Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

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MADIBA: The Reader's Digest Tribute to Nelson Mandela
NELSON MADELA & JOHN CARLIN    Book Number: 80658
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In 2005, Reader's Digest spoke with Nelson Mandela and explored his hopes, concerns and faiths for the future of his beloved South Africa. In 1990 he walked out of prison, free after 27 years, to ...
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 ...
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...
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...
AFRICAN EXODUS: Migration and the Future of Europe
ASFA-WOSSEN ASSERATE    Book Number: 87697
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Cambridge educated author Asserate is a member of the Imperial House of Ethiopia, who became a refugee in 1974 after the overthrow of the monarchy. He works as a consultant for African and Middle ...
STREET SPIRIT: The Power of Protest and Mischief
STEVE CRAWSHAW    Book Number: 88322
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Published in association with Amnesty International this remarkable book is a celebration of some of the most creative protests from around the world which have used humour and courage to bring abo...
BETWEEN THE WARS
PHILIP ZIEGLER    Book Number: 88808
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Cultural, social, political and military historian Philip Ziegler examines the major international turning points between 1919 and 1939 with his keen eye for anecdote and elegant prose and calm and...
FASCISM: A Warning
MADELINE ALBRIGHT    Book Number: 88778
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The first woman to serve as US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright presents a personal and urgent examination of fascism in the 20th century, and how its legacies shape today's world. The 20th c...
LAST HURRAH: The 1947 Royal Tour of Southern Africa
GRAHAM VINEY    Book Number: 89368
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The Royal Tour of Southern Africa, 17 February - 23 April 1947, marked both the high-water mark of the British Empire and the point at which it began to unravel. Ostensibly the purpose of the tour,...
OXFORDSHIRE CUSTOMS, SPORTS AND TRADITIONS
MARILYN YURDAN    Book Number: 89528
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Carefree days are captured in this nostalgic collection of archive pictures ranging from the Sealed Knot Society re-enactment of the Civil War, Cropredy Village Fair with people in period costume, ...
WHITE
BRET EASTON ELLIS    Book Number: 89611
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In the words of the Sunday Telegraph about this author 'A rebel whose work is controversial precisely because its sinister themes are so dextrously written.' One of the most gifted and serious nov...
WTF?
ROBERT PESTON    Book Number: 89650
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Framed by two letters to his father who died in early 2016, the book is Robert Peston's highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years have got so badly wrong, and what we need t...
BLOOD, OIL AND THE AXIS
JOHN BROICH    Book Number: 89669
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Sub-titled 'The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State in Iraq and the Levant, 1941' this work of history is poised to become the definitive chronicle of the Axis's menacing play for the territo...
ELIZABETHANS: How Modern Britain was Forged
ANDREW MARR    Book Number: 89853
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The BBC political editor praises the sung and unsung players of the modern Elizabethan era, charting people from all corners of the country and those who emigrated to it from Sylvia Plath to Elvis ...
CORNER SHOP
BABITA SHARMA    Book Number: 89965
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Sub-titled 'Shopkeepers, The Sharmas and the Making of Modern Britain', this was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, full of characters, gossip and the richness of a local community. Britain is a nati...
DOING BUSINESS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
DONNA MARSH    Book Number: 89796
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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...
TRIBE: MADE IN BRITAIN: A Personal History
MARTIN ROACH ET AL    Book Number: 90157
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First hand interviews with key players from pivotal moments in youth culture - skinheads, goths, punks, grebos, scooter boys, ravers, casuals, Two Tone, Mods, rockers, bikers, psychobilly - British...
FROM DUNCANSBY HEAD TO THE SOLWAY FIRTH
MIKE SMYLIE    Book Number: 90049
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Sub-titled ' The Fishing Industry Through Time', here is a fascinating selection of photographs showing the changing and developing harbours. Since the 1970s the fishing industry has been under pr...
YOUR CALL
JEREMY VINE    Book Number: 90220
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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...
DOOMSDAY MACHINE: Confessions of A Nuclear War Planner
DANIEL ELLSBERG    Book Number: 90236
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Former presidential advisor Daniel Ellsberg famously took the Pentagon Papers and also took with him a cache of Top-Secret documents related to America's nuclear programme in the 1960s. Here for t...
ROMANIFESTO: Modern Lessons from Classical Politics
ASA BENNETT    Book Number: 90267
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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...
WEARING THE TROUSERS
DON CHAPMAN    Book Number: 90279
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Sub-titled 'Fashion, Freedom and the Rise of the Modern Woman', in the 1850s a craze swept through the wardrobes of the women of British and American society. These 'bloomers', wearing their new l...
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN
BORIS STARLING & D. BRADBURY    Book Number: 90302
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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
PIERS MORGAN    Book Number: 90312
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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...
JAILBIRDS: Lessons From A Women's Prison
MIM SKINNER    Book Number: 90409
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Darkly funny, breathtakingly poignant and stark in its revelations about the UK's attitude towards people on the fringes of society and women in general, this is a book about the individual stories...
RED DAUGHTER
JOHN BURNHAM SCHWARTZ    Book Number: 90414
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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...
TREVOR MCDONALD: An Improbable Life
TREVOR MCDONALD    Book Number: 90432
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Sir Trevor McDonald, now in his eighties, has been a leading figure in British news reporting for 50 years. Starting his career in Trinidad on the island's radio station, he had parents who taught ...
CHASING THE MOON: How America Beat Russia in the Space Race
ROBERT STONE    Book Number: 90514
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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...
MACARTHUR'S SPIES
PETER EISNER    Book Number: 90447
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Just hours after the surprise assault on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Japanese planes launched a second attack 5,300 miles away, bombing US military airfields surrounding Manila. They wiped out ...
AGENT M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight
HENRY HEMMING    Book Number: 90545
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Spying is the art of knowing who to trust, and who to betray. Maxwell Knight was perhaps the greatest spymaster in history, rumoured to be the real-life inspiration for the James Bond character 'M'...
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