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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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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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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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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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Gulag

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A History of the Soviet Camps

Author: Anne Applebaum
Publication Date: 29 April 2004

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Reveals one of the greatest horrors of the 20th century: the system of Soviet camps that are responsible for the deaths of countless millions. This work presents history of the camp: from its origins under the tsars, to its colossal expansion under Stalin's reign of terror, its zenith in the late 1940s and eventual collapse in the era of glasnost.

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France and the Origins of the Second World War

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France and the Origins of the Second World War

Author: Robert J. Young
Publication Date: 18 September 1996

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France's drift into war and subsequent collapse have often been attributed to her level of confidence. Either she had too much, or too little. This work contends that these two moods were not mutually exclusive, that they co-existed throughout the interwar years.

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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: 13 February 2014

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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 tells their story.

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Germania

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Germania
A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern

Author: Simon Winder
Publication Date: 19 March 2010

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Offers an introduction to the hidden wonders of Germany. Exploring the region's history, folklore, cuisine, architecture, and landscape, this guide describes Germany's past.

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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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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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Rape of Nanking

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The Rape of Nanking
The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

Author: Iris Chang
Publication Date: 1 September 1998

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In December 1937, in what was then the capital of China, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking and within weeks not only looted and burned the defenceless city, but systematically raped, tortured and murdered more than 300000 Chinese civilians.

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The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598

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The The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598

Author: R. J. Knecht
Publication Date: 10 June 2010

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Rethinking the Russian Revolution

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Rethinking the Russian Revolution

Author: Edward Acton
Publication Date: 5 July 1990

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For its admirers, the Russian Revolution is a milestone in human progress; for its critics, it is a catastrophe of monstrous proportions. Edward Acton's stimulating study combines an introduction to the momentous events of 1917 with an analysis of this controversy.

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Unknown Lenin

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The Unknown Lenin
From the Secret Archive

Author: Richard Pipes
Publication Date: 1 June 1999

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Lenin the man has become part myth arising from the tumult of the Russian Revolution and part image controlled by leaders of the Soviet Union. This work seeks to correct that myth and revise that image, and contains long-concealed documents from the Russian archives.

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