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We Chose to Speak of War and Strife:...
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From distinguished foreign correspondent John Simpson, a fascinating history of what it is to risk life and limb to bring home news of the troubled world.
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Age of Anger: A History of the Present
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'The kind of vision the world needs right now...Pankaj Mishra shouldn't stop thinking' Christopher de Bellaigue, Financial Times 'This is the most astonishing,...
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The Naked Shore: Of the North Sea
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Saturnine and quick-tempered, the formidable North Sea is often overlooked - even by those living within a stone's throw of its steel-grey waters. But as playground,...
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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First...
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In 1474, a twenty-three year old woman ascended the throne of Castile, the largest and strongest kingdom in Spain. Ahead of her lay the considerable challenge not only...
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1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's...
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The Sixties ended a year late - on New Year's Eve 1970, when Paul McCartney initiated proceedings to wind up The Beatles. Music would never be the same again. By...
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Eat Me: A Natural and Unnatural...
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Cannibalism. It's the last, greatest taboo: the stuff of urban legends and ancient myths, airline crashes and Captain Cook. But while we might get a thrill at the...
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Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern...
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Governing from the Skies: A Global...
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The history of the war from the past one hundred years is a history of bombing
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Yuval Noah Harari
 
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? This...
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The Invention of Nature: The...
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Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt
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East West Street: On the Origins of...
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Philippe Sands
 
A uniquely personal exploration of the origins of international law, centring on the Nuremberg Trials, the city of Lviv and a secret family history
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Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories,...
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Rebecca Solnit
 
This updated edition confirms Solnit's seminal work as a timeless classic on politics and change
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Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making...
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John Higgs
 
An alternative exploration of history's most challenging century, from the author of THE KLF, 'a thing of endlessly fascinating, utterly demented genius' GUARDIAN
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A Little History of the World
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Ernst H. Gombrich; Clifford Harper;...
 
In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers...
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Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short ...
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Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? The author puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans...
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