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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.

Margaret Thatcher's Revolution

Paperback, 19/09/2006, £9.99
Puts forward the premise that during the Margaret Thatcher premiership Britain came to be greatly transformed, mostly for the better and mostly by Britain pulling herself up by her own bootstraps. This edition includes an introductory essay situating Margaret Thatcher as a statesman in an historical perspective.

Italy, the enduring Culture

7, 15/12/2005, £8.99
Exploring the age-old culture of death in Sicily in the light of Mafia killings of public figures and aspects of Italian society and culture, this book also considers, in the context of Italian emigration, what qualities of "Italianness" survive in the espresso bars, luxury goods and musical culture of these far-flung Italian communities.

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.

Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle and the Men Who Flew Her

Hardback, 10/03/2016, £18.99
On 12th April 1981 a revolutionary new spacecraft blasted off from Florida on her maiden flight. NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia was the most advanced flying machine ever built - the high watermark of post-war aviation development. Drawing on interviews with astronauts and engineers, the author pieces together the untold story of the mission.

Working Lives

Paperback, 18/07/2013, £12.99

Empire of Secrets

Hardback, 31/01/2013, £25.00
The winner of the 2013 Longman-History Today Book Prize is the gripping and largely untold story of the role of the intelligence services in Britain's retreat from empire.

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.

Contemporary France (O/P)

Paperback, 26/10/1993, £18.99
Examines the complexity and uniqueness of the French nation. The individuality of the French identiy and geography is emphasized with recognition given to the influence of global, social and political trends on the functioning of French society. Much information comes from the 1990 French census.

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.

1947: when now begins

Hardback, 20/10/2017, £16.99

Israel's Wars : A History Since 1947

Paperback, 02/12/2009, £15.99
Offers an insight into the turbulent history of Israel, a troubled country, with maps and photographs.

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.

Forgotten Land

Hardback, 03/06/2011, £20.00
In his most personal book yet, Max Egremont explores a once-thriving and beautiful land that now lives only in history and myth

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.


Hardback, 23/05/2013, £20.00
A gripping biography of six extraordinary women who, in their very different ways, epitomise the decade they came of age - the 1920s

Day Parliament Burned Down

Hardback, 09/08/2012, £18.99
The thrilling but largely unknown story of the day in 1834 that the 800 year-old Houses of Parliament burned down - an event that was as shocking and significant to contemporaries as the death of Princess Diana was to us at the end of the 20th century.

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.

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.

Anti-Christ's Lewd Hat: Protestants, Papists and Players in Post-Reformation England

Hardback, 08/01/2002, £40.00
Short, cheap pamphlets were a common sight in early modern England. This work examines how different sections of 16th- and early-17th-century England - Protestant, Puritan and Catholic, the press and the popular stage - sought to enlist these pamphlets for their own purposes.

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

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

Oxford Dictionary of Contemporary World History

Paperback, 10/01/2008, £11.99
This authoritative dictionary includes country entries for every country in the world, with maps and historical summaries, as well as coverage of military conflict, major world events, and key political and cultural figures. Essential reference for all with an interest in history and current affairs.

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.

France in the New Century

7, 25/05/2000, £10.99
Presenting a portrait of changes in French society since 1945, with the accent on the France of the mid-1990s, this book's main focus is on society, culture and the economy, but space is also given to politics.

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.

South!:The story of Shakleton's last expedition 1914-1917

Paperback, 01/07/2010, £9.99
ERNEST SHACKLETON sailed to the South Pole as the First World War broke out in Europe, intent on making the first ever trans-Antarctic crossing.

Kent Airfields Remembered

Paperback, 29/09/1990, £14.95

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.

Inconvenient People; Lunacy, Liberty, And The Mad-doctors In Victorian England

Hardback, 04/10/2012, £20.00
Uncovers twelve stories, untold for over a century, which reveal the darker side of the Victorian upper and middle classes - their sexuality, fears of inherited madness, financial greed and fraudulence - and chillingly evoke the black motives at the heart of the phenomenon of the 'inconvenient person'.

Bang!: History of Britain in the 1980s

Hardback, 01/01/2013, £25.00
'Graham Stewart has done a terrific job. His book brings the decade vividly to life and convincingly places it in perspective... Excellent' Toby Young, Mail on Sunday
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