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Jewels of Allah The Untold Story of Women in Iran
A fascinating, behind the scenes view, looking simply and astutely at the history and story of women in Iran. The author is a historian born in Iran and now living in the USA. This is a book you can dip...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/06/2015
The Secret Life of Fighter Command: Testimonials from the Men and Women Who Beat the Luftwaffe
Firstly, I'm no expert on history so can't answer for the accuracy of the text and the range of material used in writing this history. For me as a general (female) reader it was a gripping read, especially as the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/07/2015
Classical Civilization A History in Ten Chapters
A masterly account of how the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome came into being, by a prize-winning Cambridge classicist whose writing is as accessible as it is scholarly. A secure grasp of the nature of our Greek and Roman...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
The Edge of the World How the North Sea Made Us Who We are
Edge of the World combines science, social and economic history to tell an epic tale – of the North Sea and how it shaped our island history. From fish and trade, monks and new ideas, trade and wealth to disease...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
Village of Secrets Defying the Nazis in Vichy France
A myth has grown up around the villages of France’s mountainous Massif Central and the part they played in aiding refugees and escaping Jews. While extraordinary acts of daring and bravery were carried out the history has become over-simplified and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
The Debs of Bletchley Park
More than eight thousand women worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, largely unsung, they played a crucial role in breaking the German codes. As Michael Smith’s new book shows, they were many and varied from all walks...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/06/2015
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