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      A Force to Be Reckoned With: A History of the Women's Institute.

      An engaging social history which shows the famous WI of Britain to be much more than makers of jam and singers of Jerusalem. Over 200,000 women belong to the WI and its membership is growing across all ages, classes and religions. It was founded in 1915...

      Was: $45.00
      Now: $19.95
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      All for Love: Seven Centuries of Illicit Liaison.

      Publisher Description For centuries, the vagaries of human passion have moved, amused or scandalised us. This fascinating account explores seven centuries of relationships outside marriage, from all levels of society and the perspectives of both women...

      Was: $59.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Behind the Counter: Shop Lives from Market Stall to Supermarket.

      Publisher Description As Britain's population grew and the country became more urbanised and industrialised in eighteenth and early nineteenth century, so shops, shopkeepers and shopworkers also increased in number. Once people were no longer...

      Was: $60.00
      Now: $19.95
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      Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History.

      George Howe Colt is the second of four brothers, Harry, George, Ned, and Mark. Here he uses accounts of their lives together with alternating chapters featuring famous brother combinations in history to show what the Van Goghs, Booths, Marxes,...

      Was: $32.95
      Now: $5.00
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      Bullfighting: A Troubled History.

      Hemingway thought bullfighting was a spectacular performance art fraught with risk. The author begs to differ, however, in doing so she provides us with a wonderfully illustrated history of bullfighting, which includes works by Picasso, Manet, Dali and...

      Was: $59.95
      Now: $19.95
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      Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again.

      The refrigerator and the use of cold is entwined in the everyday and the extraordinary. This takes us from the ice houses of ancient Persia to ice cream, cold beer, MRI scanners, super-computers, and the weekly food-shop. Refrigeration has made all sorts...

      Was: $19.99
      Now: $7.95
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      Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity.

      Publisher Description Why do we still have nits? What exactly are 'purity rules'? And why have baths scarcely changed in 200 years? The long history of personal hygiene and purity is a fascinating subject that reveals how closely we are linked to our...

      Was: $55.00
      Now: $14.95
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      Cocaine Nation: How the White Trade Took Over the World.

      He presents a vivid study of the cultivation, usage and suppression of cocaine. The USA is the world's largest cocaine market, followed closely by Brazil. He concludes that the decline of religion, the spread of democratic market-based economies, the...

      Was: $42.50
      Now: $14.95
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      Coke: The Biography.

      Recounts the sweeping history of cocaine since its first appearance. Its more notorious users include Sigmund Freud, Kate Moss, and Amy Winehouse and it has been alternately glorified as a miraculous cure-all and demonised as the cause of society's...

      Was: $45.00
      Now: $5.00
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      Cox's Fragmenta II: Further Folios from History.

      At ninety-four volumes, Cox's scrapbook has to be one of the largest collections of journalistic ephemera ever. Here Simon Murphy has selected more bizarre stories to create another delightful historical miscellany which will intrigue and amuse. ...

      Was: $24.99
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      Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.

      May 7, 1915 - The Lusitania was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland by a German submarine. It sank in 18 minutes. Of the known 1,960 people on board, 767 survived and 1,193 perished. The sinking turned public opinion in many countries against Germany and...

      Was: $49.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide.

      Each chapter presents a different aspect of oral history: starting a project, doing interviews, processing interviews, using interviews in independent research, videotaping, preserving interviews in libraries and archives, teaching, and presenting the...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Eavesdropping: An Intimate History.

      An entertaining and disturbing account of eavesdropping and uncovers the biological drive behind the behaviour and its consequences across history and cultures. 'In the age of CCTV, phone tapping and computer hacking, this is uncomfortably important...

      Was: $32.95
      Now: $7.95
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      Firegrates and Kitchen Ranges.

      The grate formed an important visual and practical component of the fireplace. This traces the development of iron firegrates from obscure 16th and 17th century origins to the flamboyant Art Nouveau designs of the Edwardian period. This also covers the...

      Was: $12.95
      Now: $4.95
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      History of Melton Mowbray Pork Pie.

      Publisher Description A history of one of the UK's most famous food products from well-known Melton Mowbray pork pie expert Trevor Hickman.

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Hunting the Hunters: At War with the Whalers.

      An action packed narrative about crusading against Japan's whaling fleet, which kills over 800 whales a year, it is in turn insightful and heartbreaking. Illustrated with colour photographs which add to the powerful and inspiring story of this man on the...

      Was: $36.95
      Now: $3.95
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      I Sold Andy Warhol. (too soon).

      A fascinating account of what goes on behind the scenes in the strange and fickle world of art collecting, and an unvarnished look at how the industry shifted from art appreciation to monetary appreciation. Polsky ÔÉknows that auction results and...

      Was: $32.95
      Now: $12.95
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      Imprint and Trace: Handwriting in the Age of Technology.

      Prof. Neef is a cultural analyst and media historian. She examines the historical resilience of handwriting, citing the printing press, the typewriter (and electronic digital applications), the steel-tipped feather quill, fountain pen and ballpoint...

      Was: $75.00
      Now: $7.95