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Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s genius inspired hope during the Great Depression and played a crucial role in the Second World War.
A lively account highlights the heroic exploits of his loyal companions and the ravages of war against Cromwell.
A gory, fascinating and highly original study of changing attitudes to death and dead bodies.
A skilfully woven synthesis tells the story of the castles, palaces and great houses of Tudor England.
The Phoenicians were the great maritime traders of the ancient Mediterranean.
A vast biography of General Grant questions received opinions, while a new edition of his memoirs confirms their historic status.
The British love for 'a nice cup of tea' was carefully manipulated to promote the British Empire.
The relationship between the very different expanses of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea began long before Columbus.
Long before he helped to draft the Declaration of Independence, Franklin was a printer, an inventor and a philosopher.
Italy's conquest of Addis Ababa was hailed an imperial triumph by Mussolini, though most Ethiopians had only bows and arrows with which to defend themselves.