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Walking in Berlin: a flaneur in the capital

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by Hessel, Franz
In this timeless guide, originally published in Germany in 1929, Franz Hessel invites his readers to join him on a stroll through Weimar-era Berlin, taking in some of the most fascinating sights the city has to offer, many of which still exist in some form today.
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The Fox Hunt: four strangers, thirteen days, and one man's amazing journey to safety

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by Al Samawi, Mohammed
A breathtaking escape story that reveals the power of technology to connect people across cultures with life-saving results. Growing up in Yemen, Mohammed Al Samawi was smart, bookish, and committed to his faith. He had little interest in the non-Muslim world, beyond an intense hostility to Islam's enemies. All that changed when a teacher lent him a copy of the Bible, sparking his interest in other ...
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Client Earth

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by Thornton, James
Who will protect our planet from the corporations, governments, and individuals who pollute, destroy, and devastate our natural world? Step forward a fresh new breed of passionately purposeful environmental lawyers, whose client is the Earth itself. At the head of this legal army stands James Thornton, who takes governments to court, and wins. In Client Earth, we travel from Poland to Ghana, from Al...
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Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines

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by Miller, Jonathan
The first biography of Rodrigo Duterte, the murderous, unpredictable president of the Philippines, whose war on drugs has seen thousands of people killed in cold blood.
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Revolution: the bestselling memoir by France's recently elected president

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by Macron, Emmanuel
The bestselling memoir by France's president, Emmanuel Macron. Some believe that our country is in decline, that the worst is yet to come, that our civilisation is withering away. That only isolation or civil strife are on our horizon. That to protect ourselves from the great transformations taking place around the globe, we should go back in time and apply the recipes of the last century. Others imagine ...
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Nightmare In Berlin

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by Hans Fallada
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A Perfidious Distortion of History: the Versailles Peace Treaty and the success of the Nazis

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by Tampke, Jurgen
An Irish Independent book of the year. Did the Versailles Peace Treaty cause World War II? The Versailles Peace Treaty - the pact that ended World War I between the German empire and the Allies - has long been regarded as one of the key causes of World War II. Its requirements for massive reparation payments, it is argued, crippled Germany's economy, de-stabilised the country's political life, and pav...
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The Sacred Combe

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by Maloney, Thomas
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017 WANTED: Diligent volunteer to carry out two months' painstaking archival work for private library. Board and lodging provided; curiosity and imagination rewarded. When Samuel Browne's wife unexpectedly leaves him, his world crumbles - until he spies this job advert hidden between the pages of a second-hand book. It leads him deep into the English countr...
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What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength

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by Carney, Scott
A New York Times bestseller Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our forebears? Humans like to be comfortable.
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1947: When Now Begins

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by Asbrink, Elisabeth
Somewhere on the timeline, the war ends, while somewhere else, a new age begins - the one we call now. The shift does not happen overnight, from one day to the next; instead, the world vibrates for a number of years. People try to find their way to homes that are no longer there. People run from their deeds, and most of them get away. Among the millions in flight across Europe looking for a new home in 1947...
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A Vineyard in Andalusia

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by Duenas, Maria
A sweeping historical epic by an author whose novels have sold over 6 million copies worldwide. A ruined merchant sets sail to seek his fortune in the 19th century Spanish Empire. Haunted by his lost wealth, he gambles the last of his money on what will become the greatest adventure of his life. When Mauro Larrea meets Soledad Montalvo, wife to a London wine merchant, she drags him into a most unexpected fu...
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Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour

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by Olson, Lynne
An enthralling, behind-the-scenes account of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain. Citizens of London brings out of history's shadows the three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking news reporter; Averell Harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran FDR's Lend-Lease programme in London; and John G. Winant, the shy, idealistic US ambassador....
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The Winterlings

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by Sanchez-Andrade, Cristina
Finalist for the Herralde Novel Prize Two sisters return to the small parish of Tierra de Cha in Galicia after a long absence, to the former home of their grandfather, from which they fled when they were just children. At Tierra de Cha, nothing and everything has changed: the people, the distant little house in the rain, the acrid smell of gorse, the flowers, the crops, the customs. Yet the return of the si...
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Walking in Berlin: A Flaneur in the Capital

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by Hessel, Franz
A timeless guide to one of the world's greatest cities. Franz Hessel was an observer par excellence of the increasingly hectic metropolis that was Berlin in the late 1920s. In Walking in Berlin, originally published in Germany in 1929, he captures the rhythm of Weimar-era Berlin, recording evidence of the seismic shifts shaking German culture at the time. Nearly all of the pieces take the form of a walk or ...
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The Hit

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by Dalbuono, Nadia
The investigation of a hit-and-run in Rome leads Detective Leone Scamarcio on a deadly journey to confront his Mafia past. When Leone Scamarcio is called to investigate an apparent hit-and-run, it seems like a job for a traffic officer, not one of Rome's top detectives. But when the victims are kidnapped on their way to the hospital, and Scamarcio discovers that they are the family of one of the country's t...
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The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

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by McCalman, Iain
Iain McCalman's brilliant history of the Great Barrier Reef, told in 12 extraordinary tales, charts its shifting status from labyrinth of terror to global treasure. Equal parts gifted storyteller and acclaimed historian, McCalman brings to life the people who've shaped our knowledge and perception of this World Heritage - listed site. He describes encounters between peoples and places, ideas and environme...
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Familiar Things

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by Sok-Yong, Hwang
Seoul. On the outskirts of South Korea's glittering metropolis is a place few people know about: a vast landfill site called Flower Island. Home to those driven from the city by poverty, is it here that 14-year-old Bugeye and his mother arrive, following his father's internment in a government 're-education camp'. Living in a shack and supporting himself by weeding recyclables out of the refuse, at first Bu...
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In the Land of Giants: Hunting Monsters in the Hindu Kush

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by Martinez, Gabi
'The imagination has its sanctuaries, too.' High up in the Hindu Kush, between the ancient pagan Kalash people and the new medievalists of the Taliban, a charismatic young Spaniard, Jordi Magraner, made his home, mastering the local languages and customs before meeting his death in the most mysterious way. In this magisterial book, Gabi Martinez sets off in Jordi's footsteps to the land of the giants in ord...
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Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency

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by Green, Joshua
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller. From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump - the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history. Based on dozens of interviews conducted over six years...
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Beloved Land: Stories, Struggles, and Secrets from Timor-Leste

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by Peake, Gordon
At the stroke of midnight on 20 May 2002, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste became the first new nation of the 21st century. From that moment, those who fought for independence have faced a challenge even bigger than shaking off Indonesian occupation: running a country of their own. *Beloved Land* picks up the story where world attention left off. Blending narrative history, travelogue, and personal r...
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