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 ...
CONSCIENCE
LOUISA THOMAS    Book Number: 83895
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In late August 1918, Norman Thomas received telegrams. One said that his brother Evan, a conscientious objector, had been hospitalised at a military training camp in Kansas during a hunger strike a...
ART OF BUSINESS: How the Chinese Got Rich
GREG CLYDESDALE    Book Number: 84537
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How many items in your home state Made in China? Looking beyond Sun Tzu, the Silk Road and Marco Polo into the past, present and future of China's inexorable economic rise, we are all aware that C...
DATABASE OF DREAMS
REBECCA LEMOV    Book Number: 84693
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Sub-titled 'The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity' here is the precursor to Facebook, Twitter and today's social media, a rich account of an attempt to record the world of subjective experiences. Dec...
VANITY FAIR DIARIES 1983-1992
TINA BROWN    Book Number: 85241
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Vanity Fair represented the last word in literary prestige, social glamour and visual ravishment. It was published by Condé Montrose Nast (1872-1942), the dashing Casanova and publishing entrepren...
RETURN: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between
HISHAN MATAR    Book Number: 84981
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'I am reluctant to give Libya any more than it has already taken.' 'In the 36 years since we left Libya, my family and I had built associations with several surrogate cities: Nairobi, where we wen...
FIRE AND FURY: Inside the Trump White House
MICHAEL WOLFF    Book Number: 85427
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Among those running the Trump campaign there was an unspoken assumption that not only would Trump not be president, but neither should he be and even The Donald himself regarded the campaign as gre...
MORE SEX, LIES AND THE BALLOT BOX
EDITED BY P. COWLEY & R. FORD    Book Number: 85750
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A follow up to code 85769, here is another 50 things you need to know about elections. 50 leading political experts delve into the fascinating field of electoral politics, shedding a light on how ...
A LIFE IN QUESTIONS
JEREMY PAXMAN    Book Number: 85647
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Paxman "looks disdainful and contemptuous and furious with his guest because he by and large is." - Andrew Marr. The no-nonsense star of BBC Newsnight, Jeremy Paxman is an incisive political inter...
CLASS WAR CONSERVATISM & OTHER ESSAYS
RALPH MILIBAND    Book Number: 85809
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When, in 2013, the Daily Mail labelled Ralph Miliband "The Man Who Hated Britain", those who had worked with him - from both left and right - praised his work and character. He was lauded as "one o...
SECRET NEW YORK: An Unusual Guide
T. M. RIVES    Book Number: 86266
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In 1945, City Hall Station was shut down and remains sealed, decked with coloured tiles, Guastavino vaults and chandeliers, considered New York's handsomest station ever. Today you can see its gho...
THE COLD WAR: History Files
MICHAEL HOPKINS    Book Number: 86147
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An academic from the University of Liverpool describes the geopolitical contest between the US and its Allies on one side, and the Soviet Union, China and their associates on the other. The Cold W...
FALSE ECONOMIES
S. D. TUCKER    Book Number: 86750
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Sub-titled 'The Strangest, Least Successful and Most Audacious Financial Follies, Plans and Crazies of All Time'. When it comes to Brexit, the vast majority of economists warned the public in incr...
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 ...
TROUBLE MAKERS
LESLIE BERLIN    Book Number: 86791
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Sub-titled 'How A Generation of Silicon Valley Upstarts Invented The Future' here is a fascinating book at a time when five of the most valuable companies on the planet are high-tech firms. The bo...
UNION JACK
CHRISTOPHER SANDFORD    Book Number: 86792
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Sub-titled 'John F. Kennedy's Special Relationship With Great Britain' this richly researched book gives a whole new meaning to this phrase. It is plain to see that John Kennedy differed from his ...
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...
GRAVE NEW WORLD
STEPHEN D. KING    Book Number: 86575
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Sub-titled 'The End of Globalisation, The Return of History', the book asks why globalisation is being rejected. What will a world ruled by rival states with conflicting aims look like and will th...
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...
PERFECT WIVES IN IDEAL HOMES
VIRGINIA NICHOLSON    Book Number: 86844
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The title of this book is a nod towards an omnipresent and inescapable 1950s fantasy world where for a generation of men and women marriage and home were the twin pinnacles of aspiration. Virginia...
ZERO FOOTPRINT
SIMON CHASE & RALPH PEZZULLO    Book Number: 86855
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Armoured cars, burner phones, cutting-edge weaponry, top-secret missions - this is the life of today's private military contractor. Like Simon Chase, many PMCs were once the world's top military o...
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...
NO ROOM FOR SMALL DREAMS
SHIMON PERES    Book Number: 87182
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Sub-titled 'Courage, Imagination and the Making of Modern Israel' in the words of Barack Obama "All of us have much to learn from his story, which now belongs to the ages." In 1934, 11 year old Sh...
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...
AFTER THE BERLIN WALL
CHRISTOPHER HILTON    Book Number: 87394
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Sub-titled 'Putting Two Germanys Back Together Again', in the aftermath of the Second World War, Germany would be divided and Germans forced to live in different countries, East and West, with a wa...
FEMINIST REVOLUTION
BONNIE MORRIS & D. M. WITHERS    Book Number: 87676
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Sub-titled 'The Struggle For Women's Liberation 1966-1988', today slut shaming and misinformation continue and despite the huge advances made by the women's liberation movements, entrenched views o...
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 ...
COMMONS AND LORDS: A Short Anthropology of Parliament
EMMA CREWE    Book Number: 87705
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Not just for the sake of democracy, but also because the surprises it contains challenge our understanding of British politics, this excellent little book pulls back the curtain on both the upper H...
JOINING THE DOTS: A Woman In Her Time
JULIET GARDINER    Book Number: 87755
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Age 16 in 1960, Juliet Gardiner was writing 'amusing' anecdotes to the Letters Page of Woman's Realm and had run away from home. It was the start of a decade that was to be momentous in changing B...
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