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The Desert War: The Classic Trilogy on the North African Campaign 1940-43 by Alan Moorehead
The Desert War: The Classic Trilogy on the North African Campaign 1940-43

In 1940, Alan Moorehead was sent to cover the North Africa campaign by the Daily Express, and he followed its dramatic course all the way to 1943. The three books he subsequently wrote about the Desert War – later collected as his ‘African Trilogy'
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Navajos Wear Nikes by Jim Kristofic
Navajos Wear Nikes

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The Moon Opera by Bi Feiyu
The Moon Opera

The debut novel of one of China's rising young literary talents—a gem of a book that takes a piercing look into the world of Chinese opera and its female stars In a fit of diva jealousy, Xiao Yanqiu, star of The Moon Opera, disfigures her understudy
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Queen Elizabeth in the Garden: A Story of Love, Rivalry, and Spectacular Gardens by Trea Martyn
Queen Elizabeth in the Garden: A Story of Love, Rivalry, and Spectacular Gardens

Taking a fresh and original approach to the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I, this book tells the incredible story of her great passion for gardens, and how the two most powerful men in England during her reign fought a decade-long duel for their queen's
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Planning A Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam by Larry Berman
Planning A Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam

"Takes an historically important decision, places it in its immediate stream of policy development, perceptions and events and adds what was missing from the Pentagon Papers."-Richard E. Neustadt, Harvard University

"A thoroughly researched and highly
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The Liberal Tradition in America by Louis Hartz
The Liberal Tradition in America

Hartz's influential interpretation of american political thought since the Revolution. He contends that americanca gave rise to a new concept of a liberal society, a "liberal tradition" that has been central to our experience of events both at home and
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The Cycles of American History by Jr. " Arthur M. "Schlesinger
The Cycles of American History

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., first revealed the sequences that governed American politics over the past two centuries in The Cycles of American History. In this updated edition, the prominent political historian continues to reflect on the "recurring struggle
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To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done For America - A History by Lillian Faderman
To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done For America - A History

This landmark work of lesbian history focuses on how certain late-nineteenth-century and twentieth-century women whose lives can be described as lesbian were in the forefront of the battle to secure the rights and privileges that large numbers of Americans
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Sheba: Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen by Nicholas Clapp
Sheba: Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen

Three thousand years ago, a dusky queen swept into the court of King Solomon, and from that time to the present day, her tale has been told and retold. Who was this queen? Did she really exist? In a quixotic odyssey that takes him to Ethiopia, Arabia,
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Aristotle's Children by Richard E. Rubenstein
Aristotle's Children

Europe was in the long slumber of the Middle Ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language was all but forgotten, until a group of twelfth-century scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His ideas spread like wildfire
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The Export of Communism: And the Missionary of Central Europe by Heiko Bubholz
The Export of Communism: And the Missionary of Central Europe

Seminar paper aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Ausland, Note: 1,0 (A), Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie (Centre for European Studies), Veranstaltung: History of International Relations between Russia and Central Europe, 26 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis,
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British-American relations in the 1920s by Erik Beck
British-American relations in the 1920s

I) Introduction:
Answering the above question one must look back to the First World War. Various scholars have shown that the origins of tensions in Anglo-American relations derive mostly from problems centred on issues of the Great War. Therefore research
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Was German expansionism which led to World War II simply an extension of the war aims of 1914-18? by Carsten Lietz
Was German expansionism which led to World War II simply an extension of the war aims of 1914-18?

Were it only the exceptional ideas and plans of Adolf Hitler and his NSDAP that led to World War II or did the Führer only succeed in the old aims of German foreign - and in the end - war policy of the former empire? If yes, it would not be only Hitler's
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Did Stalin have a consistent national policy? by Maximilian Spinner
Did Stalin have a consistent national policy?

This essay outlines the development of Stalin's policies on Soviet ethnic and national groups. Based on selected writings by Stalin and other original sources it shows when, how and why his approach to the national question changed over time.
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Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power by Niall Ferguson
Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power

A splendid history... If Americans want to be convinced of the benefits of empire, as well as apprised of its costs, they need merely pick up Ferguson's dazzling book.-Weekly Standard
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Texas Ranger Tales: Stories That Need Telling by Mike Cox
Texas Ranger Tales: Stories That Need Telling

They were men who could not be stampeded, said the late Colonel Homer Garrison Jr. of the men who wore the badge of the Texas Rangers. Colonist Stephen F. Austin, during the earliest days of Anglo settlement in Texas, wrote that he would employ 10 men
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Texas Ranger Tales: Stories That Need Telling by Mike Cox
Texas Ranger Tales: Stories That Need Telling

They were men who could not be stampeded, said the late Colonel Homer Garrison Jr. of the men who wore the badge of the Texas Rangers. Colonist Stephen F. Austin, during the earliest days of Anglo settlement in Texas, wrote that he would employ 10 men
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When Darkness Falls: Tales of San Antonio Ghosts and Hauntings by Docia Shultz Williams
When Darkness Falls: Tales of San Antonio Ghosts and Hauntings

Once again, well-known ghost story writer Docia Williams brings us an all-new book about recent ghost sightings and mysterious happenings in the Alamo City. A chilling book for those wanting a guide to places where spirits are known to rendezvous or for
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Texas Tales Your Teacher Never Told You by C. F. Eckhardt
Texas Tales Your Teacher Never Told You

Charlie Eckhardt, a newspaper columnist and owner of the Lone Star Barber Shop in Seguin, Texas, spins his tales as only Charlie can. This book covers such topics as the little-known first Texas revolution and the counterrevolution of 1838-1840; the Linville
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Texas Indian Myths & Legends by Jane Arcger
Texas Indian Myths & Legends

Step into a colorful pageantry of the powerful people who once ruled and still influence the great state of Texas. From the Caddo in the Piney Woods, the Lipan Apache in the Southwest, the Wichita at the Red River, and the Comanche across the Great
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Texas Ranger Tales II by Mike Cox
Texas Ranger Tales II

Texas Ranger Tales II continues the amazing saga of the legendary Rangers with new stories that include accounts from the days when Big Foot Wallace, legendary Ranger hero, was a serious force to be reckoned with; little know but extraordinary tales of
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Texas Ranger Tales II by Mike Cox
Texas Ranger Tales II

Texas Ranger Tales II continues the amazing saga of the legendary Rangers with new stories that include accounts from the days when Big Foot Wallace, legendary Ranger hero, was a serious force to be reckoned with; little know but extraordinary tales of
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Lawmen of the Old West: The Bad Guys: The Bad Guys by Del Cain
Lawmen of the Old West: The Bad Guys: The Bad Guys

The lawmen in this book were serious offenders against the laws they had at one time sworn to uphold. Their skills were honed in range wars and family feuds and polished along the cattle trails, in the saloons and banks, and on the trains of the West.
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Singin' a Lonesome Song: Texas Prison Tales by Gary Brown
Singin' a Lonesome Song: Texas Prison Tales

These prison tales include chain-bus drivers, wild bull riders, and a prison baseball team that took on the Texas semi-pro champions in Houston's old Buff Stadium. They include inmates and prisoners of war supplying materials to the Confederate army and
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Gary Brown27 Jun 2013$17.99

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Irish Catholics in Canadian and American Historiography by Jana Berger
Irish Catholics in Canadian and American Historiography

'Tir na-Og,' the land of eternal youth, lying far out in the ocean, is a part of Irish mythology since the day the ancient legends were told for the first time. Judging from the numbers, the Irish as a people seem to have found this land on the North American
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Jana Berger22 Jul 2013$17.99

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German Reparation Issue by Heiko Bubholz
German Reparation Issue

The period of the Weimar Republic is one of the most piquant chapters in German history. Apart from the tyrannical Nazi regime it might be the most elaborated fraction of Germany's modern history. The reason appears in retrospective: the stormy times of
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Heiko Bubholz23 Jul 2013$17.99

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Cuba and the Missile Crisis: The Soviet Decision to Deploy Nuclear Missiles by Ralf Käcks
Cuba and the Missile Crisis: The Soviet Decision to Deploy Nuclear Missiles

It might perhaps be correct to say that never in history has any historical event assembled such great importance in all of its aspects, and been studied in such depth. I believe that is fully understandable, because never before had humankind been so
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Ralf Käcks23 Jul 2013$17.99

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Texas Gulag: The Chain Gang Years 1875-1925 by Gary Brown
Texas Gulag: The Chain Gang Years 1875-1925

For fifty years prison inmates in Texas were leased out to railroads, coal mines, farm plantations, and sawmill crews with terrible incidences of brutality, cruelty, injury, and death to the prisoners. It was a period in which the state prison system was
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Gary Brown26 Jul 2013$17.99

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Jon McConal's Texas by Jon McConal
Jon McConal's Texas

The native Texan writes about a wide variety of subjects including ghost, cemeteries, celebrations, pets, veterans, and personal stories.
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Was the victory over Hitler in the Great Patriotic War achieved inspite of Stalins policies ? by Maximilian Spinner
Was the victory over Hitler in the Great Patriotic War achieved inspite of Stalins policies ?

This essay discusses Stalin's domestic policies during World War II and whether they contributed to or impeded Soviet victory in the war.
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The revolutionary potential of anti-Stalinist uprisings: Berlin 1953 and Budapest 1956 by Maximilian Spinner
The revolutionary potential of anti-Stalinist uprisings: Berlin 1953 and Budapest 1956

This essay compares the revolutionary character of two anti-Stalinist uprisings in the communist bloc. Based on different social theories of revolution it closely compares the cases Berlin 1953 and Budapest 1956 - the former being a worker's rising, the
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To what extent do you agree that the Gesta Francorum is a simple soldier's straightforward account of the First Crusade by Michael Gärtner
To what extent do you agree that the Gesta Francorum is a simple soldier's straightforward account of the First Crusade

In the eleventh century the Christian lands of Western Europe were in trouble.
Afflicted by the repeated invasions from North and South and East, by the collapse of
internal order, by brutal oppression of the weak, by the laxity and ignorance of the
clergy,
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What role did the Freikorps play in the Weimar Republic? by Michael Gärtner
What role did the Freikorps play in the Weimar Republic?

In this essay I shall examine the role of the Freikorps in the Weimar Republic and show how they
changed from loyal government troops in 1918 - 1920, to reactionary forces by 1923. To some
historians, the Freikorps have no place in political history, but
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Nottingham:from garden town to industrial slum (1750-1830) by Anne Sophie Günzel
Nottingham:from garden town to industrial slum (1750-1830)

Seminar paper aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Ausland, Note: 70% in England und 1,0 in D, University of Nottingham (School of History), Veranstaltung: Advanced Seminar, Sprache: Englisch.
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The 'Ostpolitik' of the social-liberal coalition by Arne Noack
The 'Ostpolitik' of the social-liberal coalition

The rising threat of a nuclear war
The conflict between the two superpowers eventually emerging after the second World War, brought the world on the verge of a nuclear war during the Cuban Missile crisis 1962. During these five days between 22.-27. 10.
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The Greek struggle for independence: War of national liberation or social revolution? by Nico S. Koppo
The Greek struggle for independence: War of national liberation or social revolution?

Armed uprisings, revolutions or civil wars do not come out of the blue. But what were the main reasons of the Greek war of independence? Some scholars have tried to explain this event as a war of national liberation, driven by a strong national identity
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Nico S. Koppo15 Oct 2013$17.99

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Hitler's Bayreuth - The Bayreuth Festival during the 'Third Reich': The Bayreuth Festival during the 'Third Reich' by Helmut Strauss
Hitler's Bayreuth - The Bayreuth Festival during the 'Third Reich': The Bayreuth Festival during the 'Third Reich'

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Since its founding in 1876, the Bayreuth Festival had been a locus of representation for
politically prominent figures; among the guests of the first Festival were the German Emperor
Wilhelm I and the Brazilian Emperor Dom Pedro II2. In the years
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Helmut Strauss17 Oct 2013$17.99

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The Christmas Truce by Thomas Löwer
The Christmas Truce

Essay aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Geschichte - I. Weltkrieg, Weimarer Republik, Note: B+, Juniata College, PA, USA, Veranstaltung: Uncovering the Past, Sprache: Englisch.
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Die Judenräte (Jewish Council) by Thomas Löwer
Die Judenräte (Jewish Council)

Essay aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Nationalsozialismus, II. Weltkrieg, Note: B+, Juniata College, PA, USA, Veranstaltung: The Holocaust, Sprache: Englisch.
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Governor Reagan His Rise To Power by Lou Cannon
Governor Reagan His Rise To Power

A comprehensive biography of Ronald Reagan's governorship, based on never-before mined cabinet minutes, recent interviews with former staff members, and a lifetime of reporting from the former president's definitive biographer
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Hard As the Rock Itself by David Robertson
Hard As the Rock Itself

The first intensive analysis of sense of place in American mining towns, Hard as the Rock Itself: Place and Identity in the American Mining Town provides rare insight into the struggles and rewards of life in these communities. David Robertson contends
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Inventing the Christmas Tree by Bernd Brunner
Inventing the Christmas Tree

A colorfully decorated Christmas tree, lit with twinkling lights, provokes awe and delight. We understand the lighted tree as a central symbol of the Christmas season, but what are the roots of the tradition? Who first thought to bedeck a tree, to bring
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Standing Bear Is a Person: The True Story of a Native American's Quest for Justice by Stephen Dando-Collins
Standing Bear Is a Person: The True Story of a Native American's Quest for Justice

The only book about the landmark trial of the first Native American to be recognized legally as a person-"an eloquent reminder of a fight well fought."-Kirkus
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Leningrad: State of Siege by Michael Jones
Leningrad: State of Siege

In August 1941, Hitler's armies blocked the last roads leading into Leningrad. What followed was one of the most horrific sieges in history.
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Hannibal Crosses The Alps: The Invasion Of Italy And The Punic Wars by John Prevas
Hannibal Crosses The Alps: The Invasion Of Italy And The Punic Wars

First time in paperback: A lively reconstruction of one of the most daring maneuvers in military history.
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John Prevas27 Nov 2012$18.00

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At Napoleon's Side in Russia: The Classic Eyewitness Account by Armand de Caulaincourt
At Napoleon's Side in Russia: The Classic Eyewitness Account

The most up-to-date edition of the great classic available in paperback.
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Christian America and the Kingdom of God by Richard T. Hughes
Christian America and the Kingdom of God

Hughes busts the myth of America as a Christian nation by quoting widely from the Bible and showing how American actions since the founding of the republic have often contradicted the central scriptural teaching of peace on earth and goodwill to man. .
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Richard T. Hughes10 Dec 2012$18.00

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Muting Israeli Democracy: How Media and Cultural Policy Undermine Free Expression by Amit M. Schejter
Muting Israeli Democracy: How Media and Cultural Policy Undermine Free Expression

Analyzing a wide range of legal documents recorded in Israel from 1961 to 2007, this book argues that the laws governing Israeli electronic media are structured to limit the boundaries of public discourse. Amit M. Schejter posits the theory of a "muted
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River Flowing from the Sunrise by James M. Aton & Robert S. McPherson
River Flowing from the Sunrise

The authors recount twelve millennia of history along the lower San Juan River, much of it the story of mostly unsuccessful human attempts to make a living from the river's arid and fickle environment. From the Anasazi to government dam builders, from
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Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World by Catalina De Erauso
Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World

One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A
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Catalina De Erauso10 Feb 2013$18.00

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Three Plays: The Political Theater of Howard Zinn: Emma, Marx in Soho, Daughter of Venus by Howard Zinn
Three Plays: The Political Theater of Howard Zinn: Emma, Marx in Soho, Daughter of Venus

World-renowned historian Howard Zinn has turned to drama to explore the legacy of Karl Marx and Emma Goldman and to delve into the intricacies of political and social conscience perhaps more deeply than traditional history permits. Three Plays brings
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Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation by Richard and Miller Donald E. Flory
Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation

Despite the masses still lining up to enter mega-churches with warehouse-like architecture, casually dressed clergy, and pop Christian music, the “Post-Boomer” generationâ€Â"those ranging in age from twenty to fortyâ€Â"is having second thoughts.
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River Flowing from the Sunrise: An Environmental History of the Lower San Juan by James M. Aton & Robert S. McPherson
River Flowing from the Sunrise: An Environmental History of the Lower San Juan

The authors recount twelve millennia of history along the lower San Juan River, much of it the story of mostly unsuccessful human attempts to make a living from the river's arid and fickle environment. From the Anasazi to government dam builders, from
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The Founding of New Societies: Studies in the History of the United States, Latin America, South Africa, Canada, and Australia by Louis Hartz
The Founding of New Societies: Studies in the History of the United States, Latin America, South Africa, Canada, and Australia

Hartz elaborates his widly discussed "fragment theory" of new societies and projects some of its implications for the modern age.
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Handgun: Volume II by Bill Holmes
Handgun: Volume II

This is a clear and simple guide to building a semi- or full-auto pistol or a single-shot, falling-block handgun from common materials in the privacy of your home workshop. In addition to offering many alternative workshop gunsmithing tips, the author
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Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times by Morris Rossabi
Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times

Living from 1215 to 1294 Khubilai Khan is one of history's most renowned figures. Here for the first time is an English-language biography of the man. Morris Rossabi draws on sources from a variety of East Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages
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Ancient Greece by Thomas R. Martin
Ancient Greece

In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture, and architecture
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Zips, Pipes, And Pens: Arsenal Of Improvised Weapons by J. David Truby
Zips, Pipes, And Pens: Arsenal Of Improvised Weapons

In this book, J. David Truby demonstrates why gun control simply doesn't work. Features rare photos of remarkably ingenious and very deadly improvised weapons made by guerrillas, secret agents, criminals and freedom fighters, all collected from prisons,
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Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Toppled a Dictator by Jose V. Fuentecilla
Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Toppled a Dictator

A first-hand account of immigrants' resistance from the U.S. against the Marcos regime in the Philippines
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The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us To Choose Between Privacy And Freedom? by David Brin
The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us To Choose Between Privacy And Freedom?

