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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Major & Mrs Holt's Map

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by Holt, Tonie
D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy in a series of Major & Mrs Holt’s Battle Maps from T V Holt Associates covering the main battlefields of the two World Wars. Present day road network is overprinted with extensive information about the landings.
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The Great Cities in History

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by John Julius Norwich
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month July 2016 From the origins of urbanization in Mesopotamia to the global metropolises of today, great cities have marked the development of human civilization. The Great Cities in History tells their stories, from Uruk and Memphis to Tokyo and Sao Paulo. A galaxy of distinguished contributors evoke the character of each place - its people, its art and...
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A Woman in Berlin

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by Anonymous
A Woman in Berlin is a harrowing and moving account of Berlin in the final days of war: it is the diary of an anonymous woman attempting to navigate the chaos and horrors of the 8-week period from April 1945 when Berlin fell to Russian troops.
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A Line in the Sand

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by James Barr
In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; Francois Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions that threatened to engulf the Entente Cordiale, drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier. Territory north of that st...
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The Hare With The Amber Eyes

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by Edmund De Waal
When potter Edmund de Waal first came across the 264 minute wood and ivory carvings in the Tokyo apartment of his great uncle Iggie, he was entranced. Later, when Edmund inherited the 'netsuke' carvings, they unlocked a story far larger than he could ever have imagined...
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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

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by Peter Frankopan
For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west- in the New World of the Americas. Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure. Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to dominate global politics, commerce and culture. A major reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is...
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Germany: The Memories of a Nation

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by Neil MacGregor
For the past 140 years, Germany has been the central power in continental Europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people now understand themselves?
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Man's Search for Meaning: The Classic Tribute to Hope from the Holocaust

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by Frankl, Viktor E.
A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in a...
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Empire of the Mind - A History of Iran

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by Michael Axworthy
From the time of the prophet Zoroaster, to the powerful ancient Persian Empires, to the revolution of 1979, the hostage crisis and current president Mahmud Ahmadinejad – a controversial figure within as well as outside the country – Michael Axworthy produces an account of Iran’s past. He explains clearly and carefully both the complex succession of dynasties that ruled ancient Iran and the surprising ethnic...
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Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Colombia

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by Tom Feiling
For decades, Colombia was the 'narcostate'. Now it's seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. Where does the truth lie? How did a land likened to paradise by the first conquistadores become a byword for hell on earth? And how is it rebuilding itself after decades of violence?
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Germania

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by Simon Winder
Germania is a very personal guide to the Germany that Simon Winder loves. Equally passionate about the region's history, folklore, cuisine, architecture and landscape, Winder describes Germany's past afresh - and in doing so sees a country much like our own: Protestant, aggressive and committed to eating some very strange food. This accessible, enthusiastic and startlingly vivid account is a brilliant intro...
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Paradise Lost. Smyrna 1922

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by Giles Milton
Paradise Lost is a history of the great fire of Smyrna in 1922, by bestselling non-fiction author Giles Milton. A consequence of the latter days of Greco-Turkish War, the fire decimated much of the port city of Smyrna, modern day Izmir, causing death and destruction, and forcing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee. Above all Milton’s book has been noted for celebrating the heroism of individuals who ...
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A History of the World in Twelve Maps

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by Jerry Brotton
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, maps of the world are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age.
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I Never Knew That About London

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by Christopher Winn
Travelling through the villages and districts that make up arguably the capital of the world, Christopher Winn’s “I Never Knew That About London” takes us on a captivating journey around London to unearth the hidden gems of legends, firsts, inventions, adventures and birthplaces that shape the city’s compelling, and at times, turbulent past.
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The Railways: Nation, Network and People

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by Simon Bradley
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month October 2016 Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network also exerts a fascination all its own. From the classical grandeur of Ne...
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The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe

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by Graham Robb
Graham Robb's new book will change the way you see European civilization. Inspired by a chance discovery, Robb became fascinated with the world of the Celts: their gods, their art, and, most of all, their sophisticated knowledge of science.
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The Quotable Winston Churchill: A Collection of Wit and Wisdom

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by Running Press
A tiny little gem of a book, only 7 x 8.5cm but 2cm thick, “The Quotable Winston Churchill: A Collection of Wit and Wisdom” contains many of Churchill’s inspirational quotes and excerpts from some of his most famous speeches. Arranged by subjects; life, war, his contemporaries, etc, each quote is presented on its own page, although it seems a pity not to have them dated. But the book does give the dates of ...
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Big Ideas in Brief: 200 World-changing Concepts Explained in an Instant

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by Ian Crofton
Big Ideas in Brief provides an accessible and easily understood tour of 200 key concepts that really matter. The ideas covered come from a wide range of subjects - Philosophy, Religion, Science, Politics, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and the Arts. A series of short and lively articles accompanied by 100 illustrations, introduce a host of diverse topics, from Existentialism to Expressio...
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Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide: Facsimile of the 1913 edition

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by George Bradshaw
Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide, once an indispensible tool for anyone planning to explore the Continent and now used in the BBC TV series, provides a fascinating glimpse of Europe soon to be convulsed by the First World War and emerge with many of its international borders changed by the conflict
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The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia

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by Peter Hopkirk
Peter Hopkirk's "The Great Game" tells the history of the decades-long struggle for Central Asia in the 1800’s. For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth - Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia - fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it "The Great Game", a phrase immortalized in Kipling’s "Kim".
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