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The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House

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The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House

Ben Rhodes

Memoirs; History; Political leaders & leadership

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The other is Ben Rhodes. For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes was at the centre of the Obama Administration - first as a speechwriter,... [more]

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God's Englishman: Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution

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God's Englishman: Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution

Christopher Hill

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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A biography of Oliver Cromwell, breaking down Cromwell's life into different parts: fenland farmer and humble backbencher;... [more]

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Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior: Alexander confronts the Achaemenids, 334-331 BC

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Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior: Alexander confronts the Achaemenids,...

Murray Dahm

History; Asian history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Military history; War & defence operations

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In August 334 BC, Alexander the Great invaded the Persian Empire and systematically set about its conquest. At the core of... [more]

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Australian Bushrangers 1788-1880

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Australian Bushrangers 1788-1880

Mark Stacey

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Social & cultural history; Military history

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The first 'bushrangers' or frontier outlaws were escaped or time-expired convicts, who took to the wilderness - 'the bush'... [more]

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Spitfire VC vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen: Darwin 1943

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Spitfire VC vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen: Darwin 1943

Peter Ingman

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; Battles & campaigns; Military aircraft

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Just weeks after Pearl Harbor, Darwin was mauled by a massive Japanese attack. Without a single fighter to defend Australian... [more]

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The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

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The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes...

Paul Sagar

European history; Social & political philosophy; Politics & government

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How David Hume and Adam Smith forged a new way of thinking about the modern state What is the modern state? Conspicuously... [more]

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Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World

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Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius...

Keith Devlin

European history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Social & cultural history; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

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A mathematician's ten-year quest to tell Fibonacci's story In 2000, Keith Devlin set out to research the life and legacy... [more]

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Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby

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Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby

Candida R. Moss, Joel S. Baden

History; Protestantism & Protestant Churches; Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts; Political science & theory

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How the billionaire owners of Hobby Lobby are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to make America a Bible nation The... [more]

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Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy

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Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy

William F. Moore, Jane Ann Moore

History; History of the Americas

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Helps you examine the thorny issue of the pragmatism typically ascribed to Lincoln versus the radicalism of Lovejoy, and the... [more]

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A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World

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A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder...

Alexander Jones (Professor of the History of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University)

History; Classical history & classical civilisation; Classical Greek & Roman archaeology; History of science; Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods; History of engineering & technology

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The Antikythera Mechanism, now 82 small fragments of corroded bronze, was an ancient Greek machine simulating the cosmos as... [more]

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Answering the Call: Life of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

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Answering the Call: Life of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

Bob Grandin

Biography; Vietnam War

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In 1966, Bob Grandin was a Royal Australian Airforce helicopter pilot stationed in Vietnam. This book is written from the... [more]

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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

Michael Collins

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Mathematics & Sciences; Space science; Popular astronomy & space

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A special anniversary edition of the classic account of the Apollo 11 trip to the moon. [more]

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The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

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The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

Michael Scott Moore

Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Religion & politics; Human rights

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With echoes of Catch-22 and Black Hawk Down, author and former hostage Michael Scott Moore masterfully walks a fine line between... [more]

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The Spy in Moscow Station: A Counterspy's Hunt for a Deadly Cold War Threat

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The Spy in Moscow Station: A Counterspy's Hunt for a Deadly Cold War Threat...

Eric Haseltine

True war & combat stories; History; The Cold War; Espionage & secret services

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The thrilling, true, cold-war era story of counterespionage in Moscow and the clandestine eavesdropping arms race. [more]

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The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un

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The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un

Anna Fifield

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

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The behind-the-scenes story of the rise and reign of the world's strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un, by the journalist... [more]

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Paris 1919

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Paris 1919

Margaret MacMillan

History; European history; First World War; Diplomacy

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The story of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, when for six extraordinary months the city was at the centre of world government... [more]

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Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019

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Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner...

Eliza Griswold

History; Sociology; Politics & government; Fossil fuel technologies

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Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize, Amity and Prosperity is a powerful and beautifully-written story of the energy boom's impact... [more]

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Buried by Vesuvius - The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum

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Buried by Vesuvius - The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum

Kenneth Lapatin

Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; History of art: ancient & classical art; History; Classical history & classical civilisation

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The first truly comprehensive look at all aspects of the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, from its original Roman context... [more]

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The House of Augustus: A Historical Detective Story

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The House of Augustus: A Historical Detective Story

T. P. Wiseman

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Classical Greek & Roman archaeology

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A radical reexamination of the textual and archaeological evidence about Augustus and the Palatine Caesar Augustus (63... [more]

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The Elizabethan Image: An Introduction to English Portraiture, 1558-1603

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The Elizabethan Image: An Introduction to English Portraiture, 1558-1603...

Roy Strong

History of Art & Design Styles; History

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A beautifully illustrated introduction to the Elizabethan aesthetic and its success, synthesizing recent scholarship and research... [more]

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Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution

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Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution

Jeff Broadwater

History; History of the Americas; Political science & theory; Political leaders & leadership

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Explores the evolution of the constitutional thought of these two seminal American figures, from the beginning of the American... [more]

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War at Sea: A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century

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War at Sea: A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century...

James P. Delgado (Maritime Archaeologist)

History; Maritime history; Military history; Underwater archaeology; Naval forces & warfare

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From an author who has spent four decades in the quest for lost ships, this lavishly illustrated history of naval warfare... [more]

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Living with Hitler: Compelling Recollections of Hitler's Personal Staff

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Living with Hitler: Compelling Recollections of Hitler's Personal Staff...

Karl Wilhellm Krause & Herbert Dohring & Anna Plaim...

Humanities; History; Military history

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This collection paints a picture of Hitler from members of his household in the unique position of being “seemingly... [more]

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On Freedom

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On Freedom

Tory Shepherd

Literary essays; History; Gender studies: women; Family & relationships

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They're labelled as selfish, as deliberately barren , and sometimes as crazy old cat ladies, but increasingly women are choosing... [more]

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Russia's Futures

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Russia's Futures

Richard Sakwa

History; Political science & theory

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Russia is back as a major force in global politics, but what does this mean? In this erudite and balanced study, renowned... [more]

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