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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.

French Art of War

Paperback, 02/11/2017, £10.99
Angry, dazzling and humane, The French Art of War is the Goncourt-winning novel about the intervals of peace and the moments of unspeakable savagery in French wars spanning half the world and half a century.

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.

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.

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?

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.

To the Edge of the World: The Story of the Trans-Siberian Railway

Paperback, 06/11/2014, £11.99
The epic story of the world's longest and greatest railway, as told by Britain's bestselling transport historian.

Fez of the Heart: Travels Through Turkey in Search of a Hat

Paperback, 12/01/1996, £11.99
This is Jeremy Seal's quest, by means of a fez, for the heart of a country culturally and spiritually at odds with herself. The fez's opposing associations - both revered Eastern-Islamic headdress and banal tourist souvenir - exactly reflects Turkey's cultural faultline.

Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and Its Unquiet Legacy

Hardback, 03/05/2016, £30.00
A searing, kaleidoscopic portrait of Bangladesh from the 1947 Partition to the present

Offence: The Hindu Case

Hardback, 01/12/2009, £15.00
To many outside India, Hinduism is envisioned as the foundation of an ideal, all-embracing society. Yet this is far from the truth. This work documents how Hindu fundamentalists have succeeded in censoring and banning many cultural works, tampered with university teaching, and prevented academics from continuing in their jobs.

Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War

Hardback, 05/04/2018, £25.00
With Britain's empire collapsing and Stalin ascendent, U.S. officials set out to reconstruct Western Europe as a bulwark against communist authoritariansim. This is the story of the Marshall Plan and the birth of the Cold War: a gripping account of the seminal episodes marking the post-WWII collapse of U.S.-Soviet relations.

Zinoviev Letter: The Conspiracy that Never Dies

Hardback, 28/08/2018, £25.00
In 1998, Chief Historian of the Foreign Office Gill Bennett was commissioned by Foreign Secretary Robin Cook to get to the bottom of a mystery that had haunted the Labour Party - and British politics more generally - for over seventy years. This is the story of what she discovered.

Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain

Hardback, 19/07/2018, £20.00
A compelling history of women in seventeenth century espionage, telling the forgotten tales of women from all walks of life who acted as spies in early modern Britain. Nadine Akkerman has immersed herself in archives and letter collections, acting as a modern-day Spymistress to unearth plots and conspiracies that have long been hidden by history.

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the World of Elizabethan Art: Painting and Patronage at the Court of Elizabeth I

Hardback, 03/10/2014, £40.00
Presents the survey of aristocratic art-collecting and patronage in Elizabethan England, as seen through the activities of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (ca. 1532-1588).

History of Southern Africa

Paperback, 12/09/2018, £19.99

Scramble for Africa

Paperback, 15/09/1987, £27.99
The extended plan of the series is designed in response to the changing trends in history examinations at 18 plus, which now demand the study of documentary sources and the testing of historical skills. Each volume, similar in format to the earlier books in the series, concentrates on a particular topic within a narrower time span.

Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age

Hardback, 07/06/2018, £25.00
The definitive history of the Opium War between Britain and China in the nineteenth century, by an award-winning historian.

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.


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