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The Spartacus War

• <b>Author:</b> Barry Strauss<p><b>The story of the most famous revolt of the ancient world, and its legendary leader, Spartacus the Gladiator.</b><p>Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who started a prison breakout with 74 men, armed with kitchen knives. It grew into a full scale rebellion against Rome, the most famous …

A History of Jerusalem

• <b>Author:</b> Karen Armstrong<p>Due to the level of detail, maps are best viewed on a tablet.<p>‘A History of Jerusalem should be read, not only by travellers and potential travellers in Jerusalem, but by all of us.’ Stephen Tummin, Daily Telegraph<p>Jerusalem has probably cast more of a spell over the human …

Empire

• <b>Author:</b> Niall Ferguson<p><b>Niall Ferguson's acclaimed bestseller on the highs and lows of Britain's empire</b><p>Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red and Britannia ruled not just the waves, but the prairies of America, the plains of Asia, the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia. …

History's Greatest Battles

• <b>Author:</b> Nigel Cawthorne<p><i>History's Greatest Battles</i> covers the gamut of warfare, from huge sea battles to single engagements where regiments dug in and fought on, long past the time for surrender.

A Sappers' War

• <b>Author:</b> Jimmy Thomson & Sandy MacGregor<p>We make and we break.'They were the forward scouts, the mine clearers, the bridge builders and the tunnel rats. They were frequently not just on the front line, but right at the sharp end of the action. They were the legendary Aussie sappers, the army …

The Plantagenets

• <b>Author:</b> Dan Jones<p>Eight generations of the greatest and worst kings and queens that this country has ever seen – from the White Ship to the Lionheart, bad King John to the Black Prince and John of Gaunt – this is the dynasty that invented England as we still know it today – great history to appeal …

A Concise History of the Spanish Civil War

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Preston<p>Map best viewed on a tablet device.<p>An account of the Spanish civil war which portrays the struggles of the war, as well as discussing the wider implications of the revolution in the Republican zone, the emergence of brutal dictatorship on the nationalist side and the extent to …

Waterloo

• <b>Author:</b> Bernard Cornwell<p>The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller<p>‘A fabulous story, superbly told … cannot be bettered’ Max Hastings<p>‘Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.’<p>On the 18th June 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of …

The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood

• <b>Author:</b> Irving Finkel<p>In THE ARK BEFORE NOAH, British Museum expert Dr Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000 year old piece of clay enable a radical new interpretation of the Noah's Ark myth. A world authority on the period, Dr Finkel's enthralling real-life detective story began …

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

• <b>Author:</b> E.M. Berens<p>The want of an interesting work on Greek and Roman mythology, suitable for the requirements of both boys and girls, has long been recognized by the principals of our advanced schools. The study of the classics themselves, even where the attainments of the pupil have rendered this …

The Vikings

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Wernick<p>In the eighth century, The Vikings, the water-borne warriors of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, conquered much of the British Isles. They pillaged the coast of France, pushed inland to sack Paris, and seized Normandy. Sweeping south down the great rivers of central Europe, they …

Longitude

• <b>Author:</b> Dava Sobel<p>The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong.<p>‘Sobel has done the impossible and made horology sexy – no mean feat’ New …

Tobruk

• <b>Author:</b> Peter FitzSimons<p>The number 1 non-fiction bestseller. More than 100,000 copies sold!<br>'What we have, we hold' MOttO OF AUStRALIA'S 2/17tH BAttALION In the tradition of his bestselling Kokoda, Peter FitzSimons, Australia's most beloved popular historian, focuses on one of the seminal moments in …

The Knights Templar

• <b>Author:</b> TempleofMysteries.com<p>Mystery surrounds virtually every aspect of the Templar story, from their origins in the aftermath of the First Crusade, through their rise to supreme wealth and power - dominating medieval Europe for nearly two centuries - to their abrupt and dramatic suppression. …

Stalingrad

• <b>Author:</b> Antony Beevor<p>Antony Beevor's <i>Stalingrad</i> is a harrowing look at one of history's darkest moments.<p>In October 1942, a panzer officer wrote 'Stalingrad is no longer a town... Animals flee this hell; the hardest stones cannot bear it for long; only men endure'.<p>The battle for Stalingrad became the …

The Rational Optimist

• <b>Author:</b> Matt Ridley<p>Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction 2011.<p>Life is on the up.<p>We are wealthier, healthier, happier, kinder, cleaner, more peaceful, more equal and longer-lived than any previous generation. Thanks to the unique human habits of exchange and specialisation, …

On War

• <b>Author:</b> Carl von Clausewitz<p>A masterpiece of national and military strategy, General Clausewitz's thoughts, "On War" are still studied today by military and political leaders throughout the world. You can find quotes from Clausewitz in countless articles and book on strategy up to the present time …

Vikings

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Oliver<p>The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the west and as far …

The Crusades: A History of One of the Most Epic Military Campaigns of All Time

• <b>Author:</b> Jonathan Howard<p>The Crusades were a series of military campaigns undertaken by Western European countries between the 11th and 16th century. Originally called by the Pope of the Catholic Church, the stated first goal was to take up the cross and restore Christian control over the Holy Land …