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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 34 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova
    Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe - by Kapka Kassabova

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783782147 | ISBN 10: 1783782145

    When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. On holidays close to the border on t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936 by Volker Weidermann, translated by Carol Brown Janeway
    Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936 - by Volker Weidermann, translated by Carol Brown Janeway

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782272977 | ISBN 10: 1782272976

    A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week   It's as if they're made for each other. Two men, both falling, but holding each other up for a time.   Ostend, 1936: the Belgian seaside town is playing host to a coterie of artists, intellectuals and madmen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross
    Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune - by Kristin Ross

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784780548 | ISBN 10: 1784780545

    Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune for the twenty-first century.   Kristin Ross�s new work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has found ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Celts by Alice Roberts
    The Celts - by Alice Roberts

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784293352 | ISBN 10: 1784293350

    The Celts are one of the world's most mysterious ancient people. In this compelling account, Alice Roberts takes us on a journey across Europe, uncovering the truth about this engimatic tribe: their origins, their treasure and their enduring legacy t ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1916: A Global History by Keith Jeffery
    1916: A Global History - by Keith Jeffery

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408834329 | ISBN 10: 1408834324

    The mud-filled, blood-soaked trenches of the Low Countries and North-Eastern Europe were essential battlegrounds during the First World War, but the war reached many other corners of the globe, and events elsewhere significantly affected its course. ... more

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  • Cover image of book SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
    SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome - by Mary Beard

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846683817 | ISBN 10: 1846683815

    Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller   Ancient Rome matters.Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strik ... more

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  • Cover image of book Streetlife: The Untold History of Europe
    Streetlife: The Untold History of Europe's Twentieth Century - by Leif Jerram

    £15.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780199671168 | ISBN 10: 0199671168

    The twentieth century in Europe was an urban century: it was shaped by life in, and the view from, the street. Women were not liberated in legislatures, but liberated themselves in factories, homes, nightclubs, and shops. Lenin, Hitler, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gulag Voices: An Anthology by Anne Applebaum (Editor)
    Gulag Voices: An Anthology - by Anne Applebaum (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780300177831 | ISBN 10: 0300177836

    Anne Applebaum wields her considerable knowledge of a dark chapter in human history and presents a collection of the writings of survivors of the Gulag, the Soviet concentration camps. Although the opening of the Soviet archives to scholars has made ... more

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  • Cover image of book Memoirs of a Breton Peasant by Jean-Marie Dguignet, edited by Bernez Rouz, translated by Linda Asher
    Memoirs of a Breton Peasant - by Jean-Marie Dguignet, edited by Bernez Rouz, translated by Linda Asher

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781609803469 | ISBN 10: 1609803469

    A fascinating document of an extraordinary life, Memoirs of A Breton Peasant reads with the liveliness of a novel and bristles with the vigor of an opinionated autodidact from the very lowest level of peasant society. Brittany during the nineteenth c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
    Red Plenty - by Francis Spufford

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571225248 | ISBN 10: 0571225241

    Once upon a time in the Soviet Union... Strange as it may seem, the grey, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairytale. It was built on the 20th-century magic called the planned economy, which was going to gush forth an abundance of good thi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach
    The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps - by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach

    £23.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844677054 | ISBN 10: 1844677052

    A radical guide to Paris through art, literature and revolution. The Invention of Paris is a tour through the streets and history of the French capital under the guidance of radical Parisian author and publisher Eric Hazan. Hazan rev ... more

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  • Cover image of book Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
    Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 - by Tony Judt

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099542032 | ISBN 10: 009954203x

    A magisterial and acclaimed history of Europe in our time, by one of our leading historians.  Europe in 1945 was prostrate. Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos. Large areas of Eastern Europe were fal ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1848: Year of Revolution by Mike Rapport
    1848: Year of Revolution - by Mike Rapport

    £13.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780349118642 | ISBN 10: 0349118647

    In 1848, Europe was engulfed in a firestorm of revolution. The streets of cities from Paris to Bucharest and from Berlin to Palermo were barricaded and flooded by armed insurgents proclaiming political liberties and national freedom. The conservative ... more

