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 History

A harrowing true story of the modern Ku Klux Klan and an act of grace that shook a community in the Deep South.The true events that inspired the film, with a foreword by writer/director Andrew HecklerIn 1996, the town of Laurens, South Carolina, was thrust into the international spotlight wh... read more

Burden

Throughout history the English have been a warlike lot. Often we fight among ourselves - there have been a good few civil wars - and when we were not slaughtering each other, we practiced on our neighbours, the Scots,... read more

The Beastly Battles of Old England - The Misguided Manoeuvres of the British at War

Almost two million volunteers served the Indian army in the Great War, always under British regimental officers, high commanders and staff. 150,000 of them were long-serving pre-war profession... read more

The Indian Empire at War - From Jihad to Victory, the Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War

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 History

'Fascinating...sumptuously produced with lots of full-colour images, is a kind of potted treasury of cartographical history that gleams with pieces-of-eight-like snippets of information...this is an enthralling book, and joins the likes of Simon Garf... read more

Theatre of the World - The Maps That Made History

'Such a brilliant idea! Drilling down into Victoria's diaries Worsley gives us Victoria in all her infinite variety - queen and mother, matriarch and minx...I loved it.' Daisy Goodwin, author, and creator of ITV's Victoria 'The glory of this book is in... read more

Queen Victoria - Daughter, Wife, Mother and Widow

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 History

A dramatic and revelatory new account of the final days in Hitler's bunker, based on new access to previously unseen Soviet archives. After two years of nonstop negotiations with the Russian authorities, Jean-Christophe Brisard and Lana Parshina were granted access to secret fi... read more

The Death of Hitler

'They have left here today!' he calls to the others. When King puts his hand down above the ashes of the fire, it is to find it still hot. There is even a tiny flame flickering from the end of one log. They must have left... read more

Burke and Wills - The Triumph and Tragedy of Australia's Most Famous Explorers

NEW 6TH EDITION NOW AVAILABLE This Fifth Editon of the highly successful guide to arab society - published in line with the Arab Spring. The perfect introduction to contemporary Arab culture for those who want to understand today's ... read more

Understanding Arabs, 6th Edition - A Contemporary Guide to Arab Society

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 History

Viceroys is the story of the British aristocracy sent to govern India during the reigns of five British monarchs. It is also the story of how the modern British identity was established. British history from the Hundred Years War onwards gives an impression of ... read more

Viceroys: The Creation of the British

How did we find ourselves in a "post-truth" world of "alternative facts"? And can we get out of it? A Short History of Truth sets out to answer these questions by looking at the complex history of truth and falsehood. It identifies ten types... read more

A Short History of Truth - Consolations for a Post-Truth World

In the decades since the end of World War II, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy and free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the 21st century--first, the 2003 ... read more

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times - A History of Now

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 History

'Jeremy Black skilfully sketches social, cultural and political trends' - Christina Hardyment, Times audiobook of the week
'A remarkable mixture of cold history, wide culture and personal experience' Ciro Paoletti, Secretary General of the Italian Commission of Milit... read more

A Brief History of Italy