Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

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Modern History/Current Affairs

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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...
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,...
BLOOD, OIL AND THE AXIS
JOHN BROICH    Book Number: 89669
Published price: £25
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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'...
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 ...
CLASSICAL SCHOOL:
CALLUM WILLIAMS    Book Number: 90856
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This is an education on economics wrapped up in the fascinating history of 20 people who have shaped nations through their philosophy, all written with an engaging but clear tone that draws in both...
RUIN AND RENEWAL:
PAUL BETTS    Book Number: 90883
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Kenneth Clark and Mary Beard both presented television programmes entitled "Civilisation", 50 years apart, and both admitted the difficulty of defining what the term actually means. The author of ...
CHINA'S GREAT WALL OF DEBT
DINNY MCMAHON    Book Number: 89744
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Sub-titled 'Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans and the End of the Chinese Miracle' this is a penetrating examination of the country's opaque financial system and the complex factors of demog...
SMALL MEN ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY
ED WEST    Book Number: 89760
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Sub-titled 'The Decline, Fall and Unlikely Return of Conservatism' the book asks what is wrong with conservatism? Why is that, no matter how many elections they win, Conservatives tend to lose alm...
GANDHI, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY:
MOHANDAS K. GANDHI    Book Number: 91012
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Known as Mahatma Gandhi, this popular and influential book covers the period from his birth in 1869 to the year 1921, describing his childhood, schooldays, early marriage, journeys abroad, legal st...
HOW DEMOCRACIES DIE: What History Reveals About Our Future
STEVEN LEVITSKY & D. ZIBLATT    Book Number: 91021
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Two Harvard Professors of Government, Levitsky and Ziblatt turn to the histories of countries where democracy has fallen foul of dictatorial regimes, such as Pinochet's in Chile and Erdogan's Turke...
WORLD BENEATH THEIR FEET
SCOTT ELLSWORTH    Book Number: 91133
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Sub-titled 'The British, The Americans, The Nazis and the Race to Summit the Himalayas', this gripping book was shortlisted in 2020 for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. It is an unforgett...
DAY LIKE TODAY: Memoirs
JOHN HUMPHRYS    Book Number: 91134
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The bombshell book that everyone was talking about by the radio genius and maestro of Mastermind, John Humphrys has been a journalist with the BBC for a record-breaking 50 years. He has reported f...
END OF MODERN HISTORY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
BERNARD LEWIS    Book Number: 91145
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For the first time in almost 200 years, the rulers, and to some extent the peoples of the Middle East, must accept responsibility for their own affairs, to make and recognise their own mistakes, an...
FIGHT FOR BEAUTY: Our Path to a Better Future
FIONA REYNOLDS    Book Number: 91147
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A passionately written clarion call to all who value the quality of beauty in their surroundings which shines light on those inspired to try to reverse the damage done to wildlife and the landscape...
BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN
FRANCOISE FRENKEL    Book Number: 90782
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A French equivalent to the anonymous 'A Woman In Berlin' (which we stock code 91513), and a non-fiction counterpoint to Suite Française, the author who died in 1975 writes that it is 'the duty of ...
PERSONALS: The Human Stories Behind the Small Ads
BRIAN O'CONNELL    Book Number: 91317
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'Charming and often moving...The Personals is full of great stories - from sad to quirky to funny to the odd time baffling - as Brian tracks down the back-story to such unusual items for sale as a ...
MODERNISTS & MAVERICKS
MARTIN GAYFORD    Book Number: 91486
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Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Gillian Ayres, Frank Bowling and Howard Hodgkin were among a number of acclaimed artists painting in London from the Secon...
WONDERS: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show
JOHN WOOLF    Book Number: 91514
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Long underestimated in history, here are the details of extraordinary lives which turn our notions of Victorian prudery, propriety and voyeurism upside down. Dwarfs, giants, bearded ladies, Siames...
GREAT CRASH
SELWYN PARKER    Book Number: 91524
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Sub-titled 'How the Stock Market Crash of 1929 Plunged the World Into Depression', this 2008 book has been updated in 2021 with a new epilogue that covers the Covid-19 Collapse. It is the story of...
ALLIES STRIKE BACK 1941-1943
JAMES HOLLAND    Book Number: 91321
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Bestselling historian James Holland uses new research to challenge our assumptions and reframe our understanding of this momentous conflict. This stand alone monumental volume is actually volume t...
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