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Hitler and Film The Führer’s Hid­den Pas­sion Bill Niven

What role did film play in Hitler’s life and in his ter­ri­ble vi­sion for the world? This pioneer­ing work de­bunks myths and ex­plores new di­men­sions of Hitler’s in­flu­ence on film in Nazi Ger­many. Draw­ing on ground­break­ing re­search, Bill Niven pro­vides con­crete ev­i­dence of Hitler’s view­ing habits, fi­nanc­ing of films, and re­la­tion­ships with ac­tors and ac­tresses. Hard­back £25.00

In Pur­suit of Ci­vil­ity Man­ners and Civ­i­liza­tion in Early Mod­ern Eng­land Keith Thomas

A peer­less study of the place of ci­vil­ity in the shap­ing of English so­ci­ety be­tween the early 16th and the late 18th cen­turies from renowned his­to­rian Keith Thomas. Dis­play­ing a true mas­ter’s grasp of the pe­riod, Thomas of­fers a com­pelling and wide-rang­ing anal­y­sis of the con­nec­tions be­tween chang­ing no­tions of ci­vil­ity, the jus­ti­fi­ca­tion of colo­nial ex­pan­sion and the in­ven­tion of race. Hard­back £25.00

Turn­coat Bene­dict Arnold and the Cri­sis of Amer­i­can Lib­erty Stephen Brumwell

Why did the once-ar­dent hero of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion­ary cause be­come its most in­fa­mous traitor? The au­thor’s re­search in pre­vi­ously un­ex­plored ar­chives sheds new light on Gen­eral Bene­dict Arnold and how his mys­ti­fy­ing de­fec­tion to the Bri­tish was ac­tu­ally driven by per­sonal hon­our and a deep con­cern for Amer­ica’s best in­ter­ests. Hard­back £25.00

Per­sian Gulf Com­mand A His­tory of the Sec­ond World War in Iran and Iraq Ash­ley Jack­son

This dy­namic his­tory is the first to con­struct a to­tal pic­ture of the ex­pe­ri­ence and im­pact of World War II in Iran and Iraq. The im­por­tance of these two coun­tries to the Al­lied forces’ war op­er­a­tions has not been prop­erly ac­knowl­edged, Jack­son con­tends, and he de­tails the da­m­ag­ing ef­fects of Western in­ter­ven­tion. Hard­back £25.00

Trad­ing in War Lon­don’s Mar­itime World in the Age of Cook and Nel­son Mar­garette Lin­coln

Full of vivid sto­ries, this im­mer­sive and metic­u­lously re­searched study of Lon­don’s river­side dis­tricts in the 18th cen­tury fills a gap in our knowl­edge. It re­veals the lives of or­di­nary peo­ple who played a cru­cial role in Bri­tain’s fight to sus­tain its global mar­itime trade and, even­tu­ally, de­feat Napoleonic France. Hard­back £25.00

A Lit­tle His­tory of Ar­chae­ol­ogy Brian Fa­gan

What is ar­chae­ol­ogy? Golden pharaohs, lost civ­i­liza­tions and Ice Age cave art? Ar­chae­ol­ogy is all of these, but also far more: the only science to en­com­pass the en­tire 3,000,000-year span of hu­man his­tory! For cu­ri­ous read­ers of ev­ery age, this ab­so­lutely up-to-date book ex­plores ar­chae­ol­ogy’s his­tory of con­tro­ver­sies, dis­cov­er­ies, heroes and scoundrels, global sites and new­est meth­ods. Hard­back £14.99

The Siege of Acre, 1189 – 1191 Sal­adin, Richard the Lion­heart, and the Bat­tle That De­cided the Third Cru­sade John D. Hosler

An epic re­count­ing of the most de­ci­sive mil­i­tary en­gage­ment of the Third Cru­sade, here is the first com­pre­hen­sive his­tory of the Siege of Acre when the armies of Eng­land’s Richard the Lion­heart and King Philip Au­gus­tus of France con­fronted the for­mi­da­ble Ayyu­bids of the Egyp­tian Sul­tan Sal­adin. Hard­back £25.00

Gar­dens and Gar­den­ing in Early Mod­ern Eng­land and Wales Jill Fran­cis

Ex­plor­ing the less ex­trav­a­gant gar­dens of the 16th and 17th cen­tury Bri­tish county gen­try, this beau­ti­fully il­lus­trated book presents a pic­ture of gar­den­ers and their daily ac­tiv­i­ties. Pub­lished in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Paul Mellon Cen­tre for Stud­ies in Bri­tish Art 200 colour + b/w il­lus. Hard­back £35.00

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