A respected futurist advances an argument sure to cause debate—in a wired world, the best way to preserve our freedom will be to give up our privacy.
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The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers, Second Edition by Jay Winter
The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers, Second Edition

The world's population has grown by five billion people over the past century, an astounding 300 percent increase. Yet it is actually the decline in family size and population growth that is the issue attracting greatest concern in many countries. This

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The Ultimate Ruger 10/22 Manual And User's Guide by Mark White
The Ultimate Ruger 10/22 Manual And User's Guide

The Ruger 10/22 is one of the most popular .22-caliber rifles of all time. It is relatively inexpensive, exceptionally reliable and accurate, and easy to work on, and parts are widely available. But as good as these versatile little rifles are, they can
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by Walker Evans & James Agee
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when in 1941
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Hit To Kill: The New Battle Over Shielding America From Missile Attach by Bradley Graham
Hit To Kill: The New Battle Over Shielding America From Missile Attach

"Even as America faces a world of difficult-to-detect, low-tech, unconventional threats, the Bush administration has put its faith in a missile defense system or "shield " to keep us all safe. There ar"
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Ballet in Sarawak by Brendan Goh and Chan LayNa
Ballet in Sarawak

Combining the arts of photography and dance, Ballet in Sarawak explores the history of ballet in Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. Through photographs by Brendan Goh and narratives by Chan LayNa, this visual history tells the story of
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Breaking the Bounds by G. R. Evans
Breaking the Bounds

In this impassioned and challenging lecture, Gillian Evans addresses the interdisciplinary nature of the study of medieval texts and its inherent problems, drawing important lessons for teaching and research within the modern university. Through discussion
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Indochina and Vietnam: The Thirty-five Year War, 1940-1975 by Robert Miller & Dennis D. Wainstock
Indochina and Vietnam: The Thirty-five Year War, 1940-1975

Comprehensive, easy-to-read, and objective history of the Indochina and Vietnam wars for the general reader and undergraduate students.
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Germany's Nature: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental History by Wanni. W. Anderson
Germany's Nature: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental History

Asians have settled in every country in the Western Hemisphere; some are recent arrivals, other descendents of immigrants who arrived centuries ago. Bringing together essays by thirteen scholars from the humanities and social sciences, Displacements and
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Forbidden History: Prehistoric Technologies, Extraterrestrial Intervention, and the Suppressed Origins of Civilization by J. Douglas Kenyon
Forbidden History: Prehistoric Technologies, Extraterrestrial Intervention, and the Suppressed Origins of Civilization

In Forbidden History writer and editor J. Douglas Kenyon has chosen forty-two essays from the bimonthly journal Atlantis Rising to provide readers with an overview of the positions of some of the key thinkers in today's supercharged debate over ancient
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Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930 by Richard J. Orsi
Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

The only major U.S. railroad to be operated by westerners and the only railroad built from west to east, the Southern Pacific acquired a unique history and character. It also acquired a reputation, especially in California, as a railroad that people loved
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The Origins of Fascist Ideology 1918-1925 by Emilio Gentile
The Origins of Fascist Ideology 1918-1925

The masterwork by Gentile fills a broad gap in the understanding of the origins of a major political movement of the 20th Century: fascism. This is the first detailed and definitive study of the development and initial success of fascism as it originated
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Before the Pharaohs: Egypt's Mysterious Prehistory by Edward F. Malkowski
Before the Pharaohs: Egypt's Mysterious Prehistory

"Contains a wealth of data and invaluable references not easily encountered elsewhere. Malkowski makes otherwise daunting technical information accessible and readable. I enjoyed this book thoroughly." --John Anthony West, author of Serpent in the Sky:
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Politics of the Female Body: Postcolonial Women Writers by Ketu H. Katrak
Politics of the Female Body: Postcolonial Women Writers

Is it possible to simultaneously belong to and be exiled from a community? In "Politics of the Female Body," Ketu H. Katrak argues that it is not only possible, but common, especially for women who have been subjects of colonial empires. Through her careful
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Animal Underworld: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species by Alan Green
Animal Underworld: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species

A shocking investigative exposé documents the big business of exotic animal trafficking—and implicates leading zoos, wildlife parks, and dealers nationwide
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On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-first Century by Sherrilyn Ifill
On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-first Century

Nearly 5,000 black Americans were lynched between 1890 and 1960. Over forty years later, Sherrilyn Ifill's On the Courthouse Lawn examines the numerous ways that this racial trauma still resounds across the United States. While the lynchings and their
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Roasting the Pig: A Vision of Cluny, Cockaigne and the Treatise of Garcia of Toledo by Paul N. Morris
Roasting the Pig: A Vision of Cluny, Cockaigne and the Treatise of Garcia of Toledo

This thesis, examining the Treatise of Garcia of Toledo, explores the connection between the legend of Cockaigne and its connection with the powerful monastic foundation of Cluny. The Treatise was written as a condemnation of Cluniac influence in 11th
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General Ulysses S. Grant: The Soldier and the Man by Edward Longacre
General Ulysses S. Grant: The Soldier and the Man

A fresh look at General Grant's military career in light of his conflicted personality and drinking habits
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Hitler & Mussolini: The Secret Meetings by Santi Corvaja
Hitler & Mussolini: The Secret Meetings

The only book of its kind, telling the story through the eyes of the participants.
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A Death in Washington: Walter G. Krivitsky and the Stalin Terror by Gary Kern
A Death in Washington: Walter G. Krivitsky and the Stalin Terror

This is the first book to recover all original documents released by the British archives in 2002 and by the FBI, completing the author's ten-year study.
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The Bronze Age Begins: The Ceramics Revolution of Early Minoan I and the New Forms of Wealth that Transformed Prehistoric Societ by Philip P. Betancourt
The Bronze Age Begins: The Ceramics Revolution of Early Minoan I and the New Forms of Wealth that Transformed Prehistoric Societ

This book focuses on economic and social changes, particularly during the opening phase of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. New developments in ceramics that reached Crete at the end of the Neolithic period greatly contributed to the creation
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Circumcision: A History Of The World's Most Controversial Surgery by David Gollaher
Circumcision: A History Of The World's Most Controversial Surgery

This worldwide history of circumcision, from ancient times to the present, looks at the procedure as initiation, religious and social ritual, and indicator of ethnic and social status
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Prehistoric Crete: Regional and Diachronic Studies on Mortuary Systems by Joanne M. Murphy
Prehistoric Crete: Regional and Diachronic Studies on Mortuary Systems

Since the inception of Minoan archaeology, studies pertaining to tombs and tomb deposits have played seminal roles in our understanding of Minoan culture and the reconstruction of Bronze Age society. For several geographical areas and chronological periods
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Joanne M. Murphy18 Jul 2014$18.00

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Mussolini's Navy: A Reference Guide to the Regia Marina 1930-1945 by Maurizio Brescia
Mussolini's Navy: A Reference Guide to the Regia Marina 1930-1945

This book is a complete guide to the Regia Marina, the navy with which Italy fought the Second World War. Starting with the historical background, it describes how the navy developed, how it was organised, the facilities that supported it, and the operations
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Such Men as These: The Story of the Navy Pilots Who Flew the Deadly Skies over Korea by David Sears
Such Men as These: The Story of the Navy Pilots Who Flew the Deadly Skies over Korea

The gripping exploits of United States Navy combat pilots during the Korean War—heroes who inspired James Michener's classic, The Bridges at Toko-Ri
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Crack Hardy: From Gallipoli to Flanders to the Somme, The True Story of Three Australian Brothers at War by Stephen Dando-Collins
Crack Hardy: From Gallipoli to Flanders to the Somme, The True Story of Three Australian Brothers at War

Dando-Collins adroitly interweaves a compelling family history with the broader canvas of the Anzacs. Crack Hardy is a fine and important book.

This is the true story of three Australian soldiers, the Searle brothers. One brother was killed at Gallipoli,

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The Fatal Flaw by Roger Maynard
The Fatal Flaw

Norfolk Island, Easter Sunday, 2002 ... the first murder in 150 years and everyone is a suspect ...

Easter Sunday, 2002. On sleepy Norfolk Island, the faithful are returning from morning service at St Barnabas Chapel, while tourists prepare for another

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Bloodlust by Nick Bleszynski
Bloodlust

The Unsavoury Tale of Alexander Pearce - The Convict Cannibal. Powerful and relentless, the hunger pursues you like a wild beast without respite. You can resist it for hours, even days, but it eventually overwhelms your reason with its desperate desire
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The Thirty-Six by Siegmund Siegreich
The Thirty-Six

Do I believe in the Thirty-Six? I believe in miracles.

Sigi had just turned 15 and was living a carefree life in Poland when WWII was declared. Within days, Germany crossed the Polish border and randomly, to assert their intentions, exterminated Jews

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Navy Divers: The Incredible Story of the Australian Navy's Elite Unit by Gregor Salmon
Navy Divers: The Incredible Story of the Australian Navy's Elite Unit

The Incredible story of the Australian Navy's elite unit.

Rising out of the Second World War, the Australian clearance diver has become one of the most respected and versatile operators in the military world. In cold, murky water, working by touch alone,

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Leviathan: The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney by John Birmingham
Leviathan: The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney

An electrifying, epic history of the city of Sydney as you have never seen her before.'To peer deeply into this ghost city, the one lying beneath the surface, is to understand that Sydney has a soul and that it is a very dark place indeed.' Beneath the

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The Scots by Alistair Moffat & James Wilson
The Scots

'Here, guided by Jim Wilson's researches into Scottish genetic history, he (Alistair Moffat) tackles on the of the biggest stories possible: linking up the story of the earliest Scots to the earliest men... He is wonderfully able to communicate the epic
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Kokoda Wallaby: Stan Bisset: The Rugby International Who Became a Kokoda Hero by Andrew James
Kokoda Wallaby: Stan Bisset: The Rugby International Who Became a Kokoda Hero

Stan Bisset was a real hero, both in battle, on the rugby pitch and in desperate armed combat against the Japanese during the Second World War. As a member of the ill-fated 1939 Wallaby touring team to England, he was a rugby legend. In the Middle East
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Great Kiwi Firsts by Astral Sligo
Great Kiwi Firsts

A fabulous and fascinating compendium of great New Zealand achievements
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Australia's Spies and their Secrets by David McKnight
Australia's Spies and their Secrets

Australia's Spies and their Secrets tells the inside story of the rise and fall of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) - Australia's premier spy body. Based on thousands of documents never before revealed and interviews with former
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Dispossession: Black Australians and white invaders by Henry Reynolds
Dispossession: Black Australians and white invaders

A fascinating collection of documents revealing in their own words how white Australians regarded Aboriginal people in the two centuries since white colonisation led to black dispossession.
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The Unmaking of Gough by Paul Kelly
The Unmaking of Gough

The Unmaking of Gough is the story of the most dramatic and extraordinary eighteen months in Australian political history - a story of power, intrigue and events almost beyond belief.
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Believing in Australia: A cultural history of religions by Hilary M. Carey
Believing in Australia: A cultural history of religions

A history of religious practice in Australia from Aboriginal religions to New Age cults.
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Australia's Immigrants: 1788-1988 by Geoffrey Sherington
Australia's Immigrants: 1788-1988

Geoffrey Sherington's Australia's Immigrants is the best one-volume account of the dynamic part migration has played in the formation of Australian society.
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No Cross, No Crown by Mary Bernard Deggs
No Cross, No Crown

Among New Orleans' most compelling stories is that of the Sisters of the Holy Family, which was founded in the 19th century and still thrives today. The community's difficult early years are portrayed in a remarkable account by one of the sisters, Mary
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Africans in Colonial Mexico by Herman L. Bennett
Africans in Colonial Mexico

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Polish Encounters, Russian Identity by David L. Ransel
Polish Encounters, Russian Identity

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Russia's Sputnik Generation by Donald J. Raleigh
Russia's Sputnik Generation

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Progress of War: The Length of the Thirty Year's War by Philip F. Rose
Progress of War: The Length of the Thirty Year's War

This book consists of fifteen cartoons inspired by an 1866 Harper's Weekly article about the hypothetical length of the Thirty Years' War at different periods in time and extending into the future when both sides had developed the ultimate weapons to end
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Croydon and the Great War: The Official History of the War Work of the Borough and its Citizens from 1914 to 1919 by Ald. H. Keatley Moore & W. C. Berwick Sayers
Croydon and the Great War: The Official History of the War Work of the Borough and its Citizens from 1914 to 1919

The last 200 or so pages of this book are taken up with the alphabetical listing of "The Glorious Dead" (2506), the list of Naval and Military Honours (499), also with names in alphabetical order, and thirdly the names of the Returned Prisoners of War(207).
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History of the Sixth Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment: Volume I.-1/6th Battalion by Capt. E. V. Tempest
History of the Sixth Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment: Volume I.-1/6th Battalion

Compiled at the instigation of the 'Old Comrades Association' of the 1/6th Battalion of the West Yorkshire regiment, this is a typical no-nonsense history of a down-to-earth unit that saw active service, suffered heavy casualties, and rendered sterling
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The Fifth Leicestershire: A record of the 1/5th Battalion the Leicestershire Regiment, T.F., during the War, 1914-1919 by Captain J. D. Hills
The Fifth Leicestershire: A record of the 1/5th Battalion the Leicestershire Regiment, T.F., during the War, 1914-1919

This battalion history, based essentially on the War Diary supplemented by contributions from various battalion members; it is a far more detailed one than that of the 1/4th. The battalion, which had its HQ in Loughborough, was also in the Lincoln and
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History of the 5th Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles: 1849-1926 by Col. H. C. Wylly
History of the 5th Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles: 1849-1926

A compact and competent history of this Indian Army unit, first raised in the Punjab in the 1840s. It was intended for internal security work and to guard the always turbulent North-West Frontier. Its first active operations, however, were in helping to
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Clash of Eagles: America's Forgotten Expedition to Ottoman Palestine by Carol Lea Clark
Clash of Eagles: America's Forgotten Expedition to Ottoman Palestine

The gripping, forgotten story of America's first foray into the Middle East, in which, traversing a backwater of a dying empire, Lt. William Lynch forged alliances with a Bedouin sheik and a Hashemite sharif, used foul-tempered camels to haul metal boats

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War Hospital: A True Story Of Surgery And Survival by Sheri Fink
War Hospital: A True Story Of Surgery And Survival

A young physician-reporter chronicles the experiences of doctors and nurses in a besieged city, illuminating the passions, challenges, tragedies, and agonizing moral qunadaries of practicing medicine in a war zone
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The Epidemic: A Collision of Power, Privilege, and Public Health by David DeKok
The Epidemic: A Collision of Power, Privilege, and Public Health

The Epidemic tells how a vain and reckless businessman became responsible for a typhoid epidemic in 1903 that devastated Cornell University and the surrounding town of Ithaca, N.Y. Eighty-two people died, including 29 Cornell students. Protected by
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A Day with the Baker by Kathleen Collins
A Day with the Baker

