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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EATON'S MODERN READY RECKONER: Essential Everyday Trivia
THOMAS EATON    Book Number: 89283
Published price: £9.99
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A wonderfully nostalgic book which revives the curiosities of old mixed with the complexities of the 21st century with info on everything from digital algorithms to weights and measures, SpaceX to ...
GUERNICA: Painting the End of the World
JAMES ATTLEE    Book Number: 89294
Published price: £18.99
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Pablo Picasso himself said 'Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.' Working on his masterpiece Guernica in his studio in 1937 is the very first full page archive ...
LANSDOWNE: The Last Great Whig
SIMON KERRY    Book Number: 89300
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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Simon (Earl of) Kerry is a direct descendent of Lansdowne and the current heir to his title and here he lays out facts of a remarkable but largely forgotten statesman. His great achievement is his...
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,...
SECRET WORLDS OF STEPHEN WARD: Sex, Scandal & Deadly Secrets
ANTHONY SUMMERS     Book Number: 89252
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The trial of Stephen Ward was a sham. He was made a scapegoat to divert attention away from John Profumo, and the Metropolitan Police to their great shame fabricated evidence by threatening and bu...
1930s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
EDITED BY IAN PENBERTHY    Book Number: 89500
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High quality Press Association images, just the first three photos in the first three pages are of a penny-farthing race at Herne Hill 1932, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth riding in a gold stat...
1970s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
PA PHOTOS    Book Number: 89501
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The 300 photos shown here have been chosen from the archives of the Press Association, which was founded in 1868 and now has a collection of over 15 million photographs. The 1970s was a decade of c...
OXFORDSHIRE CUSTOMS, SPORTS AND TRADITIONS
MARILYN YURDAN    Book Number: 89528
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Carefree days are captured in this nostalgic collection of archive pictures ranging from the Sealed Knot Society re-enactment of the Civil War, Cropredy Village Fair with people in period costume, ...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
EDITED BY MARTIN KEENE    Book Number: 89658
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Almost 300 Press Association images of the Queen make this book a delight to leaf through, covering 85 years from the official photo of the Duke and Duchess of York holding their first baby daughte...
BIT OF A STRETCH: The Diaries of A Prisoner
CHRIS ATKINS    Book Number: 89600
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Have you ever wondered what it's really like behind bars? Welcome to Her Majesty's Prison Service. Like most people, documentary-maker Chris Atkins didn't spend much time thinking about prisons, ...
WHITE
BRET EASTON ELLIS    Book Number: 89611
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In the words of the Sunday Telegraph about this author 'A rebel whose work is controversial precisely because its sinister themes are so dextrously written.' One of the most gifted and serious nov...
QUEST FOR QUEEN MARY
JAMES POPE-HENNESSY    Book Number: 89635
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Originally commissioned in 1959 and long out of print, this official biography of Queen Mary who died in 1953 was an unusual commission, a biography of a Queen Consort. Queen Mary's life, contrary...
WTF?
ROBERT PESTON    Book Number: 89650
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Framed by two letters to his father who died in early 2016, the book is Robert Peston's highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years have got so badly wrong, and what we need t...
100 YEARS OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION
CALLY BLACKMAN    Book Number: 89662
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Between 1520 and 1610 more than 200 collections of engravings, etchings or woodcuts were published containing plates of figures wearing clothes, particularly of their nationality and rank. The 159...
BLOOD, OIL AND THE AXIS
JOHN BROICH    Book Number: 89669
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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...
PUNCH & JUDY POLITICS: An Insiders' Guide
AYESHA HAZARIKA & TOM HAMILTON    Book Number: 89311
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Andrew Marr said of this: 'Combines a serious, rigorous analysis with excellent gossip and some hilarious personal recollections of life on the front line.' It is a splendid insider account of the...
FOR THE RECORD
DAVID CAMERON    Book Number: 89414
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"Democracy hadn't been decisive, so I would have to be." David Cameron starts his memoir the day after the election of 2010 in which the Conservative Party failed to win an overall majority. As l...
ELIZABETHANS: How Modern Britain was Forged
ANDREW MARR    Book Number: 89853
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The BBC political editor praises the sung and unsung players of the modern Elizabethan era, charting people from all corners of the country and those who emigrated to it from Sylvia Plath to Elvis ...
OUR BODIES THEIR BATTLEFIELD: What War Does to Women
CHRISTINA LAMB    Book Number: 89868
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One of Britain's leading foreign correspondents and prize winning author (and co-author of I Am Malala), this is the first major account to address the scale of rape and sexual violence in modern c...
CORNER SHOP
BABITA SHARMA    Book Number: 89965
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Sub-titled 'Shopkeepers, The Sharmas and the Making of Modern Britain', this was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, full of characters, gossip and the richness of a local community. Britain is a nati...
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...
BERLIN
RORY MACLEAN    Book Number: 89787
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The first single-volume biography of Berlin, one of the world's great cities, told via 21 portraits from medieval times to the 21st century. A city devastated by Allied bombs, divided by a Wall, t...
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...
LYING NUMBERS: How Maths and Statistics Are Twisted & Abused
HUGH BARKER    Book Number: 89804
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A readably understandable exploration of how figures are badly reported or deliberately misrepresented everywhere from political arguments and briefings to business presentations and shopping offer...
ELIZABETH: A Celebration in Photographs
JENNIE BOND    Book Number: 90106
Published price: £19.99
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The longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II became only the second British monarch to reach a Diamond Jubilee in 2012. She was crowned at Westminster Abbey in front of 8,000 guests on 2nd June...
FACTFULNESS: 10 Reasons Why We're Wrong About the World
HANS ROSLING    Book Number: 90107
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With a cover recommendation from no less than Barack Obama, this book is designed to cheer us up. There are big issues still to tackle, of course, but a questionnaire at the beginning tests 13 comm...
TRIBE: MADE IN BRITAIN: A Personal History
MARTIN ROACH ET AL    Book Number: 90157
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First hand interviews with key players from pivotal moments in youth culture - skinheads, goths, punks, grebos, scooter boys, ravers, casuals, Two Tone, Mods, rockers, bikers, psychobilly - British...
FROM DUNCANSBY HEAD TO THE SOLWAY FIRTH
MIKE SMYLIE    Book Number: 90049
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Sub-titled ' The Fishing Industry Through Time', here is a fascinating selection of photographs showing the changing and developing harbours. Since the 1970s the fishing industry has been under pr...
YOUNG ELIZABETH
GRAHAM VINEY    Book Number: 90219
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Brilliantly conveying the glamour and gruelling nature of a single royal trip, the 1947 Royal Tour of South Africa to embed 'A Commonwealth of free peoples and many races', the book vividly tells t...
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