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Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness - Craig Nelson  

Craig Nelson @Craig Nelson is the author of New York Times bestseller, Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon, as well as several previous books, including The Age of Radiance (a PEN Award Finalist chosen as one of the year s best books by NBC News, the American Institute of Physics, Kirkus Reviews, and FlavorWire), The First Heroes, Thomas Paine (winner of the Henry Adams Prize), and Let s Get Lost (shortlisted for W.H. Smith s Book of the Year). His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, National Geographic, The New England Review, Popular Science, Reader s Digest, and a host of other publications.

Craig's new book is entitled Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness.

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Solar Flairs - Lucie Green  

Lucie Green @Dr_Lucie is a Royal Society University Research Fellow, Professor of Physics at University College London.

Dr Green's latest book is entitled 15 Million Degrees: A Journey to the Centre of the Sun.

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Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa - Lawrence James  

Lawrence James is an English historian and writer. He has written several works of popular history about the British Empire.

Lawrence's latest book is entitled Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa.

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The Rise of the Far Right in Europe in the 1930s - Frank McDonough  

Professor Frank McDonough @FXMC1957 is an internationally renowned expert on the Third Reich. He was born in Liverpool, studied history at Balliol College, Oxford and gained a PhD from Lancaster University.

Frank's latest book is entitled The Gestapo: The Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police.

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The History of Imagination - Carlo Rovelli  

Carlo Rovelli @carlorovelli brings original insights and a fresh view on the story of the human imagination. Referencing Anaximander and the poetry of Lucretius, Dante and Shakespeare, Galileo, Newton and Einstein to reveal how the atomic world view has always been threaded through the arts, science and poetry. Reality Is Not What It Seems is out now.

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Battle of the Somme Compilation  

The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest of WW1. British and French armies fought the Germans in a brutal battle of attrition on a 15-mile front. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the 141st and final day of the battle, which claimed 1 million lives.

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Is Trump a Fascist?  

Professor Kevin Passmore @PassmoreKevin is professor of History at Cardiff Universty and has written extensively on European History. His book, Fascism: A Very Short Introduction is well worth a read.

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Tony Robinson  

Sir Tony Robinson @Tony_Robinsonis a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a career lasting over fifty years. His new book, No Cunning Plan is out now.

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Part 1 & 2 of Dan Snow's new 3-part series, Operation Gold Rush is available to stream on iPlayer now and continues this Sunday on BBC Two at 8pm.

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A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape  - Mary Ann Ochota  

Mary Ann Ochota @MaryAnnOchota is a TV presenter, anthropologist, lover of the outdoors, people & the past. Royal Geographical Society Fellow, Ordnance Survey Champion, and Climb Britain Ambassador. Her latest book, Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape is out now.

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WW2 SAS Veteran - Mike Sadler  

Mike Sadler is one of a handful of surviving original SAS men. Major Sadler, 93, was the navigator for the regiment’s founder David Stirling, guiding raiding columns for hundreds of miles behind enemy lines in North Africa.

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US Election 2016  
Sarah Churchwell @sarahchurchwell is Chair of Public Humanities, American Literature Professor at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

John Prideaux @JohnPrideaux is U.S. editor at The Economist.

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Hastings Live  
Dan Snow visits the re-enactors at Battle in Sussex for the 950th anniversary of The Battle of Hastings. Dan talks with Saxon English soldiers and camp followers making final preparations before the big showdown with Duke William's Norman army, a Blacksmith making a Saxon spearhead using a portable forge at the site of the Battle of Hastings. He also witnesses the arrival at the site of the Battle of Hastings of King Harold's English soldiers before their battle with Duke William of Normandy's army.

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Klondike Gold Rush  
The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899. Gold was discovered there by local miners on August 16, 1896 and, when news reached Seattle and San Francisco the following year, it triggered a stampede of would-be prospectors. Some became wealthy, but the majority went in vain.

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Plague Bones - Michael Henderson  
Michael is a Senior Human Osteologist at MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology). This involves the identification, analysis, interpretation of skeletal assemblages, and the production of specialist reports on inhumation and cremation burials.

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Histories of the Unexpected - Sam Willis & James Daybell  
Histories of the Unexpected explores the past in ways that you never dreamt possible. Surely there’s nothing unexpected about the past? About History? Aha, well Histories of the Unexpected adopts a new approach to exploring our past. Gone is the traditional linear plotting of battles, monarchs and political movements. Histories of the Unexpected argues that everything has a history.

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London  

Antony Robbins @antony_robbins Communications director Museum of London @MuseumofLondon.

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German U-boat found off coast of Scotland - Dr Innes McCartney  
Dr Innes McCartney @Innes_McCartney is a Nautical Archaeologist. He is Research Fellow at Bournemouth University and author of Jutland 1916: The Archaeology of a Naval Battlefield.

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Terracotta Warriors - Albert Lin - Part 3 of 3  
Albert Yu-Min Lin @exploreralbert is a Nat Geo Explorer, UCSD Research Scientist, Fellow of the Explorers Club, and co-founder of Tomnod Inc and planet3 Inc.

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Terracotta Warriors - Part 2 of 3 - Lucas Nichol  
Lucas Nichol is Professor of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

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Terracotta Warriors - Part 1 of 3  
The Terracotta Army (Chinese: 兵马俑; literally: "Soldier-and-horse funerary statues") is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province.

The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. Other terracotta non-military figures were found in other pits, including officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians.

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