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How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

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How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

Frank Dikotter

General & world history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Politics & government; Political leaders & leadership; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship; Advocate - Politics

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<a href="https://www.abbeys.com.au/abbeys/abbeys-rewards-club.do"><br /> </a> `Essential reading'... [more]

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Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

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Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

Tom Holland

History: earliest times to present day; Religion & beliefs; Christianity

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A revisionist, controversial account of Western history, sure to be widely reviewed and debated. [more]

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The Brothers York: An English Tragedy

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The Brothers York: An English Tragedy

Thomas Penn

History; British & Irish history; Medieval history; Advocate - History

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In early 1461, a seventeen-year-old boy won a battle on a freezing morning in the Welsh marches, and claimed the crown of... [more]

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Oblivion or Glory: 1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill

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Oblivion or Glory: 1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill

David Stafford

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

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An engaging and original account of 1921, a pivotal year for Churchill that had a lasting impact on his political and personal... [more]

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The Scythians: Nomad Warriors of the Steppe

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The Scythians: Nomad Warriors of the Steppe

Barry Cunliffe

History; European history; Asian history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Prehistoric archaeology; Sociology & anthropology; Advocate - History

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The Scythians were warlike nomadic horsemen who roamed the steppe of Asia in the first millennium BC. Using archaeological... [more]

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In Living Memory: A Photographic Portrait of Daily Life in Australia from the 1930s to the 1970s

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In Living Memory: A Photographic Portrait of Daily Life in Australia from...

Alasdair Mcgregor

History; Regional & national history; Australasian & Pacific history; History: earliest times to present day; Local history

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The story of Australia in the middle decades of the 20th century - from 1930 to 1980 - is one of dramatic contrast; of dark... [more]

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Marie Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen

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Marie Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen

John Hardman

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

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A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously out of touch queen [more]

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Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

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Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

Chris Naunton

History; Classical history & classical civilisation; Egyptian archaeology & Egyptology; Advocate - History

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An authoritative and compelling insight into the search for ancient Egypt's lost tombs, providing a completely up-to-date... [more]

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The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

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The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

Kassia St Clair

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; History: earliest times to present day; Social & cultural history; Industrialisation & industrial history; Textile industries; Advocate - Visual Arts & Design

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A new history of ingenuity from the author of The Secret Lives of Colour. [more]

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Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb

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Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb

Peter Watson

History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; History: specific events & topics; Nuclear weapons; Advocate - History

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This scintillating narrative of spies and science shows how the atomic bomb was the unnecessary product of mistrust and deceit... [more]

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These Truths: A History of the United States

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These Truths: A History of the United States

Jill Lepore

History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Advocate - History

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In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account... [more]

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Dominion: A History of England Volume V

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Dominion: A History of England Volume V

Peter Ackroyd

History; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Social & cultural history; Advocate - History

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The fifth instalment in Peter Ackroyd's acclaimed and bestselling six-volume History of England. [more]

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Japan Story: In Search of a Nation, 1850 to the Present

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Japan Story: In Search of a Nation, 1850 to the Present

Christopher Harding

History; Asian history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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Japan Story is a fascinating, surprising account of Japan's culture, from the 'opening up' of the country in the mid 19th... [more]

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Churchill: Walking with Destiny

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Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Andrew Roberts

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Political leaders & leadership

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Draws on extensive new materials, from private letters to transcripts of war cabinet meetings, to present a portrait of the... [more]

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The Last Palace: Europe's Extraordinary Century Through Five Lives and One House in Prague

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The Last Palace: Europe's Extraordinary Century Through Five Lives and One...

Norman Eisen

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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A masterfully told narrative that illuminates a hundred years of European history, as seen through an extraordinary mansion... [more]

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A Well-Behaved Woman

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A Well-Behaved Woman

Therese Anne Fowler

Fiction & Literature; Historical fiction; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the New... [more]

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The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

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The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

William Dalrymple

History; Asian history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Colonialism & imperialism; International trade

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In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces... [more]

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A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle

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A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle

Julian Jackson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Political leaders & leadership

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In six weeks in the early summer of 1940, France was over-run by German troops and quickly surrendered. The French government... [more]

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Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World

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Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World...

Thomas Harding

History; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Family history, tracing ancestors

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Nobody quite stirs the soup of historical detail like Harding.' EXPRESS `An affectionate family history, deftly sandwiched... [more]

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France in Centrafrique: From Bokassa and Operation Barracude to the Days of Eufor

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France in Centrafrique: From Bokassa and Operation Barracude to the Days...

Peter Baxter

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

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Examining the past and present relationship of France with her erstwhile African colonial possessions, Operation Barracuda,... [more]

$42.99

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari

Classical history & classical civilisation; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Society & Social Sciences; Social & cultural anthropology

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`Fascinating... compelling... [Harari] has teed up a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the... [more]

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Thomas Cromwell: A Life

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Thomas Cromwell: A Life

Diarmaid MacCulloch

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

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That decade was one of the most momentous in English history- it saw a religious break with the Pope, unprecedented use of... [more]

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The History of Philosophy

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The History of Philosophy

A. C. Grayling

Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Non-Western philosophy; Popular philosophy

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The story of philosophy is an epic tale- an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds... [more]

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Lessons in Stoicism: What Ancient Philosophers Teach Us about How to Live

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Lessons in Stoicism: What Ancient Philosophers Teach Us about How to Live...

John Sellars

Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Ethics & moral philosophy; Popular philosophy; Self-help & personal development

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What aspects of your life do you really control? What do you do when you cannot guarantee that things will turn out in your... [more]

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The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed, 1600-1900

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The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed, 1600-1900

T. M. Devine

History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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Eighteenth-century Scotland is famed for generating many of the enlightened ideas which helped to shape the modern world.... [more]

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