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DOING BUSINESS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Book number: 89796 Product format: Paperback Author: DONNA MARSH
Published price: £12.99
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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...
YOUR CALL
Book number: 90220 Product format: Paperback Author: JEREMY VINE
Published price: £9.99
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'What My Listeners Say and Why We Should Take Note' is the premise of this enjoyable memoir from an entertaining raconteur. A keen candidate on Strictly Come Dancing, presenter of Eggheads, Points...
ROMANIFESTO: Modern Lessons from Classical Politics
Book number: 90267 Product format: Hardback Author: ASA BENNETT
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With a Prime Minister who is constantly quoting the classics it comes as no surprise that our politicians can learn a thing or two from their Roman ancestors. Take the most famous backstabber of t...
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN
Book number: 90302 Product format: Hardback Author: BORIS STARLING & D. BRADBURY
Published price: £14.99
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Sub-titled 'Our Story In Numbers as Told by the Office for National Statistics' from the Census 2021. What official data past and present tells us about our nation is who we are, what we do and wh...
WAKE UP
Book number: 90312 Product format: Hardback Author: PIERS MORGAN
Published price: £20
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Love him or loath him, the journalist Piers Morgan shouts loud a rallying cry for a united future to consider what really matters in life. It's time to get back some common sense, time to cancel t...
RED DAUGHTER
Book number: 90414 Product format: Paperback Author: JOHN BURNHAM SCHWARTZ
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Stalin's daughter was a difficult, complicated and deeply sympathetic woman. In one of the most momentous events of the Cold War, Svetlana Alliluyeve, the only daughter of Joseph Stalin, abandoned...
CHASING THE MOON: How America Beat Russia in the Space Race
Book number: 90514 Product format: Paperback Author: ROBERT STONE
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"3... 2... 1... We have lift off!" It was thirty two minutes past the hour and Apollo 11 saw humanity take a giant leap forward as the mission took off, shown on live television across the world. F...
COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
Book number: 58204 Product format: Paperback Author: KARL MARX AND F. ENGLES
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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 ...
CLASSICAL SCHOOL:
Book number: 90856 Product format: Hardback Author: CALLUM WILLIAMS
Published price: £20
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This is an education on economics wrapped up in the fascinating history of 20 people who have shaped nations through their philosophy, all written with an engaging but clear tone that draws in both...
RUIN AND RENEWAL:
Book number: 90883 Product format: Hardback Author: PAUL BETTS
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Kenneth Clark and Mary Beard both presented television programmes entitled "Civilisation", 50 years apart, and both admitted the difficulty of defining what the term actually means. The author of ...
CHINA'S GREAT WALL OF DEBT
Book number: 89744 Product format: Paperback Author: DINNY MCMAHON
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Sub-titled 'Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans and the End of the Chinese Miracle' this is a penetrating examination of the country's opaque financial system and the complex factors of demog...
GANDHI, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY:
Book number: 91012 Product format: Paperback Author: MOHANDAS K. GANDHI
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Known as Mahatma Gandhi, this popular and influential book covers the period from his birth in 1869 to the year 1921, describing his childhood, schooldays, early marriage, journeys abroad, legal st...
DAY LIKE TODAY: Memoirs
Book number: 91134 Product format: Paperback Author: JOHN HUMPHRYS
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The bombshell book that everyone was talking about by the radio genius and maestro of Mastermind, John Humphrys has been a journalist with the BBC for a record-breaking 50 years. He has reported f...
FIGHT FOR BEAUTY: Our Path to a Better Future
Book number: 91147 Product format: Paperback Author: FIONA REYNOLDS
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A passionately written clarion call to all who value the quality of beauty in their surroundings which shines light on those inspired to try to reverse the damage done to wildlife and the landscape...
BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN
Book number: 90782 Product format: Hardback Author: FRANCOISE FRENKEL
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A French equivalent to the anonymous 'A Woman In Berlin' (which we stock code 91513), and a non-fiction counterpoint to Suite Française, the author who died in 1975 writes that it is 'the duty of ...
PERSONALS: The Human Stories Behind the Small Ads
Book number: 91317 Product format: Hardback Author: BRIAN O'CONNELL
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'Charming and often moving...The Personals is full of great stories - from sad to quirky to funny to the odd time baffling - as Brian tracks down the back-story to such unusual items for sale as a ...
