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  • Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine cover photo

    Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine [9780141978284]

    The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain.  ***Shortlisted for the 2018 Cundill History Prize*** I…

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  • Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet cover photo

    Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet [9781846149382]

    'A thrilling celebration of lighthouses' i newspaperAn enthralling history of Britain's rock lighthouses, and the people who built and inhabited themL…

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  • The Cold War: A New Oral History of Life Between East and West cover photo

    The Cold War: A New Oral History of Life Between East and West [9781785942594]

    Based on the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series The Cold War is one of the furthest-reaching and longest-lasting conflicts in modern history. It spanned the…

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

    The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War [9780241972137]

    *Shortlisted for the 2018 Ballie Gifford Prize* 'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRE A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB dou…

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  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life cover photo

    At Home: A Short History of Private Life [9781784161873]

    In At Home, Bill Bryson applies the same irrepressible curiosity, irresistible wit, stylish prose and masterful storytelling that made A Short History…

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  • Farewell to the Horse: The Final Century of Our Relationship cover photo

    Farewell to the Horse: The Final Century of Our Relationship [9780141983172]

    THE SUNDAY TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A beautiful and thoughtful exploration of the role of the horse in creating our world' - James Rebanks 'Sci…

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  • Glorious Goodwood: A Biography of England's Greatest Sporting Estate cover photo

    Glorious Goodwood: A Biography of England's Greatest Sporting Estate [9781472128249]

    Famous throughout the world as England's greatest sporting estate, Goodwood has been the home of English sport for centuries: from foxhunting to crick…

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  • Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism cover photo

    Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism [9780141192567]

    Vladimir Lenin created this hugely significant Marxist text to explain fully the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism: that it would l…

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  • Silver Shoals: Five Fish That Made Britain cover photo

    Silver Shoals: Five Fish That Made Britain [9781784740863]

    On these rain-swept islands in the North Atlantic man and fish go back a long way. Fish are woven through the fabric of the country's history: we depe…

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  • The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880 to 1914 cover photo

    The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880 to 1914 [9780099592242]

    `A riveting account of the pre-First World War years . . . The Age of Decadence is an enormously impressive and enjoyable read.' Dominic Sandbrook, Su…

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  • A History of the World in Twelve Maps cover photo

    A History of the World in Twelve Maps [9780141034935]

    Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, ma…

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  • A Short History of Drunkenness cover photo

    A Short History of Drunkenness [9780241359242]

    A comic history of humankind's love affair with booze, from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of The Etymologicon Almost every culture on ear…

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  • Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community and the Meaning of Generosity cover photo

    Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community and the Meaning of Generosity [9781786898494]

    The dinner table, among friends, is where the best conversations take place - talk about the world, religion, politics, culture and cooking. In the s…

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  • Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism cover photo

    Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism [9780141979984]

    Winner of the 2015 Bancroft Prize and the 2015 Philip Taft Prize Finalist for the 2015 Pulizter Prize for History and shortlisted for the 2015 Cundill…

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  • Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World cover photo

    Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World [9781784702403]

    'Both a saga of tragedies and a detective story... Pale Rider is not just an excavation but a reimagining of the past' Guardian With a death toll o…

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  • Protestants: The Radicals Who Made the Modern World cover photo

    Protestants: The Radicals Who Made the Modern World [9780007465033]

    On the 500th anniversary of Luther's rebellion, this spectacular global history traces the revolutionary faith that shaped the modern world. Five hund…

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    Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust cover photo

    Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust [9781911617778]

    `There are no stupid questions, nor any forbidden ones, but there are some questions that have no answer.' Hedi Fried was nineteen when the Nazis sna…

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  • Ship cover photo

    Ship [9780241298046]

    From the earliest dugout canoes and the boats of the Ancient Egyptians, to the most technologically advanced modern battleships and cruise-liners, thi…

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  • The Darksome Bounds of a Failing World: The Sinking of the  Titanic  and the End of the Edwardian Era cover photo

    The Darksome Bounds of a Failing World: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era [9780008263164]

    In this original and meticulously-researched narrative history, Gareth Russell utilises the sinking of the Titanic , the ship of dreams, as a prism th…

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  • The Empire's New Clothes: The Myth of the Commonwealth cover photo

    The Empire's New Clothes: The Myth of the Commonwealth [9781849049467]

    In the wake of Brexit, the Commonwealth has been identified as an important body for future British trade and diplomacy, but few know what it actually…

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