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  • Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India cover photo

    Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India [9781849048088]

    In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased…

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  • Christmas: A Biography cover photo

    Christmas: A Biography [9781509833603]

    Thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, in the fourth century, the Pope was already warning that too many people were spending the day not in…

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  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race cover photo

    Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race [9780008201326]

    THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FILM FROM TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at…

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  • Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany cover photo

    Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany [9780141983165]

    The international bestseller. 'The most brilliant and fascinating book I have read in my entire life' - Dan Snow   The Nazis presented themselve…

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  • The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution cover photo

    The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution [9781447293095]

    In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced fr…

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  • Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India cover photo

    Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India [9780141987149]

    The Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller on India's experience of British colonialism, by the internationally-acclaimed author and diplomat Shashi Tharoor '…

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  • Renia's Diary: A Girl's Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust cover photo

    Renia's Diary: A Girl's Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust [9781529105049]

    Introduction by Deborah Lipstadt, author of Denial July 15, 1942, Wednesday Remember this day; remember it well. You will tell generations to com…

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  • Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars cover photo

    Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars [9780224099455]

    There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. And there has never been a summer quite like that Indian summer between the…

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  • Till Time's Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England 1694-2013 cover photo

    Till Time's Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England 1694-2013 [9781408868560]

    'Not an ordinary bank, but a great engine of state,' Adam Smith declared about the Bank of England as long ago as 1776. The Bank is now over 320 years…

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  • Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People's Institution cover photo

    Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People's Institution [9780224099820]

    Parks are such a familiar part of everyday life. You might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there - and that they always will. In fact, …

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  • The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power cover photo

    The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power [9781781256855]

    THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form o…

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  • History of Britain in Maps: Over 90 Maps of Our Nation Through Time cover photo

    History of Britain in Maps: Over 90 Maps of Our Nation Through Time [9780008258344]

    From Mappa Mundi to modern election maps, the United Kingdom has evolved rapidly, along with the ways in which it has been mapped. In this time, carto…

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  • Tales from the Colony Room: Soho's Lost Bohemia cover photo

    Tales from the Colony Room: Soho's Lost Bohemia [9781783528165]

    To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the closure of London's most infamous arts establishment, the Colony Room Club in Soho, former member Darren C…

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  • The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans cover photo

    The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans [9781846145087]

    David Abulafia begins with the earliest of seafaring societies - the Polynesians of the Pacific, the possessors of intuitive navigational skills, long…

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  • The History of the Russian Revolution cover photo

    The History of the Russian Revolution [9780241301319]

    'The greatest history of an event I know' - C.L.R. James Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, Trotsky's Hi…

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  • Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote cover photo

    Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote [9780857523914]

    Set against the colourful background of the entire campaign for women to win the vote, Hearts and Minds tells the remarkable and inspiring story of th…

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  • People's Tragedy, A: The Russian Revolution - Centenary Edition with New Introduction cover photo

    People's Tragedy, A: The Russian Revolution - Centenary Edition with New Introduction [9781847924513]

    'A modern masterpiece' - Andrew Marr Unrivalled in scope and brimming with human drama, A People's Tragedy is the most vivid and comprehensive hi…

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  • Black and British: A Forgotten History cover photo

    Black and British: A Forgotten History [9781447299769]

    Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize A Waterstones.com History Book of the Year Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Shortlisted for the inaugur…

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  • Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy cover photo

    Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy [9780141988351]

    On 26 April 1986 at 1.23am a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine exploded. While the authorities scrambled to understand wh…

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  • Theatre of the World: The Maps That Made History cover photo

    Theatre of the World: The Maps That Made History [9781473688629]

    'Visually stunning...it's gone straight to the top of my Christmas present list.' The Bookseller 'I remember how well I liked to turn the pages of my…

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