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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JFK IN IRELAND: Four Days that Changed a President
RYAN TUBRIDY    Book Number: 71747
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The idolised, handsome and glamorous John Fitzgerald Kennedy, great-grandson of Irish immigrants, was the first and only Irish-Catholic American to be elected President of the USA. In this fully i...
PRAY FOR US SINNERS
PATRICK TAYLOR    Book Number: 74584
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In Belfast in 1973 the Troubles are raging. Two Ulstermen, two sides - on one, British Army bomb-disposal officer Marcus Richardson. On the other, Davy MacCutcheon, Provisional IRA armourer who ha...
BERLIN 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev
FEDERICK KEMPE    Book Number: 74698
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Based on a wealth of new documents and interviews, filled with fresh - sometimes startling - insights, and written with immediacy and drama, this extraordinary book takes a look at key events of th...
WHAT DID THE BABY BOOMERS EVER DO FOR US?
FRANCIS BECKETT    Book Number: 75100
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The sixties really began in 1956, when John Osborne's working class hero Jimmy Porter strutted onto the stage with his jazz trumpet and denounced the conservatism of the Edwardian twilight. By the...
WHATEVER NEXT? Reminiscences of a Journey Through Life
EARL FERRERS    Book Number: 75107
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Robin, 13th Earl Ferrers, was a unique House of Lords minister, a man admired and respected on both sides of the House. 'His book' says the Marquess of Salisbury, 'reflects these qualities and is ...
IL DUCE AND HIS WOMEN: Mussolini's Rise to Power
ROBERTO OLLA    Book Number: 75639
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In the first biography to offer insights into Mussolini's private life, using his own complete works and the recently published memoirs of two of his lovers, the author charts the main events in Mu...
SOUTH WITH THE SUN: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations:
LYNNE COX    Book Number: 75475
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Roald Amundsen, "the last of the Vikings", left his mark upon the Heroic Era as the most successful polar explorer ever. Even before his meticulously organised, pragmatic approach won the race to t...
THESE FEW PRECIOUS DAYS: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie
CHRISTOPHER ANDERSEN    Book Number: 75716
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John F. Kennedy was an unstoppable adulterer but most of his friends admitted that his wife Jackie had a special place in his heart. This fascinating book tells the story of their relationship wit...
IMMIGRANTS: Your Country Needs Them
PHILIPPE LEGRAIN    Book Number: 75939
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Nowadays, or so we are told, we are being swamped by bogus asylum seekers and infiltrated by terrorists. Our jobs are being stolen, our benefit system abused and our way of life destroyed. Why ar...
SPILLS AND SPIN: The Inside Story of BP
TOM BERGIN    Book Number: 76025
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This could be the scenario for a bestselling thriller, or the screenplay for a blockbuster film, but it is, in fact, the true story, told by an oil-industry reporter for Reuters with unique access ...
ALL ABOUT LOVE: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion
LISA APPIGNANESI    Book Number: 75886
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Love shapes our lives and our culture, our dreams and fantasies and also literature, music and of course history and the fabric of society. In this bold and intimate meditation, Lisa Appignanesi d...
WAR, COUPS AND TERROR: Pakistan's Army in Years of Turmoil
BRIAN CLOUGHLEY    Book Number: 76055
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In recent years the significance of Pakistan in global affairs has changed immensely. Previously of regional importance mostly on account of its often porous borders with Afghanistan and India, it ...
UNSINKABLE: The Full Story of the RMS Titanic
DANIEL ALLEN BUTLER    Book Number: 76005
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Continuously in print for over 13 years, the original 1998 text has here been updated in this 2012 edition in line with new information and research and the correction of spellings and errors. In ...
YOU'VE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD!
STEPHEN F. KELLY    Book Number: 76230
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Labour was still in government as the 1950s dawned, but within a short time a Conservative government took power for the rest of the decade, and in 1957 the Prime Minister Harold Macmillan told a p...
