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Pegasus Bridge

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Pegasus Bridge
D-Day - the Daring British Airborne Raid

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publication Date: 20021104

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In the early hours of 6th June 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defence forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II.

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My Family is All I Have

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My Family is All I Have
A British Woman's Story of Escaping the Nazis and Surviving the Communists

Author: Helen Alice Dear
Publication Date: 4 January 2007

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Helen-Alice Dear was only fifteen when she left London to visit Bulgaria. She found herself unable to leave and struggling to survive. Despite these hardships, Helen refused to give up hope and managed to protect and raise her family. This book is a tale of courage and resilience, proving how indomitable the human spirit can be.

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Voices from D-Day

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Voices from D-Day
Eye-Witness Accounts of 6th June 1944

Author: Jonathan Bastable
Publication Date: 29 September 2006

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Explores the most momentous turning-point of World War II. This title features first-hand accounts of the Normandy landings, from both sides of the battle. It contains voices of the great military planners, Churchill, Paton and Eisenhower, alongside tales from the ordinary soldiers under fire and the French people watching the invasion.

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Slim, Master of War

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Slim, Master of War
Burma, 1942-5

Author: Robert Lyman
Publication Date: 2 June 2005

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General W J Slim achieved something no one believed possible. Appointed to lead what was soon to become the famous 'forgotten' 14th Army in 1943, at a time when British units in the Far East were defeated and demoralised, within six months he had dealt the first death blow to the Japanese Army. How did he do it? And why is he not better known?

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Jump for Life

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A Jump for Life
A Survivor's Journal from Nazi-Occupied Poland

Author: Ruth Altbeker Cyprys
Publication Date: 31 October 1998

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Lost Gold of Rome

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The Lost Gold of Rome
The Hunt for Alaric's Treasure

Author: Daniel Costa
Publication Date: 22 February 2007

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In AD 410, the Roman world suffered an unprecedented catastrophe. For the first time in 800 years a barbarian army, led by the Visigoth king Alaric, sacked the city of Rome. Alaric carried off Rome's valuable treasures, but died before he could leave Italy. This book deals with the story of the deeds, death and mysterious burial of Alaric.

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Persian Fire

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Persian Fire
The First World Empire, Battle for the West

Author: Tom Holland
Publication Date: 3 August 2006

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A brilliant new account of the world's very first clash of civilisations between the Persians and the Greeks in 480BC.

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Caesar's Legion

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Caesar's Legion
The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome

Author: Stephen Dando-Collins
Publication Date: 28 October 2004

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"A unique and splendidly researched story, following the trials and triumphs of Julius Caesara s Legio X--arguably the most famous legion of its day--from its activation to the slogging battle of Munda and from Thapsus, Caesara s tactical masterpiece, to the grim siege of the Jewish fortress of Masada.

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My Father's Keeper

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My Father's Keeper
The Children of Nazi Leaders - an Intimate History of Damage and Denial

Author: Stephan Lebert
Publication Date: 4 July 2002

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Introduction by Daniel Goldhagen, author HITLER'S WILLING EXECUTIONERS. With TV series such as Hitler's Henchman, The World at War, Hitler's Women - interest in WWII has never been higher.

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Man Who Broke into Auschwitz

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The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz

Author: Denis Avey
Publication Date: 29 September 2011

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The international bestselling story of one British soldier's brave choice to exchange places with a Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz.

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In Europe's Name

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In Europe's Name
Germany and the Divided Continent

Author: Timothy Garton Ash
Publication Date: 18 August 1994

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This text tells how German politicians set out to reunite Germany by overcoming the East-West division of Europe, and how they succeeded, just when they had almost given up hope. It looks at German Ostpolitik in the context of all European and American efforts to overcome the "Yalta" division.

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Pursuit

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Pursuit
The Sinking of the "Bismark"

Author: Ludovic Kennedy
Publication Date: 1 December 1975

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In May 1941, the German battleship Bismark, then the most formidable fighting ship afloat, escaped into the Atlantic, posing a terrible threat to the convoys that kept Britain supplied. This book gives a first hand account of the pursuit and sinking of the Bismark.

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Xerxes Invades Greece

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Xerxes Invades Greece

Author:  Herodotus
Publication Date: 4 May 2006

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When Xerxes, King of Persia, crosses the Hellespont at the head of a formidable army, it seems inevitable that Greece will be crushed beneath its might. But, the Greeks are far harder to defeat than he could ever have imagined. As storms lash the Persian ships, and sinister omens predict a cruel fate for the expedition, Xerxes strives onward.

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First World War

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The First World War
A New History

Author: Hew Strachan
Publication Date: 2 May 2006

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Explores such theatres as the Balkans, Africa and the Ottoman Empire. This book assesses Britain's participation in the first World War in the light of what became a struggle for the defense of liberalism. It shows how the war shaped the short twentieth century that followed it.

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Living Unknown Soldier

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The Living Unknown Soldier

Author: Jean-Yves Le Naour
Publication Date: 2 February 2006

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A true story of a soldier who lost his memory and identity during World War I, and of a people in mourning, who found in him the symbol of a lost generation. Revealing of the human cost of war, this book portrays not just the fate of one individual but a nation's inconsolable post-war grief and illuminates the nature of mourning.

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Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848-1918

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The Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848-1918

Author: A. J. P. Taylor
Publication Date: 22 April 1971

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A. J. P. Taylor examines the relations of the Great Powers, when Europe was still the centre of the world. Written in characteristically vigorous prose, this is a challenging and original diplomatic history, that also considers the political and economic forces which made continental war inevitable.

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Political History of Western Europe Since 1945

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A Political History of Western Europe Since 1945

Author: Derek W. Urwin
Publication Date: 15 April 1997

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Taking a thematic approach, Derek Urwin addresses the major political and economic developments in Western Europe since world War II, including the political consequences of the end of the Cold War, and the troubled progress of European integration since Maastricht.

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Fall of Yugoslavia

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Fall of Yugoslavia
The Third Balkan War

Author: Misha Glenny
Publication Date: 19930901

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Offers an account of the war in former Yugoslavia and contains material that discusses the end of the five-year conflict and looks ahead to an uneasy future in this region.

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Real Heroes of Telemark

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The Real Heroes of Telemark
The True Story of the Secret Mission to Stop Hitler's Atomic Bomb

Author: Raymond Mears
Publication Date: 20030901

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In 1943, four men parachuted onto a Norwegian glacier to prevent the Nazi regime from building an atomic bomb. Wilderness expert Ray Mears tells the true story of this grueling campaign, showing how these men's ability to survive in extreme conditions influenced the outcome of World War II.

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Terry Jones' Barbarians

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Terry Jones' Barbarians

Author: Terry Jones
Publication Date: 18 May 2006

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Takes a fresh approach to Roman history. This book offers us the chance to see the Romans from a non-Roman perspective. It reveals that most of those written off by the Romans as uncivilized, savage and barbaric were in fact organized, motivated and intelligent groups of people, with no intentions of overthrowing Rome and plundering its Empire.

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Concise History of France

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A Concise History of France

Author: Roger Price
Publication Date: 21 January 1993

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The new Concise History is an accessible and highly illustrated history of France, from the middle ages to Mitterrand.

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Concise History of Germany

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A Concise History of Germany

Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publication Date: 19910125

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Tracing the complex history of Germany from the early middle ages to the late 20th century and the breaching of the Berlin wall, this book explores the interrelations between political, social and cultural developments in the light of scholarly debates and differences of interpretation.

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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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