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The Kabul Peace House: How a Group of Young Afghans are Daring to Dream in a Land of War

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The Kabul Peace House: How a Group of Young Afghans are Daring to Dream...

Mark Isaacs

History; Social issues & processes; Human rights

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A story of peace in a land of unending war.<br /><br />This is a story of... [more]

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Bedlam at Botany Bay

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Bedlam at Botany Bay

Dr James Dunk

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Care of the mentally ill; Mental health services

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What happened when people went mad in the fledgling colony of New South Wales? In this important new history of the late eighteenth... [more]

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The Original Australians: The Story of the Aboriginal People

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The Original Australians: The Story of the Aboriginal People

Josephine Flood

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Indigenous peoples

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The Original Australians tells the story of Australian Aboriginal history and society from its distant beginnings to the present... [more]

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Ancient Syria: A Three Thousand Year History

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Ancient Syria: A Three Thousand Year History

Trevor Bryce

History; Middle Eastern history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Classical history & classical civilisation; Social & cultural history

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A three-thousand year tale of ancient Syria, from Bronze Age to Roman era-and beyond: the essential back-story to one of the... [more]

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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

Anne Frank

Diaries, letters & journals; European history; The Holocaust

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In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, went into hiding in an... [more]

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The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

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The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

Peter Hessler

History

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An intimate account of the Arab Spring, and Egypt's past and present, seen through the eyes of a wide range of Egyptians:... [more]

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Facts And Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

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Facts And Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

James Clapper

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History

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The former Director of National Intelligence's account of the intelligence community's successes--and failures--in facing... [more]

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The Return of Marco Polo's World: War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-first Century

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The Return of Marco Polo's World: War, Strategy, and American Interests...

Robert Kaplan

History; Politics & government

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In the major lead essay, recently released by the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment, Robert D. Kaplan lays out a blueprint... [more]

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A World on Edge: The End of the Great War and the Dawn of a New Age

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A World on Edge: The End of the Great War and the Dawn of a New Age

Daniel Schoenpflug

History; General & world history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; First World War

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The internationally bestselling account of the transformative period that followed the Armistice in November 1918. [more]

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Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

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Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Tara Nummedal

History; European history; Social & cultural history; Magic, alchemy & hermetic thought; History of science

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What distinguished true alchemist from fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of common men who made a living... [more]

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The Concept of Presocratic Philosophy: Its Origin, Development, and Significance

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The Concept of Presocratic Philosophy: Its Origin, Development, and Significance...

Andre Laks

Classical history & classical civilisation; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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When we talk about Presocratic philosophy, we are speaking about the origins of Greek philosophy and Western rationality itself.... [more]

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Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

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Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

StevenSidebotham

History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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The ancient city of Berenike, located approximately 500 miles south of today's Suez Canal, was a significant port among these... [more]

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The World at War, 1914-1945

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The World at War, 1914-1945

Jeremy Black

History; Military history; First World War; Second World War

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This text provides an innovative global military history that joins three periods-World War I, the interwar years, and World... [more]

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The Vory: Russia's Super Mafia

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The Vory: Russia's Super Mafia

Mark Galeotti

History; Organised crime

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The first English-language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia's much-feared crime class:... [more]

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The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

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The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It...

Yascha Mounk

21st century history: from c 2000 -; Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Political science & theory; Public administration; Political control & freedoms

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From India to Turkey, from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. Two core components of... [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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Inside The Black Vault: The Government's UFO Secrets Revealed

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Inside The Black Vault: The Government's UFO Secrets Revealed

John Greenewald Jr.

Military history; Conspiracy theories; Air forces & warfare; UFOs & extraterrestrial beings

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This book reveals the relations between U.S. Government secrets and the UFO Phenomena. Armed with only official declassified... [more]

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Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Definitive History of Secret CIA Assassins, Armies and Operators

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Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Definitive History of Secret CIA Assassins,...

Annie Jacobsen

History; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Political leaders & leadership; Espionage & secret services; Military intelligence

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The definitive, character-driven history of CIA covert operations and U.S. government-sponsored assassinations, from the author... [more]

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Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

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Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

Nicholas Jubber

Literary studies: poetry & poets; European history; Political geography; Travel writing

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Award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber journeys across Europe exploring Europe's epic poems, from the Odyssey to Beowulf,... [more]

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American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family

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American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family

Robert F Kennedy

Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; History; Politics & government

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The son and namesake of Robert F. Kennedy shares memories from his turbulent childhood, the lessons he learned from family... [more]

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Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories

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Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories

Svetlana Alexievich

History; European history; Social & cultural history; Second World War; Age groups: children; Advocate - History

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What did it mean to grow up in the Soviet Union during the Second World War? In the late 1970s, Svetlana Alexievich started... [more]

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Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency

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Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists...

Finn Brunton

Social & cultural history; Popular culture; Media studies; Monetary economics; Advocate - Economics & Business

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The fascinating untold story of digital cash and its creators-from experiments in the 1970s to the mania over Bitcoin and... [more]

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Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race

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Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race

Roger D Launius

European history; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Astronomy, space & time

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Fifty years after the Moon landing, a new history of the space race explores the lives of both Soviet and American engineers... [more]

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The Aleutians 1942-43: Struggle for the North Pacific

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The Aleutians 1942-43: Struggle for the North Pacific

Brian Herder

History; History of the Americas; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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It is often forgotten that during World War II, the Japanese managed to successfully invade and conquer a precious part of... [more]

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Purple Patch: History of the 3rd Field Company Engineers in World War One

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Purple Patch: History of the 3rd Field Company Engineers in World War One...

Darren Prickett

History; First World War; Regiments

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The 3rd Field Company Engineers holds a distinguished place in the history of the Australian Army, being the first unit of... [more]

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