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100 Letters that Changed the World

A collection of the most inspiring and powerful letters of all time. The written word has the power to inspire, astonish and entertain, as this collection of 100 letters that changed history will..

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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 Ghosts, Spirits and the Supernatural

A spine-chilling illustrated history Discover the spine-chilling history of ghosts and the supernatural across the world in this stunningly illustrated guide. A History of Ghosts, Spirits a..

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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 Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics & Pagans

An authoritative and concise history of witchcraft from the ancient world up to the present day. Witchcraft has always been a fluid and intriguing belief system that has enchanted and sometimes ..

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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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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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Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present

The international best-selling author explores the revolutions-past and present-that define the chaotic, polarized and unstable age in which we live Fareed Zakaria first warned of the threat of \..

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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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An African History of Africa: From the Dawn of Humanity to Independence

Zeinab Badawi, award-winning broadcaster and President of SOAS, tells an epic story of the oldest inhabited continent in the world from an African perspective, for fans of William Dalrymple, David Olu..

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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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Challenger: A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space

The definitive, dramatic, minute-by-minute story of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster by New York Times-bestselling author Adam Higginbotham, based on fascinating new archival research and in..

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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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Crecy: Battle of Five Kings

'Like Crecy itself, this book is a triumph and the tale it tells gives an old story new life.'- Bernard Cornwell, bestselling author of The Last Kingdom series A groundbreaking new study of the b..

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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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Emperor of Rome

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN & NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BLACKWELL'S NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023 'Extraordinary ... a deliciously varied tap..

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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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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 bestseller Fake History, Otto English, comes a shocking yet hilarious look at ten of the greatest liars in history. 'A brilliant book.' James O'Brien ..

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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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Fall of Civilizations: Stories of Greatness and Decline

Based on the podcast with over 100 million downloads,Fall of Civilizationsbrilliantly explores how a range of ancient societies rose to power and sophistication, and how they tipped over into collapse..

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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-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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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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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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