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European history: c 1750 to c 1900

Ancien Regime and the Revolution
by Alexis De Tocqueville ~ Paperback

The Ancien Regime and the Revolution is a comparison of revolutionary France and the despotic rule it toppled. Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) is an objective observer of both periods - providing a merciless critique of the ancien regime, with its venality, oppression and inequality, yet acknowledgi...

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The Flintlock Musket
by Stuart Reid ~ Paperback / softback

The flintlock or firelock musket is one of the most iconic weapons in history: used on the battlefields of the English Civil War, it was then carried by both sides at Blenheim, Bunker Hill, Waterloo and the Alamo, and dominated warfare for more than 150 years, with military service as late as the Am...

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1812
by Adam Zamoyski ~ Paperback / softback

The Sunday Times bestselling account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia and eventual retreat from Moscow, events that had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Russian and European history. The saga of Napoleon's invasion of Russia and catastrophic retreat from Moscow has both fascinated milit...

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Nicholas & Alexandra
by Robert K Massie ~ Paperback / softback

Nicholas & Alexandra is the internationally famous biography from Pulitzer prize-winner Robert Massie. Massie shows conclusively how the personal curse of the young heir's haemophilia, and the decisive influence it brought Rasputin, became fatally linked with the collapse of Imperial Russia. As an...

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The Mistress of Paris
by Catherine Hewitt ~ Paperback / softback

Valtesse de la Bigne was a celebrated nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan. She was painted by Manet and inspired Emile Zola, who immortalised her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her rumoured affairs with Napoleon III and the future Edward VII kept gossip columns full. But her glamourous existence h...

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Horatio Nelson
by Angus Konstam ~ Paperback / softback

The most famous admiral in history, Horatio Nelson's string of naval victories helped secure Britain's place as the world's dominant maritime power, a position she held for more than a century after Nelson's death. A young officer during the American Revolution, Nelson rose to prominence during Brit...

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Waterloo
by Bernard Cornwell ~ Paperback / softback
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`Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.' On the 18th June 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Alli...

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Cambridge Perspectives in History
by Frank McDonough ~ Paperback / softback

Frank McDonough offers a stimulating assessment of the causes and impact of the momentous events which shaped Europe during the first half of the twentieth century. The issues and themes examined include: why there were two revolutions in Russia in 1917; to what extent Germany was guilty of causing ...

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Germany
by Neil MacGregor ~ Paperback / softback

From Neil MacGregor, the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects, this is a view of Germany like no other For the past 140 years, Germany has been the central power in continental Europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new Ger...

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Napoleon: v. 1
by Philip Dwyer ~ Paperback / softback

Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power was neither inevitable nor smooth; it was full of mistakes, wrong turns and pitfalls. During his formative years his identity was constantly shifting, his character ambiguous and his intentions often ill-defined. He was, however, highly ambitious, and it was this r...

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The Enlightenment
by Kieron O'Hara ~ Paperback / softback

Blamed for the bloody disasters of the 20th century: Auschwitz, the Gulags, globalisation, Islamic terrorism; heralded as the harbinger of reason, equality, and the end of arbitrary rule, the Enlightenment has been nothing if not divisive. To this day historians disagree over when it was, where it w...

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Marengo and Hohenlinden
by James R Arnold ~ Paperback / softback
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In a tense, crowded thirty-three days in the autumn of 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte organized a coup and made himself dictator of France. Yet his position was precarious. He knew that France would accept his rule only if he gained military victories that brought peace. James Arnold, in this detailed and...

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The Court of the Last Tsar
by Greg King ~ Hardback

Praise for The Court of the Last Tsar "Any book by Greg King is a book to be kept and savored. He has not only given us a fresh, clear-eyed, and often startling new look at the life of the last Romanovs, but also lived up to the promise of his title. He has shown us how the whole enterprise worked, ...

