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Christian Beginnings
Christian Beginnings Geza Vermes
Christian Beginnings pulls apart myths and misunderstandings to focus on the true figure of Jesus, and the birth of one of the world's major religions.
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Common People
Common People Alison Light
Epic in scope and deep in feeling, Common People is a family history but also a new kind of public history, following the lives of the migrants who travelled the country looking for work. 
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D-Day Antony Beevor
Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war.
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Death's Men
Death's Men Denis Winter
Death's Men recounts the experiences of dozens of ordinary British infantrymen and officers during the First World War.  It is a remarkable testament to the courage and endurance of a generation of young men who gave everything to serve their country a hundred years ago. 
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Dunkirk Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
Rescuing the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches . . . 
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Edward III And The Triumph Of England
Edward III And The Triumph Of England Richard Barber
England's greatest Plantagenet King, Edward III, ruled for fifty years, triumphing at the battle of Crécy and transforming his nation into one of the most formidable military forces in Europe.
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Einstein's War
Einstein's War Matthew Stanley
How an unknown German and an Englishman on opposite sides of WWI created a scientific revolution.
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Elizabeth John Guy
The authoritative biography on the unknown later years, based - incredibly - on new documents.
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Flash Boys
Flash Boys Michael Lewis
The Times, Observer, Financial Times, New Statesman and Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year 2014
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From The Ruins Of Empire
From The Ruins Of Empire Pankaj Mishra
Viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, the Victorian period was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe.
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Futebol Nation
Futebol Nation David Goldblatt
To write the history of Brazilian football is to write the history of Brazil itself. This is the whole story - the players, the fans, the politicians, the passion - from the arrival of football in the country in 1894 just after the last Emperor had been deposed to the social unrest and riots at the Confederations Cup in 2013.
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Gandhi Before India
Gandhi Before India Ramachandra Guha
Drawing on many new sources located in archives across four continents, Guha sensitively explores the many facets of Gandhi's life and struggles. This is the biography of the year.
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Georgian London
Georgian London Lucy Inglis
Georgian London reveals their daily lives: quickie marriages outside Fleet Prison, clandestine visits to Covent Garden, the terror of serial killers and lawless highwaymen and days out at the Tower Zoo.
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Going Solo
Going Solo Roald Dahl
A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones.
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Great Railway Maps Of The World
Great Railway Maps Of The World Mark Ovenden
A beautifully illustrated and comprehensive history of the world's greatest railway maps, and the railways behind them.
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