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American Travelers on the Nile: Early US Visitors to Egypt, 1774-1839
Andrew Oliver
Condition: New
£29.99   £7.99

The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, ending the War of 1812, allowed Americans once again to travel abroad. Medical students went to Paris, artists to Rome, academics to Gottingen, and tourists to all European capitals. More intrepid Americans ventured to Athens, to Constantinople, and even to Egypt. ...


Monarchs of the Nile
Aidan Dodson
Condition: New
£16.99   £6.99

This book presents a concise account of the lives and times of some of the more significant occupants of the Egyptian throne, from the unification of the country around 3000 BC down to the extinction of native rule just under three millennia later. Some, such as Thutmose III, had a major impact on their ...


The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground was Built and How it Changed the City Forever
Christian Wolmar
Condition: Used, Like New
£17.99   £11.45

The dramatic story of the men who made the world's first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway: one of the most impressive engineering achievements in history.


Richard III
C Skidmore
Condition: New
£24.77   £7.99

"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd, an Hachette UK company; First U.S. Edition: April 2018."


The Art of More: how mathematics created civilisation
Michael Brooks
Condition: New
£18.99   £12.99

Bestselling science writer Michael Brooks takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of civilisation, as he explains why maths is fundamental to our understanding of the world.

1, 2, 3 ... ? The untrained brain isn't wired for maths; beyond the number 3, it just sees 'more'. So why bother ...


The Holocaust
Memorial de la Shoah, Thomas Cussans
Condition: Used, Very Good
£30.00   £2.99

The Holocaust was the systematic murder of Europe's Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War. This volume describes Jewish life before the spread of Nazism in Europe and Nazi ideologies.


The Longest Day
Cornelius Ryan
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The Longest Day is one of the best-selling military history books of all time. Its author, war journalist Cornelius Ryan, created a new style of military-history writing based on interview research with hundreds of battle participants. The book was made into the legendary war movie in 1962. This beautifully ...


The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty
Sarah Gristwood
Condition: New
£20.00   £6.99

The bestselling historian finds a new way to look at the most famous English royal dynasty


Tito
Neil Barnett
Condition: New
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As Neil Barnett shows in this short but engaging biography, The charismatic, near-mythological figure of Josip Broz Tito was many things: an inspirational partisan leader and scourge of the Germans during their occupation of Yugoslavia in the Second World War; a doctrinaire communist but an ever-present thorn in Moscow's side.


Absolute Emperor: Napoleonic Wargame Battles
Boyd Bruce
Condition: New
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From the late Revolutionary Wars and Egyptian campaign, to the battles of Austerlitz, Borodino, Leipzig, and Waterloo, Absolute Emperor is a mass battle wargame that provides all the rules needed to play during this period of grand armies and sweeping campaigns. Players' armies are composed of multiple ...


The Napoleonic Mediterranean: Enlightenment, Revolution and Empire
Professor Michael Broers
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£45.00   £22.99

New research on Napoleon's Mediterranean empire and influence


The Strange Survival of Liberal Britain: Politics and Power Before the First World War
Vernon Bogdanor
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£35.00   £7.99

The years of 1895 to 1914 changed Britain's political landscape for ever. In this wide-ranging and sometimes controversial survey, one of our pre-eminent political historians dispels the popular myths that have grown up about this critical period in Britain's story and argues that it set the scene for much that is laudable about our nation today.


In and Around Cambridge in the 1960s
Richard Gaunt
Condition: New
£18.99   £8.99

Stunning photographs of Cambridge in the late 1960s, combined with personal recollections, anecdotes from other alumni, and extracts from college archives. The book considers heavyweight issues linked to the widespread student unrest in the 1960s, but suggests that most students were more interested in eating, drinking and making merry.


Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship
Martin W. Sandler
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£24.95   £4.99

Talks about an amazing high-seas adventure, which encompasses the search for the Northwest Passage in the early 1800s. Covering 39 heroic rescue missions, this book features photographs, paintings, engravings and maps.


The Tunnel Through Time: A New Route for an Old London Journey
Gillian Tindall
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Visiting Stepney, Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road (alias St Giles-in-the-Fields) and the route along Oxford Street (alias the Way to Oxford and also Tyburn) this richly descriptive book traces the course of many of these historical journeys across time as well as space.


Alchemy and Alchemists
Sean Martin
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Often alchemy is seen as an example of medieval gullibility and the alchemists as a collection of eccentrics and superstitious fools. Yet nothing could be further from the truth....


The Knights Templar
Sean Martin
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The Knights Templar were the most powerful military religious order of the Middle Ages. Formed to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land, they participated in the Crusades and rapidly gained wealth, lands and influence and were answerable to none save the Pope himself....


WW1 at Sea
Victoria Carolan
Condition: New
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Images of WWI in the popular consciousness normally involve the bloody attrition of trench warfare, the miles of mud, the shattered earth, the tangled miles of barbed wire. However there was another significant arena of war - the battle for control of the sea....


Working the London Underground: From 1863 to 2013
Ben Pedroche
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£14.99   £6.75

Used extensively and somewhat taken for granted by millions of commuters and tourists every day, the London Underground has long been a part of our national heritage and way of life.


England's Forgotten Past: The Unsung Heroes and Heroines, Valiant Kings, Great Battles and Other Generally Overlooked Episodes in Our Nation's Glorious History
Richard Tames
Condition: New
£9.99   £4.99

A charming, lively and often amusing tour of the forgotten episodes and overlooked people and places of English history.

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