Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

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REVOLUTION
DEB OLIN UNFERTH    Book Number: 80231
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Sub-titled 'The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the Sandinistas' this is a very funny, honest memoir of being young, semi-idealistic, stupid and in love. It is an utterly captivating memoir o...
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 ...
THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
KARL MARX AND F. ENGLES    Book Number: 58204
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Marx's prediction that the state would wither away of its own accord has proved inaccurate, and he did not foresee the tyrannies which have ruled large parts of the globe in his name. But some of ...
PERILOUS GLORY: The Rise of Western Military Power
JOHN FRANCE    Book Number: 80909
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An opinionated and crisply argued single volume history of the not-only-Western way of war, this expansive history surveys warfare from ancient times to the current wars in the Middle East. It cha...
A HIGHER FORM OF KILLING
DIANA PRESTON    Book Number: 81560
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Poison gas, the torpedo, the Zeppelin, here is a startling new window onto World War One with Diana Preston's chronicle of the birth of weapons of mass destruction. Between April 22nd and May 30th...
HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS: 50 Timeless Crushes
KELLY MURPHY & HALLIE FRYD    Book Number: 81777
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Here is a completely new way of doing history: work your way through the movers and shakers by giving them a rating out of five for sexiness. Che Guevara is the irresistible intellectual on a motor...
IN MY OWN TIME
JANE MILLER    Book Number: 81838
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By the author of 'Thoughts on Being Old' and the acclaimed 'Crazy Age', Jane Miller first worked in publishing then as an English teacher in a London comprehensive and finally as a Professor at the...
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...
IN MY OWN TIME: Thoughts and Afterthoughts
JANE MILLER    Book Number: 84297
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60 short pithy pieces of contemplation, interesting, funny or beautiful, by a lady who became a journalist at the age of 78 having edited an academic journal called Changing English for 20 years an...
EMPIRES APART: America and Russia From the Vikings To Iraq
BRIAN LANDERS    Book Number: 84396
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The author has a business background and career and presents a well written and piercing account of American history from its colonial beginnings to its present role as an unacknowledged empire tha...
WIKILEAKS FILES: The World According To US Empire
INTRODUCED BY JULIAN ASSNGE    Book Number: 84236
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When WikiLeaks published US Government documents with classification markings, two parallel campaigns began ? first, the public campaign of downplaying, diverting attention from, and reframing any ...
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...
ROBOT: The Life Story of a Technology
LISA NOCKS    Book Number: 84711
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Since the turn of the last century, Honda, Toyota and Sony have exhibited humanoid robots that look like diminutive suited astronauts. They can climb stairs, run, dance, communicate with their ope...
FRACKERS
GREGORY ZUCKERMAN    Book Number: 84864
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An award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter uncovers the outrageous inside story of the new energy revolution. A grizzled 83 year old rancher in south Texas owed millions of dollars to various l...
AN ORDINARY MAN
P. RUSESABAGINA & T. ZOELLNER    Book Number: 84918
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A cautionary tale of survival, here is the remarkable life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda. As the country descended into chaos during the 1994 genocide, hotel manager Paul Rus...
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...
BIRTH OF A REPUBLIC
HANCHAO LU    Book Number: 85018
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During the Chinese Revolution of 1911, photographs of the upheaval were rare, but an American photographer, Francis Stafford (1884-1938), was working for Commercial Press in Shanghai, and consequen...
DEATH OF A PIRATE: British Radio
ADRIAN JOHNS    Book Number: 85025
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The story starts in 1966 with a confrontation that ended in manslaughter between two pirate radio station owners, the weapon being a twelve-bore shotgun. Pirate radio was a signature phenomenon of...
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...
KEITH MOON STOLE MY LIPSTICK
Judith Wills    Book Number: 85741
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Sub-titled 'The Swinging '60s, The Glam '70s and Me', Judith Wills sang with Freddie Mercury, got high with Jim Morrison, had a strange encounter with David Bowie, babysat Kate Beckinsale, accompan...
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 ...
OUT OF TIME
Lynne Segal    Book Number: 85756
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Sub-titled 'The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing', the author turns a critical eye honed by social psychology, psychoanalysis, feminism and radical politics on the vicissitudes of ageing. A proc...
SEX, LIES AND THE BALLOT BOX: Set of Two
EDITED BY P. COWLEY & R. FORD    Book Number: 85867
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Sex, Lies and The Ballot Box and More Sex, Lies and The Ballot Box. Buy both volumes and save even more.
BITTER PEACE: Conflict in China 1928-37
PHILIP JOWETT    Book Number: 85870
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For a long period up until the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty in 1911 the Chinese people were fed and truly believed the lie that they were superior to their Asian neighbours and it was this institu...
CITIZENS' WEALTH
ANGELA CUMMINE    Book Number: 85873
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Dr Angela Cummine, renowned macroeconomist and geopolitical analyst, opens her book with a simple question - "How can more governments be wealthier than ever, while fewer citizens enjoy the benefit...
MEMOIRS OF WALTER BAGEHOT
Unknown    Book Number: 85880
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Writer, banker and economist, Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) for many years edited The Economist which still includes a 'Bagehot' column. His classic study The English Constitution transformed discuss...
IMAGES OF THE PAST: COALMINERS
BRIAN ELLIOTT    Book Number: 85912
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Now an almost obsolete industry, at one time coalmining was Britain's most important economic trade, albeit the most dangerous. This collection of photographs and other illustrations, complete with...
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...
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