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Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness

Paperback, 01/01/1993, £17.99
£16.19
An account of the location of black intellectuals in the modern world following the end of racial slavery. The lives and writings of key African Americans such as Martin Delany, W.E.B. Dubois, Frederick Douglas and Richard Wright are examined in the light of their experiences in Europe and Africa.

History of Architecture in 100 Buildings

Hardback, 08/10/2015, £25.00
£22.50
Featuring over 200 photographs, this stunning book by renowned television historian Dan Cruickshank tells the history of architecture through the stories of 100 iconic buildings

Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North

Paperback, 10/08/2017, £8.99
£8.09
A journey of discovery through two millennia of Scandinavia's history, culture and society.

War Stories: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion

Hardback, 21/09/2017, £25.00
£22.50
A uniquely intimate account of ordinary men and women who rose to the challenge of war with acts of great heroism and humanity

Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £11.99
£10.79
A sweeping and vibrant history of Europe and America during the inter-war years, by the acclaimed author of The Vertigo Years.

Lost City of the Monkey God

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £8.99
£8.09
A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A medical mystery. A journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle and a stunning archaeological discovery.

Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

Paperback, 05/10/2017, £14.99
£13.49

God: A Human History

Hardback, 07/11/2017, £18.99
£17.09
In God, Reza Aslan sheds new light on mankind's relationship with the divine and challenges our perspective on faith and the birth of religion.

Hitler's Piano Player: The Rise and Fall of Ernst Hanfstaengl

Paperback, 23/02/2006, £8.99
£8.09
Ernst Hanfstaengl was court jester, pianist, and foreign press chief for Hitler, he even claimed to have devised the chant of Sieg Heil, but when the two men fell out he fled to Britain. This book recounts his remarkable life, through declassified documents, interviews with his family members, and writing by himself.

Turkey: A Short History

Paperback, 10/08/2017, £8.99
£8.09

Red Nile: The Biography of the World's Greatest River

Paperback, 10/04/2014, £10.99
£9.89
A rip-roaring yet intimate biography of the mighty Nile by Robert Twigger, award-winning author of ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS. 'A tour de force' FINANCIAL TIMES.

Masters of the Word:How media shaped History

Paperback, 02/01/2014, £14.99
£13.49
From the author of A Splendid Exchange comes a remarkable history of media - from the alphabet to the internet - that examines how it has shaped human society over millennia.

Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith

Hardback, 01/03/2018, £15.00
£13.50

Arabs: A History - Revised and Updated Edition

Paperback, 01/03/2018, £14.99
£13.49

Civilisation

Paperback, 15/08/2005, £9.99
£8.99
The classic international bestseller -- a marvellously exciting and stimulating look at the emergence and development of Western civilisation

Timbuktu: A Ladybird Expert Book

Hardback, 22/03/2018, £7.99
£7.19

Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Paperback, 02/02/2018, £10.99
£9.89

Africa: A Modern History

Hardback, 05/10/2017, £40.00
£36.00
A revised and updated edition of this magisterial and sweeping history of modern Africa.

Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £16.99
£15.29
Beer has played a pivotal role in history, from the transition to an agarian lifestyle in ancient Mesopotamia to bankrolling Britain's imperialist conquests. Beeronomics tells the story of beer through economics, the innovations it brought, and how its strategic taxation and regulation helped shape the world.

Secret Twenties: British Intelligence, the Russians and the Jazz Age

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £20.00
£18.00
A thrilling true story of espionage and counterespionage between the Soviets and the British during London's Roaring Twenties

Antiques Roadshow: 40 Years of Great Finds

Hardback, 19/10/2017, £20.00
£18.00
A collection of the timeless, the priceless and the unforgettable, this beautiful compendium accompanies the beloved BBC One TV series.

On Writing History from Herodotus to Herodian

Paperback, 07/12/2017, £12.99
£11.69

Future of War: A History

Hardback, 28/09/2017, £25.00
£22.50

Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier

Paperback, 14/12/2015, £13.00
£11.70
In The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier, Duncan Campbell has penetrated the veil of secrecy around this concentration of armed forces on our shores, and shows how wartime US military power in Britain now matches the height of the Cold War, thirty years ago. This is an authorised re-issue of the 1986 version of this book.

Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

Paperback, 08/03/2007, £12.99
£11.69
Essential for students and teachers of classics and classical civilization and for anyone interested in discovering more about the foundations of Western culture, this guide offers over 2,500 A-Z entries on the most significant aspects of the classical world, giving a fascinating insight into the attitudes of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Million Years in a Day

Hardback, 29/01/2015, £14.99
£8.99
A popular history of everyday life and social rituals, from the Stone Age to the phone age, brought to you by the historical consultant for the HORRIBLE HISTORIES TV series.

Witchcraft: a History : the Study of Magic and Necromancy Through the Ages, with 340 Illustrations

Hardback, 01/06/2013, £9.99
£8.99
A detailed historical and anthropological study of the traditions of witchcraft around the world with an in-depth examination of magic and its relationship with religion, from prehistory to the post-modern era.

Rooms with a View: The Secret Life of Great Hotels

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £12.99
£11.69
Incredible, startling and often hilarious tales from the world's best hotels

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

Paperback, 29/01/2018, £12.99
£11.00

Books That Changed History

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £20.00
£14.00

Penguin Book of Modern Speeches

Paperback, 05/10/2017, £14.99
£13.49

History: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 24/02/2000, £7.99
£7.19
An essay about how we study and understand history, this book begins by inviting us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history. It explores the ways these questions have been answered in the past. It also introduces the concepts of causation, interpretation, and periodization, through examples of how historians work.

Sicily: A Short History, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra

Hardback, 07/05/2015, £25.00
£14.99
A colourful and lavishly illustrated history (fifty years in the making) of the Mediterranean's largest and most turbulent island from much-loved historian John Julius Norwich

Christmas:History

Paperback, 30/11/2012, £12.99
£11.69
Covers various themes that contribute to modern Christmas: its Anglo-German origins and the idea of the bourgeois Christmas expressing family virtues; the need for a touchstone with the past in an age of rapid expansion and thus the myth of Merrie England; and the revival of English music: in short, all the elements making up the modern Christmas.

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Paperback, 23/03/2017, £9.99
£8.99
Explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. This book asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers?

Histories of Nations: How Their Identities Were Forged

Paperback, 02/03/2017, £9.99
£8.99
The countries have been selected to represent every continent and every type of state, large and small, and together they make up two-thirds of the world's population. This book is about the modern age.

End of History and the Last Man

Paperback, 04/10/2012, £12.99
£11.69
Boldly outlining the challenges and problems to face modern liberal democracies, the author examines what had just happened and then speculates what was going to come next. He tackles religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war.

Red: A Natural History of the Redhead

Paperback, 02/06/2016, £9.99
£8.99
A captivating history of red hair through the ages, drawing on science, religion, politics, literature and art.

Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century

Paperback, 02/06/2017, £12.99
£11.69
An accessible synthesis of the prescient best seller exploring seventeenth-century catastrophe and the impact of climate change

Vanished Kingdoms: History Of Half-forgotten Europe

Paperback, 04/10/2012, £12.99
£11.69
Europe's history is littered with kingdoms, duchies, empires and republics which have now disappeared but which were once fixtures on the map of their age. What happened to the once-great Mediterranean Empire of Aragon? This title lets you discover the stories of lost realms across the centuries.

Secret Library: A Book-Lovers' Journey Through Curiosities of History

Hardback, 29/09/2016, £12.99
£9.09
An alternative history of Western civilization told through its most emblematic invention, the book. As well as taking in the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, The Secret Library uncovers more neglected works, exploring the intersection between books of all kinds and the history of the Western world.

Atlas of World History 2

Paperback, 29/01/2004, £12.99
£11.69
Part of the "Penguin Atlas of World History" series, which covers events from the French Revolution onwards, this second volume includes events ranging from the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.

Guns, Germs and Steel

Paperback, 25/04/1998, £10.99
£9.89
Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? The author puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians.

 

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