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Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
By Quercus
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ean: 9781635060690, isbn: 1635060699,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 124 reviews
''A GREAT BOOK.'' --THE NEW YORK TIMES''MARVELOUS.'' --THE TELEGRAPH''A RARE GLIMPSE OF A FLEDGLING DAVID ATTENBOROUGH IN THE WILD.'' --VANITY FAIRLiving legend and presenter of BBC's Planet Earth series Sir David Attenborough tells the story of his early career as a broadcaster and a naturalist in his own words. In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's

The Queen: The Life and Times of Elizabeth II
By Chartwell Books
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mpn: 48583085, ean: 9780785835738, isbn: 0785835733,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for 64 years, longer than any British monarch in history. During that time the Queen has endured the ups and downs that long life will bring. She was a beacon of hope during and after the Second World War in difficult times when the world faced a precarious future, and she has served as a role model for generations of men and women who continue to be in awe of her commitment to service, sacrifice, and the Commonwealth of nations over which she

Hornblower's Historical Shipmates: The Young Gentlemen of Pellew's Indefatigable
By Boydell Press
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ean: 9781783270996, isbn: 1783270993,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
This book sets out the lives of seventeen 'young gentlemen' who were midshipmen under the famous Captain Sir Edward Pellew. Together, aboard the frigate HMS Indefatigable, they fought a celebrated action in 1797 against the French ship of the line Les Droits de l'Homme. C. S. Forester, the historical novelist, placed his famous hero, Horatio Hornblower, aboard Pellew's ship as a midshipman, so this book tells, as it were, the actual stories of Hornblower's real-life shipmates. And what stories

The Man Who Created the Middle East
By William Collins
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ean: 9780008121938, isbn: 0008121931,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
At the age of only 36, Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to the Sykes-Picot agreement, one of the most reviled treaties of modern times. A century later, Christopher Sykes’ lively biography of his grandfather reassesses his life and work, and the political instability and violence in the Middle East attributed to it.The Sykes–Picot agreement was drawn by the eponymousBritish and French diplomats in 1916 to determine the divideof the collapsing empire in the event of an allied victory inWorld War

By Westholme Publishing
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ean: 9781594162626, isbn: 159416262X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 132 reviews
“Marvelous. . . . A wonderful book.”—Humana.Mente“Rovelli is the dream author to conduct us on this journey.”—“At this point in time, when the prestige of science is at a low and even simple issues like climate change are mired in controversy, Carlo Rovelli gives us a necessary reflection on what science is, and where it comes from. Rovelli is a deeply original thinker, so it is not surprising that he has novel views on the important questions of the nature and origin

Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War
By Harper Paperbacks
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ean: 9780062385901, isbn: 0062385909,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews
Now in paperback, a riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold WarIn the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New Delhi when her father was exposed as a CIA spy. Eva had long believed that her father was a U.S. State Department employee. She had no idea that he was handling the CIA’s highest-ranking double agent—Dmitri

The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance
By Pegasus Books
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ean: 9781681774084, isbn: 1681774089,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews
A vivid, dramatic, and authoritative account of perhaps the most influential family in Italian history: the Medici. A dazzling history of the modest family that rose to become one of the most powerful in Europe, The Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, money, and ambition. Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning Paul Strathern explores the intensely dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence, as well as the Italian

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave: 1768-1800
By NYRB Classics
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ean: 9781681371290, isbn: 1681371294,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
Written over the course of four decades, François-René de Chateaubriand’s epic autobiography has drawn the admiration of Baudelaire, Flaubert, Proust, Barthes, and Sebald. Here, in the first books of his massive Memoirs, spanning the years 1768 to 1800, Chateaubriand looks back on the already bygone world of his youth. He recounts the history of his aristocratic family and the first rumblings of the French Revolution. He recalls playing games on the beaches of Saint-Malo, wandering

The New Russia
By Polity
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ean: 9781509523610, isbn: 1509523618,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews
After years of rapprochement, the relationship between Russia and the West is more strained now than it has been in the past 25 years. Putin’s motives, his reasons for seeking confrontation with the West, remain for many a mystery. Not for Mikhail Gorbachev. In this new work, Russia’s elder statesman draws on his wealth of knowledge and experience to reveal the development of Putin’s regime and the intentions behind it. He argues that Putin has significantly diminished the achievements of

