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The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest

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by Thorpe, Nick
The magnificent Danube both cuts across and connects central Europe, flowing through and alongside ten countries: Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Travelling its full length from east to west, against the river's flow, Nick Thorpe embarks on an inspiring year-long journey that leads to a new perspective on Europe today. Thorpe's account is persona...
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The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia

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by Hayton, Bill
China's rise has upset the global balance of power, and the first place to feel the strain is Beijing's back yard: the South China Sea. For decades tensions have smoldered in the region, but today the threat of a direct confrontation among superpowers grows ever more likely. This important book is the first to make clear sense of the South Sea disputes. Bill Hayton, a journalist with extensive experience in...
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Vietnam - Rising Dragon

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by Hayton
The eyes of the West have recently been trained on China and India, but Vietnam is rising fast among its Asian peers. A breathtaking period of social change has seen foreign investment bringing capitalism flooding into its nominally communist society, booming cities swallowing up smaller villages, and the lure of modern living tugging at the traditional networks of family and community. Yet beneath these sw...
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The Story of Greece and Rome

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by Spawforth, Tony
The extraordinary story of the intermingled civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, spanning more than six millennia from the late Bronze Age to the seventh century
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City Unseen: New Visions of an Urban Planet

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by Seto, Karen C.
Stunning satellite images of one hundred cities show our urbanizing planet in a new light to reveal the fragile relationship between humanity and Earth
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Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires, and the Conflict That Made the Modern World

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by Lambert, Andrew
One of the most eminent historians of our age investigates the extraordinary success of five small maritime states Andrew Lambert, author of The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812--winner of the prestigious Anderson Medal--turns his attention to Athens, Carthage, Venice, the Dutch Republic, and Britain, examining how their identities as "seapowers" informed their actions and ena...
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One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

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by Ashton, Rosemary
A unique, colorful view of Victorian London when residents both famous and now-forgotten endured "the Great Stink" across one hot summer While 1858 in London may have been noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled Thames River, the year is otherwise little remembered. And yet, historian Rosemary Ashton reveals in this compelling microhistory, 1858 was marked by...
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The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn

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by Willes, Margaret
An intimate portrait of two pivotal Restoration figures during one of the most dramatic periods of English history Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn are two of the most celebrated English diarists. They were also extraordinary men and close friends. This first full portrait of that friendship transforms our understanding of their times. Pepys was earthy and shrewd, while Evelyn was a genteel aesthete, but b...
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Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization

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by Fagan, Brian
Humanity's last major source of food from the wild, and how it enabled and shaped the growth of civilization In this history of fishing--not as sport but as sustenance--archaeologist and best-selling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked element in the growth of civilization. It sustainably provided enough food to allow cities, nations, and empires to grow, but i...
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Mussolini and Hitler: The Forging of the Fascist Alliance

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by Goeschel, Christian
A fresh treatment of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, revealing the close ties between Mussolini and Hitler and their regimes From 1934 until 1944 Mussolini met Hitler numerous times, and the two developed a relationship that deeply affected both countries. While Germany is generally regarded as the senior power, Christian Goeschel demonstrates just how much history has underrepresented Mussolini's influe...
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Madrid: A Literary Guide for Travellers

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by Stewart, Jules
Madrid has now overtaken Barcelona to become Spain's most visited and popular city. Its literary tradition has always been deeply ingrained in the city's history and poets and writers continue to hold court in the city's literary salons. Jules Stewart guides the reader on a colourful journey through more than 400 years of literary and intellectual life, centred mostly in the Barrio de las Letras, and brings...
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Barcelona: A Literary Guide for Travellers

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by Gonzalez, Mike
"Barcelona is a fountain of courtesy, shelter of strangers...land of the valiant, avenger of the offended, reciprocator of firm friendship, a city unique in its location and beauty." Don Quixote
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Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion

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by Elliott, John H.
A landmark account that reveals the long history behind the current Catalan and Scottish independence movements A distinguished historian of Spain and Europe provides an enlightening account of the development of nationalist and separatist movements in contemporary Catalonia and Scotland. This first sustained comparative study uncovers the similarities and the contrasts between the Scottish and Catalan ex...
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Iran: A Modern History

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by Amanat, Abbas
A masterfully researched and compelling history of Iran from 1501 to 2009 This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. The book covers the complex history of the diverse societies and economies o...
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The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East

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by Phillips, Christopher
An unprecedented analysis of the crucial but underexplored roles the United States and other nations have played in shaping Syria's ongoing civil war
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A Little History of the World

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by E. H. Gombrich
“A Little History of the World” presents Ernst Gombrich’s lively and involving history to English-language readers for the first time. In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no respect of a job, the twenty-six-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and “Eine kurz Weltgeschichte für jinge Le...
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The Persians

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by Katouzian/1
In recent years, Iran has gained attention mostly for negative reasons - for its authoritarian religious government, disputed nuclear programme, and controversial role in the Middle East - but there is much more to the story of this ancient land than can be gleaned from the news. This authoritative and comprehensive history of Iran, written by Homa Katouzian, an acclaimed expert, covers the entire history o...
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A Little Book of Language

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by David Crystal
In this witty and informative book, expert linguist David Crystal explores the origins, the present use and the future of language. Delivered with humour and dotted with diagram and quizzes, this is an entertaining study of the use of language and words worldwide; from the first word a baby speaks or that was ever written to the birth of obscure dialect and the development of unique linguistic styles, to t...
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A Little History of the World

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by Gombrich, E. H.
Now available in paperback, a glorious illustrated edition of the international bestseller
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Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth

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by Jackson, Lee
In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a risi...
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