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East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

'A monumental achievement: profoundly personal, told with love, anger and great precision' - John le Carre When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the w..

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Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

The complex world of Egyptian myth is clearly illuminated in this fascinating new approach to ancient Egypt. Geraldine Pinch explores the cultural and historical background behind a wide variety of so..

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Empire of Democracy: The Remaking of the West since the Cold War, 1971-2017

Half a century ago, at the height of the Cold War and amidst a world economic crisis, the Western democracies were forced to undergo a profound transformation. Against what some saw as a full-scale 'c..

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Empire of Guns

We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology. Empire of Guns, is a rich and ambitious new book by award-winning historian Priya Satia, which upe..

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End is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses, The

In his first book, the creator of the award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks to some of humanity's most apocalyptic moments to understand the challenges of our future. Do tough times crea..

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Energy: A Human History

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Engineering Revolution: How the Modern World was Changed by Technology, The

Over the past two million years that human species have inhabited the Planet Earth they have distinguished themselves by their ability to make and do things creatively to ensure their survival. From t..

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Enlightenment that Failed: Ideas, Revolution, and Democratic Defeat, 1748-1830

The Enlightenment that Failed explores the growing rift between those Enlightenment trends and initiatives that appealed exclusively to elites and those aspiring to enlighten all of society by raising..

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Erebus: The Story of a Ship

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER _______________ In the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time. On the first, she ve..

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Erebus: The Story of a Ship

In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwat..

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Europe: A Natural History

It is hard to overstate just how unusual Europe was towards the end of the age of the dinosaurs. It was a dynamic island arc whose individual landmasses were made up of diverse geological types, inclu..

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Europe: The First 100 Million Years

It is hard to overstate just how unusual Europe was towards the end of the age of the dinosaurs. It was a dynamic island arc whose individual landmasses were made up of diverse geological types, inclu..

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Exploration Treasury (RGS (with IGB))

Discover some of the great archival treasures of the Royal Geographical Society. Some of the greatest expeditions are described and illustrated with maps, photographs and illustrations by official art..

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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air

'Nominally a history of the hot air balloon, 'Falling Upwards' is really a history of hope and fantasy - and the quixotic characters who disobeyed that most fundamental laws of physics and gave humans..

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Fallout: A Journey Through the Nuclear Age, From the Atom Bomb to Radioactive Waste

At a moment when a new generation of power stations and weapons are being developed, Fallout is a measured and fascinating exploration of our most misunderstood energy source and asks: what can we lea..

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Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb

Between December 1943 and August 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill ignited the Cold War, a superpower rivalry that would dominate the world over half a century, by building an atom..

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Fascinating Footnotes from History

'Giles Milton is a man who can take an event from history and make it come alive ...an inspiration for those of us who believe that history can be exciting and entertaining' Matthew Redhead, The Times..

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Fifties, The

"The Fifties" is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that David Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. It is the decade of Joe..

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Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

When the Great War ended in 1918, the West was broken. Religious faith, patriotism and the belief in human progress had all been called into question by the mass carnage experienced by both sides. She..

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Freedom

In this timely and very readable new work, Walvin focuses not on abolitionism or the brutality and suffering of slavery, but on resistance, the resistance of the enslaved themselves - from sabotage an..

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Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century: Abridged Edition

An accessible synthesis of the prescient best seller exploring seventeenth-century catastrophe and the impact of climate change First published in 2013, Geoffrey Parker's prize-winning best seller Glo..

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God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders: Reynald de Chatillon

In 2010, a parcel bomb was sent from Yemen by an al-Qaeda operative with the intention of blowing up a plane over America. The device was intercepted before the plan could be put into action, but what..

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Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History, The

** A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ** All textiles begin with a twist. From colourful 30,000-year old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to what the linen wrappings of Tutankhamun's mummy a..

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Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History, The

'Fascinating . . . The history of the world through the eye of a needle . . . I recommend this book to anyone' THE SPECTATOR 'A charming, absorbing and history that takes us on a journey from the..

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Great Cities in History

From the origins of urbanization in Mesopotamia to the global metropolises of today, great cities have marked the development of human civilization. The Great Cities in History tells their stories, fr..

