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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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