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What on Earth Happened?

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What on Earth Happened?
The Complete Story of the Planet, Life and People from the Big Bang to the Present Day

Author: Christopher Lloyd
Publication Date: 6 October 2008

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How old is the universe? How are humans related to a sponge? Where did most of the world's water come from? How much would a complete T Rex skeleton cost? Where did the Himalayas come from? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

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Bitter Ocean

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Bitter Ocean
The Dramatic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945

Author: David Fairbank White
Publication Date: 29 May 2006

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A fresh account of the Second World War Battle of the Atlantic, which shows this British naval victory to be comparable with Trafalgar.

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Office of Strategic Services 1942-45

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Office of Strategic Services 1942-45
The World War II Origins of the CIA

Author: Eugene Liptak
Publication Date: 10 August 2009

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The Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA, was founded in 1942 by William 'Wild Bill' Donovan under the direction of President Roosevelt. This book tells the story of the origins and development of the American espionage forces. It covers the different departments involved.

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SOE Agent

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SOE Agent
Churchill's Secret Warriors

Author: Terry Crowdy
Publication Date: 10 November 2008

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On average a Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent would be dead within three months of being parachuted into action. This work features the story of these agents, some of whom were women as young as 22, following them through their experiences beginning with their recruitment and their unorthodox training methods.

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And we shall shock them

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And we shall shock them
The British Army in the Second World War

Author: David Fraser
Publication Date: 10 June 1999

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Indian Affair

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An Indian Affair

Author: Archie Baron
Publication Date: 20010921

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A fresh perspective on Britain's relationship with India, this work suggest that far from being an imperialist objective, it seems the footholds on which india was established as a colony happened by accident rather than by design.

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Re-enactor's War

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A Re-enactor's War
The Home Front Revisited and Remembered

Author: John Leete
Publication Date: 19 June 2012

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The Second World War changed the Britain and its people forever and as the gap of history widens, re-enactment plays an incr...

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Against All Odds!

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Against All Odds!

Author: Bryan Perrett
Publication Date: 1 August 2000

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Here are the stories of thirteen dramatic military confrontations where the few fought against the many and against all odds achieved unbelievable success. Here is leadership, courage and motivation, a rare glimpse of soldiering at its best, an insight into the stunning realities of battlefield strategies that have succeeded.

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Year in the Life of the New Forest

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A Year in the Life of the New Forest

Author: Beata Moore
Publication Date: 17 October 2007

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A photographic record of a year in the life of Britain's smallest National Park, the 900-year-old New Forest.

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A Textile Community in the Industrial Revolution

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A Textile Community in the Industrial Revolution

Author: E.G. Power
Publication Date: 01 Jan 1975

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From the well respected Then and There series. Title sums it up nicely.......

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R.A.F. Biggin Hill

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R.A.F. Biggin Hill

Author: Graham Wallace
Publication Date: 1979

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The Immortal Story of one of the Battle of Britain's most famous fighter stations...

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Brass Rubbings

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Brass Rubbings

Author: Muriel Clayton
Publication Date: 01 Jun 1968

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Albion: A Guide to Legendary Britain

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Albion: A Guide to Legendary Britain

Author: Jennifer Westwood
Publication Date: 1980

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Books as Weapons

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Books as Weapons
Propaganda, Publishing, and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II

Author: John B. Hench
Publication Date: 29 April 2010

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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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Buckingham Palace Official Guide

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Buckingham Palace Official Guide

Author: John Martin Robinson
Publication Date: 1999

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turning the tide

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turning the tide

Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publication Date: 200211

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Turning the Tide - Decisive battles of the Second World War. A fresh look at the battles which decided the outcome of WW2, b...

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Austerity Britain: Smoke in the Valley

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Austerity Britain: Smoke in the Valley

Author: David Kynaston
Publication Date: 7 July 2008

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Tells the story of Britain from VE Day in 1945 to the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979.

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1945

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1945
The World We Fought for

Author: Robert Kee
Publication Date: 19950410

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Robert captures the spirit of growing optimism as the events of 1945 drew haltingly, but inevitably towards victory over Germany and Japan.

