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A Very British Killing
A Very British Killing A. T. Williams
Winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2013 This is the true story of a murder that sums up the stink of invading Iraq and why the Iraq story is far from over.
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Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor
Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor Adrian Fort
The glamorous page-turning story of the incredible life of Nancy Astor, Britain's first female MP.
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Brit(ish)
Brit(ish) Afua Hirsch
The Sunday Times bestseller that reveals the uncomfortable truth about race in Britain today – and calls for urgent change
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The General
The General Ahmed Errachidi, Gillian Slovo
This is Ahmed’s story. It will make you rethink what it means to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It will also make you look anew at courage, survival, justice and the War on Terror.
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Brave New World Revisited
Brave New World Revisited Aldous Huxley
‘One of the most important books to have been published since the war’ Daily Telegraph
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The Gulag Archipelago
The Gulag Archipelago Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
'It helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday Telegraph
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Warning to the West
Warning to the West Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Solzhenitsyn's polemical speeches - a primer for understanding the moral, political vision of the Nobel prize winner
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The World That Never Was
The World That Never Was Alex Butterworth
A masterly exploration of the strange twists and turns of history, The World That Never Was is a true story of dreamers, schemers, anarchists and secret agents of the late nineteenth century.
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Excellent Cadavers Alexander Stille
A true crime classic: the brutal account of the battle to destroy the modern-day mafia
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How to Cure a Fanatic
How to Cure a Fanatic Amos Oz
A landmark work from a celebrated author on how to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.
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A Fork in the Road
A Fork in the Road André Brink
The memoir of one of South Africa's best-loved novelists.
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The Fallout
The Fallout Andrew Anthony
One of the most controversial books of recent years, The Fallout forces us to re-examine all our preconceptions.
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Gimson's Prime Ministers
Gimson's Prime Ministers Andrew Gimson, Martin Rowson
An illuminating account of the lives of Britain’s Prime Ministers, illustrated by Martin Rowson.
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Far and Away
Far and Away Andrew Solomon
Wellcome Prize winner and National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon brings his sharp eye and fierce compassion to stories from all over the world
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Ukraine Diaries
Ukraine Diaries Andrey Kurkov
Ukrainian dispatches from the heart of Kiev
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Putin's Russia Anna Politkovskaya
A devastating appraisal of the policies of Putin and the Kremlin, by Anna Politkovskaya, who was the leading radical journalist of Russia until her tragic murder in Moscow, 2006.
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A Russian Diary
A Russian Diary Anna Politkovskaya
A RUSSIAN DIARY is the book that Anna Politkovskaya had recently completed when she was murdered in a contract killing in Moscow.
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Nothing But the Truth
Nothing But the Truth Anna Politkovskaya
A wide-ranging and lasting collection of writing by one of the most outstanding and courageous reporters of our era.
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The Devil's Disciples
The Devil's Disciples Anthony Read
A highly readable and original account of Hitler's closest lieutenants.
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The Rise and Fall of Communism
The Rise and Fall of Communism Archie Brown
The definitive and groundbreaking account of the revolutionary ideology that changed the modern world.
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The Myth of the Strong Leader
The Myth of the Strong Leader Archie Brown
WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR An authoritative survey of political leadership over the last hundred years – from Churchill and Roosevelt to Stalin and Hitler, from Willy Brandt and Mikhail Gorbachev to Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair – and a debunking of the myth that it is only the strong, single-minded leader who makes a difference.
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