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World War Two: Behind Closed Doors

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World War Two: Behind Closed Doors
Stalin, the Nazis and the West

Author: Laurence Rees
Publication Date: 6 August 2009

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Provides a 'behind the scenes' history of the West's dealings with Joseph Stalin. This book is a mix of high politics and the often heart-rending personal experiences of those on the ground. It intends to make you rethink what you believe about World War II.

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The Old European Order

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The Old European Order

Author: William Doyle
Publication Date: 1978

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The Old European Order 1660-1800, part of the Oxford History of the Modern World...

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Kendal 1911

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Kendal 1911
Westmorland Sheet 38.08

Author: Alan Godfrey
Publication Date: 1 September 2014

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Kendal (North) 1911

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Kendal (North) 1911
Westmorland Sheet 38.04

Author: Alan Godfrey
Publication Date: 1 September 2014

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Drighlington (W) & Westgate Hill 1905

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Drighlington (W) & Westgate Hill 1905
Yorkshire Sheet 217.14

Author: Ruth Strong
Publication Date: 20 November 2013

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This detailed map covers the western part of Drighlington, with coverage westward to Westgate Hill and to the northern part of Birkenshaw. Features include Drighlington village centre with St Paul's church, Victoria Hotel, Moorland Mill, Spring Gardens Colliery, tramway, Tong Lane End, New Mill, Old Mill, Shawfield; Westgate Hill with Tong Moor, Cross Lane End, Newmarket Colliery, Lapwater Hall, O...

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Empty Cradles

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Empty Cradles

Author: Margaret Humphreys
Publication Date: 1 February 1996

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The author claims that up to 150,000 children, the last as recently as 1967, were deported from British children's homes and shipped off to a "new life" in distant parts - in many cases to a life of physical and sexual abuse. In this book, she provides an account of her investigations.

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Life and Death of the Spanish Republic

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The Life and Death of the Spanish Republic
A Witness to the Spanish Civil War

Author: Henry Buckley
Publication Date: 30 October 2013

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*Exceptional insider account of Spanish Civil War *Spanish Civil War continues to have lots of general reader appeal *New intro by Paul Preston - leading historian of Spanish Civil War

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Short History of Socialism

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Short History of Socialism

Author: George Lichtheim
Publication Date: 19750303

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History of British Trade Unionism

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History of British Trade Unionism

Author: Henry Pelling
Publication Date: 19700129

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The current debate about industrial relations cannot be understood without a knowledge of trade union history. Dr Pelling's book has been updated to take account of recent research and to explain the course of events up to the Thatcher years, the miner's strike and the Employment Acts.

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Kai Lung's Golden Hours

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Kai Lung's Golden Hours

Author: Ernest Bramah
Publication Date: 1 May 2009

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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: 8 March 2007

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An authoritative new 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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Ojibwa of Southern Ontario

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The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario

Author: Peter S. Schmalz
Publication Date: 2 January 1991

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The twentieth century has seen something of an Ojibwa renaissance. Schmalz shows how Ojibwa participation in two world wars led to a desire to change conditions at home. Today the Ojibwa are gaining some control over their children's education, their reserves, and their culture.

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Ghosts of Afghanistan

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Ghosts of Afghanistan
The Haunted Battleground

Author: Jonathan Steele
Publication Date: 5 July 2012

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The definitive study of the wars in Afghanistan by the veteran reporter who has had exclusive access to all the key players over the last 30 years there from Gorbachev to WikiLeaks.

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Horror in the East

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Horror in the East

Author: Laurence Rees
Publication Date: 7 July 2011

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Traces the shift in the Japanese national psyche - from the civil and reasoned treatment of captured German prisoners in the First World War to the rejection of Western values and brutalization of the armed forces in the years that followed.

