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Seapower States Mar­itime Cul­ture, Con­ti­nen­tal Em­pires and the Con­flict That Made the Mod­ern World An­drew Lam­bert

One of the most em­i­nent his­to­ri­ans of our age in­ves­ti­gates the ex­tra­or­di­nary suc­cess of five small mar­itime states – Athens, Carthage, Venice, the Dutch Repub­lic and Bri­tain. This highly orig­i­nal work demon­strates how their iden­ti­ties as ‘seapow­ers’ made them more dy­namic, open and demo­cratic than their lum­ber­ing con­ti­nen­tal ri­vals. 7 maps, 9 b/w + 8 pp. colour il­lus. Hard­back £20.00

Peace at Last A Por­trait of Ar­mistice Day, 11 Novem­ber 1918 Guy Cuth­bert­son

Pub­lished to co­in­cide with the cen­te­nary of the ar­mistice end­ing World War I, this vivid, hour-by-hour ac­count ex­am­ines how Bri­tons and the wider world re­acted as the news of peace spread, chron­i­cling a sin­gu­lar day marked by great joy, re­lief and op­ti­mism. 24 b/w il­lus. Hard­back £18.99

The Krem­lin Let­ters Stalin’s Wartime Cor­re­spon­dence with Churchill and Roo­sevelt Edited by David Reynolds and Vladimir Pechat­nov

This pen­e­trat­ing and vivid study of the more than 600 writ­ten mes­sages that Joseph Stalin ex­changed with Win­ston Churchill and Franklin Roo­sevelt be­tween 1941 and 1945 of­fers fas­ci­nat­ing in­sights into the wartime machi­na­tions and per­sonal re­la­tion­ships of World War II’s his­toric Al­lied tri­umvi­rate. 24 b/w il­lus. + 3 maps Hard­back £25.00

Dom­ina The Women Who Made Im­pe­rial Rome Guy de la Bé­doyère

History as­so­ciates the early Ro­man Em­pire with its male rulers, yet not one of the Julio-Clau­dian dy­nasty’s em­per­ors was the blood son of his pre­de­ces­sor. Now, this cap­ti­vat­ing pop­u­lar history shines a light on Livia, Oc­tavia and the other for­got­ten women whose am­bi­tion, blood­line and dar­ing shaped an em­pire. 32 colour il­lus. + 3 maps Hard­back £25.00

Em­press Queen Vic­to­ria and In­dia Miles Tay­lor

32 b/w il­lus. Hard­back £25.00

The First Sol­dier Hitler as Mil­i­tary Leader Stephen G. Fritz

Af­ter Ger­many’s hu­mil­i­at­ing World War II de­feat, nu­mer­ous German gen­er­als claimed that the Fuhrer’s mega­lo­ma­nia un­der­mined their bril­liant mil­i­tary strat­egy. In this eye-open­ing vol­ume, a lead­ing ex­pert re­ex­am­ines history to re­fute these charges, of­fer­ing new in­sights and a stun­ningly orig­i­nal por­trait of Hitler as a com­pe­tent mil­i­tary com­man­der and strate­gist. 32 b/w il­lus. + 10 maps Hard­back £20.00

King Arthur The Mak­ing of the Le­gend Ni­cholas J. Higham

A renowned scholar of the early Mid­dle Ages of­fers an ex­cit­ing new ap­proach to King Arthur’s ori­gins. This study of one of the most fa­mous fig­ures of history sur­veys re­cent at­tempts to establish Arthur as his­tor­i­cal and shows that he was in fact a fic­tional char­ac­ter ‘made-up’ in ninth-cen­tury Wales. 32 colour il­lus. + 7 maps Hard­back £25.00

The Story of Greece and Rome Tony Spaw­forth

The ex­tra­or­di­nary story of the in­ter­min­gled civil­i­sa­tions of an­cient Greece and Rome, span­ning more than six mil­len­nia from the late Bronze Age to the sev­enth cen­tury. ‘A beau­ti­fully writ­ten ac­count of an­cient history, breath­tak­ing in its am­bi­tion and rich in in­sight.’ – Paul Car­tledge, au­thor of The Spar­tans 27 colour il­lus. + 5 maps Hard­back £20.00

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