For as long as human societies have existed there have always been people who have always transgressed the laws of their respective societies. It seems that whenever new laws are made, certain people find ways to break them. ... read more

The Lives and Exploits of the Most Noted Highwaymen, Rogues and Murderers

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 History

Series:Images of War Ser.

Just eight square miles in size, the Japanese island of Iwo Jima lies some 750 miles due south of Tokyo. Following a preparatory air and naval bombardment which lasted for many weeks, it was there, on the morning of Monday, 19 February 1945,... read more

The Battle for Iwo Jima - Raising the Flag, February-March 1945

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 History

Informed by extensive interviews with astronauts such as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, David Scott, John Young, Alan Shepard, Charlie Duke, Al Bean, Gordon Cooper, Al Worden, Walt Cunningham, Tom Stafford, Dick Gordon, John Glenn, Pete Conrad, Edgar Mitchel, J... read more

Apollo 11: The Inside Story

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 History

Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

In 1945, as the army retreated, the German people were surrendered to the enemy with no means of defence. A wave of suicides rolled across the country as thousands chose death-for themselves and their children-rather tha... read more

Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself: The Mass Suicide of Ordinary Germans In 1945
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From perilous early years through clashes with the BBC and BT, not to mention the News Corporation bid for full control that failed in the wake of 2010's phone hacking scandal, there has been no shortage of drama in Sky's h... read more

The Battle For Sky: The Murdochs Disney Comcast and the Future of entertainment

To celebrate its 90th anniversary, here is the untold story behind one of one of the world's most iconic publishing houses.
Faber and Faber is one of the world's greatest independent publishers. Literary superstars like T.S.Eliot, Willi... read more

Faber & Faber: The Untold Story of a Great Publishing House

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 History

Years in the making, this spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting narrative is an unforgettable portrait of 9/11. This is a 9/11 book like no other. Masterfully weaving together multiple strands of the events in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksv... read more

Fall and Rise: the Story Of 9/11

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 History

Now in paperback, this is a new cultural history of the ghost--one of the most popular and pervasive subjects worldwide. Spanning from the medieval period to today, the book includes a wide range of artists and writers, including Hogarth, Blake, Rossetti, Shakespeare, ... read more

The Ghost - A Cultural History

Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss tells the story of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine.
 
Barry Strauss's Ten ... read more

Ten Caesars: The Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine
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 History

Series:Penguin Monarchs Ser.

Richard I's reign is both controversial and seemingly contradictory. One of England's most famous medieval monarchs and a potent symbol of national identity, he barely spent six months on English soil during a ten-year reign and spoke French as his first language. Contempor... read more

Richard I - The Crusader King
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In 1941, a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast Resistance organisation - the only woman to hold su... read more

Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler

500 years after the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, Ben Lewis considers the unrivalled legacy of his art through an original biography of the ‘Salvator Mundi' (Saviour of the World) – the lost Da Vinci painting. In 2017, Leonardo Da Vinci's small o... read more

The Last Leonardo: The Making of a Masterpiece
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