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Into the Jaws of Death

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Into the Jaws of Death
The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire

Author: Robert Lyman
Publication Date: 3 April 2014

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On the night of 28 March 1942 the Royal Navy and British commandos assaulted the German-held French Atlantic port of Saint-Nazaire. This is the true story behind 'The Greatest Raid of All'.

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Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939

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The Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939
How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation

Author: Richard J. Evans
Publication Date: 25 May 2006

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Before Hitler seized power in 1933, Germany had been famous for its sophistication and complexity. So how was it possible for a group of ideological obsessives to re-mould it into a one-party state directed at war and race hate? This title explores how Hitler turned Germany from a vibrant democracy into a one-party state.

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Halifax Down!

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Halifax Down!
On the Run from the Gestapo, 1944

Author: Tom Wingham
Publication Date: 31 July 2009

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Offers an insight into the experience of a heavy bomber crew shot down in World War Two.

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Greek Society

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Greek Society

Author: Antony Andrewes
Publication Date: 19711028

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The civilization that fought off the Persian invasion of 480 BC, tore itself apart in the long Peloponnesian war between Ath...

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Band of Brothers

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Band of Brothers

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publication Date: 17 September 2001

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The story of the toughest fighting unit in WWII that was a major BBC mini-series produced by Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg

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Ancient Traces

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Ancient Traces
Mysteries in Ancient and Early History

Author: Michael Baigent
Publication Date: 26 August 1999

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This text discusses 20 mysteries which challenge our accepted view of history. Topics covered include: were there ancient contacts between Europe and America?; could Atlantis have existed?; the true age of the great pyramid; was there a worldwide catastrophe around 10,000 BC?

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Alexander Technique

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Alexander Technique

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Publication Date: 1 August 1999

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A self-teaching guide to the Alexander Technique, in the PRACTICAL INTRODUCTIONS series. The author gives an introduction to the subject and, by means of a series of simple exercises and procedures, shows how it can be learned at home and help the reader achieve a healthier and more balanced life.

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Birmingham Women

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Birmingham Women

Author: Margaret Green
Publication Date: 1 November 2000

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A history of Birmingham women

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Manchester Victoria 1849

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Manchester Victoria 1849
Manchester Sheet 23

Author: Peter Northcott Dale
Publication Date: 1 March 1987

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Black Hole

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The Black Hole
Money, Myth and Empire

Author: Jan Dalley
Publication Date: 26 July 2007

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A story of the propagation of a myth that arose as the British Empire came into being: a myth about the barbarism of a people, the colonials sought to rule, and how that myth - based on improbable exaggeration and half-truth - helped justify the march of empire for two hundred years.

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Brendan Voyage

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Brendan Voyage

Author: Timothy Severin
Publication Date: 19790508

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The sixth century voyage of St. Brendan to America is a sea legend. Tim Severin staked the lives of himself and his four companions on following the exact same methods and techniques as the seafaring Irish monks. This is the story of that journey.

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Bannockburn

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Bannockburn
Scotland's Greatest Battle for Independence

Author: Angus Konstam
Publication Date: 15 May 2014

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The Battle of Bannockburn on the 23 June 1314 is arguably the most seminal event in Scottish history, and one of the least u...

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Winter Whale

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The Winter Whale

Author: Jim Crumley
Publication Date: 16 October 2008

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In late November, 1893, a humpback whale - as rare a sight in the North Sea then as it would be now - followed herring shoals into the Tay estuary, and travelled as far upstream as Dundee docks to linger in the home waters of the biggest whaling fleet in Britain, and one of the biggest in Europe.

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I Never Knew That About England

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I Never Knew That About England

Author: Christopher Winn
Publication Date: 7 April 2005

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A journey around England that takes us to each county, to see where history happened, where people and ideas were born, where dreams took flight and where men and women now rest from their labours. It celebrates the places and people that make the country unique and includes history, legends, firsts, unusuals, inventions, birthplaces and gossip.

