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Magdalena  by Wade Davis

Magdalena

Wade Davis

Book

Travellers often become enchanted with the first country that captures their hearts and gives them license to be free. For Wade Davis, it was Colombia. In this masterful new book, he revisits the mighty Magdalena, the river that made possible the nation....

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The company I keep by Leonard A. Lauder

The company I keep

Leonard A. Lauder

eBook

"Former CEO of Estée Lauder, Leonard Lauder, shares the business and life lessons he learned while turning the company his mother founded into a multi-billion dollar enterprise"--

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Singular sensation by Michael Riedel

Singular sensation

Michael Riedel

eBook

A definitive and extraordinary account of recent Broadway history'spanning from the debut of Andrew Lloyd Weber's Sunset Boulevard to Disney's The Lion King'told by Broadway's most respected (and feared) commentator Michael Riedel. Singular Sensation...

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The Mayflower Pilgrims by Nick Bunker

The Mayflower Pilgrims

Nick Bunker

eBook

16 SEPTEMBER 1620: 400 YEARS SINCE THE MAYFLOWER SET SAILOn a blustery day in September 1620 a small ship, the Mayflower, set sail from the English port of Plymouth. Known to history as the Pilgrims, the passengers on board were beginning an adventure...

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The captain's run by Gregor Paul

The captain's run

Gregor Paul

eBook

How the captains of the last 50 years have gone about leading the world's most successful rugby team. The job of All Blacks captain comes with a scrutiny that puts it alongside the prime minister in terms of profile and public expectation. It takes a...

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Battle of brothers by Robert Lacey

Battle of brothers

Robert Lacey

eBook

The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men? From royal expert and bestselling author Robert...

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DC comics cover art by Nick (Author at DK Publishing Jones

DC comics cover art

Nick (Author at DK Publishing Jones

eBook

From the trailblazing works of Bob Kane, to the photorealistic stylings of Adam Hughes and quirky humor of Amanda Conner, DC Comics Cover Art is a collection of the most iconic covers in DC's history. The stunning artwork is accompanied by expert com...

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Once upon a time in Iraq by James Bluemel

Once upon a time in Iraq

James Bluemel

eBook

'Brings home the full enormity of the Iraq war' - Simon Jenkins, The GuardianWhen troops invaded Iraq in 2003 to topple Saddam Hussein's regime, most people expected an easy victory. Instead, the gamble we took was a grave mistake, and its ramificati...

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Those who forget by Géraldine Schwarz

Those who forget

Géraldine Schwarz

eBook

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Funny you should ask...

Funny you should ask...

eBook

'The QI Elves are barnstormingly brilliant. Everything in this book reminds us of the extraordinary science, nature, history, humanity and everyday wonders that surround us.' Zoe BallThe QI Elves are the brains behind the enduringly popular BBC TV panel...

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Twilight of democracy by Anne Applebaum

Twilight of democracy

Anne Applebaum

eBook

Anne Applebaum is a leading historian of communism and a penetrating investigator of contemporary politics. Here she sets her sights on the big question, one with which she herself has been deeply engaged in both Europe and America: how did our democracy...

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The book collectors of Daraya by Delphine Minoui

The book collectors of Daraya

Delphine Minoui

eBook

There is no jail that can imprison the free word, nor is there a siege tight enough that can prevent the spread of information.' MAZEN DARWISH, Syrian human rights activist, in a speech given on April 23, 2016, following his release from jail in 2015....

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World history by Philip Parker

World history

Philip Parker

eBook

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The lost Tudor princess by Alison Weir

The lost Tudor princess

Alison Weir

eAudiobook

Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a queen, her father an earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal, not...

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When America stopped being great by Nick Bryant

When America stopped being great

Nick Bryant

eAudiobook

The presidency of Donald Trump is commonly seen as an historical accident. In When America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues that by 2016 it had become almost historically inescapable. In this highly personal account, drawing on decades of cove...

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Sue Perkins, Nature table by Catherine Brinkworth

Sue Perkins, Nature table

Catherine Brinkworth

eAudiobook

What do a whale's eardrum, a beaver's anal gland and the feather of a lesbian albatross have in common? They're not the ingredients for the beginnings of a bad joke, but some of the objects brought in for 'show and tell' in Nature Table with Sue Perk...

