The Pocket History series is a conveniently portable, stylishly packaged and eminently collectible set of books that each open a window onto a selection of remarkable stories, characters and themes from the past. Ranging through time and across the globe, this unique series reveals and re-examines events both iconic and lesser known.

The Clash of History's Titans: Iconic Adversaries of the Distant Past
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From the acclaimed author of River Town and Oracle Bones, an intimate excavation of life in one of the world's oldest civilizations at a time of convulsive change Drawn by a fascination with Egypt's rich history and culture, Peter Hessler move... read more

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"The best true spy story I have ever read."--JOHN LE CARR   The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg... read more

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War (PB)
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 World History

The Adelaide Hills - A History examines the history of that portion of the Mount Lofty Ranges nearest Adelaide.

The Adelaide Hills: A History
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 World History

Biographies of artists and writers have traditionally presented an individual's lone struggle for self-expression. In this book, critics and historians challenge these assumptions in a series of essays that focus on artist and writer couples... read more

Significant Others : Creativity and Intimate Partnership
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 World History

*WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2018* 'As moving as it is painstakingly researched. . . a cracking read' Viv Groskop, Observer On 26 April 1986 at 1.23am a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine exploded. While the a... read more

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy
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As an example of local history this volume is unusual and endearing - unusual in its delivery of information and endearing as an expression of personal passion for a particular place.

Nophoto
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Following Danubia and the bestselling Germania, Lotharingia is the third and final instalment in Simon Winder's hilarious and informative personal exploration of European history.
In 843 AD, the three surviving grandsons of the great ... read more

Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country
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 World History

Stunning stories about what it was like to be a Soviet child during the upheaval and horror of the Second World War, from Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich I finished first grade in May of 41, and my parents took me for the summer to the Pioneer camp. I came t... read more

Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories
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 World History

Series:Stephen Fry's Greek Myths

Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . __________
There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes.
Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outw... read more

Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
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In 1941, a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast Resistance organisation - the only woman to hold ... read more

Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler
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In the winter trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, captured soldiers and pilots narrowly avoided death only to find themselves imprisoned in Germany's archipelago of brutal POW camps. After several... read more

The Escape Artists - A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Breakout of WWI
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