Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History and Current Affairs, economics and 20th century events. Major historians from TV and the academic world in print, in full, in their own words.

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MADIBA: The Reader's Digest Tribute to Nelson Mandela
NELSON MADELA & JOHN CARLIN    Book Number: 80658
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In 2005, Reader's Digest spoke with Nelson Mandela and explored his hopes, concerns and faiths for the future of his beloved South Africa. In 1990 he walked out of prison, free after 27 years, to ...
FREEDOM FLIGHT:
FRANK ISZAK    Book Number: 86754
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Sub-titled 'The True Story Of The Cold War's Greatest Escape'. On the afternoon of Friday 13th July 1956, seven desperate young people boarded a plane in the People's Republic of Hungary with the ...
FROM MIDNIGHT TO GLORIOUS MORNING? India Since Independence
MIHIR BOSE    Book Number: 86508
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Journalist and broadcaster working for the BBC has been perfectly placed to observe changes on the sub-continent. India's midnight hour saw Jawaharlal Nehru, the Harrow and Cambridge-educated barr...
THE RETURN: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between
HISHAM MATAR    Book Number: 86592
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Born in New York City to Libyan parents, Hisham Matar spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo and has lived most of his adult life in London. His first novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Pr...
PIMP STATE: Sex, Money and the Future of Equality
CAT BANYARD    Book Number: 87039
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Never before have prostitution, strip clubs and pornography been as profitable, widely used or embedded in mainstream culture as they are today. This prompts many questions - should it be legal to...
HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE
ANDREW KEEN    Book Number: 87176
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Sub-titled 'Staying Human in the Digital Age', "Keen offers tools for righting our societies and principals" - in the words of Steve Jobs. He has been described as 'a visionary critic' and 'one of...
HEPPLE AND MATTHEWS' TORT LAW: 7th Edition
DAVID HOWARTH, M. MATTHEWS    Book Number: 82915
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Tort is a rich, complicated and fluid area of the law designed to afford civil redress for victims of wrongs. It provides legal remedies, often the payment of money, to those who have been damaged...
AFRICAN EXODUS: Migration and the Future of Europe
ASFA-WOSSEN ASSERATE    Book Number: 87697
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Cambridge educated author Asserate is a member of the Imperial House of Ethiopia, who became a refugee in 1974 after the overthrow of the monarchy. He works as a consultant for African and Middle ...
OUR HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY
COMPILED BY TRAVIS ELBOROUGH    Book Number: 88243
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Modern history as told in diaries, letters and journals and compiled by one of Britain's finest pop culture historians, we eavesdrop on the extraordinary and ordinary men and women who lived throug...
STREET SPIRIT: The Power of Protest and Mischief
STEVE CRAWSHAW    Book Number: 88322
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Published in association with Amnesty International this remarkable book is a celebration of some of the most creative protests from around the world which have used humour and courage to bring abo...
BETWEEN THE WARS
PHILIP ZIEGLER    Book Number: 88808
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Cultural, social, political and military historian Philip Ziegler examines the major international turning points between 1919 and 1939 with his keen eye for anecdote and elegant prose and calm and...
CHANEL'S RIVIERA: Life, Love and The Struggle for Survival
ANNE DE COURCY    Book Number: 89162
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Coco Chanel may have been the best dress designer in history and the French Riviera was arguably one of the most famous pieces of coastline. In 1930, the two cultural titans were combined when Chan...
FASCISM: A Warning
MADELINE ALBRIGHT    Book Number: 88778
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The first woman to serve as US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright presents a personal and urgent examination of fascism in the 20th century, and how its legacies shape today's world. The 20th c...
GUERNICA: Painting the End of the World
JAMES ATTLEE    Book Number: 89294
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Pablo Picasso himself said 'Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.' Working on his masterpiece Guernica in his studio in 1937 is the very first full page archive ...
