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The Perfect Gentleman

James Barry was one of the most outstanding doctors of the nineteenth century – a brilliant surgeon, a tireless campaigner for medical reform, and a compassionate Inspector-General of the Army. But throughout a long and distinguished career an air of secrecy,...

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The Trial of Andrew Johnson

How do you remove an unpopular president from office? On February 24, 1868, members of the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson on thirteen separate charges of having committed high crimes and misdemeanors against the...

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The Hidden Hindenburg

By the author of Ashes Under Water (Lyons Press), here is one of the great untold stories of World War II. The Hidden Hindenburg at last reveals the cause of aviation’s most famous disaster and the duplicity that kept the truth from coming to light for three...

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A Very Private Diary

The newly discovered diary of a wartime nurse makes for a fascinating, dramatic and uniquely personal insight into the experience of being on the frontline of service during the Second World War. As the war gets underway, eighteen-year-old trainee nurse Mary Mulry...

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The Middle East in Revolution

‘In the end it is Lord Trevelyan’s vivid personal portraits of the men who made the Middle Eastern revolution that leave the strongest impressions.’ The Economist The years from 1955 to 1967 saw revolutions in the Arab world that set the stage for...

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The Middle Class

So often we hear that an obsession with class is what defines the British. But when we talk of the middle class, what do we really mean? When was it first possible to define such a thing and is the term still relevant today? Would members of the middle class recognise...

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The Falcon and the Snowman

This fascinating account of how two young Americans turned traitor during the Cold War is an “absolutely smashing real-life spy story” (The New York Times Book Review). At the height of the Cold War, some of the nation’s most precious secrets...

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A Perfect Nightmare

“A chilling portrait of the ways that abuse can be hidden behind a glittering façade. It's also a compelling story of a woman learning to navigate pain, mental illness, and trauma, until finally becoming an advocate for her own strength and...

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The Ranger Way

Discover the USA Today bestselling self-help memoir from a former Army Ranger, a hero of the 2012 Benghazi siege, and the subject of the book and movie 13 Hours, as he shares life-changing lessons of discipline, motivation, success, and peace. Thousands of people have...

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Still Life

An inspiring and brilliantly observed memoir in the manner of Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air and Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie. Father, husband, athlete, medical doctor, Jeff Sutherland had built a perfect life for himself and his family. Then...

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The Warsaw Uprising

An engrossing history of the largest resistance movement in the Second World War. Ideal for readers of Anthony Beevor, Max Hastings and Alex Kershaw. By the summer of 1944 Poland had been occupied by Nazi forces for nearly five years, but on August 1 the people of...

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Founding Fathers

A fascinating history of the Puritans from their emergence to their decline. Republished to commemorate the four hundredth anniversary of the Mayflower’s pioneering voyage, this book is perfect for all who would like to learn more about these men and women,...

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Globe

Britain's greatest dramatist. And the country's greatest city. The stories of Shakespeare and London are inextricably linked. And together they changed the world. In Globe Catherine Arnold takes the reader on a tour of Shakespeare's London, looking at how they shaped...

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The Real Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro has long been many things to many people; an idealist to some, a dictator to others. Neither assessment is completely true. This book describes key events that shaped Castro’s life, from his political activism as a student, his years as a communist...

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Anne Boleyn

An essential biography of Queen Anne Boleyn! Perfect for readers on Alison Weir, Eric Ives and John Guy. ‘A very readable account of all the strands in the complicated tapestry of politics, religion, and that very uncertain quality, the King’s...

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The Byzantine World War

The Crusades shook the world. But why did they happen? Their origins are revealed in a new light. As part of a medieval world war that stretched from Asia to Europe. At its centre was an ancient empire – Byzantium. Told for the first time as a single, linked...

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The Road to Station X

An engrossing account of working in the top-secret world of Bletchley Park during World War Two. Perfect for fans of Sinclair McKay, Tessa Dunlop and Andrew Hodges. In 1938, Sarah Baring was enjoying life as a young debutante. Only a few years later, at the height of...

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Trump’s Second Term: What if?

America is in crisis. The country is locked down with a pandemic. The economy is deteriorating. Businesses are going bankrupt. 40 million people are unemployed. The country’s health system is in tatters. There are protests and rioting around the country. Relations...

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