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  • Cover image of book Italian Anarchism: 1864-1892 by Nunzio Pernicone
    Italian Anarchism: 1864-1892 - by Nunzio Pernicone

    £16.00   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781904859970 | ISBN 10: 1904859976

    From the First International to the 1872 Anti-Authoritarian International, from government suppression and anarchist insurrection to Errico Malatesta's prominent role in resurrecting the anarchist movement, Nunzio Pernicone's Italian Anarchism provid ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan by Ian Buruma
    Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan - by Ian Buruma

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781843549604 | ISBN 10: 1843549603

    In Wages of Guilt, Ian Buruma explores the duplicity of feeling towards World War II amongst the people of two very different participant countries: Germany and Japan. In this highly original and now classic text, Ian Buruma explores and compares ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book It
    It's All Greek to Me: How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World - by Charlotte Higgins

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906021597 | ISBN 10: 1906021597

    With everything from Achilles heel to Pythagoras theorem, from Oedipus and his complex to Margaret Thatcher and Thucydides, this book aims to unlock the richness of the Greek world and show just how profoundly it has informed our own. Conside ... more

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  • Cover image of book The History of the French Anarchist Movement 1917 - 1945 by David Berry
    The History of the French Anarchist Movement 1917 - 1945 - by David Berry

    £15.00   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781904859826 | ISBN 10: 1904859828

    David Berry's study is the first English-language evaluation of the development and lessons of the French anarchist movement between the wars. Using an impressive array of archival sources and personal interviews, Berry's original research explores t ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Appeal to the Toiling, Oppressed and Exhausted Peoples of Europe by Leon Trotsky
    An Appeal to the Toiling, Oppressed and Exhausted Peoples of Europe - by Leon Trotsky

    £4.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141036755 | ISBN 10: 0141036753

    Whether calling for an end to the capitalist system, addressing the crowds after the Russian Revolution, or attacking Stalin during his years of exile, Trotsky's speeches give an extraordinary insight into a man whose words and actions determined the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Postcards from Checkpoint Charlie: Images of the Berlin Wall by Introduced by Andrew Roberts
    Postcards from Checkpoint Charlie: Images of the Berlin Wall - by Introduced by Andrew Roberts

    £8.99   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781851243228 | ISBN 10: 1851243224

    Between 1945 and 1961, an estimated 2.5 million people fled East Germany in search of the political and economic freedom offered by West Germany. To thwart this tide of defections, on the morning of 13th August 1961, hundreds of East German troops be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Did David Hasselhoff End the Cold War? 50 Facts You Need to Know: Europe by Emma Hartley
    Did David Hasselhoff End the Cold War? 50 Facts You Need to Know: Europe - by Emma Hartley

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781840467949 | ISBN 10: 1840467940

    From the railway in Hungary run entirely by children to the British comedy sketch, unknown in the UK but watched by millions across Europe every New Years Eve, Emma Hartley discusses the idiosyncrasies and absurdities of Europe today.  Did D ... more

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  • Cover image of book Muslims in Spain, 1500-1614 by L. P. Harvey
    Muslims in Spain, 1500-1614 - by L. P. Harvey

    £28.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780226319643 | ISBN 10: 0226319644

    On December 18, 1499, the Muslims in Granada revolted against the Christian city government's attempts to suppress their rights to live and worship as followers of Islam. Although the Granada riot was a local phenomenon that was soon contained, subse ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge by Paul Preston
    The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge - by Paul Preston

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780007232079 | ISBN 10: 0007232071

    No modern war has inspired the idealism and horror of civilians, soldiers and scholars alike as much as the Spanish civil conflict of 1936-1939. The Spanish Civil War is burned into our historical consciousness. It not only prefigured the Second ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Stone Fields: An Epitaph for the Living by Courtney Angela Brkic
    The Stone Fields: An Epitaph for the Living - by Courtney Angela Brkic

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781862077973 | ISBN 10: 1862077975

    When she was 23, the author joined a UN-contracted forensic team in Eastern Bosnia. Unlike many aid workers, Brkic was drawn there by her family history; although fluent in the language, she was advised to avoid letting local workers discover her et ... more

