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Browse Month: October 2017

The Last Days of Hitler


*Listed as one of the Guardian’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time*

‘Some books simply exude excitement and self-confidence, as if the writer is on fire with ideas, or intoxicated with information. This is one of those titles…remains unsurpassed’ Robert McCrum, The Guardian

‘Brilliantly written and researched, The Last Days of Hitler remains the most vivid account of the final Wagnerian chapter of Hitler’s tyranny’ Max Hastings

In September 1945 the fate of Adolf Hitler was a complete…

The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land



In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God’s work.

For the first time, this book tells the story of this epic…

The European World 1500-1800



The European World Edited by Beat Kumin, a simple and comprehensive book about early modern Europe (1500-1800), covering religion, society, politics, culture. Includes maps, diagrams, pictures. Very informative and clear. Used but in perfect condition still with little wear on the front and back covers only.

The Story of Egypt


The story of the world’s greatest civilisation spans more than 4000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in heroes and villains, inventors and intellectuals, artisans and pioneers. Now Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete Story of Egypt – charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context that we can all relate to.

Joann Fletcher uncovers some…

The Korean War (Pan Military Classics)


On 25 June 1950 the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam.

Max Hastings drew on first-hand accounts of those who fought on both sides to produce this vivid and incisive reassessment of the Korean War, bringing the military and human…

The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE – 1492)



It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.

It spans the millennia and the continents – from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman…