Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History/Current Affairs

Modern History and Current Affairs, economics and 20th century events. Major historians from TV and the academic world in print, in full, in their own words.

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SILVER, SWORD AND STONE: The Story of Latin America
MARIE ARANA    Book Number: 88120
Published price: £30
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Peruvian by birth, Marie Arana uses three contemporary lives in Latin America to examine the history and social conditions that have made the sub-continent what it is today. Leonor Gonzales is a s...
ELIZABETH: The Queen and the Crown
SARAH GRISTWOOD    Book Number: 88127
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'I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong' said Princess Elizab...
SHARP: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion
MICHELLE DEAN    Book Number: 88301
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"Sharp" was the word applied to each of the 12 female opinion-formers of the 20th century who are featured in this fascinating book. Their lives were often intertwined, sometimes through mutual adm...
OUR HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY
COMPILED BY TRAVIS ELBOROUGH    Book Number: 88243
Published price: £25
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Modern history as told in diaries, letters and journals and compiled by one of Britain's finest pop culture historians, we eavesdrop on the extraordinary and ordinary men and women who lived throug...
STREET SPIRIT: The Power of Protest and Mischief
STEVE CRAWSHAW    Book Number: 88322
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Published in association with Amnesty International this remarkable book is a celebration of some of the most creative protests from around the world which have used humour and courage to bring abo...
CULTURAL COHESION: The Essential Essays
CLIVE JAMES    Book Number: 87567
Published price: $21.95
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Clive James is celebrated as a superb entertainer, but he was also clever, cultured and outspoken, as this collection of 49 reviews triumphantly demonstrates. Originally published in 2003, the book...
SYRIA: An Outline History
JOHN GRAINGER    Book Number: 87835
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In its historical, wider sense, Syria includes modern Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine and Jordan. It has always been at the centre of events of world importance. It was in this region that pasto...
WAR THAT NEVER ENDED:
GORDON KERR    Book Number: 88382
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The Korean War of 1950-53 "ended" in a frustrating stalemate, the ramifications still of huge significance today. Although an armistice was signed in July 1953, no official peace treaty was ever ag...
AGE OF DISCOVERY:
IAN GOLDIN & CHRIS KUTARNA    Book Number: 88424
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This highly original cultural and intellectual history argues that our contemporary world is facing many of the same challenges that were characteristic of the European Renaissance in the 15th and ...
FEAR AND THE FREEDOM: How the Second World War Changed Us
KEITH LOWE    Book Number: 88426
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In 2014 the leaders of 20 nations, with the Queen and Barack Obama prominent among them, met in France to celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. World War II left a global legacy and this ambiti...
21ST CENTURY WORKFORCES & WORKPLACES
STEPHEN BEVAN ET AL    Book Number: 88385
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Are permanent, long-term jobs a thing of the past? Does work have to be in a 'place' or office? How will future managers be selected, educated and developed? What is the future for trade unions?...
BEST MINDS OF MY GENERATION: A Literary History of the Beats
ALLEN GINSBERG    Book Number: 88437
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The cover quote nails it: "I don't remember much anymore, I can't remember who f**ked who, when, or who wrote what anymore, and this may be one of the last times I'll actually be able to remember t...
DON'T LET MY PAST BE YOUR FUTURE: A Call to Arms
HARRY SMITH    Book Number: 88589
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Born into extreme poverty in Barnsley in 1923, Harry Leslie Smith survived the Great Depression by working as a child labourer and served his country in the RAF during WWII. Along with many of his...
RED OR DEAD
DAVID PEACE    Book Number: 88724
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In 1959, Liverpool Football Club was in the Second Division. They had never won the FA Cup. 15 seasons later, the club had won three League titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup. Liverpool Footba...
COLD WARRIORS
DUNCAN WHITE    Book Number: 88851
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Full of clandestine cross-border flights, double crossings, arrests, internments and interrogations, here is an icy age of history and the role of literature in the Cold War. Richly populated with...
MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY
MO MOULTON    Book Number: 88859
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Renowned crime novelist Dorothy L. Sayers is the focus of this group biography of Oxford women who stood at the vanguard of equal rights and feminism. In 1912 she and five friends founded a writin...
ARCHIPELAGO: ITALY SINCE 1945
JOHN FOOT    Book Number: 88758
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How did a nation decimated by the Second World War rise to boast the fastest-growing economy in the world in the 1960s? How has a country continued to survive the assimilation of fascists into soci...
CHASING THE MOON: The Story of The Space Race
ROBERT STONE & ALAN ANDRES    Book Number: 88763
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3...2...1... We have lift off! More than one fifth of the people on the planet paused to watch the live transmission of the Apollo 11 mission. This book shares the untold stories of those who made ...
BETWEEN THE WARS
PHILIP ZIEGLER    Book Number: 88808
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Cultural, social, political and military historian Philip Ziegler examines the major international turning points between 1919 and 1939 with his keen eye for anecdote and elegant prose and calm and...
SKRIPAL FILES
MARK URBAN    Book Number: 88837
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Sub-titled 'The Life and Near Death of A Russian Spy' here is the explosive story of the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergai Skripal and what it reveals about the growing clandestine conflic...
IN THE CLOSET OF THE VATICAN
FREDERIC MARTEL    Book Number: 88692
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Sub-titled 'Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy' this massive book exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. It is a brilliant piece of investigative writing bas...
RED RIVER GIRL:  A Journey Into The Dark Heart Of Canada
JOANNA JOLLY    Book Number: 89001
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We are transported to Sagkeeng First Nation Reserve, under a wide sky where the birch and aspen are turning yellow in the late summer sun. On 17th August 2014, the body of 15 year old Indigenous r...
CHANEL'S RIVIERA: Life, Love and The Struggle for Survival
ANNE DE COURCY    Book Number: 89162
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Coco Chanel may have been the best dress designer in history and the French Riviera was arguably one of the most famous pieces of coastline. In 1930, the two cultural titans were combined when Chan...
AFRICA: A Modern History
GUY ARNOLD    Book Number: 89085
Published price: £40
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A tub thumping heavyweight 1136 page reissue of a monumental history first published in 2005, a magisterial and sweeping history of modern Africa. This vast, brilliant and ground-breaking book cov...
TODAY: A History of Our World Through 60 Years
EDITED BY EDWARD STOURTON    Book Number: 89089
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With forewords by Nick Robinson and Martha Kearney, BBC Radio 4's Today programme is celebrated in this first ever book about the iconic programme with 60 world-changing stories as they were broadc...
WHY WE GET THE WRONG POLITICIANS
ISABEL HARDMAN    Book Number: 89156
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Why have we lost faith in politicians, and how can we fix our system of government? Here is a fascinating insider's view from the Westminster bubble which does much to puncture the myths that surr...
CHURCHILL & ORWELL: The Fight for Freedom
THOMAS E. RICKS    Book Number: 88941
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Historian Simon Schama called Winston Churchill and George Orwell 'the architects of their time'. The two never met, but their parallel lives and views on how society should function, their ideas ...
IN EUROPE'S SHADOW
ROBERT D. KAPLAN    Book Number: 88945
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Sub-titled 'Two Cold Wars and A 30 Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond', here is a potent examination of the forces that will determine Europe's fate in the postmodern age. Kaplan is a bestsel...
FASCISM: A Warning
MADELINE ALBRIGHT    Book Number: 88778
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The first woman to serve as US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright presents a personal and urgent examination of fascism in the 20th century, and how its legacies shape today's world. The 20th c...
ANATOMY OF A SPY: A History of Espionage and Betrayal
MICHAEL SMITH    Book Number: 89266
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Money, patriotism, sexual relationships, adventurers, fantasists and psychopaths, either taking revenge or doing the right thing is the topic of this intelligence book by the award-winning BBC jour...
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