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Killing Crazy Horse by Bill O'Reilly

Killing Crazy Horse

Bill O'Reilly

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"The bloody Battle of Tippecanoe was only the beginning. It’s 1811 and President James Madison has ordered the destruction of Shawnee warrior chief Tecumseh’s alliance of tribes in the Great Lakes region. But while General William Henry Harrison would...

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Battle on 42nd Street by Peter Monteath

Battle on 42nd Street

Peter Monteath

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"At what point does the will to survive on the battlefield give way to bloodlust? The battle for Crete was at once the most modern and the most ancient of wars. For a week Australian and New Zealand forces were relentlessly hammered from the skies by...

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Tomorrow will be a good day by Tom Moore

Tomorrow will be a good day

Tom Moore

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At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, ninety-nine-year-old WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore began walking laps of his garden to raise £1000 for the NHS. By the time of his 100th birthday, he'd reached £32 million and captured the hearts of the nation....

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Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem

Mudlarking

Lara Maiklem

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MUDLARK: A PERSON WHO SCAVENGES FOR USABLE DEBRIS IN THE MUD OF A RIVER OR HARBOUR. Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over fifteen years in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins, m...

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Tombstone by Thomas Clavin

Tombstone

Thomas Clavin

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"On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, nine men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others. The fight sprang forth...

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Waiting for war by Barry Turner

Waiting for war

Barry Turner

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"At the outbreak of war in 1939, ordinary people were quickly forced to adapt to the realities of a nation under dire threat. But it soon became known as the Phoney War, a time when official incompetence reigned supreme. Theatres and cinemas were closed...

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The note through the wire by Doug Gold

The note through the wire

Doug Gold

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"In the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe, two people meet fleetingly in a chance encounter. One is an underground resistance fighter; the other a prisoner of war. A crumpled note passes between these two strangers and sets them on a course that will change...

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Ten rogues by Peter Grose

Ten rogues

Peter Grose

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"From the grim docks of nineteenth-century London to the even grimmer shores of the brutal penal colony of Norfolk Island, this is a roller-coaster tale. It has everything: defiance of authority, treachery, piracy and mutiny, escape from the hangman's...

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A short history of Europe by Simon (Historian) Jenkins

A short history of Europe

Simon (Historian) Jenkins

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"Europe has for two millennia been a remarkably successful continent. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins tells the story of its evolution from a battlefield of warring tribes to peace, wealth and freedom - a story that twists...

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Close to where the heart gives out by Malcolm Alexander

Close to where the heart gives out

Malcolm Alexander

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"In his forties, Malcolm gave up his job in suburban Glasgow when a persistent seed that had been growing inside him started to bloom, disrupting the foundations of his life. When he saw the job advert, 'urgent: island doctor needed', he applied imme...

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The only plane in the sky by Garrett M. Graff

The only plane in the sky

Garrett M. Graff

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"Journalist and historian Garrett Graff tells the story of September 11, 2001 as it was lived, in the words of those who lived it. Drawing on transcripts, recently declassified documents, original interviews, and oral histories from nearly five hundr...

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A bookshop in Berlin by Francoise Frenkel

A bookshop in Berlin

Francoise Frenkel

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"In 1921, Françoise Frenkel--a Jewish woman from Poland--fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin's first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Na...

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The American story by David M. Rubenstein

The American story

David M. Rubenstein

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"Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians. In these lively dialogues, ...

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A house in the mountains by Caroline Moorehead

A house in the mountains

Caroline Moorehead

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"In the late summer of 1943, when Italy changed sides in the War and the Germans - now their enemies - occupied the north of the country, an Italian Resistance was born. Ada, Frida, Silvia and Bianca were four young Piedmontese women who joined the R...

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The art of resistance by Justus Rosenberg

The art of resistance

Justus Rosenberg

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"In 1937, as the Nazis gained control and anti-Semitism spread in the Free City of Danzig, a majority German city on the Baltic Sea, sixteen-year-old Justus Rosenberg was sent to Paris to finish his education in safety. Three years later, France fell...

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RAAF Black Cats by Robert Cleworth

RAAF Black Cats

Robert Cleworth

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"In March 1945 Reg Cleworth, a navigator on PBY Catalina seaplanes flying out of Darwin, went missing in action. No details were ever given about the incident that took his life, nor the reason his plane went down. For Reg's younger brother, Robert, the...

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The fall of Richard Nixon by Tom Brokaw

The fall of Richard Nixon

Tom Brokaw

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Tom Brokaw recounts the endgame of the Watergate scandal and the Nixon presidency in real time, from his perspective in the press corps as a young White House correspondent for NBC News. The last year of the Nixon presidency was filled with power pol...

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Hymns of the Republic by S. C. (Samuel C.) Gwynne

Hymns of the Republic

S. C. (Samuel C.) Gwynne

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"The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of that era's most compelling narratives, defining the nation and one of history's great turning points. Now, S.C. Gwynne's Hymns of the Republic addresses the time Ulysses S. Grant arrives to take...

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A good American family by David Maraniss

A good American family

David Maraniss

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"Elliott Maraniss, a WWII veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job, an...

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The Guinea Pig Club by E. R. (Emily R.) author. Mayhew

The Guinea Pig Club

E. R. (Emily R.) author. Mayhew

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The history of the Guinea Pig Club, the band of airmen who were seriously burned in aeroplane fires, is a truly inspiring, spine-tingling tale. Plastic surgery was in its infancy before the Second World War, and the most rudimentary techniques were only...

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The sisters of Battle Road by Jim Maloney

The sisters of Battle Road

Jim Maloney

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In 1939, Annie Jarman and her six young daughters were evacuated from their south London home and sent to the Sussex countryside to wait out the war. Refusing to be parted, they faced the unknown together, never imagining just how much their lives wo...

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No surrender by Chris (Christopher Waring) Edmonds

No surrender

Chris (Christopher Waring) Edmonds

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"Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis,...

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A raid over Berlin by John Martin

A raid over Berlin

John Martin

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Trapped inside a burning Lancaster bomber 20,000 feet above Berlin, wireless operator John Martin consigned himself to his fate and turned his thoughts to his fiancee back home. In a miraculous turn of events, however, the twenty-one-year-old was thrown...

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D-Day girls by Sarah Rose

D-Day girls

Sarah Rose

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"In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was on the front lines. To “set Europe ablaze,” in the words of Winston Churchill, the Special Operations Executive (SOE) was forced to do something unprecede...

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Pie and Mash down the Roman Road by Melanie McGrath

Pie and Mash down the Roman Road

Melanie McGrath

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"G. Kelly's Pie and Mash has been run by the same family in the Roman Road in Bow for nearly a hundred years; an East End institution and the still point of a turning world. Outside its windows the Roman Road has seen an extraordinary revolution - from...

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The storm on our shores by Mark Obmascik

The storm on our shores

Mark Obmascik

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"From a bestselling author, the heartbreaking, redemptive story of two World War II soldiers whose fateful encounter in the Forgotten War of Alaska has fascinated Americans for decades. In researching his bestselling book The Big Year, Pulitzer Prize...

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The heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer

The heartbeat of Wounded Knee

David Treuer

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The received idea of Native American history has been that it essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing...

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The pioneers by David G. McCullough

The pioneers

David G. McCullough

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As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of...

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The escape artists by Neal Bascomb

The escape artists

Neal Bascomb

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The story of three downed British airmen who mastermind an elaborate, rollicking escape from a WWI German POW camp.

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The league of wives by Heath Hardage Lee

The league of wives

Heath Hardage Lee

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The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington and Hanoi to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On 12 February, 1973, one hundred and sixteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high flying Navy and Air Force...

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Thunder in the mountains by Daniel J. Sharfstein

Thunder in the mountains

Daniel J. Sharfstein

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"In 1865 Union Army General Oliver Otis Howard took charge of the Freedmen's Bureau, tasked with helping millions of former slaves become free and equal citizens. He was so committed to civil rights that Howard University was named for him. But when....

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Smoky the Brave by Damien Lewis

Smoky the Brave

Damien Lewis

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"Smoky the Brave is the extraordinary, touching and true story of a heroic dog and her adoptive masters in the jungles of the Pacific War. In February 1944, as Japanese military advances threatened to engulf Australasia, a tiny, four-pound Yorkshire ...

