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Online Catalogue:GENERAL HISTORY

Nero - The Man Behind The MythNero - The Man Behind The Myth
Author:Richard Holland

The author recreates Nero's life: from his birth into the Imperial family in AD37 and his mother's banishment by Caligula when he was a young boy, through his marriage to the Emperor Claudius's daughter, Octavia, his accession aged sixteen, his love affair with Poppaea and the murder of both his mother and his first wife, to the Great Fire of Rome and the punishment of the Christians, the building of the Golden Palace, and finally the rising of the generals and Nero's disposition. Hardback/Illus
 
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Roman WomanRoman Woman
Author:Lindsay Allason-Jones

The year is AD133. Hadrian is Emperor of Rome and its vast empire, including Britannia. This is the story of the life of Senovara and her world as the wife of Quintus, a veteran of the 6th Legion Victrix based in York. Roman Britain is vividly potrayed in this fascinating and authentically detailed story - a deftly woven narrative of a family struggling to come to terms with new customs and with reconciling their cultural differences. Hardback
 
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Hadrian's Wall in the days of the RomansHadrian's Wall in the days of the Romans
Author:Ronald Embleton & Frank Graham

With well over 400 illustrations, 71 of them in colour, this book describes what the Roman Wall was like when in use. It tells us about the soldiers and the civilians who lived along it's length. Every building to be found inside the Roman forts and camps has been carefully reconstructed. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Way and the LightThe Way and the Light
Author:Mick Sharp

An illustrated guide to the Saints and Holy Places of Britain. The author reveals the meaning of the hidden landscape, by relating the lives and legends of the saints who made it. He transports the reader back to a time in Britain in which evil spirits lurked, and in which visions and miracles were commonplace. Through his text and photographs he enables us to experience the sense of the sacred which still permeates these Holy Places. Paperback/Illus
 
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1421 The Year China Discovered the World 1421 The Year China Discovered the World
Author:Gavin Menzies

The author has spent 15 years tracing the astonishing voyages of the Chinese fleet, that set sail from its base in China in 1421. Now,in a fascinating historical detective story, he shares the remarkable account of his discoveries and the incontrovertible evidence to support them. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Earth Shall Weep - A History of Native AmericaThe Earth Shall Weep - A History of Native America
Author:James Wilson

The European 'discovery' and conquest of America was one of the most cataclysmic events in history, leading to the wholesale destruction of millions of people and hundreds of flourishing societies. Drawing on historical sources the author sets out to recover the Native American experience and goes on to chart the collision between the two cultures. The book then finally shows how misunderstandings still haunt government policy today. Hardback
 
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Napoleon - His Wives and WomenNapoleon - His Wives and Women
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In this absorbing and original book, the author investigates Napoleon's relationships with the women in his family, his wives and mistresses. He was notorious for his rudeness to the ladies of his court. Hardback/Illus
 
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Brunel's ShipsBrunel's Ships
Author:Denis Griffiths, Andrew Lambert & Fred Walker

The story of Brunel and his ships, is surrounded by myth and self-created propaganda. In this book, a multi-talented team of marine engineer, historian, and naval architect combine to analyse the scientific and economic context of the ships; the sum and substance of Brunel's contribution; and the technical features of his ships. It is illustrated in-depth with original draughts, contemporary prints and photographs. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Ice MasterThe Ice Master
Author:Jennifer Niven

The epic tale of the doomed 1913 voyage of the Karluk. Drawing on previously unpublished letters and journals, some of which have never been published before, the author has created a haunting and compelling account of the Karluk's ill-fated journey and her crew's desperate attempts to find a way home from the icy wastes of the Artic. Hardback/Illus
 
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Ernst Junger and Germany Into the Abyss 1914-1945Ernst Junger and Germany Into the Abyss 1914-1945
Author:Thomas Nevin

The writer focuses on Junger's first fifty years, from the last years of the Kaiser to the end of Hitler's Third Reich. Neither apology, whitewash, nor vilification, this book is an assessment of the complex evolution of a man whose work and nature have been viewed as both inspiration and threat. Hardback/Illus
 
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Yesterday's CountrysideYesterday's Countryside
Author:Valerie Porter

The author examines the minutiae of everyday life in the countryside and how it has changed for the people who live there. She compares the past with the present. Hardback/Illus
 
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The World We Left Behind - A chronicle of the Year 1939The World We Left Behind - A chronicle of the Year 1939
Author:Robert Kee

The author has cut across the demarcation lines of history, to capture the way people perceived the events of the time as they unfolded. Turning to the newspapers of the day, Kee revives for us a world in which WW II is not yet a certainty - a world which still has countless other concerns which have not yet been dwarfed into insignificance by the European emergency. Paperback/Illus
 
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Anti-Semitism from its European roots to the HolocaustAnti-Semitism from its European roots to the Holocaust
Author:Roberto Finzi

In this well illustrated volume, historian Finzi looks at the religious origins of prejudice against the Jews and investigates how anti-Semitism has spread in even secular, educated societies. The book provides a succinct history of the most significant expressions of modern anti-Semitism from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Paperback/Illus
 
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GestapoGestapo
Author:Edward Crankshaw

The Gestapo, charged with Nazi state security, planted its evil roots in the 1930s but it was during the horror of WW II that this notorious organisation became identified as the Nazis' leading instrument of repression. The author provides an authorative view of the organisation, examining the trail of destruction it blazed across Europe, looking at its structures and rivalries with other police organisations, and revealing the struggle for power within its own offices. Hardback/Illus
 
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Hitler and NazismHitler and Nazism
Author:Enzo Collotti

Understanding the rise of Hitler and Nazism remains key to understanding today's Germany, today's Europe and today's world. This book descibes the rise of Nazism in Germany to what finally led to the years of Nazi terror during World War II. Paperback/Illus.
 