LAST HURRAH: The 1947 Royal Tour of Southern Africa
GRAHAM VINEY    Book Number: 89368
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The Royal Tour of Southern Africa, 17 February - 23 April 1947, marked both the high-water mark of the British Empire and the point at which it began to unravel. Ostensibly the purpose of the tour,...
1970s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
PA PHOTOS    Book Number: 89501
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The 300 photos shown here have been chosen from the archives of the Press Association, which was founded in 1868 and now has a collection of over 15 million photographs. The 1970s was a decade of c...
OXFORDSHIRE CUSTOMS, SPORTS AND TRADITIONS
MARILYN YURDAN    Book Number: 89528
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Carefree days are captured in this nostalgic collection of archive pictures ranging from the Sealed Knot Society re-enactment of the Civil War, Cropredy Village Fair with people in period costume, ...
WHITE
BRET EASTON ELLIS    Book Number: 89611
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In the words of the Sunday Telegraph about this author 'A rebel whose work is controversial precisely because its sinister themes are so dextrously written.' One of the most gifted and serious nov...
WTF?
ROBERT PESTON    Book Number: 89650
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Framed by two letters to his father who died in early 2016, the book is Robert Peston's highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years have got so badly wrong, and what we need t...
BLOOD, OIL AND THE AXIS
JOHN BROICH    Book Number: 89669
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Sub-titled 'The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State in Iraq and the Levant, 1941' this work of history is poised to become the definitive chronicle of the Axis's menacing play for the territo...
FOR THE RECORD
DAVID CAMERON    Book Number: 89414
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"Democracy hadn't been decisive, so I would have to be." David Cameron starts his memoir the day after the election of 2010 in which the Conservative Party failed to win an overall majority. As l...
ELIZABETHANS: How Modern Britain was Forged
ANDREW MARR    Book Number: 89853
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The BBC political editor praises the sung and unsung players of the modern Elizabethan era, charting people from all corners of the country and those who emigrated to it from Sylvia Plath to Elvis ...
OUR BODIES THEIR BATTLEFIELD: What War Does to Women
CHRISTINA LAMB    Book Number: 89868
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One of Britain's leading foreign correspondents and prize winning author (and co-author of I Am Malala), this is the first major account to address the scale of rape and sexual violence in modern c...
CORNER SHOP
BABITA SHARMA    Book Number: 89965
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Sub-titled 'Shopkeepers, The Sharmas and the Making of Modern Britain', this was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, full of characters, gossip and the richness of a local community. Britain is a nati...
BERLIN
RORY MACLEAN    Book Number: 89787
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The first single-volume biography of Berlin, one of the world's great cities, told via 21 portraits from medieval times to the 21st century. A city devastated by Allied bombs, divided by a Wall, t...
DOING BUSINESS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
DONNA MARSH    Book Number: 89796
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Sub-titled 'A Cultural and Practical Guide for All Business Professionals', this new edition updates and expands valuable cultural and practical information and is necessary reading for all profess...
ELIZABETH: A Celebration in Photographs
JENNIE BOND    Book Number: 90106
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The longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II became only the second British monarch to reach a Diamond Jubilee in 2012. She was crowned at Westminster Abbey in front of 8,000 guests on 2nd June...
KGB'S POISON FACTORY: From Lenin to Litvinenko
BORIS VOLODARSKY    Book Number: 90115
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A ground-breaking study of KGB assassinations since 1917 with inside information by a former Russian Army Special Forces Operative and full details of the Litvinenko murder. In late November 2006 ...
TRIBE: MADE IN BRITAIN: A Personal History
MARTIN ROACH ET AL    Book Number: 90157
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First hand interviews with key players from pivotal moments in youth culture - skinheads, goths, punks, grebos, scooter boys, ravers, casuals, Two Tone, Mods, rockers, bikers, psychobilly - British...
FROM DUNCANSBY HEAD TO THE SOLWAY FIRTH
MIKE SMYLIE    Book Number: 90049
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Sub-titled ' The Fishing Industry Through Time', here is a fascinating selection of photographs showing the changing and developing harbours. Since the 1970s the fishing industry has been under pr...
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