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D-Day New Guinea: The Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the Greatest Combined Airborne and Amphibious Operation of the Pacific War

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D-Day New Guinea: The Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the...

Phillip Bradley

History; Second World War; Advocate - History

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'Java is heaven, Burma is hell, but you never come back alive from New Guinea' - Japanese military saying The capture of... [more]

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Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

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Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

Agnes Poirier

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; History; European history; Social & cultural history; Advocate - History

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'Rich and funny' Julian Barnes, Guardian 'Poirier's hugely enjoyable, quick-witted and richly anecdotal book is magnifique'... [more]

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Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

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Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Christina Thompson

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Geographical discovery & exploration; Advocate - History

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`Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan `Succeeds... [more]

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Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa

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Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa

Joseph Farrell

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Australasian & Pacific history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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The story of the last years of the author of Treasure Island and Jekyll and Hyde, lived out in the earthly paradise of the... [more]

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Neruda: The Biography of a Poet

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Neruda: The Biography of a Poet

Mark Eisner

Biography; Biography: literary; Poetry by individual poets; History of the Americas

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and his tumultuous, even controversial, personal life-forming a single cohesive... [more]

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Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide

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Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide

Paul Wilkinson

History of art: ancient & classical art; History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art; History; Classical Greek & Roman archaeology; Travel & holiday guides; Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

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The resonant ruins of Pompeii are perhaps the most direct route back to the living, breathing world of the ancient Romans.... [more]

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Guns, Germs and Steel

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Guns, Germs and Steel

Jared Diamond

Social & cultural history; Social & cultural anthropology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Social impact of environmental issues

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PATTERNS OF LIFE: SPECIAL EDITIONS OF GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE BOOKSWhy has human history unfolded so differently across the... [more]

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We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

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We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

Adam Winkler (University of California, Los Angeles)

History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Constitutional & administrative law

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A landmark expose and deeply engaging legal history of one of the most successful, yet least known, civil rights movements... [more]

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The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South

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The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the...

Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington

True crime; History

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A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal... [more]

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Reading: A Very Short Introduction

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Reading: A Very Short Introduction

Belinda Jack

Literacy; Social & cultural history

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Reading can inform, inspire, emancipate, and motivate us. Down the centuries, it has brought huge educational and social benefits.... [more]

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

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

Simon Schama, CBE

History; European history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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This is the book that made Simon Schama's reputation when first published in 1987. A historical masterpiece, it is an epic... [more]

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Croatia: A History from the Middle Ages to the Present Day

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Croatia: A History from the Middle Ages to the Present Day

Marcus Tanner

History; European history; Medieval history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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In this updated edition of his acclaimed history, Marcus Tanner takes us from the first Croat principalities of the Early... [more]

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Paths to the Past: Encounters with Britain's Hidden Landscapes

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Paths to the Past: Encounters with Britain's Hidden Landscapes

Francis Pryor

Landscape art & architecture; History; British & Irish history; Landscape archaeology; Regional geography

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Landscapes reflect and shape our behaviour. They make us who we are and bear witness to the shifting patterns of human life... [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 HarariThe past is another country,... [more]

$24.99

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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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Far & Near: Selections from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

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Far & Near: Selections from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology...

Pamela Gerardi

History; Anthropology

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Since its founding in 1886, the Peabody Museum has been collecting, caring for, exhibiting, and researching objects produced... [more]

$24.99

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Cyrus the Great: Life and Lore

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Cyrus the Great: Life and Lore

M. Rahim Shayegan

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Zoroastrianism

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Cyrus the Great re-contextualizes Cyrus's epoch in light of recent scholarship. Themes include: Mesopotamian antecedents of... [more]

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To End All Wars, New Edition: Woodrow Wilson and the Quest for a New World Order

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To End All Wars, New Edition: Woodrow Wilson and the Quest for a New World...

Thomas Knock

History; History of the Americas; First World War; Diplomacy

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A close look at Woodrow Wilson (TM)s political thought and international diplomacy In the widely acclaimed To End All... [more]

$57.99

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Fifty Early Medieval Things: Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

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Fifty Early Medieval Things: Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and...

Deborah Deliyannis, Hendrik Dey, Paolo Squatriti

History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art; History; Medieval history; Archaeology by period & region

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Fifty Early Medieval Things introduces readers to the material culture of late antique and early medieval Europe, north Africa,... [more]

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Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping

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Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping

David M. Lampton

History; Asian history; Social & cultural anthropology; Political structure & processes

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Tells the story of China's political elites from their own perspectives. Based on over five hundred interviews, this title... [more]

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Caravan of Martyrs: Sacrifice and Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan

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Caravan of Martyrs: Sacrifice and Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan

David B. Edwards

History; Islam; Anthropology; Social & cultural anthropology; Terrorism, armed struggle

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What compels a person to strap a vest loaded with explosives onto his body and blow himself up in a crowded street? In this... [more]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: The War Years, 1939-1945

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: The War Years, 1939-1945

Roger Daniels

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Political leaders & leadership

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Also published as volume 2 in a 2-volume set. [more]

$46.95

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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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On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome

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On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome

Jorg Rupke (University of Erfurt Germany)

History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Was religious practice in ancient Rome cultic and hostile to individual expression? Or was there, rather, considerable latitude... [more]

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The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts

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The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts...

Sarah Dry

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

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The untold story of Newton's private papers, hidden for centuries, sold for a pittance and then painstakingly reconstructed... [more]

$30.95

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