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Black Tudors

The Untold Story

by Miranda Kaufmann

<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018</strong></p> <p><strong>A Book of the Year for the <em>Evening Standard</em> and the <em>Observer</em></strong></p> <p>A black porter publicly whips a white Englishman in the hall of a ...

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Black Water: By Strength and By Guile

by Don Camsell

<p>Don Camsell joined the men in black of the SBS in 1974. From the deserts of Oman to the hills of Port Stanley, from the bottom of Gibraltar harbour to the deep, cold, black waters of Loch Long and from the QE2 to the back alleys of Belfast, ...

ISBN: 9781448132416

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Blood and Soil

The Memoir of A Third Reich Brandenburger

by Sepp de Giampietro

<p>‘The author is a sympathetic narrator and he has told his story… with genuine verve and style… [His] South Tyrolean origins, and his role in the Brandenburg Division make the book very distinctive.’ Roger Moorhouse.</p> <p>The Brandenburgers

ISBN: 9781784383428

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Bloody Old Britain

O.G.S. Crawford And The Archaeology Of Modern Life

by Kitty Hauser

O. G. S. Crawford (1886-1957) thought history held the answers to everything. A field archaeologist, he later became a photographer flying over the Western Front during the First World War - an experience that made him a pioneer of aerial ...

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Bloody-Minded Pigott

A Biography of Lieutenant - Colonel C. B. Pigott, C. B., D. S. O., 1859-1897.

by Laura Kwasniewska

<p><em>Bloody-Minded Pigott</em> is the biography of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Berkeley Pigott, who chalked up more battle experience and hair-raising exploits than most of his contemporaries. Pigott was a young army officer with limited ...

ISBN: 9781789011975

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Bluestocking in Patagonia

Mary Gilmore's Quest for Love and Utopia at the World's End

by Anne Whitehead

<p>In the 1890s in a bizarre social experiment, a band of over 500 Australians - mostly men and just three single women - sailed to South America to create a communal Utopia, a New Australia, in the jungles of Paraguay. One of them was a ...

ISBN: 9781925283617

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Bold, Brilliant and Bad

Irish Women from History

by Marian Broderick

<p>From every county in Ireland <em>Bold, Brilliant &amp; Bad</em> draws together the stories of over 120 amazing Irish women. Marian Broderick is back to explore the histories of remarkable Irish Women in history. From creative craftswomen to ...

ISBN: 9781788490672

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Booker T. Washington Rediscovered

by Michael Scott Bieze & Marybeth Gasman

<p>Booker T. Washington, a founding father of African American education in the United States, has long been studied, revered, and reviled by scholars and students. Born into slavery, freed and raised in the Reconstruction South, and active in ...

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Boudica

by Vanessa Collingridge

<p>Boudica has been immortalised throughout history as the woman who dared take on the Romans - an act of vengeance on behalf of her daughters, tribe and enslaved country. Her known life is a rich tapestry of wife, widow, mother, queen and ...

ISBN: 9781446445013

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Bound Feet And Western Dress

by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang

<p>After long afternoons spent with her great-aunt Yu-i, Pang-Mei, a first-generation Chinese-American, paints this unforgettable saga of a woman, born in Shanghai at the turn of the century to a well-to-do family, who continually defied the ...

ISBN: 9781446488607

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Boy 30529

A Memoir

by Felix Weinberg

<p>Searing, frank memoir of childhood in the German concentration camps.</p> <p>“Anyone who survived the exterminations camps must have an untypical story to tell. The typical camp story of the millions ended in death ... We, the few who ...

ISBN: 9781781684795

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Braver Men Walk Away

by Peter Gurney

<p>First published in 1993 and now available as an ebook. The bestselling story of one man’s fight against terrorism. Extraordinary courage, steely professionalism and ruthless determination are vital for the bomb-disposal man who risks his life

ISBN: 9780008219406

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Brief Lives

by Paul Johnson

<p>In the course of a long and successful career as a journalist and author, Paul Johnson has known popes, presidents, prime ministers, painters, poets, playwrights, even the foul-mouthed publican Muriel Belcher, who ran the legendary Colony ...

ISBN: 9781407089416

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Broken Song

by Barry Hill

<p><strong>The biography of T. G. H. Strehlow and Aboriginal possession.</strong></p> <p>'A group of men. chanting with the enthusiasm that made them forget age &amp; weakness &amp; becoming young again in spirit.the rising and falling of the ...

ISBN: 9781742749402

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Brothers in War

by Michael Walsh

<p><em>Brothers in War</em> is the immensely powerful and deeply tragic story of the Beechey brothers, and how they paid the ultimate price for King and country. All eight went to fight in the Great War on such far-flung battlefields as France, ...

ISBN: 9781446446157

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Buck Whaley

Ireland’s Greatest Adventurer

by David Ryan

<p>Thomas 'Buck' Whaley was one of the greatest adventurers in Irish history. In 1788 he made an extraordinary 10-month journey from Dublin to Jerusalem for a wager of £15,000, equivalent to several million today. Nearly shipwrecked in the Sea ...

ISBN: 9781785372315

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Byron's Women

by Alexander Larman

An iconoclastic exploration of the life of Lord Byron, viewed through the prism of the lives of nine women with whom he was intimately associated. One was the mother who bore him; three were women who adored him; one was the sister he slept ...

ISBN: 9781784082048

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Call Me Corp

by Reynolds Ben

Ben Reynolds was the youngest of three children, born on 1 March 1920, in Essex, England. He had a simple education before becoming an apprentice to a carpenter. By 16 years of age, Ben was also a volunteer with the Territorial Army. On 2 ...

ISBN: 9781742576374

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Callimachus

by Dr Richard Rawles

<p>Callimachus was one of the most important Greek poets, and can also be one of the most rewarding to read. He was a pivotal figure in the history of ancient literature and an influential presence in later ancient poetry, including Catullus and

ISBN: 9781474254878

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Canna

The Story of a Hebridean Island

by Dr John Lorne Campbell

<p>This is the definitive history of Canna, one of the most beautiful of all the Scottish islands. Fertile and with a sheltered harbour, Canna has played an important part in the story of the Hebrides.</p> <p>After the Reformation the island ...

ISBN: 9780857909541

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