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
Published price: £25
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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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
YOUNG SOUL REBELS: A Personal History of Northern Soul
STUART COSGROVE    Book Number: 87962
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A rollercoaster journey into the heart of a secret society and the iconic clubs The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino and the Blackpool Mecca, the infamous Bootleggers, and the DJs and crate-d...
BOOTLE BOY: An Untidy Life in News
LES HINTON    Book Number: 88088
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When 15-year-old Bootle-born Les Hinton blagged his way into a job on the Australian paper The News he had no idea it was about to be taken over by Rupert Murdoch in a scenario that was repeated ag...
GERMAINE
ELIZA KLEINHENZ    Book Number: 88090
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One of the most influential women of the 20th century, Germaine Greer has always been an outstanding personality, tall, unconventionally dressed and telling it how it is. A convent school educatio...
SILVER, SWORD AND STONE: The Story of Latin America
MARIE ARANA    Book Number: 88120
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Peruvian by birth, Marie Arana uses three contemporary lives in Latin America to examine the history and social conditions that have made the sub-continent what it is today. Leonor Gonzales is a s...
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...
SYRIA: An Outline History
JOHN GRAINGER    Book Number: 87835
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In its historical, wider sense, Syria includes modern Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine and Jordan. It has always been at the centre of events of world importance. It was in this region that pasto...
AGE OF DISCOVERY:
IAN GOLDIN & CHRIS KUTARNA    Book Number: 88424
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This highly original cultural and intellectual history argues that our contemporary world is facing many of the same challenges that were characteristic of the European Renaissance in the 15th and ...
21ST CENTURY WORKFORCES & WORKPLACES
STEPHEN BEVAN ET AL    Book Number: 88385
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Are permanent, long-term jobs a thing of the past? Does work have to be in a 'place' or office? How will future managers be selected, educated and developed? What is the future for trade unions?...
RED OR DEAD
DAVID PEACE    Book Number: 88724
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In 1959, Liverpool Football Club was in the Second Division. They had never won the FA Cup. 15 seasons later, the club had won three League titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup. Liverpool Footba...
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