Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

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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...
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...
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...
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...
AGE OF ASSASSINS
MICHAEL NEWTON    Book Number: 78480
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'Immense narrative verve and psychological fascination', here are the loners, idealists and fanatics who conspired to change the world. In this history of assassination in Europe and America, Mich...
THE SEASON
SOPHIE CAMPBELL    Book Number: 78508
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'It was Ladies' Day. It was mid-June. It was raining. A keen wind whistled through the wings of the gold butterfly on my head, rattling its antennae.' This lively, often tongue-cheek, account of 'T...
A CURIOUS INVITATION: The 40 Greatest Parties in Fiction
SUZETTE FIELD    Book Number: 78605
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Suzette is the wife of our dear friend the cartoonist Russell Taylor, and we remember how many hours she spent researching her glamorous book. For all us stay-at-homes, we get invited to the very ...
BURYING THE TYPEWRITER:
CARMEN BUGAN    Book Number: 79001
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Ion Bugan, the author's father, was imprisoned on the flimsiest of grounds from 1961 to 1968 - not that the secret police, or Securitate, of Romania under Ceausescu needed any. Upon his release he ...
THE NEWS: A User's Manual
ALAIN DE BOTTON    Book Number: 79456
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We all watch or listen to the news, or read about it in papers or on our tablets. We discuss it with our family and at the office, too, but often there is so much to take in that it washes over us ...
ROYAL OVER-SEAS LEAGUE
ADELE SMITH    Book Number: 80091
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One of Evelyn Wrench's most significant early achievements was securing the patronage of the King for the newly established Over-Seas Club which has continued under every subsequent monarch. Tradi...
ARENA OF AMBITION: A History of the Cambridge Union
STEPHEN PARKINSON    Book Number: 80294
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Founded in 1815, the Cambridge Union immediately became the subject of controversy when an attempt was made to shut it down on the grounds that it was interfering with students' studies. The real f...
GELLHORN: A Twentieth Century Life
CAROLINE MOOREHEAD    Book Number: 80214
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From her birth in St Louis in 1908 to her death in London in 1998, the tall, glamorous blonde passed through Africa, Cuba, Panama and most of the great cities of Europe. Martha Gellhorn's heroic c...
REVOLUTION
DEB OLIN UNFERTH    Book Number: 80231
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Sub-titled 'The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the Sandinistas' this is a very funny, honest memoir of being young, semi-idealistic, stupid and in love. It is an utterly captivating memoir o...
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 ...
WHAT THE GROWN-UPS WERE DOING
MICHELE HANSON    Book Number: 81000
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'Bosoms were the last thing I wanted. There was something terrifying about them. They had to be strapped into brassieres or they wobbled about. They stuck out and boys stared at them - which led...
A CURIOUS FRIENDSHIP:
ANN THOMASSON    Book Number: 81019
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Edith Olivier's social life as a young woman revolved round the aristocratic circles of Wilton House, where her friends including Lady Diana Cooper, Lady Violet Bonham Carter and the controversial ...
DARING MY PASSAGES: A Memoir
GAIL SHEEHY    Book Number: 80487
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Literary Manhattan and the world of New Journalism at the fledgling New York magazine is the setting for this memoir. Gail Sheehy was the author of Passages, a book that changed millions of lives ...
LIFE AND TIMES OF THE REAL WINNIE-THE-POOH
SHIRLEY HARRISON    Book Number: 81084
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A permanent memorial to a national icon, we can visit the Farnell Factory in Acton where Pooh bear was 'born', and Harrods Toy Department in 1921 where he was bought over 90 years ago as a present ...
ARIADNE OBJECTIVE:
WES DAVIS    Book Number: 80782
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In 1944 four men prepared to parachute into occupied Crete for a daring kidnap of the German General Kreipe. During months of preparation at the hideout in Cairo they assembled camouflaged equipmen...
AVOIDING ARMAGEDDON:
JEREMY BLACK    Book Number: 80790
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The period between the wars is often seen as a time of learning from the mistakes and successes of World War I and preparation for the next global conflict. But Black argues that British political ...
EMBRACE OF UNREASON: France, 1914-1940
FREDERICK BROWN    Book Number: 80826
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Focusing on writers and intellectuals, the author traces the rise of Fascist attitudes and ideologies in France that led to occupation and collaboration during World War II. Maurice Barres became i...
FLIGHT FROM THE REICH
DEBORAH DWORK & R JAN VAN PELT    Book Number: 80838
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Anne Frank was a German-Jewish refugee who officially held German nationality until Berlin stripped all Jews living outside the borders of the Reich of their citizenship. All became stateless. Th...
GANDHI BEFORE INDIA
RAMACHANDRA GUHA    Book Number: 80842
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The Bania caste occupied an ambiguous place in the Hindu social hierarchy - positioned below the two elite "upper" castes and above the two "lower" castes - they were in more than one sense "middle...
MYTH OF NOUVEAU REALISME
KAIRA CABANAS    Book Number: 80901
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Sub-titled 'Art and the Performance in Postwar France', the movement was founded in Yves Klein's Paris apartment on October 27th 1960. In the picture, left to right are: Arman, Jean Tinguely, Rotr...
PERILOUS GLORY: The Rise of Western Military Power
JOHN FRANCE    Book Number: 80909
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An opinionated and crisply argued single volume history of the not-only-Western way of war, this expansive history surveys warfare from ancient times to the current wars in the Middle East. It cha...
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY
GEOFFREY BLAINEY    Book Number: 80933
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Is it possible to condense the history of the most tumultuous century the world has ever known into one volume? Geoffrey Blainey is Australia's most prominent historian and in his previous book, A ...
UNFINISHED EMPIRE: The Global Expansion of Britain
JOHN DARWIN    Book Number: 81101
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Far from being the product of a master plan, the British Empire was shaped by a range of interests often at loggerheads with one another, as much driven on by others' weaknesses as by its own stren...
CHURCHILL
ASHLEY JACKSON    Book Number: 81210
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We already know a good deal about Winston Churchill's colourful dressing gowns, jumpsuits, unusual hats and Blenheim Bouquet cologne that he wore. The contrite pug, the last lion and the famous bu...
LIMONOV: The Outrageous Adventures
EMMANUEL CARRERE    Book Number: 81231
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A thrilling page turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia's most controversial figures. The magnetic journalist, novelist, filmmaker and chameleon Emmanuel Carrère describes h...
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