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In the early hours of 15 April 1912, the Cunard steamship Carpathia receives a distress call from the new White Star liner Titanic. Captain Arthur Rostron immediately turns Carpathia northwest and sails full speed through the dark night, into waters laden with icebergs, on a rescue missi... read more

Carpathia

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 History

Despite the Roman Empire's famous 500-year reign over Europe, parts of Africa and the Middle East, Italy does not have the same long national history as states such as France or England. Divided for much of its history, Italy's regions have been, at various times, parts of... read more

A Brief History of Italy

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 History

World War II reached into the homes and lives of ordinary people in an unprecedented way. Civilians made up the vast majority of those killed by war. On Europe's home front, the war brought the German blitzkrieg, followed by long occupations and the racial genocide of the Holocaust. In... read more

An Iron Wind

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Nophoto

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Series:The\Making of America Ser.

The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He believed that such an America would be a land of oppor... read more

Alexander Hamilton - The Making of America

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Richard Tames, the well-known popularizer of English history, offers an entertaining exploration of the bits of English history that have been sidelined, lost or somehow overlooked. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read and often humorous style, Tames brings to life the var... read more

England's Forgotten Past

The acclaimed account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of our finest historians of Russia.In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an ... read more

The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution

In this compelling history of the men and ideas that radically changed the course of world history, Lawrence James investigates how, within a hundred years, Europeans persuaded and coerced Africa into becoming a subordinate part of the mode... read more

Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa

On a snowy January morning in 1889, a worried servant hacked open a locked door at the remote hunting lodge deep in the Vienna Woods. Inside, he found two bodies sprawled on an ornate bed, blood oozing from their mouths. Crown... read more

Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the Habsburgs

In the decades since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy and free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first c... read more

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A History of the Present

For over 100 years, at least one concentration camp has existed somewhere on Earth. First used as battlefield strategy, camps have evolved with each passing decade, in the scope of their effects and the savage practicality with which government... read more

One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps

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 History

NEW EDITION - FEATURING UPDATED INTRODUCTION AND NEW CHAPTERS The giant characters of history - from Mozart to da Vinci, Shakespeare to Einstein, Henry VIII to Hitler, Catherine the Great to Margaret Thatcher, Jesus Christ to Genghis Khan - lived liv... read more

Titans of History: The Giants Who Made Our World