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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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Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls

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by Marshall, Tim
New from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography Which side of the fence are you on? Every story has two sides, and so does every wall. We're in a new era of tribalism and the barricades are going up. Money, race, religion, politics: these are the things that divide us. Trump's wall says as much about America's divided past as it does its future. The Great Firewall of Chi...
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Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls (Signed and numbered Collector's Edition)

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by Marshall, Tim
We feel more divided than ever. This riveting analysis tells you why. Walls are going up. Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once more. Thousands of miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past ten years, and they are redefining our political landscape. There are many reasons why we erect walls, because we are divided in many ways: wealth, race, religion, politics. In Eur...
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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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Bognor and Other Regises: A potted history of Britain in 100 royal places

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by Taggart, Caroline
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Ypres Salient & Passchendaele (Major & Mrs Holt's Battle Map)

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by Holt, Tonie
The Ypres Salient and Passchendaele map at 1:45,000 in from T V Holt Associates, showing present-day road network overprinted with WWI-related information: six front lines from different stages of the conflict, memorial sites including cemeteries, monuments and plaques, bunkers, demarcation stones, etc, all cross-referenced to extensive lists on the reverse side.
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The Somme (Major & Mrs Holt's Battle Map)

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by Holt, Tonie
Somme battlefields of the Western Front presented on three map panels showing present-day road network overprinted with WWI-related information: front lines from different stages of the conflict, cemeteries, private memorials, preserved tranches, bunkers, demarcation stones, etc, all cross-referenced to extensive lists.
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How To Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again)

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by Clegg, Nick
Keep calm - but do not carry on. There is nothing remotely inevitable about Brexit - except that it will be deeply damaging if it happens. Extricating Britain from Europe will be the greatest challenge this country has faced since the Second World War. And as negotiations with the EU expose the promises of the Brexit campaign to have been hollow, even some Brexit-voters now wish to exercise their democratic...
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The Shortest History of Germany

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by Hawes, James
In his acclaimed new bestseller, now in paperback, James Hawes tells the story of Europe's most admired and feared country, from Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel. With more than 100 maps and images, this is a fresh, concise and entertaining attempt to answer the question: are the Germans really us, or them?
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The Shortest History of Europe

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by Hirst, John
READ IN AN AFTERNOON. REMEMBER FOR A LIFETIME. In this short, entertaining and thought-provoking book, acclaimed historian John Hirst provides a fascinating exploration of the qualities that have made Europe a world-changing civilisation. Starting with a rapid historical overview from the ancient Greeks to the present day (the 'shortest history' itself), Hirst goes on to explore in detail what makes Eur...
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Munich

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by Harris, Robert
MUNICH, SEPTEMBER 1938 Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. They will meet in a city which forever afterwards will be notorious for what is about to take place. As Chamberlain’s plane judders over the channel and the Fuhrer’s train steams south, two young men travel with their leaders. Former friends from a more peaceful time, they are now on opposing...
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German Invasion Plans For the British Isles (1940)

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by Bodleian Library
“German Invasion Plans for the British Isles” is the book to which Hitler’s generals turned when they planned Operation Sea Lion in 1940. Using one of the only surviving copies found by the Allied forces as they invaded Berlin in 1945 - and subsequently acquired by the Bodleian library - this is the first time this material has been translated and edited to make a single volume.
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Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags

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by Marshall, Tim
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 politics of high power as well as the politics of the mob. From the r...
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Countries of the World in Minutes

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by Field, Jacob F.
The Countries of the World in Minutes is the quickest way to understand the modern world and every country in it. For each of the 195 officially recognised countries of the world, a mini-essay clearly and concisely explains its key history, characteristics and social and political structures. Alongside, an outline map shows each country's global location, main geographic features and capital city, whilst...
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Charles Booth's Descriptive Map of London Poverty 1889

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by Booth, Charles
Set of four loose sheets of inner London (each measuring 52x63cm), colour-coding each street according to the relative wealth of its inhabitants in the 1880s. A fascinating look at what London life was like in this defining era.
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Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Colombia

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by Tom Feiling
For decades, Colombia was the 'narcostate'. Now it's seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. Where does the truth lie? How did a land likened to paradise by the first conquistadores become a byword for hell on earth? And how is it rebuilding itself after decades of violence?
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A Line in the Sand

by James Barr
In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; Francois Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions that threatened to engulf the Entente Cordiale, drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier. Territory north of that st...
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Jane Austen Map of London

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A journey into the heart of early 19th Century London through Jane Austen’s prose and places. This map comes folded in an A4 presentation sleeve. On the first side is a replica 1806 map featuring 48 marked locations from the pages of Jane Austen’s novels. On the second is a meticulous selection of texts and illustrations from Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northan...
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The Golden Atlas: The Greatest Explorations, Quests and Discoveries on Maps

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by Brooke-Hitching, Edward
The Golden Atlas is a spectacular visual history of exploration and cartography, a treasure chest of adventures from the chronicles of global discovery, illustrated with a selection of the most beautiful maps ever created.
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The Order of the Day

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by Vuillard, Eric
Winner of the 2017 Prix Goncourt Eric Vuillard's gripping novel The Order of the Day tells the story of the pivotal meetings which took place between the European powers in the run-up to World War Two. What emerges is a fascinating and incredibly moving account of failed diplomacy, broken relationships, and the catastrophic momentum which led to conflict. The titans of German industry - set to pros...
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