Commissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power and wealth of a great Venetian family, but the fortunes of the Venier family waned and the project was abandoned with only one storey complete. Empty, unfinished, and in... read more

The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice
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A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia's greatest revolutionary was taken in a 'sealed train' across Europe and changed the history of the world By 1917 the European war seemed to be endless. Both sides in the fighting looked to new weapons, tact... read more

Lenin on the Train
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The Versailles Peace Treaty, the pact that ended World War I between the German empire and the Allies, has not enjoyed a high reputation among politicians, historians, and opinion-makers since its signing in J... read more

A Perfidious Distortion of History: the Versailles Peace Treaty and the Success of the Nazis
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November 2009. An emaciated young lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, is led to a freezing isolation cell in a Moscow prison, handcuffed to a bed rail, and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials ... read more

Red Notice : How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy
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The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable ... read more

The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam
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In this highly original and enjoyable book, Christopher Tyerman focuses on the massive, all-encompassing and hugely costly business of actually preparing a crusade. The efforts of many thousands of men and women, who left their lands a... read more

How to Plan a Crusade: Reason and Religious War in the Middle Ages
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Praise for A Train in Winter: "A story of stunning courage, generosity and hope...In Moorehead's expert hands it is a triumphant one." (Mail on Sunday). Praise for Village of Secrets: "An uplifting tale of courage and morality." ... read more

Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini
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A journey of discovery through two millennia of Scandinavia's history, culture and society. The Scandinavians are regarded as Europe's most tolerant and peace-loving people. So how was it that one

Scandinavians
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The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain. In 1932-33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. It is one of the most devastating episodes in the history of th... read more

Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine, 1921-33
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On the 500th anniversary of Luther's rebellion, this spectacular global history traces the revolutionary faith that shaped the modern world. Five hundred years ago Protestant Christianity began with one stubborn monk. Today, it includes a billion peo... read more

Protestants: The Radicals Who Made the Modern World
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London, Paris and New York in the eighteenth century, as today, were places where political authority, commerce and money, art and intellectual life intersected. They straddled an Atlantic world where ships powered by nothing more than w... read more

Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution
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The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history. In February 1917, in the midst o... read more

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution
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