General History
General History
Medieval; Renaissance; Early Modern;
Modern & Contemporary
Social; Economic; Political & Military; Historiography

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  1. BURAIMI

    BURAIMI
    The Struggle for Power, Influence and Oil in Arabia

    MICHAEL QUENTIN MORTON

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    Buraimi is an oasis in an otherwise bleak desert on the border between Oman and the United Arab Emirates. In the early twentieth century, it shot to notoriety as oil brought the world's attention to t... Learn More
  2. THE FACE OF THE THIRD REICH

    THE FACE OF THE THIRD REICH
    Portraits of the Nazi Leadership

    JOACHIM FEST

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    In fifteen chilling profiles, Fest examines the lives of the most infamous Nazi leaders. They include Hermann Goering, the self-styled 'Iron Man' who directly issued orders for the Final Solution; Jos... Learn More
  3. THE MAKING OF A NAZI HERO

    THE MAKING OF A NAZI HERO
    The Murder and Myth of Horst Wessel

    DANIEL SIEMENS

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    On 14 January 1930 Horst Wessel, a young and ambitious member of the SA, was shot at close range at his home in Berlin. The murder was most likely committed by a group of communists with close ties to... Learn More
  4. ABDUCTING A GENERAL

    ABDUCTING A GENERAL
    The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete

    PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR

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    One of the greatest feats in Leigh Fermor's remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, in April 1944. He and Captain Billy Moss hatched a daring plan to abduc... Learn More
  5. BURNING THE VEIL

    BURNING THE VEIL
    The Algerian War and the ‘Emancipation’ of Muslim Women, 1954-62

    NEIL MACMASTER

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    This is an exploration of the ‘emancipation’ of Muslim women from the veil, seclusion and perceived male oppression during the Algerian War of independence. The claimed French liberation was contr... Learn More
  6. EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON
    Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanche Tribe

    S C GWYNNE

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    This book describes the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centring on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief. It was the legendary fighting a... Learn More
  7. THE MEDIEVAL TRAVELLER

    THE MEDIEVAL TRAVELLER

    NORBERT OHLER

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    How did people travel in the Middle Ages? Evidence shows that despite all the likely deterrents – danger from man and beast, uncertainty of lodging and food, even the basic matter of finding the way... Learn More
  8. PALESTINE AND EGYPT UNDER  THE OTTOMANS

    PALESTINE AND EGYPT UNDER THE OTTOMANS
    Paintings, Books, Photographs, Maps and Manuscripts

    HISHAM KHATIB

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    After Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798, the West rediscovered Egypt and the Holy Land. Painters and artists, travellers and archaeologists flocked to the region during the nineteenth century and p... Learn More
  9. QATAR

    QATAR
    A Modern History

    ALLEN J FROMHERZ

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    Qatar plays a crucial part in the Middle East today. With the second greatest natural gas resources in the region, Qatar's economic clout is considerable. At the same time Qatar is replete with parado... Learn More
  10. THE SECOND WAR OF ITALIAN  UNIFICATION, 1859-61

    THE SECOND WAR OF ITALIAN UNIFICATION, 1859-61

    FREDERICK SCHNEID

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    The culmination of decades of nationalist aspiration and cynical realpolitik, the Second War of Italian Unification saw Italy transformed from a patchwork of minor states dominated by the Habsb... Learn More

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