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 ...
THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
KARL MARX AND F. ENGLES    Book Number: 58204
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Marx's prediction that the state would wither away of its own accord has proved inaccurate, and he did not foresee the tyrannies which have ruled large parts of the globe in his name. But some of ...
IN MY OWN TIME
JANE MILLER    Book Number: 81838
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By the author of 'Thoughts on Being Old' and the acclaimed 'Crazy Age', Jane Miller first worked in publishing then as an English teacher in a London comprehensive and finally as a Professor at the...
CONSCIENCE
LOUISA THOMAS    Book Number: 83895
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In late August 1918, Norman Thomas received telegrams. One said that his brother Evan, a conscientious objector, had been hospitalised at a military training camp in Kansas during a hunger strike a...
EMPIRES APART: America and Russia From the Vikings To Iraq
BRIAN LANDERS    Book Number: 84396
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The author has a business background and career and presents a well written and piercing account of American history from its colonial beginnings to its present role as an unacknowledged empire tha...
ART OF BUSINESS: How the Chinese Got Rich
GREG CLYDESDALE    Book Number: 84537
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How many items in your home state Made in China? Looking beyond Sun Tzu, the Silk Road and Marco Polo into the past, present and future of China's inexorable economic rise, we are all aware that C...
DATABASE OF DREAMS
REBECCA LEMOV    Book Number: 84693
Published price: £25
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Sub-titled 'The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity' here is the precursor to Facebook, Twitter and today's social media, a rich account of an attempt to record the world of subjective experiences. Dec...
ROBOT: The Life Story of a Technology
LISA NOCKS    Book Number: 84711
Published price: £17.50
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Since the turn of the last century, Honda, Toyota and Sony have exhibited humanoid robots that look like diminutive suited astronauts. They can climb stairs, run, dance, communicate with their ope...
FRACKERS
GREGORY ZUCKERMAN    Book Number: 84864
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An award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter uncovers the outrageous inside story of the new energy revolution. A grizzled 83 year old rancher in south Texas owed millions of dollars to various l...
AN ORDINARY MAN
P. RUSESABAGINA & T. ZOELLNER    Book Number: 84918
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A cautionary tale of survival, here is the remarkable life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda. As the country descended into chaos during the 1994 genocide, hotel manager Paul Rus...
VANITY FAIR DIARIES 1983-1992
TINA BROWN    Book Number: 85241
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Vanity Fair represented the last word in literary prestige, social glamour and visual ravishment. It was published by Condé Montrose Nast (1872-1942), the dashing Casanova and publishing entrepren...
RETURN: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between
HISHAN MATAR    Book Number: 84981
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'I am reluctant to give Libya any more than it has already taken.' 'In the 36 years since we left Libya, my family and I had built associations with several surrogate cities: Nairobi, where we wen...
BIRTH OF A REPUBLIC
HANCHAO LU    Book Number: 85018
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During the Chinese Revolution of 1911, photographs of the upheaval were rare, but an American photographer, Francis Stafford (1884-1938), was working for Commercial Press in Shanghai, and consequen...
FIRE AND FURY: Inside the Trump White House
MICHAEL WOLFF    Book Number: 85427
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Among those running the Trump campaign there was an unspoken assumption that not only would Trump not be president, but neither should he be and even The Donald himself regarded the campaign as gre...
KEITH MOON STOLE MY LIPSTICK
Judith Wills    Book Number: 85741
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Sub-titled 'The Swinging '60s, The Glam '70s and Me', Judith Wills sang with Freddie Mercury, got high with Jim Morrison, had a strange encounter with David Bowie, babysat Kate Beckinsale, accompan...
MORE SEX, LIES AND THE BALLOT BOX
EDITED BY P. COWLEY & R. FORD    Book Number: 85750
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A follow up to code 85769, here is another 50 things you need to know about elections. 50 leading political experts delve into the fascinating field of electoral politics, shedding a light on how ...
OUT OF TIME
Lynne Segal    Book Number: 85756
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Sub-titled 'The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing', the author turns a critical eye honed by social psychology, psychoanalysis, feminism and radical politics on the vicissitudes of ageing. A proc...
BITTER PEACE: Conflict in China 1928-37
PHILIP JOWETT    Book Number: 85870
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For a long period up until the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty in 1911 the Chinese people were fed and truly believed the lie that they were superior to their Asian neighbours and it was this institu...
CITIZENS' WEALTH
ANGELA CUMMINE    Book Number: 85873
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Dr Angela Cummine, renowned macroeconomist and geopolitical analyst, opens her book with a simple question - "How can more governments be wealthier than ever, while fewer citizens enjoy the benefit...
A LIFE IN QUESTIONS
JEREMY PAXMAN    Book Number: 85647
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Paxman "looks disdainful and contemptuous and furious with his guest because he by and large is." - Andrew Marr. The no-nonsense star of BBC Newsnight, Jeremy Paxman is an incisive political inter...
ONE SHOW BOOK OF TRUE TALES
ICON FILMS    Book Number: 85672
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Out of the box British eccentricity with cold cases to heat up your inner detective, epic fails, good sports, great British heists, and escapes, medical curios, music, maths, stars turning up in st...
CLASS WAR CONSERVATISM & OTHER ESSAYS
RALPH MILIBAND    Book Number: 85809
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When, in 2013, the Daily Mail labelled Ralph Miliband "The Man Who Hated Britain", those who had worked with him - from both left and right - praised his work and character. He was lauded as "one o...
WAR REPORT: BBC Dispatches from the Front Line, 1944-45
EDIT. BY D. HAWKINS & M. JONES    Book Number: 86035
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War Report was first broadcast from the beaches of Normandy in June 1944. It was a landmark for the BBC and for combat reporting and gave millions of listeners daily updates on the Armed Forces' p...
WHAT THE SUFFRAGISTS DID NEXT
MAVIS CURTIS    Book Number: 86037
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Sub-titled 'How the Fight for Women's Rights Went On', Mavis Curtis explores the work of eight women who helped promote the cause of women's rights and social equality - Eleanor Rathbone, Ellen Wil...
ATTACK OF THE 50FT. WOMEN
CATHERINE MAYER    Book Number: 86089
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Globally, women own less and earn less than men, often in the worse and worst-regulated jobs, undertake the lionesses' share of care giving and unpaid domestic labour, and are subject to discrimina...
NEW YORK MID-CENTURY: Post War Capital of Culture 1945-1965
ANNIE COHEN-SOLAL ET AL    Book Number: 86251
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The former Editor of The New Yorker is one of the award-winning art and architecture critics who bring alive the influential critics and patrons, legendary galleries and artists themselves, from Po...
SECRET NEW YORK: An Unusual Guide
T. M. RIVES    Book Number: 86266
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In 1945, City Hall Station was shut down and remains sealed, decked with coloured tiles, Guastavino vaults and chandeliers, considered New York's handsomest station ever. Today you can see its gho...
VIVA LA REVOLUCION ERIC HOBSBAWM ON LATIN AMERICA
ERIC HOBSBAWM    Book Number: 86283
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With honorary degrees from universities in several countries, historian Eric Hobsbawm died in 2012 but when he was 85 years old, wrote that Latin America was the only region in the world outside Eu...
THE COLD WAR: History Files
MICHAEL HOPKINS    Book Number: 86147
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An academic from the University of Liverpool describes the geopolitical contest between the US and its Allies on one side, and the Soviet Union, China and their associates on the other. The Cold W...
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...
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