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HOLIDAYS AND HIGH SOCIETY: The Golden Age of Travel
Book number: 93285 Product format: Paperback Author: LUCINDA GOSLING
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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French Riviera resorts such as Cannes, The Blue Train which whisked passengers from Paris to the Côte d'Azur overnight, smart Swiss ski resorts like St Moritz, the Venice Lido, Egypt, signified a g...
NO TRADESMEN AND NO WOMEN
Book number: 93296 Product format: Hardback Author: MICHAEL COOLICAN
Published price: £20
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Sub-titled 'The Origins of the British Civil Service', today we ask Is our Civil Service fit for purpose? Coolican takes John Reid's damning statement about the Home Office as his point of departu...
ECONOMICS FOR THE COMMON GOOD
Book number: 93487 Product format: Hardback Author: JEAN TIROLE
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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If you were to choose the time and place in which to be born, what would be your choice? Leading economist Jean Tirole believes the answer to this question is at the centre of how Economics can cr...
SECOND COMING OF THE KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s
Book number: 93500 Product format: Hardback Author: LINDA GORDON
Published price: $27.95
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The Ku Klux Klan had its origins in period following the American Civil War as an attempt to control freed Black slaves, when it quickly became known for its racist rhetoric and atrocities. It resu...
HOW I BECAME A SOCIALIST
Book number: 93395 Product format: Paperback Author: WILLIAM MORRIS
Published price: £11.99
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Designer, poet and artist as well as the author of the utopian novel 'News from Nowhere', William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the most original and inspiring socialist intellectuals of his genera...
PAGAN SPAIN
Book number: 93406 Product format: Paperback Author: RICHARD WRIGHT
Published price: $13.95
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Written by an acclaimed black American author who died in 1960, master chronicler Richard Wright brilliantly expanded his literary horizons with 'Pagan Spain'. The Spain he visited in the mid 20th...
SPANISH REPUBLICANS AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Book number: 93422 Product format: Hardback Author: JONATHAN WHITEHEAD
Published price: £25
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The Spanish Civil War raged for three years from 1936 almost until the outbreak of World War II, when the Fascist General Franco finally defeated the democratically elected Republican government. F...
STATE AND REVOLUTION
Book number: 93423 Product format: Paperback Author: VLADIMIR LENIN
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Widely considered to be one of his most important works, Lenin's State and Revolution was written in August and September 1917 in Finland, while hiding from Russia's Provisional Government which ha...
1973 ROCK AT THE CROSSROADS
Book number: 93553 Product format: Hardback Author: ANDREW GRANT JACKSON
Published price: £24.99
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From Funkadelic to Free Bird, from Iggy to Ozzy to Joni, Bowie, Dylan, Marley, Aretha, Marvin, Elton, and Neil, Jackson wisely knocks down the barricades between rock and soul and pop, between guit...
ACCESS ALL AREAS
Book number: 93554 Product format: Paperback Author: LENNY HENRY & MARCUS RYDER
Published price: £7.99
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Sir Lenny Henry rang up the Office for National Statistics to confirm something he had been thinking about for a long time. They confirmed to him that only 29.5% of the United Kingdom's population...
IN THE THICK OF IT: The Private Diaries of a Minister
Book number: 93574 Product format: Hardback Author: ALAN DUNCAN
Published price: £25
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Elected as MP for Rutland and Melton in 1992, Sir Alan Duncan has been at the heart of British politics for 30 years. He spearheaded William Hague's leadership campaign and in 2002 was the first MP...
NEW POPULISM: Democracy Stares Into the Abyss
Book number: 93583 Product format: Paperback Author: MARCO REVELLI
Published price: £16.99
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The first definitive analysis of post-2008 populism which demonstrates that with the right critical and empirical mindset it is possible to understand these movements without either deploring or em...
SECRET ART OF LOBBYING
Book number: 93596 Product format: Paperback Author: DARCY NICOLLE
Published price: £12.99
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In order to succeed in lobbying, you must first and foremost be politically aware and have knowledge of the political landscape. What is your political profile? Are you aware of who and what poli...
TEENAGE: The Creation of Youth 1875-1945
Book number: 93601 Product format: Paperback Author: JON SAVAGE
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Rolling Stone magazine said: 'Teenage is the definitive history of youth in revolt, from the gaslit age to the dawn of rock. Jon Savage captures the hell and adventure of adolescence with stunning ...
WHAT DOES JEREMY THINK?
Book number: 93606 Product format: Paperback Author: SUZANNE HEYWOOD
Published price: £10.99
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As a young civil servant, Jeremy Heywood's insightful questioning of the status quo pushed him to the centre of political power in this country for more than 25 years. He directly served four Prim...
