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Awarded The Prix Du Jury Des Grands Prix De La Fondation Napoleon 2014 From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller, The Storm of War, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon. Napoleon Bonaparte lived on... read more

Napoleon the Great
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In Zero Zero Zero, Roberto Saviano maps the international cocaine trade. He investigates the evolution of cocaine trafficking, from Mexican drug cartels to money laundering through Wall Street. Tracking cocaine's physical journey - f... read more

Zero Zero Zero
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2015 is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, which took place in 1215. In this new book published in celebration of that event, eminent historian David Starkey explores the many aspects of Magna Carta and its releva... read more

Magna Carta
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This is a gripping and shocking insight into the lives of Russia's most famous oligarchs from New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Do... read more

Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs and the Greatest Wealth in History
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Established in 1898 in the heart of Paris on the Place Vendome, the Hotel Ritz instantly became an icon of the city frequented by film stars and celebrity writers, American heiresses an... read more

Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris
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The Battle of Dybbol, 1864. Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark. The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig, recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its lar... read more

1864: The Forgotten War That Shaped Modern Europe
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An intensely moving account of George III's doomed attempt to create a happy, harmonious family, written with astonishing emotional force by a stunning new history writer... read more

The Strangest Family: The Private Lives of George III, Queen Charlotte and the Hanoverians
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Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a ... read more

Margot at War: In Love, Peace and War at Downing Street
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In Berlin Now, and on the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Wall, a legendary Berliner tells the inside story of the city. Over the last five decades, no other city has changed more than Berlin. Divided in 1961, re... read more

Berlin Now - The City After the Wall
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This is the entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyle, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. Despite fierce opposition from his mother, Qu... read more

Dirty Bertie: an English King Made in France
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Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of endless paradox and seemingly unanswerable riddles. John Hooper's marvellously entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to un... read more

The Italians
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For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the origins of the l... read more

The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
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With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries for France would be tumultuous. Bestselling historian and political commentator Jonathan... read more

The History of Modern France: From The Revolution to the Present Day
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Published in the 200th Anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo a witty look at how the French still think they won, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. ... read more

How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did
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A classic and vivid history of Ukraine, fully updated to cover the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014 and ongoing crisis in the Donbass. Centre of the first great Slav civilisation in the tenth century, the... read more

Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine
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In the sixteenth century, the Christian states of Western Europe were on the defensive against a Muslim superpower - the Empire of the Ottoman sultans. There... read more

Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Late Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World
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'Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.' On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the pre... read more

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles
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The Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds and hearts. Over six hundred years the Empire swelled and declined; the royal line bent, but never broke, from Osman, born in a deser... read more

Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
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Author: Peter Robb

 Travel Writing

Awards:Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction 1997. Shortlisted for "Banjo" Award for Non-Fiction 1997.

On innumerable bestseller lists, this is a brilliant combination of Italian art, crime, food, history, and travel, presented with tremendous narrative verse and fascinating detail. Originally published 1996.

Midnight in Sicily
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The Berlin-Baghdad Express explores one of the most important but least understood stories of the First World War: the bid by the Germans to destroy the British Empire b... read more

The Berlin-Baghdad Express : The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power, 1898-1918
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