Secondary School History Books

  • 6DYG 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is a haunting book that will stay with the reader for ever. Thirteen-year-old Anne spent two years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Her diary combines honesty and humour with typical teenage enthusiasm, but ultimately it's a harrowing and poignant read as it ends abruptly when she and her family are discovered by the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp. Suitable for readers from 11+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • AKEJZ 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £10.89
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    Excellent value for money, this book contains all the content and questions from our KS3 revision guide, plus lots of extra practice. Based on research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. More practice material than the market leader! Clear and concise revision notes, plus seven practice opportunities for every topic: * quick tests to check understanding * end of topic practice questions * topic review questions later in book * mixed practice questions at end of book * free Q&A flash cards to download online * more topic by topic practice and mixed practice questions in the added workbook! More practice material than the market leader!
  • Non-Fiction Bundle 127 - Collection - 9990000037841
    SP127 11 years +
    11 years +
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    This bundle is full of books that will appeal to students who prefer facts to fiction. From eye-opening biographies and the history of art and science to books about growing up and boosting self-esteem and confidence, these are a re must for every classroom.
  • AKEJY 11 years +
    11 years +
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    With clear and accessible explanations of all the KS3 content, this revision guide provides concise revision notes, plus five practice opportunities for each topic. Based on research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, it is guaranteed to help achieve the best results. More practice than the market leader! Clear and concise revision notes, plus five practice opportunities for every topic: * quick tests to check understanding * end of topic practice questions * topic review questions later in book * mixed practice questions at end of book * free Q&A flash cards to download online More practice material than the market leader!
  • AIWEM
    • £10.99
    This book is full of clear notes, handy timelines and practice questions for year 7-9 History students. It's packed with facts and sources for the current KS3 programme of study, including British History from the Middle Ages to Modern Day, and European and World History from the Romans to the Cold War. Plus every few pages there are source-based questions to help students practise their history skills (answers are at the back).
  • ANIHX 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Readers learn about the Mayflower and the pilgrims who sailed on her.
  • APZCF 10 years +
    10 years +
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    This book considers the Vietnam (or Second Indochina) War, 1955-1975, which may have killed as many as 3 million troops and civilians. It divided America, it aroused huge opposition around the world and it divided generations. Why was it fought and what were the outcomes? Did it have any unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?
  • APZCG 10 years +
    10 years +
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    This book looks at how and why World War I was born out of the longstanding rivalries and feuds between European nations, at home and across their overseas empires, and how the conflict sucked in imperial and colonial troops from around the world. It examines the legacy of the the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the rise of fascism and totalitarian rule, and the good things, including developments in medicine and plastic surgery, enhanced aeroplane technology and advances in suffrage and equality for women.
  • APZCD 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £12.99
    This book considers the deadliest war in US history, which killed 750,000 soldiers and many civilians before this young nation was a century old. Its legacy still resonates across the USA today. Did it achieve any of its goals? Did it have unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?
  • AALGE
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    The inexorable rise of Communism was the most momentous political phenomenon of the first half of the twentieth century. Its demise in Europe and its decline elsewhere have produced the most profound political changes of the last few decades. In this illuminating book, based on forty years of study and a wealth of new sources, Archie Brown provides a comprehensive history as well as an original and compelling analysis of an ideology that has shaped the world. Tracing the story of Communism from its nineteenth-century roots, the book shows how the political movement Karl Marx described as a 'spectre haunting Europe' expanded throughout the world during the twentieth century, and how the principles and precepts of this revolutionary system became a living reality for many millions of ordinary people. Even today, although Communism has been widely discredited in the West, a quarter of humanity - in Asia and Latin America - still lives under its rule. Archie Brown explores the appeal of Communism to its adherents, its resounding successes and its catastrophic failures. In the 1950s and '60s, as tensions mounted within Eastern Europe, internal struggles came to dominate party politics, and fresh challenges from the West exerted increasing pressure on the Communist states to reform. The book considers why so many of these apparently invincible regimes collapsed when they did, often extremely suddenly, changing the lives of so many overnight. A groundbreaking work from an internationally renowned specialist, "The Rise and Fall of Communism" is the definitive study of the most remarkable political and human story of our times.