A baker's day begins very early so he can start making bread to sell to his customers. Readers will experience an exciting day in the life of a baker while learning how to tell time. Pictures of clocks help to illustrate this important math concept.
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A Shopping Trip by Barbara M. Linde
A Shopping Trip

This eBook makes learning basic math skills fun. It follows Alma and her mother on a shopping trip while teaching how to add up dollar amounts. Annotated photographs of money make for easy-to-follow explanations.
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Barbara M. Linde18 Apr 2012$18.75

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At the Flower Shop by Jennifer Nowak
At the Flower Shop

This eBook incorporates the beautiful sights and smells of the flower shop with a math lesson. Through straightforward, carefully illustrated steps, readers will learn how to perform simple division problems. They will also learn some fun facts about their
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Counting with an Abacus: Learning the Place Values of Ones, Tens, and Hundreds by Patricia J. Murphy
Counting with an Abacus: Learning the Place Values of Ones, Tens, and Hundreds

An abacus is a tool that has helped people to count for hundreds of years. This informative eBook will teach readers both about the history of the abacus and how to count to 5.
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Food Fractions: Learning How Fractional Parts Equal a Whole by Sharon Moore
Food Fractions: Learning How Fractional Parts Equal a Whole

This eBook teaches readers the basic math concept of learning how fractional parts equal a whole through images of food.
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How a Quilt Is Built: Learning to Measure an Object Using Inches by Jane Pecorella
How a Quilt Is Built: Learning to Measure an Object Using Inches

Quilts can be beautiful works of art and can take a long time to make. This eBook uses beautiful photographs of quilts to teach how to measure objects using inches.
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Traveling Around the United States: Learning to Add 2 Three-Digit Numbers Without Regrouping by Barbara M. Linde
Traveling Around the United States: Learning to Add 2 Three-Digit Numbers Without Regrouping

The United States is a huge country full of beaitful places that are well worth traveling to. This eBook travels across America while teaching readers how to add 2 three-digit numbers without regrouping.
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Try It with Triangles: Learning to Put Triangles Together to Form Other Shapes by Zelda King
Try It with Triangles: Learning to Put Triangles Together to Form Other Shapes

Triangles can be put together to form many different shapes. This eBook teaches readers the names of some of the shapes that triangles can produce.
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Working at the Post Office: Learning to Subtract 2 Three-Digit Numbers Without Renaming by Barbara M. Linde
Working at the Post Office: Learning to Subtract 2 Three-Digit Numbers Without Renaming

The post office is a very important institution that helps get mail to millions of people each day. This eBook looks at the people who make this work possible while teaching a math lesson on how to subtract 2 three-digit numbers without renaming.
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My Family Reunion: Learning to Recognize Fractions as Part of a Group by Christine Clement
My Family Reunion: Learning to Recognize Fractions as Part of a Group

Family reunions are wonderful occasions for families to get together and see each other. They can also be an opportunity for a math lesson. This eBook teaches readers how to recognize fractions as part of a group.
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The Pankhursts: The History of One Radical Family by Martin Pugh
The Pankhursts: The History of One Radical Family

The suffragettes outraged Victorian society but their personal lives were just as dramatic as their public actions. In this gripping and incisive account of the Pankhursts, Martin Pugh reveals the full story behind this unique family: Emmeline, the domineering

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The Making Of The British Army by Allan Mallinson
The Making Of The British Army

Edgehill, 1642: Surveying the disastrous scene in the aftermath of the first battle of the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell realizes that war can no longer be made in the old, feudal way: there has to be system and discipline, and therefore - eventually

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Fanatics and Fire-eaters: Newspapers and the Coming of the Civil War by Lorman A. Ratner
Fanatics and Fire-eaters: Newspapers and the Coming of the Civil War

During the years just before the Civil War, key newspapers in the United States became true mass media for the first time, reaching American society as never before. Ratner and Teeter examine how this newly acquired power was used and how it exacerbated
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Escape to Manila: From Nazi Tyranny to Japanese Terror by Frank Ephraim
Escape to Manila: From Nazi Tyranny to Japanese Terror

With the rise of Nazism in the 1930s more than a thousand European Jews sought refuge in the Philippines, joining the small Jewish population of Manila. When the Japanese invaded the islands in 1941, the peaceful existence of the barely settled Jews filled
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Devil's Game: The Civil War Intrigues of Charles A. Dunham by Carman Cumming
Devil's Game: The Civil War Intrigues of Charles A. Dunham

Devil's Game traces the amazing career of Charles A. Dunham, Civil War spy, forger, journalist, and master of dirty tricks. Writing for a variety of New York papers under alternate names, Dunham routinely faked stories, created new identities, and later
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Lincoln the Lawyer by Brian Dirck
Lincoln the Lawyer

What the law did to and for Abraham Lincoln, and its important impact on his future presidency
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Baseball: A History of America's Game by Benjamin G. Rader
Baseball: A History of America's Game

A succinct history of baseball, newly revised and updated
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Kings and Camels: An American in Saudi Arabia by Grant C.
Kings and Camels: An American in Saudi Arabia

First published in 1960, "Kings and Camels" is a straightforward account of how an American went to work in Saudi Arabia and came home to America to realize how little the average American appreciated the strategic importance of the area and, more crucially
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Kings and Camels: An American in Saudi Arabia by Grant C. Butler
Kings and Camels: An American in Saudi Arabia

First published in 1960, "Kings and Camels" is a straightforward account of how an American went to work in Saudi Arabia and came home to America to realize how little the average American appreciated the strategic importance of the area and, more crucially
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Finding Cholita by Billie Jean Isbell
Finding Cholita

Finding Cholita is a fictionalized ethnography of the Ayacucho region of Peru covering a thirty-year period beginning in the 1970s. It is a story of human tragedy resulting from the region's long history of discrimination, class oppression, and the rise
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African American Miners and Migrants: The Eastern Kentucky Social Club by Thomas E. Wagner
African American Miners and Migrants: The Eastern Kentucky Social Club

Thomas E. Wagner and Phillip J. Obermiller's African American Miners and Migrants documents the lives of Eastern Kentucky Social Club (EKSC) members, a group of black Appalachians who left the eastern Kentucky coalfields and their coal company hometowns
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High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Time and Place by Richard A. Straw
High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Time and Place

This collection is the first comprehensive, cohesive volume to unite Appalachian history with its culture. Richard A. Straw and H. Tyler Blethen's High Mountains Rising provides a clear, systematic, and engaging overview of the Appalachian timeline, its
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Young America: Land, Labor, and the Republican Community by Mark A. Lause
Young America: Land, Labor, and the Republican Community

The National Reform Association (NRA) was an antebellum land reform movement inspired by the shared dream of a future shaped by egalitarian homesteads. Mark A. Lause's Young America argues that it was these working people's interest in equitable access
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Tobruk: The Great Siege, 1941-42 by William F. F Buckingham
Tobruk: The Great Siege, 1941-42

The siege of Tobruk was the longest in British military history. The coastal fortres and deep-water port was of crucial importance to the battle for North Africa, and the key that would unlock the way to Egypt and the Suez Canal. For almost a year the
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World War II: The Book of Lists by Chris Martin
World War II: The Book of Lists

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Second World War, from the highest-rated fighter aces to the most inventive escape equipment used to break out of Colditz; from army pay by rank to the largest battleships; from the most stirring speeches to
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A Bucket of Sunshine: Life on a Cold War Canberra Squadron by Mike Brooke
A Bucket of Sunshine: Life on a Cold War Canberra Squadron

A Bucket of Sunshine - a term used for the use of a nuclear bomb - is a firsthand insight into life in the mid-1960s on a RAF Canberra nuclear-armed squadron in West Germany on the frontline in the Cold War. Mike Brookes describes not only the technical
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Frontline Cookbook: Battlefield Recipes from the Second World War by Andrew Robertshaw
Frontline Cookbook: Battlefield Recipes from the Second World War

According to Napoleon, an army marches on its stomach and it fights on its stomach too - yet have you ever wondered how hundreds of men on the frontline are fed amidst hails of bullets and how kitchens are created in the desert or in the trench lines?
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Kerry and the Royal Munster Fusiliers by Alan Drumm
Kerry and the Royal Munster Fusiliers

Ballymullen Barracks in Tralee was the regimental depot of the Royal Munster Fusiliers prior to the establishment of the Irish Free State. It was through the barracks gates that Kerrymen enlisted for a career in the Munsters. Kerry and the Royal Munster
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Hitler's Flemish Lions: The History of the SS-Freiwilligan Grenadier Division Langemarck (Flamische Nr. 1) by Jonathan Trigg
Hitler's Flemish Lions: The History of the SS-Freiwilligan Grenadier Division Langemarck (Flamische Nr. 1)

By the end of the Second World War there were soldiers of more than 30 nationalities fighting in the 38 combat division of the Waffen SS; Reich Germans were in a minority. How did a regime founded upon notions of its own racial superiority come to welcome
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Girls in Khaki: A History of the ATS in the Second World War by Barbara Green
Girls in Khaki: A History of the ATS in the Second World War

The Auxiliary Territorial Service was formed in 1938 as Britain faced the threat of war. This is the story of those remarkable women. They took over many roles, releasing Servicemen for front-line duties. ATS members worked alongside anti-aircraft gunners,
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Shackleton's Dream: Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica by Stephen Haddelsey
Shackleton's Dream: Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica

In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on what he called 'The last great polar journey' - the crossing of Antarctica. His expedition ended in disaster, with the Endurance crushed and the frozen corpses of three explorers left on the Antarctic plateau.
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Sporting Ancestors: Tracing Your Family's Athletic Past by Keith Gregson
Sporting Ancestors: Tracing Your Family's Athletic Past

From Victorian diarists listing boat-and horse-race results to war diarists mentioning organised games of football, cricket and tennis to the discovery of watch chains with Edwardian cricket medals attached, our family histories are littered with amateur
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Hitler's Jihadis: Muslim Volunteers of the Waffen-SS by Jonathan Trigg
Hitler's Jihadis: Muslim Volunteers of the Waffen-SS

As the West finds itself embroiled in conflict with radical Islam at home and abroad it is fascinating to hear the echoes of militant Islam from the Second World War, and the Nazis' attempt to preach 'Jihad' against the British Empire and Stalin. Hitler's
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Tea, Rum and Fags: Sustaining Tommy 1914-18 by Alan Weeks
Tea, Rum and Fags: Sustaining Tommy 1914-18

It is said that 'an army marches on its stomach', but histories of the First World War usually concentrate on its political and military aspects. The gargantuan task of keeping the British Expeditionary Force fed and watered is often overlooked, yet without
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Alan Weeks14 Jul 2012$18.94

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Amber, Gold and Black by Martyn Cornell
Amber, Gold and Black

Amber, Gold and Black is the most comprehensive history of British beer in all its variety ever written. Learn all there is to know about the history of the beers Britons have brewed and enjoyed down the centuries: Bitter, Porter, Mild and Stout, IPA,
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Martyn Cornell14 Jul 2012$18.94

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Goodnight Children, Everywhere: Voices of Evacuees by Monica B. B Morris
Goodnight Children, Everywhere: Voices of Evacuees

For the many children torn from their families, taken miles from home and placed with strangers, the evacuation at the outbreak of the Second World War was a life-changing experience. In 'Goodnight Children, Everywhere', men and women who were children
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The Divided Union: A Concise History of the American Civil War by Peter Batty & Peter J. J Parish
The Divided Union: A Concise History of the American Civil War

The Divided Union' is an account of five of the most dramatic and tragic years in the history of the US. The families and neighbours of a fledgling superpower were pitted against each other in a war concerned with the most fundamental of human motivations:
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Give Them a Volley and a Charge! The Battle of Inkermann, 1854 by Patrick Mercer
Give Them a Volley and a Charge! The Battle of Inkermann, 1854

The day after the Battle of Balaklava, the Russians attempted an armed reconnaissance of the Allied right flank aimed at the exposed Inkermann position, but the remnants of the British 2nd Division bloodily repulsed them. This book describes the batt.
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The Great Filth: Disease, Death and the Victorian City by Stephen Halliday
The Great Filth: Disease, Death and the Victorian City

Victorian Britain was the world's industrial powerhouse. Its factories, mills and foundries supplied a global demand for manufactured goods. As Britain changed from an agricultural to an industrial ecomony, people swarmed into the towns and cities where
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Medieval Hunting by Richard Almond
Medieval Hunting

Hunting was a major economic and leisure activity throughout the European Middle Ages, and while aristocratic practices have featured in studies of romantic and narrative literature, hunting in its wider sense, across the social spectrum with attendant
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Women and the Great Western Railway: The Fair Sex by Rosa Matheson
Women and the Great Western Railway: The Fair Sex

The Great Western Railway struggled with what was called 'the women question' for many years. It had heartily agreed with The Railway Sheet and Official Gazette that 'the first aim of women's existence is marriage, that accomplished, the next is ordering
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Rosa Matheson15 Jul 2012$18.94

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Royal Poxes and Potions: Royal Doctors and Their Secrets by Raymond Lamont Lamont Brown
Royal Poxes and Potions: Royal Doctors and Their Secrets

Royal Poxes and Potions is a fascinating look at the relationship between monarchs and their doctors and reveals the complex and influential position that they held. Acclaimed biographer Raymond Lamont Brown casts light on a previously overlooked aspect
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Welsh Kings: Warriors, Warlords and Princes by Kari Maund
Welsh Kings: Warriors, Warlords and Princes

When Edward I's troops forced the destruction of Dafydd ap Gruffudd in 1283 they brought to an end the line of truly independent native rules in Wales that had endured throughout recorded history. In the early middle ages Wales was composed of a variety
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Heligoland: The True Story of German Bight and the Island the Britain Forgot by George Drower
Heligoland: The True Story of German Bight and the Island the Britain Forgot

In 1956 sea area Heligoland became German Bight. But why did the North Sea island, which for nearly a century had demonstrated its loyalty to Britain, lose its identity? How had this once peaceful haven become, as Admiral Jacky Fisher exclaimed 'a dagger
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Flying the Red Duster: A Merchant Seaman's First Voyage into the Battle of the Atlantic 1940 by Morris Beckman
Flying the Red Duster: A Merchant Seaman's First Voyage into the Battle of the Atlantic 1940

Following the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in 1940, Britain was at her most vulnerable. France had capitulated and the Germans had control of ports from the Arctic to the Mediterranean. Nazi U-boats were at Britain's doorstep,
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The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell: Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant by John Schofield
The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell: Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant

Thomas Cromwell rose from very humble beginnings to become Henry VIII's chief minister, his right-hand man during the English Reformation. He wielded enormous power while he retained the king's favour, but the failure of Henry's marriage to Anne of Cleves,
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Darkest Before Dawn: U-482 and the Sinking of the Empire Heritage 1944 by John Peterson
Darkest Before Dawn: U-482 and the Sinking of the Empire Heritage 1944

In the autumn of 1944 the Second World War was coming to an end. In the Atlantic the U-boats had been beaten back through a massive programme of Allied shipbuildings combined with tactical, technological and intelligence improvements. The threat to Allied
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Bad Lads: RAF National Service Remembered by Alf Townsend
Bad Lads: RAF National Service Remembered

Between 1945 and 1963, over two and a half million eighteen-year-olds were called up for National Service. Alf Townsend was one of them, and here he tells his story - the highs and lows of life as a lowly Aircraftman Second Class in the early '50s. Before
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Bagels & Bacon: The Post War East End by Jeff Rozelaar
Bagels & Bacon: The Post War East End

Bagels & Bacon' is a rites of passage story that will appeal to both young and old. It attempts to shed a largely humorous, but sometimes serious light, on the relations between an ethnic minority and the wider community. Its attitude to Judaism, in particular,
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Tommy This an' Tommy That: The military covenant by Andrew Murrison
Tommy This an' Tommy That: The military covenant

There is nothing new about the military covenant, a freshly minted term for something that's been around for as long as soldiering itself. 'Tommy' may have to make the ultimate sacrifice for his country. But what will his country do for him? Over centuries
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William and Mary: Heroes of the Glorious Revolution by John Van der Van der Kiste
William and Mary: Heroes of the Glorious Revolution

Mary (1662-94), daughter of James, Duke of York, heir to the English Throne, then 15, is said to have wept for a day and a half when she was told she was to marry her cousin, William (1650-1702), son of William II of Orange (1626-50), Stadtholder of the
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The Blockade Breakers: The Berlin Airlift by Helena P. P Schrader
The Blockade Breakers: The Berlin Airlift

