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Them: Adventures With Extremists by Jon Ronson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Journalist and broadcaster Jon Ronson's first book Them: Adventures With Extremists is a mostly hilarious, occasionally chastening romp through the shadowy world of paranoid conspiracists. It proves... read more


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True History Of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In True History of the Kelly Gang Peter Carey returns to the harsh, brutal world of Australian history, so brilliantly evoked in earlier novels such as Illywhacker and Oscar and Lucinda. Set in the... read more


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Berlin: The Downfall 1945 by Antony Beevor (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Military history, even at its best, can be a cold art. It's easy to lose sight of the fact that wars involve individuals, each with their own hopes, fears and desires. Berlin: the Downfall, 1945, is... read more


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Flesh And Spirit: Private Life In Early Modern Germany by Steven E. Ozment (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In this exceptional piece of social history Steven Ozment sifts through private papers and public archives to analyse and weave together fascinating primary documents relating to five German families... read more


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Women's Writing Of The Early Modern Period, 1588-1688: An Anthology (Women's Writing Anthologies) by Stephanie Hodgson-Wright (Editor) (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

This multi-genre anthology brings together a wide selection of women's published writing from the Early Modern period. These include writings by Margaret Cavendish, Anne Trapnel, Aphra Behn, Mary... read more


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Renaissance Woman: A Sourcebook: Constructions Of Femininity In England by Kate Aughterson (Editor) (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Renaissance Woman: A Sourcebook is an invaluable collection of accounts of women and femininity in early modern England. The volume is divided thematically into nine sections, each with an accessible... read more


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Women Of The Medieval World: New Perspectives On The Past by Julius Kirshner, Suzanne F. Wemple (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

This fascinating volume breaks new ground in examining the status and lives of women in Europe during the Middle Ages, offering revealing new insights into the role of women in a wide range of... read more


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The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The clarion call to change that galvanized a generation.When Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch was first published it created a shock wave of recognition in women, one that could be felt around the... read more


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Up West: Voices From The Streets Of Post-war London by Pip Granger (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Fingerprints Of The Gods by Graham Hancock (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The author has a highly controversial view of history and his theory of a mysterious, lost civilization that brought knowledge to other people around the world, has attracted a wide audience. In this... read more


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GentleTales Of Old Cambridge by F T Unwin (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Self-published by the historian author who often sold his books from door to door in Cambridge, this volume contains 21 short stories about the life and people of Cambridge.


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A Daughter's Love: Thomas And Margaret More by John Guy (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Leading British historian John Guy, author of Thomas Becket and My Heart is My Own, uncovers one of the most touching and compelling family relationships in history in A Daughter's Love.Sir Thomas... read more


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Book For Postage by Me (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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50 People Who Buggered Up Britain by Quentin Letts (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Which fifty people made Britain the wreck she is? From ludicrous propagandist Alastair Campbell to the Luftwaffe's allies, the modernist architects, it's time to name the guilty. Quentin Letts... read more


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Homage To Catalonia by George Orwell (More from this author). Added: In the last week

"I wonder what is the appropriate first action when you come from a country at war and set foot on peaceful soil. Mine was to rush to the tobacco-kiosk and buy as many cigars and cigarettes as I... read more


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The Crusades: The War For The Holy Land by Thomas Asbridge (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Pegasus Bridge: D-Day - The Daring British Airborne Raid by Stephen E. Ambrose (More from this author). Added: In the last week

In the early hours of 6th June 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defence forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first... read more


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The Men Who Stare At Goats by Jon Ronson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

American military paranoia at its most extreme, insane, amusing -- and alarming Why are they blasting Iraqi prisoners-of-war with the theme tune to Barney the Purple Dinosaur? And why have 100... read more


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Bloody Foreigners: The Story Of Immigration To Britain by Robert Winder (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Immigration is one of the most important stories of modern British life, yet it has been happening since Caesar first landed in 53 BC. Ever since the first Roman, Saxon, Jute and Dane leaped off a... read more


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Barca: A People's Passion by Jimmy Burns (More from this author). Added: In the last week

From the English businessmen who founded the club, through Cruyff, Maradona, Lineker, Venables, Robson and Ronaldo, FC Barcelona, European football giant and quintessential embodiment of Catalonian... read more