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Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the...
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On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. While officials tried to hush up the accident, the author spent years collecting testimonies from...
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Landmarks
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Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. This is a guide...
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Globe: Life in Shakespeare's London
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A fascinating portrait of life in Shakespeare's London, seen from the theatrical perspective, by popular historian, Catharine Arnold.
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The Great Departure: Mass Migration...
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A panoramic history of the vast migration of Eastern Europeans to the West by a recent winner of a MacArthur Fellowship.
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The Cultural Revolution: A People's...
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Acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'definitive and harrowing' , this is the final volume of 'The People's Trilogy', begun by the Samuel Johnson prize-winning Mao's Great...
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Liberty or Death: The French Revolution
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A strikingly new account of the impact of the French Revolution in Paris, across the French countryside, and around the globe
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Finding the Plot: 100 Graves to Visit...
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Ann Treneman
 
In this riveting book - part travelogue, part biography, part social history - Ann Treneman of The Times takes you to some of the most interesting graves in Britain.
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Earth-Shattering Events: Earthquakes,...
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Since antiquity, on every continent, human beings in search of attractive landscapes and economic prosperity have made a Faustian bargain with the risk of devastation by an earthquake. Today, around...
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The Great Leader and the Fighter...
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A non-fiction thriller by international bestselling author Blaine Harden (Escape from Camp 14) that explores the world's most repressive state through the intertwined...
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Buy Me the Sky: The Remarkable Truth...
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Tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. From the businessman's son unable to pack his...
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Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated...
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Gregory Woods
 
A landmark account of gay and lesbian creative networks and the seismic changes they brought to twentieth-century culture
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A Passing Fury: Searching for Justice...
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A. T. Williams
 
Moving from the scripted trial of Goring, Hess and von Ribbentrop, to the makeshift courtrooms where 'minor' war criminals were prosecuted, this book tells the story of the extraordinary enterprise...
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The Secret History of the Blitz
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Joshua Levine
 
A brilliantly researched, lively and colourful portrait of how we behaved in Britain's cities during the darkest days of the Blitz
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The Hunting Season: The Execution of...
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James Harkin
 
Based on his groundbreaking reporting for Vanity Fair, journalist James Harkin's harrowing investigation into the abduction, captivity, and execution of American journalist James Foley and the fate of more than...
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Rio De Janeiro: Extreme City
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Luiz Eduardo Soares
 
Tells the story of Rio De Janeiro through the everyday lives of its people: gangsters and police, activists, politicians and struggling migrant workers, each with their own version of the...
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You Could Look it Up: The Reference...
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Jack Lynch
 
An illuminating exploration of reference books through time and across cultures, from the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi to Wikipedia.
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