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The Habsburgs by Martyn C. Rady

The Habsburgs

Martyn C. Rady

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world it built - and then lost - over nearly a millennium. From modest origins, the Habsburgs grew in power to gain control of the Holy Roman Empire in...

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The pandemic century by Mark Honigsbaum

The pandemic century

Mark Honigsbaum

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin.A Financial Times Best Book of the Year The most timely and informative history book you will read this year, tracing a century of pandemics.Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventi...

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Shark Arm by Phillip Roope

Shark Arm

Phillip Roope

eAudiobook

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Cheat by Titus O'Reily

Cheat

Titus O'Reily

eAudiobook

Where there's sport, there's cheating. No sport is immune; athletics, swimming, rugby, American Football, cricket, baseball, badminton, motorsports, tennis and curling. Yes, even that sport on the ice with brooms.Almost as soon as humans started playing...

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British summer time begins  by Ysenda Maxtone Graham

British summer time begins

Ysenda Maxtone Graham

Book

British Summer Time Begins is about summer holidays of the mid-twentieth century and how they were spent, as recounted to Ysenda Maxtone-Graham in vividly remembered detail by people who were there. Through this prism, it paints a revealing portrait ...

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The real crown jewels of England  by Clive Aslet

The real crown jewels of England

Clive Aslet

Book

What would you save if your house was on fire? It's a question we have all been asked time and again - a parlour game that we are all familiar with. But what if it wasn't your home but Britain that was on fire, and the treasures to choose from the mi...

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Roman Britain  by Denise (Writer on Roman antiquities) Allen

Roman Britain

Denise (Writer on Roman antiquities)...

Book

The Romans ruled Britannia for more than 350 years, leaving an indelible mark on our landscape. Town and countryside were transformed by innovations in comfort and culture - albeit shot through with a uniquely British twist - glimpses of which can still...

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Codebreaker by Marc Mc Menamin

Codebreaker

Marc Mc Menamin

eAudiobook

When Richard Hayes, a gifted polymath and cryptographer, was drafted by Irish intelligence services to track the movements of a prolific Nazi spy, Hermann Görtz, it set in motion one of the most remarkable episodes in Irish history. What followed was...

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2030 : how today's biggest trends will collide and reshape the future of everything by Mauro F. Guillén

2030 : how today's biggest trends will collide and reshape the future of everything

Mauro F. Guillén

eAudiobook

Once upon a time, the world was neatly divided into prosperous and backward economies. Babies were plentiful, workers outnumbered retirees, and people aspiring towards the middle class yearned to own homes and cars. Companies didn't need to see any f...

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Wisdom of the ancients  by Neil Oliver

Wisdom of the ancients

Neil Oliver

Book

Takes us back in time, to grab hold of the ideas buried in forgotten cultures and early civilizations. From Laetoli footprints in Tanzania to Keralan rituals, stone circles and cave paintings, Oliver takes us on a global journey through antiquity

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Trumpty Dumpty wanted a crown  by John Lithgow

Trumpty Dumpty wanted a crown

John Lithgow

Book

Following the great success of his New York Times bestseller DUMPTY, comes award-winning actor and national bestselling author John Lithgow's next book of satirical poetry chronicling Trump and his administration-with poems of the impeachment and bey...

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SAS band of brothers  by Damien Lewis

SAS band of brothers

Damien Lewis

Book

The new SAS epic from bestselling military historian Damien Lewis. We share the triumphs and tragedies of a group of elite soldier trailblazers as they commit daring raids behind enemy lines in 1944, manage an against the odds escape to victory, and then...

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Alone at dawn  by Dan Schilling

Alone at dawn

Dan Schilling

Book

"The astonishing true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms. In the predawn hours of...

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The secret history of Soviet Russia's police state  by Martyn J. Whittock

The secret history of Soviet Russia's police state

Martyn J. Whittock

Book

Citizens of the West have, for the most part, been told a very simplified story of the repressive 'totalitarian' state that was the USSR. In fact, it was sustained by more than just policing and force. No amount of revisionist history can erase the reality...