A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary, 1939-1940
By NYRB Classics
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ean: 9781681372648, isbn: 1681372649,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews
A harrowing account of life in Italy in the year leading up to World War II, available in the US for the first time.In 1939 it was not a foregone conclusion that Mussolini would enter World War II on the side of Hitler. In this  previously unpublished and only recently discovered diary, Iris Origo, author of the classic War in Val d’Orcia, provides a vivid account of how Mussolini decided on a course of action that would devastate his country and ultimately destroy his regime. Though the

The Italians
By Penguin Group USA
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mpn: 51, ean: 9780143128403, isbn: 014312840X,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
Washington Post bestsellerLos Angeles Times bestsellerA vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia? And why does Italian have twelve words for coat hanger but none for hangover?   John Hooper’s entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Fifteen years as a foreign

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941
By Unknown
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mpn: 47714211, ean: 9781594203800, isbn: 1594203806,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 142 reviews
Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history   In 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’s largest peasant economy into “socialist modernity,” otherwise known as collectivization, regardless of the cost.

Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805 (Dover Books on Americana)
By Sloane, Eric/ Blake, Noah
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780486436661, isbn: 0486436667,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews
For his fifteenth birthday in 1805, young Noah Blake's parents gave him a little leatherbound diary in which he recorded the various activities on his father's farm. This reprint of an actual early nineteenth-century book provides today's readers with a delightful rarity — a view of bygone days through the eyes of a young boy. Eric Sloane has taken the notebook with its brief comments and expanded the daily entries with explanatory narrative and 72 of his own remarkable drawings.Verbal and

The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People
By Dial Press
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ean: 9780812986747, isbn: 0812986741,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews
The Bridge at Andau is James A. Michener at his most gripping. His classic nonfiction account of a doomed uprising is as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling novels. For five brief, glorious days in the autumn of 1956, the Hungarian revolution gave its people a glimpse at a different kind of future—until, at four o’clock in the morning on a Sunday in November, the citizens of Budapest awoke to the shattering sound of Russian tanks ravaging their streets. The revolution was

Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat
By Picador USA
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ean: 9781250119025, isbn: 1250119022,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler's war machine In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now, his talents were put to more devious use: he

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I
By Vintage Books
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mpn: new18-20150802-a180434, ean: 9781400079124, isbn: 1400079128,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Together, they presided over the last years of dynastic Europe and the outbreak of the most destructive war the world had ever seen, a war that set twentieth-century Europe on course to be the most violent continent in the history of the world. Through brilliant and often darkly comic portraits of these men

Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781400154272, isbn: 1400154278,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days

The Death of Hitler: The Final Word
By Da Capo Press
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ean: 9780306922589, isbn: 0306922584,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
On April 30, 1945, Hitler committed suicide in his bunker as the Red Army closed in on Berlin. Within four days the Soviets had recovered his body. But the truth about what the Russian secret services found was hidden from history, when, three months later, Stalin officially declared to Truman and Churchill that Hitler was still alive and had escaped abroad. Reckless rumors about what really happened to Hitler began to spread like wildfire and, even today, they have not been put to rest. Until

Antigonus The One-Eyed: Greatest of the Successors
By imusti
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mpn: B/w maps and battle diagrams. Poss 8pp b, ean: 9781783030422, isbn: 1783030429,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
Plutarch described Antigonus the One Eyed (382-301 BC) 'as 'the oldest and greatest of Alexander's successors,' Antigonus loyally served both Philip II and Alexander the Great as they converted his native Macedonia into an empire stretching from India to Greece. After Alexander’s death, Antigonus, then governor of the obscure province of Phrygia, seemed one of the least likely of his commanders to seize the dead king’s inheritance. Yet within eight years of the king’s passing, through a

Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor
By Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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ean: 9781442236554, isbn: 1442236558,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne. Her pivotal role in the abdication of her eldest

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