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Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

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Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine
How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

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How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century
Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China

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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China
Eric Hobsbawm, A Life in History

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Eric Hobsbawm, A Life in History
The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas

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The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas
The Oxford Illustrated History of the World

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the World
Hungary: A Short History
The Chinese in Britain: A History of Visitors and Settlers

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The Chinese in Britain: A History of Visitors and Settlers
The Greek Experience of India: From Alexander to the Indo-Greeks

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The Greek Experience of India: From Alexander to the Indo-Greeks
Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History

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Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History
A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

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A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution
The Smart Neanderthal: Bird catching, Cave Art, and the Cognitive Revolution

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The Smart Neanderthal: Bird catching, Cave Art, and the Cognitive Revolution
Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order

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Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order
The Story of Britain: A History of the Great Ages: From the Romans to the Present

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The Story of Britain: A History of the Great Ages: From the Romans to the Present
The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World

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The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World
The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics

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The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics
Europe: A Natural History

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Europe: A Natural History
Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West

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Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West
The Voices of Nรฎmes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc

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The Voices of Nรฎmes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc
War Bows: Longbow, crossbow, composite bow and Japanese yumi

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War Bows: Longbow, crossbow, composite bow and Japanese yumi
The Map of Knowledge: How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found: A History in Seven Cities

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The Map of Knowledge: How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found: A History in Seven Cities
El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America

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El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America
How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States

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How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States
Hammer and Anvil: Nomad Rulers at the Forge of the Modern World

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Hammer and Anvil: Nomad Rulers at the Forge of the Modern World
The Spirit of Inquiry: How one extraordinary society shaped modern science

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The Spirit of Inquiry: How one extraordinary society shaped modern science
Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior

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Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior
Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America

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Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America
Arabs: A 3,000 Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires

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Arabs: A 3,000 Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age Transformed the West and Shaped the Present

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Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age Transformed the West and Shaped the Present
The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World's Greatest Library

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World's Greatest Library
Maoism: A Global History
Louis XIV - The Gift from God: The Power and the Glory

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Louis XIV – The Gift from God: The Power and the Glory
Edward the Elder: King of the Anglo-Saxons, Forgotten Son of Alfred

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Edward the Elder: King of the Anglo-Saxons, Forgotten Son of Alfred
Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific

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Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific
1931: Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler

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1931: Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler
Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny

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Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny
Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal

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Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal
Catherine & Diderot: The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the Enlightenment

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Catherine & Diderot: The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the Enlightenment
The Viking Way: Magic and Mind in Late Iron Age Scandinavia

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The Viking Way: Magic and Mind in Late Iron Age Scandinavia
All Things Georgian: Tales from the Long Eighteenth Century

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All Things Georgian: Tales from the Long Eighteenth Century
A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths

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A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths
Eyewitness 1917: The Russian Revolution through Eyewitness Accounts

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Eyewitness 1917: The Russian Revolution through Eyewitness Accounts
The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria and Hubris

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The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria and Hubris
Chaucer: A European Life
Orphans of Empire: The Fate of London's Foundlings

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Orphans of Empire: The Fate of London's Foundlings
The Baltic Story: A Thousand-Year History of Its Lands, Sea and Peoples

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The Baltic Story: A Thousand-Year History of Its Lands, Sea and Peoples
Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life

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Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life
The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the Worldโ€™s Most Expensive Painting

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The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the Worldโ€™s Most Expensive Painting
24 Hours in Ancient Athens: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There (24 Hours in Ancient History)

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24 Hours in Ancient Athens: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There (24 Hours in Ancient History)
The Origin of Empire: Rome from the Republic to Hadrian (264 BC - AD 138) (The Profile History of the Ancient World Series)

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The Origin of Empire: Rome from the Republic to Hadrian (264 BC – AD 138) (The Profile History of the Ancient World Series)
The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age

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The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Rรฉgime to the Present Day

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Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Rรฉgime to the Present Day
The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin

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The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin
The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017 (Penguin History of Europe)

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The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017 (Penguin History of Europe)
Useful Enemies: Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750

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Useful Enemies: Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750
The Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age

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The Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age
Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

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Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

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Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change
Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World

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Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World
Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth

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Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

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The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
The Angevin Dynasties of Europe 900-1500: Lords of the Greatest Part of the World

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The Angevin Dynasties of Europe 900-1500: Lords of the Greatest Part of the World
In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

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In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny
The Song of Simon de Montfort: England's First Revolutionary

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The Song of Simon de Montfort: England's First Revolutionary
Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague

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Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague
The Borgias: Power and Fortune

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The Borgias: Power and Fortune
The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book's Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey

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The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book's Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey
Amรฉrica: The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898

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Amรฉrica: The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898
Windrush: A Ship Through Time