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Glen Innes from the air, 1921-1988.

Glen Innes from the air, 1921-1988.

Book

Much of the area now known as Glen Innes, Glendowe and Point England was once an extensive farm owned by William Innes Taylor. Mr. Taylor settled in New Zealand from Scotland in 1843. In the early 1840's, Tamaki was an area of scrub-covered hills and...

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Survivors  by Rebecca Clifford

Survivors

Rebecca Clifford

Book

Told for the first time from their perspective, the story of children who survived the chaos and trauma of the Holocaust How can we make sense of our lives when we do not know where we come from? This was a pressing question for the youngest survivors...

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Countdown 1945  by Chris Wallace

Countdown 1945

Chris Wallace

Book

April 12, 1945: America is stunned by the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple continents. Wallace tells the gripping true story...

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Dreaming of thee  by Terry Dixon

Dreaming of thee

Terry Dixon

Book

In 2017, a cache of WW2 letters opened a window to the lives of the author's gran, great-gran and their two sons who were close in age. The elder, Uncle Cully headed off as a pilot and was soon followed into the RNZAF by his nephew, Terry Dixon. This...

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Figuring out the past  by Peter Turchin

Figuring out the past

Peter Turchin

Book

What was history's biggest empire? Or the tallest building of the ancient world? What was the average life expectancy in medieval Byzantium? The average wage in Old Kingdom Egypt? Where did scientific writing first emerge? What was the bloodiest ritual...

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Ring of spies  by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Ring of spies

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Book

Speedy cars and faster women, British secret agents and Nazi spies, stolen American blueprints hidden in violin cases and specially adapted umbrellas. This is the story of the Nazi spy ring that operated in America in the 1930s. Receiving orders via ...

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Nothing to envy  by Barbara Demick

Nothing to envy

Barbara Demick

Book

Follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, a chaotic period that saw the rise to power of Kim Jong Il and the devastation of a famine that killed one-fifth of the population, illustrating what it means to live under the most repressiv...

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Dead reckoning  by Dick Lehr

Dead reckoning

Dick Lehr

Book

The definitive and dramatic account of what became known as "Operation Vengeance" -- the targeted kill by U.S. fighter pilots of Japan's larger-than-life military icon, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the naval genius who had devised the devastating attack...

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Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton

Humans of New York

Brandon Stanton

eBook

Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city Now an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer...

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Moonlite by Garry Linnell

Moonlite

Garry Linnell

eAudiobook

Charismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott is unlike any other bushranger. Born into a privileged life in famine-wracked Ireland, Scott's family loses its fortune and is forced to flee to New Zealand. There, Scott joins the local militia and...

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Masters of the air by Donald L. Miller

Masters of the air

Donald L. Miller

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin.'Seconds after Brady's plane was hit, the Hundredth's entire formation was broken up and scattered by swarms of single-engine planes, and by rockets launched by twin-engine planes that flew parallel'Meet the Flying Fortresses...

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Behind the horror by Lee Mellor

Behind the horror

Lee Mellor

eAudiobook

Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen's greatest screams. Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was inspired by an 18th-c...

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Vida by Jacqueline Kent

Vida

Jacqueline Kent

eAudiobook

Vida Jane Mary Goldstein, feminist and suffragist, was born at Portland, Victoria. Her father was an anti-suffragist, but Jacob Goldstein supported his daughters to be economically and intellectually independent. Vida's with her mother collected signatures...

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All you need is myth by Steve Wagner

All you need is myth

Steve Wagner

eAudiobook

All You Need Is Myth is a timely philosophical conversation about ancient concepts that continue to reverberate in the modern age of mass media and global communication. Author Steve Wagner proposes that the Beatles and the iconic stars of the classic...

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Leading America  by Sean Spicer

Leading America

Sean Spicer

Book

The former White House Press Secretary and Communications Director analyzes ... [the United States'] current political moment through the lens of politics and culture and argues that President Trump has put the country back on the right track and needs...

