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Rise of Italian Fascism

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The Rise of Italian Fascism

Author: Andrew Boxer
Publication Date: 20 March 2000

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Part of the Questions in History series for A Level History. A survey of Mussolini's early political career, Italian politics, and the Facist seizure of power up to 1925.

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Borgias

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The Borgias

Author: Christopher Hibbert
Publication Date: 7 July 2011

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The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI, was the central figure of the dynasty. This title presents a portrait the Borgia family.

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Forever in the Shadow of Hitler?

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Forever in the Shadow of Hitler?

Author: James Knowlton
Publication Date: 5 May 1993

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This work offers an English translation of primary documents that contributed to a debate in Germany in 1987 before the General Election in the Federal Republic on the need to reassess the historical interpretation of the Holocaust and the legacy of the Third Reich.

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To the Bitter End

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To the Bitter End
The Diaries of Victor Klemperer, 1942-45
v. 2 - To the Bitter End, 1942-45

Author: Victor Klemperer
Publication Date: 3 August 2000

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This second volume of Victor Klemperer's diary covers the period from the beginning of the Holocaust to the end of the war, telling the story of Klemperer's increasing isolation, his near miraculous survival, and his growing awareness of the Holocaust as his friends and associates disappeared.

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Monuments Men

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The Monuments Men
Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Author: Robert M. Edsel
Publication Date: 3 June 2010

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What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I told you there was a group of men on the front lines who didn't carry machine guns or drive tanks; a new kind of soldier, one charged with saving, not destroying. This book deals with these questions.

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Brief History of Venice

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A Brief History of Venice

Author: Elizabeth Horodowich
Publication Date: 30 July 2009

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Tells the story of Venice from its ancient origins, and its early days as a multicultural trading city where Christians, Jews and Muslims lived together at the crossroads between East and West. This book explores the often overlooked role of Venice, alongside Florence and Rome, as one of the principal Renaissance capitals.

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Massacre at Alamein?

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Massacre at Alamein?

Author: Robert Clarson-Leach
Publication Date: 4 May 1996

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Tommy

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Tommy
The British Soldier on the Western Front

Author: Richard Holmes
Publication Date: 4 May 2004

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A history of the ordinary British soldier in the First World War. Richard Holmes deploys his skills of historical analysis to tell the human story of the men that comprised the British army.

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Armageddon

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Armageddon
The Battle for Germany 1944-45

Author: Max Hastings
Publication Date: 15 April 2005

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The stunning bestseller from one of Britain's most highly regarded military historians

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Power and the Pursuit of Peace: Theory and Practice in the History of Relations Between States

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Power and the Pursuit of Peace: Theory and Practice in the History of Relations Between States

Author: F. H. Hinsley
Publication Date: 1 October 1967

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In the last years of the nineteenth century peace proposals were first stimulated by fear of the danger of war rather than i...

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Templars

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The Templars
The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, the Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades

Author: Piers Paul Read
Publication Date: 1 August 2000

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The dramatic, ultimately tragic history of the Knights Templar, the largest and most powerful military order of the Crusades.

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Forgotten Voices of the Holocaust

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Forgotten Voices of the Holocaust
A New History in the Words of the Men and Women Who Survived

Author: Lyn Smith
Publication Date: 4 May 2006

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Following the success of "Forgotten Voices of the Great War", this book chronicles one of human histories darkest hours - the Holocaust. This book draws on the recorded evidence of the experiences of Holocaust survivors for the Imperial War Museum sound archive - one of the most important archives of its kind in the world.

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Auschwitz

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Auschwitz

Author: Laurence Rees
Publication Date: 1 September 2005

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Shows how Auschwitz evolved from a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners into the site of the largest mass murder in history - part death camp, part concentration camp, where around a million Jews were killed. This book examines the mentality and motivations of the key Nazi decision makers.

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Hitler's Holocaust

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Hitler's Holocaust

Author: Guido Knopp
Publication Date: 9 December 2004

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No crime in the twentieth century has so deeply shocked mankind as the Holocaust. More than six million people were murdered, and countless more endured horrific suffering. This book provides an account of the history of the Holocaust. It reveals the appalling truths about the Holocaust and investigates the motives of the perpetrators.

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Flags of Our Fathers

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Flags of Our Fathers

Author: James Bradley
Publication Date: 2 November 2006

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In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima and into a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire from 22,000 Japanese. After climbing through a hellish landscape and on to the island's highest peak, six men were photographed raising the stars and stripes. One of those soldiers was the author's father, John Bradley.

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French Renaissance Monarchy

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French Renaissance Monarchy
Francis I and Henry II

Author: R. J. Knecht
Publication Date: 6 March 1996

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This text provides a short account of the reigns of Francis I (1515-47) and Henry II (1547-59). The second edition has been revised to included recent research and places more emphasis on social developments and patronage of the arts.

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Stalin

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Stalin
A Biography

Author: Robert Service
Publication Date: 2 September 2005

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A biography of Stalin which focuses not only on Stalin as dedicated bureaucrat or serial political killer, but also on an assessment of his formative interactions in Georgia, his youthful revolutionary activism, his relationship with Lenin, with his family, and with his party members.

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Basque History of the World

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The Basque History of the World

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publication Date: 2 November 2000

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They are a mythical people, almost an imagined people, writes Kurlansky. Signs of their civilization exist well before the arrival of the Romans in 218BC. Their forbidden tongue is equally mysterious, it is related to no other, but today the Basques are enjoying what may be the most important cultural renaissance in their long existence.

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Third Reich

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The Third Reich
A New History

Author: Michael Burleigh
Publication Date: 6 July 2001

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The winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction in 2001, this is a brilliant and indispensable one-volume history of the Third Reich from a leading historian.

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Stalinist Dictatorship

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The Stalinist Dictatorship

Author: Christopher Edward Ward
Publication Date: 27 March 1998

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The 'second revolution' and its aftermath remodelled Soviet State and Bolshevik party, restructured institutions and reconstituted social relationships. Presiding over these changes was Joseph Stalin, one of the disturbing figures. This book looks at the regime from three different perspectives. It focuses on interpretations of Stalin's character.

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Stanley Spencer's Great War Diaries

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Stanley Spencer's Great War Diaries

Author: Stanley Spencer
Publication Date: 21 August 2008

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Stanley Spencer enlisted with the Royal Fusiliers as a private in 1915 and was commissioned in 1917 and thereafter served wi...

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Nazi's Last Stand

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The Nazi's Last Stand

Author: Charles Whiting
Publication Date: 6 December 2002

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By October 1944 Allied troops were bogged down in one of the war's biterest battles. Where the Siegfried Line ran through '...

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Luck of the Devil

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Luck of the Devil
The Story of Operation Valkyrie

Author: Ian Kershaw
Publication Date: 1 January 2009

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The July 1944 plot to kill Adolf Hilter was a desperate attempt by a group of senior officers, most famously Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, to redeem Germany's honour and end the Second World War. This title offers an account of the German plot to assassinate Hitler.

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Sinking of the

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The Sinking of the "Lancastria"
Britain's Greatest Maritime Disaster and Churchill's Cover-up

Author: Jonathan Fenby
Publication Date: 6 March 2006

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A superbly gripping re-creation of the greatest maritime disaster in British history: the bombing of the 'Lancastria' during the fall of France in 1940.

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Destiny

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Destiny
War Letters of Captain Jack Oughtred, M.C., 1915-18

Author: Jack Oughtred
Publication Date: 1 November 1996

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