Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

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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...
STALIN'S ENGLISHMAN
ANDREW LOWNIE    Book Number: 86171
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Guy Burgess, the Cold War and the Cambridge Spy Ring are the subjects of this first, full-scale biography telling the extraordinary true story of the man at the heart of Cold War espionage. Fascin...
CAMPAIGNS OF ALEXANDER OF TUNIS 1940-1945
ADRIAN STEWART    Book Number: 86359
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'Nothing ever disturbed or rattled him, and duty was a full satisfaction in itself, especially if it seemed perilous and hard. But all this was combined with so gay and easier manner that the pleas...
HITLER'S ATLANTIC WALL: Pas de Calais
PAUL WILLIAMS    Book Number: 86369
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From the well respected Battleground Europe series by Pen & Sword military books, this title joins over 100 previously published titles in the series. They are well written and highly illustrated ...
LAST WOLF: The Hidden Springs of Englishness
ROBERT WINDER    Book Number: 86326
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By the author of 'Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain', here is a digestible and whimsical history of Britain, and an engaging ramble through the wool towns and open ranges of me...
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
DOMINIC SANDBROOK    Book Number: 86334
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Sub-titled 'A History of Britain From Suez to The Beatles'. This spectacular history of the 1960s is a history of Britain from the bloodshed of the Suez Crisis to the giddy heyday of Beatlemania, ...
WHITE HEAT: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties
DOMINIC SANDBROOK    Book Number: 86347
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As 1963 drew to a close, Harold Wilson's famous words captured the optimistic spirit of a society in the midst of breathtaking political, cultural and technological change. From the gaudy pleasure...
ANTI-SEMITISM
FREDERIC RAPHAEL    Book Number: 86399
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'The question remains why generation after generation, of never more than a few million human beings, of differing ambitions, appearances, allegiances and locations, have been labelled 'Bloody Jews...
CAPITALISM: Money, Morals and Markets
JOHN PLENDER    Book Number: 86401
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The great financial crisis that began in 2008 with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the US investment bank, has been the worst since the Wall Street Crash of 1929. What the crisis did was to provok...
REPORTING ON HITLER: Rothay Reynolds and the British Press
WILL WAINEWRIGHT    Book Number: 86418
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Allegedly the only person capable of holding Hitler's intense gaze, Rothay Reynolds was a leading foreign correspondent between the wars, running the Daily Mail's Berlin bureau throughout the 1920s...
WEALTH SECRETS OF THE ONE PERCENT
SAM WILKIN    Book Number: 86425
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One of life's most enduring questions is "Why is it so hard to get rich?" Rich in this case being not merely comfortable, but money-to-burn type rich. Business economist Sam Wilkin shows us the re...
JOHN MAJOR: An Unsuccessful Prime Minister?
KEVIN HICKSON & BEN WILLIAMS    Book Number: 86716
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If you have read Gyles Brandreth's marvellous book 'Breaking the Code' (code 85710) about his ten years inside the Chief Whip's office in Westminster, you will know that he rated the intellect, cha...
1966: From Good Vibrations to World Cup Victory
PAUL FEENEY    Book Number: 86729
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It was the year England won football's World Cup and the blonde Bobby Moore was lifted onto the shoulders of his teammates, holding high the gleaming golden trophy having defeated the Germans. '66...
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 ...
HAROLD WILSON: The Unprincipled Prime Minister?
ANDREW CRINES & KEVIN HICKSON    Book Number: 86759
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'Reappraising Harold Wilson' is the sub-title of a book published to mark the 50th anniversary of Wilson's most impressive general election victory and 40 years since his dramatic resignation as Pr...
LIVING THE COLD WAR: Memoirs of a British Diplomat
CHRISTOPHER MALLABY    Book Number: 86773
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Sir Christopher Mallaby joined the UK Diplomatic Service from Cambridge University in 1959 and was British Ambassador to Germany 1988-92 and to France 1993-96. Diplomacy is an art form, and Mallab...
LOST LIONS OF JUDAH
CHRISTOPHER OTHEN    Book Number: 86774
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Sub-titled 'Haile Selassie's Mongrel Foreign Legion 1935-41', written by an academic who has discussed lost causes with political extremists and got drunk with an ex-mujahidin who knew Osama Bin La...
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...
CLEMENT ATTLEE: The Inevitable Prime Minister
MICHAEL JAGO    Book Number: 86402
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The newly updated paperback edition which traces the life of a middle-class lawyer's son who, appalled by the squalid living conditions in London's East End, relentlessly pursued his ambition to cr...
A SUPPOSEDLY FUN THING I'LL NEVER DO AGAIN
DAVID FOSTER WALLACE    Book Number: 86856
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Harper's Magazine 1992-96, the Harvard Book Review and Esquire are some of the publications in which these brilliant essays first appeared and this collection was first published in the USA in 1997...
CONSIDER THE LOBSTER AND OTHER ESSAYS
DAVID FOSTER-WALLACE    Book Number: 86859
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A companion to A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again code 86856 here is the visionary, craftsman and comedian back again with a subversive and hit collection. Do lobsters feel pain? Did Fran...
BLOOD AND SAND: Suez, Hungary
ALEX VON TUNZELMANN    Book Number: 86474
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March 1956 at the Savoy Hotel in London. Anthony Nutting, as part of his ministerial duties at the British Foreign Office, had completed a plan for the United Nations police force takeover of Brit...
THE FLIGHT
DAN HAMPTON    Book Number: 86480
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Sub-titled 'Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing' this book is written by 'one of the most decorated pilots in Air Force history' - New York Post. It is a unique in-...
OSTEND: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth
VOLKER WEIDERMANN    Book Number: 86493
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Capturing beautifully the feeling of departure, here is a meeting of the crème de la crème of exiled German writers during a summer of farewells. It is the summer of 1936 and the writer Stefan Zwe...
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...
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