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Hard Hitting History & Biography Bargain Box 5
  • Product ID: HIB271
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Hard Hitting History & Biography Bargain Box 5

Purchase more than one Book Box and receive 5% off.

Our Hard Hitting History & Biography Box is back with a collection of fascinating reads that covers topics from the ancient world to today. The Atomic bomb, Houdini, the Spanish Civil war, and many more. 

This Bargain Book Box contains the following 14 books:

1. The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most Notorious Literary 2. Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War By: Aaron Shulman ISBN: 9780062484192
2. Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World By: Tim Whitmarsh ISBN: 9780307958327
3. Unruly Waters: How Rains By: Sunil Amrith ISBN: 9780465097722
4. The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power By: Niall Ferguson ISBN: 9780735222915
5. The Strange Death of Edmund Godfrey: Plots and Politics in Restoration England By: Alan Marshall ISBN: 9780750921008
6. The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb By: Sam Kean ISBN: 9780316381680
7. The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt By: Clay Risen ISBN: 9781501143991
8. The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini By: Joe Posnanski ISBN: 9781501137235
9. Scars Of Independence: America's Violent Birth By: Holger Hoock ISBN: 9780804137287
10. Citizen Cannes: The Man behind the Cannes Film Festival By: Gilles Jacob ISBN: 9780714861906
11. Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music By: Neil Powell ISBN: 9780805097740
12. Playing to the Gods: Sarah Bernhardt By: Peter Rader ISBN: 9781476738376
13. Fascism By: Madeleine Albright ISBN: 9780062802187
14. Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead By: Thornton McCamish ISBN: 9781863958271

  • Format: Bargain Box
  • Tags: Biography, History, non-fiction
  • Barcode: HIB271
  • Please note that some books may be Remainder Marked
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    Currently we do not ship outside Australia.

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    Interstate stores could take up to 3 weeks to receive the book you have ordered. 

    Your chosen store will get in touch with you by email to let you know your book has arrived. 

    Change of Mind - Remainder Marks

    Generally we do not accept returns due to a change of mind. 

    Our books are remainders which means that they occasionally have a texta mark at the base of the book.  This is one reason our prices are so low.  Unfortunately we cannot accept returns for books that are marked in this way. 

    Change of Mind - Mystery Boxes

    We do not generally provide a change-of-mind refund simply because a Mystery Box contains books you are not interested in.  Any refunds we may give will be on a discretionary basis and will depend on the box being shipped back to us. You would be required to pay return shipping for your box.

    Mystery Box - Important to Read:  We do our best to ensure that our Mystery Boxes contain books selected from a wide range of categories.  (Aside from specific Mystery Boxes such as YA Mystery, of course).  As such, you're almost certainly not going to love all the books.  However, they are about $3 each, so can be re-gifted, used for craft, used to bulk out your collection, saved for a hobby you don't yet have... it's up to you!

    We will, however, provide you with a refund for any duplicates of the same title in a Mystery (or any) Box.  Please send a photograph with your email.  The refund is calculated as a proportion of the number of books in the box. 

    If you are concerned you might not like the books in a Mystery Box, we strongly encourage you to try one of our category boxes instead - which have the full book list published in the description.  

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Rohan W
    Their boxes always tick every box

    The Hard Hitting History Box was as brilliant as I have come to expect from The Book Grocer. Just like a wise librarian, The Book Grocer knows which books should be read, and which books should be a avoided. If you want books that are worth your time in this busy world, trust The Book Grocer!

    Michael A
    Bargain Box 5;History & Biography

    This Box did not interest me as much as others. I think this is my fifth box.
    The biography of Harry Houdini is good but I find the biography of Arts figures (Clark, Britten) less interesting. The "Bastard Brigade" is good. There are always at least a couple of books in the "keep" category . The November Military & History Box (received 16th Nov) is excellent and would get a 5. Biographies that relate to world events and history I enjoy. Our problem is space with the size of our library developed over 50 years.

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