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Trim: The Cartographer's Cat: The ship's cat who helped Flinders map Australia

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Trim: The Cartographer's Cat: The ship's cat who helped Flinders map Australia...

Matthew Flinders, Gillian Dooley, Philippa Sandall

History; Maritime history; Cats as pets; Advocate - History

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Not many ships' cats have even one memorial statue, let alone six. But Trim does, including one outside Euston Station in... [more]

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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

Anne Glenconner

Biography; Autobiography: general; Autobiography: royalty; Memoirs; Social & cultural history; Advocate - Biography

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The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and... [more]

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The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

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The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

Orlando Figes

History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900; Ballet; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; History; European history; Social & cultural history; Advocate - History

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Vivid and insightful, this text shows how such cosmopolitan, ferment-shaped artistic traditions came to dominate world culture.... [more]

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An Underground Guide to Sewers: or Down, Through and Out in Paris, London, New York & co.

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An Underground Guide to Sewers: or Down, Through and Out in Paris, London,...

Stephen Halliday

History; Industrialisation & industrial history; History of engineering & technology; Sewage treatment & disposal; Advocate - History

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A global guide to sewers that celebrates the magnificently designed and engineered structures beneath the world's great cities.... [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

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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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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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich

History; European history; Social & cultural history

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Alexievich charts the decline of Soviet culture and speculates on what will rise from the ashes of communism. Alexievich gives... [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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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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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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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the...

Shoshana Zuboff

History; Social & cultural history; Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments; Impact of science & technology on society; Advocate - History

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The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller 'Everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense.' - Naomi Klein,... [more]

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The Secret World: A History of Intelligence

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The Secret World: A History of Intelligence

Christopher Andrew

History; History: specific events & topics; Espionage & secret services; Military intelligence

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The first-ever detailed, comprehensive history of intelligence, from Moses and Sun Tzu to the present day [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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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

Jeremy Dronfield

Biography: historical, political & military; Diaries, letters & journals; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; The Holocaust; Jewish studies

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The boy is my greatest joy. We strengthen each other. We are one. Inseparable . . . If only we were free; but daily, hourly,... [more]

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Convicts in the Colonies: Transportation Tales from Britain to Australia

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Convicts in the Colonies: Transportation Tales from Britain to Australia...

Lucy Williams

History; Social & cultural history; Penology & punishment

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Covers the history of British transportation to Australia, from the first to the the final fleet. [more]

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Chopin's Piano: A Journey through Romanticism

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Chopin's Piano: A Journey through Romanticism

Paul Kildea

Music; Western "classical" music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Keyboard instruments; Social & cultural history

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Chopin's Piano begins in November 1838, when George Sand, her children and Frederick Chopin took a boat to Majorca for the... [more]

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Menus that Made History: Over 2000 years of menus from Ancient Egyptian food for the afterlife to Elvis Presley's wedding breakfast

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Menus that Made History: Over 2000 years of menus from Ancient Egyptian...

Alex Johnson, Vincent Franklin

History; Social & cultural history; Food & society; General cookery & recipes; Advocate - History

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Delve into this captivating collection of the world's 75 most iconic menus which reveal not just the story of food but periods... [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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Islamic Empires: Fifteen Cities that Define a Civilization

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Islamic Empires: Fifteen Cities that Define a Civilization

Justin Marozzi

History; Middle Eastern history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Social & cultural history; Islam

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The world of Islam has produced some of the greatest cities ever seen. At their zenith they have been highly cultured, cosmopolitan... [more]

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Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

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Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

Serhii Plokhy

History; European history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Social & cultural history; Social impact of disasters; Nuclear issues

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On the morning of 26 April 1986 Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history- the explosion of a reactor at the... [more]

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Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History

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Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History...

Frank Close

History; The Cold War; Espionage & secret services; Nuclear weapons; Nuclear structure physics

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Klaus Fuchs knew more nuclear secrets in the last two years of the Second World War than anyone else in Britain. He was taken... [more]

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Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

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Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition: The American Dream and the Untold Story...

Margot Lee Shetterly

Social & cultural history; Gender studies: women; Black & Asian studies; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Hardback

Includes P.S. insights, interviews, and more. [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

Hardback

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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SPQR: A Roman Miscellany

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SPQR: A Roman Miscellany

Anthony Everitt

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

Hardback

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