On 24 June 1948 the Sovient Union abrubtly closed all land and water access to the Western Sectors of Berlin. Over 2 million civilians, dependent on the surrounding territory and the West for food, fuel, and other basic goods, were suddenly cut off from
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To Scale the Skies: The Story of Group Captain J C 'Johnny' Wells DFC & BAR by Peter Cornwell
To Scale the Skies: The Story of Group Captain J C 'Johnny' Wells DFC & BAR

With humble beginnings as an RAF apprentice, Johnny Wells progressed to pilot and rose to the higher echelons of command at the Air Ministry. From idyllic pre-war training, he would fly bombers against rebels over Iraq, combat Fw190s over England in the
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The Knights Templar in Somerset by Juliet Faith
The Knights Templar in Somerset

This fascinating new book explores what life was like during the Templars' stay in Somerset during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It reveals the struggles over land ownership in the county, and introduces the reader to little known historical
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Juliet Faith16 Jul 2012$18.94

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She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of England by Elizabeth Norton
She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of England

She Wolves is a history of the 'bad girls' of England's medieval royal dynasties - the queens who earned themselves the reputation of being somehow notorious. Some of them are well known and have been the subject of biographies - Eleanor of Aquitaine,
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Elizabeth Norton16 Jul 2012$18.94

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King John: England's Evil King by Ralph V. V. Turner
King John: England's Evil King

King John long ago acquired the epithet 'Bad', and he is reputed to be the worst of England's kings. Before his death in 1216, his desperate exploitation of his subjects for ever more money had turned him into the mythical monster of Hollywood legend.
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Edward III by W. M. M Ormrod
Edward III

The fifty-year reign of one of England's most charismatic leaders is assessed in this lucid and incisive work. W.M. Ormrod traces Edward's life from his birth, when the very future of the monarchy in England was under threat, to his death when he was regarded
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The Wall: The People's Story by Christopher Hilton
The Wall: The People's Story

For almost three decades, the Cold War was focused on Berlin, where the two (nuclear-armed) sides were kept apart by a twelve-foot wall, which had appeared almost overnight in August 1961. For a generation, until its fall in November 1989, it not only
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Cromwell to Cromwell: Reformation to Civil War by John Schofield
Cromwell to Cromwell: Reformation to Civil War

The English reformers of the 1530s, with Thomas Cromwell at their head, continued to have a strong belief in kingly rule and authority, in contrast to their radical approach to the power of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. Resisting the king was
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John Schofield17 Jul 2012$18.94

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Shocking Bodies: Life, Death and Electricity in Victorian England by Iwan Rhys Rhys Morus
Shocking Bodies: Life, Death and Electricity in Victorian England

For the Victorians, electricity was the science of spectacle and of wonder. It provided them with new ways of probing the nature of reality and understanding themselves. Luigi Galvani's discovery of 'animal electricity' at the end of the eighteenth century
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Catherine Parr: Henry VIII's Last Love by Susan James
Catherine Parr: Henry VIII's Last Love

Married at seventeen to the grandson of a confirmed lunatic and widowed at twenty, Catherine Parr chose a Yorkshire lord twice her age as her second husband. Caught up in the turbulent terrors of the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536, she was captured by northern
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Pirates: A History by Tim Travers
Pirates: A History

More than just a history of the real 'pirates of the Caribbean', Pirates: A History explores piracy from ancient times to the present day, from the bloodthirsty Viking raiders who terrorised northern Europe to the legendary female Chinese pirate of the
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Whose Past is it Anyway: The Ulster Covenant, the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme by Jude Collins
Whose Past is it Anyway: The Ulster Covenant, the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme

The next ten years - 2012-2022 - have been referred to as 'the decade of centenaries'. This book focuses on three of those centenaries: the signing of the Ulster Covenant (2012), the Easter Rising (2016) and the Battle of the Somme (2016). It consists
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The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf
The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common. For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes. Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim army
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Live and Let Spy: BRIXMIS and the Last Cold War Mission by Steve Gibson
Live and Let Spy: BRIXMIS and the Last Cold War Mission

BRIXMIS (The British Commander-In-Chief's Mission to the Group Soviet Forces of Occupation in Germany) is one of the most little-known and covert elite units of the British Army. They were dropped in behind 'enemy lines' ten months after the Second World
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King John: An Underrated King by Graham E. Seel
King John: An Underrated King

Through contextual analysis and by reassessing the chronicle evidence, ‘King John: An Underrated King' presents a compelling reevaluation of the reign of King John, England's most maligned sovereign. With its thought-provoking analysis of the key
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Death on the Waterways by Allan Scott-Davies
Death on the Waterways

Canals reached their zenith in the eighteenth century during the Industrial Revolution, before the arrival of the railways usurped their position, whereupon a number of them fell in to disrepair and disuse. For many years forgotten, canals and waterways
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Blogging from the Battlefield: The View from the Front Line in Afghanistan by Major Paul Smith
Blogging from the Battlefield: The View from the Front Line in Afghanistan

Front Line Bloggers - Afghanistan and Helmand Blog - Aghanistan (now combined as UK Forces Afghanistan) were established by the MoD to allow UK armed forces personnel to tell the public back home what they were doing there, in their own words. Officers,
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Jewish Ireland: A Social History by Ray Rivlin
Jewish Ireland: A Social History

Jewish Ireland: A Social History is an engaging and thoroughly researched panorama of Irish Jewry. Based on library and archival material, private memoirs and oral testimony, it traces Irish-Jewish life from the 1880s when Orthodox Russian Jews, forced
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Yeomen of England: Tales of the Northamptonshire Yeomanry 1794-1966 by Ken Tout
Yeomen of England: Tales of the Northamptonshire Yeomanry 1794-1966

Yeomen of England were called to bring their own horses to form England's first Home Guard when a dictator assembled his army across the Channel in 1794. They went on to become one of the most famous mounted regiments of the British Army. During the First
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RAF Southend by Peter Brown
RAF Southend

RAF Southend focuses in diary-type format on the airport between October 1940 and August 1944, from when it became a fighter station in its own right, to it becoming an armament practice camp later in the war. It describes the manning and maintenance of
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Marching to the Drums: A History of Military Drums and Drummers by John Norris
Marching to the Drums: A History of Military Drums and Drummers

Military drummers have played a crucial role in warfare throughout history. Soldiers marched to battle to the sound of the drums and used the beat to regulate the loading and re-loading of their weapons during the battle. Drummers wre also used to raise
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Dockers' Stories from the Second World War by Henry T. Bradford
Dockers' Stories from the Second World War

Dockers' Stories from the Second World War is a collection of several true stories, drawn from Henry Bradford's time as a Registered Docker in the Port of London. Men were often killed and injured during their every-day work on the docks; nonetheless,
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Sandringham Days: The Domestic Life of the Royal Family in Norfolk, 1862-1952 by John Matson
Sandringham Days: The Domestic Life of the Royal Family in Norfolk, 1862-1952

This is a fascinating portrait of royal life at Sandringham, from the early life of Albert Edward to the modern day. Drawing on letters, diaries and contemporary reports, it is a rich exploration of the private lives of Britain's royal family. From family
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The Devil's Tinderbox: Dresden, 1945 by Alexander McKee
The Devil's Tinderbox: Dresden, 1945

Controversy still rages about the Allied decision to bomb the beautiful and historic city of Dresden on February 13th 1945. By then the war was virtually won and Dresden was peopled mainly by civilians and refugees, most of them women and children. The
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Caen: Anvil of Victory by Alexander McKee
Caen: Anvil of Victory

Today it is almost forgotten that the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 did not bring a single, isolate victory. As this masterly book reminds us, that first foothold on enemy shores was won at enormous cost, and for two months afterwards a fierce battle raged
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Merseyside's Own by Christine Dawe
Merseyside's Own

Merseyside has been the birthplace or home to literally hundreds of extraordinary men and women. In this book Christine Dawe features a great many of them - from all eras and all walks of life. Modern-day noteworthy figures, such as Kim Cattrall, Daniel
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Liverpool's Children in the 1950s by Pamela Russell
Liverpool's Children in the 1950s

Full of the warmth and excitement of growing up in the 1950s, awakening nostalgia for times that seemed cosy and carefree with families at last enjoying peacetime, this book is packed with the experience of school days, playtime, holidays, toys, games,
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Political Football by Barry Flynn
Political Football

On 27 December 1948, rioting broke out during a match between Belfast Celtic and Linfield. Jimmy Jones, a prolific goalscorer for Belfast Celtic, was dragged from the pitch by the opposing fans, and beaten so badly that his career was ended. And with that
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Forward the Rifles: The War Diary of an Irish Soldier, 1914-1918 by Captain David Campbell
Forward the Rifles: The War Diary of an Irish Soldier, 1914-1918

The battlefields of Gallipoli and Salonica were a far cry from life on a small working farm in County Louth, Ireland, and yet, in 1915, Captain David Campbell, M.C., 6th Royal Irish Rifles, found himself in the searing Turkish heat, confronted by a faceless
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A Broken Hallelujah: The Making of a Christian Brother by Lorcan Leavey
A Broken Hallelujah: The Making of a Christian Brother

"August 18, 1959. A Tuesday - and how fast it was approaching. August 18, the day of the great First Step, the day when David Thomas Morley would leave his home to enter a Religious Order and to become a teaching Brother. It seemed a perfectly good idea
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Foxrock Miscellany by Foxrock Foxrock Local History Society
Foxrock Miscellany

From a detailed account of a German Spy in South County Dublin, to the great engineer William Dargan whose legacy was the railway system that still traverses the country, this wonderful book by the Foxrock local history society explores the achievements,
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This Scouting Life: A Memoir of a Simpler Time by Archie Raeside
This Scouting Life: A Memoir of a Simpler Time

Exploding tins of beans over a campfire. Hammering down tent pegs in the rain. Marching for hours, singing for days, and playing 'Bulldog's Charge' at every opportunity. 'This Scouting Life' is a story about the experiences shared by millions of people
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Birdie Bowers: Captain Scott's Marvel by Anne Strathie
Birdie Bowers: Captain Scott's Marvel

Henry 'Birdie' Bowers (1883-1912) realised his life's ambition when he was selected for Scott's Terra Nova Expedition to the Antarctic, yet he was only asked to join the team that would actually reach the South Pole at the last moment. He died on the return
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UXB Malta The Most Bombed Place on Earth: Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal 1940-44 by S. A. M Hudson
UXB Malta The Most Bombed Place on Earth: Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal 1940-44

As the Regia Aeronautica and the Luftwaffe unleashed their full might against the island of Malta, the civilian population was in the eye of the storm. Faced with the terror of the unexploded bomb, the Maltese people looked for help to the Royal Engineers
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In Search of Britain's Haunted Castles by Marc Alexander
In Search of Britain's Haunted Castles

It could easily be said that in the UK we are spoilt for choice when it comes to atmospheric historic buildings and certainly Britain's many castles are liberally scattered all over the country. The ninety or so castles selected in this book have been
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Order! Order! A Parliamentary Miscellany by Robert Rogers
Order! Order! A Parliamentary Miscellany

The village of Parliament has a colourful history of conflict, great oratory, wit and repartee, strange customs and larger-than-life characters, and this rich and entertaining miscellany embraces them all. On his enthralling textual tour, Robert Rogers,
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Richard III by Michael Hicks
Richard III

The story of the most vilified English king, from model of nobility to murderer and monster. Richard III has been written off in history as one of England's evil kings. His usurpation of the throne from his nephew, the story of the 'Princes in the Tower'
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The Black Prince by David Green
The Black Prince

One of the most charismatic and enigmatic personalities of the High Middle Ages, Edward the 'Black Prince' commanded an English division at the battle of Crecy at just 16 years old. But despite his battlefield exploits, romantic reputation, and popularity
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The Battle of Matapan 1941: The Trafalgar of the Mediterranean by Mark Simmons
The Battle of Matapan 1941: The Trafalgar of the Mediterranean

In March 1941, the Royal navy scored one of the greatest one-sided victories against the Italian Fleet the Regia Marina at Matapan. It brought to an end six months of remarkable success for the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean. When France fell and Italy
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Barbed Wire Disease: British and German Prisoners of War 1914-1919 by John Yarnall
Barbed Wire Disease: British and German Prisoners of War 1914-1919

By the time of the Armistice in 1918, some 6.5 million prisoners of war were held by the belligerents. Little has been written about these prisoners, possibly because the story is not one of unmitigated hardship and cruelty. Nevertheless, hardships did
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Gentlemen, We Will Stand and Fight by Antony Bird
Gentlemen, We Will Stand and Fight

At Le Cateau on 26 August 1914, the commanders of the Second Corps of the British Expeditionary Force elected to fight the German First Army and, although outnumbered three to one, delivered such a smashing blow to the German invaders that the whole of
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The Women's Land Army by Bob Powell & Nigel Westacott
The Women's Land Army

The book brings together a wealth of black and white pictures which together record not only the operations of the Women's Land Army (WLA) but also scenes of the countryside between 1939 and 1950. Drawn from the worldwide albums of many ex-land girls at
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Downfall of the Crusader Kingdom by W. B. Bartlett
Downfall of the Crusader Kingdom

The Third Crusade of Richard the Lionheart is well known but the build-up to it less so. Downfall of the Crusader Kingdom is a story of intrigue, plot and counter-plot, and the abuse of power culminating in the most decisive battle of the medieval epoch,
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Ypres Diary 1914-15: The Memoirs of Sir Morgan Crofton by Gavin Roynon
Ypres Diary 1914-15: The Memoirs of Sir Morgan Crofton

Sir Morgan Crofton fought in the Boer War and joined the 2nd Life Guards at 34 years old as a cavalry office. His diary charts his experiences on the front-line at Ypres from late October 1914 to the centenary of Waterloo in June 1915. Crofton describes
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Roath, Splott and Adamsdown: One Thousand Years of History by Jeff Childs
Roath, Splott and Adamsdown: One Thousand Years of History

This is an account of three discrete districts of south-east Cardiff and their evolution through 1,000 years of history. From their pre-Norman origins to their emergence as thriving suburbs in the early twentieth century, the voume focuses on manorial
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Gentlemen Rogues and Wicked Ladies: A Guide to British Highwaymen and Highwaywomen by Fiona McDonald
Gentlemen Rogues and Wicked Ladies: A Guide to British Highwaymen and Highwaywomen

Everyone loves a romantic rogue whose exciting exploits feature a cheeky disregard for the law, narrow escapes and lots of love interests. Even at the height of highway robbery activity, it was thought that the death penalty was too harsh for these wayward
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Fiona McDonald18 Sep 2012$18.94

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History's Most Famous Jobs: Navvies by Anthony Burton
History's Most Famous Jobs: Navvies

This is the story of the men who built Britain's canals and railways - not the engineers and the administrators but the ones who provided the brawn and muscle. There had never been a workforce like the navvies, a great army of men, moving about the country
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Voices from the Workhouse by Peter Higginbotham
Voices from the Workhouse

This book tells the real inside story of the workhouse - in the words of those who experienced the institution at first hand, either as inmates or through some other connectin with the institution. Using a wide variety of sources - letters, poems, graffiti,
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Hitler's Vikings: The History of the Scandinavian Waffen SS: The Legions, the SS Wiking and the SS Nordland by Jonathan Trigg
Hitler's Vikings: The History of the Scandinavian Waffen SS: The Legions, the SS Wiking and the SS Nordland

The Nazis' dream of a world dominated by legions of Aryan 'supermen', forged in battle and absolutely loyal to Adolf Hitler, was epitomised by the Waffen-SS. Created as a supreme military elite, it grew to become Nazi Germany's 'second army', an immense
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Who Goes Home: A Parliamentary Miscellany by Robert Rogers
Who Goes Home: A Parliamentary Miscellany

Who Goes Home? A Parliamentary Miscellany is a wonderful collection of parliamentary wit and insult; of bizarre and hilarious stories; of odd and surprising facts about Parliament; and explanations of the impenetrable mysteries of a Gothic fantasy palace
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The Pit Sinkers of Northumberland and Durham by Peter Ford Mason
The Pit Sinkers of Northumberland and Durham

Shaft sinking for the extraction of minerals has taken place for centuries. Coal mining has been carried out using various methods of sinking from shallow bell pits to deep shafts. Newcastle and the collieries along the banks of the River Tyen had a tradition
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The Motherland Calls: Britain's Black Servicemen & Women, 1939-45 by Stephen Bourne
The Motherland Calls: Britain's Black Servicemen & Women, 1939-45

