Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

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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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A HIGHER FORM OF KILLING
DIANA PRESTON    Book Number: 81560
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Poison gas, the torpedo, the Zeppelin, here is a startling new window onto World War One with Diana Preston's chronicle of the birth of weapons of mass destruction. Between April 22nd and May 30th...
HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS: 50 Timeless Crushes
KELLY MURPHY & HALLIE FRYD    Book Number: 81777
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Here is a completely new way of doing history: work your way through the movers and shakers by giving them a rating out of five for sexiness. Che Guevara is the irresistible intellectual on a motor...
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...
LAST GOODBYE: A History of the World in Resignation Letters
MATT POTTER    Book Number: 82205
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Goodbyes are always hard, but this collection of resignation letters is a witty and at times dangerously analytical example of goodbyes that are seemingly easy to make. Potter categorises such resi...
ALEXANDRIA: The Last Nights of Cleopatra
PETER STOTHARD    Book Number: 83121
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During the 2010 Arab Spring, Sir Peter Stothard's memoir on discovering Cleopatra was disturbed by the intense conflict occurring around the Middle East and revolution in Egypt. This personal recol...
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: A Biography
PIERRE ASSOULINE    Book Number: 82799
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Henri Cartier-Bresson is described as the 'eye of the century', a photographer whose images chartered 1920s Africa, the Spanish Republicans, Gandhi just before his assassination, and many more icon...
ANOTHER LIGHT: Jacques-Louis David to Thomas Demand
MICHAEL FRIED    Book Number: 83070
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Born in New York and educated at the greatest establishments in the US and England, Michael Fried is one of the most esteemed and influential art critics and art historians working today. Another L...
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...
RIVER OF INK: Literature, History, Art
THOMAS CHRISTENSEN    Book Number: 83936
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"To explore other times and cultures is really to explore our own time and culture." From the pen of one of the most erudite of journalists, this essay collection joins up all the cultural dots and...
EXPO FILES: Articles By The Crusading Journalist
STIEG LARSSON    Book Number: 84125
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When Stieg Larsson died suddenly and unexpectedly in November 2004, soon after delivering the manuscripts for his three crime novels in the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Millennium Trilogy series to ...
IN MY OWN TIME: Thoughts and Afterthoughts
JANE MILLER    Book Number: 84297
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60 short pithy pieces of contemplation, interesting, funny or beautiful, by a lady who became a journalist at the age of 78 having edited an academic journal called Changing English for 20 years an...
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...
DICTATORS IN CARTOONS
EDITED BY TONY HUSBAND    Book Number: 84465
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Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, Franco, Mao Zedong, tyrants from long ago, modern despots, demagogues and control freaks are lampooned in this unique collection, edited by our dear friend, the cartoonis...
WIKILEAKS FILES: The World According To US Empire
INTRODUCED BY JULIAN ASSNGE    Book Number: 84236
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When WikiLeaks published US Government documents with classification markings, two parallel campaigns began ? first, the public campaign of downplaying, diverting attention from, and reframing any ...
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...
BOMBERS AND MASH: The Domestic Front 1939-45
RAYNES MINNS    Book Number: 84539
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Packed with photos, cartoons, advertisements and posters, this fascinating book documents women's lives in wartime. The story starts with "A woman's chronology of the war", including the July 1940 ...
OLD BOYS: The Decline and Rise of the Public School
DAVID TURNER    Book Number: 84670
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Public Schools and those that have attended them are often regarded with deep suspicion or mistrust amongst people who believe they lead to preferential treatment and top jobs. Yet is this really s...
DATABASE OF DREAMS
REBECCA LEMOV    Book Number: 84693
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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
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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...
WHATEVER NEXT? Reminiscences of a Journey Through Life
EARL FERRERS    Book Number: 84935
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A charming and poignant memoir by the 13th Earl Ferrers 'A farmer who got caught up in the slipstream of politics'. He reflects on a life very well lived in contemplative musings on politics, reli...
PALESTINE BETRAYED
EFRAIM KARSH    Book Number: 84516
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On November 29th 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partition of Palestine into two independent states - one Jewish, the other Arab - linked in an economi...
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