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1947: when now begins

Hardback, 20/10/2017, £16.99

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.

Men Who Stare at Goats

Paperback, 06/11/2009, £8.99
Now a major film staring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey and Goat.

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.

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.

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.

Karl Renner - Austria

Hardback, 10/09/2009, £12.99
Austria is often overlooked as one of the successor states to the Habsburg Empire. The Socialist politician Karl Renner (1870 1950) was prime minister of the government that took power in Vienna after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The author gives an account of Karl Renner's adroit handling of a difficult situation.

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

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.

On Practice and Contradiction

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

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.

1968 in Europe

Paperback, 30/04/2008, £25.00
A concise reference for researchers on the protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s, this book covers the history of the various national protest movements, the transnational aspects of these movements, and the common narratives and cultures of memory surrounding them.

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.

Spirit of '68: Rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976

Paperback, 02/10/2008, £36.49
1968 witnessed a highly unusual sequence of popular rebellions worldwide. Gerd-Rainer Horn offers a fascinating re-assessment of these turbulent times, arguing that 1968 cannot be seen in isolation; it must be viewed in the context of a much larger period of experimentation and revolt.

City of Oranges: An Intimate History of the Arabs and Jews of Jaffa

Hardback, 05/10/2017, £25.00
A new edition of this acclaimed history of Arabs and Jews in Jaffa, with a major new afterword.

Fishers of Men

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £8.99

Combined Operations: A Global History of Amphibious and Airborne Warfare

Paperback, 15/09/2017, £23.95
This compelling book provides the first broad history of the evolution of combined operations since antiquity. Leading scholar Jeremy Black provides a balanced assessment of strategic, operational, and technical developments over time, considering both the potential and limitations of amphibious and airborne warfare-past, present, and future.

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.

State of the Middle East

7, 01/10/2006, £12.99
Provides an understanding the Middle East and its pivotal role in global politics. The author uses his forensic skills to unravel the history of this arena of confrontation and instability. He highlights key issues and maps their global implication to explain why the Middle East has become, and will remain, the focal point for foreign policy.

Mao and the Chinese Revolution

Paperback, 05/08/2004, £9.99

Uncommon Reader: A Life of Edward Garnett

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £30.00
Over a career spanning nearly fifty years Edward Garnett - editor, critic and publisher's reader - would become one of the most influential men in twentieth-century British literature.

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%.

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.

Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire

Paperback, 19/07/2017, £14.99
An entirely new account of the transformation of the imperial order after World War I, recovering the crucial role of the League of Nations in setting up international governance of colonial territories seized from the defeated powers, and showing how the actions of the League shaped the modern world of nation states.

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.

Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote

Hardback, 11/01/2018, £20.00
Set against the colourful background of the entire campaign for women to win the vote, Hearts and Minds tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the suffragists' march on London.

Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Paperback, 29/01/2018, £9.99

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).

Monk of Mokha

Hardback, 25/01/2018, £18.99

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.

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.

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

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'.

Revolution: A History of England Volume IV

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

Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine

Hardback, 07/11/2017, £16.99
The true history of the imperial deal that transformed the Middle East and sealed the fate of Palestine

Exiles and Expatriates in the History of Knowledge, 1500-2000

Paperback, 07/03/2017, £39.00
The impact of intellectual diasporas

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.

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.


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