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The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot Through the Heart of the Middle East

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by McCarron, Leon
There are many reasons why it might seem unwise to walk, mostly alone, through the Middle East. That, in part, is exactly why Leon McCarron did it.From Jerusalem, McCarron followed a series of wild hiking trails that trace ancient trading and pilgrimage routes and traverse some of the most contested landscapes in the world. In the West Bank, he met families struggling to lead normal lives amidst political ...
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The London Cage: The Secret History of Britain's World War II Interrogation Centre

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by Fry, Helen
The first complete account of the fiercely guarded secrets of London's clandestine interrogation center, operated by the British Secret Service from 1940 to 1948 Behind the locked doors of three mansions in London's exclusive Kensington Palace Gardens neighborhood, the British Secret Service established a highly secret prison in 1940: the London Cage. Here recalcitrant German prisoners of war were subjected...
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A Little History of the World

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by E. H. Gombrich
“A Little History of the World” presents Ernst Gombrich’s lively and involving history to English-language readers for the first time. In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no respect of a job, the twenty-six-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and “Eine kurz Weltgeschichte für jinge Le...
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Play All: A Bingewatcher's Notebook

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by James, Clive
A world-renowned media and cultural critic offers an insightful analysis of serial TV drama and the modern art of the small screen Television and TV viewing are not what they once were-and that's a good thing, according to award-winning author and critic Clive James. Since serving as television columnist for the London Observer from 1972 to 1982, James has witnessed a radical change in content, format, and ...
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North Korea's Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society

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by Baek, Jieun
The story of North Korea's information underground and how it inspires people to seek better lives beyond their country's borders One of the least understood countries in the world, North Korea has long been known for its repressive regime. Yet it is far from being an impenetrable black box. Media flows covertly into the country, and fault lines are appearing in the government's sealed informational borders...
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The Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics in an Age of Crisis

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by Monbiot, George
Mainstream politics is stuck, torn between the redundant doctrines of Keynesianism and neoliberalism. Neither have much to offer a world facing environmental collapse, civic breakdown and a gathering crisis of permanent unemployment. This dismal, managerial politics fails to articulate a vision of a better world, driving people towards the anti-politics offered by Donald Trump and others. What is urgently n...
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Medieval Europe

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by Wickham, Chris
A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period-one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark...
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Captain Cook and the Pacific: Art, Exploration and Empire

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by McAleer, John
British Royal Navy Captain James Cook's voyages of exploration across and around the Pacific Ocean were a marvel of maritime achievement, and provided the first accurate map of the Pacific. The expeditions answered key scientific, economic, and geographic questions, and inspired some of the most influential images of the Pacific made by Europeans.
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The Maisky Diaries: The Wartime Revelations of Stalin's Ambassador in London

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by Maisky, Ivan
The terror and purges of Stalin's Russia in the 1930s discouraged Soviet officials from leaving documentary records let alone keeping personal diaries. A remarkable exception is the unique diary assiduously kept by Ivan Maisky, the Soviet ambassador to London between 1932 and 1943. This selection from Maisky's diary, never before published in English, grippingly documents Britain's drift to war during the 1...
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A Little History of the United States

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by Davidson, James West
A fast-paced, character-filled history that brings the unique American saga to life for readers of all ages How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents will be fascinated by the answers uncovered in James West Davidson's vividly told A Little Histor...
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Livingstone

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by TIM JEAL
David Livingstone (1813-1873) is revered as one of history's greatest explorers and missionaries, the first European to cross Africa, and the first to find Victoria Falls and the source of the Congo River. In this exciting new edition, Jeal draws on fresh sources and archival discoveries to provide the most fully rounded portrait of this complicated man - dogged by failure throughout his life despite his fu...
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The Persians

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by Katouzian/1
In recent years, Iran has gained attention mostly for negative reasons - for its authoritarian religious government, disputed nuclear programme, and controversial role in the Middle East - but there is much more to the story of this ancient land than can be gleaned from the news. This authoritative and comprehensive history of Iran, written by Homa Katouzian, an acclaimed expert, covers the entire history o...
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Vietnam - Rising Dragon

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by Hayton
The eyes of the West have recently been trained on China and India, but Vietnam is rising fast among its Asian peers. A breathtaking period of social change has seen foreign investment bringing capitalism flooding into its nominally communist society, booming cities swallowing up smaller villages, and the lure of modern living tugging at the traditional networks of family and community. Yet beneath these sw...
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The Last Days of Stalin

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by Rubenstein, Joshua
A gripping account of the months before and after Stalin's death and how his demise reshaped the course of twentieth-century history Joshua Rubenstein's riveting account takes us back to the second half of 1952 when no one could foresee an end to Joseph Stalin's murderous regime. He was poised to challenge the newly elected U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower with armed force, and was also broadening a vicious...
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Liberty or Death: The French Revolution

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by McPhee, Peter
A strikingly new account of the impact of the French Revolution in Paris, across the French countryside, and around the globe The French Revolution has fascinated, perplexed, and inspired for more than two centuries. It was a seismic event that radically transformed France and launched shock waves across the world. In this provocative new history, Peter McPhee draws on a lifetime's study of eighteenth-centu...
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In Nelson's Wake: The Navy and the Napoleonic Wars

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by Davey, James
Battles, blockades, convoys, raids: how the indefatigable British Royal Navy ensured Napoleon's ultimate defeat Horatio Nelson's celebrated victory over the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 presented Britain with an unprecedented command of the seas. Yet the Royal Navy's role in the struggle against Napoleonic France was far from over. This groundbreaking book asserts that, contrary to the accepted...
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A Little Book of Language

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by David Crystal
In this witty and informative book, expert linguist David Crystal explores the origins, the present use and the future of language. Delivered with humour and dotted with diagram and quizzes, this is an entertaining study of the use of language and words worldwide; from the first word a baby speaks or that was ever written to the birth of obscure dialect and the development of unique linguistic styles, to t...
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Art & Architecture of Islam

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by Blair, Professor Sheila S.
The Alhambra, the Taj Mahal and the Tahmasp "Shahnama, " these masterpieces of Islamic art were produced during the period from the Mongol conquest in the early thirteenth century and the advent of European colonial rule in the nineteenth. This book surveys the arts and architecture of the traditional Islamic lands during this era.
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Britons - Forging The Nation 1707-1837

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by Linda Colley
How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? This brilliant and seminal book examines how a more cohesive British nation was invented after 1707 and how this new national identity was nurtured through war, religion, trade, and empire. Lavishly illustrated and powerful, "Britons" remains a major contribution to our understanding of Britain's past, and continues to influence ongoing contro...
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The Huguenots

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by Treasure, Geoffrey
Following the Reformation, a growing number of radical Protestants came together to live and worship in Catholic France. These Huguenots survived persecution and armed conflict to win - however briefly - freedom of worship, civil rights, and unique status as a protected minority. But in 1685, the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes abolished all Huguenot rights, and more than 200,000 of the radical Calvinists...
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