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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AM I MISSING SOMETHING...?: Unpublished Letters
EDITED BY IAIN HOLLINGSHEAD    Book Number: 85542
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Guaranteed to lift the spirits instantly, this collection of rejected letters to the Telegraph editor, published in 2013, provides an alternative view of public events during that momentous year. ...
EVE AND THE NEW JERUSALEM: Socialism and Feminism
BARBARA TAYLOR    Book Number: 85618
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When first published over 30 years ago, the book was received as a political intervention as well as a landmark historical work on socialism and feminism in the 19th century. Here reissued with a ...
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
EDITED BY P. COWLEY & R. FORD    Book Number: 85769
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A companion to More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box code 85750, the book is subtitled '50 Things You Need to Know About British Elections' and the hot topics depicted on the front cover include spanki...
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...
ONE SHOW BOOK OF TRUE TALES
ICON FILMS    Book Number: 85672
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Out of the box British eccentricity with cold cases to heat up your inner detective, epic fails, good sports, great British heists, and escapes, medical curios, music, maths, stars turning up in st...
BRITISH CONCENTRATION CAMPS: A Brief History from 1900-1975
SIMON WEBB    Book Number: 84186
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Astonishingly, it seems that Britain, rather than Germany, was responsible for the widespread use of concentration camps during the 20th century. The book describes in detail the camps run in Scot...
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...
WHY SAVE THE BANKERS?
THOMAS PIKETTY    Book Number: 85837
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Professor at the LSE, Piketty's work has proved that unfettered markets lead to increasing inequality. Without meaningful regulation, capitalist economies will concentrate wealth in an ever-smaller...
WORLD ORDER
HENRY KISSINGER    Book Number: 85838
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World Order is the summation of Henry Kissinger's thinking about history, strategy and statecraft. It examines the great tectonic plates of history and the motivations of nations, explaining the a...
WAR REPORT: BBC Dispatches from the Front Line, 1944-45
EDIT. BY D. HAWKINS & M. JONES    Book Number: 86035
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War Report was first broadcast from the beaches of Normandy in June 1944. It was a landmark for the BBC and for combat reporting and gave millions of listeners daily updates on the Armed Forces' p...
WHAT THE SUFFRAGISTS DID NEXT
MAVIS CURTIS    Book Number: 86037
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Sub-titled 'How the Fight for Women's Rights Went On', Mavis Curtis explores the work of eight women who helped promote the cause of women's rights and social equality - Eleanor Rathbone, Ellen Wil...
NEW YORK TIMES THE TIMES OF THE SEVENTIES
EDITED BY CLYDE HABERMAN    Book Number: 85969
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Diana Ross and Jimi Hendrix. Watergate, the Vietnam War and the oil crisis. Bell bottoms, platforms and disco. The 70s was a decade of extraordinary changes in culture, politics and iconic personal...
ATTACK OF THE 50FT. WOMEN
CATHERINE MAYER    Book Number: 86089
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Globally, women own less and earn less than men, often in the worse and worst-regulated jobs, undertake the lionesses' share of care giving and unpaid domestic labour, and are subject to discrimina...
YOUNG KIM PHILBY
EDWARD HARRISON    Book Number: 85016
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This new biography of the notorious traitor re-examines the crucial early years of Soviet spy and British Intelligence Officer, Kim Philby's work as a Soviet agent using private papers and document...
END OF HISTORY AND THE LAST MAN
FRANCIS FUKUYAMA    Book Number: 86214
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The Penguin 20th anniversary edition of the 1992 original by the Harvard University scholar, the book became an international bestseller which questioned why we think that history should have a dir...
MAIL OBSESSION: A Journey Round Britain by Postcode
MARK MASON    Book Number: 86240
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When Mark Mason decided to visit all the 124 British postcode areas and bring back at least one fascinating fact from each of them, he embarked on a project that appeals to the inner nerd in everyb...
NEW YORK MID-CENTURY: Post War Capital of Culture 1945-1965
ANNIE COHEN-SOLAL ET AL    Book Number: 86251
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The former Editor of The New Yorker is one of the award-winning art and architecture critics who bring alive the influential critics and patrons, legendary galleries and artists themselves, from Po...
RED COLOR NEWS SOLDIER
LI ZHENSHENG    Book Number: 86258
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Red-Color News Soldier is the literal translation of the four Chinese characters printed on the armband first given to Li Zhensheng and his rebel group in Beijing at the end of 1966, eight months a...
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...
BOUTIQUE LONDON: A History: King's Road to Carnaby Street
RICHARD LESTER    Book Number: 86062
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To the style-conscious sixties Londoner only two places mattered - the King's Road and Carnaby Street. By the end of the decade the whole world had caught on and flocked to see and be seen, to take...
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...
HUBRIS: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century
ALISTAIR HORNE    Book Number: 86152
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'Hubris' is defined in Greek tragedy as excessive human pride that challenges the gods and ultimately leads to the total destruction of the offender. Sir Alistair Horne meticulously traces six batt...
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