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If Only They Didn't Speak English: Notes From Trump's America

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If Only They Didn't Speak English: Notes From Trump's America

Jon Sopel

History; Religion & politics; Social classes; Political structure & processes

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Presents a portrait of American life and politics as seen through British eyes. This book sets out to answer questions about... [more]

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We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change

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We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change

Roy Scranton

Literary essays; Iraq War; Political science & theory; Central government policies

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We're Doomed, Now What? addresses the crisis that is our time through a series of brilliant, moving, and original essays on... [more]

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The Battle of Polygon Wood 1917

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The Battle of Polygon Wood 1917

Jonathan Passlow

History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; First World War; Battles & campaigns

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Buoyed by the success of the 1st and 2nd Australian divisions in the Battle of Menin Road, the men of the 4th and 5th Australian... [more]

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Unearthing Childhood: Young Lives in Prehistory

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Unearthing Childhood: Young Lives in Prehistory

Robin Derricourt

History; Prehistoric archaeology; Social & cultural anthropology

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Prehistoric children can be seen in footprints and finger daubs, in images painted on rocks and pots, in the signs of play... [more]

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Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany's War in the East, 1941-1945

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Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany's War in the East, 1941-1945

Christian Hartmann

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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The story of the struggle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union - the ultimate confrontation between the two great totalitarian... [more]

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Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know

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Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know

John Campbell , Matthew T. Page

History; African history; Political science & theory; International relations; Development economics

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In this overview of Africa's most populous country, Ambassador John Campbell and Matthew T. Page assess the socioeconomic,... [more]

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I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

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I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

Souad Mekhennet

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict

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Souad Mekhennet is a German-born Moroccan Muslim, a Washington Post correspondent, still based in Germany. This is her brave... [more]

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A Brief History of Italy

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A Brief History of Italy

Jeremy Black

History; European history

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A concise and very readable history of what we know today as Italy, from prehistory right up to the present day. [more]

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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

Simon Winchester

Language: history & general works; linguistics; Social & cultural history

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The creation of the first Oxford English Dictionary was an extraordinary endeavour, lasting over 70 years. In The Professor... [more]

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The Tragedy of Property: Private Life, Ownership and the Russian State

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The Tragedy of Property: Private Life, Ownership and the Russian State

Maxim Trudolyubov

History; Politics & government; Property & real estate

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Russian novels, poetry and ballet put the country squarely in the European family of cultures and yet there is something different... [more]

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A History of Now

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A History of Now

Michael Burleigh

History; General & world history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Globalization; Geopolitics

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A gripping tour d'horizon of the state of the world as it is in 2017 from an acclaimed historian. [more]

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Pub Yarns

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Pub Yarns

Colin Whelan

History; Travel writing

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A book about pubs cannot, ever, be about nothing but the pub because good pubs themselves are never about nothing but the... [more]

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We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered

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We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered...

Mark Andersen, Ralph Heibutzki

Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political ideologies

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An impassioned history of the final, turbulent years of The Clash under the dark shadow of Reagan and Thatcher. [more]

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Trumpets from the Steep: Lady Diana Cooper's Autobiography, Volume III

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Trumpets from the Steep: Lady Diana Cooper's Autobiography, Volume III

Diana Cooper

Biography; Autobiography: general; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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This last volume of Lady Diana Cooper's memoirs covers the years of the Second World War and its aftermath, when her husband... [more]

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The Light of Common Day

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The Light of Common Day

Diana Cooper

Autobiography: general; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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Lady Diana Cooper had been famous from her earliest youth, the subject of gossip and adoration as the queen of the 'Coterie',... [more]

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The History of the World Quiz Book: 1,000 Questions and Answers to Test Your Knowledge

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The History of the World Quiz Book: 1,000 Questions and Answers to Test...

Meredith MacArdle

General & world history; Hobbies, quizzes & games; Trivia & quiz question books

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With over 5,000 years to choose from, and a whole world of events, you can be sure there is no shortage of intriguing history... [more]

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Monaco: Inside F1's Greatest Race

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Monaco: Inside F1's Greatest Race

Malcolm Folley

Social & cultural history; Sports & outdoor recreation; Sporting venues; Formula 1 & Grand Prix

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**THE ONLY DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST RACE - FULL OF EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH NIKI LAUDA, ROSS BRAWN, DAMON... [more]

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Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music

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Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music...

Ann Powers

Music; Music reviews & criticism; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Popular culture

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In this ... history of popular music in the United States, NPR's ... music critic examines how popular music shapes fundamental... [more]

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The Dog with Seven Names

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The Dog with Seven Names

Dianne Wolfer

Second World War; Children's & Educational; Animal stories (Children's&YA); Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's&YA)

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A tiny dog, the runt of the litter, is born on a remote cattle station. She shouldn't have survived, but when Elsie finds,... [more]

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Serving in Silence?: Australian LGBT servicemen and women

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Serving in Silence?: Australian LGBT servicemen and women

Noah Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett

History; Gender studies, gender groups; Gay & Lesbian studies; Military life & institutions

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Most people have heard of the United States' infamous Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, yet few know about Australia's own history... [more]

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Beyond Combat: Australian military activity away from the battlefields

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Beyond Combat: Australian military activity away from the battlefields

Tristan Moss, Tom Richardson

History; Military life & institutions

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War is only a small part of military life. Uniformed men and women spend the majority of their time away from combat, training,... [more]

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Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism

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Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism

John Calvert

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Islamic studies; Religious & theocratic ideologies; Terrorism, armed struggle

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Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) is considered one of the most influential ideologues of radical Islamism. This biography rescues Qutb... [more]

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The Dogs that Made Australia

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The Dogs that Made Australia

Guy Hull

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Dogs as pets

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Hunter. Worker. Legend. The untold story of the dog's role in building our... [more]

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So High a Blood: The Life of Margaret, Countess of Lennox

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So High a Blood: The Life of Margaret, Countess of Lennox

Morgan Ring

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

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`Expertly researched, zestfully written, acutely intelligent in its historical judgements, this masterly biography finally... [more]

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The Shortest History of Germany

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The Shortest History of Germany

James Hawes

History; European history; First World War; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism

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The West is in full retreat. The Anglo-Saxon powers, great and small, withdraw into fantasies of lost greatness. Populists... [more]

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