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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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Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism

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by Varoufakis, Yanis
Why is there so much inequality? In this short book, world famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his daughter Xenia's deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths - from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix - he explains what the economy is and why it has the power to shape our lives.
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Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900

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by Schama, Simon
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 'A glittering gemstone of a book' The Times The Jewish story is a history that is about, and for, all of us. And in our own time of anxious arrivals and enforced departures, the Jews' search for a home is more startlingly resonant than ever. Belonging is a magnificent cultural history abundantly alive with energy, character and colour. It spans centurie...
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The Hungry Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World

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by Collingham, Lizzie
The glamorous daughter of an African chief shares a pineapple with a slave trader ...Surveyors in British Columbia eat tinned Australian rabbit ...Diamond prospectors in Guyana prepare an iguana curry...In twenty meals The Hungry Empire tells the story of how the British created a global network of commerce and trade in foodstuffs that moved people and plants from one continent to another, re-shaping landsc...
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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

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by Snyder, Timothy
History does not repeat, but it does instruct. In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can c...
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The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason

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by De Bellaigue, Christopher
The Islamic Enlightenment: a contradiction in terms? The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise, reform and adapt. But, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day, Islamic society in its Middle Eastern heartlands has in fact been transformed by modern ideals and practices, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from purdah and the develo...
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A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution - Centenary Edition with New Introduction

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by Figes, Orlando
Unrivalled in scope and brimming with human drama, A People's Tragedy is the most vivid, moving and comprehensive history of the Russian Revolution available today.
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The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

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by Mortimer, Ian
The past is a foreign country: this is your guidebook. If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history. It is the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London; bawdy comedy and the libertine court of Charles II; Christopher Wren in architecture, Henry Purcell in music and Isaac Newton in science - the civil wars are over and a ma...
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Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment

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by Varoufakis, Yanis
In Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis exposes the shocking reality of how power is wielded behind the scenes at the EU - and argues that only radical reform can save it from collapse. Yanis Varoufakis became globally famous when was elected finance minister of Greece with a specific mandate to say no to the EU: to reject the forced loans and crushing austerity forced upon his country by the Eurozone. The ...
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The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion - Surprising Observations of a Hidden World

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by Wohlleben, Peter
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Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century

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by Rachman, Gideon
The West's domination of world politics is coming to a close. The flow of wealth and power is turning from West to East and a new era of global instability has begun. Easternisation is the defining trend of our age - the growing wealth of Asian nations is transforming the international balance of power. This shift to the East is shaping the lives of people all over the world, the fate of nations and the gre...
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The Mansions of Misery: A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison

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by White, Jerry
For Londoners of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, debt was a part of everyday life. But when your creditors lost their patience, you might be thrown into one of the capital's most notorious jails: the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison. The Marshalsea became a byword for misery; in the words of one of its inmates, it was 'hell in epitome'. But the prison was also a microcosm of London life and it housed a c...
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The Gene

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by Mukherjee, Siddhartha
"Mukherjee leaves you feeling as though you've just aced a college course for which you'd been afraid to register - and enjoyed every minute of it". (Andrew Solomon). The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history, from bestselling, prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee. Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the mas...
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A History of Britain Vol. 2

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by Simon Schama
'Great Britain? What was that?' asks Simon Schama at the start of this, the second book of his epic three-volume journey into Britain's past. This volume, "The British Wars", is a compelling chronicle of the changes that transformed every strand and stratum of British life, faith and thought from 1603 to 1776. Travelling up and down the country and across three continents, Schama explores the forces that to...
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The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro De' Medici

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by Fletcher, Catherine
"Nothing in sixteenth-century history is more astonishing than the career of Alessandro de' Medici". (Hilary Mantel). In The Black Prince of Florence, a dramatic tale of assassination, spies and betrayal, the first retelling of Alessandro's life in two-hundred years opens a window onto the opulent, cut-throat world of Renaissance Italy. The year is 1531. After years of brutal war and political intrigue, the...
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The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason

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by De Bellaigue, Christopher
`Brilliant' Orhan Pamuk 'The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating' Pankaj Mishra 'It strikes a blow ... for common humanity.' Sunday Times The Islamic Enlightenment: a contradiction in terms? The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise, reform and adapt. But, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day, Islamic society in i...
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A History of Britain Vol.1

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by Simon Schama
'History clings tight but it also kicks loose,' writes Simon Schama at the outset of this, the first book in his three-volume journey into Britain's past. 'Disruption as much as persistence is its proper subject. So although the great theme of British history seen from the twentieth century is endurance, its counter-point, seen from the twenty-first, must be alteration.' Change - sometimes gentle and subtle...
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The Forest People

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by Turnbull, Colin M.
The Forest People is an astonishingly intimate and life-enhancing account of a hunter - gatherer tribe living in harmony with nature - and an all-time classic of anthropology. For three years, Colin Turnbull lived with an isolated group of Pygmies deep in the forest of the African Congo, experiencing their daily life first-hand. He attended their hunting parties and initiation ceremonies, witnessed their mu...
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The Water Kingdom

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by Ball, Philip
A secret history of China - a fresh new way of thinking about a people, a civilisation, an epic story. The Water Kingdom takes us on a grand journey through China's past and present, offering a unique window through which we can begin to grasp the overwhelming complexity and teeming energy of the country and its people. Water is a key that unlocks much of Chinese history and thought. The ubiquitous relation...
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Patriot of Persia

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by de Bellaigue Christopher
On 19 August 1953 the British and American intelligence agencies launched a desperate coup against a cussed, bedridden 72-year-old. His name was Muhammad Mossadegh, the Iranian prime minister. To Winston Churchill he was a lunatic, determined to humiliate Britain. To President Eisenhower he was delivering Iran to the Soviets. Mossadegh must go. And so he did, in one of the most dramatic episodes in modern M...
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