GREAT CRASH
Book number: 91524 Product format: Paperback Author: SELWYN PARKER
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Sub-titled 'How the Stock Market Crash of 1929 Plunged the World Into Depression', this 2008 book has been updated in 2021 with a new epilogue that covers the Covid-19 Collapse. It is the story of...
BOHEMIANS: The Lovers Who Led Germany's Resistance
Book number: 91328 Product format: Hardback Author: NORMAN OHLER
Published price: £28
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An incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led Germany's largest anti-Nazi resistance group, right in the darkening heart of Berlin. Summertime 1935 and on a lake near the city a ...
GATSBY'S OXFORD
Book number: 91351 Product format: Hardback Author: CHRISTOPHER SNYDER
Published price: $28.95
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Sub-titled 'Scott, Zelda, and The Jazz Age Invasion of Britain: 1904-1929' this extraordinary history shows how the story of F. Scott Fitzgerald's creation of Jay Gatsby, war hero and Oxford man at...
GREAT SILENCE
Book number: 91263 Product format: Paperback Author: JULIET NICOLSON
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Sub-titled 'Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age', the granddaughter of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson has become the voice of critical gaps in the fa...
HELL AND GOOD COMPANY
Book number: 91357 Product format: Hardback Author: RICHARD RHODES
Published price: £20
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The remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War as seen through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors and nurses who witnessed it. The War (1936-39) inspired and haunted an extraordin...
TRIAL OF ADOLF HITLER
Book number: 91408 Product format: Paperback Author: DAVID KING
Published price: $18.95
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Sub-titled 'The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany', this has been described as 'The definitive book on the Hitler trial in English, German or any language.' The book tells the true sto...
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASSES
Book number: 91596 Product format: Hardback Author: TRAVIS ELBOROUGH
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The spectacular life of spectacles is the topic of the esoteric, informative and revelatory book. Alluring details describe how the humble pair of glasses might just be one of humanity's greatest ...
MURROW'S COLD WAR
Book number: 91611 Product format: Hardback Author: GREGORY TOMLIN
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Edward R. Murrow, America's most prominent journalist, in March 1961 ended a quarter century career with the Columbia Broadcasting System to join the administration of John F, Kennedy as Director o...
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN
Book number: 91629 Product format: Hardback Author: BORIS STARLING & D. BRADBURY
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The Office for National Statistics Census 2021 is the basis of this official story in numbers. In 1841 there were 734 female midwives working in Britain, along with nine artificial eye makers, 20 ...
A PEOPLE BETRAYED: A History of Corruption
Book number: 91632 Product format: Hardback Author: PAUL PRESTON
Published price: £30
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One of the finest Hispanists in the country, Sir Paul Preston CBE has written extensively about Spain and in particular the Spanish Civil War, Franco and Spain from dictatorship to democracy. Here...
1922: Scenes from A Turbulent Year
Book number: 91767 Product format: Paperback Author: NICK RENNISON
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1922. Empires fell. The Ottoman Empire collapsed after more than six centuries. The British Empire had reached its zenith, but its heyday was over. The Irish Free State was declared, and demands ...
ART OF FAIRNESS
Book number: 91794 Product format: Paperback Author: DAVID BODANIS
Published price: £9.99
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Sub-titled 'The Power of Decency in a World Turned Mean', more than a business book, this is the primer for anyone fed up with the meanness of much of society and looking for inspiration to do bett...
STOPPING THE NEXT PANDEMIC
Book number: 91803 Product format: Paperback Author: DEBORA MACKENZIE
Published price: £9.99
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A Financial Times Science Book of the Year sub-titled 'How Covid-19 Can Help Us to Save Humanity.' You could not hope for a better guide to the pandemic world order than Mackenzie who has been on ...
BERLIN AIRLIFT: The World's Largest Ever Supply Operation
Book number: 91229 Product format: Paperback Author: JOHN GREHAN
Published price: £15.99
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Following World War II, Stalin's Iron Curtain quickly descended, leaving only West Berlin as a democratic island within Communist eastern Europe. In 1948 Stalin blockaded all the land routes which ...
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