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Windrush: A Ship Through Time
Potosi: The Silver City That Changed the World

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Potosi: The Silver City That Changed the World
The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz

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The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz
China and Japan: Facing History

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China and Japan: Facing History
African Americans and Africa: A New History

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African Americans and Africa: A New History
Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past

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Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past
Citadel of the Saxons: The Rise of Early London

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Citadel of the Saxons: The Rise of Early London
The Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historianโ€™s Journey from Shetland to the Channel

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The Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historianโ€™s Journey from Shetland to the Channel
King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV

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King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV
The Flower of All Cities: The History of London from Earliest Times to the Great Fire

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The Flower of All Cities: The History of London from Earliest Times to the Great Fire
SS Great Britain: Brunel's Ship, Her Voyages, Passengers and Crew

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SS Great Britain: Brunel's Ship, Her Voyages, Passengers and Crew
Peterloo: The English Uprising

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Peterloo: The English Uprising
The Rise and Fall of OPEC in the Twentieth Century

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The Rise and Fall of OPEC in the Twentieth Century
Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire

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Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire
India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765

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India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765
Agrippina: The Most Extraordinary Woman of the Roman World

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Agrippina: The Most Extraordinary Woman of the Roman World
Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience

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Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience
Mythos: 1 (Stephen Fry's Greek Myths)

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Mythos: 1 (Stephen Fry's Greek Myths)
Silver, Sword and Stone: The Story of Latin America in Three Extraordinary Lives

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Silver, Sword and Stone: The Story of Latin America in Three Extraordinary Lives
Islamic Empires: Fifteen Cities that Define a Civilization

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Islamic Empires: Fifteen Cities that Define a Civilization
Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World

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Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World
Rise and Fall: A History of the World in Ten Empires

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Rise and Fall: A History of the World in Ten Empires
History of the Vikings and Norse Culture

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History of the Vikings and Norse Culture
A History of Art History
Russia's 20th Century: A Journey in 100 Histories

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Russia's 20th Century: A Journey in 100 Histories
Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

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Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943
Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

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Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind
Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands

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Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands
The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

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The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

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The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture
The Scythians: Nomad Warriors of the Steppe

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The Scythians: Nomad Warriors of the Steppe
The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans

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The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans
Violencia: A New History of Spain: Past, Present and the Future of the West

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Violencia: A New History of Spain: Past, Present and the Future of the West
Accursed Tower: The Crusaders' Last Battle for the Holy Land

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Accursed Tower: The Crusaders' Last Battle for the Holy Land
Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847โ€“1947

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Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847โ€“1947
Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico

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Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico
The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection

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The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection
Who Owns History? Elgin's Loot and the Case for Returning Plundered Treasure

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Who Owns History? Elgin's Loot and the Case for Returning Plundered Treasure
The Man in the Red Coat: Julian Barnes

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The Man in the Red Coat: Julian Barnes
Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch

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Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch
Vox Populi: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Classical World but Were Afraid to Ask

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Vox Populi: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Classical World but Were Afraid to Ask
The Sisters of Auschwitz: The true story of two Jewish sistersโ€™ resistance in the heart of Nazi territory

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The Sisters of Auschwitz: The true story of two Jewish sistersโ€™ resistance in the heart of Nazi territory
The Tulip: The Story of a Flower That Has Made Men Mad

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The Tulip: The Story of a Flower That Has Made Men Mad
Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France and England, Mother of Empires

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Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France and England, Mother of Empires
The Spanish Flu Epidemic and its Influence on History

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The Spanish Flu Epidemic and its Influence on History
Mapping the Great Game: Explorers, Spies and Maps in 19th-century Asia

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Mapping the Great Game: Explorers, Spies and Maps in 19th-century Asia
Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition

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Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition
The End of the Habsburgs: The Decline and Fall of the Austrian Monarchy

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The End of the Habsburgs: The Decline and Fall of the Austrian Monarchy
Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean

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Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean

Notes (return to top)

  • The purpose of this list is to give you a good feel for all the history books published in hardback in the UK. It is a reasonably exhaustive list but…
  • The list is limited to books which are sold on Amazon.co.uk. This means that some publishers that don’t sell on Amazon will be missed but the vast majority are included.
  • It also uses the date published (for the hardback version of the book) entered onto Amazon.co.uk to determine the publication year.
  • Books shown roughly in date published order, with the ones we have reviewed put right to the top.
  • I have excluded military history books which I see as a category all on its own (and would if included have swamped the non-military history books).
  • I have excluded history books that I see as too “local” eg the many books on particular aspects of the US Civil War, or the many books focussing on relatives of medieval English kings.
  • Finally I might have missed some interesting history books! If you think we have, contact us to let us know.