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Rhythms of History

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The Rhythms of History
A Universal Theory of Civilizations

Author: Stephen Blaha
Publication Date: 20 May 2002

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Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record Office

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Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record Office

Author:  Public Record Office
Publication Date: 1 October 1990

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The pursuit of ancestors is a hobby that has grown in recent years and this book aims to help those with British connections who want to find out about their family history. The book advises on the use of documents in the Public Record Office, and from other sources.

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Marwan's Prison Book II The Charge

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Marwan's Prison Book II The Charge

Author: Avi Antman
Publication Date: 2002

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Marwan's prison trilogy is a shocking and courageous journey into the soul and the mind of the Israeli society and the c...

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Britain under the Romans

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Britain under the Romans

Author: HE Priestley
Publication Date: 5 Nov 1967

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Highly detailed account of Roman occupation of Britain. Must for students of history. ...

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The Snare is broken

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The Snare is broken

Author: Alexander Davidson
Publication Date: 1975

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After the Battle of Culloden 1746 two families escape over the hills, the authors ancestors....

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Homer's Odyssey

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Homer's Odyssey

Author: John H. Finley
Publication Date: 1 January 1979

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Battles in Britain

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Battles in Britain
v.1

Author: William Seymour
Publication Date: 19760115

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A detailed account of all the major battles fought on British soil from 1066 to 1746. This text sets them against their political and historical background, and provides an analysis of each action and the results of the battles.

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Book of the Navajo

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The Book of the Navajo

Author: Raymond F Locke
Publication Date: 25 November 1992

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Hitler's Fortress Islands

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Hitler's Fortress Islands

Author: Carel Toms
Publication Date: 19760400

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A profusely illustrated account of the German occupation of the Channel Islands....

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Welsh Church from Conquest to Reformation

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Welsh Church from Conquest to Reformation

Author: Glanmor Williams
Publication Date: 1 January 1968

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The Heart of England

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The Heart of England

Author: Robin & Talbot Whiteman
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Wessex Images

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Wessex Images

Author: John Chandler
Publication Date: 01 Jan 1990

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Explores the contrasts and character of the district in both words and pictures....

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A Beginners Guide: Arthurian Tradition

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A Beginners Guide: Arthurian Tradition

Author: Claire Hamilton
Publication Date: 1999

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If you've a fascination with the tales of King Arthur or Queen Guinevere you'll enjoy this momentary escape into the...

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Catastrophes and Disasters

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Catastrophes and Disasters

Author: Roger Smith
Publication Date: 19920924

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Rhetoric of History

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The Rhetoric of History

Author: Savoie Lottinville
Publication Date: 31 March 1990

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mysteries of forgotten worlds

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mysteries of forgotten worlds

Author: Charles berlitz
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1974

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Among the Believers

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Among the Believers
An Islamic Journey

Author: V S Naipaul
Publication Date: 19821125

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This title is an account of the author's journeys through Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia. "The believers" he encountered are the Muslims he met on those journeys, young men and women battling to regain the original purity of their faith in the hope of restoring order to a chaotic world.

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Bedlam

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Bedlam
London and Its Mad

Author: Catharine Arnold
Publication Date: 6 August 2009

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An informative and entertaining study of London's lunatic fringe, and how we have dealt with the mad among us from pre-history to the present day.

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past lives

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past lives

Author: Ian wilson
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2001

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Fingerprints of the Gods

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Fingerprints of the Gods
A Quest for the Beginning and the End

Author: Graham Hancock
Publication Date: 19960205

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Originally published in 1995 and now available in paperback, a title which provides an evaluation of man's past through modern scientific research on various archaeological sites around the world, and which presents a theory to suggest that a highly developed human society existed as early as the last great Ice Age.

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The Common Stream

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The Common Stream
Foxton

Author: Rowland Parker
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1975

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Tales of Old Derbyshire

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Tales of Old Derbyshire

Author: Elizabeth Eisenberg
Publication Date: 8 October 1992

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Presenting an illustrated collection of 26 local stories, this title includes "Murder at Winnats Pass", "The Plague at Eyam", "The Amazon of Matlock Green" and "The Pretender Comes to Derby".

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Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk

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Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk

Author: Joshua Levine
Publication Date: 26 May 2011

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Drawing on the wealth of material from the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, this title presents in the words of both rescued and rescuers an intimate and dramatic account of what Winston Churchill described as a 'miracle of deliverance'.

