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Byzantine Art

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Byzantine Art

Mr Robin Cormack (Professor Emeritus, Courtauld Institute of Art)

History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art; History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500

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A beautifully illustrated, new edition of the best single-volume guide to Byzantine art, providing an introduction to the... [more]

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Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini's Colditz

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Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini's Colditz

Mark Felton

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Prisoners of war

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The little-known true story of one of World War Two's greatest escapes, brought exuberantly to life by acclaimed historian... [more]

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The World in Conflict: Understanding the world's troublespots

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The World in Conflict: Understanding the world's troublespots

John Andrews

Peace studies & conflict resolution; History; International relations

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The Economist in Association with Profile Books Ltd. and PublicAffairs --Title page verso. [more]

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Great Australian Journeys: Gripping Stories of Intrepid Explorers, Dramatic Escapes and Foolhardy Adventures

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Great Australian Journeys: Gripping Stories of Intrepid Explorers, Dramatic...

Graham Seal

Anthologies (non-poetry); History; Classic travel writing

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Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller' - Warren Fahey AM Australia's history is one of epic journeys, intrepid explorers,... [more]

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The Greatest Mysteries...Ever!

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The Greatest Mysteries...Ever!

Bill Price

History; General & world history; Unexplained phenomena & the paranormal

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Explore the most baffling puzzles, conundrums and secrets from throughout the ages. The world is full of grey areas, enigmas... [more]

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The Greatest Blunders...Ever!

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The Greatest Blunders...Ever!

Ian Whitelaw

History; General & world history

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Take a look at the biggest mishaps and miscalculations ever made.The Greatest Blunders...Ever! features a wealth of humongous... [more]

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

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

Nancy Isenberg

History; History of the Americas; Social & cultural history; Social classes; Ethnic studies

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A New York Times Bestseller, and a ground-breaking history of the class system in America, which challenges popular myths... [more]

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Libya: From Colony to Revolution

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Libya: From Colony to Revolution

Ronald Bruce St. John

History; African history

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Fully updated: the new edition of this compelling history begins in ancient times, takes us through the Qaddafi era, the Arab... [more]

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The Saboteur: True Adventures of the Gentleman Commando Who Took on the Nazis

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The Saboteur: True Adventures of the Gentleman Commando Who Took on the...

Paul Kix

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; True war & combat stories; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Second World War; Special & elite forces

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In the tradition of `Agent Zigzag' comes a breathtaking biography of WWII's `Scarlet Pimpernel' as fast-paced and emotionally... [more]

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Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life

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Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life

Kathryn Cramer Brownell

Films, movies & cinema; History; History of the Americas; Popular culture; Political science & theory

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Takes readers behind the camera to explore the negotiations and relationships that developed between key Hollywood insiders... [more]

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The Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine

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The Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine...

Bernard Regan

History; Middle Eastern history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Jewish studies

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The true history of the imperial deal that transformed the Middle East and sealed the fate of Palestine [more]

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Forgotten Kingdom: Nine Years in Yunnan

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Forgotten Kingdom: Nine Years in Yunnan

Peter Goullart

Social & cultural history; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing; Places & peoples: pictorial works

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Peter Goullart spent nine years in the all-but-forgotten Nakhi Kingdom of south west China. He had a job entirely suited... [more]

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Where Poppies Blow

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Where Poppies Blow

John Lewis-Stempel

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; First World War; The natural world, country life & pets

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The natural history of the Western Front during the First World War by the award-winning author of Meadowland. [more]

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The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640-1650

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The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640-1650...

John Rees

History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; English Civil War

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The gripping story of the Levellers, the radical movement at the heart of the English Revolution [more]

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The Gods Never Left Us

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The Gods Never Left Us

Erich von Daniken

History; UFOs & extraterrestrial beings

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The long awaited sequel to the worldwide best-seller Chariots of the gods. [more]

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The Continuity of the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism

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The Continuity of the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism...

Wendy Marie Hoofnagle

linguistics; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; French Revolution

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An interdisciplinary study examining the origins of Anglo-Norman views of kingship in idealized interpretations of Charlemagne's... [more]

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Cosmic Womb: The Seeding of Planet Earth

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Cosmic Womb: The Seeding of Planet Earth

Chandra Wickramasinghe, Robert Bauval

History; Cosmology & the universe

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Compelling evidence that life, intelligence, and evolution on Earth were seeded by comets and cosmic intelligence [more]

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Under Full Sail

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Under Full Sail

Rob Mundle

History

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How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation. More than one million Australians can... [more]

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Janesville: An American Story

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Janesville: An American Story

Amy Goldstein

History; History of the Americas; Social classes; Central government policies; Road vehicle manufacturing industry; Industrial relations

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A Washington Post reporter's intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors' assembly plant in Janesville,... [more]

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Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991

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Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam,...

Xiaoming Zhang

History; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Land forces & warfare

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The surprise Chinese invasion of Vietnam in 1979 shocked the international community. In this groundbreaking book, Xiaoming... [more]

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The Korean Mind: Understanding Contemporary Korean Culture

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The Korean Mind: Understanding Contemporary Korean Culture

Boye Lafayette De Mente

History; Cultural studies; International business

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Understanding a people and their culture through code words and language. [more]

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Australia: The Vatican Museum's Indigenous Collection

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Australia: The Vatican Museum's Indigenous Collection

Katherine Aigner

Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; History; Indigenous peoples; Social & cultural anthropology; Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

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From the ancient Etruscans and Romans, to the Renaissance masters of Michelangelo and Raphael, the Vatican Museums represent... [more]

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Australians: A Short History

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Australians: A Short History

Thomas Keneally

History; Australasian & Pacific history; History: earliest times to present day; Social & cultural history

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A masterly history of Australia and its people by an author of outstanding literary skill whose own humanity permeates every... [more]

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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most...

Joshua Hammer

History; History: specific events & topics; Terrorism, armed struggle

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To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians... [more]

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Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

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Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers...

Norman H. Rothschild

History; Asian history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Buddhism; Gender studies: women

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Wu Zhao (624-705), better known as Wu Zetian or Empress Wu, is the only woman to have ruled China as emperor. How did she... [more]

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