DAVID WADDINGTON MEMOIRS:
DAVID WADDINGTON    Book Number: 76283
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To give a flavour of this really unusually humorous political memoir we can do no better than to quote Michael Dobbs: 'Here are tales to treasure - opinionated, fast-moving, bullish, sometimes was...
SPICER DIARIES
MICHEAL SPICER    Book Number: 76296
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Entering Parliament as an MP in the turbulent mid-70s, Michael Spicer held office under Margaret Thatcher, then became chairman of the 1922 Committee where he refereed an accident-prone series of l...
FAMILY ALBUM: Edwardian Life in the Lake Counties
JOHN SATCHELL     Book Number: 76390
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In a uniquely important glimpse of life in Kendal and the Lake District during Edwardian times, this remarkable collection of almost 200 photographs, taken mainly between 1900 and 1908, ranges from...
AGE OF ASSASSINS:
MICHAEL NEWTON    Book Number: 76499
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These are the crimes that were supposed to change the world and some of them actually did. Few would argue that Claus von Stauffenberg's failed attempt to kill Adolf Hitler in July 1944 was not jus...
KEEPING UP WITH THE GERMANS:
PHILIP OLTERMANN    Book Number: 76509
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In 1966, in the middle of watching rather an ill-tempered football match between England and Germany, the author's parents tell him that they are going to leave their home city of Hamburg and move ...
ON THE SUBJECTION OF WOMEN
JOHN STUART MILL    Book Number: 76515
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'That the principle which regulates the existing social relations between the two sexes - the legal subordination of one sex to the other - is wrong itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to h...
ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS: Why Do They Fight? Can They Stop?
BERNARD WASSERSTEIN    Book Number: 76613
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Challenging the conventional view of the struggle as driven primarily by irrational ethnic and religious hatreds, Wasserstein focuses on largely neglected forces including population, fertility rat...
GROUND CONTROL
ANNA MINTON    Book Number: 76674
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Sub-titled 'Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First Century City' the Observer quote on the front cover says 'They sold our streets and nobody noticed...timely and powerful...revelatory.' In this a...
BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS: Life in the Roaring Twenties
ALISON MALONEY    Book Number: 76840
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After the horrors of the First World War, life was never to be the same again. Peppered with first-person accounts that convey the spirit of the era in the words of those who lived it, here is a f...
COUTURE OR TRADE: An Early Pictorial Record
HELEN REYNOLDS    Book Number: 77121
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Until the end of the 19th century, London's fashion industry had produced luxurious hand-made clothing for women of the leisured classes. At that time, however, the West End was suffering from a s...
KING: William Lyon Mackenzie King:
Allan Levine    Book Number: 77291
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Described by the conclusion of this massively detailed book as 'Canada's Greatest Prime Minister', and in the Winnipeg Free Press as a 'character of baffling complexity', Mackenzie King actually he...
ON THIS DAY IN SPORT: Landmark Events in Sport
IAN TRENT    Book Number: 77308
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Which stars of the field, course or court share your birthday? Easy. Say it is on 1st December. You just find the month of December, which the contents pages will tell you, starts on page 353, a...
LOST PEACE
ROBERT DALLEK    Book Number: 77054
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Sub-titled 'Leadership In A Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953', the author is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and noted historian. Based on a lifetime of research, this provocative seminal work looks a...
SIX MOMENTS OF CRISIS: Inside British Foreign Policy
GILL BENNETT    Book Number: 77097
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As a historian in Whitehall for over 30 years, Gill Bennett, a specialist in secret intelligence, provided advice to 12 Foreign Secretaries under six Prime Ministers, from Harold Wilson to Tony Bla...
CHINESE WHISPERS
BEN CHU    Book Number: 77365
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The author was the Economics Editor for the Independent, born in Manchester to a Chinese father and a British mother. His book is sub-titled 'Why Everything You Heard About China is Wrong' and he ...
THE SUMMIT: The Biggest Battle of the Second World War
ED CONWAY    Book Number: 77386
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The picture vividly painted here is of a three-week, intellect-sapping, emotionally draining roller-coaster of a meeting that was one of the most vital summits of the past century. Drawing minutel...
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