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A distant mirror

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A distant mirror

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1979

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Courage Under Fire

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Courage Under Fire
True Stories from the Frontline

Author:  Combat Stress
Publication Date: 17 September 2010

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A collection of stories celebrating the incredible bravery of our armed forces on the front line. Containing historical information, contributions from some of the best known war commentators today and examples of extreme courage, this book is a moving and fascinating tribute to our army, navy and RAF.

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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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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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History of the World, The Ancient world

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History of the World, The Ancient world

Author: Reader's Digest
Publication Date: 2005

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The period covered by The ancient World is one of the most remarkable in the entire history of mankind. Civilisations and e...

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Illustrated History of the World

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Illustrated History of the World

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Publication Date: 2005

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Between Cross and Cresent tells of the birth of Islam and how the religion bugun by Muhammed rapidly spread. ...

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History of the World, Early Midde Ages

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History of the World, Early Midde Ages

Author: Reader's Digest
Publication Date: 2006

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Few eras have seen as much change as the early Middle Ages. This book gives great insight into those changes. With fantast...

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Worst Street in London

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The Worst Street in London

Author: Fiona Rule
Publication Date: 7 May 2009

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Halfway up Commercial Street, one block away from Spitalfields Market, lies an anonymous service road. The average pedestrian wouldn't even notice it existed. But unlikely though it may seem, this characterless, 400ft strip of tarmac was once Dorset Street - the most notorious thoroughfare in the Capital; the worst street in London.

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Haunted London

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Haunted London

Author: James Clark
Publication Date: 31 August 2007

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From various accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to first-hand encounters with ghouls and spirits, this collection of stories contains tales from famous sights and buildings in the centre of London. It is suitable for those who are interested in the supernatural history of the area.

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Forgotten Voices of Burma

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Forgotten Voices of Burma
The Second World War's Forgotten Conflict

Author: Julian Thompson
Publication Date: 16 September 2010

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The Fourteenth Army in Burma became one of the largest and most diverse armies of the Second World War. British, West African, Ghurkha and Indian regiments fought alongside one another and became comrades. Taken from Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive - this title tells stories of this epic conflict.

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A Hampshire Manor

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A Hampshire Manor

Author: Ralph Dutton
Publication Date: 1988

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Flixton 1904

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Flixton 1904
Lancashire Sheet 110.02

Author: Chris Makepeace
Publication Date: 5 August 2005

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Defiant Irish Women

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Defiant Irish Women

Author: Edmund Lenihan
Publication Date: 1 July 1991

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A chronicle of five women from Irish history who illustrate the fact that women in the past were not voiceless and subservient. The women in the book are: Aoibheall the banshee; Maire Rua McMahon; Lady Betty, the Roscommon hangwoman; Moll Shaughnessy; and Alice Kyteler of Kilkenny.

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Home Run

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Home Run
Escape from Nazi Europe

Author: John Nichol
Publication Date: 1 May 2008

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Throughout the Second World War, thousands found themselves cut off behind the lines in Nazi occupied Europe - soldiers were left stranded on beaches after the chaotic evacuation of Dunkirk. This title tells the stories of the British soldiers and airmen on the run through Nazi occupied Europe in their own words.

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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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Bridge Too Far

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Bridge Too Far

Author: Cornelius Ryan
Publication Date: 19760216

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In the WORDSWORTH MILITARY LIBRARY series, a new edition of a World War II history book which describes the attempt by the Allied forces to capture the Rhine bridge at Arnhem in September, 1944.

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17th Century Britain The Cambridge Cultural History

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17th Century Britain The Cambridge Cultural History

Author: Boris Ford
Publication Date: 1992

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Part of a nine-volume work on literature, music, drama, the visual arts, crafts and architecture through the ages, revealing...

