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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
J. D. Vance
Condition: New
£9.99   £4.99

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
Coming November 2020 as a major motion picture from Netflix starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close

'The political book of the year' Sunday Times


'A frank, unsentimental, harrowing memoir ... A superb book' New ...


Churchill: A Life in Cartoons
Tim Benson
Condition: New
£16.99   £9.99

'A welcome and important addition to this genre-especially given that it contains more than 300 cartoons, most of which have not been utilised in previously published books . . . With great skill Benson has created a highly readable, entertaining, and politically insightful description for each cartoon ...


Money, Power, and the People: The American Struggle to Make Banking Democratic
Christopher W Shaw
Condition: New
£26.00   £17.99

Banks and bankers are hardly the most beloved people and institutions in this country. With its corruptive influence on politics and stranglehold on the American economy, Wall Street is not held in high regard by many outside the financial sector. But the pitchforks raised against this behemoth are largely ...


The Interesting Narrative
Olaudah Equiano
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£8.99   £5.75

The Interesting Narrative is a first-hand account of the horrors of slavery, published on the eve of the British abolition debate in 1789. The most important African autobiography of the 18th century, it recounts Equiano's adventures on land and sea. This edition's introduction surveys recent debates about Equiano's birthplace and identity.


Virginia 1619: Slavery and Freedom in the Making of English America
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£27.95   £18.45

Provides an opportunity to reflect on the origins of English colonialism around the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic world. As the essays here demonstrate, Anglo-Americans have been simultaneously experimenting with representative government and struggling with the corrosive legacy of racial thinking for more than four centuries.


A History of Modern Political Thought: The Question of Interpretation
Gary Browning
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£47.49   £37.99

The only clear and accessible guide to the key theorists and texts of modern political thought as well as the major methods of approaching them.


For the Motherland! for Stalin!: A Red Army Officer's Memoir of the Eastern Front
Boris Bogachev, Professor Geoffrey Roberts
Condition: Used, Very Good
£35.00   £9.95

While there are many memoirs of the Second World War, there are few available in the English language that provide a candid account of the Eastern Front


Shades of the Prison House: A History of Incarceration in the British Isles
Harry Potter
Condition: Used, Very Good
£35.00   £7.99

As entertaining as it is informative, this book explores the history of incarceration in the British Isles from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day.


Bargaining on Europe: Britain and the First Common Market, 1860-92
Peter T. Marsh
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£35.00   £28.99

The British experience of founding and then distancing itself from the first common market in the Victorian age is barely remembered while the second is being established. But there are many resonances with the modern European experience, in particular, membership of the European Monetary Union.


Constitution Street: Finding hope in an age of anxiety
Jemma Neville
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£12.99   £4.99

Welcome to Constitution Street, Edinburgh. The street, like the world at large, is in a moment of flux. Part memoir, part social history and a call to action, Constitution Street is an antidote to an age of personal and political anxiety.


Fighting Retreat: Churchill and India
Walter Reid
Condition: New
£25.00   £17.95

Why was Winston Churchill so vindictive towards India and Indians?


Living Pictures
Polina Barskova
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Growing up in Leningrad, Polina Barskova saw no trace of the estimated million people who died in the city during the Nazi blockade of 1941-44. As one of Russia's most admired and controversial contemporary writers, she has repeatedly returned to the archive of texts still being recovered from the siege, ...


Papyrus: THE MILLION-COPY GLOBAL BESTSELLER
Irene Vallejo
Condition: New
£12.99   £5.99

An enthralling 6,000-year journey through the history of books and reading. An international bestseller.


Flame of Miletus: The Birth of Science in Ancient Greece (and How it Changed the World)
John Freely
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£12.99   £6.95

Miletus: one of the wealthiest and most important towns in ancient Greece.


Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives: Sex, Gender, and Archaeology
Rosemary A. Joyce
Condition: Used, Good
£6.99

An accessible, though tightly argued book, which shows the importance of an open mind when dealing with the archaeology of sex and gender.


Army of Steel
Nigel Cawthorne
Condition: New
£7.99   £3.45

Caught in the Revolution
Helen Rappaport
Condition: Used, Very Good
£24.99   £7.95

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters comes a gripping portrait of a St. Petersburg (then named Petrograd), at the outbreak of the Russian revolution.


IWM D-Day
Richard Holmes
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£25.00   £14.99

This insightful book includes D-Day: The Concise History by Richard Holmes, a beautifully reproduced photo album with over 100 contemporary photographs, a giant fold-out Overlord campaign map showing 20 separate battlefield situations in colour, a CD of veteran first-hand accounts and 12 facsimile documents.


The Second World War in 100 Objects
Julian Thompson & Dr Allan R Millett
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£10.99

The Second World War was a seminal event in world history. The story of its battles and key events is a familiar one, but The Second World War in 100 Objects offers a unique perspective on this global phenomenon by tracing its history through its objects, such as iconic items like the British Spitfire, ...


Victory in Europe: From D-Day to the Destruction of the Third Reich, 1944-1945
Julian Thompson
Condition: New
£20.00   £13.99

The reader can re-live this momentous period of history by examining maps, diaries, letters, sketches, secret memos and reports, posters and labels which up till now have remained exclusively in museums.

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