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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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Sowing the Wind: The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East book

Sowing the Wind: The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East

John Keay

Troubling, fascinating and accessible, this is an outstanding account of how the Middle East was shaped by Western interests. This edition features contemporary photographs and a new foreword by one of today’s most respected journalists.

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The Spanish Civil War book

The Spanish Civil War

Hugh Thomas

The definitive account of a tragic conflict, with more than 100 carefully selected images.

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Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall book

Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Anna Funder

Blending investigative journalism with the personal approach of a writer both fascinated and appalled by her subject, this is an award-winning portrait of life under ‘one of the most savage surveillance regimes ever known'. With previously unpublished photographs by the author.

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Steppenwolf  book

Steppenwolf

Hermann Hesse

In publishing Hermann Hesse for the first time, Folio presents an edition of Steppenwolf featuring images by Dan Hillier, and a very unusual facsimile, bound into the book itself.

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Strange Defeat book

Strange Defeat

Marc Bloch

A compelling first-hand account of the Fall of France in 1940, written before its author was executed by the Nazis.

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Ten Days That Shook the World book

Ten Days That Shook the World

John Reed

John Reed’s immersive eyewitness account of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

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The Great Escape book

The Great Escape

Paul Brickhill

The thrilling true story of the largest British-led mass-escape of the Second World War.

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The Last White Rose book

The Last White Rose

Desmond Seward

In his sequel to the best-selling The Wars of the Roses, Desmond Seward reveals the secret conflict that continued throughout the reigns of both Henry VII and Henry VIII.

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The Life of Thomas More book

The Life of Thomas More

Peter Ackroyd

The life of Thomas More was one marked by political intrigue, religious unrest and a great shifting of ideologies. In this masterful biography, Peter Ackroyd not only reveals the truth behind history’s great ‘man for all seasons’, but also paints a fascinating portrait of an age that saw cataclysmic change.

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The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution book

The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution

Christopher Hill

Historian Christopher Hill examines the fascinating radical groups that grew up around the English Civil War, and the roots of a revolution that never happened.

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The Tomb of Tutankhamun book

The Tomb of Tutankhamun

Howard Carter

Carter’s own thrilling testimony, with spectacular colour images by Sandro Vannini and the original photographs by Harry Burton.

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The Twelve Caesars book

The Twelve Caesars

The gripping first-hand account of the turbulent history of Imperial Rome told through the lives of the Caesars, from Julius Caesar to Domitian, vividly translated and illustrated with wood-engraving portraits.

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Under Fire book

Under Fire

Henri Barbusse

A hauntingly illustrated edition of Under Fire, Henri Barbusse's uniquely devastating anti-war masterpiece published at the height of the First World War.

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The Victorians book

The Victorians

A. N. Wilson

An epic portrait presented in an exquisite edition.

Out of print Price: US$ 105.00

The Wars of the Roses book

The Wars of the Roses

Desmond Seward

Claiming the lives of thousands, including three kings and eight dukes, the bloody conflict between the Houses of York and Lancaster fuelled three decades of turbulence. Desmond Seward’s engrossing work focuses on five individuals from both sides, including Yorkist hero William Hastings and Jane Shore, disgraced mistress of Edward IV.

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