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Modernity, secularism, development, and progress have long been viewed by the powerful few as benign ideals for the many. Today, however, botched experiments in nation-building, democracy, industrialization and urbani... read more

Age of Anger: A History of the Present
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In the summer of 1936, over just four weeks, it all went wrong - for democracy and for Spain, even for the British royals. Politicians failed, and Hitler was emboldened to plan a new European war, and more. When some army general... read more

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This landmark work answers two of the most fundamental questions in history - how, and why, did the Holocaust happen? Laurence Rees has spent twenty-five years meeting survivors and perpetrators of the Third Reich and the Ho... read more

The Holocaust: A New History
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It's early 1918, and after four brutal years, the fate of the Great War hangs in the balance. On the one hand, the fact that Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks have seized power in Russia - immediately suing for peace w... read more

Victory at Villers-Bretonneux (HB)
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'The most brilliant and fascinating book I have read in my entire life' Dan Snow 'A huge contribution...remarkable' Antony Beevor, BBC RADIO 4 'Extremely interesting ...a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched'... read more

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany
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From the author of THE PERFECT STORM and WAR comes a book about why men miss war, why Londoners missed the Blitz, and what we can all learn from American Indian captives who refused to go home. Tribe is a look at post-... read more

Tribe: On Belonging and Homecoming
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In 1924 the grand old battle cruiser HMAS Australia I, once the pride of the nation, was sunk off Sydney Heads. She had saved Australia from a German attack in the Pacific in World War I, but... read more

Flagship: The Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan
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This a new approach to Stalin's rule in the Soviet Union, focused on the political team he formed in the second half of the 1920s that was still in existence (though in modified form) thirty y... read more

On Stalin's Team the Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics
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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. I... read more

Anzac's Long Shadow: The cost of our national obession
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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. ... read more

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'This war is not the end but the beginning of violence. It is the forge in which the world will be hammered into new borders and new communities. New molds want to be filled with blood, and power... read more

The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End, 1917-1923
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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 degener... read more

Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918
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