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The Paper Trail
The Paper Trail Alexander Monro
This is the story of how the book you are holding came to be. It is the history of how a simple Chinese invention has wrapped itself around our world for over two millennia, along the Silk Road, through the Renaissance, the Reformation and beyond, enabling history's most momentous ideas to flourish.
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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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Warsaw Boy
Warsaw Boy Andrew Borowiec
On 1 August 1944 15-year-old Andrew Boroweic, a volunteer in the Resistance, lobbed a grenade at German soldiers patrolling in Warsaw - and began his war. This account of the 63-day Warsaw Uprising - written in a POW camp soon after - tells of Boroweic's brutal rite of passage from child to veteran soldier in one of the bloodiest and most ruthless episodes of the Second World War.
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Napoleon The Great
Napoleon The Great Andrew Roberts
More than any other modern biographer, Andrew Roberts conveys Napoleon's tremendous energy and the attractiveness of his personality, even to his enemies.
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Queen Of The Ploughing
Queen Of The Ploughing Anna May McHugh
Finally, the queen of Irish rural life tells her story.
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Iron Curtain
Iron Curtain Anne Applebaum
Iron Curtain is an exceptional work of historical and moral reckoning, and a haunting reminder of how fragile freedom can be.
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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
The definitive edition of Anne Frank's diary, now in Penguin Black Classics.
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Berlin
Berlin Antony Beevor
Berlin: The Downfall 19145 is Antony Beevor's brilliant account of the fall of the Third Reich.
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Stalingrad
Stalingrad Antony Beevor
Antony Beevor's Stalingrad is a harrowing look at one of history's darkest moments.
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D-Day
D-Day Antony Beevor
Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war.
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Ardennes 1944
Ardennes 1944 Antony Beevor
The No. 1 Bestseller: Hitler's ill-fated final stand, from the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day.
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The Guns Of August
The Guns Of August Barbara Tuchman
Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning account of how the first thirty days of battle determined the course of the First World War is to this day revered as the classic account of the conflict's opening.
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The Zimmermann Telegram
The Zimmermann Telegram Barbara Tuchman
The story of how this happened and the incalculable consequences are thrillingly told in Barbara Tuchman's brilliant exploration.
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Sas
Sas Ben Macintyre
The SAS has finally decided to tell its astonishing story. It has opened its secret archives for the first time, granting historian Ben Macintyre full access to a treasure trove of unseen reports, memos, diaries, letters, maps and photographs, as well as free rein to interview surviving Originals and those who knew them.
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