History

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  • A History of Venice

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    A History of Venice

    This is a history of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth-century fall at the hands of Napoleon.

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    £16.99
  • Accidental Gods

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    Accidental Gods

    Spanning the globe and five centuries, ‘Accidental Gods’ introduces us to a new pantheon: of man-gods, deified politicians and imperialists, militants, mystics and explorers. From the conquistadors setting foot in the New World to Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, elevated by a National Geographic article from emperor to messiah for the Rastafari faith, to the unlikely officers hailed as gods during the British Raj, this endlessly curious and revelatory account chronicles an impulse towards deification that persists even in a secular age, as show of defiance or assertion of power. In her bravura final part, Subin traces the colonial desire for divinity through to the creation of ‘race’ and the white power movement today, and argues that it is time we rid ourselves of the white gods among us.

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    £20.00
  • Ancestors

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    Ancestors

    How seven remarkable British burial sites reveal so much about our ancestors and how they lived.

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  • Ancient Egypt

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    Ancient Egypt

    Discover the fascinating details of life under the pharaohs – and their extraordinary legacy – in this comprehensive guide to Egypt’s ancient civilization. Encompassing 3,000 years and 31 Egyptian dynasties, from the time of Narmer to that of Cleopatra, this fresh appraisal of ancient treasures helps you to navigate the political intrigues and cultural achievements of the Ancient Egyptians, from the Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza to the Great Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria.

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    £30.00
  • Ancient Greece

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    Ancient Greece

    From theatre to politics, no other single civilisation has influenced the Western world more profoundly than that of ancient Greece.

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    £4.99
  • Archaeology

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    Archaeology

    When did archaeology begin? Who were the first antiquarians in early modern Europe? How did archaeology free human history from biblical creationism? How did archaeology become a pseudo-scientific discipline? Who built the first museum? The author starts by dealing with the processes and techniques used by archaeologists, in the past and today. He then uses the results of famous archaeological studies both to illustrate the power of archaeology, and to show specifically what archaeology has taught us about ancient, and surprisingly recent, history.

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  • Ask a Historian

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    Ask a Historian

    In ‘Ask a Historian’ the author, BBC podcaster, and public historian Greg Jenner provides answers to things you always wondered about, but didn’t know who to ask. Responding to 50 genuine questions from the public, Greg whisks you off on an entertaining tour through the ages, revealing the best and most surprising stories, facts, and historical characters from the past. Bouncing through a wide range of subjects – from ancient jokebooks, African empires, and bizarre tales of medicinal cannibalism, to the invention of meringues, mirrors, and menstrual pads – ‘Ask A Historian’ spans the Stone Age to the Swinging Sixties, and offers up a deliciously amusing and informative smorgasbord of historical curiosities, devoured one morsel at a time.

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  • Barbarossa

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    Barbarossa

    Barbarossa, Hitler’s invasion of Russia in June 1941, was the largest military operation in history, its aim nothing less than ‘a war of extermination’ to annihilate Soviet communism, liquidate the Jews and create lebensraum for the so-called German master race. But it led to the destruction of the Third Reich, and was entirely cataclysmic; in six months of warfare no less than six million were killed, wounded or registered as missing in action, and soldiers on both sides committed heinous crimes behind the lines on a scale without parallel in the history of warfare. In ‘Barbarossa’, drawing on hitherto unseen archival material – including previously untranslated Russian sources – in his usual gripping style, Jonathan Dimbleby recounts not only the story of the military campaign, but the politics and diplomacy behind this epic clash of global titans.

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  • British Summer Time Begins

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    British Summer Time Begins

    Ysenda Maxtone Graham’s book is about summer holidays of the mid-20th century and how they were spent. Through this prism, she paints a revealing portrait of how we were, how families functioned, what houses and gardens and streets were like, what journeys were like, and what people did all day in their free time. She explores expectations, hopes, fears and habits, the rules or lack of rules under which they lived, their happiness and sadness, their sense of being treasured or neglected – all within living memory, from pre-war summers to the late 1970s.

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  • Burning the Books

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    Burning the Books

    Opening with the notorious bonfires of ‘un-German’ and Jewish literature in 1933 that offered such a clear signal of Nazi intentions, ‘Burning the Books’ takes us on a 3000-year journey through the destruction of knowledge and the fight against all the odds to preserve it.

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  • Captain John Smith, Adventurer

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    Captain John Smith, Adventurer

    Captain John Smith is best remembered for his association with Pocahontas, but this was only a small part of an extraordinary life filled with danger and adventure. This swashbuckling Elizabethan adventurer was resourceful, intelligent and outspoken, with a vision of what America could become. In this riveting book, Pritchard tells the rip-roaring story of a remarkable man who refused to give in.

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  • Confederates in the Attic

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    Confederates in the Attic

    Written with Horwitz’s signature blend of humour, history, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates in the Attic brings alive old battlefields and new ones ‘classrooms, courts, country bars’ where the past and the present collide, often in explosive ways. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mythic South and to the dark romance of the Civil War.

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  • Daughters of Yalta

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    Daughters of Yalta

    The brilliant untold story of three daughters of diplomacy: Anna Roosevelt, Sarah Churchill, and Kathleen Harriman, glamorous, fascinating young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference with Stalin in the waning days of World War II.

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  • Fallout

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    Fallout

    New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of the greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century – the true effects of the atom bomb – potentially saving millions of lives. In the days following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US had begun a secret propaganda campaign to celebrate these weapons as the ultimate peacekeepers – hiding the true extent and nature of their devastation. The cover-up intensified as Americans closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing information from leaking about the horrific and lasting effects of radiation that would kill thousands of people during the months after the blast.

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  • Ghosts of Empire

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    Ghosts of Empire

    This fascinating book shows how the later years of the British Empire were characterised by accidental oversights, irresponsible opportunism and uncertain pragmatism

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  • Heroes

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    Heroes

    Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta – who was raised by bears – outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.

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