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A History of Britain in 21 Women
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The French Revolution and What Went Wrong
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Behold, America
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Why We Fight
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The Spy Who Changed History
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The Secret World
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The Rise and Fall of the British Nation
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On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration of paratroop power.

Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery. But could it ever have worked?

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The Strange Death of Europe
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October
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The Russian Revolution
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Queer City
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The Greedy Queen
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Praetorian
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Painting the Sand
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The Operator
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SAS Ghost Patrol
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Spies in the Congo
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Lovers and Strangers
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Koh-I-Noor
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Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer
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The Darkening Age
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The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain
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Gimson's Prime Ministers
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A History of Britain in 21 Women
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Inglorious Empire
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Testament Of Youth
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Brit(ish)
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London's Triumph
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Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Right to Vote

The Century Girls
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Rise Up Women!
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Deeds Not Words
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Votes For Women!
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A Lab of One's Own
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Hearts And Minds
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Suffragettes
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My Own Story
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The Shortest History of Germany
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Arnhem
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Six Minutes in May
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An Inconvenient Death
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The Operator
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The Vietnam War
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Frankenstein in Baghdad
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East West Street
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The Romanovs
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Four Princes
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The Holocaust
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Germany
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Lenin on the Train
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Homage to Catalonia
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The Holy Roman Empire
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Martin Luther
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Boys in Zinc
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Red Notice
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1000 Years of Annoying the French
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Caught in the Revolution
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Stasiland
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To Hell and Back
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A People's Tragedy
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Rome: A History in Seven Sackings
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Nefertiti's Face
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SPQR
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Pax Romana
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Dynasty
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Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to Classical Stories
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On the Shortness of Life
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The Republic
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The Odyssey
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The Greek Myths
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Ancient Worlds
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Meditations
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The Celts
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The Penguin Book of Classical Myths
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Rubicon
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Confronting the Classics
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America, Inc
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Hillbilly Elegy
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On Tyranny
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A Little History of the World
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The Great Cities in History
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In Cold Blood
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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
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One Summer
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The Witches
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A History of the World in 100 Objects
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Another Day in the Death of America
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Dreams From My Father
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A History of the World
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Civilization
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Ten Cities that Made an Empire
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Why The West Rules - For Now
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America, Empire of Liberty
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Churchill's Knight: Henry Hemming on M's Darkest Hour

Henry Hemming reveals a crucial clue to the mystery of 'M', Maxwell Knight, Britain's greatest spymaster.

Why Spy? The Enigma of Donald Maclean

Author Roland Philipps reveals the research that inspired A Spy Named Orphan.

Diane Atkinson's Recommended Revolutionary Reading

Continuing our celebration of the centenary of women's right to the vote, Diane Atkinson selects her choice of revolutionary reads.