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Trench

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The Trench
The True Story of the Hull Pals

Author: David Bilton
Publication Date: 22 January 2002

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This book details the history of the 10th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment, known as the Hull Pals, from September 1914 to May 1919. Known locally as The Commercials" because they were a battalion of office workers

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betrayal at venlo

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betrayal at venlo

Author: leo kessler
Publication Date: 1991

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The secret story of appeasement and treachery,1939-45....

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Kings, Queens, Bones and Bastards

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Kings, Queens, Bones and Bastards
Who's Who in the English Monarchy from Egbert to Elizabeth II

Author: David Hilliam
Publication Date: 1 November 1999

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Who invented the "House of Windsor" as a royal name? Which king had 21 illegitimate children? In this continuous history of the English monarchy, David Hilliam answers these questions and others, showing how the nine dynasties rose and fell and relating memorable events the life of each individual.

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First World War

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The First World War
A New History

Author: Hew Strachan
Publication Date: 4 October 2004

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A history of World War I by the Chichele Professor of the History of War at Oxford, to tie in with a major ten-part series on Channel 4.

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dilemmas of the desert war

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dilemmas of the desert war

Author: michael carver
Publication Date: 1986

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In this text, Field Marshal Lord Carver has used newly available first-hand historical resources to reassess the story of the British campaign in the North African desert. History shows that several key figures in these battles were wrongly criticised.

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Burning Blue

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The Burning Blue
A New History of the Battle of Britain

Author: Paul Addison
Publication Date: 1 June 2000

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Published in time for the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this history broadens and deepens our understanding of an event that passed instantly into legend.

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Oliver Cromwell

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Oliver Cromwell

Author: Peter Gaunt
Publication Date: 11 May 1997

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aeoProvides a fresh and provocative assessment of one of the leading figures of British history. aeo Interweaves interpretative narrative of Cornwalla s life with an in--depth assessment of his long--term historical narrative. aeo Draws from original source material throughout, explaining the difficulties faced in handling contemporary evidence.

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Escape from Germany

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Escape from Germany

Author: Neil Hanson
Publication Date: 9 June 2011

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July, 1918. Surrounded by steel palisades and barbed-wire fences, Holzminden was the most heavily guarded POW camp in the world. To escape would take boundless ingenuity and nerves of steel. But on the night of 23 July 1918, twenty-nine undaunted Allied prisoners achieved the impossible. This is the story of how they did it.

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Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea 1914-18

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Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea 1914-18

Author: Julian Thompson
Publication Date: 1 April 2005

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A vivid and compelling history of the Royal Navy during the First World War drawing on unique testimony from the archives of the Imperial War Museum

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Six Armies in Normandy

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Six Armies in Normandy
From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris, June 6th-August 5th, 1944

Author: John Keegan
Publication Date: 7 September 2001

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The Allied assault on Normandy was an almost flawless success, but it was to take three months of fighting before the German forces were beaten and Paris liberated. This account of the struggle is related through the different points of view of the six armies who fought to liberate and defend France.

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Street Names of Haworth

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Street Names of Haworth

Author: Jennie Crawford
Publication Date: 1 August 1998

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Accessible guide to the streets of the village, also giving an appreciation of the original meaning of many of the names.

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Battle for the North

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Battle for the North
The Tay and Forth Bridges and the 19th Century Railway Wars

Author: Charles McKean
Publication Date: 7 August 2006

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Presents a dramatic and scandalous story of the building of the Tay and Forth Bridges and the 19th century railway wars. This work explores the complicated reality underlying the Victorian pursuit of progress. It offers conclusions about why the first Tay Bridge collapsed and tells how the Forth and Tay bridges eventually became reality.

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Photographic Memories of North West England: A Century of Change in Manchester, Liverpool and the West Yorkshire Fringes

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Photographic Memories of North West England: A Century of Change in Manchester, Liverpool and the West Yorkshire Fringes

Author: Francis Frith
Publication Date: 1996

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Excellent black & white photographs in typical Francis Frith stye of Cheshire, Liverpool and Merseyside, Greater Manchester,...

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Yorkshire Privies

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Yorkshire Privies

Author: Len Markham
Publication Date: 10 October 1996

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A bit of history, plenty of anecdotes and a few problems and pongs from the 'ice-cold temple of doom' ......

