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History: specific events & topics

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The Unwomanly Face of War

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The Unwomanly Face of War

Svetlana Alexievich

History; European history; Social & cultural history; Second World War; Gender studies: women

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The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War - from the... [more]

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SPQR: A Roman Miscellany

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SPQR: A Roman Miscellany

Anthony Everitt

History; European history; Classical history & classical civilisation; Social & cultural history

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A moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world. [more]

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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Ben MacIntyre

Biography: historical, political & military; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; The Cold War; Military history; Espionage & secret services

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On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a... [more]

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Chanel's Riviera: Life, Love and the Struggle for Survival on the Cote d Azur, 1930 1944

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Chanel's Riviera: Life, Love and the Struggle for Survival on the Cote d...

Anne De Courcy

Biography; European history; Social & cultural history; Second World War

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Bestselling social historian Anne de Courcy reveals the glamour and grit of the Second World War on the French Riviera [more]

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Master Of My Fate

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Master Of My Fate

Sienna Brown

Fiction & Literature; Historical fiction; Slavery & abolition of slavery

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William Buchanan lived an extraordinary life. Born a slave on a plantation in Jamaica, he escaped the gallows more than once.... [more]

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Made in Sweden: 25 ideas that created a country

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Made in Sweden: 25 ideas that created a country

Elisabeth Asbrink

History; European history; Social & cultural history; Travel & holiday; Gift books; Advocate - History

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In recent times, we have come to favour all things Scandi - their food, furnishings, fiction, fashion, and general way of... [more]

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1939: A People's History

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1939: A People's History

Frederick Taylor

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; The Holocaust; Second World War; Advocate - History

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A vivid people's history of the twelve months leading up to the outbreak of war in 1939. [more]

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Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War

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Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War

Tim Bouverie

History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history; Second World War; Diplomacy

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'Appeasing Hitler is an astonishingly accomplished debut. And we enter the drawing rooms and dining clubs of fading imperial... [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

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<div><strong>ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK</strong> ----- Poirier brilliantly captures post-war Paris where everyone wished they... [more]

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Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

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Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Jonathan Ree

Social & cultural history; Philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; History of ideas

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An ambitious new history of philosophy in English that broadens the canon to include many lesser-known figures [more]

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I Built No Schools in Kenya: A Year of Unmitigated Madness

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I Built No Schools in Kenya: A Year of Unmitigated Madness

Kirsten Drysdale

Biography; Memoirs; National liberation & independence, post-colonialism; Humour

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In September 2010, Kirsten Drysdale was tricked. Her friend called with a job offer too curious to refuse- a cruisey-gig as... [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

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

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Pacific Exploration: Voyages of Discovery from Captain Cook's Endeavour to the Beagle

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Pacific Exploration: Voyages of Discovery from Captain Cook's Endeavour...

Nigel Rigby, Pieter van der Merwe, Glyn Williams

History; Maritime history; Geographical discovery & exploration

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Captain Cook is generally acknowledged as the first great European scientific explorer. His voyage of exploration to the Pacific... [more]

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Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918

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Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918

Volker Weidermann

Literary studies: from c 1900 -; History; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions

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At the end of the First World War in Germany, the journalist and theatre critic Kurt Eisner organised a revolution which overthrew... [more]

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Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and Flinders

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Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and...

James Taylor

Painting & paintings; Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Botanical art; Landscape art & architecture; History; Maritime history

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For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific... [more]

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Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

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Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

Bruce Pascoe

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Social & cultural history; Indigenous peoples; Economic history

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Contradicts the conventional wisdom that native peoples were primitive hunter-gatherers [more]

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Defying The Nazis

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Defying The Nazis

Artemis Joukowsky, Ken Burns

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Genocide & ethnic cleansing; Second World War; Christian mission & evangelism

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This official companion to the Ken Burns film Defying the Nazis tells the little-known story of the Sharps, an otherwise ordinary... [more]

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British Military Withdrawal and the Rise of Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia, 1964-73

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British Military Withdrawal and the Rise of Regional Cooperation in South-East...

S. Thompson

History; National liberation & independence, post-colonialism; Political structure & processes

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This book examines the links between Britain's withdrawal from its east of Suez role and the establishment of South-East Asian... [more]

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Globalizing Ideal Beauty: Women, Advertising, and the Power of Marketing

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Globalizing Ideal Beauty: Women, Advertising, and the Power of Marketing...

D. Sutton

History: specific events & topics; Advertising

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Globalizing Ideal Beauty is the forgotten history of a group of women copywriters whose successful ad campaigns went international... [more]

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Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Ancient Israel

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Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers...

John Rogerson

Reference works; Middle Eastern history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours; Religion & beliefs

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Spanning 1,500 years, Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings charts all the leaders of Israel from the Ancestors through the... [more]

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A Short History of Seafaring

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A Short History of Seafaring

Brian Lavery

History; Maritime history

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A fascinating journey through more than 5,000 years of seafaring history in this essential guide to the most impressive seafaring... [more]

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A Short History of Medicine

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A Short History of Medicine

Steve Parker

History; Social & cultural history; History of medicine

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Immerse yourself in the history of medicine - a colourful story of skill, serendipity, trial and error, moments of genius,... [more]

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A Different Drummer

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A Different Drummer

William Melvin Kelley

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Slavery & abolition of slavery; Civil rights & citizenship

Paperback

A lost masterpiece, following in the footsteps of Suite Francaise, Alone in Berlin and Stoner. [more]

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One Hundred Miracles: A Memoir of Music and Survival

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One Hundred Miracles: A Memoir of Music and Survival

Zuzana Ruzickova, Wendy Holden

Music; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; The Holocaust

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The remarkable memoir of Zuzana Ruzickova, Holocaust survivor and world-famous... [more]

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The Ungrateful Refugee

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The Ungrateful Refugee

Dina Nayeri

Memoirs; Social & cultural history; Society & Social Sciences; Refugees & political asylum; Social discrimination

Paperback

A timely, provocative and agenda-setting examination of the refugee experience [more]

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