When The World Spoke French

When The World Spoke French

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A New York Review Books Original During the eighteenth century, from the death of Louis XIV until the Revolution, French culture set the standard for all of Europe. In Sw...

The Briefing

The Briefing

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As a key player during the election campaign and transition, and Donald Trump's press secretary for the first seven months in the White House, Sean

Coromandel

Coromandel

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Coromandel. A name which has been long applied by Europeans to the Northern Tamil Country, or (more comprehensively) to the eastern coast of the Peninsula

Austerity Britain: A world to build

Austerity Britain: A world to build

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David Kynaston's 'Austerity Britain 1945-51', the first book in his series 'Tales of a New Jerusalem', was a major 'Sunday Times' bestseller in 2007. Here

The 15:17 To Paris

The 15:17 To Paris

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he 15:17 to Paris is an amazing true story of friendship and bravery, of near terrorist attack averted by three young men who found the

WATERLOO: THE BATTLE THAT BROUGHT DOWN NAPOLEON

WATERLOO: THE BATTLE THAT BROUGHT DOWN NAPOLEON

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A masterly and concise reinterpretation of one of the seminal events in modern history, by one of the world's foremost military historians. The battle on

The Great War In Portraits

The Great War In Portraits

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In viewing the Great War through the portraits of those involved, Paul Moorhouse looks at the bitter-sweet nature of a conflict in which valour and

The Art of Resistance

The Art of Resistance

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An unforgettable World War II memoir set in Nazi-occupied France and filled with romance and adventure: a former Eastern European Jew remembers his flight from

Establishment and Meritocracy

Establishment and Meritocracy

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Like so many of the postwar generation in Britain, Peter Hennessy climbed the ladders of opportunity set up by the 1944 Education Act designed to

Facts, Legends & Mysteries: Pyramids of Giza

Facts, Legends & Mysteries: Pyramids of Giza

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Piramidele din Giza sunt singura din cele Șapte Minuni ale Lumii care a rezistat tipului. Sfidând secolele, aceste monumente funerare gigantice construite cu mai mult

1940's Britain In Pictures

1940's Britain In Pictures

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Acest titlu conține aproape 300 de imagini din arhiva unică a Asociației Presei. Este o prezentare vizuală fascinantă a unui deceniu care a dus Marea

Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

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Full Steam Ahead reveals how the world we live in today is entirely shaped by the rail network, charting the glorious evolution of rail transportation

Inventory

Inventory

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A lyrical memoir and family history told through four generations of fathers and sons in Northern Ireland A smuggler and a deserter, Darran Anderson’s grandfather

The Empire of Necessity

The Empire of Necessity

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A History of the Rod

A History of the Rod

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This famous book was first published in 1865, at the apogée of the Victorian era. Its full title—‘A History of the Rod in All Countries,

An Appeal to the World

An Appeal to the World

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În An Appeal to the World, Sfinția Sa cel de-al 14-lea Dalai Lama al Tibetului propune o cale spre pace pentru timpurile noastre, susținând ideea

The Big Ratchet : How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

The Big Ratchet : How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

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Our species long lived on the edge of starvation. Now we produce enough food for all 7 billion of us to eat nearly 3,000 calories

Abraham Lincoln: The Making of America #3

Abraham Lincoln: The Making of America #3

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The third installment of the Making of America series, Abraham Lincoln, tells of one of our most beloved presidents. Born in a cabin deep in

How to Start a Revolution

How to Start a Revolution

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HOW TO START A REVOLUTION is an examination of fourth wave feminism and political youth culture. It is also a much-needed reminder that government by

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

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# 1 NOW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Nu trebuia să fie niciodată atât de mică diferența. Și bineînțeles că trebuia să câștige. Modul în care Hillary

Egypt: Contested Revolution by Philip Marfleet

Egypt: Contested Revolution by Philip Marfleet

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Many obituary notices have been written for Egypt’s attempted revolution. But for Philip Marfleet, the revolution is an ongoing process best understood by considering th...

