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      Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln and Modern Life.

      On February 12th, 1809, two men were born an ocean apart: Charles Darwin on an English country estate; Abraham Lincoln in a Kentucky log cabin. Their great parallel lives were to transform humanity's understanding of itself. New Scientist said 'Gopnik...

      Was: $24.95
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      Beechams, 1848-2000: From Pills to Pharmaceuticals.

      The Beecham enterprise transformed itself from a patent medicine business into one of the world's major pharmaceutical companies. Its name has now disappeared, as in 1989 a merger re-named it SmithKline Beecham, and in 2000 that became GlaxoSmith Kline,...

      Was: $44.95
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      Bombsites and Lollipops: My 1950s East End Childhood.

      A memoir of growing up in the East End of London, post-war to the Swinging Sixties. From food shortages, endless queues, rationing and freezing Winters, Hyams writes from a view of privilege thanks to a thriving black market and her father's gambling...

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      Casanova's Women: The Great Seducer and the Women He Loved.

      Publisher Description The eighteenth-century Venetian adventurer Giacomo Casanova used his charisma to talk his way into the beds of more than two hundred women, and turned his name into a synonym for seduction. Charming, brilliant and devastatingly...

      Was: $59.95
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      Dancing with the Enemy: My Family's Holocaust Secret.

      He tells the story of his aunt, Rosie Glaser, an emancipated Jewish woman who defied convention. She taught ballroom dancing and toured Europe. When the Nazis seized power in the Netherlands, her illegal dance studio was betrayed, and she was sent to a...

      Was: $37.95
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      Games We Play: History of J.W. Spear amd Sons.

      Founded in Bavaria by Jacob Wolf Spear in 1879, 'Spear' grew to become a highly successful games manufacturer with production facilities in Germany and Rngland. Its most famous game is 'Scrabble". This richly illustrated book draws a vivid picture of an...

      Was: $59.95
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      Heroes and Rascals and Rogues.

      An amazing compendium of notable historical characters - people who have changed the world, rich and powerful characters, those that have led by example, those who have inspired and those who have revolted or repulsed us. From Ronnie Biggs, Al Capone and...

      Was: $45.00
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      Home Fires Burning: The Great War Diaries of Georgina Lee.

      She lived from 1869 to 1965 and with her husband Charles enjoyed an upper-class social life, with many contacts within the Establishment. When war broke out, they sent their only child, Harry, to her father's house in Wales. She wrote her diary so that...

      Was: $39.95
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      Lincoln the Inventor.

      Explains the background of Lincoln's invention of a device to buoy vessels over shoals and its subsequent patent and shows how Lincoln's penchant for inventions and inventiveness was part of his larger political belief in internal improvements and free...

      Was: $25.95
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      Maskerado: Dancing Around Death in Nazi Hungary.

      First published in Esperanto in 1965, this English translation makes compelling reading. It is told by a Budapest lawyer who secured fake Christian identities for his family in 1944. Their day-to-day survival includes dangers missed by a hair's breadth...

      Was: $23.00
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      One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon.

      Pulitzer Prize winner Weiner offers a history of Nixon's anguished presidency as he led the nation through a time of unbearable turmoil. He made war in pursuit of peace; he committed crimes above the law and tore the country apart while trying to unite...

      Was: $64.95
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      The Eitingons: A Twentieth-Century Story.

      Tells the story (it is written by a family member) of the families of Leonia, Max and Motty Eitingons. It is a story of the 20th century as it describes, in a precise, searching and stylish manner, war, displacement, murder, the Jewish diaspora and...

      Was: $49.95
      Now: $14.95
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      The Escape of Sigmund Freud.

      A gripping true-life account of Freud's battle with the Nazis and of the man who saved him, the Nazi chemist, 35-year-old Anton Sauerwald. Freud was able to escape to London via Paris because Sauerwald hid information about Freud from his superiors...

      Was: $49.95
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      The Heart Must Break: The Fight for Democracy and Truth in Burma.

      Mawdsley, from Lancashire, was just twenty-seven when he was arrested and imprisoned for 17 years for handing out pro-democracy letters. His account of the horrors he endured during his imprisonment must be contrasted against the treatment of the Burmese...

      Was: $59.95
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