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  • Anatomy of A Killing

    Anatomy of a Killing: Life and Death on a Divided Island

     13.00
  • On the Edge

    On the Edge: Ireland’s off-shore islands: A modern history

     16.95
  • The Transformation of Ireland

    The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000

     21.00
  • Ambiguous Republic

    Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s

     20.00
  • Atlas of the Irish Revolution by John Crowley

    Atlas of the Irish Revolution

     59.00
  • Atlas of the Great Irish Famine by John Crowley

    Atlas of the Great Irish Famine

     59.00
  • The Bloodied Field

    The Bloodied Field

     16.95
  • A History of the World in 21 Women

    A History of the World in 21 Women

     13.00
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

    Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

     17.00
  • The Penguin History of the USA

    The Penguin History of the USA

     21.00
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

    Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

     15.00
  • The American West

    The American West

     13.50
  • America: Empire of Liberty

    America: Empire of Liberty

     19.50
  • Homage to Catalonia

    Homage to Catalonia

     13.00
  • The Battle For Spain

    The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

     20.00
  • The Spanish Civil War

    The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge

     15.50
  • Testament of Youth

    Testament of Youth

     17.95
  • River Kings

    River Kings: The Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads

     13.50
  • Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War

    Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War

     24.95
  • Dancing for Stalin

    Dancing for Stalin: A Dancer’s Story of Courage and Survival in Soviet Russia

     20.00
  • Stalingrad

    Stalingrad

     15.00
  • Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

    Don’t Let’s Go To the Dogs Tonight

     13.00
  • Boys in Zinc

    Boys in Zinc

     13.50
  • There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

    There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

     15.00
  • Heroes of Jadotville

    Heroes of Jadotville: The Soldiers’ Story

     17.95
  • A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

    A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

     15.00
  • Exterminate All the Brutes

    Exterminate All the Brutes

     13.50
  • Dictatorland

    Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa

     13.50
  • We Wish To Inform you that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

    We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

     13.50
  • Africa's Long Road Since Independence

    Africa’s Long Road Since Independence

     15.00
  • Th Looting Machine

    The Looting Machine

     13.50
  • The State of Africa

    The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence

     17.00
  • The Story of China

    The Story of China: A Portrait of a Civilisation and its People

     16.00
  • Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Woman’s Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan

    Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Woman’s Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan

     21.00
  • The Great Empires of Asia

    The Great Empires of Asia

     15.00
  • The Anarchy

    The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

     15.00
  • Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea

    Nothing To Envy: Real Lives In North Korea

     13.50
  • Himalaya: A Human History

    Himalaya: A Human History

     15.00
  • Eat the Buddha: Life, Death and Conflict in a Tibetan Town

    Eat the Buddha: Life, Death, and Resistance in a Tibetan Town

     13.50
  • Pakistan: A Hard Country

    Pakistan: A Hard Country

     15.00