During the Second World War, black volunteers from across the British Empire enthusiastically joined the armed forces and played their part in fighting Nazi Germany and its allies. In the air, sea and on land, they risked their lives, yet very little attention
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All the Countries We've Ever Invaded by Stuart Laycock
All the Countries We've Ever Invaded

Out of 193 countries currently recognised by the UN, we've invaded 158. That's an amazing 82%! Azerbaijan won this year's Eurovision. Don't know where it is? You should, because we invaded it for its oil almost a hundred years ago. Every Summer, hordes
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Glastonbury, the Templars and the Sovran Cloth: A New Perspective on the Grail Legends by Juliet Faith
Glastonbury, the Templars and the Sovran Cloth: A New Perspective on the Grail Legends

This exciting book sheds new light on the Grail stories and the arrival of Christianity to Somerset. It illustrates important links between Glastonbury and the Celtic settlement of Old Lammana in Cornwall; and examines old tales of an object of great importance
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Juliet Faith20 Nov 2012$18.94

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A Grim Almanac of the Black Country by Nicola Sly
A Grim Almanac of the Black Country

A Grim Almanac of the Black Country is a day-by-day catalogue of 366 ghastly tales from around the area. Full of dreadful deeds, strange disappearances and a multitude of murders, this almanac explores the darker side of the Black Country's past. Here
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Portsmouth's World War Two Heroes: Stories of the Fallen Men and Women by James Daly
Portsmouth's World War Two Heroes: Stories of the Fallen Men and Women

Based on research into 2,549 servicemen and women from Portsmouth who were killed during World War 2, this book uncovers stories that have never been told before: a naval bomb disposal Petty Officer awarded the George Cross; a 16-year-old Para; a Battle
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Wartime in Whitstable Remembered by Jessie Vine
Wartime in Whitstable Remembered

Jessie Vine's memoir begins in the last few days of peace in 1939. As the Anderson shelter is installed in the back garden of their Rochester home, Jessie, with her young daughter Joy, eagerly awaits her husband Tom's homecoming, as his ship returns to
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Wings Over Somerset: Aircraft Crashes Since the End of World War II by Peter Forrester
Wings Over Somerset: Aircraft Crashes Since the End of World War II

One evening as he made his way to a local church social in the village hall during the 1950s, a loud crack shook the ground and the night sky turned to an orange glow, lighting the way for him. Shrugging his shoulders, the author made his way through the
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Gods, Guns and Israel: Britain, The First World War And The Jews in the Holy City by Jill Duchess of Hamilton
Gods, Guns and Israel: Britain, The First World War And The Jews in the Holy City

The roots of today's Middle East conflict are extremely deep and exceedingly tangled and Jill Hamilton has done a wonderful job of unravelling a complicated story. Describing the background to the present conflict - she intertwines the sad story of mistakes
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Robert Hooke and the Rebuilding of London by Michael Cooper
Robert Hooke and the Rebuilding of London

Robert Hooke was one of the most gifted men of his age, but because he worked in the sphere of two remarkable men - Issasc Newton and Christopher Wren - his contribution has remained largely overlooked. Michael Cooper's biography puts the record strai
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Ritual Sacrifice: Blood and Redemption by Brenda Ralph Lewis
Ritual Sacrifice: Blood and Redemption

The principle of sacrifice is as old as human life itself. Human, animal or inanimate offerings were an essential part of an effort to handle natural disasters, secure good luck or good health, ensure success in war or commerce, in fact to produce any
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The Wartime House: Home Life in Wartime Britain 1939-45 by Mike Brown & Carol Harris
The Wartime House: Home Life in Wartime Britain 1939-45

The demands of a nation at war had many far-reaching effects on the average home. How did women cope with bringing up a family single-handed after their husbands were conscripted for military service? How did they use the rations and keep up their family's
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The Reign of Arthur: From History to Legend by Christopher Gidlow
The Reign of Arthur: From History to Legend

Did King Arthur really exist? The Reign of Arthur takes a fresh look at the early sources describing Arthur's career and compares them to the reality of Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries. It presents, for the first time, both the most up to date
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Engineering the Pyramids by Dick Parry
Engineering the Pyramids

Using archaeological records and the basic principles of engineering, Dick Parry provides an account of the design history of the pyramids, the techniques and organisation needed and insights into why the pyramids were designed as they were.
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Samurai War Stories: Teaching and Tales of Samurai Warfare by Antony Cummins & Yoshie Minami
Samurai War Stories: Teaching and Tales of Samurai Warfare

Enter the world of seventeenth-century Japanese warfare and the warrior elite, the Samurai. Samurai War Stories: Teachings and Tales of Samurai Warfare is a collection of three major texts, published in an English translation for the first time. These
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Keeping Up Appearances: Fashion and Class Between the Wars by Catherine Horwood
Keeping Up Appearances: Fashion and Class Between the Wars

The British have always been concerned about accent, appearance and class, but at no time during the twentieth century was 'keeping up appearances' more important than during the 1920s and 1930s. From the impecunious youth anxious to create a favourable
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Catherine Horwood14 Apr 2013$18.94

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The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy 1491-1499 by Ian Arthurson
The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy 1491-1499

Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne, claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York & Norfolk, the younger of the two sons of Edward IV imprisoned in the Tower of London by Richard III, and whose true fate is unknown to this day. He led
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Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates by Stewart P. Evans
Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates

Bringing together the combined knowledge of two of the foremost experts on Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders, Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates is the most authoritative account of the case so far. Making full use of their background
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Hope and Glory: Epic Stories of Empire and Commonwealth by Melissa Blackburn & Steve Humphries & Nick Maddocks
Hope and Glory: Epic Stories of Empire and Commonwealth

This work covers tales from local people whose journey through life has taken them from their homeland to Britain as well as those who left the Southwest for a life overseas. Testimonies and reconstructions tell of child migrants, war brides and African
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Blood Cries Afar: The Forgotten Invasion of England 1216 by Sean McGlynn
Blood Cries Afar: The Forgotten Invasion of England 1216

150 years after the Norman Conquest, history came within a hair's breadth of repeating itself. In 1216, taking advantage of the turmoil created in England by King John's inept rule, Prince Louis of France invaded England and allied with English rebels.
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Shadows on the Sea: The Maritime Mysteries of Britain by Neil Arnold
Shadows on the Sea: The Maritime Mysteries of Britain

The great oceans of the world have long been considered alien environments said to harbor strange creatures and unfathomable mysteries. This new book, from The History Press's successful Shadows series, examines the maritime-rich heritage surrounding the
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A Grim Almanac of the Workhouse by Peter Higginbotham
A Grim Almanac of the Workhouse

For two centuries, the shadow of the workhouse hung over Britain. The recourse of only the most desperate, dark and terrible tales of malnutrition, misery, mistreatment and murder ran like wildfire through the poorer classes, who lived in terror of being
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History's Most Dangerous Jobs: Miners by Anthony Burton
History's Most Dangerous Jobs: Miners

Mining is Britain's oldest industry, and this book tells the story of the men and, in the past, women who spent their lives working underground. Geographically the book covers the regions of Devon and Cornwall, Leicester and Nottingham, Yorkshire and Lancashire,
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The Spy Who Came In From the Co-op: Melita Norwood and the Ending of Cold War Espionage by David Burke
The Spy Who Came In From the Co-op: Melita Norwood and the Ending of Cold War Espionage

On September 11th 1999 The Times newspaper carried the front page article "Revealed: the quiet woman who betrayed Britain for 40 years. The spy who came in from the Co-op." Melita Norwood, the last of the atomic spies, had finally been run to ground, but
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Feeding Tommy: Battlefield Recipes from the First World War by Andrew Robertshaw
Feeding Tommy: Battlefield Recipes from the First World War

According to Napoleon, an army marches on its stomach and it fights on its stomach too - yet have you ever wondered how hundreds of men on the frontline are fed under fire or in the trench lines? During the Great War troops were trained to make meals out
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A Grim Almanac of Oxfordshire by Nicola Sly
A Grim Almanac of Oxfordshire

A Grim Almanac of Oxfordshire' is a day-by-day catalogue of 366 ghastly tales from the county's past. There are murders and manslaughters, including the killing by Mrs Barber of her entire family in 1909 while temporarily insane, and the brutal murder
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Escape from Broadmoor: The Trials and Strangulations of John Thomas Straffen by Gordon Lowe
Escape from Broadmoor: The Trials and Strangulations of John Thomas Straffen

John Thomas Straffen - England's longest serving prisoner - was the first patient to escape from Broadmoor Hospital. He killed within hours. Prior to this, at his home in Bath, he was dismissed as an imbecile, a loner, a 'child trapped in an adult's body'.
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A New History of Ireland by Christine Kinealy
A New History of Ireland

A concise, lucid and nuanced approach to Ireland's complex and fascinating history.
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The Battle of Poitiers 1356 by David Green
The Battle of Poitiers 1356

The story of one of the great battles of the Hundred Years War, often ignored in favour of its more celebrated siblings, Crecy and Agincourt. The victory at Poitiers by an English force outnumbered two-to-one, led by Edward the Black Prince on 19th September
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The Janissaries by Godfrey Goodwin
The Janissaries

From the fifteenth to the sixteenth century, the janissaries were the scourge of Europe. With their martial music, their muskets and their drilled march, it seemed that no one could withstand them. Their loyalty to their corps was infinite as the Ottomans
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Private World of Ottoman Women by Godfrey Goodwin
Private World of Ottoman Women

Recovering the oft-neglected role of women in Ottoman high society and power politics, this book brings to life the women who made their mark in a male domain. Though historical records tend to favour the glitter of palaces over the trials of daily life,
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Reading: The 1950s by Stuart Hylton
Reading: The 1950s

In Reading: The 1950s Stuart Hylton gives a fascinating account of the town and its people during a decade of rapid and memorable change. His story beings in the drab atmosphere of the early postwar years, with their austerity and sense of shrinking empire
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The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis by Stephen Halliday
The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis

In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage generated by a population of over two million Londoners was pouring into
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The Byzantine Wars by John Haldon
The Byzantine Wars

A history of the wars between Byzantium and its numerous foes - the Goths, Arabs, Slavs, Crusaders and Ottoman Turks. By the middle of the sixth century the Byzantine emperor rules a mighty empire that straddled Europe, Asia and North Africa. Within 100
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The Cowboy Way: An Exploration of History and Culture by Paul H. Carlson
The Cowboy Way: An Exploration of History and Culture

The lives of American cowboys have been both real and mythic. This work explores cowboy music, dress, humour, films and literature in sixteen essays and a bibliography. These essays demonstrate that the American cowboy is a knight of the road who, with
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The Last Nazis: SS Werewolf Guerrilla Resistance in Europe 1944-1947 by Perry Biddiscombe
The Last Nazis: SS Werewolf Guerrilla Resistance in Europe 1944-1947

The history of the shadowy Werewolf guerrilla bands formed at the end of the Second World War as the last desperate defence of Nazis.
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Scandals in History by Ed Rayner & Ron Stapley
Scandals in History

Notions of what is scandalous vary from age to age, but our fascination with all things outrageous remains the same. Whether the sexual disgraces of the Victorian era or the political outrages of modern times, the shocking and the immoral never cease to
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The Battle for Marston Moor 1644 by John Barratt
The Battle for Marston Moor 1644

On 2 July 1644, six miles from York, 18,000 Royalists led by Prince Rupert, the nephew of King Charles I, fought 27,000 Parliamentarians in an attempt to relieve the Royalist force besieged at York. He failed. The defeat was catastrophic and the North
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Zulu! The Battle for Rorke's Drift 1879 by Edmund Yorke
Zulu! The Battle for Rorke's Drift 1879

A history of the Battle of Rorke's Drift 1879
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The Welsh Wars of Independence by David Moore
The Welsh Wars of Independence

Independent Wales was defined in the centuries after the Romans withdrew from Britain in AD 410. The Welsh achieved this despite Irish and Viking raids and colonisation, despite the growing power of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, and despite frequent and often
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David Moore12 Jun 2013$18.94

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The Battle of Berlin 1945 by Tony Le Tissier
The Battle of Berlin 1945

The Battle of Berlin was truly a battle on an unprecedented scales. The Soviets massed 1.6 million troops for 'Operation Berlin', and Marshal Zhukov in the centra had half of them, but his initial attack floundered, lasting four days instead of one, and
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Rome's Greatest Defeat: Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest by Adrian Murdoch
Rome's Greatest Defeat: Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest

In September AD 9 half of Rome's Western army was ambushed in a German forest. Three legions, comprising some 25,000 men under the Roman general Varus, were wiped out by an army of Germanic tribes under the leadership of Arminius. The defeat dealt a severe
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An Oxford Childhood: The Pride of the Morning by Phyl Surman
An Oxford Childhood: The Pride of the Morning

A personal reminiscence of growing up in Cowley, Oxford in the 1920s. The author's detailed memories describe every aspect of life in the years following the Great War. The clothes she wore, the furnishings of her parents' house and the food they ate are
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County Durham Murders by Paul Heslop
County Durham Murders

This book features fifteen historic criminal cases that not only shocked the area but made headlines across the country. Paul Heslop was a policeman in the Northumbria force. His experience of the criminal justice system over thirty years' service gives
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The Battle of the Frontiers: Ardennes 1914 by Terence Zuber
The Battle of the Frontiers: Ardennes 1914

Like the Battle of Verdun, the Battle of the Frontiers has often been ignored by military historians, who assumed that the French lost the first battles of the First World War because they launched suicidal bayonet charges against German machine guns.
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China & Iran: Parallel History, Future Threat by Edward Burman
China & Iran: Parallel History, Future Threat

China and Iran have featured heavily in the news in recent years. China is both a military and an economic superpower with 20% of the world's population; Iran is suspected of developing nuclear weapons and arming terrorists, and sits on the world's second-largest
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Home Fires Burning: The Great War Diaries of Georgina Lee by Gavin Roynon
Home Fires Burning: The Great War Diaries of Georgina Lee

A moving account of how Britain coped with the ravages of the First World War on the Home Front.
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Hitler's Siegfried Line by Neil Short
Hitler's Siegfried Line

The Siegfried Line was a mammoth wall of German defences that stretched from the Swiss border to Aachen, approximately 300 miles long and, in places, up to 20 miles deep. Built by Nazi Germany between 1936-38, over 500,000 workers were involved in its
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Odette: World War Two's Darling Spy by Penny Starns
Odette: World War Two's Darling Spy

Odette Brailly had been the first woman to be awarded the GC, as well as the Legion d'Honneur. This biography reveals the story of this wartime heroine and the officer who posed as her husband. It also reveals the truth of Odette's mission and the heart-breaking
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Legends of the Stars by Sir Patrick Moore
Legends of the Stars

The stories behind the constellations
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Flights into History: Final Missions Retold by Research and Archaeology by Ian McLachlan
Flights into History: Final Missions Retold by Research and Archaeology

In this book, aviation archaeologist Ian McLachlan reconstructs the dramatic last flights of Second World War airmen. He tells stories such as that of the final flight of an intruder Mosquito pursuing a German night fighter; the courageous Lancaster pilot
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Evacuees: Evacuation in Wartime Britain 1939-1945 by Mike Brown
Evacuees: Evacuation in Wartime Britain 1939-1945

As the last days of peace ebbed away in 1939 and the outbreak of the Second World War appeared inevitable, a massive exodus took place in Britain: nearly two million civilians, most of them children, were taken from the cities, industrial towns and ports
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Emily Wilding Davison: A Suffragette's Family Album by Stuart Hilton & Michelle Cardno & Maureen Howes
Emily Wilding Davison: A Suffragette's Family Album

Emily Wilding Davison's image has been frozen in time since 1913. On 8th June of that year, Emily was struck by the king's horse, Anmer, during the Epsom Derby. She died four days later. She, unlike her fellow Militant Suffragettes, did not live to write
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Bogs, Baths and Basins: The Story of Domestic Sanitation by David J. Eveleigh
Bogs, Baths and Basins: The Story of Domestic Sanitation

Toilets, baths and washbasins are taken for granted in privileged society, but they are some of our most indispensable facilities. How did they come about, and how did we live without them? From Roman times to modern-day luxury, this titles leads us through
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Dad's Army: The Home Guard 1940-44 by David Caroll
Dad's Army: The Home Guard 1940-44

