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The Banner of Battle: The Story of the Crimean War

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In this classic account of the Crimean War, Alan Palmer puts the myths and realities of The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, the rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Lord Lucan and the patriotic fervour of... See More

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The Salient: Ypres, 1914-18

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Ypres today is an international 'Town of Peace', but in 1914 the town, and the Salient, the 35-mile bulge in the Western Front, of which it is part, saw a 1500-day military campaign of mud and blood at the heart of the First... See More

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Biographies & Memoirs

Napoleon and Marie-Louise: The Second Empress

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'Arch-duchesses have always been disastrous for France', Napoleon once remarked. Yet in 1810 he married the Arch-duchess Marie Louise, the eighteen-year-old daughter of his persistent enemy, the Emperor of Austria. On the... See More

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Bernadotte: Napoleon's Marshal, Sweden's King

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A soldier as dashing in appearance as Murat, as brave as Ney, as eagle-eyed as Masséna. At the time this biography was written, over half of Europe's reigning monarchs numbered among their ancestors the Gascon Sergeant... See More

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The East End: Four Centuries of London Life

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(2 reviews)

The East End as an idea is known to every Londoner, and to many others, though its boundaries are vague. Alan Palmer's historical overview of the area (first published in 1989 and revised in 2000) takes its extent to be the... See More

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Metternich: Councillor of Europe

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A glib assessment of Metternich might not be a favourable one, he was not without his ridiculous qualities, and yet he survived, more than survived, in fact, with the 'Age of Metternich' lasting for more than a generation... See More

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Alexander I: Tsar of War and Peace

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As Alan Palmer himself writes in his preface, 'Alexander 1, ruler of Russia for the first quarter of the nineteenth century, is remembered today mainly on three counts: as the Tsar who refused to make peace with the French... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Fictional Minds (Frontiers of Narrative)

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Fictional Minds suggests that readers understand novels primarily by following the functioning of the minds of characters in the novel storyworlds. Despite the importance of this aspect of the reading process, traditional... See More

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The Kaiser: War Lord of the Second Reich

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He was, in the minds of many, the man responsible for the catastrophe that engulfed Europe in 1914. Kaiser Wilhelm II, the cold, brutal ruler who represented the pride and swagger of Imperial Germany, and must take the... See More

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Biographies & Memoirs

Bismarck

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At the peak of his eminence, Otto von Bismarck, the statesman who created a unified Germany and who dominated world politics in the closing decades of the nineteenth century, was regarded as a legend rather than an... See More

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An Encyclopaedia of Napoleon’s Europe

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Alan Palmer's An Encyclopaedia of Napoleon's Europe is a comprehensive A-Z of life in the age of Napoleon, the years between 1797 and 1815. Artists, poets, philosophers, scientists and authors all advanced society in their... See More

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Biographies & Memoirs

The Wireless in the Corner

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Based on diary entries, family letters, photography albums and newspaper cuttings, The Wireless in the Corner is the personal account of a boy brought up in London's suburbia during the second quarter of the 20th century... See More

$5.99 Price verified 14 hours ago
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