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Moondust: In Search Of The Men Who Fell To Earth by Andrew Smith (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The Apollo Moon landings have been called the last optimistic act of the twentieth century. Twelve astronauts made this greatest of all journeys, and all were indelibly marked by it. In Moondust,... read more


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The Globalization Of World Politics: An Introduction To International Relations by Patricia Owens (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets by David Simon (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

This 1992 Edgar Award winner for best fact crime is nothing short of a classic. David Simon, a police reporter for the Baltimore Sun, spent the year 1988 with three homicide squads, accompanying them... read more


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Leviathan by Philip Hoare (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The story of a man’s obsession with whales, which takes him on a personal, historical and biographical journey – from his childhood to his fascination with Moby-Dick and his excursions... read more


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Nefertiti by Michelle Moran (More from this author). Added: In the last week

When the Crown Prince of Egypt needs a wife, the beautiful, charismatic, ambitious and connected Nefertiti is his mother's first choice. She quickly becomes accustomed to the opulence of her new... read more


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1599: A Year In The Life Of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro (More from this author). Added: In the last week

This work presents an intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes, but the course of literature. How did Shakespeare go from being a... read more


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The Sewing Circles Of Herat: My Afghan Years by Christina Lamb (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Twenty-one-year-old Christina Lamb left suburban England for Peshawar on the frontier of the Afghan war. Captivated, she spent two years tracking the final stages of the mujaheddin victory over the... read more


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The Railway Man by Eric Lomax (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Eric Lomax, a British army soldier, was captured by the Japanese during the Singapore campaign of 1942. A railroad buff since a child, he took strange pleasure in his work as a POW on the Burma-Siam... read more


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The Houses Of Parliament by Robert Wilson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Warwick Castle A Thousand Years Of History In Your Hands by Tussauds Group (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Reading Lolita In Tehran: A Memoir In Books by Azar Nafisi (More from this author). Added: In the last week

An inspired blend of memoir and literary criticism, Reading Lolita in Tehran is a moving testament to the power of art and its ability to change and improve people's lives. In 1995, after resigning... read more


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Book Of Days by Bob Monkhouse (Editor) (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the... read more


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Stalin: The Court Of The Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore (More from this author). Added: In the last week

This widely acclaimed biography provides a vivid and riveting account of Stalin and his courtiers—killers, fanatics, women, and children—during the terrifying decades of his supreme... read more


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History Of The First World War by B. H. Liddell Hart (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Churchill's First War: Young Winston And The Fight Against The Taliban by Con Coughlin (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Sitting Bull by Unknown (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes: The Story Of George Scovell by Mark Urban (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Mark Urban's The Man who Broke Napoleon's Codes is, strictly speaking, something of a misnomer as the book is actually as much a detailed and engaging history of Wellington's campaign in the... read more


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The Calendar by David Ewing Duncan (More from this author). Added: In the last week

In his latest book, David Ewing Duncan traces the development of our modern-day calendar and describes how people's experiences are shaped by their conception of time. Duncan postulates that all this... read more


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In The Wake Of The Plague: The Black Death And The World It Made (Central Asian Studies) by Norman F. Cantor (More from this author). Added: In the last week

One-third of Western Europe's population died between 1348 and 1350, victims of the Black Death. Noted medievalist Norman Cantor tells the story of the pandemic and its widespread effects in In the... read more