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Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century

Hardback, 27/08/2015, £20.00
An alternative exploration of history's most challenging century, from the author of THE KLF, 'a thing of endlessly fascinating, utterly demented genius' GUARDIAN

My History: A Memoir of Growing Up

Hardback, 08/01/2015, £20.00
The childhood and early life memoir of Antonia Fraser, one of our finest narrative historians.

William Tyndale: A Very Brief History

Hardback, 19/10/2017, £12.99
Concise historical introduction to William Tyndale and his continuing influence on the world and how we see it.

Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World, 1918-1923

Hardback, 07/05/2015, £16.99
The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. This book reveals the history of the Irish Revolution, placing Ireland in the global disorder born of the terrible slaughter of total war, and more.

All Things Remembered

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £18.99
Who better to tell the story of the gentrification of a musical genre than the man who started out as Jungle's most streetwise ambassador and went on to collect an MBE from Buckingham Palace?

Six Days of War

7, 03/07/2003, £12.99
In Israel and the West, it is called the Six-Day War, in the Arab world it is known as the June War, or simply as 'The Setback'. Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen and largely unwanted by both sides, so transformed the world. This title explores this event both as a military struggle and as a critical episode in the global Cold War.

Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India

Hardback, 02/03/2017, £20.00
Inglorious Empire tells the real story of the British in India - from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj - revealing how Britain's rise was built upon its plunder of India.

Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade

Paperback, 01/08/2013, £14.99
A vividly readable, powerfully argued revisionist history of the 1960s.

After Ireland: Irish Literature Since 1945 and the Failed Republic

Hardback, 12/10/2017, £25.00
A magisterial survey of the ways in which postwar Irish writers have witnessed the frustration of the promise of Irish independence.

Mao Zedong

Paperback, 25/09/1997, £4.99
Mao Zedong, first chairman of the People's Republic of China, one of the founders of the Chinese Communist Party, and the architect of the Cultural Revolution, was active in Chinese politics for most of his 82 years. This biography examines his life.

History of the Present

7, 19/06/2000, £8.99
Amounting to a history of Central Europe after the collapse of soviet control, Ash joins the East Germans in their decisive vote for unification, visiting the former leader in prison, accompanies the Poles on their roller-coaster ride to democracy, travels through the killing fields of Kosovo and more.

We the People: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Be

Paperback, 28/10/1999, £7.99
On 4 June 1989 the Communist regime in Warsaw collapsed as Solidarity won the election, 12 days later Imre Nagy was buried in Budapest, 31 years after his execution. The Berlin Wall came down and in Prague, Vaclav Havel masterminded the Velvet Revolution. The author was witness to all these events.

Norman Corwin's One World Flight: Lost Journal of Radio's Greatest Wri

Hardback, 08/10/2009, £12.99
During Norman Corwin's travels to 17 countries in 1946, he kept a journal of his personal thoughts and observations. It was put in a drawer where it remained for decades. This book presents his One World travels.

Revolution: A History of England Volume IV

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £10.99
The fourth instalment in Peter Ackroyd's History of England series.

Fishers of Men

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £8.99

Labour and Socialist Movements in Europe Before 1914

Paperback, 17/04/1989, £27.99
An overview of the research on labour and socialist movements before the First World War, focusing on six major countries, namely, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Britain and Russia. This book combines traditional labour history with an evaluation of the rich literature available on 'people's history'.

Lenin Lives!: Reimagining the Russian Revolution 1917-2017

Paperback, 29/09/2017, £9.99
What if history had had a happy ending? To change the future, we need to reimagine the past.

Lenin the Dictator: An Intimate Portrait

Hardback, 09/02/2017, £25.00
A new life of the creator of the world's first communist state

Long Exile: A true story of deception and survival amongst the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic

Paperback, 01/10/2007, £10.99
A chilling true story of deception and survival set amidst the Inuit communities of the Canadian Arctic.

Europe since 1945 : A concise history

Paperback, 17/04/1996, £17.99
Updated to take account of events since 1990, including coverage of the major consequences stemming from the breakup of the Soviet empire, this study is both a chronological and a thematic analysis of European history since 1945.

Diary of an Ordinary Schoolgirl

Hardback, 07/12/2017, £10.99
24 July, SaturdayBought a pair of shorts - white, very short with two pockets. Algebra, 6th = 74%. Latin = 55% Thrilled! Eng Literature, Top = 79% but Lang. 4th = 60%. History top = 85% smashing! French 12th = 61%. Geography, disgusting, 2nd = 67%.