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Piers and Other Seaside Architecture

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Piers and Other Seaside Architecture

Author: Lynn F. Pearson
Publication Date: 10 September 2008

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Outlines the history of pier and pavilion construction, using colour illustrations and photographs to show the development of these attractions from simple wooden structures to complex entertainment venues.

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Violet to Vita

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Violet to Vita
Letters of Trefusis to Vita Sackville-West

Author: Violet Trefusis
Publication Date: 19900405

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The tempestuous affair between Violet Trefusis and Vita Sackville-West is revealed in this collection of letters. "Fie...

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the voyage of the beagle

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the voyage of the beagle

Author: charles darwin
Publication Date: 190569

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Charles Darwin was an English naturalist who proposed and provided evidence for the scientific theory that all species have ...

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At Home

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At Home
A Short History of Private Life

Author: Bill Bryson
Publication Date: 26 May 2011

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What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. This book describes the history of the way we live.

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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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World War I: The Great Battles

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World War I: The Great Battles

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Publication Date: 1 July 2012

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A compelling and unique collection of photographs with complementary text.

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World War I: Life in the Trenches

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World War I: Life in the Trenches

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Publication Date: 1 July 2012

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A compelling and unique collection of photographs with complementary text.

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Suffer and Be Still

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Suffer and Be Still

Author: Martha Vincinus
Publication Date: 1972

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Ten lively essays documentnthe feminine stereotypes women fought against over 100 years ago. Vincinus sketches a portrait of...

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Maus

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Maus
A Survivor's Tale
Pt.1

Author: Art Spiegelman
Publication Date: 19870910

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The second part of Art Speigelman's story about his family's life in Hitler's Europe and post-war America.

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Yorkshire Dales Photographic Memories

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Yorkshire Dales Photographic Memories

Author: Roly Smith
Publication Date: 01 Jan 2002

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A series of photographs of the Yorkshire Dales between the 1900's and prewar years...

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Tracing Your Family Tree

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Tracing Your Family Tree
Discover Your Roots and Explore Your Family's History

Author: Kathy Chater
Publication Date: 28 November 2003

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Including basic Latin and a glossary of common genealogical terms, this book helps you become your family detective. It provides information on using the Internet, newspapers and record offices, and instructions on how to record your data. It features 350 charts, diagrams and archive pictures.

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Manor Houses of Burton Agnes and Their Owners

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The Manor Houses of Burton Agnes and Their Owners

Author: Margaret Imrie
Publication Date: 1 July 1993

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Village Where I Belong

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The Village Where I Belong

Author: Joyce Milnes
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House by the Thames

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The House by the Thames
and the People Who Lived There

Author: Gillian Tindall
Publication Date: 25 January 2007

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Just across the River Thames from St Paul's Cathedral stands an old house. Built in the days of Queen Anne, it stands in the footprint of a far older habitation. Some of the people who have lived in the house have been skilled; some were prosperous traders in the coal and iron on which Britain's industrial revolution ran.

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A Masked Ball

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The A Masked Ball

Author: Giuseppe Verdi
Publication Date: 10 January 2012

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This is a Schirmer piano / vocal score of the full opera with English translation in excellent condition....

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Roads & Vehicles (Industrial Archaeology Series)

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Roads & Vehicles (Industrial Archaeology Series)

Author: Anthony Bird
Publication Date: 01 Jan 1969

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Brilliant Little Operation

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A Brilliant Little Operation
The Cockleshell Heroes and the Most Courageous Raid of World War 2

Author: Paddy Ashdown
Publication Date: 2 May 2013

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The complete story of the remarkable canoe raid on German ships in Bordeaux Harbour - by the man who himself served in the Special Boat Squadron.

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In Pursuit of Devon's History

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In Pursuit of Devon's History

Author: Ian Maxted
Publication Date: 1 September 1997

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A History of Ireland

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A History of Ireland

Author: Edmund Curtis
Publication Date: 1961

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Within a short time of publication Professor Curtis's book was accepted as the best single-volume history of Ireland. He...

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Haunted Poole

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Haunted Poole

Author: Julie Harwood
Publication Date: 1 October 2007

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A collection of stories which contains well-known spooky tales from in and around Poole. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, it contains a range of ghostly phenomena.

