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1 Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China (Paperback)

by Jung Chang

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 03/07/2014

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Describes how Empress Dowager Cixi - the most important woman in Chinese history - brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Read more

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2 The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe (Paperback)

by Graham Robb

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 03/07/2014

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3 out of 5

From the award-winning author of THE DISCOVERY OF FRANCE and PARISIANS The dazzling new book from the bestselling author Graham Robb contains a... Read more

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3 This Boy (Paperback)

by Alan Johnson

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 27/02/2014

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The author's family lived in condemned housing, declared unfit for human habitation, in a cramped flat with no central heating, no electricity... Read more

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4 Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient (Paperback)

by Edward W. Said

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 28/08/2003

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Surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way... Read more

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5 The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 (Paperback)

by Christopher Clark

Format: Paperback 736 pages
Published: 04/07/2013

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The moments that it took Gavrilo Princip to step forward to the stalled car and shoot dead Franz Ferdinand and his wife were perhaps the most... Read more

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6 Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 - Virago Classic Non-Fiction (Paperback)

by Shirley Williams, Vera Brittain

Format: Paperback 640 pages
Published: 20/04/1978

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* A unique record of one woman's experience of twenty-five of the most cataclysmic years in modern history - and a Virago Classic bestseller -... Read more

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7 Great Britain's Great War (Paperback)

by Jeremy Paxman

Format: Paperback 368 pages
Published: 05/06/2014

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Life in Britain during the First World War was far stranger than many of us realize. The author tells the story of the war through the experience of... Read more

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8 One Summer: America 1927 (Paperback)

by Bill Bryson

Format: Paperback 672 pages
Published: 22/05/2014

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In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator... Read more

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9 In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story That Inspired "Moby Dick" (Paperback)

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 02/04/2001

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The Number One best-selling, epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the 19th century, beautifully reissued... Read more

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10 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West (Paperback)

by Dee Brown

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 03/01/1998

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Describes how the American Indians lost their land and lives to a dynamically expanding white society. This book described the opening of the West... Read more

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