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Big sister, little sister, red sister  by Jung Chang

Big sister, little sister, red sister

Jung Chang

Book

The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that 'One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country',...

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Rebel without a clause by Susan Butler

Rebel without a clause

Susan Butler

eBook

The English language is changing constantly. We invent new words and phrases, we mash up idioms, we mispronounce, misuse, misappropriate. Sue Butler has heard it all and is ready to defend and disagree with common usage. Veering from tolerance to outrage,...

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A cat's tale by Paul Koudounaris

A cat's tale

Paul Koudounaris

eBook

"A CAT'S TALE is a history of feline kind: its origins, the evolution of the relationship with their human companions, and the surprising ways in which feline history parallels that of humanity. From the prehistoric Felis (a large mammal from which a...

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Banks by Grantlee Kieza

Banks

Grantlee Kieza

eBook

Lust, science, adventure -- Joseph Banks and his voyages of discovery The extraordinary life of one of the world's most famous and notorious adventurersSir Joseph Banks was a man of passion whose influence spanned the globe. A fearless adventurer, hi...

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Clutter by Jennifer (Journalist) Howard

Clutter

Jennifer (Journalist) Howard

eAudiobook

"I'm sitting on the floor in my mother's house, surrounded by stuff." So begins Jennifer Howard's Clutter, an expansive assessment of our relationship to the things that share and shape our lives. Sparked by the painful two-year process of cleaning out...

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A cat's tale by Paul Koudounaris

A cat's tale

Paul Koudounaris

eAudiobook

The first comprehensive history of felines--from the laps of pagan gods to present-day status as meme stars--as revealed by a very learned tabby with a knack for hunting down factsSince the dawn of civilization, felines have prowled alongside mankind...

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The peregrine by J. A. (John Alec) Baker

The peregrine

J. A. (John Alec) Baker

eAudiobook

J. A. Baker's extraordinary classic of British nature writing was first published in 1967. Greeted with acclaim, it went on to win the Duff Cooper Prize, the pre-eminent literary prize of the time. Luminaries such as Ted Hughes, Barry Lopez and Andrew...

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Occupy by Noam Chomsky

Occupy

Noam Chomsky

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. 'Occupy is the first major public response to thirty years of class war.' Since its appearance in Zuccotti Park, New York, in September 2011, the Occupy movement has spread to hundreds of towns and cities across the world. No...

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Harrier 809 by Rowland White

Harrier 809

Rowland White

eAudiobook

"Harrier 809 is a truly insightful study of this iconic British aircraft at war, and a tremendous account of the personal experiences of those who flew it in battle..."

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Rivers of power by Laurence C. Smith

Rivers of power

Laurence C. Smith

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. Rivers, more than any road, technology or political event, have shaped the course of civilization. In Rivers of Power, geographer Laurence C. Smith tells the sweeping story of rivers and how they made us. Rivers have opened...

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The SS officer's armchair by Daniel Lee

The SS officer's armchair

Daniel Lee

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. It began with an armchair. It began with the surprise discovery of a stash of personal documents covered in swastikas sewn into its cushion. The SS Officer's Armchair is the story of what happened next, as Daniel Lee follows...

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Come on shore and we will kill and eat you all by Christina Thompson

Come on shore and we will kill and eat you all

Christina Thompson

eAudiobook

Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All is the story of the cultural collision between Westerners and the Maoris of New Zealand, told partly as a history of the complex and bloody period of contact between Europeans and the Maoris in the late 18th...

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Vida by Jacqueline Kent

Vida

Jacqueline Kent

eBook

Vida Jane Mary Goldstein, feminist and suffragist, was born at Portland, Victoria. Her father was an anti-suffragist, but Jacob Goldstein supported his daughters to be economically and intellectually independent. Vida's with her mother collected signatures...

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Agent Sonya by Ben Macintyre

Agent Sonya

Ben Macintyre

eBook

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Talking to GOATs by Jim Gray

Talking to GOATs

Jim Gray

eBook

WITH A FOREWORD BY TOM BRADY "As a sportscaster and sports historian, Jim's career genuinely stands the test of time. . . . This book is sports history about some of the greats by one of the greats, who was taking it all in on the sidelines, in the stands...

