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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich, Bela Shayevich

Alexievich charts the decline of Soviet culture and speculates on what will rise from the ashes of communism. Alexievich gives voice to women and men whose stories are lost in the official narratives of nation-states, creating...

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And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air

And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air

Bill Streever

A thrilling exploration of the science and history of wind from the bestselling author of Cold.

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 Special priceThe New Urban Crisis

The New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida

Cities are both the engines of innovation and the seedbeds of inequality - how can we keep what's good and break free of the bad?

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 Special priceAlone: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk

Alone: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk

Michael Korda

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of the Second World War and the great events that led to Dunkirk.

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

Will Friedwald

Surveys fifty-seven of the greatest twentieth-century jazz and pop albums, including Fred Astaire's The Astaire Story, Ella Fitzgerald's Lullabies of Birdland, and Della Reese's Della Della Cha Cha Cha.

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Reality is Not What it Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Reality is Not What it Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli, Simon Carnell, Erica Segre

From Aristotle to Albert Einstein, Michael Faraday to the Higgs boson, Carlo Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey to show us that beyond our ever-changing idea of reality is a whole new world that has yet to be discovered.

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 Read reviewThe House of Islam: A Global History

The House of Islam: A Global History

Ed Husain

A fascinating and revelatory exploration of the intricacies of Islam and the inner psyche of the Muslim world from the bestselling author of The Islamist

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 Special priceDopesick

Dopesick

Beth Macy

A portrait of the devastating opioid crisis in America from a New York Times bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it.

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Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini's Colditz

Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini’s Colditz

Mark Felton

The little-known true story of one of World War Two's greatest escapes, brought exuberantly to life by acclaimed historian Mark Felton

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 Special priceFrance: A History from Gaul to de Gaulle

France: A History from Gaul to de Gaulle

John Julius Norwich

A witty history of 2000 years of French history and the last book from legendary popular historian John Julius Norwich

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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917

Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917

Helen Rappaport

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals...

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Hitler's Art Thief

Hitler’s Art Thief

Susan Ronald

The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his Munich apartment. Susan Ronald reveals in this stranger-than-fiction-tale how...

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 Special priceExplorer's Atlas: For the Incurably Curious

Explorer’s Atlas: For the Incurably Curious

Piotr Wilkowiecki, Michal Gaszynski

Discover the most intriguing, fascinating and extraordinary facts about the world in this lavishly illustrated, large format atlas.

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 Special priceBolder

Bolder

Carl Honore

Bestselling author of In Praise of Slow investigates one of the last taboos - ageing - and the 'age inappropriate' revolution that is taking place across the globe.

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Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews

Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews

Jonathan Cott

Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews features over two dozen of the most significant and revealing conversations with the singer, gathered in one definitive collection that spans his career from street poet to Nobel Laureate.

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 Special pricePlanting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens

Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens

Richard Aitken

Cottage to mansion, balcony to botanic garden, Planting Dreams will change the way you think about Australian gardens. Acclaimed garden historian Richard Aitken explores the fascinating environmental and social influences that...

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 Special priceThe Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite

The Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite

Laura Freeman

A luminous memoir about recovery and how one woman discovered an appetite for food and life through reading

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 Special priceHighbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable

Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable

The Editors of New York Magazine

New York, the city. New York, the magazine. A celebration.

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Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers

Professor Stewart’s Incredible Numbers

Ian Stewart

Renowned mathematician Ian Stewart uses remarkable (and some unremarkable) numbers to introduce readers to the beauty of mathematics.

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 Special priceThe Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World: 14th Edition

The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World: 14th Edition

Times Atlases

The latest edition of the world's most prestigious and authoritative world atlas, containing up-to-date world maps and thematic information curated by experts in geography and cartography.

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 Special priceThe Museum of Broken Relationships: Modern Love in 203 Everyday Objects

The Museum of Broken Relationships: Modern Love in 203 Everyday Objects

Olinka Vistica, Drazen Grubisic

From the tiny museum that has become an international phenomenon comes a delightful, crowd-sourced gift book: a lively, poignant celebration of modern love

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