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Ancient Worlds, cover Ancient Worlds, the Search for Origins of Western Civilization

Richard Miles' book, and the BBC televisions series it supports, explores the history of western civilization from the establsihment of the first cities in what is now Iraq.

 What Caesar Did for My Salad, cover What Caesar Did for My Salad, Stories Behind Our Favourite Food

Albert Jack's book What Caesar Did for My Salad is a fascinating explanation of the curious stories behind our favourite food. This is a book for food and language lovers.

Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt, cover Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt, Insight Into Egyptian Culture

Dr Joyce Tyldesley provides a detailed exploration of the religious and other beliefs that both reflected and shaped the culture of ancient Egypt. In Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt Dr Tyldesley pieces together the fragmentary evidence of Egyptian religious, cultural and funerary practices to build a detailed picture of Egypt’s dynastic period.

Periodic Tales, cover Periodic Tales, the Curious Lives of the Elements

Periodic Tales is a rare book as it embraces science, culture, history in one volume and it is all brought together seamlessly by the art of good writing. Hugh Aldersey-Williams has created a book that is both a good and fascinating read as well as a useful reference.

Liberal Fascism, The Secret History of the Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning - cover Politics of Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg

Goldberg seeks to demonstrate that fascism is a socialist movement and therefore a misdirected term of abuse by the left-wing of right-leaning policies and politicians.

Nottingham's Council House - GH01111 Nottingham's Dramatic Domed Council House

The Council House is an icon for the City of Nottingham, often featuring in articles or on covers of Nottingham guide books. The Old Market Square, known as Slab Square locally, is another attraction.

The Pleasures of English Food, cover Pleasures of English Food – History and Culture

English cuisine is criticised despite a rich heritage and culture that compares with most culinary traditions. This classic extract will inspire both cook and gourmand.

Joint Force Harrier, cover Joint Force Harrier, Air Power in Afghanistan

Joint Force Harrier is written in traditionally understated British manner which raises the sense of excitement and tension that would be lost with a more gung-ho style. After the well-regarded Sea Harrier was retired 800 Naval Air Squadron took on the Harrier GR7 and became part of Joint Force Harrier – a force combining Royal Air Force and Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm squadrons.

America, Empire of Liberty - book cover America, Empire of Liberty, History of USA

America is a nation with a particular view of democracy and freedom. This book seeks to explain how that view has been formed through its history of conflicting beliefs. America, Empire of Liberty covers the history of America from before the arrival of European colonists up the election of Barack Obama in November 2008 which was a noteworthy event in the context of this book’s analysis.

Martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane - IK10029 Martyr Village of Oradour-sur-Glane

Anyone staying in the Limoges area of France or travelling on the A20 should make time to visit the Martyr Village of Oradour-sur-Glane. Martin and Alison Wilson took a few hours out of their journey back to the Channel ports to visit and share their saddening and emotional experience.

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