Secondary

History

  • 6DYG 11 years +
    Anne Frank
    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.
  • PYM2 11 years +
    John Boyne
    11 years +
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    Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his own country, his own father. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.

    Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.

    John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is poignant, heart-warming and illustrates how friendship knows no boundaries - a beautiful book!
  • AKEJZ 11 years +
    11 years +
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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!
  • 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
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    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).
  • AIVMP 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This GCSE History book is full of clear revision notes and practice questions for the Schools History Project - fully updated for the latest 'strengthened' exams. It covers 'The American West', 'Medicine Through Time' and 'Germany 1919-1945' for the AQA A, Edexcel B and OCR A exams. It makes revision straightforward - each section is split into a topic per page, with questions to check what you've learnt at the end. There's also a section of exam advice to help you improve your grades, including coverage of the spelling, punctuation and grammar requirements.
  • AIVMN 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This GCSE History book is full of clear revision notes, maps and diagrams for Modern World History - fully updated for the latest 'strengthened' exams. The most popular topics for the AQA B, Edexcel A and OCR B exams are all covered, including both World Wars, the Cold War and key social changes in Britain, Germany, Russia and the USA. It makes revision straightforward - each section is split into a topic per page, with questions to check what you've learnt at the end. There's also a section of exam advice to help you improve your grades, including coverage of the spelling, punctuation and grammar requirements.
  • AFTYP 13 years +
    Jane Bingham
    13 years +
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    This book briefly examines the military and political impact of the Gulf wars, along with their imapct on civilian populations.
  • AMCWH 14 years +
    Vanessa Curtis
    14 years +
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    My name is Hanna. I am 15. I am Latvian. I live with my mother and grandmother. My father is missing, taken by the Russians. I have a boyfriend and I'm training to be a dancer. But none of that is important any more. Because the Nazis have arrived, and I am a Jew. And as far as they are concerned, that is all that matters. This is my story.
  • ANIHX 12 years +
    Nicola Barber
    12 years +
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    Readers learn about the Mayflower and the pilgrims who sailed on her.
  • ARIOW
    Rebecca Vickers
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    Historical figures, celebrities, mystery people in family photos, and the names of people on memorials, buildings, and products - we are surrounded by people whose background and history we can research. Even the most unfamiliar person might have had a surprising life. Who was a school named after? How can you trace the story of soldiers and people who migrated from one country to another? This book will help you discover their tales for yourself. It explains basic research techniques, and guides you to the best places to find revealing evidence.
  • APZCF 10 years +
    Philip Steele
    10 years +
    • £12.99
    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 +
    Philip Steele
    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 +
    Philip Steele
    10 years +
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    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?
  • ARIPO
    Jane Shuter
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    When the Chinese leader Wen Jiabao visited Britain in 2011 he said that Shakespeare was the greatest writer who ever lived. People all over the modern world recognize the image of his face and have heard of his plays. But why is he really so famous? This original book looks at how Shakespeare is interpreted and performed today, showing how Shakespeare's influence has stretched much further than the reading and stage performance of his works: into films, festivals, paintings, other media, and into the English language.
  • ARIPH
    Richard Spilsbury
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    How do we know about the thousands of people who marched in campaigns for civil rights for African Americans in the 1960s? Where did they march and what happened to them? This book shows how we know about the marchers and their experiences from primary and other sources. It includes information on some historical detective work that has taken place, using documentary and oral evidence, that has enabled historians to piece together the fascinating story of the civil rights marches.
  • ARIPN
    Jane Shuter
    • £15.99
    Did you know that the only known purpose-built theatres in Shakespeare's England were in London and Bristol? Or that only boys and men could become actors? This fascinating book outlines the world of the theatre in which William Shakespeare wrote and did business, from outdoor and indoor theatres and the life of an actor and touring, to how plays were written, funded, and staged.
  • ARJDZ
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    How have technology and science helped historians and archaeologists through the years? How does today's technology help us understand the past? What role does technology hold for the future of history studies? From the invention of metal detectors through to today's computer modelling of long-dead people, our knowledge of the past has always been improving thanks to technology. This book looks at historical, current and future techniques for helping us discover traces of the past from artifacts to human remains. We look at how dating these things has become more accurate and also how the internet is giving us more access to historical records than ever before.
  • AALGE
    Archie Brown
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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.
  • ARGJI 11 years +
    Andrew Langley
    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 +
    Peter Ackroyd
    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 +
    Cath Senker
    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 +
    Robyn Hardyman
    11 years +
    • £13.99
    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.