Best-selling author Simon Winchester maps the amazing trajectory of the fathers of engineering. The lives of Wilkinson, Whitworth, Maudslay, Bramah, and Ramsden are interwoven with anecdotes such as the invention of the Rolls-Royce and Thoma... read more

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Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
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The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WW1. A largely Australian force commanded by the brilliant John Monash, fought what has desc... read more

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Monash's Masterpiece: The Battle of Le Hamel and the 93 Minutes that Changed the World
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THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a netw... read more

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The Templars
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Life & Times of Shakespeare (Stickerd Stock)
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The words that failed were words of hope. But they did not fail at all times and everywhere. These gripping pages teem with words of defiance and optimism, sounds and images of tenacious life and adventurous modernism, music and drama, business and philoso... read more

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Belonging : The Story of the Jews, 1492 - 1900
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Otto Dov Kulka's "Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death", translated by Ralph Mandel, is a memoir of astounding literary and emotional power, exploring the permanent and indelible marks left by the Holocaust and a childhood sp... read more

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: 9781846146831
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Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death: Reflections on Memory and Imagination
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Awards:Shortlisted for Wolfson History Prize 2017.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2017 THE TIMES, BBC HISTORY and TLS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'Masterful, gripping ...filled with astonishing, vivid and heartbreaking stories of crime and punishment, of redemption, love and terrifying violence. It has an amazing cast ... read more

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The House of the Dead
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A fresh and fascinating reappraisal of the first half of the twentieth century from one of our foremost historians'War, comrades,' declared Trotsky, 'is a great locomotive of history.' He was thought to be acknowledging the opportunity the Firs... read more

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The Locomotive of War: Money, Empire, Power and Guilt
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Winner of the Jewish Book of the Year AwardThe first comprehensive yet accessible history of the state of Israel from its inception to present day, from Daniel Gordis, -one of the most respected Israel analysts- (The Forward) living and writing in Jerusal... read more

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Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn
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The roll-call of wars down the centuries is paralleled by an equally extensive narrative of the theft, destruction, plundering, displacement and concealing of some of the greatest works of art during those conflicts - a story that is expertly told... read more

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Plundering Beauty : A History of Art Crime During War
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Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history,... read more

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: Jason Porath
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Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics
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Series:Forgotten Women Ser.

Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, haveformed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scien... read more

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: Zing Tsjeng
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Forgotten Women: The Scientists
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