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Scotland Forever
by Iain Gale ~ Paperback / softback

One of the most iconic incidents of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was the charge of the Scots Greys, a crack cavalry regiment, into the heart of the French army. It was a moment of supreme daring and horse-riding skill, and Sergeant Ewart of the Greys succeeded in snatching one of Napoleon's covete...

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Napoleon the Great
by Andrew Roberts ~ Paperback / softback

Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human lives, transforming France and Europe in the space of just twenty years from 1795 to 1815. After seizing power in a coup d'etat he ended the corruption and incompetence into which the Revolution had descended. In a series of dazzlin...

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Culture And Imperialism
by Edward W. Said ~ Paperback / softback

From Jane Austen to Salman Rushdie, and from Yeats to the news coverage of the Gulf War, this is broad account of the roots of imperialism in European culture, and an analysis of the impact of 19th-century British and French imperialism on the culture of the period. The author focuses on the way in ...

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Marie Antoinette
by Stefan Zweig ~ Paperback

Bringing to life one of the most complex characters in European history Stefan Zweig based his biography of Marie Antoinette, who became the Queen of France at the age of fifteen, on the correspondence between her and her mother, and her great love the Count Axel von Fersen. Zweig analyzes the chem...

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Napoleon For Dummies
by J.David Markham ~ Paperback / softback

Explains his influence on the military, law, politics, and religion Get the real story of Napoleon Bonaparte Not sure what's true about Napoleon? This easy-to-follow guide gets past the stereotypes and introduces you to this extraordinary man's beginnings, accomplishments, and famous romances....

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The Year Of Waterloo
by Stephen Bates ~ Paperback / softback

1815 was the year of Waterloo, the British victory that ended Napoleon's European ambitions and ushered in a century of peace for Britain. But what sort of country were Wellington's troops fighting for? And what kind of society did they return to? Overseas, the bounds of Empire were expanding; at ...

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Tales of Two Cities
by Jonathan Conlin ~ Hardback

Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the period 1750-1914, when they vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet Jonathan Conlin here explores the complex relationship between them for the first time. The reach and...

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Russia of the Tsars
by Peter Waldron ~ Paperback / softback

The History Files series presents the people, events and ideas that have shaped our world, through the lens of recent research. Each title covers a single topic and is illustrated with telling images from out-of-the-way sources and a collection of facsimile documents, bringing the past to life in an...

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Napoleon's Master
by David Lawday ~ Paperback / softback

He took on Napoleon with a set of weapons that seemed unsuited to the task- flattery, courtesy and an alarmingly straight face. And he won. Quite as much as the Duke of Wellington it was the club-footed genius of French diplomacy who defeated the greatest conqueror since Julius Caesar. This is the s...

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Napoleon
by David Chandler ~ Paperback / softback

Reprinted due to popular demand, this classic biography traces Napoleon's career from his youthful days of Corsican nationalism; to the introduction to French warfare at Toulon, and his phenomenal rise to power through the military machine, when, at the age of thirty, he became the de facto ruler of...

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The Crimean War
by Martin Mace ~ Paperback / softback

The Crimean War was a conflict between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, British Empire, Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Sardinia. The war was part of a long-running contest between the major European powers for influence over territories of the declining Ottoman Empire. Mos...

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Christina, Queen of Sweden
by Veronica Buckley ~ Paperback

Not unlike the elusive figure played by Greta Garbo, the real Queen Christina stood among the most flamboyant and controversial figures of the seventeenth century. All of Sweden could not contain her ambition or quench her thirst for adventure. Freed from her crown, she cut a breathtaking path acros...

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Napoleonic Wars
by Frederick C Schneid ~ Paperback / softback

It is only in the past two decades that scholars have breached the language barrier in Germany, Austria, and Russia, permitting a comprehensive reexamination of the Napoleonic Wars. This new volume in the Essential Bibliography series examines the changing nature of Napoleonic historiography in the ...

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Napoleon
by Michael Broers ~ Paperback / softback

Napoleon Bonaparte: a man of intense emotion, iron self-discipline, acute intelligence and immeasurable energy. Michael Broers brings this remarkable man to life, from his dangerous Corsican roots to the epic battles of Austerlitz, Jena and Friedland. Here is the incredible story of how one man's sh...