The Home Guard was formed in May 1940, when the dark clouds of war rolled over Britain and the nation stood alone, threatened with a Nazi invasion. This book offers an account of the Home Guard - from the early disorganised days of May 1940 until 'Stand
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Mother Country: Britain's Black Community on the Home Front, 1939-45 by Stephen Bourne
Mother Country: Britain's Black Community on the Home Front, 1939-45

Very little attention has been given to black British and West African and Caribbean citizens who lived and worked on the 'front line' during the Second World War. Yet black people were under fire in cities like Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, London and
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A British Boy in Fascist Italy by Peter Ghiringhelli
A British Boy in Fascist Italy

Peter Ghiringhelli's turbulent childhood as the son of Italian Fascist parents saw him deported from England to Italy at the start of the Second World War. Here Peter witnessed at first hand what life was like in a totalitarian state, and his vivid memories
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Keighley at War by Ian Dewhirst
Keighley at War

In his book, Ian Dewhirst vividly describles life in a West Riding industrial town during World War II. It includes subjects such as morale-boosting and fund-raising organisations, the Home Guard and regular forces billeted in the area, wartime industries,
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The Normans by Trevor Rowley
The Normans

The Normans were a relatively short-lived cultural and political phenomenon. They emerged early in the tenth century and had disappeared off the map by the mid-thirteenth century. Drawing on the archaeological and historical evidence, this title examines
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Champagne and Shambles: The Arkwrights and the Country House in Crisis by Catherine Beale
Champagne and Shambles: The Arkwrights and the Country House in Crisis

Intended for those who have visited country houses in Britain and wondered why they ceased to be homes, this title uses the real-life period drama of Johnny Arkwright (1833-1905) to illustrate how landowners saw their world disintegrate and disappear.
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Women in the War Zone by Anne Powell
Women in the War Zone

In our collective memory, the First World War is dominated by men. The sailors, soldiers, airmen and politicians about whom histories are written were male, and the first half of the twentieth century was still a time when a woman's place was thought to
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The A-Z of Curious London by Gilly Pickup
The A-Z of Curious London

Spooky, gruesome, weird but true things about one of the world's greatest cities come alive in The A-Z of Curious London. Discover London's tiniest house, a 4,000-year-old mouse made from Nile clay, and have a giggle at things people leave on London's
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Gilly Pickup10 Jul 2013$18.94

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York Murder & Crime by Summer Strevens
York Murder & Crime

Discover the shadier side of York's history with this remarkable collection of true-life crimes from across the city. Featuring all factions of the criminal underworld, this macabre selection of tales includes murders, poisonings, poaching, theft and highway
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Summer Strevens10 Jul 2013$18.94

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Warwick Murder & Crime by Vanessa Morgan
Warwick Murder & Crime

Discover the shadier side of Warwick's history with this collection of true-life crimes from the town's past. Featuring all factions of the criminal underworld, this chilling selection includes cases of murder, kidnap, poaching, theft, assault and infanticide,
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Vanessa Morgan23 Jul 2013$18.94

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Royal Marriage Secrets: Consorts & Concubines, Bigamists & Bastards by John Ashdown-Hill
Royal Marriage Secrets: Consorts & Concubines, Bigamists & Bastards

Were the 'Princes in the Tower' illegitimate? Did Henry VIII really have six wives? How virginal was the 'Virgin Queen'? Was James, Duke of Monmouth the heir to the throne, or just one of Charles II's bastards? Did George IV marry a German princess or
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The A-Z of Curious Somerset by Geoffrey Body
The A-Z of Curious Somerset

This book draws on the long and unique heritage of the county of Somerset, bringing to life seventy of the little known but fascinating and unusual aspects of a much-loved county. It tells, in a single volume, tales of body-snatchers and bewitchment; crime
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VCs Handbook: The Western Front 1914-1918 by Gerald Gliddon
VCs Handbook: The Western Front 1914-1918

On the Western Front during the First World War, 490 men won the British Empire's highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross.
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Women at War 1939-1945 by Carol Harris
Women at War 1939-1945

Long before the outbreak of the Second World War, official calculations showed Britain would be short of the manpower needed to fight the enemy and keep up production of weapons, food and other essentials. It was hoped that women volunteers would fill
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Olde Cotswold Punishments by Nell Darby
Olde Cotswold Punishments

Look beyond the pretty cottages and gentle landscapes of the Cotswolds, and you will find a dark history of crime and punishment. From child thieves, poachers, conmen, prostitutes and would-be suicides to bigamists, highwaymen and murderers, the Cotswolds
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Nell Darby23 Jul 2013$18.94

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Glamour in the Skies: The Golden Age of the Air Stewardess by Libbie Escolme-Schmidt
Glamour in the Skies: The Golden Age of the Air Stewardess

Ex-hostess Libbie Escolme-Schmidt has lovingly compiled many hundreds of memories to present the ultimate history of the British Airways air hostess. Collating a multitude of stories from the forties and fifties through to what is often agreed to be the
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Shadows on the Water: The Haunted Canals and Waterways of Britain by Allan Scott-Davies
Shadows on the Water: The Haunted Canals and Waterways of Britain

This fascinating volume takes a look at some of the strange and unexplained hauntings reported across Britain's canal and waterways network: echoes in dark tunnels; stone steps stained red with blood spilled long ago; ghostly footsteps accompanying barges
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A Schoolboy's War in Cornwall by Jim Reeve
A Schoolboy's War in Cornwall

Although only children at the time, Britain's schoolboys have the memory of living through the Second World War indelibly inscribed on their minds, and now, in their seventies and eighties, they open this treasured box of remembrance for the first time.
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A Schoolboy's War in Essex by David F. Wood
A Schoolboy's War in Essex

In this charming book, David F Wood recalls his days as a schoolboy in Essex, where his family moved when the Luftwaffe threatened his native London. With the same sense of fascination that grips many men of his generation, he describes watching airmen
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Scottish Bodysnatchers: A Gazetteer by Geoff Holder
Scottish Bodysnatchers: A Gazetteer

Graverobbing was a dark but profitable industry in pre-Victorian Scotland - criminals, gravediggers and middle-class medical students alike abstracted newly-buried corpses to send to the anatomy schools. Only after the trials of the infamous murderers
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Curious Tales from West Yorkshire by Howard Peach
Curious Tales from West Yorkshire

This is a charming compendium of historical oddities, curious customs and strange events from across West Yorkshire. Laid out in an easy to use A-Z format, it explores a vast range of subjects, from folklore and legends to Yorkshire's strangest buildings,
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Howard Peach23 Jul 2013$18.94

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Rotherham Workhouse by Margaret Drinkall
Rotherham Workhouse

This fascinating volume explores all aspects of life in that dread institution, the workhouse. From the staff who lived and worked here to the lunatics who were kept, sometimes unsuccessfully, in the medical wing, the babies and mothers whose lives began,
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Ancient Crosses of the Three Choirs Counties by Marion Freeman
Ancient Crosses of the Three Choirs Counties

Scattered across the English countryside are various types of crosses, with a particularly interesting array in the three choirs counties of Glocuestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Here, Marion Freeman reveals the history behind these intriguing
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Darwin in Ilkley by Mike Dixon & Gregory Radick
Darwin in Ilkley

I am here hydropathising and coming to life again after having finished my accursed book.' So wrote Charles Darwin to his friend T H Huxley in October 1859 from the Yorkshire village of Ilkley. Darwin was in Ilkley taking the 'water cure', and over the
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A Ghostly Almanac of Devon & Cornwall by Nicola Sly
A Ghostly Almanac of Devon & Cornwall

A Ghostly Almanac of Devon & Cornwall is a month-by-month catalogue of reported spectral sightings and paranormal phenomena from around the South West of England. Contained within the pages of this book are strange tales of restless spirits appearing in
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Frontline Afghanistan: The Devil's Playground by Mike Ryan
Frontline Afghanistan: The Devil's Playground

In the eight years since the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan has rarely been out of the news. Over a thousand coalition military fatalities have been reported, and many times that number of Afghan civilians. The country is in the process
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River Hobbler's Apprentice: Memories of Working the Severn & Wye by Alan Butt
River Hobbler's Apprentice: Memories of Working the Severn & Wye

The river hobbler had a unique life. Falling through the cracks of society, he paid no taxes and worked at whatever was available on and around the river, so in a year he would mix catching salmon or elvers with rabbiting, cleaning barrels and castrating
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Olde London Punishments by David Brandon & Alan Brooke
Olde London Punishments

This book contains all manner of grim and ancient punishments from London's long and bloody history. Over the centuries, many hundreds have expired inside the capital's dank, rat-infested cells, or whilst dancing the 'Tyburn jig' at the end of a swinging
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The Cretingham Murder by Sheila Hardy
The Cretingham Murder

During renovation work on a hunting lodge near Aldeburgh, Suffolk, in 1996 a carpenter uncovered a plank of wood revealing a chilling pencilled message: 'A fearful murder was committed the first day of this month (October 1887) at Cretingham. A curate
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The Woman Writer: The History of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists by Sylvia Kent
The Woman Writer: The History of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists

Founded by a man, Joseph Snell Wood, in May 1894, the Society of Women Writers could never claim to be a politically 'feminist' organisation. In its early days the Society primarily attracted lady journalists, later to be joined by novelists and poets.
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Air Raid: A Diary and Stories from the Essex Blitz by W. A. Hoodless
Air Raid: A Diary and Stories from the Essex Blitz

This revealing book sets out to provide a first-hand account of the Blitz upon an ordinary and very recently married couple in Upminster, Essex. The Blitz diary, written by the author's mother, began less than a year after she had married, which itself
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Olde Yorkshire Punishments by Howard Peach
Olde Yorkshire Punishments

This lavishly illustrated work provides a fascinating glimpse into the dark world of Yorkshire punishments through the centuries. All forms of punishment are covered, ranging from the gruesome and extreme to the downright peculiar, such as the Church's
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Front-Line Essex by Michael Foley
Front-Line Essex

Before the First World War, Essex was a very different county from that which we know today. The economy was largely based on agriculture, and the people rarely travelled beyond its borders, or even out of the towns or villages. The war opened up a whole
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Viking Age England by Julian D. Richards
Viking Age England

From shortly before AD 800 until the Norman conquest, England was subject to raids from seafaring peoples from Scandinavia - the Vikings. They were not only raiders but also traders and settlers. During this period the English state was unified under a
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Submariners: Real Life Stories from the Deep by Keith Hall
Submariners: Real Life Stories from the Deep

A history of submariners. The Senior Service has, for a hundred years, had submarines. Originally thought to be Un-English, submarines helped us win two World Wars and have played a great part in Britain's nuclear deterrent for the past thirty years.
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When West Ham Went to the Dogs by Brian Belton
When West Ham Went to the Dogs

The tale of greyhound racing in the East End community of West Ham. Beginning with a loving history of greyhound racing, Brian Belton tells the tale of a time and a place when the punters of the East End of London came together to urge their dogs on.
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Druids: Preachers of Immortality by Anne Ross
Druids: Preachers of Immortality

This book strips away modern myths about the druids. Druidism was the religion of the Celts. The richest sources of information about the druids is the vernacular material from Ireland and Wales. The author's familiarity with the gaelic texts strips away
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Hammerin' Round: East End Speedway by Brian Belton
Hammerin' Round: East End Speedway

This is a history of speedway at the West Ham stadium from its first-ever dirt track meeting in 1928 to its final season in 1971. Exhaustively researched and supplemented with detailed statistical appendixes, this is a nostalgic but worthy tribute to the
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Folklore of Wales by Anne Ross
Folklore of Wales

Wales is a Celtic country and the Celts have always treasured oral learning and recitation. Indeed they have a passion for committing facts to memory rather than relying on the written word. This title covers legends associated with place-names, calendar
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Folklore of the Scottish Highlands by Anne Ross
Folklore of the Scottish Highlands

In this book the author portrays the beliefs and customs of Scottish Gaelic society, including: seasonal customs deriving from Celtic festivals; the famous waulking songs; and the Highland tradition of seers and second sight.
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Nellie: A Darlaston Wench by Marion Rowley
Nellie: A Darlaston Wench

Nellie White (nee Askey) was born in 1906 and brought up in a working-class Darlaston family. Her daughter, Marion Rowley, has compiled this book from memories passed on by Nellie, and the result paints a vivid picture of the Darlaston that has disappeared.
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Hanged at Lincoln by Stephen Wade
Hanged at Lincoln

Hanged at Lincoln gathers together the stories of criminals hanged at both Lincoln Castle Prison and HMP Lincoln on Greetwell Road between 1716 and 1961. The condemned feature here range from coiners and forgers to thieves, highwaymen and poisoners. Among
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Infamous Essex Women by Dee Gordon
Infamous Essex Women

From the thirteenth century onwards, Essex has produced more than its fair share of infamous women. This title features Essex Girls such as murderers, mayhem-makers, swindlers, witches, smugglers and lustful adulteresses who have played a part in the darker
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Front-Line Thames by Michael Foley
Front-Line Thames

The Thames has been a highway into London since early times. Iron Age forts once guarded its banks and then Roman legionaries took over. Every age since has added to the defences lining the river. The river was also used as the site of mills to produce
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WILTSHIRE AND THE GREAT WAR: Training the Empire's Soldiers by T. S. Crawford
WILTSHIRE AND THE GREAT WAR: Training the Empire's Soldiers

Soon after the start of the Great War, work hastily began on a series of hutted camps in Wiltshire for more than 100,000 men, and during the course of the war it became home to troops from Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as Britain. With soldiers
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Surviving the Skies: A Night Bomber Pilot in the Great War by Joe Bamford
Surviving the Skies: A Night Bomber Pilot in the Great War

Captain Stephen Wynn Vickers joined the Cheshire Regiment in August 1914, but after being badly wounded he remustered to the RFC (Royal Flying Corps). While other young pilots were killed or injured almost as soon as they got their wings, Captain Vickers
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Blindness and the Visionary: The Life and Work of John Wilson by John Coles
Blindness and the Visionary: The Life and Work of John Wilson

John Wilson did more than anyone else to prevent and cure blindness, and help blind people, throughout the world between the 1940s and his death in 1999. In addition, he made a significant contribution to the cause of disabled people in general. His achievements
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Dumfries & Galloway Curiosities by David Carroll
Dumfries & Galloway Curiosities

Along with its rich history and spectacular scenery, Dumfries and Galloway is home to a great many curious and unusual buildings, objects and landscape features that have survived the centuries. This well-illustrated book is a guide to 100 of these remarkable
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Puck Fair: A History by Sean Moraghan
Puck Fair: A History

Puck Fair, Ireland's oldest festival, was established by a royal patent in October 1613, granted to the Welsh planter, Jenkyn Conway, of Killorglin. It first became a famous, however, as a result of the parading and display of a male goat, which is awarded
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Under the Wires at Tally Ho: Trams and Trolleybuses of North London 1905-1962 by David Berguer
Under the Wires at Tally Ho: Trams and Trolleybuses of North London 1905-1962

Today pollution-free transport is high on the political agenda yet it is sometimes forgotten that electric vehicles ran on the streets of London from the early 1900s until 1962. This book tells the story of that period and describes both the vehicles themselves
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Auld Stirling Punishments by David Kinnaird
Auld Stirling Punishments

From the murder of James I and the brutal torture of his betrayers to the beheading of Radical Weavers Baird and Hardie, the history of crime and punishment in Stirling's Royal Burgh has reflected the passions and prejudices of the Scottish nation. Here
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The Great Siege of Newcastle, 1644 by Rosie Serdiville & John Sadler
The Great Siege of Newcastle, 1644

In the autumn of 1644 was fought one of the most sustained and desperate sieges of the First Civil War when Scottish Covenanter forces under the Earl of Leven finally stormed Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the King's greatest bastion in the north-east and the key
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Edinburgh: Literary Lives & Landscapes by David Carroll
Edinburgh: Literary Lives & Landscapes

Edinburgh enjoys a long and impressive literary heritage and can claim connections with some of the world's most famous writers. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott were all natives of the city, with Robert Burns, Charles
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Lost Off Trevose: The Shipwrecks of Cornwall's Trevose Head by Brian French
Lost Off Trevose: The Shipwrecks of Cornwall's Trevose Head

Trevose Head, the land mass jutting out into the Atlantic from North Cornwall's shore has been called the 'Lizard' of the North Coast. This inhospitable coast has seen many disasters over the centuries, from ocean-going sailing ships blown off course or
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Liverpool's Own by Christine Dawe
Liverpool's Own

