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1 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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2 Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China (Paperback)

by Jung Chang

Format: Paperback 464 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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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 Hanns and Rudolf: The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz (Paperback)

by Thomas Harding

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 01/05/2014

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Hanns Alexander was the son of a prosperous German family who fled Berlin for London in the 1930s. Rudolf Hoss was a farmer and soldier who became... Read more

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5 Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 (Paperback)

by Sir Max Hastings

Format: Paperback 672 pages
Published: 08/05/2014

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A magisterial chronicle of the calamity that crippled Europe in 1914. Read more

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6 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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7 D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (Paperback)

by Antony Beevor

Format: Paperback 624 pages
Published: 24/04/2014

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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... Read more

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8 The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War (Paperback)

by Professor Margaret MacMillan

Format: Paperback 704 pages
Published: 12/06/2014

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9 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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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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10 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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