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A most beautiful thing by Arshay Cooper

A most beautiful thing

Arshay Cooper

eBook

Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team...

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Wandering in strange lands by Morgan Jerkins

Wandering in strange lands

Morgan Jerkins

eBook

Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by ELLE, Buzzfeed, Esquire, Bitch Media, Good Housekeeping, Electric Literature, Parade and BookRiot "One of the smartest young writers of her generation."'Book Riot From the acclaimed cultural critic...

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What tech calls thinking by Adrian Daub

What tech calls thinking

Adrian Daub

eBook

From FSGO x Logic: a Stanford professor's spirited dismantling of Silicon Valley's intellectual originsAdrian Daub's What Tech Calls Thinking is a lively dismantling of the ideas that form the intellectual bedrock of Silicon Valley. Equally important...

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The grifter's club  by Sarah Blaskey

The grifter's club

Sarah Blaskey

Book

'Many of the world's great leaders request to come to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. They like it. I like it. We're comfortable.' - Donald Trump A bit too comfortable, perhaps. Since becoming president, Trump has been using his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago as...

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The happiest man on Earth  by Eddie Jaku

The happiest man on Earth

Eddie Jaku

Book

Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed on 9 November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimagi...

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In search of the woman who sailed the world by Danielle Clode

In search of the woman who sailed the world

Danielle Clode

eBook

A voyage of discovery, nature and untold histories - in the vein of Clare Wright, Edmund de Waal and Helen Macdonald.When the first woman to circumnavigate the world completed her journey in 1775, she returned home without any fanfare at all.Jeanne Barret,...

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Comedy of error by Jonathan W. Silvertown

Comedy of error

Jonathan W. Silvertown

eBook

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Black Snake by Leo Kennedy

Black Snake

Leo Kennedy

eAudiobook

Leo Kennedy is the great-grandson of Sergeant Michael Kennedy, slain by Ned Kelly at Stringybark Creek. Raised in the shadow of his great-grandfather's murder, Leo witnessed the deep psychological wounds inflicted on successive generations of his family...

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Time of the magicians by Wolfram Eilenberger

Time of the magicians

Wolfram Eilenberger

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. The year is 1919. Walter Benjamin flees his overbearing father to scrape a living as a jobbing critic. Ludwig Wittgenstein signs away his inheritance to teach schoolchildren in a provincial Austrian village, seeking spiritu...

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The Catalpa rescue by Peter FitzSimons

The Catalpa rescue

Peter FitzSimons

eAudiobook

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Kokoda  by Peter FitzSimons

Kokoda

Peter FitzSimons

Book

For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II. This is an authoritative account of one of the most famous battles in military history.

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Troy  by Stephen Fry

Troy

Stephen Fry

Book

Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world. The Jewel of the Aegean. Glittering Ilion, the city that rose and fell not once but twice. The story of Troy speaks to all of us. It is the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, which...

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Santorini  by Robert A. McCabe

Santorini

Robert A. McCabe

Book

Beautiful black-and-white photographs of Santorini taken between 1954 and 1964-depicting idyllic landscapes and traditional island culture. Today Santorini is visited by some 2.5 million people a year. But when Robert McCabe and his brother arrived there...

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When America stopped being great  by Nick (Nicholas Andrew) Bryant

When America stopped being great

Nick (Nicholas Andrew) Bryant

Book

The presidency of Donald Trump is commonly seen as an historical accident. In When America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues that by 2016 it had become almost historically inescapable. In this highly personal account, drawing on decades of cove...

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Voices in Flight  by Martin W. Bowman

Voices in Flight

Martin W. Bowman

Book

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Barack Obama  by Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Book

You'll be inspired to be the change you wish to see in the world as you read through this collection of speeches delivered by Barack Obama. These messages of hope for a more perfect union in America will appeal to readers across the political spectrum....

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Philip & Alexander  by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

Philip & Alexander

Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

Book

Alexander the Great's conquests staggered the world. He led his army across thousands of miles, from northern Greece to modern Pakistan, overthrowing the greatest empires of his time and building a new one in their place. He led from the front and was...

