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    One of the world's most inhospitable regions is humanized through personal narratives and colourful case studies, presented in rich and fascinating detail.

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    W. Sydney Robinson returns with this brilliant exploration of four Victorian eccentrics.

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    Rochester is a compelling portrait of a remarkable yet complex man and of a cultural golden age that often spilled over into depravity.

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    The diaries of Charlie May give an unforgettable account of the war that took his life, and millions others like him.

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    This book tells the story of women in the First World War at the front line, under fire, and in combat.

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    A retelling of the historical figure of Scotland's Robert the Bruce, the famous unifer of Scotland.

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    Bregman delivers a riveting and honest account of Israel’s military occupation of the Palestinian territories in this essential read for anyone who wants to understand the origins of the ongoing conflict in the region.

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    The highly entertaining prequel to the author's bestselling Rifleman, King’s Cross Kid creates a charming close-up story of 1930s London through the eyes of a working-class boy delighting in every new experience.

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    The Crusades of Cesar Chavez reveals how this most unlikely American hero ignited one of the great social movements of our time.

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    For many it was Halifax, not Churchill, who was the natural choice for Britain's war leader. Drawing on private documents, this acclaimed biography reappraises one of Britain's most influential and controversial politicians of the 1930s.

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    A charmingly witty book showing the often overlooked mundane side of London.

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    Telling the story of our greatest national institution,this is a wonderful, wry view of the history of parliament "from the inside".

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    A riveting account of resistance in an age of intolerance.

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    Original and enlightening, Censoring Queen Victoria is a major contribution to understanding the history of the British monarchy.

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    A secret Battle of Britain fought by imprisoned double-agent Arthur Owens

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    1 November 1914 in the seas off the Falkland Islands, the Battle of Coronel claimed 1660 lives, the worst British naval disaster for 100 years. This is the definitive biography of one of the British navy's forgotten heroes who died that day.

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    Witness the never-before-told account and terrible irony of the Ovitz family's fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them to endure the Holocaust.

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    The story of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 as told by Ahdaf Soueif, who took part in the protests in Tahrir Square.

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    The SECRET WORLDS OF STEPHEN WARD is the definitive investigation into the scandal of the Profumo Affair, and the life and mysterious death of the man at its heart. In 1963 John Profumo, the Britis...

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    Acclaimed historian unravels the myths, and presents the facts, about one of history's most enigmatic figures, Helen of Troy.

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    This second volume of Philip Dwyer's outstanding biography sheds further fresh light on one of the great figures of modern history.

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    Roger Bushell was 'Big X', mastermind of the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, immortalised in the Hollywood film The Great Escape. Very little was known about Bushell until 2011, when his family donated his private papers - a treasure trove of letters, photographs and diaries - to the Imperial War Museum.

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    Fresh, witty and accessible, this brilliant new book from Matthew Dennison gives a compelling assessment of Victoria’s mercurial character and her impact, written with the irony, flourish and insight that this Queen and her rule so richly deserve.

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    In 2011 the National Army Museum conducted a poll to decide who merited the title of 'Britain's Greatest General'. In the end two men shared the honour. One, predictably, was the Duke of Wellington. The other was Bill Slim.

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    Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was the charismatic and persuasive founder of Singapore and Governor of Java. An English adventurer, disobedient employee of the East India Company, utopian imperialist, linguist, zoologist and civil servant, he carved an extraordinary (though brief) life for himself in South East Asia.

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    Happy Valley was the name given to the Wanjohi Valley in the Kenya Highlands, where a small community of affluent, hedonistic white expatriates settled between the wars. While Kenya’s early c...

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    Philip Bobbitt presents a vivid portrait of Machiavelli's Italy and demonstrates how The Prince articulates a new idea of government that emerged during the Renaissance.

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    Benjamin Disraeli and William Ewart Gladstone are without doubt the two most iconic figures of Victorian politics. Their distinctly different personalities and policies led to 28 years of bitter political rivalry.

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    As she watched her mother succumb to Alzheimer's and become unreachable, Elisa Segrave went through some old papers and discovered a cache of diaries that revealed a totally different person, living an extraordinary life.

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    In this absorbing new biography Conservative MP Jesse Norman gives us Edmund Burke anew, vividly depicting his dazzling intellect, imagination and empathy against the rich tapestry of 18th century Europe.

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    From the winner of the 2004 Whitbread Biography Award and the Marsh Biography Award John Guy, comes Thomas Becket, a lively and enlightening new book that brings a colossal figure of British history vividly to life.

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    Most people today think of Winston Churchill as simply the wartime British bulldog - a jowly, cigar-chomping old fighter demanding blood, sweat and tears from his nation. But the well-known story of the elder statesman has overshadowed an earlier part of his life that is no less fascinating, and that has never before been fully told.

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    The story of Gabriele D’Annunzio, poet, daredevil – and Fascist.

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    Forrest undercuts the 'Great Man' theory of history to demonstrate that Napoleon was as much a product of his times as he was their creator.

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    Jennifer Kewley Draskau reveals the little-known story of William Christian of Ronaldsway and his shocking execution in a stimulating narrative that explores the traditions of the Isle of Man.

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    In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first woman to take a seat in Parliament. This is her story.

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    The life, fortune and tragedy of the first women to edit a British national newspaper

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    An analysis of the Peron legend.

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    Nicholas Capaldi's traces the ways in which Mill's many endeavours are related and explores the significance of Mill's contribution to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of education.

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    In this biography Ashley Jackson describes the contours of Winston Churchill's remarkable life and political career.

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    Stephen Brumwell's new book focuses on a side of Washington that is often overlooked: the feisty young frontier officer and the tough forty-something commander of the revolutionaries' Continental Army.

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    Muckraker details the tenacity and verve of one of Victorian Britain’s most compelling characters and Britain's first investigative journalist.

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    A Welshman among the English, a nonconformist among Anglicans and a self-made man in the patrician corridors of power, David Lloyd George, the last Liberal Prime Minister of Great Britain, was the ...

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    The classic biography of the Duke of Wellington.

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    John Bew paints a magisterial portrait not only of his subject but the tumultuous times in which he acted.

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    An accessible biography that concentrates on the man rather than the icon.

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    Jad Adams offers a concise and elegant account of Gandhi's life.

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    Pitt the Elder is a masterful portrait of arguably the most powerful minister ever to guide Britain's foreign policy.

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    Godfrey Hodgson traces King's life and career from his birth in Atlanta in 1929, through the campaigns that made possible the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.

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    'Dilly' is the little known story of the man who did more than anyone else to break the German Enigma code, an event key to the allies' ultimate victory in the Second World War.

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    'Rasputin' will fascinate students of pre-revolutionary Russia and anyone intrigued by the challenges thrown up by criminal investigations of the most serious kind

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    George Orwell was an inveterate keeper of diaries. The Orwell Diaries presents eleven of them.

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    Biography of Winston Churchill's Grandmother.

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    Combining sex, romance, family feuds and high politics, If Love Were All... tells a remarkable tale.

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    This book examines the extraordinary evolution of Napoleon's character and the means by which at the age of thirty he became head of the most powerful country in Europe.

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    Brilliantly insightful diaries from a past era.

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    One of the greatest all time diaries

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    The award-winning biography of William Pitt the Younger by William Hague, the youngest leader of the Tory Party since Pitt himself.William Pitt the Younger was one of the most extraordinary figures...

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    Beauty, poetry, love, tragedy and murder. These are all the things associated with Mary, Queen of Scotland that is re-told in a most magnificent manner.

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