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Real Dad's Army

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The Real Dad's Army
The War Diaries of Col. Rodney Foster

Author: Rodney Foster
Publication Date: 27 October 2011

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Colonel Rodney Foster, who retired to Hythe in the south of England after a military career in British India, joined the Home Guard in 1940 and kept a diary every day - a highly illegal act at the time - and in it meticulously chronicled his service in the real Dad's Army.

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Battlefields of the Second World War

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Battlefields of the Second World War

Author: Richard Holmes
Publication Date: 2001

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Holmes clarifies the complexities of four major WWII military engagements: El Alamein, Italy, Arnhem, and the Battle of Britain. He recreates what it was really like to be in the midst of conflict from eye-witness accounts of servicemen and women.

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The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World

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The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World

Author: Brian Fagan
Publication Date: 2001

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The human past is full of unsolved mysteries: Was Atlantis fact or fiction? Who were the Tarim Mummies? Will the world end i...

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Year 1000

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The Year 1000
What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium

Author: Robert Lacey
Publication Date: 28 January 1999

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In the year 1000 the world was one in of people who feared an apocalypse and people who had no idea what year it was or what lay beyond the nearest valley. Narrated through the progression of the seasons, this book presents a recreation of English life at the end of the first millennium AD.

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Hitler's Greatest Defeat

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Hitler's Greatest Defeat
The Collapse of the Army Group Center, June 1944

Author: Paul Adair
Publication Date: 30 June 2004

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Her Brilliant Career

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Her Brilliant Career
Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties

Author: Rachel Cooke
Publication Date: 1 May 2014

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In her apron and rubber gloves, a smile lipsticked permanently across her face, the woman of the Fifties has become a cultur...

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On Roads

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On Roads
A Hidden History

Author: Joe Moran
Publication Date: 27 May 2010

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Presents the history of roads and what they have meant to the people who have driven them. This work explores how Britain's roads have their roots in unexpected places, from Napoleon's role in the numbering system to the surprising origin of sat-nav.

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School Songs and Gym Slips

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School Songs and Gym Slips

Author: Marilyn Yurdan
Publication Date: 1 March 2012

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School friends and gym slips

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Old Gringo

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Old Gringo

Author: Carlos Fuentes
Publication Date: 19870410

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The Old Gringo rides into Pancho Villa's revolution on a white horse. Armed with a Colt .44 and a copy of Don Quixote, ...

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Vulcan 607

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Vulcan 607

Author: Rowland White
Publication Date: 5 June 2006

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Drawing on interviews with the combatants, Falklands residents and British High Command, and with access to contemporary military records, this work takes us to the beating heart of a legendary raid. It is a story of ingenuity, courage and sheer bloody-mindedness.

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D-Day

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D-Day
D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

Author: Antony Beevor
Publication Date: 27 May 2010

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The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. Making use of material from over thirty archives in half a dozen countries, This book offers a well-researched account of the battle of Normandy.

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The Life of Sir William Siemens

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The The Life of Sir William Siemens

Author: William Pole
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1986

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Paperback book in a hardcover sleeve This man had such an impact on so many aspects of our lives. Here is his story, with letters, illustrations and detailed accounts of the projects he was involved in...

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Ingenious pursuits

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Ingenious pursuits
Building the Scientific Revolution

Author: Lisa Jardine
Publication Date: 19990909

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The Lady & the Unicorn

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The Lady & the Unicorn

Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publication Date: Jan 2004

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Novel by author of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'. ......

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Paris

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Paris
The Secret History

Author: Andrew Hussey
Publication Date: 1 March 2007

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Paris is the city of light and the city of darkness - a place of ceaseless revolution and reinvention that for two thousand years has drawn those with the highest ideals and the lowest morals to its teeming streets. This book features myriad citizens whose stories have shaped Paris.

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The First Trial of Mary, Queen of Scots

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The First Trial of Mary, Queen of Scots

Author: Gordon Donaldson
Publication Date: 1969

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In February 1567 Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, husband of Mary Queen of Scots, was murdered. Suspected of the crime was James...

