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The Romanovs - Ruling Russia 1613-1917

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by Lindsey Hughes
This book presents a vivid and original portrait of the entire Romanov family, who shaped Russian history and politics for three centuries and whose legacy still sparks the public's imagination. For 300 years the history of Russia was inextricably linked to that of one family: The Romanovs. Claiming a divine right to reign and tracing the family line back to Peter the Great they shaped the history of Russia...
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Striking a Light

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by Raw Louise
This is the story of one of the most important strikes in labour history revealing the significance and truth of what actually happened. In July 1888, fourteen hundred women and girls employed by the matchmakers Bryant and May walked out of their East End factory and into the history books. Louise Raw gives us a challenging new interpretation of events proving that the women themselves, not celebrity social...
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Theatreland - A Journey Through the Heart of London's Theatre

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by Paul Ibell
Paul Ibell's "Theatreland" combines historical narrative with a unique exploration of how London's theatre works today. Covering the five centuries from Shakespeare's Bankside playhouses to today's West End, Paul Ibell's "Theatreland" explores the history and current state of the London stage, taking the reader through the streets, squares and alleyways of the theatre capital of the world.London's theatre d...
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A Pilgrim in Spain

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by Christopher Howse
Christopher Howse has spent more than two decades exploring Spain. For him, its centuries-old cathedrals, monasteries and shrines demand pilgrimage more than tourism. In a journey across the Castilian interior he follows in the footsteps of El Cid and St Dominic, examines St Teresa's arm, samples the legacy of the Cardinal who invaded Africa, finds the spot where St John of the Cross escaped from prison, an...
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The English Coast, A History

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by Peter Murphy
This is a study of how the coastline of Britain has changed and interacted with mankind over the centuries. Economic and social factors are explored as well as the problems of climate change and what may be in store for us in the future.This book examines the interaction between people and the coast of England. It spans from 700,000 years ago, and the earliest evidence of humans in this remote corner of nor...
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Myths of the Pagan North

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by Abram/2
This is an engaging account of the world of the Vikings and their gods. As the Vikings began to migrate overseas as raiders or settlers in the late eighth century, there is evidence that this new way of life, centred on warfare, commerce and exploration, brought with it a warrior ethos that gradually became codified in the Viking myths, notably in the cult of Odin, the god of war, magic and poetry, and chie...
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History of England

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by Macaulay
This book presents an accessible introduction to Maculey's major work with a masterly introduction by John Burrow. Thomas Babington Macaulay's "History of England from the Accession of James II" was his masterwork and one of the great enduring classics of English historical writing. The first two volumes were published in 1848 and achieved a huge success. They were published in numerous editions both in Gre...
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Great British Weather Disasters

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by PHILIP EDEN
Weather correspondent Philip Eden has written a fascinating book, balancing just the right amount of science with illustrations and practical language. He asks and answers some difficult questions that must be discussed. Disaster books traditionally feed on hype, sensationalism and bad science. Eden manages to redress the balance. What then is the place of weather disasters in our climate? Are they freaks o...
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History of the Conquest of Mexico

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by William Prescott
J.H. Elliott sets Prescott's work against the background of the growth of historical research. This book contains a substantial extract from William H. Prescott's major work "A History of the Conquest of Mexico". Prescott lived from 1796-1859 and his book was a pioneering view of the Aztec civilisation. The country of the ancient Mexicans or Aztecs, as they were known, formed but a very small part of the ex...
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Nazarbayev and the Making of Kazakhstan

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by Jonathan Aitken
Jonathan Aitken skilfully analyses the country's achievements in all its complexity to explain Kazakhstan and Nazarbayev's emergence on the international stage. Kazakhstan is colossal in size, complicated in its history, colourful in its culture and is a nation state that most outsiders know little of. Much of the existing narrative revolves around the country's first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. But hi...
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Race for the South Pole

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by Roland Huntford
Race for the South Pole brings together, for the first time, the expedition diaries of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen – the two men who “raced” over the Antarctic wastes in 1910. Roland Huntford weaves the narrative of events together from the protagonists’ accounts of their fate as it unfolded before them. Also included in the book, which has been published to coincide with the centenary of...
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Medieval Intrigue, Decoding Royal Conspiracies

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by Ian Mortimer
Ian Mortimer considers some of the key questions in Medieval history and rethinks the nature of historical evidence. In this important new work Ian Mortimer examines some of the most controversial questions in medieval history, including whether Edward II was murdered, his possible later life in Italy, the weakness of the Lancastrian claim to the throne in 1399, and the origins of the idea of the royal pret...
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The Extra Mile

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by Peter Stanford
The Extra Mile is a modern-day pilgrimage around some of the most ancient religious sites in Britain. Peter Stanford assesses the essential spirituality of an age often described as secular and sceptical. Do the present-day pilgrims he meets en route go simply in search of history, or does their journey have another significance rooted in the unholy times in which we live now? Are their numbers growing as m...
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Carlyle's French Revolution

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by Scurr/1
Ruth Scurr offers a substantial introduction to Carlyle and his masterwork, followed by a series of carefully selected extracts. In 1837 Thomas Carlyle published his two-volume work "The French Revolution: A History" and overnight became a celebrity. The work was filled with a passionate intensity, hitherto unknown in historical writing. In a politically charged Europe, filled with fears and hopes of revolu...
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Antarctic Destinies -Scott, Shackleton and the Changing Face of Heroi

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by Stephanie Barczewski
Presenting a study of the Antarctic explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton as well as their most heroic expeditions, the author looks in detail at just how and why their individual reputations have evolved over the course of the last century. This book covers the two most famous expeditions of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition of 1910-12 and Er...
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Becoming A Tour Guide

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by Verite Reilly Collins
"Becoming a Tour Guide" provides valuable guidance in establishing a career path in the industry. Packed with practical tips, useful advice and real-life case studies drawn from all the different areas of the industry, it tells you which jobs are most suited to your skills, how to develop those skills further, where to look for jobs and training and how to further your career once you've begun work. It fini...
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