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The last million  by David Nasaw

The last million

David Nasaw

Book

In May of 1945, German forces surrendered to the Allied powers, effectively putting an end to World War II in Europe. But the aftershocks of this global military conflict did not cease with the signing of truces and peace treaties. Millions of lost a...

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The hunting of Hillary  by Michael D'Antonio

The hunting of Hillary

Michael D'Antonio

Book

The Hunting of Hillary traces how an entire industry of hate, lies, and fear was created to persecute Hillary Clinton for decades and profit from it. In The Hunting of Hillary, presidential biographer Michael D'Antonio details the years of lies and i...

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War in the shadows  by Patrick Marnham

War in the shadows

Patrick Marnham

Book

In 1962 the young Patrick Marnham set off by car for a small village in central France. There he was taught French by an imperious countess, who he later discovered had fought in the Resistance until, betrayed, she was sent to Ravensbrück concentration...

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The good Germans  by Catrine Clay

The good Germans

Catrine Clay

Book

After 1933, as the brutal terror regime took hold, most of the two-thirds of Germans who had never voted for the Nazis - some 20 million people - tried to keep their heads down and protect their families. They moved to the country, or pretended to support...

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Eat the Buddha  by Barbara Demick

Eat the Buddha

Barbara Demick

Book

Set in Aba, a town perched at 12,000 feet on the Tibetan plateau in the far western reaches of China that has been the engine of Tibetan resistance for decades, Eat the Buddha tells the story of a nation through the lives of ordinary people living in...

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If this is a woman  by Sarah Helm

If this is a woman

Sarah Helm

Book

On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 800 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - were marched through the woods fifty miles north of Berlin, driven on past a shining lake, then herded through giant gates. Whipping...

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Black Spartacus by Sudhir Hazareesingh

Black Spartacus

Sudhir Hazareesingh

eBook

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The glamour boys  by Christopher Bryant

The glamour boys

Christopher Bryant

Book

We like to think we know the story of how Britain went to war with Germany in 1939, but there is one part of the story that has never been told. It features a group of MPs who repeatedly spoke out against their party and their government's policy of ...

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The nine lives of Pakistan  by Declan Walsh

The nine lives of Pakistan

Declan Walsh

Book

From the outside, Pakistan appears volatile and fragile: a country torn between pride, perversity and despair. The September 2001 attacks on America triggered heaving change inside Pakistan society and a vicious new conservatism took root, turning it...

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The story of China  by Michael Wood

The story of China

Michael Wood

Book

China’s story is extraordinarily rich and dramatic. Now Michael Wood, one of the UK's pre-eminent historians, brings it all together in a major new one-volume history of China that is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand its burgeoning...

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Stranger in the Shogun's city  by Amy Stanley

Stranger in the Shogun's city

Amy Stanley

Book

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman in Edo - now known as Tokyo - and a portrait of a great city on the brink of momentous change. The daughter of a Buddhist priest, Tsuneno was born in 1804 in...

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The twins of Auschwitz  by Eva Mozes Kor

The twins of Auschwitz

Eva Mozes Kor

Book

In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz.Within thirty minutes, they were separated. Her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, while Eva and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man...

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Britain 1940  by Anton Rippon

Britain 1940

Anton Rippon

Book

On New Year's Day 1940, the people of Britain looked back on the first four months of the Second World War with a sort of puzzled unease. Wartime life was nothing like what they had imagined. Unlike the First World War there was no fighting on the We...

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Twilight of democracy by Anne Applebaum

Twilight of democracy

Anne Applebaum

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. In the years just before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, conservative politicians and intellectuals across Europe and America celebrated a great achievement, felt a common purpose and, very often, forged personal fri...

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Mutiny on the Bounty by Peter Fitzsimons

Mutiny on the Bounty

Peter Fitzsimons

eAudiobook

The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before. Com...

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The polymath by Peter Burke

The polymath

Peter Burke

eAudiobook

The first history of the western polymath, from the fifteenth century to the present day From Leonardo Da Vinci to John Dee and Comenius, from George Eliot to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge in countless...

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