CENTURY GIRLS: The Final Word from the Women
Book number: 93448 Product format: Hardback Author: TESSA DUNLOP
Published price: £20
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Six women who are a century old tell their stories in this amazing social history. Olive Gordon came from British Guiana in the fifties and loves talking about the time she met her husband Ray on h...
DIARY OF AN MP'S WIFE: Inside and Outside Power
Book number: 93452 Product format: Hardback Author: SASHA SWIRE
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'Of course, there is something about the phrase 'political wife' that still evokes an image of a passive, helmet-haired, jam-making woman standing silently behind her husband, either smiling admira...
LAST CALL AT THE HOTEL IMPERIAL
Book number: 93661 Product format: Hardback Author: DEBORAH COHEN
Published price: £25
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Sub-titled 'The Reporters Who Took On A World At War', we meet an astonishing group - glamorous, gutsy and irreverent to the bone. As cub reporters in the 1920s, they roamed across a war-ravaged w...
LAWFARE
Book number: 93662 Product format: Hardback Author: GEOFFREY ROBERTSON KC
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Sub-titled 'How Russians, the Rich and the Government Try to Prevent Free Speech and How to Stop Them', the author argues that the British tradition of 'free speech' is a myth. For centuries the l...
ON BLOODY SUNDAY 30.1.1972
Book number: 93666 Product format: Hardback Author: JULIEANN CAMPBELL
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'My mother warned me to look after our John - he was only 17 and too young to go on the marches. I said he'd be fine with his friends. He took shelter at the rubble barricade they shot him in the ...
1920S BERLIN
Book number: 93535 Product format: Hardback Author: RAINER METZGER
Bibliophile price: £14.00
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It was the decade of daring Expressionist canvases, of brilliant book design, of the Bauhaus total work of art, of pioneering psychology, of drag balls, cabaret, Metropolis, and Marlene Dietrich's ...
WATERLOO SUNRISE: London from the Sixties to Thatcher
Book number: 93507 Product format: Hardback Author: JOHN DAVIS
Published price: £30
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Why London? Why now? Swinging London was a journalistic phenomenon of the 1960s, headlined by designers like Mary Quant and stars of pop culture like Mick Jagger. London had been leading internati...
QI: FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK
Book number: 94094 Product format: Hardback Author: MILLER, HARKIN, RAWSON
Published price: £12.99
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Based on the TV programme The Why Workshop, this is a mind-bending collection of impossible questions viewers ask, from "Why are dusters yellow?" to "How do plant seeds know which way is Up?". For...
TOKSVIG'S ALMANAC 2021
Book number: 94103 Product format: Hardback Author: SANDI TOKSVIG
Published price: £14.99
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'If you're lucky enough to go to Fontevrault Abbey near Chinon in France, you can pay your respects to Eleanor of Aquitaine, who died in 1204. There is a splendid carving which shows her reading ev...
TOTAL WAR: A People's History of the Second World War
Book number: 94104 Product format: Hardback Author: KATE CLEMENTS, PAUL CORNISH
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £17.50
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This impressive pictorial history puts Britain's World War II in a global context, starting with the fact that a total of 60 million died, the majority civilians. Stanley Baldwin, the prime ministe...
TRAITOR KING
Book number: 94105 Product format: Hardback Author: ANDREW LOWNIE
Published price: £25
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In 1936 the abdication of King Edward VIII in order to marry Wallis Simpson dramatically divided public opinion. One of the King's high-profile supporters was Winston Churchill, who had tears in h...
TIMES GREAT EVENTS: A Modern History Spanning 200 Years
Book number: 94155 Product format: Hardback Author: EDITED BY JAMES OWEN
Published price: £20
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The Times has been synonymous with news for well over 200 years since the time of the French Revolution, reporting from the frontline of history covering conflicts that shaped the nation, among the...
BBC: A Century On Air
Book number: 93898 Product format: Hardback Author: DAVID HENDY
Published price: £25
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In 1922, three men - only one of whom had previously heard of 'broadcasting' - founded the BBC. In doing so, Arthur Burrows, Cecil Lewis, and John Reith set out to accomplish something utterly bol...
DISPATCHES
Book number: 93912 Product format: Paperback Author: MICHAEL HERR
Published price: $15.95
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Chapter one: 'Going out at night the medics gave you pills, Dexedrine breath like dead snakes kept too long in a jar... Whenever I heard something outside of our clenched little circle I'd practica...
FROM GAZA TO JERUSALEM: The Campaign for Southern Palestine
Book number: 93921 Product format: Hardback Author: STUART HADAWAY
Published price: £20
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Of particular interest given the very recent attacks in Gaza, this is fascinating background history. The Palestine campaign of 1917 saw Britain's armed forces rise from defeat to achieve stunning...
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