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The military histories of Ancient Greece and Rome, the extraordinary lives of Medieval Kings to the politics of the World Wars, the Folio Society publishes an extensive collection of history titles. Each book includes carefully researched photographs and comes in a unique hardback cover. See below for the full list of Folio History books.

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A New Birth of Freedom: Selected Writings of Abraham Lincoln book

A New Birth of Freedom: Selected Writings of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Compiled by award-winning biographer Fred Kaplan, this collection, unique to Folio, brings together the best of Abraham Lincoln's speeches, letters and articles to give the reader intimate insight into the particular nature of his political and literary genius.

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The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream book

The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream

H. W. Brands

Utilising the stories of the men and women caught up in a period of extraordinary change, H. W. Brands has created an epic portrait of the Gold Rush, illustrated in this edition with rare contemporary photography.

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The Age of Illusion book

The Age of Illusion

Ronald Blythe

Britain between the wars is brilliantly and entertainingly chronicled in this book by the author of Akenfield.

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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science book

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes presents an entertaining study of the extraordinary figures that changed the face of science.

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Agincourt: The King, the Campaign, the Battle book

Agincourt: The King, the Campaign, the Battle

Juliet Barker

The infamous battle examined from all angles by one of Britain’s most acclaimed historians.

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An Expression of the American Mind book

An Expression of the American Mind

Thomas Jefferson

This collection, commissioned by Folio, presents the best of Jefferson’s writings: political correspondence with George Washington, private letters to his wife and his lover and documents that express his views on everything from America's future, the nature of democracy and slavery.

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The Art of War book

The Art of War

Sun-tzu

Written over 2,500 years ago, The Art of War remains the most famous military treatise of all time. Sun-tzu’s collection of precepts on strategic warfare has yet to be surpassed.

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Behind the Wall book

Behind the Wall

Colin Thubron

A vivid portrait of a post-Mao China, from one of the great travel writers.

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Berlin: The Downfall 1945 book

Berlin: The Downfall 1945

Anthony Beevor

Antony Beevor’s critically acclaimed historical masterpiece is a gripping and frequently harrowing account of the Red Army’s capture of the German capital in World War II’s final stages. Berlin: The Downfall 1945 was the Non-Fiction winner of the Folio Readers’ Choice 2017.

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The Bayeux Tapestry  book

The Bayeux Tapestry

Carola Hicks and Sylvette Lemagnen

An engaging and comprehensive study of one of history’s most celebrated artefacts. This edition features a colour reproduction of the Tapestry, with a scene-by-scene commentary.

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Carthage: A History book

Carthage: A History

Serge Lancel

Before Rome conquered the known world, the people of Carthage reigned supreme. Using archeological findings, ancient texts and legend, Serge Lancel creates a picture of a civilisation so beautiful and powerful that the Romans burnt it to the ground so it could never challenge them again.

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The Celts book

The Celts

Nora Chadwick

A captivating edition of the classic survey of the rise and spread of the Celts, with new colour photography.

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The Classical World book

The Classical World

Robin Lane Fox

Astoundingly broad and ambitious in scope, this brilliant history begins with Homer and ends with Hadrian. With a new introduction by the author.

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Cleopatra: A Life book

Cleopatra: A Life

Stacy Schiff

One of the most fascinating women in history, brilliantly re-examined in a stellar biography.

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Colditz: The Full Story book

Colditz: The Full Story

Major P. R. Reid

Historian James Holland introduces a richly illustrated edition.

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