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That Was the Church That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People

The Church of England still seemed an essential part of Englishness, and even of the British state, when Mrs Thatcher was elected in 1979. The decades which followed saw a seismic shift in the foundat..

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The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

A brilliant artist, working with a bestselling historian, uses digital techniques to bring vividly to life 200 photographs of the defining events and personalities of the modern world. 'A spla..

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The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age

This is the book that made Simon Schama's reputation when first published in 1987. A historical masterpiece, it is an epic account of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age of Rembrandt and van Diemen. ..

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The World's Most Prestigious Prize: The Inside Story of the Nobel Peace Prize

The World's Most Prestigious Prize: The Inside Story of the Nobel Peace Prize is a fascinating, insider account of the Nobel peace prize. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Norwegian Nobel Institu..

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This Way Madness Lies: The Asylum and Beyond

Is mental illness - or madness - at root an illness of the body, a disease of the mind, or a sickness of the soul? Should those who suffer from it be secluded from society or integrated more fully int..

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Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

For the mothers of the disappeared in 1970s Argentina, protest was difficult. Every Thursday they marched in front of government buildings wearing headscarves embroidered with the names of their lost ..

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Time Travel Handbook: From Pompeii to Woodstock

Have you ever wondered what you might need to wear if you were setting off back in time to be at the execution of Charles I? Or what might have been the best vantage point to watch the eruption of Mou..

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Timelines: The Events that Shaped History

John Haywood presents a grand sweep of global history in an immediately accessible format via concise, insightful and engaging text summaries alongside timelines, maps and illustrations. There are 50 ..

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Titans of History: The Giants Who Made Our World

NEW EDITION - FEATURING UPDATED INTRODUCTION AND NEW CHAPTERS The giant characters of history - from Mozart to Michelangelo, Shakespeare to Einstein, Henry VIII to Hitler, Catherine the Great to Marga..

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Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought

In this magnificent and encyclopedic overview, James T. Kloppenberg presents the history of democracy from the perspective of those who struggled to envision and achieve it. The story of democracy rem..

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Trial of Strength: Adventures and misadventures on the wild and remote subantarctic islands

The world's subantarctic islands circle the lower part of the globe below New Zealand, Australia, Africa and South America in the 'Roaring Forties' and 'Furious Fifties' latitudes. They are filled wit..

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Triumph of the City

Understanding the modern city and the powerful forces within it is the life's work of Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser, who at forty is hailed as one of the world's most exciting urban thinkers...

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'A mesmerizingly fascinating tale, one astonishing adventure after another. I could not stop reading this beautifully written book.' Michael Finkel, author of The Stranger in the Woods 'A unique his..

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Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

In his landmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now in the third book in this monum..

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Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans

Vast Expanses is a cultural, environmental and geopolitical history that examines the relationship between humans and oceans, reaching back across geological and evolutionary time and exploring differ..

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Venus and Aphrodite

Through ancient art, evocative myth, exciting archaeological revelations and philosophical explorations Bettany Hughes shows why this immortal goddess endures through to the twenty-first century, and ..

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Victims of Progress

Victims of Progress, now in its sixth edition, offers a compelling account of how technology and development affect indigenous peoples throughout the world. Bodley's expansive look at the struggle bet..

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Voices of Guinness: An Oral History of the Park Royal Brewery

Imagine a workplace where workers enjoyed a well-paid job for life, one where they could start their day with a pint of stout and a smoke, and enjoy free meals in silver service canteens and restauran..

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Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World

VOICES OF HISTORY celebrates the great speeches of world history and cultural life. In this exuberant collection, acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore takes us on a journey from ancient times to..

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Voyages of Discovery: A visual celebration of ten of the greatest natural history expeditions

Voyages of Discovery is a mesmerising visual record of ten of the world's most significant natural history expeditions. Superb artworks and photographs spanning three centuries document advances ..

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Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick

'This is history with all the eerie qualities of a short story by Borges: emperors wait for barbarians, labyrinthine complexes of walls are discovered in mysterious deserts. A haunting and brilliant a..

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War is in the Mountains

Mountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world's population yet host a strikingly disproportionate share of the world's conflicts. Mountains provide a natural refuge for those who want ..

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Waves of Prosperity: India, China and the West - How Global Trade Transformed the World

When the Genoese merchant, Marco Polo, first arrived in Dynastic China he was faced with a society far advanced of anything he had encountered in Europe. The ports were filled with commodities from al..

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We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama

'Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change we seek' In his speeches as president, Barack Obama had the po..

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Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future

Book of the Week on Radio 4. "Gripping". (The Times). "Exhilarating". (Sunday Times). In an age when a storm was evidence of God's wrath, pioneering meteorologists had to fight against convention and ..

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Western Values Defended: A Primer

There is only one path to shining the light of understanding on the times in which we live, and that is to know our place in history. Contrary to the common notion that history is a dull and dusty top..

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What Is History?

E.H. Carr's What Is History? is the classic introduction to the theory of history. Exploding the Victorian myth of history as a simple record of fact, Carr draws on sources from Nietzsche to Herodotus..

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When They Go Low, We Go High: Speeches that shape the world - and why we need them

A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR `For all those who believe in the politics of principle and hope this a wonderful reminder that they do not always lose. For all those who despair that politics can ever ..

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When They Go Low, We Go High: Speeches that shape the world - and why we need them

`For all those who believe in the politics of principle and hope this a wonderful reminder that they do not always lose. For all those who despair that politics can ever be inspiring again this is a m..

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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

The New York Times Bestseller, with a new preface from the author "This estimable book rides into the summer doldrums like rural electrification. . . . It deals in the truths that matter."--Dwight Gar..

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Who Owns History?: Elgin's Loot and the Case for Returning Plundered Treasure

Hard on the heels of his best-selling autobiography Rather His Own Man, one of Australia's foremost public intellectuals turns his mind to the great contemporary question that divides the world of art..

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Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules

Victoria Woodhull, Mary Wollstonecraft, Aimee Semple McPherson, Edwina Mountbatten, Margaret Argyll and Chanel were all women who dared. They had no time for what society said they could and couldn't ..

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Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History

Here Eduardo Cadava demonstrates that Walter Benjamin articulates his conception of history through the language of photography. Focusing on Benjamin's discussions of the flashes and images of history..

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World History 101: From ancient Mesopotamia and the Viking conquests to NATO and WikiLeaks, an essential primer on world history

Uncover the mysteries of the past with this exciting, comprehensive guide on world history.History books are often filled with long descriptions, complex facts, and stories that can bore even the most..

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World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age

A truly global view of history covering over 350 of the world's most important turning points. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, this is an essential gift for every history buff. World History is the..

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Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex: The Extraordinary & Distressing Memoir That Inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick

Read Owen Chase's memoir which inspired Moby-Dick and In the Heart of the Sea, the major motion picture from Ron Howard,which will be released December 2015. Owen Chase was the first mate on the ill-f..

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Written in History: Letters that Changed the World

INCLUDES NEW MATERIAL WRITTEN IN HISTORY celebrates the great letters of world history, creative culture and personal life. Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects over one hundr..

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Written in History: Letters that Changed the World

WRITTEN IN HISTORY celebrates the great letters of world history, creative culture and personal life. Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects over one hundred letters from ancient times to ..

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Year without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History

Like Winchester's "Krakatoa, ""The Year Without Summer" reveals a year of dramatic global change long forgotten by history In the tradition of "Krakatoa," "The World Without Us," and "Guns, Germs and ..

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