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Little History of the World

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A Little History of the World

Author: E. H. Gombrich
Publication Date: 19 August 2008

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In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in six weeks, and "Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser" was published in Vienna. This book presents his history to English-language readers.

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Blackmore Vale Camera

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Blackmore Vale Camera

Author: Roger Guttridge
Publication Date: 18 October 1991

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Bloody Aachen

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Bloody Aachen

Author: Charles Whiting
Publication Date: 1 August 1999

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A history that tells the extraordinary story of Aachen

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Other Battle of the Bulge

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The Other Battle of the Bulge
Operation Northwind

Author: Charles Whiting
Publication Date: 1 January 2001

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The other Battle of the Bulge

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'44

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'44
In Combat from Normandy to the Ardennes

Author: Charles Whiting
Publication Date: 1 August 1999

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Recreates the combat soldiers' world of forty years ago

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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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Eagles and Bulldogs in Normandy 1944

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Eagles and Bulldogs in Normandy 1944
The American 29th Infantry Division from Omaha Beach to St Lo and the British 3rd Infantry Division from Sword Beach to Caen

Author: Michael Reynolds
Publication Date: 1 December 2002

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In this account of the actions of the American 29th and British 3rd Infantry Divisions the author compares and contrasts the actions of both sets of soldiers and describes in detail how they suffered 10,000 casulaties in the completion of their missions.

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Strikes Have Followed Me All My Life

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Strikes Have Followed Me All My Life
A South African Autobiography

Author: Emma Mashinini
Publication Date: 1 October 1989

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Emma was Secretary of one of South Africa's biggest black trade unions.This inspiring book is a tribute to the role of w...

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State and Politics in the USSR

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State and Politics in the USSR

Author: david Lane
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1985

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GI Brides

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GI Brides
The War-time Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love

Author: Duncan Barrett
Publication Date: 29 August 2013

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From the bestselling authors of The Sugar Girls, G.I. Brides weaves together the real-life stories of four women who crossed the ocean for love, providing a moving true tale of romance and resilience.

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Ancien Regime

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Ancien Regime

Author: William Doyle
Publication Date: 19860425

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A concise and accessible guide to the hidden complexities of an apparently straightforward historical category, both in the history of France and Europe as a whole. This edition incorporates material which has widened and advanced the historical debate since the book was first published.

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Stuart England (Pelican History of England)

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Stuart England (Pelican History of England)

Author: J.P. Kenyon
Publication Date: 1985

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4001 Babies' Names and Their Meanings

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4001 Babies' Names and Their Meanings

Author: James Glennon
Publication Date: 29 November 1995

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Shows how to learn the derivations and meanings of 4001 names, and how these names take their sources from languages ancient and those in use. This book helps you discover the real meaning of your own name.

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World History Factfinder

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World History Factfinder

Author: Colin McEvedy
Publication Date: 1989

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McEvedy has condensed rumour into the hard facts of history. His thoughtful, perceptive essays and datecharts survey 5000 ye...

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Greek Life (Snapping Turtle Guides: Ancient Life)

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Greek Life (Snapping Turtle Guides: Ancient Life)

Author: John Guy
Publication Date: 1998

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Part of the Early Civilisation series, Greek Life is an excellent introduction to the history of this ancient civilisation a...

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Illustrated Guide to Modern Warships

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Illustrated Guide to Modern Warships

Author: Hugh Lyon
Publication Date: 19800400

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A magnificently illustrated, compact directory of the most important fighting ships used by the world's navies today. ...

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Owain Glyn Dwr

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Owain Glyn Dwr

Author: Geoffrey Hodges
Publication Date: 1995

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Subtitled 'The War of Independence on the Welsh Borders'. Informative and readable account of Owain Glyndwrs' re...

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3 Commando Brigade

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3 Commando Brigade

Author: Ewen Southby-Tailyour
Publication Date: 28 May 2009

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Presents an account of the dogged, heroic pursuit of the Taliban by the ordinary Marines, sailors and soldiers responsible. This book describes the Commando attack on a key Taliban base south of Garmsir - a battle that ends with the dramatic recovery of a Corporal's body from alongside the fort by Apache helicopters.

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Forever War

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The Forever War
Dispatches from the War on Terror

Author: Dexter Filkins
Publication Date: 27 August 2009

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Captures the human experience - and tragedy - of war. This book offers a visceral understanding of the War on the Terror, its victims, the people who fight it and the way these people feel.

