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Histories

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The Histories

Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publication Date: 31 July 1975

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Cornelius Tacitus, widely acknowledged as the greatest of all Roman historians, describes with cynical power the murderous "Year of the Four Emperors" - AD 69 - when in just a few months the whole of the Roman Empire was torn apart by civil war.

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History of Germany, 1815-1990

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A History of Germany, 1815-1990

Author: William Carr
Publication Date: 17 October 1991

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The formidable economic power and political influence the new Germany is likely to exert in Europe make more desirable than ever an understanding of its past. The latest edition of Carr's classic text and been thoroughly revised and includes a chapter on the revolution of 1989-90.

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History of Greece

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A History of Greece

Author: J. B. Bury
Publication Date: 1 December 1960

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'...a thoroughly reliable and a highly attractive volume. Meiggs is to be congratulated on his success in combining preservation and adaptation so successfully.' - Hermathena '...a major overhaul by Russell Meiggs in the light of modern research...The future of Bury's History as a major reference work seems assured.

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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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Price of Glory

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The Price of Glory
Verdun, 1916

Author: Alistair Horne
Publication Date: 4 November 1993

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The battle of Verdun lasted ten months. It was a battle in which at least 700,000 men fell, along a front of fifteen miles. This book shows that Verdun is a key to understanding the First World War to the minds of those who waged it, the traditions that bound them and the world that gave them the opportunity.

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Man Who Broke into Auschwitz

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The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz

Author: Denis Avey
Publication Date: 31 March 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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Battle for Spain

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The Battle for Spain
The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

Author: Antony Beevor
Publication Date: 24 May 2007

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The bestselling author of STALINGRAD and BERLIN: THE DOWNFALL on the Spanish Civil War, drawing on masses of newly discovered material from the Spanish, Russian and German archives.

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Germania

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Germania
A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern

Author: Simon Winder
Publication Date: 4 February 2011

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This trot through German culture and history is an engrossing, informative and hilarious read' Sunday Times

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Let Me Go

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Let Me Go

Author: Helga Schneider
Publication Date: 3 March 2005

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Describes without sentimentality or self-pity the author's own difficult upbringing and the raising of her own child against the background of painful confrontation of the reality of her mother. This book interweaves her family history into the interview with her mother and evokes the dreadful misery of Nazi and immediate post-war Berlin.

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Leningrad

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Leningrad
State of Siege

Author: Michael Jones
Publication Date: 1 May 2008

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In 1941 Hitler's armies blocked the last roads leading into Leningrad. What followed was one of the most horrific sieges in history.

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Berlin

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Berlin
The Downfall, 1945

Author: Antony Beevor
Publication Date: 20020425

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This is the story of those caught up in the nightmare crescendo of the Third Reich's final defeat - encompassing sufferings inflicted through folly, cruelty, and the exercise of naked power. The battle for Berlin is revealed as a terrifying example of violence, mass rape, and murder.

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Diary of a Young Girl

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The Diary of a Young Girl

Author: Anne Frank
Publication Date: 27 March 1997

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Anne Frank kept a diary from 1942 to 1944. Initially she wrote it for herself, but when a member of the Dutch government mentioned that he was going to collect eyewitness accounts of the suffering under German occupation, Anne decided that after the war she would publish a book based on her diary.

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Blessed Abyss

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The Blessed Abyss
Inmate #6582 in Ravensbruck Concentration Camp for Women

Author: Hester Baer
Publication Date: 31 January 2001

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This is the memoir of Nanda Herbermann, a German Catholic writer and editor who was arrested and deported to Ravensbruck concentration camp after being accused of collaboration. An introduction placing her work within current debates about gender and the Holocaust is included.

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Red Snow

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Red Snow
A Young Pole's Epic Search for His Family in Stalinist Russia

Author: Telesfor Sobierajski
Publication Date: 5 February 1996

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An account of the author's quest as a 14 year old to find his family after they had been deported from Poland by Stalinist troops in February, 1940.

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Spanish Labyrinth

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The Spanish Labyrinth
An Account of the Social and Political Background of the Spanish Civil War

Author: Gerald Brenan
Publication Date: 13 September 1990

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Gerald Brenan's The Spanish Labyrinth, first published in 1990, has become the classic account of the background to the Spanish Civil War.

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Queen of Roumania

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Queen of Roumania
Life of Princess Marie, Grand-daughter of Queen Victoria

Author: Hannah Pakula
Publication Date: 9 October 1989

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Renaissance, The

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The Renaissance, The

Author: Paul Johnson
Publication Date: 20 June 2002

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This title aims to reveal a fresh appreciation of the intellectual liberation and artistic triumphs of the Italian Renaissance.

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Peoples and Empires

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Peoples and Empires
Europeans and the Rest of the World, from Antiquity to the Present

Author: Anthony Pagden
Publication Date: 20 June 2002

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A brilliant short history of the relationship between Europeans and the rest of the world.

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Hitler and the Holocaust

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Hitler and the Holocaust

Author: Robert S. Wistrich
Publication Date: 20 June 2002

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A short historical analysis of the Holocaust. Robert Wistrich explores the origins of anti-Semitism in Europe, and especially in Germany, to try to explain how millions of Jews came to be killed systematically by the Third Reich.

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"The Sea, the Sea"

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The "The Sea, the Sea"

Author:  Xenophon
Publication Date: 4 May 2006

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Trying to help a prince overthrow the king of Persia, the Greek army has been betrayed. Now the surviving soldiers are trapped in a hostile country as unforgiving enemies attack from all sides. Enter Xenophon, a tough and brilliant leader. He must guide the retreating Greeks across the treacherous mountains and rivers that stand in their way.

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Terry Jones' Barbarians

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Terry Jones' Barbarians

Author: Terry Jones
Publication Date: 7 June 2007

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Shows the Romans from a non-Roman perspective and 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. This book presents their cultural and technological achievements.

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Trafalgar

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Trafalgar

Author: Alan Schom
Publication Date: 19920528

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A panoramic account of events from the creation of Napoleon's flotilla to Nelson's funeral.

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Arena

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Arena

Author:  Scarrow
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2013

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It is AD 41. The city of Rome is a dangerous place. Optio Macro of the Second Legion, recently decorated for courage on the battlefield, can't wait to leave the teeming city behind. He's dismayed when he's compelled to stay in Rome to train Marcus Valerius Pavo, a young gladiatorial recruit. Though fearless Pavo has fought for his life before, he's a novice in the arena. But he's a driven man, wit...

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Long Affair

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The Long Affair
Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800

Author: Conor Cruise O'Brien
Publication Date: 29 October 1996

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An examination of Thomas Jefferson through the critical lens of the French Revolution. Conor C. O'Brien argues that Jefferson, though enthralled with the ideology of the French Revolution, still retained a shrewd political pragmatism, exploiting the Revolution's popularity with the American public.

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Spanish History Since 1808

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Spanish History Since 1808

Author: Adrian Shubert
Publication Date: 27 March 2000

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This lively new textbook is a comprehensive treatment of Spanish history, capturing nearly two centuries of Spain in one volume. Combining new approaches and research, it will be an invaluable for anyone studying modern Europe.

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