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Rise and Fall: A History of the World in Ten Empires

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Rise and Fall: A History of the World in Ten Empires

Paul Strathern

History; General & world history; History: earliest times to present day; Social & cultural history; Advocate - History

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A dazzling new history of the world through ten major empires. [more]

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Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

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Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

Jared Diamond

History; General & world history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political science & theory; Geopolitics

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In his landmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding... [more]

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The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914

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The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914

Donald Sassoon

General & world history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Globalization; Business & Economics; Economic systems & structures; Economic history

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Capitalism has co-existed with many different kinds of states, from Victorian Britain to republican France and confederate... [more]

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Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's Campaign for Peace

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Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's Campaign for Peace

Alex Von Tunzelmann

History; General & world history; African history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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A history that tells the story of both the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956--a tale of conspiracy and revolutions,... [more]

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Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

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Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

David Christian

History; General & world history; History: earliest times to present day; Cosmology & the universe; Early man; The natural world, country life & pets

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How did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks... [more]

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Monash and Chauvel: How Australia's Two Greatest Generals Changed the Course of World History

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Monash and Chauvel: How Australia's Two Greatest Generals Changed the Course...

Roland Perry

History; General & world history; First World War; Battles & campaigns

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Monash and Chauvel is a gripping narrative history that follows the extraordinary campaigns of the two most outstanding battlefield... [more]

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

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

Simon Reid-Henry

History; General & world history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Political structures: democracy

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The first panoramic history of the Western world from the 1970s to the present day: Empire of Democracy is the story for those... [more]

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A World on Edge: The End of the Great War and the Dawn of a New Age

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A World on Edge: The End of the Great War and the Dawn of a New Age

Daniel Schoenpflug

History; General & world history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; First World War

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The internationally bestselling account of the transformative period that followed the Armistice in November 1918. [more]

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Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium

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Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium

Lucy Inglis

History; General & world history; Social & cultural history; Drug & substance abuse: social aspects; History of medicine

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A compelling and comprehensive history of opium, a drug that has both healed and harmed since civilization began. [more]

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Landscape and Memory

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Landscape and Memory

Simon Schama, CBE

History; General & world history; Historical geography; Anthropology

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In a series of journeys through space and time, this book examines our relationship with the landscape around us - rivers,... [more]

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Wordy

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Wordy

Simon Schama

Literary essays; General & world history; Society & Social Sciences

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A wide-ranging collection of essays written by the award-winning writer and historian over his forty-year career, chosen by... [more]

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Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

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Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

Tom Phillips

History; General & world history; Social impact of disasters; Parodies & spoofs

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HUMANS: An exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f*ck ups in human history, from our very first... [more]

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Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age

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Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age

Robert C. Davis, Beth Lindsmith

History; General & world history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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An engaging and witty compendium of ninety-four notable men and women who shaped and experienced one of the most creative... [more]

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The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

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The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Timothy Snyder

General & world history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Politics & government; Political ideologies; Political structures: democracy; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship

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'Brilliant and disturbing' Yuval Noah HarariA wake-up call that aims to restore our understanding of the basis of our way... [more]

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Maoism: A Global History

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Maoism: A Global History

Julia Lovell

History; General & world history; Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory; Marxism & Communism; Political leaders & leadership

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Maoism was a crucial motor of the Cold War: it shaped the course of the Vietnam War (and the international youth rebellions... [more]

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100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know

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100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women...

Hannah Jewell

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; General & world history; Humour

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100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest,... [more]

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Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders

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Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders

Peter Lehr

History; General & world history; Military history; Crime & criminology; Naval forces & warfare

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A global account of pirates and their modus operandi from the middle ages to the present day [more]

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History Day by Day: 366 Voices from the Past

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History Day by Day: 366 Voices from the Past

Peter Furtado

History; General & world history

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A vivid, day-by-day perspective on 2,500 years of human history through the medium of 366 quotations. [more]

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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear...

Adam Higginbotham

History; General & world history; History: specific events & topics; Nuclear issues; Nuclear power & engineering

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The dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research.... [more]

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Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

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Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

Joshua B. Freeman

History; General & world history; Manufacturing industries; Industrial chemistry & manufacturing technologies

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A sweeping, global history of the rise of the factory and its effects on society. [more]

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The Emergence of Globalism: Visions of World Order in Britain and the United States, 1939-1950

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The Emergence of Globalism: Visions of World Order in Britain and the United...

Or Rosenboim

History; General & world history; Second World War; Political ideologies; International relations

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How competing visions of world order in the 1940s gave rise to the modern concept of globalism During and after the Second... [more]

$50.00

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The British Imperial Century, 1815-1914: A World History Perspective

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The British Imperial Century, 1815-1914: A World History Perspective

Timothy H. Parsons

History; General & world history; British & Irish history; Asian history; African history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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This text offers a comprehensive overview of the formation and administration of the empire from its origins in the early... [more]

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Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World

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Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World

Jerry Brotton

History; General & world history; Historical maps & atlases; Cartography, map-making & projections

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Trading Territories tells the compelling story of maps and geographical knowledge in the early modern world from the fifteenth... [more]

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The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World

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The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World

Paul Morland

History; General & world history; Population & demography

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A dazzling new history of the modern world, as told through the remarkable story of population change. [more]

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The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order

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The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order

Hal Brands, Charles Edel

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; General & world history; Social & political philosophy; Politics & government

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An eloquent call to draw on the lessons of the past to address current threats to international order [more]

$39.99

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