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Joint Force Harrier

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Joint Force Harrier

Author: Adrian Orchard
Publication Date: 26 March 2009

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Helmand Province, October 2006: British soldiers are engaged in the most intense, sustained fighting they've faced since the Korean War. Against a tough, experienced and frighteningly motivated enemy, their lives too often depended on the success of danger-close, pin-point attacks pressed home from the air.

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Domestic Soldiers

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Domestic Soldiers
Six Women's Lives in the Second World War

Author: Jennifer Purcell
Publication Date: 21 July 2011

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Over 8 million women stayed at home during the Second World War and their story has never been told. Using brand new research from the Mass-Observation Archive, the author brings to life - in all its tragedy, pathos, joy and fear - the lives of six ordinary women made extraordinary by the demands of war.

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Couple of Duffers Go to War

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A Couple of Duffers Go to War

Author: Geoffrey Lee Williams
Publication Date: 1 June 2011

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A compelling and vivid account of two twins and their wartime experiences as evacuees.

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Fine Night for Tanks

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A Fine Night for Tanks
The Road to Falaise

Author: Ken Tout
Publication Date: 21 May 1998

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On August 7th 1944, the Canadian Army, reinforced with British Army units, sent four armoured columns south of Caen to close the Falaise Gap. Drawing on eyewitness accounts from tank crews and infantry, this book offers an account of the ensuing battle.

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Family History for the Older and Wiser

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Family History for the Older and Wiser
Find Your Roots with Online Tools

Author: Susan Fifer
Publication Date: 19 February 2010

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Discover your roots with Family History for the Older and Wiser. This extremely easy-to-follow book will guide you through all the different stages of researching your family history online and how to record your findings.

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Ascent of Money

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The Ascent of Money
A Financial History of the World

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publication Date: 4 June 2009

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From the cash injection that funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that sparked the French Revolution, from the bonds that fueled Britain's war effort to the Wall Street Crash and meltdown, this book presents the story of boom and bust. It shows that finance is the foundation of all human progress and the lifeblood of history.

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Target Tirpitz

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Target Tirpitz
X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters - the Epic Quest to Destroy Hitler's Mightiest Warship

Author: Patrick Bishop
Publication Date: 19 July 2012

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A gripping account of the epic hunt for Hitler's most terrifying battleship - the legendary Tirpitz - and the brave men who risked their lives to attack and destroy this most potent symbol of the Nazi's fearsome war machine.

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The Search For Justice

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The Search For Justice

Author: Arthur Bryant
Publication Date: 1990

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The third volume ofSir Arthur Bryant's History of Britain and the British People, tells how the nation which in 1815 wa...

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Magnificent Disaster

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A Magnificent Disaster
The Failure of the Market Garden, the Arnhem Operation, September 1944

Author: David Bennett
Publication Date: 15 May 2008

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After Normandy, the most spectacular Allied offensive of World War II was Operation Market Garden, which saw three divisions of paratroopers dropped behind German lines, to be joined by massive armoured columns breaking through the front. The ultimate object was to seize a crossing over the Rhine to outflank the heartland of the Third Reich.

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From Dunkirk to Belsen

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From Dunkirk to Belsen
The Soldiers' Own Stories

Author: John Sadler
Publication Date: 25 October 2010

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'It was Christmas Day; I was one of hundreds of 16th Battalion, the Durham Light Infantry soldiers aboard a troopship. W...

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the joys of family history

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the joys of family history

Author: Simon Fowler
Publication Date: 2003

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The Joys of Family History Includes: .What is Family history, and why is it important to you? .How to read the clues left ...

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Good Web Guide Genealogy

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The Good Web Guide Genealogy
The Simple Way to Explore the Internet

Author: Caroline Peacock
Publication Date: 26 August 2005

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Immigrants and Aliens

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Immigrants and Aliens

Author: Roger - Mark Kershaw & Pearsall
Publication Date: 2000

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This is exlibrary with stamping page partially removed and with plastic cover. It is in good condition however with nice wh...