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1864
by Tom Buk-Swienty ~ Paperback / softback

The Battle of Dybbol, 1864. Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark. The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig, recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its largely German-speaking inhabitants. Danish troops make a valiant attempt to hold out but are overr...

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Wellington's Peninsular Army
by James Lawford ~ Paperback / softback

At the beginning of the Napoleonic period, the British Army's record left something to be desired. During the Peninsular War (1808-1814), however, Wellington led and trained an army that never knew a major defeat on the field. Even Wellington himself described his army as "able to go anywhere or do ...

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Witnessing Waterloo
by David Crane ~ Paperback / softback

[Previously published as `Went The Day Well'] `Of all the books marking the bicentenary Waterloo, this has to be the best' Spectator `A book to die for' Evening Standard From Samuel Johnson Prize shortlisted author David Crane, this is a breathtaking portrait of the Britain that fought the battle...

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The Swan King
by Christopher McIntosh ~ Paperback / softback

"The Swan King" is the biography of one of the most enigmatic figures of the 19th century, described by Verlaine as 'the only true king of his century'. A man of wildly eccentric temperament and touched by a rare, imaginative genius, Ludwig II of Bavaria is remembered both for his patronage of Richa...

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Waterloo
by Bernard Cornwell ~ Hardback

`Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.' On the 18th June 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Alli...

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From Splendor to Revolution
by Julia P Gelardi ~ Paperback

The early 1850s until the late 1920s marked a turbulent and significant era for Russia. During that time the country underwent a massive transformation, taking it from days of grandeur under the tsars to the chaos of revolution and the beginnings of the Soviet Union. At the centre of all this tumult...

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1910
by Thomas Harrison ~ Hardback

The year 1910 marks an astonishing, and largely unrecognised, juncture in Western history. In this perceptive inter-disciplinary analysis, Thomas Harrison addresses the extra-ordinary intellectual achievement of the time. Focusing on the cultural climate of Middle Europe and paying particular attent...

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Napoleonic Wars in Cartoons
by Mark Bryant ~ Hardback

Napoleon Bonaparte, the junior artillery officer of the French Revolution who became emperor and dictator of nearly all of western Europe, was the most caricatured figure of his time, with almost 1000 satirical drawings being produced about his exploits by British artists alone. Long before the adve...

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Thunder on the Danube: Volume II
by John H. Gill ~ Paperback / softback

In the second volume of this epic work, John H. Gill traces Napoleon's progress as he sought to complete his victory over the Habsburgs. The war had erupted on April 10th with Austria's invasion of Germany and Italy. After just two weeks, Napoleon had battered the Habsburg Archduke Charles in a seri...

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Garibaldi
by Lucy Riall ~ Paperback / softback

Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian revolutionary leader and popular hero, was among the best-known figures of the nineteenth century. This book seeks to examine his life and the making of his cult, to assess its impact, and understand its surprising success. For thirty years Garibaldi was involved in e...

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Reflections on the Revolution in France
by Edmund Burke ~ Paperback / softback

This work is far more than an eloquent piece of occasional writing. For Burke is one of the foremost conservative British political thinkers: in his support for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary change, in his sceptical belief in expediency and practical wisdom rather than abstract theorizi...

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Rites of Peace
by Adam Zamoyski ~ Paperback / softback

Following on from his epic `1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow', bestselling author Adam Zamoyski has written the dramatic story of the Congress of Vienna. In the wake of his disastrous Russian campaign of 1812, Napoleon's imperious grip on Europe began to weaken, raising the question of how ...

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Thunder on the Danube: Volume III
by John H. Gill ~ Paperback / softback

With this third volume John Gill brings to a close his magisterial study of the war between Napoleonic France and Habsburg Austria. The account begins with both armies recuperating on the banks of the Danube. As they rest, important action was taking place elsewhere: Eugene won a crucial victory ove...

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