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World War I Collection

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The World War I Collection

Author: Tim Coates
Publication Date: 12 September 2001

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The official inquiry into the disastrous military campaign at Gallipoli, as well as the despatches of British generals at the front during the first nine months of the war, are presented here.

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Strange and Wild Place

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A Strange and Wild Place

Author: Sandra Macpherson
Publication Date: 21 June 2004

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At the age of twenty-two the author cut short her nursing career in Edinburgh to marry, against enormous family pressure, the charismatic Euan Macpherson, her psychology tutor and twenty years her senior.

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Mask of Treachery

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Mask of Treachery
Anthony Blunt - The Most Dangerous Spy in History

Author: John Costello
Publication Date: 19881110

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The First Documented Dossier on Blunt, M15, and Soviet Subversion...

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Guns at Last Light

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The Guns at Last Light
The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

Author: Rick Atkinson
Publication Date: 6 February 2014

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In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fough...

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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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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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