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The new Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

The new Silk Roads

Peter Frankopan

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"Following the Silk Roads eastwards, from Europe through to China, by way of Russia and the Middle East, The New Silk Roads provides a timely reminder that we live in a world that is profoundly interconnected. In an age of Brexit and Trump, the themes...

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First in line by Kate Andersen Brower

First in line

Kate Andersen Brower

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"An intimate, news-making look at the men who are next in line to the most powerful office in the world--the vice presidents of the modern era--from Richard Nixon to Joe Biden to Mike Pence. Vice presidents occupy a unique and important position, liv...

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The race to save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport

The race to save the Romanovs

Helen Rappaport

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"IOn 17th July 1918, the whole of the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. There were no miraculous escapes. The former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their children were all tragically gunned down in a blaze of bullets. On the 100-year-anniversary...

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Women of the blue & gray by Marianne Monson

Women of the blue & gray

Marianne Monson

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"Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes--women. North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant--the women in these micro-drama biographies...

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The first conspiracy by Brad Meltzer

The first conspiracy

Brad Meltzer

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"Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of Amer...

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Valley Forge by Bob Drury

Valley Forge

Bob Drury

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"December 1777. Some 12,000 members of America's beleaguered Continental Army stagger into a small Pennsylvania encampment 23 miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia. Starving and half-naked, reeling from a string of demoralizing defeats at the...

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SAS Italian job by Damien Lewis

SAS Italian job

Damien Lewis

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"An impossible mission in wartime Italy: the next explosive bestseller from Damien Lewis.In the hard-fought winter of 1944 the Allied advanced northwards through Italy, but stalled on the fearsome mountainous defences of the Gothic Line. Two men were...

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How to behave badly in Renaissance Britain by Ruth Goodman

How to behave badly in Renaissance Britain

Ruth Goodman

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"Historian and popular TV presenter Ruth Goodman offers up a history of offensive language, insulting gestures, insolent behaviour, brawling and scandal in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – with practical tips on just how to horrify the neighbours...

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Some sunny day by Madge Lambert

Some sunny day

Madge Lambert

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"It was July 1944 when Madge stepped onto a troopship that was to carry her thousands of miles away from home. Only twenty years old and not long qualified as a nurse, she had signed up to serve in the Burma Campaign. She would be based on the Indian...

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Where we go from here by Bernard. author. Sanders

Where we go from here

Bernard. author. Sanders

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"Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign was a beginning, not an end. In his new book, America's most popular political figure speaks about what he's been doing to oppose the agenda of President Donald Trump and strengthen the progressi...

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The sisters of Battle Road by Jim Maloney

The sisters of Battle Road

Jim Maloney

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In 1939, Annie Jarman and her six young daughters were evacuated from their south London home and sent to the Sussex countryside to wait out the war. Refusing to be parted, they faced the unknown together, never imagining just how much their lives wo...

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Lonely courage by Rick Stroud

Lonely courage

Rick Stroud

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"The Special Operations Executive (SOE), set up by Winston Churchill in 1941, saw its role in France as helping the Resistance by recruiting and training guerrilla fighters. 39 femaile agents were trained alongside the men, learning how to disappear into...

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Killing the SS by Bill O'Reilly

Killing the SS

Bill O'Reilly

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"As the horrors of the Third Reich were exposed after World War II, many Nazi war criminals--including Josef Mengele, Klaus Barbie, and Adolf Eichmann--went on the run. But self-styled "Nazi hunters" were determined to track them down. This disparate...

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Presidents of war by Michael R. Beschloss

Presidents of war

Michael R. Beschloss

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"Presidential historian Michael Beschloss uses original letters, diaries, declassified documents, and interviews to bring us into the room and into the minds of a procession of Chief Executives who took the nation into major conflicts, mobilized Americans...

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Give your heart to the hawks by Winfred Blevins

Give your heart to the hawks

Winfred Blevins

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"For more than thirty years, mountain men explored the Great American West, opening the gates of the mountains for the wagon trains of pioneers that followed. Win Blevins' poetic tribute to their incredible adventures includes, among many, the stories...