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No Time to Wave Goodbye

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No Time to Wave Goodbye

Author: Ben Wicks
Publication Date: 3 August 2009

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An intensely moving personal record of the experiences of children who were evacuated in World War II

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Greyfriars Bobby

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Greyfriars Bobby

Author: David Ross
Publication Date: 15 March 2004

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Tank Men

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Tank Men

Author: Robert J. Kershaw
Publication Date: 16 April 2009

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TANK MEN is the gripping first-hand story of the men and women who fought in tanks by a top military historian

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Burma Campaign

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The Burma Campaign
Disaster into Triumph 1942-45

Author: Frank McLynn
Publication Date: 2 June 2011

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Tells the story of the four larger-than-life commanders directing the Allied effort: Louis Mountbatten, Orde Wingate, Joseph Stilwell and William Slim, and explores the Campaign through their often stormy relationship.

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Unholy Babylon

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Unholy Babylon

Author: Adel Darwish
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1991

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Discloses a multitude of startling facts about the role of the west in Saddam's war....

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Southwark Past

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Southwark Past

Author: Richard Tames
Publication Date: 15 October 2001

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Hitler vs. Stalin

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Hitler vs. Stalin
The Eastern Front, 1941-1945

Author: John Mosier
Publication Date: 7 July 2011

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The true story of the Eastern Front in World War II, emphasizing how close Germany came to winning and the USSR to losing

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Journeys into the Past Life on the Home Front

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Journeys into the Past Life on the Home Front

Author: Reader's Digest
Publication Date: 199355

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A fascinating book which covers the "initial countdown to conflict" right through to the end of WWI. Contains eyewitness rep...

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Bamburgh Castle Northumberland

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Bamburgh Castle Northumberland
Home of the Armstrong Family

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Publication Date: 31 March 2006

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A guide to Bamburgh Castle - Home of the Armstrong family. Glossy photographs and information about the castle, grounds and ...

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CHURCHILL AND CHARTWELL

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CHURCHILL AND CHARTWELL

Author: Robin FEDDEN
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1977

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Tracking Down Your Ancestors

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Tracking Down Your Ancestors
Discover the Story Behind Your Ancestors and Bring Your Family History to Life

Author: Harry Alder
Publication Date: 1 August 2002

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This book is filled with ideas about the different aspects of genealogy and the main free or low cost resources available to help you in your quest.

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Christmas Truce

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Christmas Truce

Author: Malcolm Brown
Publication Date: 12 November 1999

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Malcolm Brown and Shirley Seaton have combed war diaries, talked to participants and consulted a wide range of contemporary letters, diaries and newspapers to produce this unique account of the Christmas truce.

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Journey's End

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Journey's End
Bomber Command's Battle from Arnhem to Dresden and Beyond

Author: Kevin Wilson
Publication Date: 23 June 2011

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The final, climactic volume of Wilson's acclaimed bomber war trilogy.

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Werewolf

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Werewolf

Author: Charles Whiting
Publication Date: 1 September 1996

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THE NAZI RESISTANCE MOVEMENT 1944-1945....

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Origins of the Second World War in Europe

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The Origins of the Second World War in Europe

Author: P.M.H. Bell
Publication Date: 19860602

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Providing accounts of the origins of the World War II, this text offers analysis of ideological, economic and strategic developments, assessing how far these underlying forces brought about the war. The story is not brought to an end in 1939, but is pursued to June 1941 when Germany invaded Russia.

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Dogfight

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Dogfight
True Stories of Dramatic Air Actions

Author: Alfred Price
Publication Date: 15 November 2009

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Tells the story of some of the most incredible air battles of modern warfare. This book not only uncovers how the tactics of aerial warfare have changed through each major conflict of modern times, but also allows the reader to feel like they were there in the skies, flying alongside these incredible pilots.

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Ascent of Money

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Prize Winner

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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Working Life

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Working Life

Author: Janice Anderson
Publication Date: 7 July 2005

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The period between 1900 and 1950 witnessed fundamental changes in the way of life in Britain. Gradually contemporary Britain...

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RYS Wanderer

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RYS Wanderer
From Aristocrat to Tramp

Author: A. B. Demaus
Publication Date: 30 September 2001

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Rys Wanderer: From aristocrat to tramp

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