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Writing Your Family History

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Writing Your Family History
A Practical Guide

Author: Deborah Cass
Publication Date: 30 July 2004

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Ever wished to see your family history in print, or imaged future generations poring over old photographs and anecdotes in a book? Writing Your Family History helps family historians realize the full potential of the names, dates and facts that they have researched to compile a detailed family history that will be preserved for future generations.

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Tracing Your First World War Ancestors

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Tracing Your First World War Ancestors

Author: Simon Fowler
Publication Date: 30 October 2003

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A comprehensive guide for those researching their ancestors in all three armed services - the Army, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Flying Corps.

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Hidden Derbyshire

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Hidden Derbyshire

Author: Richard Stone
Publication Date: 11 October 2001

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Offers a fresh look at Derbyshire's towns, villages and hamlets, stressing their unusual features and recounting the less well-known aspects of their history. This title is arranged alphabetically and is fully illustrated.

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Starting Out in Local History

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Starting Out in Local History

Author: Simon Fowler
Publication Date: 8 November 2001

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Offers a beginner's guide that covers topics such as how to do research, oral history, interpreting buildings, getting around and people - their means and occupations.

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Dictionary of Muslim Names

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A Dictionary of Muslim Names

Author: Salahuddin Ahmed
Publication Date: 2 July 1999

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Divided into male and female sections, this dictionary provides an alphabetical listing of Muslim names in both English and Arabic. Each name has a description of its origin and meaning as well as indication of whether the name is derived from Arabic or Persian.

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English Marriage

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The English Marriage
Tales of Love, Money and Adultery

Author: Maureen Waller
Publication Date: 13 May 2010

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A frank, salacious and often shocking portrait of an institution

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Danger Close

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Danger Close
The True Story of Helmand from the Leader of 3 PARA

Author: Stuart Tootal
Publication Date: 4 March 2010

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A compelling and human portrait of modern war

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For Love and Courage

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For Love and Courage
The Letters of Lieutentant Colonel E.W. Hermon from the Western Front 1914-1917

Author: E.W. Hermon
Publication Date: 4 September 2008

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Lt Colonel E W Hermon died in a hail of bullets on the 9th April 1917, the first day of the Battle of Arras, leading his men of the 24th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers into the attack. This is a collection of letters which he wrote to his wife and his children, 'the Chugs'.

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Pocket Enquire Within

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The Pocket Enquire Within
A Guide to the Niceties and Necessities of Victorian Domestic Life

Author: George Armstrong
Publication Date: 7 October 2010

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A guide to Victorian domestic life. Packed with pithy advices, it covers everything from entertaining and etiquette to household management, and takes in consideration discussion of such matters as how singing might prevent consumption, which ointments removes freckles, and why chess should on no account ever be played at a ball.

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Death to the Dictator!

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Death to the Dictator!
Witnessing Iran's Election and the Crippling of the Islamic Republic

Author: Afsaneh Moqadam
Publication Date: 6 May 2010

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For much of the world, Iran's 2009 summer of upheaval was an epic piece of theatre distantly observed. This title tells the story of these historic months, from the mass marches that greeted the disputed election results to their brutal suppression by the hated Basij militia - and a dark aftermath of imprisonment.

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They Dared Return

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They Dared Return
An Extraordinary True Story of Revenge and Courage in Nazi Germany

Author: Patrick K. O' Donnell
Publication Date: 2 September 2010

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A thrilling true-life WWII adventure story of Jewish soldiers who volunteer to undertake a dangerous undercover spy mission within the Third Reich

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Calories and Corsets

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Calories and Corsets
A History of Dieting Over Two Thousand Years

Author: Louise Foxcroft
Publication Date: 5 January 2012

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Today we are urged from all sides to slim down and shape up, to shed a few pounds or lose life-threatening stones. This title tells the epic story of our complicated relationship with food, the fashions and fads of body shape, and how cultural beliefs and social norms have changed over time.

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Celebrated Pedestrian and Other Historical Curiosities

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The Celebrated Pedestrian and Other Historical Curiosities

Author:  BBC History Magazine
Publication Date: 8 October 2009

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Who is the Downing of Downing Street? What did the first illuminated adverts in Piccadilly Circus advertise? Was Oliver Cromwell actually Welsh? This book answers these questions.