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Leadership in turbulent times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Leadership in turbulent times

Doris Kearns Goodwin

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"Doris Kearns Goodwin focuses on the four presidents she has studied most closely - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson in this ... exploration of the emergence, growth, and exercise of leadership. Although...

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SAS ghost patrol by Damien Lewis

SAS ghost patrol

Damien Lewis

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"The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers The Most Daring Mission Ever Undertaken SAS Ghost Patrol is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpetrate the most audacious and daring mission of the...

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Liars, leakers, and liberals by Jeanine Pirro

Liars, leakers, and liberals

Jeanine Pirro

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"At this point in American history, we are the victims of a liberal sabotage of the presidency unlike anything we've ever witnessed. Nevertheless President Trump continues to fight every day to keep his promise to Make America Great Again. Today that...

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English by Ben Fogle

English

Ben Fogle

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Beginning at the top of a muddy Gloucestershire slope at the Cooper's Hill cheese-rolling contest and traversing a landscape of lawns and queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, Ben Fogle takes us on a journey through the peculiarly English: a country...

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The traitors by Josh Ireland

The traitors

Josh Ireland

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September 1939. For years now Britain has been rudderless, divided and grievously unequal. Successive governments have floundered as they struggled to cope with economic misery at home and machinations abroad. When war breaks out the imperiled nation...

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Dunkirk by Joshua Levine

Dunkirk

Joshua Levine

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In 1940, at the French port of Dunkirk, more than 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation. The true history of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civ...

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You'll be sorry!  by Ann Howard

You'll be sorry!

Ann Howard

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History of the Australian Women's Army Serivce and the largely unknown part that over 24,000 women played in the Australian Army during WW2.

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The future is history by Masha Gessen

The future is history

Masha Gessen

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Journalist Masha Gessen follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each...

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The last castle by Denise Kiernan

The last castle

Denise Kiernan

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Documents the story of the Gilded Age mansion Biltmore, tracing George Vanderbilt's construction of his European-style estate and the efforts of his bride, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, to become its protector in the face of changing fortunes and times.

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The Berlin airlift by Barry Turner

The Berlin airlift

Barry Turner

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Acclaimed historian Barry Turner presents a new history of the Cold War's defining episode. Berlin, 1948 - a divided city in a divided country in a divided Europe. The ruined German capital lay 120 miles inside Soviet-controlled eastern Germany. Stalin...

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Fire and fury by Michael Wolff

Fire and fury

Michael Wolff

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"The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous -- and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile...

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Desert Anzacs by Neil Dearberg

Desert Anzacs

Neil Dearberg

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For 100 years, the astounding story of Anzac horsemen, cameleers, aviators, rough riders, medics, vets, light and armoured cars hasn't been told. Until now. Championed by Australia's Lieutenant General Sir Harry Chauvel they overcame early feeble Bri...

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Escape artist by Peter Monteath

Escape artist

Peter Monteath

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"The never-before-told story of World War II escape artist extraordinaire, Johnny Peck. In August 1941, an eighteen-year-old Australian soldier made his first prison break - an audacious night-time escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp in Crete.....

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Darkest hour by Anthony McCarten

Darkest hour

Anthony McCarten

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"May, 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one Western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming prime minister, Winston Churchill...

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The great Halifax explosion by John U. Bacon

The great Halifax explosion

John U. Bacon

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"After steaming out of New York City on December 1, 1917, laden with a staggering three thousand tons of TNT and other explosives, the munitions ship Mont-Blanc fought its way up the Atlantic coast, through waters prowled by enemy U-boats. As it approached...

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A crime in the family by Sacha Batthyány

A crime in the family

Sacha Batthyány

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A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of the Second World War.

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Code girls by Liza Mundy

Code girls

Liza Mundy

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Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous...

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Caught in the revolution by Helen Rappaport

Caught in the revolution

Helen Rappaport

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'Caught in the Revolution' is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bol...

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Sons and soldiers by Bruce B. Henderson

Sons and soldiers

Bruce B. Henderson

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As Jewish families were trying desperately to get out of Europe during the menacing rise of Hitler's Nazi party, some chose to send their young sons away to uncertain futures in America, perhaps never to see them again. As these boys became young men,...

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