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1 Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete (Hardback)

by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Format: Hardback 240 pages
Published: 09/10/2014

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A daring behind-enemy-lines mission from the author of A Time of Gifts and The Broken Road, who was once described by the BBC as 'a cross... Read more

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2 Napoleon the Great (Hardback)

by Andrew Roberts

Format: Hardback 976 pages
Published: 02/10/2014

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Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human lives. In the space of just twenty years, from October 1795 when as a young... Read more

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3 Joan of Arc (Hardback)

by Helen Castor

Format: Hardback 352 pages
Published: 02/10/2014

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Brings us afresh a gripping life of Joan of Arc. Instead of the icon, the author gives us a living, breathing young woman; a roaring girl fighting... Read more

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4 Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 Vol. I (Hardback)

by Stephen Kotkin

Format: Hardback 976 pages
Published: 23/10/2014

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In January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the largest country in the world, boarded a train bound for Siberia where he would embark upon the greatest... Read more

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5 A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz (Hardback)

by Goran Rosenberg, Sarah Death, John Cullen

Format: Hardback 336 pages
Published: 06/11/2014

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A shattering literary memoir by the son of Holocaust survivors, and a darkly tender exploration of a child's relationship with his father Read more

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6 Mitterrand: A Study in Ambiguity (Paperback)

by Philip Short

Format: Paperback 704 pages
Published: 06/11/2014

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Aesthete, sensualist, bookworm, politician of Machiavellian cunning: Francois Mitterrand was a man of exceptional gifts and exceptional flaws who,... Read more

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7 Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World (Hardback)

by Jon Gnarr

Format: Hardback 182 pages
Published: 04/09/2014

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8 The Last Stalinist: The Life of Santiago Carrillo (Hardback)

by Paul Preston

Format: Hardback 448 pages
Published: 14/08/2014

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The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain's turbulent 20th century. Read more

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9 The World of Yesterday (Hardback)

by Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell, Nathan Burton

Format: Hardback 480 pages
Published: 20/11/2014

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10 Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered (Hardback)

by Dianne Hales

Format: Hardback 336 pages
Published: 14/08/2014

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Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the woman who became the most famous artistic subjects of all time - Mona Lisa. Read more

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