Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

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ZERO FOOTPRINT
SIMON CHASE & RALPH PEZZULLO    Book Number: 86855
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Armoured cars, burner phones, cutting-edge weaponry, top-secret missions - this is the life of today's private military contractor. Like Simon Chase, many PMCs were once the world's top military o...
EXCLUSIVE! The Last Days of Fleet Street
MAURICE CHITTENDEN    Book Number: 87030
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"A hilarious romp through the dying days of Fleet Street from one of its most colourful characters." - Andrew Neil. On a sunny day in August 2016, the final newspaper still working from an office ...
NOTHING IS TRUE AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE
PETER POMERANTSEV    Book Number: 87036
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A prize-winning book about adventures in modern Russia and a dizzying tour of a world of post-modern cynicism and corruption. Take a trip deep into the glittering, surreal world of 21st century Ru...
ORDER, ORDER! The Rise and Fall of Political Drinking
BEN WRIGHT    Book Number: 87037
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Like being the only sober guest at an uproarious party, here is a fascinating account of politics and drink. Alcohol breaks the ice, oils the wheels, enlivens conversations, perks one up, boosts o...
OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY: The Real Business of Finance
JOHN KAY    Book Number: 87038
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In most Western economies today, the assets and liabilities of banks exceed those of the government and the annual income of everyone in the country. But these assets and liabilities are mainly ob...
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...
YELLOW PERIL: Dr Fu Manchu and the Rise of Chinaphobia
CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING    Book Number: 87041
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Sir Christopher Frayling turns his wide-ranging cultural interest to Chinaphobia and how it arose in the West with his deep knowledge of Edwardian Sinophobia and its cultural manifestations. Richl...
BENEATH THE BIG TOP
STEVE WARD    Book Number: 87010
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A book dedicated to the author's grandchildren so that they too may tell the magical story of the circus to their grandchildren. Here is a social history of the circus in Britain: from ancient roo...
RED OCTOBER: The Revolution That Changed the World
DOUGLAS BOYD    Book Number: 86715
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"A spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of Communism." Douglas Boyd's research into Russian history began at the secret Joint Services School for Linguists, where the instructors included forme...
VINTAGE FASHION BIBLE
WAYNE & GERARDINE HEMINGWAY    Book Number: 86795
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Sub-titled 'The Style Guide To Vintage Looks 1920s-1990s', here is women's and men's daywear, women's and men's eveningwear, shoes, sportswear and accessories for every decade from the 1920s, 30s, ...
BOOK SMUGGLERS OF TIMBUKTU
CHARLIE ENGLISH    Book Number: 87056
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When Jihadists invaded Mali in 2012 threatening destruction to Timbuktu's libraries, a remarkable thing happened. A team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit the precious manuscrip...
THREAT TO DEMOCRACY
LINDA GORDON    Book Number: 87091
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Sub-titled 'The Rise of The Ku Klux Klan In The 1920s: A Warning from History'. Boasting four to six million members, the reassembled Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s dramatically changed preconceptions ...
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...
SIEGE: Trump Under Fire
MICHAEL WOLFF    Book Number: 87183
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"The President made his familiar stink-in-the-room face, then waved his hands as though to ward off a bug". Just one year into Donald Trump's term as President, Michael Wolff told the electrifying...
SIKKIM: Requiem For a Himalayan Kingdom
ANDREW DUFF    Book Number: 87184
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Here is the incredible true story of Sikkim, a tiny Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas that survived the end of the British Empire only to be annexed by India in 1975. Sikkim's last ruler was Thond...
PATRONISING BASTARDS: How the Elites Betrayed Britain
QUENTIN LETTS    Book Number: 85387
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The Parliamentary sketch writer and theatre critic for the Daily Mail loves gossip as well as hymn-singing and cricket. His target is the plotters and schemers, the "technocrats who dehumanise our...
GOODBYE TO LONDON: Radical Art and Politics in the 70s
PETER CROSS & ASTRID PROLL    Book Number: 86966
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Astrid Proll is a name that many will recall from the 1970s. Arrested and imprisoned in her native Germany in 1971 for her associations with the Baader-Meinhof group, she escaped in 1974 and fled t...
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...
CORPORATION: Gangsters. Drugs. Sex. And Violence
T. J. ENGLISH    Book Number: 87246
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The story of Cuban organised crime in America has its roots in what would become known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. Eisenhower and the CIA had a goal to take back Cuba and the invasion would becom...
1930s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
AMMONITE PRESS    Book Number: 87323
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High quality Press Association images, just the first three photos in the first three pages are of a penny-farthing race at Herne Hill 1932, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth riding in a gold stat...
SWINGING SIXTIES: An Iconic Decade in Pictures
IAN PENBERTHYM & C. WATSON    Book Number: 87353
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Mary Quant, the Beatles, Carnaby Street, King's Road, the mini, Ready-Steady-Go! and Top of the Pops, here are the fashions, the music and the groovy baby years of the sixties. Fashion and the cul...
INVENTION OF RUSSIA
ARKADY OSTROVSKY    Book Number: 87467
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Winner of the Orwell Prize, revised and updated, the book is subtitled 'The Journey From Gorbachev's Freedom To Putin's War' and is a real insider's story of Russia's post-Soviet 'counter-revolutio...
LAST PALACE
NORMAN EISEN    Book Number: 87469
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Sub-titled 'Europe's Extraordinary Century Through Five Lives and One House In Prague'. When Norman Eisen moved into the US Ambassador's residence in Prague, returning to the land his mother had f...
AFTER THE BERLIN WALL
CHRISTOPHER HILTON    Book Number: 87394
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Sub-titled 'Putting Two Germanys Back Together Again', in the aftermath of the Second World War, Germany would be divided and Germans forced to live in different countries, East and West, with a wa...
ANTISEMITISM: The Oldest Hatred
JOHN MANN    Book Number: 87396
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Ranging from the writings of Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Jean-Paul Sartre to George Washington, Jesse Jackson, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Emile Zola and on Zionism Anwar Sadat and others, ...
DANGEROUS FRONTIERS: Campaigning in Somaliland and Oman
BRYAN RAY    Book Number: 87386
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In 1948 Somaliland, in Northeast Africa, was then a British Protectorate where the author enjoyed National Service as a subaltern in the Royal Fusiliers. Part one of his book describes the life of...
17 CARNATIONS: The Royals, the Nazis
ANDREW MORTON    Book Number: 85539
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"What a smug stinking lot my relations are," wrote the former King Edward VIII to his wife Wallis Simpson in 1953, the year the playboy King was not invited to the Coronation. What few people knew ...
PEOPLE LIKE US
SASHA GUSOV & AMANDA RENSHAW    Book Number: 87370
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This candid-camera collection of photos from round the world covers just about every important aspect of life: eating, sleeping, texting, shopping, dressing, undressing, sunbathing, ogling, changin...
PHOTOGRAPHY VISIONARIES
MARY WARNER MARIEN    Book Number: 87371
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Lee Miller's study of herself in Hitler's bathtub, Ansel Adams's "Winter Sunrise on the Sierra Nevada", Margaret Bourke-White's "Liberation of Buchenwald" are photos you can never forget. But this...
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