Short History of Robin Hood

Short History of Robin Hood

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Robin Hood is England's greatest folk hero. Everyone knows the story of the outlaw who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Nick

An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?

An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?

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On 24th April 2015 people around the world commemorated the centenary of the death of over one million Armenians. In their eyes, and in those

Steampunk Soldiers: The American Frontier

Steampunk Soldiers: The American Frontier

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Even as the discovery and exploitation of hephaestium helped bring the Civil War to its close in 1869, the arms race it engendered resulted in

Cox's Fragmenta II: Further Folios from History

Cox's Fragmenta II: Further Folios from History

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A presumptuous bear who surprised a group of ladies in a coach, an accident involving an actor pretending to be an orangutan, and an aristocrat

The Encyclopedia of Mass Murderers

The Encyclopedia of Mass Murderers

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This is a remarkable, revelatory exploration of the world's most extreme cases of mass murder by two of the UK's most respected true-crime experts. From

Zeppelins Over the Midlands: The Air Raids of 31st January 1916

Zeppelins Over the Midlands: The Air Raids of 31st January 1916

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On 31st January 1916 nine Zeppelin airships of the Imperial German Navy bombed the Midlands, opening a strategic bombing campaign designed to cripple British war

Valentine Baker's Heroic Stand at Tashkessen 1877

Valentine Baker's Heroic Stand at Tashkessen 1877

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There are moments in the past of many a man's career that stand out clear and defined after the lapse of even many years: life

Return from the Natives: How Margaret Mead Won the Second World War and Lost the Cold War

Return from the Natives: How Margaret Mead Won the Second World War and Lost the Cold War

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Celebrated anthropologist Margaret Mead, who studied sex in Samoa and child-rearing in New Guinea in the 1920s and '30s, was determined to show that anthropology

Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

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În Fracture, renumitul istoric Philipp Blom susține că după Primul Război Mondial, cetățenii Occidentului și-au îndreptat energiile spre interior, lansându-se în aventur...

The Lost War Horses of Cairo: The Passion of Dorothy Brooke

The Lost War Horses of Cairo: The Passion of Dorothy Brooke

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In 1930 wealthy Scottish socialite Dorothy Brooke followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of suffering former British war horses leading lives

Flashpoint Trieste : The First Battle of the Cold War

Flashpoint Trieste : The First Battle of the Cold War

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IN THE DYING DAYS OF WORLD WAR II OLD ALLIES BECOME NEW ENEMIES Flashpoint Trieste is the story of one year in one city as

August 1914 : France, the Great War, and a Month That Changed the World Forever

August 1914 : France, the Great War, and a Month That Changed the World Forever

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A haunting portrait of France at war On August 1, 1914, war erupted into the lives of millions of families across France. Most people thought

Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

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The Revolutionary War as never told before. This breathtaking installment in Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the...

All the Countries the Americans Have Ever Invaded : Making Friends and Influencing People?

All the Countries the Americans Have Ever Invaded : Making Friends and Influencing People?

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Since its creation, the United States seems to have pushed the accelerator in the invasion category. This book sets out to find the facts. How

Victorians in Camera

Victorians in Camera

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'The making of a lifelike picture was something to be wondered at. It was an adventure, it was an expense, and it was often something

ASIA'S CAULDRON

ASIA'S CAULDRON

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În ultimul deceniu, centrul puterii mondiale s-a mutat în tăcere din Europa în Asia. Cu rezerve de petrol de câteva miliarde de barili, aproximativ nouă

Restoration Home

Restoration Home

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'BBC Two's 'Restoration Home' goes on an extraordinary journey of discovery with six new owners of crumbling listed buildings, as they restore them into beautiful

Monopoli Blues

Monopoli Blues

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In November 1944, Sub Lt Bob Clark, a twenty-year old agent with Britain s top-secret Special Operations Executive, parachuted into northern Italy. He left behind

A Voyage to War

A Voyage to War

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Hugh Dulley's father (Peter Dulley) and mother (Therese Sander) met in Hong Kong on New Year's Eve 1935. Four years later at the outbreak of

