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How to Survive the Titanic, or the Sinking of J Bruce Ismay

When the Titanic hit the iceberg on 14 April 1912 and a thousand men prepared to die, J Bruce Ismay, ...

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Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero

In 1938, the first superhero comic ever published, Action Comics #1, introduced the world to something both unprecedented and profoundly ...

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The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began

Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late 30s took a very old manuscript ...

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Eva Braun: Life with Hitler

"I want to be a beautiful corpse, I will take poison". (Eva Braun, 1945). Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler were ...

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We The Animals

Three brothers tear their way through childhood-smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from rubbish, hiding when their parents ...

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The Devonshires: The Story of a Family and a Nation

The story of the Devonshires is the story of Britain. William Cavendish, the father of the first Earl, dissolved monasteries ...

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