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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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Defeat Into Victory book

Defeat Into Victory

Field Marshal Viscount Slim

An unforgettable account of the 'Forgotten War' in Burma, written by the British general who transformed catastrophic defeat into resounding victory.

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The Diary of a Country Parson book

The Diary of a Country Parson

The Reverend James Woodforde

An idyllic existence brought to life in the famously charming diary of Parson Woodforde.

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Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World book

Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World

Niall Ferguson

This Folio Society edition of Empire features a new preface specially written by its author, acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson, responding to the controversy caused by its initial publication.

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Famous Trials book

Famous Trials

Harry and James H. Hodge (.eds)

Dramatic accounts of eight sensational murder trials that gripped the nation – and proved that truth really is stranger than fiction.

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Gods, Graves and Scholars: The Story of Archaeology book

Gods, Graves and Scholars: The Story of Archaeology

C. W. Ceram

A treasure trove of archaeological wonder: C. W. Ceram’s infectiously enthusiastic volume is an enduring classic.

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The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion book

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

Sir James George Frazer

James George Frazer's monumental classic, The Golden Bough – a subversive study of religion and folklore that scandalised its first readers – in a lavishly illustrated Folio edition.

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Great Contemporaries book

Great Contemporaries

Winston S. Churchill

Written before he became prime minister, Churchill’s canny and witty insights on the great figures of the day remain entertaining and illuminating.

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Greek Science book

Greek Science

G.E.R. Lloyd

G.E.R. Lloyd traces the birth of science from Thales to Galen. A new foreword by Lewis Wolpert, Emeritus Professor at University College London, pays tribute to the Ancient Greeks and to Lloyd’s exploration of their fundamental role.

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A History of the Indians of the United States book

A History of the Indians of the United States

Angie Debo

Angie Debo's comprehensive and compassionate account provides an unrivalled history of American Indians from the dawn of their first contact with Europeans to the late twentieth century.

Out of print Price: US$ 92.95

History of Western Philosophy book

History of Western Philosophy

Bertrand Russell

This essential introduction to philosophy is engaging, entertaining and filled with Russell’s passion for the subject.

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The House of Borgia book

The House of Borgia

Christopher Hibbert

Nepotism, murder and debauchery abound in this gripping portrait of a family that bribed their way to power in Renaissance Italy. The first illustrated edition, this is designed in series with Hibbert’s The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici.

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In Praise of Folly book

In Praise of Folly

Desiderius Erasmus

Erasmus’s biting and brilliant 16th-century satire is ingeniously re-imagined with illustrations by award-winning artist Matthew Richardson.

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The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy book

The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy

Peter Burke

From patronage to postcode – Peter Burke reveals how social history shaped Renaissance art in our exquisite edition illustrated with examples of the period’s great works.

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King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa book

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Adam Hochschild

The highly acclaimed history of the Belgian Congo and the exploitation that led to the murder of 10 million – the background to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

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Longitude book

Longitude

Dava Sobel

A fascinating story of perilous seas and brilliant innovation, accompanied by wonderful colour photographs. With a new preface from the author, Dava Sobel

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