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  • Cover image of book Guernica: Biography of a Twentieth Century Icon by Gijs van Hensbergen
    Guernica: Biography of a Twentieth Century Icon - by Gijs van Hensbergen

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780747568735 | ISBN 10: 0747568731

    Of all the great paintings in the world, Picasso's Guernica has had a more direct impact on our consciousness than perhaps any other. This absorbing and revealing book tells the story of this masterpiece, from its origin in the destruction of the Ba ... more

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  • Cover image of book Five Years in the Warsaw Ghetto by Bernard Goldstein
    Five Years in the Warsaw Ghetto - by Bernard Goldstein

    £13.00   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904859055 | ISBN 10: 1904859054

    The story of the Warsaw ghetto is one of the most heartbreaking and tragic in all of recorded history. Bernard Goldstein, who was already a semi-legendary figure as a socialist and leader of the Jews in Poland, was a central figure in this story. He ... more

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  • Cover image of book Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
    Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster - by Svetlana Alexievich

    £19.00   hardback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781564784018 | ISBN 10: 1564784010

    On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occured in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Although the Soviet government claims that only 31 people died as a result, the aftermath of the event is asto ... more

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  • Cover image of book On the Natural History of Destruction by W. G. Sebald
    On the Natural History of Destruction - by W. G. Sebald

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780140298000 | ISBN 10: 0140298002

    In the last years of World War 2, the Allies dropped a million tons of bombs on Germany. Yet the German people have been silent about the resulting devastation and loss of life, failing to recognise the terrible shadow that destruction from the air ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Enemy Territory: Pale Diary by Mladen Vuksanovic
    From Enemy Territory: Pale Diary - by Mladen Vuksanovic

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780863567261 | ISBN 10: 0863567266

    Set at the outbreak of the war in Bosnia, this diary penned by an award-winning journalist, the late Mladen Vuksanovic, records the extraordinary unfolding of events. He lived in the ski resort of Pale, 15km above Sarajevo. When Radovan Karadzic la ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas
    The Spanish Civil War - by Hugh Thomas

    £22.00   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780141011615 | ISBN 10: 0141011610

    Since it's first publication, The Spanish Civil War has become established as the definitive one-volume history of a conflict that continues to provoke intense controversy today.  What was it that roused left-wing sympathizers from all over the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Doves of War: Four Women of Spain by Paul Preston
    Doves of War: Four Women of Spain - by Paul Preston

    £12.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780006386940 | ISBN 10: 0006386946

    "Four extraordinary women whose personal histories should dispel any illusions that the Spanish Civil War was an all male war .. The book is full of wonderful stories and acute observations. But above all these are compelling human dramas in which m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
    Down and Out in Paris and London - by George Orwell

    £8.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780141184388 | ISBN 10: 0141184388

    George Orwell's first published work, Down and Out in Paris and London, is a vivid, sensitive account of the time he lived as one of the poor in the late twenties.  In a bug-infested hotel, surviving only between the pawnbroker and a little teac ... more

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  • Cover image of book Homage To Catalonia by George Orwell
    Homage To Catalonia - by George Orwell

    £9.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780141183053 | ISBN 10: 0141183055

    "Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism as I understand it."Thus wrote Orwell following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish C ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islamic Spain, 1250 to 1500 by L. P. Harvey
    Islamic Spain, 1250 to 1500 - by L. P. Harvey

    £25.50   paperback   (1992) - ISBN 13: 9780226319629 | ISBN 10: 0226319628

    This is a richly detailed account of Muslim life throughout the kingdoms of Spain, from the fall of Seville, which signaled the beginning of the retreat of Islam, to the Christian reconquest.  "Harvey not only examines the politics of the Na ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lessons of the Spanish Revolution (1936-1939) by Vernon Richards
    Lessons of the Spanish Revolution (1936-1939) - by Vernon Richards

    £6.00   paperback   (1983) - ISBN 13: 9780900384233 | ISBN 10: 0900384239

    It was the revolutionary movement in Spain which took up Franco's challenge in July 1936, not as supporters of the Popular Front Government but in the name of the Social Revolution. This book examines to what extent the revolutionary movement was res ... more

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