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IBM and the HolocaustIBM and the Holocaust
Author:Edwin Black

IBM technology was used to organise nearly everything in Germany and then Nazi Europe. IBM and its German subsidiary custom-designed complex solutions, one by one anticipating the Reich's needs. They did not only sell the machines and walk away. Instead, IBM leased these machines for high fees and became the sole source of the billions of punch cards Hitler needed for the identification, organisation and ultimately, annihilation of the Jews. Paperback
 
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Nothing for TearsNothing for Tears
Author:Lali Horstmann

Lali and her husband Freddy Horstmann, a retired diplomat, were living at the end of the war at Kerzendorf, an elegant eighteenth-century house fifteen miles east of Berlin. This book tells the story of the last months of the war under the desperate and demoralised Nazis and the terrifying arrival of the Russians. It ends tragically in early 1946 when the secret police arrive and take Freddy Horstmann away. Hardback
 
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Never Again: A History of the HolocaustNever Again: A History of the Holocaust
Author:Martin Gilbert

In this illustrated survey the author describes the Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust, the rise of Nazism in Germany, the search for safe havens after 1933, and the work of those who helped in the search. Documented are the spread of German conquests, the expulsion of whole Jewish communities, the establishment of ghettos, the deportations, and mass murder. He writes of the Jewish determination to survive, the strength of spirit and relentless horror. Hardback/Illus.
 
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The Real OdessaThe Real Odessa
Author:Uki Goni

For the first time this courageous Argentinian writer shows how many Nazi war criminals found refuge in Argentina. The book details how the escape mechanisms were organised with the enthusiastic support of President Juan Peron himself. Even at this late date, the discoveries made in this fascinating, meticulously researched book still have the power to shock. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Last DaysThe Last Days
Author:Steven Spielberg & Survivors of The Shoah Visual History Foundation

The German plan for annihilation of the Jews - called the 'Final Solution' - set the goal that not a single survivor would be left to bear witness to the events. Fifty years later, Steven Spielberg established Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation to record the testimony of as many survivors as possible. From the ashes of the Holocaust these voices now emerge to share their stories and to represent the nearly six million Jews who did not survive. Hardback/Illus
 
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The BoysThe Boys
Author:Martin Gilbert

In 1945, when Britain declared itself willing to take in one thousand young survivors of the Holocaust, no more than 732 could be found. 'The Boys', as they call themselves - there were girls among them too - became a tightly-knit group of friends whose shared wartime experiences were terrible beyond imagining, but whose companionship gave them a lifeline once they were in England. This is their story. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Real OdessaThe Real Odessa
Author:Uki Goni

For the first time this courageous Argentinian writer shows how many Nazi war criminals found refuge in Argentina. The book details how the escape mechanisms were organised with the enthusiastic support of President Juan Peron himself. Even at this late date, the discoveries made in this fascinating, meticulously researched book still have the power to shock. Hardback/Illus
 
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Operation EichmannOperation Eichmann
Author:Zvi Aharoni & Wilhelm Dietl

This is the true story, told from the inside by the man who masterminded the pursuit of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Here is the truth about the pursuit and capture, and Eichmann's response to Aharoni's skilled interrogation. This is a powerful chronicle of conscience, and compelling reading from beginning to end. Paperback/Illus
 
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Blue Fires The Lost Secrets of Nazi TechnologyBlue Fires The Lost Secrets of Nazi Technology
Author:Gary Hyland

The extraordinary story of the top secret Nazi technologies adopted and adapted by the allies after WW II. The book tells an amazing story of espionage and technology, cover-ups and conspiracies, cock-ups and total disasters. It traces a line from the secret societies of 1930s Germany where the nascent ideology of Nazism took shape to the cutting edge of aeronautical innovation. Hardback/Illus
 
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Making FacesMaking Faces
Author:John Prag and Richard Neave

This is the story of how Neave and Prag have developed the art of 'making faces' - it takes the reader into byways of forensic study, surgery and folklore and reveals how facial reconstruction has opened up whole new vistas of the past. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Black ShipThe Black Ship
Author:Barry Clifford

Captain 'Black Sam' Bellamy and his band of pirates terrorised the high seas, looting gold from more than fifty ships and loading it onto the Whydah, a captured slave ship, before sinking off the coast of Cape Cod in the Great Storm of 1717. This is the story of how Barry Clifford correctly estimated the position of the wreckage and over the years discovered over one hundred thousand artefacts of real historical value. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Tiananmen PapersThe Tiananmen Papers
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The book provides a detailed account from the highest levels of Chinese politics on how the protest by the thousands of students and workers was brutally crushed by the People's Liberation Army. This is the story of the Chinese leadership's decision to use force against their own people - in their own words. Hardback
 
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