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Bitter Woods: The Battle of the Bulge

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The Bitter Woods: The Battle of the Bulge

Author: John S. D. Eisenhower
Publication Date: 1 August 1995

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"It was the greatest single battle the U.S. Army ever fought. More than a million GIs were involved and nearly 80,000 became casualties. The Allied generals had to rally beaten, dispirited troops in th"

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War of the World

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The War of the World
History's Age of Hatred

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publication Date: 1 June 2006

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The 20th century proved to be violent, frightening and brutalized with fanatical, often genocidal warfare engulfing most societies between the outbreak of the First World War and the end of the Cold War. What went wrong? How did we do this to ourselves? This book provides answers for these questions.

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Fancy Waterfowl

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Fancy Waterfowl

Author: Frank Finn
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1985

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This is a concise guide to the waterfowl which may be kept in a garden, small enclosure or on a lake....

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Calcutta

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Calcutta
A Cultural and Literary History

Author: Krishna Dutta
Publication Date: 27 January 2009

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In the popular imagination, Calcutta is a packed and pestilential sprawl, made notorious by the Black Hole and the works of Mother Teresa. Kipling called it a City of Dreadful Night, and a century later V.S. Naipaul, Gnter Grass and Louis Malle revived its hellish image.

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Researching Ancestors in Co.Armagh

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Researching Ancestors in Co.Armagh

Author: Ian Maxwell
Publication Date: 1 June 2000

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Famine Ships

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The Famine Ships
Irish Exodus to America, 1846-51

Author: Edward Laxton
Publication Date: 6 November 1997

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Tells the story of the courage of those who crossed the Atlantic in overcrowded sailing ships and made new lives for themselves, among them William Ford, father of Henry Ford and twenty six year old Patrick Kennedy, great-grandfather of John F. Kennedy.

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Honour and the Sword

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Honour and the Sword

Author: A. L. Berridge
Publication Date: 20 January 2011

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France, 1636. The Thirty Years War rages across Europe, and a bloody and brutal campaign begins as Spanish armies flood into Picardy. In their way lies the border village of Dax-en-roi. The Chevalier de Roland rallies a valiant defence, but his household guard are slaughtered, his estate burned and his life forfeit.

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Remaking the Balkans

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Remaking the Balkans

Author: Christopher Cviic
Publication Date: 1991

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earth magic

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earth magic

Author: francis hitching
Publication Date: 1977

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Domesday Book

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The Domesday Book - Warwickshire

Author: John Morris
Publication Date: 1 April 1975

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Warwickshire

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Pocket Book of Patriotism

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The Pocket Book of Patriotism

Author: George Courtauld
Publication Date: 18 November 2004

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Collection of facts about Britain and its history....

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Fatal Shore

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The Fatal Shore
History of the Transportation of Convicts to Australia, 1787-1868

Author: Robert Hughes
Publication Date: 5 September 1996

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"The Fatal Shore" reveals the full extent of Australia's role as the concentration camp of Georgian England, and in doing so has set new standards in the writing of narrative history

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master & commander

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master & commander

Author: patrick o'brian
Publication Date: 2002410

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This is the first of Patrick O'Brian's now famous Aubrey-Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series o...

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Treasury of Baby Names

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Treasury of Baby Names

Author: Katie Martin-Doyle
Publication Date: 1 March 2001

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over 2500 baby names, separate listings for boys and girls with meanings.......

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The pursuit of history

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The pursuit of history

Author: john tosh
Publication Date: 199711

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A general introduction to the discipline of history...

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France in Crisis 1620-1675

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France in Crisis 1620-1675

Author: P J Coveney
Publication Date: 197711

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the search for nefertiti

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the search for nefertiti

Author: joann Fletcher
Publication Date: 2004

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A truly compelling new portrait of one of the most important women in history, this is also one of the most riveting detecti...

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Collins Tracing Your Family History

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Collins Tracing Your Family History

Author: Anthony Adolph
Publication Date: 3 October 2005

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The definitive handbook for anyone interested in tracing their family's past.

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Surrey at War

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Surrey at War

Author: Bob Ogley
Publication Date: 3 November 1995

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This volume is an account of the events of World War II, and how they affected the county of Surrey.

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