Otto English, comes a shocking yet hilarious look at ten of the greatest liars from our past, examining these previously unquestioned idols and exposing what they were..

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Fake History: 101 Things that Never Happened

A funny, revealing, myth-busting guide to all the history you thought happened but never actually did, from historical expert Jo Teeuwisse, better known online as The Fake History Hunter. Fake ne..

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Fear

It's been said that, after 9/11, the 2008 financial crash and the Covid-19 pandemic, we're a more fearful society than ever before. Yet fear, and the panic it produces, have long been driving forces -..

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Femina: A New History of the Middle Ages, Through the Women Written Out of It

A bestselling, groundbreaking reappraisal of medieval femininity, revealing why women have been written out of history, and why it matters, by Oxford historian Janina Ramirez. THE INSTANT SUNDAY ..

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Fire Island: A Queer History

"A beautiful, beguiling journey to the ultimate queer utopia" - Olivia Laing "Clued-up but insatiably thirsty, poignant, packed with literary intrigue, Fire Island is a beaming beach read" - Jere..

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Great Archaeologists, The

A gripping account of 200 years of archaeological research, excavation and thought, told through the life stories of 70 of the world's greatest pioneers and practitioners. Brian Fagan has assem..

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Great-Uncle Harry: A Tale of War and Empire

Michael Palin recreates the extraordinary life and tragic death of a First World War soldier - his great-uncle Harry. 'An important historical record and a well-paced story in its own right, Grea..

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Great-Uncle Harry: A Tale of War and Empire

Michael Palin recreates the extraordinary life and tragic death of a First World War soldier - his great-uncle Harry. From the time, many years ago, when Michael Palin first heard that his grandf..

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Hands of Time: A Watchmaker's History of Time

BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK: An intricate and personal history of watches and time from an extraordinary watchmaker and historian 'An exquisite book, as beautifully put together as one of ..

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Heaven on Earth: The Lives and Legacies of the World's Greatest Cathedrals

A glorious illustrated history of sixteen of the world's greatest cathedrals, interwoven with the extraordinary stories of the people who built them. 'An impeccable guide to the golden age of eccle..

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Hello Human: A History of Visual Communication

A kaleidoscopic journey tracing the methods and means of visual communication from the cave paintings of the earliest humans to the 'photograph' of a black hole in deep space. Since the beginni..

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Heresy: Jesus Christ and the Other Sons of God

'In the beginning was the Word,' says the Gospel of John. This sentence - and the words of all four gospels - is central to the teachings of the Christian church and has shaped Western art, literature..

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Heritage: A History of How We Conserve Our Past

What is heritage? When was it invented? What is its place in the world today? What is its place tomorrow? Heritage is all around us: millions belong to its organisations, tens of thousands volun..

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Heroines in History: A Thousand Faces

Develops the tradition of heroization in women's history and challenges and develops from it using historical examples in an archetype framework - this is something students will find engaging Wome..

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Hidden Histories: 100 Wild Stories You Never Learned in History Class

We all know what was written in the history books. There are some stories we've heard a hundred times-but often our understanding of these events and people is narrow. Have you ever wondered about the..

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History of the World Map by Map

A uniquely illustrated guide to the history of our world Witness our incredible human story unfold - from the very first people in Africa to the collapse of Communism and beyond - exquisitely cha..

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History Year by Year: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Events that Shaped the World

A concise and detailed chronological survey of world events from early human ancestors to the present day Discover the world's most significant events through a detailed, dynamic, book-long timel..

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History: The Definitive Visual Guide

From prehistoric times to the 21st century, the compelling story of world history may both surprise and inspire This lavishly illustrated visual encyclopedia tells the story of our world in depth..

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going. War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is di..

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Homo Sapiens Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution Rewriting Our Origins

An expert palaeoarchaeologist reveals how our understanding of the evolution of our species has been transformed by momentous discoveries and technological advancements. Who are we? How do scie..

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