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Brief History of Tea

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A Brief History of Tea

Author: Roy Moxham
Publication Date: 29 January 2009

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When tea began to be imported into the West from China in the seventeenth century, its high price and heavy taxes made it an immediate target for smuggling and dispute at every level, culminating in international incidents like the notorious Boston Tea Party. This book investigates the early history of tea.

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Brief History of the English Civil Wars

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A Brief History of the English Civil Wars

Author: John Miller
Publication Date: 23 April 2009

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'The English Civil War' is one of the most hotly contested areas of English History. Amid dramatic accounts of the key battles and confrontations, the author explores what triggered the initial conflict between crown and parliament and how this was played out in England, Scotland and Ireland in the lead-up to war.

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Beginner's Guide to Tracing Your Roots

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The Beginner's Guide to Tracing Your Roots
An Inspirational and Encouraging Introduction to Discovering Your Family's Past

Author: Diane Marelli
Publication Date: 27 April 2007

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A four-year diary of the author, which takes the reader through the frustrating and all consuming obsession of tracing one's family history.

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Hard Way to Make a War

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A Hard Way to Make a War
The Italian Campaign in the Second World War

Author: Ian Gooderson
Publication Date: 16 June 2008

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A considered analysis of the Allies' italian campaign during the Second World War that places air, land and naval actions in context and, more importantly, shows how the commanders on the battlefield reacted to siutations on the ground. A fine exposition of a combined forces operation in a twentieth-century battle zone.

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Dunkirk and the Fall of France

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Dunkirk and the Fall of France

Author: Geoffrey Stewart
Publication Date: 16 October 2008

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For sixty years the dramatic story of the Dunkirk evacuation and the defeat of France - the story of the German conquest of ...

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History and Meaning of Heraldry

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The History and Meaning of Heraldry

Author: Stephen Slater
Publication Date: 26 March 2004

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This book unravels the mysteries of its symbolism and metaphors offering clear explanations of the skilful designs and witty mottoes. A fascinating look at the designs of heraldry, ranging from medieval jousting to modern parliament.

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Great Escapers

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The Great Escapers
The Full Story of the Second World War's Most Remarkable Mass Escape

Author: Tim Carroll
Publication Date: 16 October 2004

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The Great Escape was one of the most remarkable episodes of the Second World War. After the attempt to break 200 men out of ...

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Double Cross

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Double Cross
The True Story of the D-Day Spies

Author: Ben Macintyre
Publication Date: 30 August 2012

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From the Number One bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, comes a new true story of Second World War deception

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Papa Spy

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Papa Spy
A True Story of Love, Wartime Espionage in Madrid, and the Treachery of the Cambridge Spies

Author: Jimmy Burns
Publication Date: 3 May 2010

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"Papa Spy: Love, Faith and Betrayal in Wartime Spain".

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Decision at St.Vith

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Decision at St.Vith

Author: Charles Whiting
Publication Date: 1 January 2001

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Decision at St Vith

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Inside Hitler's Bunker

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Inside Hitler's Bunker

Author: Joachim C. Fest
Publication Date: 16 Apr 2004

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A compelling new account of the dramatic last days of Hitler and the Third Reich by the great German historian, Joachim Fest.

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Rich Pickings Around Burton

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Rich Pickings Around Burton

Author: Richard Stone
Publication Date: 2007

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Hermit Disclosed

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A Hermit Disclosed

Author: Raleigh Trevelyan
Publication Date: 15 April 2010

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Biography of hermit Jimmy Mason of Great Cranfield in Essex, who died in 1942, having been a recluse since 1882....

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Tracing Your Family Tree

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Tracing Your Family Tree

Author: Victor J. Price
Publication Date: 23 January 1989

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A beginner's guide to genealogy.

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Round About a Pound a Week

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Round About a Pound a Week

Author: Maud Pember Reeves
Publication Date: 15 January 1979

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This classic text portrays the daily life of working people before the first world war

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Botany Bay

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Botany Bay

Author: Con Costello
Publication Date: 1 February 1996

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The story of 45,000 Irish convicts (men and women) transported to Australia between 1791 and 1853. The book investigates the social background of the period and the procedures under which the accused were tried, imprisoned and transported. Many of them eventually became prosperous and influential.