Liverpool has been the birthplace or home to literally hundreds of extraordinary men and women. In this book Christine Dawe features a great many of them - from all eras and walks of life. Locally noteworthy figures, such as Kitty Wilkinson, who started
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Black Country Ghosts by Anthony Poulton-Smith
Black Country Ghosts

Local author Anthony Poulton-Smith takes the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the haunted places of the Black Country. Contained within the pages of this book are strange tales of spectral sightings, active poltergeists and restless spirits appearing
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How I Didn't Become a Beatle: Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s by Brian J. Hudson
How I Didn't Become a Beatle: Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s

In the late 1950s and early 1960s Liverpool was an exciting place to be a university student. For Yorkshire-born Brian Hudson, schooled in the south of England, it was a joy to be back in the north, and on Merseyside at a time when the Cavern Club was
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Square Mile Bobbies: The City of London Police 1839-1949 by Stephen Wade
Square Mile Bobbies: The City of London Police 1839-1949

Square Mile Bobbies is a history and casebook of the City of London Police between 1839, when the force was first established after general recognistion that London was not being policed effectively, and the Second World War. During this time the City
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Hanged at Pentonville by Steve Fielding
Hanged at Pentonville

Over the years the high walls of London's Pentonville Prison have contained some of the most infamous criminals. Taking over from the dreaded Newgate Gaol at the turn of the century as the place of execution for north London and surrounding counties, over
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My Lancashire Childhood by Catherine Rothwell
My Lancashire Childhood

Catherine Rothwell grew up in Lancashire in the 1920s and 30s, and this charming account of her childhood is a valuable insight into another world. Here we read about daily life in the county, family, schooldays, cinemas, holidays on the coast and in the
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Hanged At Liverpool by Steve Fielding
Hanged At Liverpool

Over the years the high walls of Liverpool's Walton Gaol have contained some of the infamous criminals from the north of England. Fully illustrated with photographs, cuttings and engravings, this title is suitable for anyone interested in the darker side
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Hanged At Durham by Steve Fielding
Hanged At Durham

For decades the walls of Durham Gaol have contained some of the country's most infamous criminals. Until hanging was abolished in the 1960s it was also the main centre of execution for convicted killers from all over the north east. A total of 76 people
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Criminal Liverpool by Daniel K. Longman
Criminal Liverpool

Criminal Liverpool is an entertaining and informative round-up of some of the strangest, most bloodthirsty, despicable and comical crimes that took place in and around Liverpool from the Victorian era up to the mid-twentieth century. Daniel Longman's painstaking
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A Paignton Scrapbook by Peggy Parnell
A Paignton Scrapbook

Peggy Parnell has lived in Paignton all her life, and has been fascinated by the town's history for as long as she can remember. Her new book is neither a volume of old photographs nor a chronological history; rather, it's a lucky-dip into the past - telling
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Suffolk Strange But True by Robert Halliday
Suffolk Strange But True

Suffolk Strange But True illustrates and describes people, places and incidents that are unusual, odd or extraordinary. We discover the truth about 'the fasting woman of Shottisham', who was alleged not to have eaten for three months; the 'tithe war' of
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Wirral: Tragic Tales by Dan Longman
Wirral: Tragic Tales

Fresh from his researches into the dark side of Wirral's history, in his first book Criminal Wirral, Dan Longman has plunged back into a brand new selection of terrible and tragic tales. Rather than focusing on crime, he looks at accidents and disasters
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Front-Line Kent by Michael Foley
Front-Line Kent

Kent has been on England's first line of defence. Many people in the county have lived closer to the enemy in Europe than they did to London. This book delves into the long history of military Kent, from Roman forts to Martello towers, from the ambitious
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Literary Buckinghamshire by Paul Wreyford
Literary Buckinghamshire

Poet John Betjemen was not the only scribe 'beckoned out to lanes in beechy Bucks'. Many of the country's most famous writers shared his fondness for the county and sought solace within its boundaries. John Milton came herer to escape the plague in London;
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Criminal Wirral by Daniel K. Longman
Criminal Wirral

A collection of some of the strangest, most despicable and comical crimes that took place on the Wirral peninsula throughout the Victorian era and the early twentieth century. It sheds light on local causes celebres. It is suitable for those who have an
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Southend Memories by Dee Gordon
Southend Memories

Including many conversations with Southendians, this title aims to recall life in their town, during the 1950s and 60s. It focuses on social change, as well as school days, work and play, transport, and entertainment. It also includes memories of the late
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Edie's Tale: Growing Up In Darlaston by Edith Rushton
Edie's Tale: Growing Up In Darlaston

A personal memoir of an ordinary working-class woman who grew up in the back streets of Darlaston between the wars. Illustrated with family photos and 25 images of between-the-wars Darlaston, this book captures the spirit of an era.
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Infamous Cheshire by Bob Burrows
Infamous Cheshire

Explores the darker side of the Cheshire county, where murders in sleepy villages, royal scandals ancient and modern and the antics of showbiz personalities reveal that all is not as tranquil as it may seem.
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Veterans' Voices: Coventry's Unsung Heroes of the Second World War by Caroline Freeman-Cuerden
Veterans' Voices: Coventry's Unsung Heroes of the Second World War

Turning the focus away from the city itself, Caroline Freeman-Cuerden has listened to the memories of 23 veterans, just a few of the thousands of Coventry men and women who served and fought in World War II. Their stories are recounted here in their own
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Derbyshire's Own by Nicola Rippon
Derbyshire's Own

Did you know that Derbyshire can boast at least three Nobel Laureates and numerous Olympians? That Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army, was born in Ashbourne? This book features more than 100 of the most interesting and influential people
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Aintree Days by Alexander Tulloch
Aintree Days

Presents an autobiographical account of Alexander Tulloch. This book recounts his life in Liverpool from 1945 to 1962, when he was growing up with his sister, parents and grandparents in a small terraced house in Aintree. It is also accompanied by an atmospheric
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Hertfordshire A to Z by Pamela Shields
Hertfordshire A to Z

Home to many 'firsts', such as the English Pope, the Garden City and the New Town, Hertfordshire was also home to many famous people, from King Offa to Laurence Olivier, George Orwell, Graham Greene and Henry Moore. Suitable for residents, visitors and
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Country Boy: Growing Up in Norfolk 1940-60 by Colin Miller
Country Boy: Growing Up in Norfolk 1940-60

Colin Miller chronicles developments of the 1940s and 50s through the eyes of a Norfolk schoolboy and teenager.
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The Day Peace Broke Out: The VE-Day Experience by Mike Brown
The Day Peace Broke Out: The VE-Day Experience

Mike Brown examines the milestone events that led to the nation's progressive change of heart from paranoia and defeatism in the early years of World War II, to the growing confidence that followed El Alamein in 1942. - See more at: http://www.thehist
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Harrow A to Z by Don Walter
Harrow A to Z

Harrow A to Z is for anyone interested in the borough's local history. Twenty-six entertaining subjects are covered, from archery to Zeppelins, including along the way personalities, buildings, local institutions and industries. The book is fully illustrated
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Tales of London's Docklands by Henry T. Bradford
Tales of London's Docklands

Presents an anthology of true stories, drawn from the author's personal experience as a Registered Docker in the Port of London. This work is an attempt to preserve the memories of day to day life of the docklands in the past. It is of interest to those
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The Green Man in Britain by Fran Doel & Geoff Doel
The Green Man in Britain

The Green Man has many facets, many dimensions. He peers through his leaf mask in hundreds of church misericords and stone carvings. His innate link with the changing seasons and fertility is revealed in the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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The Will To Survive: Three and a Half Years as a Prisoner of the Japanese by Arthur Godman
The Will To Survive: Three and a Half Years as a Prisoner of the Japanese

Taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore in 1942, Arthur Godman spent the next three and a half years on the Burma-Siam railway, living in camps along the River Kwai. Like other PoWs, he experienced disease and malnutrition and witnessed the painful
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Children of Bethnal Green by Doris M. Bailey
Children of Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green is at the heart of London's East End, infamous as the stamping ground of gangland bosses the Kray Twins. In this book the world of Bethnal Green's back streets in the 1920s, 1930s and during the Second World War is vividly recalled including
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Got Any Gum Chum: The GIs in World War II by Helen D. Milligate
Got Any Gum Chum: The GIs in World War II

An insight into the impact Gis had on the British during the Second World War - from stockings to gum.
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In the Highest Traditions of the Royal Navy: The Life of Captain John Leach MVO DSO by Matthew B. Wills
In the Highest Traditions of the Royal Navy: The Life of Captain John Leach MVO DSO

On 10 December 1941, the Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales was sunk by Japanese bombers in the South China Sea. Amongst the several hundred men who went down with her was her Captain, John Leach, who had fought against frightful odds and to the
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The History of Saudi Arabia by Alexei Vassiliev
The History of Saudi Arabia

How has Saudi Arabia managed to maintain its Arab and Islamic values while at the same time adopting Western technology and a market economy? How have its hereditary leaders, who govern with a mixture of political pragmatism and religious zeal, managed
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Storming the Eagle's Nest: Hitler's War in the Alps by Jim Ring
Storming the Eagle's Nest: Hitler's War in the Alps

From the Fall of France in June 1940 to Hitler's suicide in April 1945, the swastika flew from the peaks of the High Savoy in the western Alps to the passes above Ljubljana in the east. The Alps as much as Berlin were the heart of the Third Reich.

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Gloucester Murder & Crime by Jill Evans
Gloucester Murder & Crime

This chilling collection of cases delves into the villainous deeds that have taken place in Gloucester during its long history. Among those featured are a French sailor stabbed to death outside a Gloucester pub, a boy drowned in the Gloucester and Berkeley
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Peacemaking, 1919 by Harold Nicolson
Peacemaking, 1919

'Of all branches of human endeavour, diplomacy is the most protean.' That is how Harold Nicolson begins this book. It is an apt opening. The Paris Conference of 1919, attended by thirty-two nations, had the supremely challenging task of attempting to

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Blackpool at War: A History of the Flyde Coast during the Second World War by John Ellis
Blackpool at War: A History of the Flyde Coast during the Second World War

Although it escaped bombing raids, Blackpool played an important rolle in the Second World War as a centre for training - with numerous airfields and factories surrounding the area. This book is the first to offer a dedicated history of the town in the
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The Quack Doctor: Historical Remedies For All Your Ills by Caroline Rance
The Quack Doctor: Historical Remedies For All Your Ills

From the harangues of mountebanks to the dubious advertisements in Victorian newspapers, quackery sports a colourful history. Featuring entertaining advertisements from historical newspapers, this book investigates the inventive ways in which quack remedies
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Skipping to School: Memories of a Liverpool Girlhood, 1937-1948 by Doris Calder
Skipping to School: Memories of a Liverpool Girlhood, 1937-1948

Skipping to School is the true story of a childhood spent in Liverpool before, during and after the Second World War. It recalls the fabric of everyday life on the home front and the impact of war on both family life and the local community. At home in
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The Severn Tsunami? The Story of Britain's Greatest Natural Disaster by Mike Hall
The Severn Tsunami? The Story of Britain's Greatest Natural Disaster

On 30 January 1607 a huge wave, over 7m high, swept up the River Severn, flooding the land on either side. The wall of water reached as far in land as Bristol and Cardiff. It swept away everything in its path, devastating communities and killing thousands
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They Did Not Grow Old: Teenage Conscripts on the Western Front 1918 by Tim Lynch
They Did Not Grow Old: Teenage Conscripts on the Western Front 1918

in June 1918, 130 teenagers arrived in France as just another draft of replacements among the thousands sent to reinforce the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front. Within the next five months, one in four would be dead, over half of them wounded.
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Madam Ataturk: The First Lady of Modern Turkey by Ipek Calislar
Madam Ataturk: The First Lady of Modern Turkey

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is hailed as one of the most charismatic political leaders of the twentieth century, but little is known today about his one and only wife, Latife Hanim. A multilingual intellectual educated at the Sorbonne, Latife's marriage to Atatürk
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Capital of Discontent by Eric J. Hewitt
Capital of Discontent

The Industrial Revolution was a period of exceptional change for the whole of Britain, not only in technology but in law and order as well. However, in Manchester, 'capital of discontent', events related to the Plug Plots, Peterloo and the Chartists created
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Farewell to the Horses by Robert Elverstone
Farewell to the Horses

Cady Hoyte, like many other young lads of his generation, proudly joined the army in 1915 to fight for his King and Country. From the Warwickshire town of Nuneaton, he joined the Warwickshire Yeomanry as a gunner in the Machine Gun Corps and quickly found
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The River Hamble by David Chun
The River Hamble

The Hamble rises at Bishop's Waltham in Hampshire and flows into Southampton Water. It is a relatively small river but it has an interesting and varied history. Above Botley the Hamble powered a number of mills, and in the seventeenth century plans to
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Yours Ever, Charlie': A Worcestershire Soldier's Journey to Gallipoli by Ann Crowther & Al Murray
Yours Ever, Charlie': A Worcestershire Soldier's Journey to Gallipoli

Yours Ever, Charlie' is the fascinating account of Charles Crowther, one of many British men who volunteered to fight for king and country in the First World War. When Charles was volunteered he was almost forty-three and devoted to his family; this book
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1943: The Victory That Never Was by John Grigg
1943: The Victory That Never Was

On June 6 1944 - 'D-Day' - Allied troops landed in France, opening a way to eventual victory. In this provocative reappraisal of the Second World War, John Grigg suggests that the Allied invasion could have been launched successfully in the previous year,

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A Grim Almanac of Shropshire by Samantha Lyon
A Grim Almanac of Shropshire

A Grim Almanac of Shropshire is a day-by-day catalogue of 366 macabre moments from the county's past. Featured here are such diverse tales as mining disasters, suicides, miscarriages of justice, axe murders, executions and tragic accidents, including the
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Voices of Stanley by Jo Bath
Voices of Stanley

Voices of Stanley is a remarkable compilation of extracts drawn from the extensive Beamish Museum Oral History collection, recalling life in the area between 1880 and 1950. Vivid memories are recounted, including childhood and schooldays, work and play,
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Blitz Boy: An Evacuee's Story by Alf Townsend
Blitz Boy: An Evacuee's Story

Blitz Boy is a fascinating recollection of life in the Blitz and of evacuation to Cornwall. Charismatic author Alf Townsend tells the harrowing and touching tale of what it was like for a young inner-city child to suffer the trials of war at first hand.
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SOE's Ultimate Deception: Operation Periwig by Fredric Boyce
SOE's Ultimate Deception: Operation Periwig

In the closing months of the Second World War, General Eisenhower exhorted the Western Allied forces to redouble their efforts to break the German will to resist. In considering this appeal, General Gubbins, whose Special Operations Executive was making
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The Forgotten Battle of 1066, Fulford by Charles Jones
The Forgotten Battle of 1066, Fulford

A history of the forgotten third battle of 1066, the battlefield of which until recently remained undiscovered. Three weeks and three days before the epic clash at Hastings in 1066 between Harold II and William of Normandy, a battle of the same size and
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Byzantium: A History by John F. Haldon
Byzantium: A History

John Haldon's beautifully illustrated book tracks the checkered history of an oriental enigma, a 'lost empire' which stood for 1,000 years against the might of Islam. He retells the story of the cycle of conquest and re-conquest of its lands by Goths,
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The Norwich Plaque Guide by Michael Chandler
The Norwich Plaque Guide

The Norwich Plaque Guide includes handy maps and photographs, this illustrated guide tells the story behind the many and varied plaques to be found adorning buildings, monuments and statues around the city of Norwich. This is a unique publication, featuring
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Oceans Apart: Stories of Overseas Evacuees in World War Two by Penny Starns
Oceans Apart: Stories of Overseas Evacuees in World War Two

From May 1940 many British parents moved their children to safety abroad to Australia, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand. Over 200,000 applications had been made by the time the scheme closed just four months later, and these 'Seavacs' as they became
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Manchester at War, 1939-45: The People's Story by Graham Phythian
Manchester at War, 1939-45: The People's Story

This book is a remarkable and moving account of life on the home front in Manchester during the Second World War. Based on transcripts of recorded interviews with senior civilians and former members of the Armed Services, this book provides a first-hand
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A Tommy in the Family: First World War Family History Tales and Research Tips by Keith Gregson
A Tommy in the Family: First World War Family History Tales and Research Tips