A History of Cannibalism

A History of Cannibalism

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Canibalismul este cel mai vechi subiect tabu din lume. În trecut, era parte integrantă a existenței în unele societăți și privit atât ca necesar, cât

GREAT NAVAL BLUNDERS

GREAT NAVAL BLUNDERS

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Who was responsible for designing the Admiral Popov, a circular Russian ironclad that wouldn't steer straight? Why did Lord Anson set out to circumnavigate the

The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military

The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military

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A courageous and damning look at the destruction wrought by the arrogance, incompetence, and duplicity prevalent in the U.S. military—from the inside perspective of a

Close But No Cigar

Close But No Cigar

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For over a decade Stephen Purvis had been a pillar of Havana's expat community, one of many foreign businessmen investing in Cuba's crawl from Cold

The Bilderbergers - Puppet-Masters of Power?

The Bilderbergers - Puppet-Masters of Power?

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Since 1954, a discrete and select group of wealthy and powerful individuals have attended a private, yearly conference to discuss matters of their choosing. This

Voices From The World Of Samuel Pepys

Voices From The World Of Samuel Pepys

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Thanks to his diary - Samuel Pepys is one of the most interesting characters in history. His life encompassed happenings of huge historical and human

The Little History of Britain

The Little History of Britain

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Lots of pomp and circumstance have gone on since Julius Caesar first came, saw and conquered, but this doughty little book heroically captures the true

Reaching for Utopia - Making Sense of an Age of Upheaval

Reaching for Utopia - Making Sense of an Age of Upheaval

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Reaching for Utopia brings together insightful essays and profiles chronicling the remarkable political and cultural transformations of the last decade - from the fall o...

THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR

THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR

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The English Civil War is a subject of perennial interest. This book presents the essentials of the conflict in the form of a readable chronological

ONE BLOODY THING AFTER ANOTHER

ONE BLOODY THING AFTER ANOTHER

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A grisly and gruesome guide to history's most shocking and macabre moments.Horrible, spine-chilling and deeply fascinating, this book details the vile history of blo...

The Kaiser's Captive

The Kaiser's Captive

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Albert Rhys Williams a fost un jurnalist și autor american. În 1914, Williams a călătorit în Europa în calitate de corespondent special de război al

Over The Top

Over The Top

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Over the Top is a thought-provoking examination of the realities of trench warfare in WWI. The highly acclaimed author, Martin Marix Evans, uses original research

Dresden - A City Reborn

Dresden - A City Reborn

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On 13 February 1945 Dresden, one of the most beautiful and historic cities of Europe, was destroyed by British and American air raids. This book

Unknown Valor

Unknown Valor

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In honor of the 75th Anniversary of one of the most critical battles of World War II, the popular primetime Fox News anchor of The

The Naked Constitution

The Naked Constitution

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Conservative legal scholar Adam Freedman has written a spirited manifesto on the need to recover the original meaning of America's Constitution--an intelligent, incisive...

Remember, Remember

Remember, Remember

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In this fascinating history of Britain in bite-sized chunks - from the Roman invasion to the end of the Second World War - you will

Back to the Garden

Back to the Garden

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The garden was the cultural foundation of the early Mediterranean peoples
they acknowledged their reliance on and kinship with the land, and they understood nature

Dracula: Rise Of The Beast

Dracula: Rise Of The Beast

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Anthology of stories exploring the secret history of the world's most iconic monster. That the cruel, ambitious monster of Bram Stoker's most famous novel was

WW1 at Sea

WW1 at Sea

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In 1914 at the beginning of the war, Britain's maritime supremacy had remained unchallenged for around a hundred years. Many expected another Battle of Trafalgar

The Paras : 'Earth's most elite fighting unit' - Telegraph

The Paras : 'Earth's most elite fighting unit' - Telegraph

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'It should be read by anyone interested not just in military history, but in the history of people, and what they can achieve.' Dan Jarvis

30-Second Evolution

30-Second Evolution

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'Adapt or die' este legea care guvernează natura, iar cine nu s-a adaptat de-a lungul secolelor, a fost lăsat în urmă. Dar cum are loc,