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  1. ‘WE CALLED EACH OTHER COMRADE’

    ‘WE CALLED EACH OTHER COMRADE’
    Charles H Kerr & Company, Radical Publishers

    ALLEN RUFF

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    This book chronicles the history of the most significant translator, publisher and distributor of radical literature in the early twentieth century. Charles H Kerr & Company, founded in Chicago in 188... Learn More
  2. BERLIN NOW

    BERLIN NOW
    The City After the Wall

    PETER SCHNEIDER

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    Over the last five decades, no other city has changed more than Berlin. Divided in 1961, reunited in 1989, it has morphed over the last twenty-five years into Europe's most vibrant melting-pot of arti... Learn More
  3. TOURISTS, TRAVELLERS AND HOTELS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY JERUSALEM

    TOURISTS, TRAVELLERS AND HOTELS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY JERUSALEM
    On Mark Twain and Charles Warren at the Mediterranean Hotel

    SHIMON GIBSON, YONI SHAPIRA and RUPERT L CHAPMAN

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    Jerusalem was a constant focus of all pilgrims and tourists travelling to the Holy Land in the nineteenth century, but knowing exactly where they might get clean and decent accommodation was of the ut... Learn More
  4. CLIMBING DAYS

    CLIMBING DAYS

    DAN RICHARDS

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    The author is here on the trail of his great-great-aunt, Dorothy Pilley, a prominent and pioneering mountaineer of the early twentieth century. For years, Dorothy and her husband, the literary critic ... Learn More
  5. THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA

    THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA
    Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream

    GEORGE LOWE and HUW LEWIS-JONES

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    It was a journey long thought impossible. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctica Expedition of 1957/58, led by Vivian ‘Bunny’ Fuchs, was one of the twentieth century’s triumphs of exploration – a p... Learn More
  6. THE OVAL WORLD

    THE OVAL WORLD
    A Global History of Rugby

    TONY COLLINS

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    A synoptic, and laudably ambitious, history of rugby from its origins in the village-based football games of medieval times to the globalised sport now played in more than 100 countries. It tells the ... Learn More
  7. THE FOOD OF THE SCOTS

    THE FOOD OF THE SCOTS
    A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology

    ALEXANDER FENTON

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    This book explores the nature of food in the Scottish past, including game and wild plants, cereals and dairy products, flesh and drink, whether home-brewed ale or wines from abroad. Through examinati... Learn More
  8. THE LIQUID CONTINENT

    THE LIQUID CONTINENT
    A Mediterranean Trilogy
    Vol 1: Alexandria Vol 2: Venice Vol 3: Istanbul

    NICHOLAS WOODSWORTH

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    Combining history and travel narrative, these volumes recount Woodsworth’s journeys around the eastern edge of the Mediterranean, the sea which gave birth to western civilisation. This sea, he says,... Learn More
  9. THE PORTABLE PARADISE

    THE PORTABLE PARADISE
    Baedeker, Murray and the Victorian Guidebook

    JONATHAN KEATES

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    Keates’s passion for collecting vintage guidebooks has resulted in a beguiling work of cultural archaeology, which explores the experience of travel for the British before the First World War. Unlik... Learn More
  10. SOUTH FROM EPHESUS

    SOUTH FROM EPHESUS
    Travels through Aegean Turkey

    BRIAN SEWELL

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    Weary of what he called the ‘tyranny’ of western art, Sewell first visited Turkey in 1975. He thought that anything he found would have no relevance to the European art he had so compulsively ‘s... Learn More

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