Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

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GRAVE NEW WORLD
STEPHEN D. KING    Book Number: 86575
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Sub-titled 'The End of Globalisation, The Return of History', the book asks why globalisation is being rejected. What will a world ruled by rival states with conflicting aims look like and will th...
THE RETURN: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between
HISHAM MATAR    Book Number: 86592
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Born in New York City to Libyan parents, Hisham Matar spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo and has lived most of his adult life in London. His first novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Pr...
A SUPPOSEDLY FUN THING I'LL NEVER DO AGAIN
DAVID FOSTER WALLACE    Book Number: 86856
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Harper's Magazine 1992-96, the Harvard Book Review and Esquire are some of the publications in which these brilliant essays first appeared and this collection was first published in the USA in 1997...
PERFECT WIVES IN IDEAL HOMES
VIRGINIA NICHOLSON    Book Number: 86844
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The title of this book is a nod towards an omnipresent and inescapable 1950s fantasy world where for a generation of men and women marriage and home were the twin pinnacles of aspiration. Virginia...
ZERO FOOTPRINT
SIMON CHASE & RALPH PEZZULLO    Book Number: 86855
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Armoured cars, burner phones, cutting-edge weaponry, top-secret missions - this is the life of today's private military contractor. Like Simon Chase, many PMCs were once the world's top military o...
PIMP STATE: Sex, Money and the Future of Equality
CAT BANYARD    Book Number: 87039
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Never before have prostitution, strip clubs and pornography been as profitable, widely used or embedded in mainstream culture as they are today. This prompts many questions - should it be legal to...
HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE
ANDREW KEEN    Book Number: 87176
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Sub-titled 'Staying Human in the Digital Age', "Keen offers tools for righting our societies and principals" - in the words of Steve Jobs. He has been described as 'a visionary critic' and 'one of...
NO ROOM FOR SMALL DREAMS
SHIMON PERES    Book Number: 87182
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Sub-titled 'Courage, Imagination and the Making of Modern Israel' in the words of Barack Obama "All of us have much to learn from his story, which now belongs to the ages." In 1934, 11 year old Sh...
SIEGE: Trump Under Fire
MICHAEL WOLFF    Book Number: 87183
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"The President made his familiar stink-in-the-room face, then waved his hands as though to ward off a bug". Just one year into Donald Trump's term as President, Michael Wolff told the electrifying...
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...
AFTER THE BERLIN WALL
CHRISTOPHER HILTON    Book Number: 87394
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Sub-titled 'Putting Two Germanys Back Together Again', in the aftermath of the Second World War, Germany would be divided and Germans forced to live in different countries, East and West, with a wa...
ANTISEMITISM: The Oldest Hatred
JOHN MANN    Book Number: 87396
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Ranging from the writings of Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Jean-Paul Sartre to George Washington, Jesse Jackson, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Emile Zola and on Zionism Anwar Sadat and others, ...
PEOPLE LIKE US
SASHA GUSOV & AMANDA RENSHAW    Book Number: 87370
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This candid-camera collection of photos from round the world covers just about every important aspect of life: eating, sleeping, texting, shopping, dressing, undressing, sunbathing, ogling, changin...
BRAZIL: The Fortunes of War
NEILL LOCHERY    Book Number: 87560
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War! What is it good for? Well, for Brazil, generating enormous wealth and fundamentally transforming its economy and infrastructure. In this fast-paced of analysis of war and diplomatic intrigue N...
SYRIA: A History of the Last Hundred Years
JOHN MCHUGO    Book Number: 87598
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The "Arab Spring" which began in Tunisia in 2010 reached Syria the following year and was the start of that country's present calamitous condition. President Bashar al-Assad met civil unrest with e...
FEMINIST REVOLUTION
BONNIE MORRIS & D. M. WITHERS    Book Number: 87676
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Sub-titled 'The Struggle For Women's Liberation 1966-1988', today slut shaming and misinformation continue and despite the huge advances made by the women's liberation movements, entrenched views o...
