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The History Of British Cycle Racing

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by CHRIS SIDWELLS
British cycling is the best in the world: Chris Froome won the Tour de France in 2013 and 2015; Mark Cavendish won the World Road Race Championship; and Sir Bradley Wiggins set a new one-hour track cycling world record. All this has happened since Wiggins won the 2012 Tour de France and, 10 days later, won Olympic Games gold in the time trial, to say nothing of another display of Olympic Velodrome dominatio...
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The Shakespeare Treasury

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by Alexander, Catherine M. S.
The Shakespeare Treasury is a fascinating collection of facts on Britain's greatest playwright and insights into the enduring popularity of his work. Delving into the inspirations behind his masterworks and the influences of generations of performers, it reveals the incredible variety of ways Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for stage and screen. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death, this q...
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Victoria - A Celebration

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by DEBORAH JAFFE
Queen of Great Britain and ruler of an empire on which the sun never set, Victoria gave her name to an age that came to represent progress, expansion and industrialization. She ruled for an unprecedented 64 years, coming to the throne in 1837 at the young age of 19 and dying in 1901. This book is an illuminating and incisive overview of Victoria's life and reign, revealing her happy marriage to Prince Alber...
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The Royal Navy

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by Thompson, Julian
This book examines how the Royal Navy protected our shores and wider interests through the First World War and the one that was to follow, from the northern patrol lifelines of the Atlantic, Arctic and Mediterranean convoys and increasingly sophisticated amphibious operations that would mark it out in the Second. The book ends with chapters on The Falklands War and Royal Navy's anti-piracy role and involvem...
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The Somme & Verdun

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by Thompson, Julian
Verdun and the Somme were two of the most cataclysmic battles of the First World War on the Western Front. The carnage on that front in 1916 was unprecedented for all sides, and had a profound effect on the eventual outcome of the war. On the first day of the Somme, Britain and her Commonwealth suffered almost 60,000 casualties, the worst day's loss in British military history. Many people think of the batt...
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The Peter & Dan Snow's Treasures of British History

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by Peter Snow, Dan Snow
Take a spirited tour of British history, as told through 50 key documents. From the Magna Carta to Hitler's letter to Chamberlain agreeing never to go to war, these 50 documents capture some of the most significant moments in English history.
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Jack the Ripper

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by Jones, Richard
Jack the Ripper is an invaluable survey of crimes that have haunted the world's imagination since his murderous reign drew to a close in 1888. Exploring the social context of the crimes, it includes facsimiles of documents such as police reports, letters purporting to be from Jack the Ripper, and newspaper clippings. Putting these directly into the hands of readers enables them to become detectives-sifting ...
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The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The Case Notes

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by Jessup, Joel
Written by his trusted friend and companion, Dr John Watson, The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The Case Notes chronicles nine of the most fascinating cases solved by the world's most famous detective. Based on the many notes and evidence gathered during the course of Sherlock Holmes's investigations, this fantastic collection is painstakingly presented as a scrapbook by Dr Watson. In these pages, you'll discov...
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Story of Israel

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by MARTIN GILBERT
Just over 100 years ago, Theodor Herzl launched the Zionist Movement. They called for a Jewish State in their ancestral land, Palestine. Fifty years later, the State of Israel came into being. Israel was established so that Jews anywhere in the world could have a homeland of their own. After independence, that process began with the ingathering of three quarters of a million Jews from Arab lands. As Communi...
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Mapping the World: The Story of Cartography

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by Beau Riffenburgh
Mapping the World takes you on a journey through the history of cartography and is essentially a history of the world and how its territories were discovered and explored. Maps have been an integral part of the way humans have lived for approximately 8,000 years. The first accurate maps were produced in Ancient Babylonia. The earliest world map is the Babylonian World Map, which is symbolic and not an exact...
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The Holocaust

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by N/A
The Holocaust was the systematic murder of Europe's Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War. An understanding of the historical circumstances that fed the Holocaust remains the essential means of making sense of the inexplicable crimes that occurred. This commemorative volume describes Jewish life before the spread of Nazism in Europe and Nazi ideologies. The author discusses t...
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The Second World War, the Complete Illustrated History

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by Overy, Richard
This major work covers the whole six-year global conflagration that shattered and then re-shaped the world. From the German blitzkrieg against Poland in September 1939, to the surrender of Japan following the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki almost exactly six years later. After a seemingly endless run of Axis victories - the fall of France, the surrender of Singapore, and the Russian with...
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D-Day Remembered: From the Invasion to the Liberation of Paris

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by Holmes, Richard
D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history, took place on 6 June 1944. The subsequent battle of Normandy involved over a million men, and helped seal the fate of The Third Reich. This is a graphic account of the planning and execution of Operation Overlord, as well as the campaign that effectively destroyed the German forces in France, opening the way for the Allied advance. Filled with information o...
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First World War In 100 Objects

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by NOT KNOWN
The First World War was one of the seminal events in world history. The First World War in 100 Objects offers a unique perspective on the world's first truly global conflict. It traces its history through the examination of iconic items like the Zeppelin, the gas mask and Winston Churchill's Cigar, to personal objects which tell the poignant stories of individuals and official documents, medals and badges. ...
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Second World War In 100 Objects

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by NOT KNOWN
The Second World War was a seminal event in world history. The story of its battles and key events is a familiar one, but The Second World War in 100 Objects offers a unique perspective on this global phenomenon by tracing its history through its objects, such as iconic items like the British Spitfire, the George Cross and Adolf Hitler's personal revolver, to personal objects which tell the poignant stories...
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Battle Of Britain 75th Anniversary

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by NOT KNOWN
On 18th June 1940, Churchill declared in the House of Commons - "The Battle of France is over...the Battle for Britain is about to begin". With the fall of France, Great Britain was Hitler's last remaining stepping-stone to European domination. In July, Hitler told his commanders to prepare for the invasion of England. To do this they would have to destroy the RAF - Britain's last line of defence. As such, ...
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IWM First World War Remembered: In Association with Imperial War Museums

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by Sheffield, Gary
The First World War was one of the seminal events of the twentieth century. The savagery of the fighting, the appalling conditions endured by the soldiers, and the sheer scale of the carnage have seared images of the War into the public memory: trenches, barbed wire, machine guns, artillery, and enormous cemeteries. Millions of men fought in the trenches, many died, and many more were maimed in mind or body...
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A Reader's Guide To Writers' Britain

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by Sally Varlow
Tours the places that capture the minds of our most enduring and popular literary figures and the landscapes in whic their characters walked. Both a wonderful bedside companion and essential travel guide, this book is filled with over 600 pictures, maps and a gazetteer of museums and house open to the public.
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A Game of Polo With a Headless Goat

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by Emma Levine
During a seven-year journey around India, Emma Levine heard about the wonderful game of buzkashi, a kind of anarchic rugby on horseback where teams of men wrestle and race to grab a headless goat and propel it towards goal. This sparked a desire to explore Asia's unique traditional sports. "A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat" is Emma Levine's absorbing account of her epic adventure, which took her from cam...
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Titanic: The Legend of the Unsinkable Ship, Centenary Edition

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by Riffenburgh Beau
It was hailed as "unsinkable", the biggest ship in the world, the ultimate in seafaring luxury. Yet within five days of setting off from Southampton on its maiden voyage, Titanic had sunk to the bottom of the sea with the loss of over 1,500 lives. A century on, the fate of the Titanic remains the worst disaster in seafaring history. Dozens of books have charted the all-too-short life of Titanic but this is ...
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