1947: when now begins

Hardback, 20/10/2017, £16.99

Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes

Hardback, 12/03/2015, £18.99
From the bestselling author of 'An English Affair', a dazzlingly original thematic biography which throws fresh light on the greatest economist of the twentieth century.

Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love

Hardback, 18/09/2017, £18.99
A family story of blood and memory and the haunting power of the past.

Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

Hardback, 23/10/2014, £25.00
Boris Johnson brings the legacy of Sir Winston Churchill back to life, to mark the 50th anniversary of his death.

Cromwell at War: The Lord General and His Military Revolution

Hardback, 30/06/2017, £25.00
Oliver Cromwell was arguably the most significant political figure in the early modern history of the British Isles. Yet he was also a military leader, with significant battlefield victories to his credit.

World War I Aviator's Pocket Manual

Hardback, 28/03/2018, £8.99
This pocket manual opens up the world of the Great War aviator, with extracts and images from WWI training manuals for pilots, with modern introductions.

Bohemian Lives: Three Extraordinary Women: Ida Nettleship, Sophie Brzeska and Fernande Olivier

Hardback, 15/06/2017, £18.99
The interweaving lives of Ida John, Sophie Brzeska and Fernande Olivier: three mould-breaking women who forged modern relationships with extraordinary men (writer Augustus John, and artists Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Picasso).

Mao and the Chinese Revolution

Paperback, 05/08/2004, £9.99

All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £10.99
The reformation which engulfed England and Europe in the sixteenth century was one of the most highly-charged, bloody and transformative periods in their history, and has remained one of the most contested. This book explores a turbulent and endlessly fascinating era.

Origins of the Cold War

Paperback, 17/07/2008, £16.99

Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years

Hardback, 19/10/2017, £25.00
Drawing on Nelson Mandela's own unfinished memoir, Dare Not Linger is the remarkable story of his presidency told in his own words and those of distinguished South African writer Mandla Langa

On Practice and Contradiction

Paperback, 05/09/2017, £9.99
The writings that underpinned the Chinese revolution, introduced by Slavoj Zizek.

Frank Dikotter's Mao's Great Famine

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £5.99
Dikotter's 2010 masterpiece catalogues the tragedy and the cover-up of the hideous famine caused by the Great Leap Forward-Mao Zedong's disastrous attempt to jumpstart industrialization in China in the late 1950s.

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Paperback, 02/11/2017, £10.99
A New York Times Bestseller, and a ground-breaking history of the class system in America, which challenges popular myths about equality in the land of opportunity.

Mahmood Mamdani's Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £5.99
In Citizen and Subject, Mahmood Mamdani challenges dominant views of the crisis of postcolonial Africa, particularly that the problems the continent faces are home grown. Citizen and Subject insists that the current crisis is the institutional legacy of colonialism.

Advancing Empire: English Interests and Overseas Expansion, 1613-1688

Paperback, 03/07/2017, £25.99
This book explores seventeenth-century English overseas expansion, offering a unique interpretation of the history of the early modern English Empire.

Cold War: A World History

Hardback, 31/08/2017, £30.00

Dragons: Ten Entrepreneurs Who Built Britain

Paperback, 13/07/2017, £9.99
The inspiring stories of ten great British entrepreneurs from the Elizabethan age to the present - how their genius made Britain great and shaped the global marketplace.

Spycraft Secrets: An Espionage A-Z

Paperback, 01/09/2017, £9.99
Turn these pages and be immersed in the real world of James Bond: assets, black operations, double agents, triple agents ... it's all here.

Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision Helped Francis Bacon to Create Modern Science

Paperback, 02/11/2017, £8.99
The scientific life and times of Sir Francis Bacon

At Her Majesty's Secret Service: The Chiefs of Britain's Intelligence Agency, MI6

Hardback, 30/06/2016, £19.99
The first detailed, in-depth look at the heads of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service. A New, extended edition

Double Cross in Cairo: The True Story of the Spy Who Changed the Tide of War in the Middle East

Hardback, 07/01/2015, £20.00
Using declassified files, Nigel West explores the heroic exploits of one of the Second World War's most closely guarded secrets.

Prince Henry Revived: Image and Exemplarity in Early-modern England

Hardback, 01/12/2007, £30.00
There can be few examples of more intensive fashioning and self-fashioning of a Renaissance figure than that of Price Henry (1594-1612). This collection of essays examines the artisitic and cultural response to Prince Henry of Wales.


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