  • AADIG
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    In 1939 Hitler mobilized Germany into all-out war. Richard Evans' astonishing, acclaimed history conjures up a whole society plunged into conflict - from generals and front-line soldiers to Hitler Youth activists and middle-class housewives - tracing events from the invasion of Poland and the Battle of Stalingrad to Hitler's plans for genocide and his eventual suicide. "The Third Reich at War" is a historical masterpiece, showing how Germany rushed headlong into destroying itself and an entire continent.
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    There have been many biographies of Stalin, but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag Montefiore, acclaimed biographer of Catherine the Great and her lover, prime minister and general Potemkin, has unearthed the vast underpinning that sustained Stalin. Not only ministers such as Molotov or secret service chiefs such as Beria, but men and women whose loyalty he trusted only until the next purge.
  • ARGJI 11 years +
    11 years +
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    More than 75 million people fought in World War II - nearly all of them men. Who was going to produce the weapons and the food, and do countless other vital jobs? The answer was women. Millions stepped forward to take on work they had rarely done before, such as fighting fires, ploughing fields and cracking codes. These are the stories of four trailblazers who achieved amazing things in difficult circumstances: Anne-Marie Walters became a secret agent in constant danger of being captured, working behind enemy lines in France. A painting of Ruby Loftus operating machinery became an iconic image of women's contribution to the war effort. By the time Nancy Love was in her early twenties, she was one of America's leading woman pilots. When "Red" Harrington and her fellow nurses were captured by the Japanese, they set up a hospital to look after the thousands of other prisoners of war. Many of the rights women have today are down to their actions. They helped change society's image of women forever.
  • AGYGV 16 years +
    16 years +
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    Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. It is the story of Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome, and his relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way to the violent reimposition of Catholicism and the stench of bonfires under 'Bloody Mary'. It tells, too, of the long reign of Elizabeth I, which, though marked by civil strife, plots against the queen and even an invasion force, finally brought stability. Above all, however, it is the story of the English Reformation and the making of the Anglican Church. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, England was still largely feudal and looked to Rome for direction; at its end, it was a country where good governance was the duty of the state, not the church, and where men and women began to look to themselves for answers rather than to those who ruled them.
  • ARGJJ 11 years +
    11 years +
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    In the 1960s, a woman's place was seen as being in the home. She even found it hard to make a big purchase if a man wasn't with her. African-American women faced racism daily and were given low-paid, exhausting jobs. It was time for women to stand up for equal rights and equal pay. These are the stories of four trailblazers who achieved amazing things in difficult circumstances: Betty Freidan protested at the Miss America pageant against judging women on appearance. Ella Baker helped organize Freedom Schools, where black history was taught for the first time. Barbara Castle was one of the few women members of Parliament and fought for equal pay. Mary Quant showed women they could dress for themselves and not men. Many of the rights women have today are down to their actions. They helped change society's image of women forever.
  • ARJRX 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Horrible Jobs in Medieval Times looks at some of the horrible jobs that some unfortunate people had to do during medieval times. Find out more about the daily hazards for gong farmers, plague doctors, spitters and many others. With fun graphics, colourful illustrations and photographs and a lively text, this is a fascinating look at what our poor medieval ancestors might have had to do for a living.
  • ARJSA 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Horrible Jobs of the Industrial Revolution looks at some of the horrible jobs that some unfortunate people had to do in during the Industrial Revolution. Find out more about daily hazards for matchstick girls, navvies, chimneysweeps, and many others. With fun graphics, colourful illustrations and photographs and a lively text, this is a fascinating look at what our poor ancestors might have had to do for a living during this period.
  • ABYFI
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    Setting Nazi Germany in a European context, this text shows how the Third Reich's abandonment of liberal democracy, decency and tolerance was widespread in Europe at the time. It shows how a radical, pseudo-religious movement seemed to offer salvation to a Germany exhausted by war, depression and inflation.
