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1 Centuries of Change: Which Century Saw the Most Change? (Hardback)

by Ian Mortimer

Format: Hardback 416 pages
Published: 02/10/2014

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Takes you on a whirlwind tour of the last ten centuries of Western history. This book tells the story of godly scientists, shrewd farmers,... Read more

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2 1946: The Making of the Modern World (Hardback)

by Victor Sebestyen

Format: Hardback 464 pages
Published: 09/10/2014

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A compelling account of a crucial year in post-war history, in the tradition of Margaret MacMillan's award-winning and bestselling The... Read more

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3 Speeches That Changed the World: Accompanied by a One-Hour DVD

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Format: Mixed media product 256 pages
Published: 06/11/2014

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Over 50 momentous and thought-provoking speeches from throughout history. Accompanied by a unique one-hour documentary containing 16 great speeches. Read more

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4 Secrets of the National Archives: The Stories Behind the Letters and Documents of Our Past (Hardback)

by National Archives

Format: Hardback 304 pages
Published: 18/09/2014

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The National Archives is one of the most remarkable collections of documents in the world, holding over 120 miles of papers. In 2010 the staff at... Read more

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5 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Hardback)

by Yuval Noah Harari

Format: Hardback 456 pages
Published: 04/09/2014

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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the... Read more

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6 History of the World in 1000 objects (Hardback)

Format: Hardback 400 pages
Published: 01/10/2014

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Look at world history, viewing cultures and early civilizations through the objects that they created. From a Viking wooden comb to a 1950s... Read more

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7 Year Zero: A History of 1945 (Paperback)

by Ian Buruma

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 04/09/2014

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Ian Buruma's wonderful book is about a time, immediately after the end of the war, which has somehow fallen between the cracks of history, and... Read more

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8 Death's Men: Soldiers of The Great War (Paperback)

by Denis Winter

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 04/09/2014

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Millions of British men were involved in the Great War of 1914-1918. But, both during and after the war, the individual voices of the soldiers were... Read more

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9 Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism (Hardback)

by Sven Beckert

Format: Hardback 640 pages
Published: 04/12/2014

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For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the world's most important manufacturing industry. For centuries it was central to... Read more

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10 The War Behind the Wire: The Life, Death and Glory of British Prisoners of War, 1914-18 (Paperback)

by John Lewis-Stempel

Format: Paperback 288 pages
Published: 06/11/2014

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The last untold story of the First World War: the fortunes and fates of 170,000 British soldiers captured by the enemy. Read more

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