AFRICAN EXODUS: Migration and the Future of Europe
ASFA-WOSSEN ASSERATE    Book Number: 87697
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Cambridge educated author Asserate is a member of the Imperial House of Ethiopia, who became a refugee in 1974 after the overthrow of the monarchy. He works as a consultant for African and Middle ...
COMMONS AND LORDS: A Short Anthropology of Parliament
EMMA CREWE    Book Number: 87705
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Not just for the sake of democracy, but also because the surprises it contains challenge our understanding of British politics, this excellent little book pulls back the curtain on both the upper H...
JOINING THE DOTS: A Woman In Her Time
JULIET GARDINER    Book Number: 87755
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Age 16 in 1960, Juliet Gardiner was writing 'amusing' anecdotes to the Letters Page of Woman's Realm and had run away from home. It was the start of a decade that was to be momentous in changing B...
NEIN! Standing Up to Hitler 1935-1944
PADDY ASHDOWN & S. YOUNG    Book Number: 87759
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Told for the very first time is the story of those at the very top of Hitler's Germany who tried to prevent the Second World War and then to deny Hitler victory. Based on newly released files, the...
OUT OF THE ORDINARY: True Tales of Everyday Craziness
JON RONSON    Book Number: 87940
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From a collection of his journalism from The Guardian, Jon Ronson turns his attention to irrational beliefs close to home. His subjects have included people who believe that goats can be killed by...
SO YOU'VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED: Updated Edition
JON RONSON    Book Number: 87941
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Now including a new chapter about the author's own experience of being publicly shamed, this is a magnificent, subtly argued and often painfully funny yet deeply serious book. It is about modern l...
THEM: Adventures with Extremists
JON RONSON    Book Number: 87942
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"This book began its life in 1995 as a series of profiles of extremist leaders, but it quickly became something stranger. My plan had been to spend time with those people who had been described as...
YOUNG SOUL REBELS: A Personal History of Northern Soul
STUART COSGROVE    Book Number: 87962
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A rollercoaster journey into the heart of a secret society and the iconic clubs The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino and the Blackpool Mecca, the infamous Bootleggers, and the DJs and crate-d...
DANDY AT DUSK: Taste and Melancholy in the 20th Century
PHILIP MANN    Book Number: 88008
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A dandy "refuses any visual distinction except elegance" and in this definitive study, hailed as a classic by arch-socialite Nicky Haslam, the author takes us through the lives and wardrobes of six...
NEVER A DULL MOMENT: 1971
DAVID HEPWORTH    Book Number: 87860
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Sub-titled 'The Year That Rock Exploded', this was indeed a golden year that saw the release of the indelible recordings of Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Who, Rod Stewart, Carole King, The Rolling...
PEARLS BEFORE POPPIES: The Story of the Red Cross Pearls
RACHEL TRETHEWEY    Book Number: 88077
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Before we commemorated with poppies, we commemorated with pearls. This was the campaign the 'Red Cross Pearls', an idea by Lady Northcliffe to raise money for the British Red Cross by collecting en...
1983: Reagan, Andropov and a World on the Brink
TAYLOR DOWNING    Book Number: 87782
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The book 'deftly takes the reader from the White House to the skies over the Kamchatka peninsula, the streets of Beirut and the corridors of the Kremlin, where anxieties over confrontational US rhe...
BOOTLE BOY: An Untidy Life in News
LES HINTON    Book Number: 88088
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When 15-year-old Bootle-born Les Hinton blagged his way into a job on the Australian paper The News he had no idea it was about to be taken over by Rupert Murdoch in a scenario that was repeated ag...
GERMAINE
ELIZA KLEINHENZ    Book Number: 88090
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One of the most influential women of the 20th century, Germaine Greer has always been an outstanding personality, tall, unconventionally dressed and telling it how it is. A convent school educatio...
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