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    When the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, the world held its breath. Here suddenly was the first modern socialist state, "a kingdom more bright that any heaven had to offer." But the dream was short-lived and the following decades of internal struggle, hardship, war, state terror, and eventual collapse would change the shape of world politics in a way that its leaders could never have imagined. How could such a revolution take place and what caused it to go so very wrong? Taking a uniquely long view of events, right up to the 1990s, acclaimed historian Abraham Ascher brings the period to life -- from the utopian ideologies of Lenin and Trotsky to Russia's heroic fight against Nazi Germany, Stalin's state terror, the Cold War, and Gorbachev's abortive attempts to rescue the socialist experiment. This incisive introduction offers new insight into the incredible transformation of politics, economics, and society that turned Russia into the Soviet Union -- and back again.
  • ABYBX
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    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is an authoritative historical account of the years 1933-45 - the time that Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party ruled Germany.

    When he rose to power, Hitler boasted that the Third Reich would last 1,000 years. It lasted twelve. But in this short time, it managed to pack in the most cataclysmic series of events Western civilisation has ever known.

    From commandeering the Holocaust to plunging the world into a second war, the Third Reich changed the face of Europe and modern history forever. This book finds historian William L. Shirer - who was present at the Nuremberg trials - gaining full access to the secret German archives and revealing their full story.

    An essential addition to anyone with an interest in history's bookshelf.
  • ADCSJ
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    The Reformation was the seismic event in European history over the past 1000 years, and one which tore the medieval world apart. Not just European religion, but thought, culture, society, state systems, personal relations - everything - was turned upside down. Just about everything which followed in European history can be traced back in some way to the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation which it provoked. The Reformation is where the modern world painfully and dramatically began, and MacCulloch's great history of it is recognised as the best modern account.
  • ACJCP
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    The Third Reich was the name Hitler and the Nazi Party gave to the dictatorship that began in 1933 and ended twelve years later with the utter destruction of Germany and Hitler's suicide. Defined by the messianic, iconic figure of the Fuhrer, the Third Reich was one of the pivotal periods of the modern age. From small beginnings in the 1920s, Hitler's movement came to dominate German society in the 1930s, bringing with it the militarization of German society, the apparatus of state terror and a policy of violent discrimination against political opponents, the so-called 'asocials': gypsies, homosexuals, and, above all, the Jews. The history of the Reich is bound up with territorial aggression, total war and genocide. The end result was the complete defeat of Germany and the annihilation of millions of Europeans, a historical drama without precedent that still lies as a shadow over modern-day Germany. Richard Overy charts the rise and fall of Nazi power in a compelling narrative of the period, amplified by extensive quotations from documents, letters, diaries and oral testimony, and accompanied by many original and striking images of the era. There are also fact boxes which explore many of the important aspects of the Third Reich in greater detail. Authoritative, informative and sumptuously illustrated, written by a scholar steeped in knowledge of the period, The Third Reich brings the bloody realities of war, conquest and genocide vividly to life. It is an ideal book for anyone fascinated by the stormy history of the twentieth century, World War II and the age of dictators.
  • ADLNN
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    In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. For the first time, this book tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. One of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, Thomas Asbridge offers a vivid and penetrating history of the crusades, setting a new standard for modern scholarship. Drawing upon painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, he uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of jihad and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to echo in human memory to this day.
  • AGMVX
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    The Nazi regime was propelled to power by the new phenomenon of a cohesive mass media communication programme which encompassed press, posters, radio, art and film. The rise and fall of the Third Reich spanned a period of just 25 years and its powerful message was shaped and projected from a vision of German heroism, initially conceived and directed by Adolf Hitler and continued by Dr Josef Goebbels. This authoritative study of the propaganda generated by the Nazi party by Emmy award winning author Bob Carruthers encompasses an in-depth analysis of the surviving films, posters and magazines of the Third Reich.