Genealogist and historian Keith Gregson takes the reader on a whistle-stop tour of First World War family stories, from the heart-warming to the tear-jerking. The entries tell the story behind each discovery and then offer an insight into how the researcher
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Helen Suzman: Bright Star in a Dark Chamber: The Biography by Robin Renwick
Helen Suzman: Bright Star in a Dark Chamber: The Biography

Helen Suzman was the voice of South Africa's conscience during the darkest days of apartheid. She stood alone in parliament, confronted by a legion of highly chauvinist male politicians. Armed with the relentless determination and biting wit for which
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History's Daughter: A Memoir from the only child of Terence MacSwiney by Maire MacSwiney Brugha
History's Daughter: A Memoir from the only child of Terence MacSwiney

Máire MacSwiney Brugha is the only child of Terence MacSwiney, one of the greatest figures in Ireland's history, who died after seventy-three days on hunger strike in Brixton Prison on 25 October 1920. His death became worldwide news. MacSwiney is reputed
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War Classics: The Remarkable Memoir of Scottish Scholar Christina Keith on the Western Front by Flora Johnston
War Classics: The Remarkable Memoir of Scottish Scholar Christina Keith on the Western Front

Christina Keith came from the small town of Thurso on the far north coast of Scotland. Highly intelligent and ambitious, she became a lecturer in Classics at a time when that was still a brave and unusual choice for a woman. Towards the end of the First
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The Battle of Montevideo: Celtic Under Siege by Brian Belton
The Battle of Montevideo: Celtic Under Siege

The 1967 World Club Championship decider between Celtic and Racing Club of Buenos Aires was one of the most violent and controversial matches of all time. Three Celtic players and two from Racing Club were sent off in total. A fourth Celtic player was
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Debunking History: 150 Popular Myths Exploded by Ed Rayner & Ron Stapeley
Debunking History: 150 Popular Myths Exploded

History is full of myths, legends, fables, folklore, misinformation and misconceptions. Whether they have come about inadvertently or deliberately, many have become part of the public imagination. This book presents some of the popular of these myths from
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Bannockburn 1314: A New History by Chris Brown
Bannockburn 1314: A New History

Bannockburn 1314 is a history of the most celebrated battle between Scotland and England, in which a mere 7,000 followers of Robert the Bruce defeated more than 15,000 of Edward II's troops. The Battle of Bannockburn, fought over two days on 23 and 24
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Terence MacSwiney: The Hunger Strike that Rocked an Empire by Dave Hannigan
Terence MacSwiney: The Hunger Strike that Rocked an Empire

At the end of his court-martial on August 16th, 1920, Terence MacSwiney, the Lord Mayor of Cork, greeted his sentence of two years in jail by declaring: ‘I have decided the term of my imprisonment … I shall be free, alive or dead, within a month.'
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Patrick Bronte: Father of Genius by Dudley Green
Patrick Bronte: Father of Genius

Patrick Bronte (1777-1861) was the father of the famous 'Bronte Sisters,' Anne, Charlotte and Emily, three of Victorian England's greatest novelists, but he was a fascinating man in his own right and not nearly such an unsympathetic character as Elizabeth
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Churchill's German Army by Helen Fry
Churchill's German Army

Presents the story of the 10,000 Germans and Austrians who fled Nazi persecution and joined the British forces in their fight against Hitler during the Second World War. This title documents the stories of those who fought for King and adopted country
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Jewish Brigade: An Army with Two Masters 1944-45 by Morris Beckman
Jewish Brigade: An Army with Two Masters 1944-45

A brigade was formed in 1944 as part of the British Army and fought with distinction in Italy. It was the first all Jewish 'army', and knowledge of its existence and its role in defeating the Nazis gave an immense boost to Jews everywhere. After the war
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1970s London: Discovering the Capital by Alec Forshaw
1970s London: Discovering the Capital

Following a sheltered childhood and a sequestered education in Cambridge, and having missed out on the swinging sixties, Alec Forshaw was ready for a dose of the wider world. London in the early 1970s was where the lights shone brightest. In reality, it
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Every Dark Hour: A History of Kilmainham Jail by Niamh O'Sullivan
Every Dark Hour: A History of Kilmainham Jail

Kilmainham Jail is perhaps the most important building in modern Irish history. A place of incarceration since its construction in the late eighteenth century, it housed a succession of petty criminals, including sheep rustlers and, during the Famine,
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If It Moves, Salute It! Confessions of a 1950s Royal Navy Conscript by Michael Perris
If It Moves, Salute It! Confessions of a 1950s Royal Navy Conscript

If It Moves, Salute It relays the uproarious experiences of a young man in the navy during the twilight years of National Service, the late 1950s. A series of encounters help to influence his progress from raw recruit to reluctant adulthood, encompassing
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Now the War is Over: A Social History of Britain, 1945?1951 by Paul Addison
Now the War is Over: A Social History of Britain, 1945?1951

'An excellent book.' Angus Calder, London Review of Books First published in 1985, based on an acclaimed BBC TV series, Paul Addison's Now The War is Over examines the great changes in British society that followed hard upon what had been the most destructive
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The Lost Novel of F W Harvey: A War Romance by F. W. Harvey
The Lost Novel of F W Harvey: A War Romance

Published to coincide with performances of the play 'Will Harvey's War' at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham from 30th July to 2nd August 2014. Part of the Gloucestershire Remembers World War I programme. Discovered only recently, this unpublished novel
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Britain and Joseph Chamberlain by Michael Balfour
Britain and Joseph Chamberlain

After all the endeavours that combined to make Britain the first great industrial nation, that dominant position was then relinquished. Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914), the driven and self-made Birmingham businessman who shifted his energies formidably
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Shropshire Railways by Geoff Cryer
Shropshire Railways

An examination of four hundred years of railways in Shropshire, from the primitive wagonways of the pre-railway age to the county's current rail network and services. Fully illustrated with almost two hundred monochrome and colour photos, Shropshire Railways
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The Race for the Rhine Bridges 1940, 1944, 1945 by Alexander McKee
The Race for the Rhine Bridges 1940, 1944, 1945

The River Rhine and its delta in Holland, protecting Germany's vital industrial area of the Ruhr, helped dictate the course of events in three land campaigns of the Second World War. Some towns and bridges were so important that they were fought over two
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Our Street: A Chronicle Written in the Heart of Fascist Germany by Jan Petersen
Our Street: A Chronicle Written in the Heart of Fascist Germany

If ever a book had an unusual genesis. It belongs to that hybrid category 'faction', but the choice wasn't a literary contrivance, it was dictated by life-threatening circumstances. In the author's own words: 'I know what will happen to me if I fall into
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Landlords to London: The Story of a Capital and Its Growth by Simon Jenkins
Landlords to London: The Story of a Capital and Its Growth

Landlords to London was originally published in 1975, the first book by Simon Jenkins, later to be editor of the London Evening Standard and the Times, and in 2008 the Chairman on the National Trust. The book is a collective biography of the men who mapped
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D-Day Diary: Life on the Front Line in the Second World War by Carol Harris
D-Day Diary: Life on the Front Line in the Second World War

6 June 1944 is one of the most memorable dates of the Second World War. It marked the beginning of the end of the conflict as Allied forces invaded Normandy and fought their way into Nazi-occupied Europe. Operation Overlord, as the invasion was codenamed,
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Voices of Geordie Childhood: Growing Up in Tyne and Wear by Jo Bath
Voices of Geordie Childhood: Growing Up in Tyne and Wear

Voices of Geordie Childhood is a remarkable compilation of oral history extracts drawn from the extensive Beamish Museum Audio Archive, recalling what childhood was like as recalled by over one hundred Tynesiders born at the turn of the century. Vivid
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A 1950s Holiday in Bognor Regis by Sylvia Endacott & Shirley Lewis
A 1950s Holiday in Bognor Regis

Bognor boasts a top spot in the national sunshine league, and has always provided all the attributes for a charming seaside resort. According to a 1950s town guide, 'few are the resorts anywhere which vie with Bognor Regis for sand and bathing'. Many people
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Wooden Fishing Boats of Scotland by James A. Pottinger
Wooden Fishing Boats of Scotland

With the gradual phasing out of wooden fishing boats in Scotland it is timely to record some of these handsome vessels. The general opinion is that in the era 1960-80 builders produced some of the most shapely and graceful craft, a testament to the skill
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Malcolm: Soldier, Diplomat, Ideologue of British India by John Malcolm
Malcolm: Soldier, Diplomat, Ideologue of British India

Highly regarded in India to this day, Sir John Malcolm is remarkably little known in his native Scotland. This book describes his extraordinary journey from humble origins to become a leading player in the transformation of the East India Company from
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Smersh: Stalin's Secret Weapon by Vadim Birstein
Smersh: Stalin's Secret Weapon

SMERSH is the award-winning account of the top-secret counterintelligence organisation that dealt with Stalin's enemies from within the shadowy recesses of Soviet government. As James Bond's nemesis in Ian Fleming's novels, SMERSH and its operatives were
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Capri: Island of Pleasure by James Money
Capri: Island of Pleasure

The air of Capri has had an extraordinary effect on many remarkable people down the centuries - as if the island had come to the collective decision that it was made for pleasure, a commodity that foreign visitors have always found there in spades. It
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Great War Britain: Shropshire: Remembering 1914-18 by Janet Doody
Great War Britain: Shropshire: Remembering 1914-18

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Shropshire offers an intimate portrayal of the county and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully
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Great War Britain Birmingham: Remembering 1914-1918 by Sian Roberts
Great War Britain Birmingham: Remembering 1914-1918

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Birmingham offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully
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German Assault Troops of the First World War: Stosstrupptaktik - The First Stormtroopers by Stephen Bull
German Assault Troops of the First World War: Stosstrupptaktik - The First Stormtroopers

To many it would later seem as if the rule book of war had been torn up and thrown away. The First World War is usually characterised as a static war of attrition, but by its end a new doctrine of fire and movement emerged with the squad as the key tactical
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Britain in India, 1858 1947 by Lionel Knight
Britain in India, 1858 1947

‘Britain in India, 1858–1947' seeks to trace the last 90 years of British rule in the light of modern historical debates. The volume examines the ambiguities of British rule that followed from the post-Mutiny settlement: the tensions between
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The Conservative Party From Peel to Major by Robert Blake
The Conservative Party From Peel to Major

There was no more appropriate person to write this book. Robert Blake was the doyen of Tory historians being most famous for his unsurpassed biography of Disraeli (to be reissued in Faber Finds). His history of the Conservative Party was first published
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Calcutta by Geoffrey Moorhouse
Calcutta

In the foreword to the first edition Geoffrey Moorhouse wrote: 'In a sense, the story of Calcutta is the story of India . . . It is the story of how and why Empire was created and what happened when Empire finished . . . The imperial residue of Calcutta,
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Horse Power and Magic by George Ewart Evans
Horse Power and Magic

The pioneering oral historian, George Ewart Evans, began to record the farming ways of East Anglia in the 1950s by listening to old men and women whose memories went back more than fifty or sixty years. Many were agricultural labourers, born before the
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Britain by Mass Observation
Britain

Britain, although not the first Mass Observation title, was the one that made its name. Britain was published as Penguin Special and is reported as selling over 100, 000 in ten days. It was published in January 1939, and seventy years on Faber Finds are
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Roads to Ruin: The Shocking History of Social Reform by E. S. Turner
Roads to Ruin: The Shocking History of Social Reform

'It is a salutary thing to look back at some of the reforms which have long been an accepted part of our life, and to examine the opposition, usually bitter and often bizarre, sometimes dishonest but all too often honest, which had to be countered by the
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What the Butler Saw: Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Servant Problem by E. S. Turner
What the Butler Saw: Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Servant Problem

'A book which goes on a special shelf in my library.' P.G. Wodehouse What the Butler Saw (1962) is one of E.S. Turner's most pertinent and illuminating 'social histories', an exploration of the 'upstairs/downstairs' relationship across three centuries
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Tig's Boys: Letters to Sir from the Trenches by David Hilliam
Tig's Boys: Letters to Sir from the Trenches

The Lost Generation of the First World War were boys who had barely left school before they found themselves living in trenches, drowning in mud and living in constant fear of death. This unique collection of letters from a group of schoolboys who attended
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Lost Battlefields of Britain by Martin Hackett
Lost Battlefields of Britain

The British Isles have witnessed hundreds of battles in 2000 years of history. Some are well known, due to their far-reaching consequences, sheer scale of the involvement of famous protagonists. Others, however, have never been properly investigated. In
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Preston Remembered by Keith Johnson
Preston Remembered

Preston Remembered is a fascinating collection of articles written by author and Lancashire Evening Post historian Keith Johnson. Take a nostalgic journey into Preston's colourful past, recalling the events that transformed this historic cotton town into
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Exploring Historical Cambridgeshire by Leader Robert
Exploring Historical Cambridgeshire

This fascinating and beautifully photographed guide book follows Cambridgeshire's waterways from leafy Huntingdon to the wide-sky Fens, travelling from the lovely Nene Valley down to the busy port town of Wisbech, and from the gentle stream of the Cam
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God and Race in American Politics: A Short History by Mark A. Noll
God and Race in American Politics: A Short History

Religion has been a powerful political force throughout American history. When race enters the mix the results have been some of our greatest triumphs as a nation--and some of our most shameful failures. In this important book, Mark Noll, one of the most
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Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow by Jacqueline Jones
Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow

A powerful account of the changing role of American black women in the labor force and in the family.
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Hiking the Road to Ruins: Day Trips and Camping Adventures to Iron Mines, Old Military Sites, and Things Abandoned in the New Yo by David A. Steinberg
Hiking the Road to Ruins: Day Trips and Camping Adventures to Iron Mines, Old Military Sites, and Things Abandoned in the New Yo

In this user-friendly, beautifully illustrated, and occasionally eccentric guidebook, David A. Steinberg blazes the trail to more than twenty unusual landmarks and hard-to-find destinationsâ€Â"all within a two-hour drive of New York City. Geared for
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David A. Steinberg17 Jan 2010$18.95

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SURGE: A MILITARY HISTORY: A Military History by Kimberly Kagan
SURGE: A MILITARY HISTORY: A Military History

Understanding the role of combat in the Iraq war is essential for both the American people and the U.S. military. Recognizing the objectives of both sides and the plans developed to attain those objectives provides the context for understanding the war.
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Deckhand: Life on Freighters of the Great Lakes by Nelson Haydamacker & Alan D. Millar
Deckhand: Life on Freighters of the Great Lakes

Long before popular television shows such as Dirty Jobs and The Deadliest Catch, everyday men and women---the unsung heroes of the job world---toiled in important but mostly anonymous jobs. One of those jobs was deckhand on the ore boats. With numerous
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Circus and Carnival Ballyhoo: Sideshow Freaks, Jabbers and Blade Box Queens by A. W. Stencell
Circus and Carnival Ballyhoo: Sideshow Freaks, Jabbers and Blade Box Queens

From Lentini the three-legged man and Siamese twins to equipment caravans and big top architects, this captivating collection lifts the striped curtain to reveal the larger-than-life world of circuses, carnivals, and freak shows in post-World War II America.
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Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence by Sonali Kolhatkar & James Ingalls
Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence

In the years following 9/11, U.S. policy in Afghanistan has received little scrutiny, either from the media or the public. Despite official claims of democracy and women's freedom, Afghanistan has yet to emerge from the ashes of decades-long war. Through
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Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That's Killing Our Soldiers - and Why GI's Are Only the First Victims by Gary Matsumoto
Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That's Killing Our Soldiers - and Why GI's Are Only the First Victims

In this provocative look at the US military from the Persian Gulf War through the 2003 invasion of Iraq, investigative journalist Gary Matsumoto contends that an anthrax vaccine dispensed by the Department of Defense was the cause of Gulf War Syndrome
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The Long Road to Baghdad: A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the 1970s to the Present by Lloyd C. Gardner
The Long Road to Baghdad: A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the 1970s to the Present

A sweeping and authoritative narrative, The Long Road to Baghdad places the Iraq War in the context of U.S. foreign policy since Vietnam, casting the conflict as a chapter in a much broader story of American diplomatic and military moves in the region.
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Lloyd C. Gardner16 Nov 2010$18.95

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Knight's Cross Panzers: The German 35th Tank Regiment in World War II by Hans Schäufler
Knight's Cross Panzers: The German 35th Tank Regiment in World War II

Join the German soldiers of the 35th Tank Regiment as they drive their tanks into battle from the beginning of World War II to the very end. As part of the 4th Panzer Division, the regiment invaded Poland in 1939, France in 1940, and Russia in 1941. It
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