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Cage of Ghosts

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Cage of Ghosts

Jon Rhodes

Photographs: collections; History; Regional & national history

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In this richly illustrated and thought-provoking book, photographer and writer Jon Rhodes investigates Aboriginal ceremonial... [more]

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The First World War in Focus: Rare and Unseen Photographs

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The First World War in Focus: Rare and Unseen Photographs

Alan Wakefield

Photographs: collections; History; First World War

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As we near the end of extensive centennial commemorations of World War I, it nonetheless retains the power to surprise, even... [more]

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The Monk of Mokha

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The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers

Biography; Memoirs; Middle Eastern history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -

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The bestselling author of The Circle tells the true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a young Yemeni-American man raised in... [more]

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Bob Dylan and the British Sixties: A Cultural History

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Bob Dylan and the British Sixties: A Cultural History

Tudor Jones

Music; Theory of music & musicology; Rock & Pop music; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Politics & government

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Britain played a key role in Bob Dylan's career in the 1960s. He visited Britain on several occasions and performed across... [more]

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How Democracies Die: The International Bestseller: What History Reveals About Our Future

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How Democracies Die: The International Bestseller: What History Reveals...

Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt

History: theory & methods; Religion & politics; Politics & government; Comparative politics; Political structures: democracy; Geopolitics

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Democracies can die with a coup d'etat - or they can die slowly. This happens most deceptively when in piecemeal fashion,... [more]

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Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain

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Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain

Fintan O'Toole

History; EU & European institutions

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A book about the delusions of Brexit, the threat it poses to economic prosperity, peace in Ireland and the tradition of British... [more]

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Exterminate All The Brutes

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Exterminate All The Brutes

Sven Lindqvist

History; European history; African history; Social & cultural history; Colonialism & imperialism; Social discrimination

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Taking his title from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Sven Lindqvist traces Europe's dark history in Africa in the form... [more]

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If the War Goes On... Reflections on War and Politics

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If the War Goes On... Reflections on War and Politics

Hermann Hesse

Literary essays; First World War; Second World War

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A collection of essays on the absurdity of war, from the Nobel Prize laureate [more]

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A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind

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A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind

Rachel Hewitt

History; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; History of ideas

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In the 1790s, Britain underwent what the politician Edmund Burke called 'the most important of all revolutions ... a revolution... [more]

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Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World

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Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World

Brian Lavery

History; British & Irish history; Maritime history; Military history; Naval forces & warfare

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Following the progress of the Royal Navy from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the First World War, Brian Lavery reveals... [more]

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Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff

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Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff

Edward J. Balleisen

History; Crime & criminology; Business innovation; Business ethics; Entrepreneurship

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In America, fraud has always been a key feature of business, and the national worship of entrepreneurial freedom complicates... [more]

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Mary Queen of Scots (Film Tie-In)

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Mary Queen of Scots (Film Tie-In)

John Guy

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history

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Now a major film, this is a dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary Queen of Scots by one of the leading historians... [more]

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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

Daniel Ellsberg

History; History of the Americas; Military history; Central government policies; Defence strategy, planning & research; Nuclear weapons

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Shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction... [more]

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The Day After the Revolution

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The Day After the Revolution

Slavoj Zizek

European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Russian Revolution; Politics & government; Political leaders & leadership

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One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Zizek shows why Lenin's thought is still important today [more]

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The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

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The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

Laurie Gwen Shapiro

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History of the Americas; History of other lands; Travel & holiday

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Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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Prague

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Prague

Derek Sayer

European history; Travel & holiday; Travel & holiday guides

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Derek Sayer provides an expert and very readable guide to the complexities of Prague's colourful past, while reflecting upon... [more]

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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Michael Wolff

History; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Political leaders & leadership; Geopolitics

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The New York Times and Sunday Times number one book that exposed the chaos of Donald Trump's White House to the world, now... [more]

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Japanese Legends and Folklore

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Japanese Legends and Folklore

A.B. Mitford, Michael Dylan Foster

Anthologies (non-poetry); Asian history; Religion & beliefs; Sociology: customs & traditions

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Japanese Legends and Folklore invites English speakers into the intriguing world of Japanese folktales, ghost stories and... [more]

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Obaysch: A Hippopotamus in Victorian London

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Obaysch: A Hippopotamus in Victorian London

John Simons

History; Animal behaviour

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Obaysch: A Hippopotamus in Victorian London is the story of Obaysch the hippopotamus, the first `star' animal to be exhibited... [more]

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Candidates Disease: The Minor Party Epidemic That Almost Saved Our Democracy

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Candidates Disease: The Minor Party Epidemic That Almost Saved Our Democracy...

Peter Breen

Regional studies; History; Politics & government

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A serial candidate for election to state and federal parliaments for nearly 50 years, Peter Breen looks back on a political... [more]

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Photographing Tutankhamun: Archaeology, Ancient Egypt, and the Archive

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Photographing Tutankhamun: Archaeology, Ancient Egypt, and the Archive

Christina Riggs

Photographs: collections; History; Egyptian archaeology & Egyptology

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They are among the most famous and compelling photographs ever made in archaeology: Howard Carter kneeling before the burial... [more]

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Napoleon: A Brilliant Leader Who Helped Shape the Modern World? Or a Brutal Tyrant?

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Napoleon: A Brilliant Leader Who Helped Shape the Modern World? Or a Brutal...

Adam Zamoyski

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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Napoleon has long divided historians. In this short, graphic discussion of his life and influence, the well-known historian... [more]

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The Third Reich: All You Need To Know

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The Third Reich: All You Need To Know

Caroline Sharples

History; European history; The Holocaust; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism

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Caroline Sharples's compelling account of how Hitler used the democratic process to seize power in Germany and create a violent... [more]

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In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World

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In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World...

Christian Marek

History; Middle Eastern history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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First published in German under the title Geschichte Kleinasiens in der Antike, by Christian Marek, A Verlag C.H. Beck oHG,... [more]

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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms

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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms

Michelle P. Brown

History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art; Painting & paintings; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Art techniques & principles; History; Lettering & calligraphy

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A standard reference in the field of manuscript studies for over twenty years, now revised and updated with full-colour illustrations... [more]

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