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It is only from studying the past that we can learn about the present and so great history books are essential reading for anyone with an interest in the modern world. From the traditions of the Ancient World, expertly recounted by Mary Beard and Tom Holland, to reflections on the twentieth-century by the likes of Andrew Marr and David Kynaston – not to mention pioneering works by David Olusoga on Black British history – here are books that illuminate previous centuries and help us to understand our shared past.

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Our Best History Books

Pandora's Jar
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The Shortest History of England
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The White Ship
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The Madman's Library
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The Haunting of Alma Fielding
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The Anarchy
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Behind the Enigma
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War
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The Ratline
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The Good Germans
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Dictators
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Elizabethans
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Gladius
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Lancaster
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Dominion
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JFK
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Burning the Books
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Our Best New History Hardbacks

Thebes
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The Glamour Boys
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The Interest
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The Lost Homestead
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Empireland
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Queens of the Crusades
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Blood and Iron
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Britain Alone
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The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz
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At Close Range
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Culloden
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Land
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Goering?s Man in Paris
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Peace, Poverty and Betrayal
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Passing
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The Volga
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The Language of Thieves
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Our Best New History Paperbacks

A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
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Square Haunting
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The Elite
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The Sisters of Auschwitz
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A Game of Birds and Wolves
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The Crew
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Spitfire Women of World War II
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Love in the Blitz
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The Sphinx
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The Nine Hundred
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Last Stop Auschwitz
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Franci's War
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Places and Names
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Heroes of the Holocaust
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Bodies Politic
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The Fatherland and the Jews
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The Colonizer and the Colonized
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Operation Pedestal
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Letters to Camondo
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Princes of the Renaissance
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Powers and Thrones
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The Lost Cafe Schindler
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The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames
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The Warrior and the Prophet
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On This Day She
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Plague, Pestilence and Pandemic
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The Wood Age
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River Kings
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The Quiet Americans
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Three Mothers
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The Handshake
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The Auschwitz Photographer
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Victoire
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The Western Front
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The Barbizon
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The Year 1000
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Lancaster
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Strange Antics
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Dead Famous
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Love in the Blitz
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Ladies Can't Climb Ladders
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The Stonemason
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Britain's War
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Endell Street
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Digging Up Britain
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The Mediterranean in History
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Bodies Politic
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The Splendid and the Vile
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A People Betrayed
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Maiden Voyages
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A History of Ancient Greece in 50 Lives
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The Beauty and the Terror
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History of Writing
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Black & British

Natives
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The Brutish Museums
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Homecoming
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Don't Touch My Hair
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Brit(ish)
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Safe
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Dreaming in a Nightmare
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Black, Listed
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100 Great Black Britons
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Black Britain
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Black Tudors
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Lovers and Strangers
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Staying Power
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There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack
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Voices of the Windrush Generation
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Heart Of The Race
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Our Best Military History Books

War
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Lancaster
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Behind the Enigma
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Agent Sonya
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Gladius
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The Second World War
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World War One
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The Battle of Britain
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The War of the World
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Codebreaking Sisters
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Black Poppies
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Chastise
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Spitfire
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Dresden
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A Woman of No Importance
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First to Fight
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Arnhem
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The Art of War
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Our Best British History Books

100 Great Black Britons
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Endell Street
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The Shortest History of England
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Britain at Bay
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In the Reign of King John
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British Summer Time Begins
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The White Ship
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Black and British
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Chastise
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Black Tudors
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Battle of Britain
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Spitfire
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The World's War
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Lancaster
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Staying Power
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Seashaken Houses
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A Raid Over Berlin
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Mother Country
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Our Best World History Books

The Story of China
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A World Beneath the Sands
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The World Aflame
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Waves Across the South
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The Craft
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Revolutionary Iran
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Maoism
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Sapiens
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The Silk Roads
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The New Silk Roads
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A Little History of the World
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The Square and the Tower
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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu
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Koh-i-Noor
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Histories of Nations
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Our Best European History Books

The International Brigades
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The Ratline
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African Europeans
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A People Betrayed
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Pandora's Jar
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The Good Germans
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The Last Assassin
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A Short History of Europe
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Reckonings
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Last Witnesses
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Chernobyl
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Chernobyl Prayer
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France
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A Certain Idea of France
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The Race to Save the Romanovs
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Travellers in the Third Reich
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Red Famine
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Our Best Ancient History Books

A World Beneath the Sands
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Infamy
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Cities of the Classical World
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SPQR
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The Darkening Age
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The Great Empires of Asia
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Praetorian
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Pax Romana
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The Odyssey
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Rubicon
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The Classical World
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Meditations
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The Story of Egypt
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The Mighty Dead
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The Spartans
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Babylon
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The Ancient Paths
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Luxury Editions & Gift Books

Pandora's Jar
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The Madman's Library
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The Story of China
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The Greek and Roman Myths
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Murder Maps
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The Book in the Cathedral
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Spirit of Place
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The Art of War
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Battles that Changed History
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World War II: Infographics
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Himalaya
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Civilization
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Treasures of World History
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History of Britain and Ireland
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