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Great Explorers: Forty of the Greatest Men and Women Who Changed Our Perception of the World

What inspires explorers to push back the boundaries of the known world? Why do they risk their lives in unforgiving conditions far from home? How do they survive at the limits of human endurance? Who ..

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Great Influenza : The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague inHistory
Great South Land

How Dutch sailors found Australia and an English Pirate almost beat Captain Cook. On 15 January 1688 - almost 100 years to the day before Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Botany Bay as commander of ..

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Greatest Blunders...Ever!

Take a look at the biggest mishaps and miscalculations ever made.The Greatest Blunders...Ever! features a wealth of humongous historical bloopers and the people who made them. From the murder of Juliu..

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Greatest Mysteries...Ever!

Explore the most baffling puzzles, conundrums and secrets from throughout the ages. The world is full of grey areas, enigmas and unsolved mysteries, which can fascinate, intrigue and occasionally anno..

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Guerrilla Warfare: Kings of Revolution

The concept of guerrilla warfare is not decades, but many centuries old, with earliest writing on the subject by Sun Tzu dating back to the 6th Century BC. Some guerrilla tactics are probably as old a..

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Guns, Germs & Steel : A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13000 Years

This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents. Geography and biography, not r..

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Guns, Germs and Steel: (Patterns of Life)

PATTERNS OF LIFE- SPECIAL EDITIONS OF GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE BOOKS Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Jared Diamond puts the case..

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Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world..

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Heritage Studies: Methods and Approaches

This is the first volume specifically dedicated to the consolidation and clarification of Heritage Studies as a distinct field with its own means of investigation. It presents the range of methods tha..

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Hero, The

WHAT MAKES A HERO? WHO BETTER TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION THAN LEE CHILD... `It's Lee Child. Why would you not read it?' Karin Slaughter `I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn..

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Heyday: The 1850s and the Dawn of the Global Age

'Excellent ...This is narrative history of the highest quality' Andrew Lycett, Sunday Telegraph 'Wonderfully engrossing and intelligent ...clever and entertaining' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times HE..

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Histories of Nations: How Their Identities Were Forged

National history is a vital part of national self-definition. Most books on the history of the world try to impose a uniform narrative, written usually from a single writer's point of view. Histories ..

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Histories of the Unexpected: How Everything Has a History

In this fascinating and original new book, Sam Willis and James Daybell lead us on a journey of historical discovery that tackles some of the greatest historical themes - from the Tudors to the Second..

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History

Bringing the people and events of history to life, History makes the past accessible and relevant. Featuring the important events and figures that have shaped the present, from the very origins of hum..

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History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers, The

A wall in the distant north cuts the world in two. Ruthless seaborne warriors raid the coasts from their war galleys, yearning to regain lost glories. A young nobleman and his kin are slaughtered unde..

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History Day by Day: 366 Voices from the Past

`What a wonderful, eclectic daily diet of historical speech! Each entry - one for each day of the year - transports us back to hear the voices of the past, and gives us an empathic, learned, and fasc..

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History of Judaism, A

Judaism is by some distance the oldest of the three Abrahamic religions and, despite the extraordinarily varied forms it has taken and diverse beliefs it has contained over three millennia, it has bee..

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History of the World

Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the..

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History of the World

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History of the World in 100 Objects

This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explor..

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History of the World in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

Jenni Murray gives the lie to Thomas Carlyle's infamous declaration that `the history of the world is but the biography of great men.' Women have played just as great a role in the story of humankind,..

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History of the World in 21 Women: A Personal Selection, A

From the bestselling author of A History of Britain in 21 Women The history of the world is the history of great women. Marie Curie discovered radium and revolutionised medical s..

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History of the World in Bite Sized Chunks

History is a rich, varied and fascinating subject, so it's rare to find the whole lot in one book ...until now. The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks pulls it all together, from the world's ea..

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History of the World in Twelve Maps

Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, maps of the world are unavoidably ideological and su..

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History of the World Map by Map

Much more than a history atlas, this book drops you right in the heart of the action, as 130 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of A..

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