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Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust

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by Fried, Hedi
`There are no stupid questions, nor any forbidden ones, but there are some questions that have no answer.' Hedi Fried was nineteen when the Nazis snatched her family from their home in Eastern Europe and transported them to Auschwitz, where her parents were murdered and she and her sister were forced into hard labour until the end of the war. Now ninety-four, she has spent her life educating young peo...
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My Promised Land: the triumph and tragedy of Israel

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by Shavit, Ari
A groundbreaking and authoritative examination of Israel by one of the most influential columnists writing about the Middle East today. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. My Promised Land tells the story of Israel as it has never been told before, and asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be...
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Made in Sweden: 25 ideas that created a country

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by Asbrink, Elisabeth
What are the real Swedish Values? Who is the real Swedish Model? In recent times, we have come to favour all things Scandi - their food, furnishings, fiction, fashion, and general way of life. We seem to regard the Swedes and their Scandinavian neighbours as altogether more sophisticated, admirable, and evolved than us. We have all aspired to be Swedish, to live in their perfectly designed society fr...
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Make Me A City: a novel of Chicago

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by Carr, Jonathan
How does a place become a city? Whose stories will survive and whose will be lost? How do you know if you truly belong? It is 1800. On desolate, marshy ground between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, a man builds a house and a city is born ... This masterful debut novel spans Chicago's tumultuous first century, showing how a city is made: by a succession of vivid, sometimes villainous individuals...
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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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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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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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Democracy in Chains: the deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America

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by MacLean, Nancy
An explosive expose of the man who devoted his career to shackling democracy - and succeeded. Libertarian billionaires are using their wealth and power to drastically curtail the US democratic process, disempowering ordinary citizens whilst entrenching the influence of corporations as never before. In Democracy in Chains, award-winning historian Nancy MacLean reveals how the ideas of Nobel Prize-winning pol...
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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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The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook: a history of the Renaissance mathematics that birthed imaginary numbers, probability, and the new physics of the universe

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by Brooks, Michael
A Daily Telegraph book of the year. This is a landmark in science writing that resurrects from the vaults of neglect the polymath Jerome Cardano, a Milanese of the sixteenth century. Who is he? A gambler and blasphemer, inventor and chancer, plagued by demons and anxieties, astrologer to kings, emperors, and popes, and the unacknowledged discoverer of the mathematical foundations of quantum physics. ...
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The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade

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by Davina Bell
The day before the underwater fancy-dress parade Alfie got that feeling… Sometimes it’s hard to be brave. Sometimes you get that feeling. Sometimes you’re just not ready… until one day, you are.
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Nightmare In Berlin

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by Hans Fallada
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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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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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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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Berlin Syndrome

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by Melanie Joosten
2006, Berlin. The once-divided city still holds its share of secrets. One afternoon, near the tourist trap of Checkpoint Charlie, Clare meets Andi. There is an instant attraction, and when Andi invites her to stay, Clare thinks she may finally have found somewhere to call home. But as the days pass and the walls of Andi's apartment close in, Clare begins to wonder if it's really love that Andi is searching ...
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Margaret the First

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by Dutton, Danielle
'I am as Ambitious as ever any of my Sex was, is, or can be; though I cannot be Henry the Fifth, or Charles the Second, yet I endeavour to be Margaret the First.' When Margaret Cavendish addressed the Royal Society in 1667, Samuel Pepys recorded that her dress was 'so antic and her deportment so unordinary, that I do not like her at all'. And indeed, here vividly brought to life by Danielle Dutton, the shy,...
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Blueprint for Revolution: how to use rice pudding, Lego men, and other non-violent techniques to galvanise communities, overthrow dictators, or simply change the world

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by Popovic, Srdja
How do ordinary people become revolutionaries? In 2000, too-cool-to-care Belgrade rock kid Srdja Popovic found himself at the centre of a movement which was about to change the world. Popovic was one of the unexpected leaders of the student movement Otpor! that overthrew dictator Slobodan Milosevic and established democracy in Serbia - all by avoiding violence and opting for something far more powerful: a s...
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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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