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'We're now in the fifteenth year since 9/11 and, horrible though it is to contemplate, we may be nowhere close to the end of the War on Terror. For a while, it looked like things were improving: ... read more

Blood Year: Islamic State and the Unravelling of the War on Terror
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The complete account of Britain's worst-ever military disaster. It took several million bullets and roughly an hour to effectively destroy General Sir Douglas Haig's grand plan... read more

First Day of the Somme : the Complete Account of Britain's Worst-Ever Military Disaster
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The story of the French Resistance is central to French identity, but it is a story built on myths. 'La Resistance francaise' was not simply a national effort to free the country from German occupa... read more

Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance
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Classical tragedy is timelessly powerful - not only does it still move us, but it heals, too. Bryan Doerries produces performances of Greek tragedies for soldiers returned from conflict, addicts... read more

The Theatre of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today
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'This year an Anzac orgy begins. A commemorative program that would make the pharaohs envious. But commemorating soldiers is not the same as connecting with them ...' - James Brown, Anzac's Long Shadow. In... read more

Anzac's Long Shadow: The cost of our national obession
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The No. 1 Bestseller: Hitler's ill-fated final stand, from the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day. On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ar... read more

Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble
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Telegraph Books of the Year and Editor's Choice 2015 BBC History Magazine Books of the Year 2015. In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics an... read more

To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949: Volume 8
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Adolf Hitler spent 1924 away from society and surrounded by co-conspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. Behind bars in a prison near Munich, Hitler passed the year with deep reading and intensive writing, a year of slow... read more

1924: The Year That Made Hitler
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On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east.
After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail. T... read more

Gallipoli
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The Hotel Years gathers sixty-four feuilletons: on hotels; pains and pleasures; personalities; and the deteriorating international situation of the 1930s. Never before translated into English, these pieces begin in Vienna just at the e... read more

Nophoto
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Now a major film starring George Cloooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balan, Jean Dujardin and Dimitri Leonidas. What if I told... read more

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
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A magisterial chronicle of the calamity that crippled Europe in 1914. In 1914, Europe plunged into the 20th century's first terrible act of self-immolation - what was then called The Great War. On the eve of its centena... read more

Catastrophe: 1914: Europe Goes to War
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This landmark publication commemorates the centenary of the Great War's Gallipoli campaign, 25 April 1915 to 9 January 1916. ANZAC Treasures approaches the subject of Gallipoli not only f... read more

ANZAC Treasures: The Gallipoli Collection of the Australian War Memorial
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On the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Deluge is a powerful explanation of why the war's legacy continues to shape our world - from Adam Tooze, the Wolfson Prize-winning autho... read more

The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order 1916-1931
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The Darkest Days shows how the war-hungry leaders and the right-wing press hustled the nation into war, making only the barest efforts to save the peace. As a result the declaration was the result of ... read more

The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War, 1914
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In 1933, a year that would prove to be a turning point in history, William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany. He brings his family with him to Berlin, where they experience days full of excitement, int... read more

In the Garden of Beasts
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 War

Awards:BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2013 and BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014.

WINNER of the International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2014 Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2013 The First World War followed a period of sustained peac... read more

The War that Ended Peace: How Europe Abandoned Peace for the First World War
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 War

Awards:Shortlisted for British Book Awards: History Book of the Year 2006.

In 480 BC, Xerxes, the King of Persia, led an invasion of mainland Greece. Its success should have been a formality. For seventy years, victory - rapid, spectacular victory - had seemed the birthright of ... read more

Persian Fire: The First World Empire, Battle for the West
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This is Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2014. For the empires of Germany and Austria-Hungary the Great War - which had begun with such high hopes for a fast, dramatic outcome - rapidly degenera... read more

Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918
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This is a pacy, compelling and penetrating account - from the great Norman Stone. "The best short primer on the war in twenty years". (Andrew Roberts). Norman Stone's gripping book tells the narrative of the Second World War ... read more

World War Two: A Short History
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