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Warrior Queens

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Warrior Queens
The "Queen Mary" and the "Queen Elizabeth" in World War II

Author: Daniel Allen Butler
Publication Date: 22 January 2002

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The outbreak of the Second World War created a critical need for Britain to assemble her troops from all corners of her far-...

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Arnhem Jumping the Rhine 1944 and 1945

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Arnhem Jumping the Rhine 1944 and 1945

Author: Lloyd Clark
Publication Date: 11 June 2009

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A riveting account of the Allies' victory at Arnhem by an expert in World War Two battle tactics and history

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The cup of ghosts

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The cup of ghosts

Author: Paul Doherty
Publication Date: 200551

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"By 1322, Mathilde of Westminster was considered the finest physician in London. But in her years as lady-in-waiting to Prin...

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Anzio

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Anzio
The Friction of War - Italy and the Battle for Rome 1944

Author: Lloyd Clark
Publication Date: 9 October 2006

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The first book in a generation by a British author to tell the story of the Anzio landings and the bloody stalemate that followed

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Marching to the Sound of Gunfire

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Marching to the Sound of Gunfire
Northwest Europe 1944-5

Author: Patrick Delaforce
Publication Date: 30 October 2000

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This text includes stories from British soldiers, of life and death at the sharp end. Soldiers from all aspects of the British Army tell of the victories and defeats of fighting for their country.

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Last of the Few

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Last of the Few
The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won it

Author: Max Arthur
Publication Date: 10 June 2010

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After the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler's inevitable invasion attempt. This title presents the personal accounts of the pilots who fought and survived that battle.

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Silvertown

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Silvertown
An East End Family Memoir

Author: Melanie McGrath
Publication Date: 1 March 2003

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The story of one East End family, across three generations, who lived in Silvertown, a ribbon of marshland that sits beside the King George VI dock near Bow Creek. Like many others on the fringes of the Thames in East London, the story of Melanie McGrath's family is a tidal one.

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Before The Flood

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Before The Flood

Author: Ian Wilson
Publication Date: 2001

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This title concerns dramatic new evidence that the Biblical flood was a real-life event.

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Home Truths

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Home Truths
An Alternative History of Every House

Author: Bill Laws
Publication Date: 29 September 2010

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Home Truths uncovers the strange and often bizarre stories behind the inventions, and inventors, that have shaped our homes. From dado rails and stencilling - which date from Roman times - noggins and newel posts to power showers.

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History's Greatest Deception, and the People Who Planned Them

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History's Greatest Deception, and the People Who Planned Them

Author: Eric Chaline
Publication Date: 1 August 2010

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This beautifully presented volume, which includes over 80 photographs, paintings, and illustrations, shines a light on the compelling personalities inside the stories, and explores the motivations behind some of the most ambitiously dishonest acts known to humankind.

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Goodnight Children, Everywhere

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Goodnight Children, Everywhere
Voices of Evacuees

Author: Monica B. Morris
Publication Date: 1 August 2009

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For the many children torn from their families, taken miles from home and placed with strangers, the evacuation at the outbreak of the Second World War was a life-changing experience. This book tells their story.

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One Family's War

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One Family's War

Author: Muriel Gane Pushman
Publication Date: 1 July 2006

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Features the real-life saga of the experiences of the Pushman family in the Second World War. Illustrated with family photographs, this book gives the reader a personal glimpse into both the changing role of women and civilian life throughout the troubled years of the private experience of this family in the Second World War.

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Wizards

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Wizards
A History

Author: P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
Publication Date: 31 July 2004

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Throughout the ages the wizard, magician, sorcerer, has claimed to defy scientific explanation. The rich diversity of Wizards offers new insights into our continuing fascination with magic.

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Freud's War

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Freud's War

Author: Helen P. Fry
Publication Date: 1 January 2009

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Using family archives and photographs, including correspondence and Sigmund Freud's diary, this title shows the Freuds' family life both in pre-War Vienna, and during the Second World War in Britain, with their homeland under the influence of the Nazis.

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