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The Dark Side of Christian History (by Helen Ellerbe)

Morningstar Books (30 Nov, -0001)

By denying evil we do harm. By denying darkness we obscure the light. Over a period of almost two millennia, the Christian Church has oppressed and brutalized millions of individuals in an attempt to control and contain spirituality. The Dark Side of Christian History reveals in painstaking detail the tragedies, sorrows and injustices inflicted upon humanity by the Church. This expose is a compelling and pa ...

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London Under London: A Subterranean Guide (by Richard Trench, Ellis Hillman)

John Murray Publishers Ltd (23 Sep, 1993)

A fascinating description of what was & is under modern day London from wire and tunnels to burials and archeological finds.

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White Mischief (by James Fox)

Vintage (05 Feb, 1998)

Just before 3am on January 24th, 1941, when Britain was preoccupied with surviving the Blitz, the body of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll, was discovered lying on the floor of his Buick, at a road intersection some miles outside Nairobi, with a bullet in his head. A leading figure in Kenya's colonial community, he had recently been appointed Military Secretary, but he was primarily a seducer of other men's wive ...

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic (by Alfred Lansing)

Phoenix (04 May, 2000)

In the summer of 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set off aboard the Endur ance bound for the South Atlantic. The goal of his expedition was to cross t he Antarctic overland, but more than a year later, and still half a continent aw ay from the intended base, the Endurance was trapped in ice and eventuall y was crushed. For five months Shackleton and his crew survived on drifting ice packs in one of the most sav ...

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Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps (by Fergus Fleming)

Granta Books (22 Aug, 2001)

The fascinating history of the conquest of the Alps.

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Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole (by Fergus Fleming)

Granta Books (11 Oct, 2002)

The 19th-century equivalent of the race to land man on the Moon was the search for the Arctic pole, a story recounted in Fergus Fleming's Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole. The contest began with efforts to find Sir John Franklin, who had been lost searching for the Northwest passage, but soon became a hunt for the legendary "open polar sea" in which earnest Americans, methodical Brits, str ...

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The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 (by Antonia Fraser)

Phoenix (01 Nov, 2002)

The Gunpowder Plot was 17th century terrorism with the Catholics as a repressed religious minority. This is a well-researched full telling of the unhappy conspiracy and its historical and social context.

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The Dig Tree: The Extraordinary Story of the Ill-fated Burke and Wills 1860 Expedition (by Sarah Murgatroyd)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (06 Jan, 2003)

For Australians, the Burke and Wills Expedition of 1860-61 provides the great epic in the story of the European exploration of their continent. Like many epics of 19th-century European exploration across the world, it has taken on some of the elements of myth. The heroic struggle to achieve the aim of crossing the continent from north to south. The even more heroic deaths on the impossible return journey. T ...

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Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children (by Michael Newton)

Faber and Faber (17 Feb, 2003)

In Savage Girls and Wild Boys, Newton tackles the perennially compelling topic of children raised by animals. He examines the lives of these children, of the adults who rescued them and asks what they can teach us about notions of civilisation.

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The Sword and the Cross: The Conquest of the Sahara (by Fergus Fleming)

Granta Books (27 Mar, 2003)

At the end of the 19th century, who would want to conquer the Sahara, a vast and hellish desert? France did, and this is the story of the two fanatical adventurers who made it possible. It is a dark and strange tale of survival in a harsh environment, extreme religious zeal, imperial dreams and violent death. This is a vivid, haunting and sharply witty history of a forgotten episode in Europe's colonial cru ...

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Seeking Robinson Crusoe (by Tim Severin)

Pan (06 Jun, 2003)

Combining travel to remote islands and shores with brilliant literary detective work, Seeking Robinson Crusoe is a tale of adventure and discovery and is a fantastic journey into myth and history.

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Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine (by Roy Porter)

Penguin (26 Jun, 2003)

Mankind's battle to stay alive is the greatest of all subjects. This brief, witty and unusual book by Britain's greatest medical historian compresses into a tiny span a lifetime spent thinking about millennia of human ingenuity in the quest to cheat death. Each chapter sums up one of these battlefields (surgery, doctors, disease, hospitals, laboratories and the human body) in a way that is both frightening ...

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