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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

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by Tim Marshall
All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements...but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture.
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The Mapmakers - A History of Stanfords

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by Peter Whitfield
We are proud to sell this wonderful book, as The Mapmakers is quite literally, all about us. One of London’s best known specialist shops, we have been trading, in Charing Cross and now Covent Garden, for more than 150 years and we are famous all over the world as a premier supplier of maps and geographical books.
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A Woman in Berlin

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by Anonymous
A Woman in Berlin is a harrowing and moving account of Berlin in the final days of war: it is the diary of an anonymous woman attempting to navigate the chaos and horrors of the 8-week period from April 1945 when Berlin fell to Russian troops.
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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

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by Peter Frankopan
For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west- in the New World of the Americas. Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure. Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to dominate global politics, commerce and culture. A major reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is...
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Love of Country: A Hebridean Journey

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by Bunting, Madeleine
Few landscapes are as iconic as the islands off the north-western Scottish coast. On the outer edge of the British Isles and facing the Atlantic Ocean, the Hebrides form part of Europe's boundary. Because of their unique position in the Atlantic archipelago, they have been at the centre of a network of ancient shipping routes which has led to a remarkable history of cultures colliding and merging. Home to a...
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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

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by Ha-Joon Chang
In this revelatory book, Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of the world, including: there's no such thing as a 'free' market Globalization isn't making the world richer; we don't live in a digital world - the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet; poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones; higher paid managers don't produce...
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Stasiland, Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

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by Anna Funder
In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. In a country where the headquarters of the secret police can become a museum literally overnight, and one in 50 East Germans were informing on their countrymen and women, there are a thousand stories just waiting to get out.
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Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags (signed and numbered Collector's Edition)

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by Tim Marshall
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month September 2016 When you see your nation's flag fluttering in the breeze, what do you feel?; For thousands of years flags have represented our hopes and dreams. We wave them. Burn them. March under their colours. And still, in the 21st century, we die for them. Flags fly at the UN, on the Arab street, from front porches in Texas. They represent the po...
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Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain (1942)

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In 1942 the United States War Department distributed a handbook to American Servicemen advising them on the peculiarities of the 'British, their country, and their ways'. This is that guide, “Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain” is a faithful reproduction of the original tome, taken from the depths of Oxfords world-renowned Bodleian library.
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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

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by Ackroyd, Peter
In Queer City Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way - through the history and experiences of its gay population. In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria ('wolf dens' or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths).
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World History in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

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by Tat Wood
What happened to the Roman Empire? Why was the Magna Carta so important? What led to the First World War? Why did the USSR collapse? World History in Minutes provides succinct answers to these questions - and many more - in 200 simple and accessible essays.
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Paradise Lost. Smyrna 1922

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by Giles Milton
Paradise Lost is a history of the great fire of Smyrna in 1922, by bestselling non-fiction author Giles Milton. A consequence of the latter days of Greco-Turkish War, the fire decimated much of the port city of Smyrna, modern day Izmir, causing death and destruction, and forcing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee. Above all Milton’s book has been noted for celebrating the heroism of individuals who ...
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Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

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by Lawrence Durrell
Lawrence Durrell’s Bitter Lemons of Cyprus blends the story of the writer’s own personal new beginning on the island with an account of the prolonged animosities between the country’s Greek and Turkish populations. The narrative, particularly Durrell’s look at the beginning of the conflict, retains its political relevance today.
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Foreign Devils on the Silk Road

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by Peter Hopkirk
Peter Hopkirk’s “Foreign Devils on the Silk Road” details the tales and adventures of western explorers who uncovered and claimed the lost treasures of Central Asia. The Silk road, which linked imperial Rome and distant China, was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth. Along it traveled precious cargoes of silk, gold and ivory as well as revolutionary new ideas. Its oasis towns blossomed into thriving cen...
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The New Spaniards

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by John Hooper
A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of John Hooper's fantastic look at contemporary Spain. The restoration of democracy in 1977 heralded a period of intense change that continues today. Since then Spain has become a land of extraordinary paradoxes in which traditional attitudes and contemporary preoccupations exist side by side. Focussing on issues which affect ordinary Spaniards, from h...
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Empire of the Mind - A History of Iran

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by Michael Axworthy
From the time of the prophet Zoroaster, to the powerful ancient Persian Empires, to the revolution of 1979, the hostage crisis and current president Mahmud Ahmadinejad – a controversial figure within as well as outside the country – Michael Axworthy produces an account of Iran’s past. He explains clearly and carefully both the complex succession of dynasties that ruled ancient Iran and the surprising ethnic...
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Barging Round Britain: Exploring the History of Our Nation's Canals and Waterways

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by John Sergeant
Barging Round Britain by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal network. This book explores the people and places that have forged this national treasure, from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the leisure explosion on our waterways today.
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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

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by Mary Beard
Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today.
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The Other Exile: The Story of Fernao Lopes, St Helena and a Paradise Lost

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by Azzam, Abdul Rahman
The first known inhabitant of St Helena - long before Napoleon - was a 16th-century Portuguese renegade. In 1506 Fernao Lopes, a member of his country's minor nobility, travelled to Goa in search of honour and wealth. There he converted to Islam, married a Muslim, fought his former countrymen, and was eventually captured - his nose and hands publicly cut off for treachery. Eventually sailing for home, he ju...
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The Husband-Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

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by De Courcy, Anne
Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the ...
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