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 Special priceA Brief History of Creation

A Brief History of Creation

Bill Mesler, H. James Cleaves

The epic story of the scientists through the ages who have sought answers to life's biggest mystery.

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Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet

Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet

Harry Eyres

A wise and witty revival of the Roman poet Horace, in which Eyres reexamines the poet's life, legacy and verse with a light, lyrical touch and a keen critical eye.

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 Special priceStoned: Photographs and Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones

Stoned: Photographs and Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones

Jo Wood

A never-before-seen look inside the world of the Rolling Stones.

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 Special priceMr Know-It-All

Mr Know-It-All

John Waters

Studded with cameos of Waters's stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters's personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is...

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 Special priceWho Rules the World?

Who Rules the World?

Noam Chomsky

Examines America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post 9/11 world. Drawing on examples ranging from expanding drone assassination programs to civil war in Syria to the violence in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine,...

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 Special priceSelected Letters

Selected Letters

D. Bailey, Cicero

Provides a brief biographical sketch of the Roman consul and orator, and gathers his selected correspondence, in which he discusses social and political life in the Roman Empire.

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 Special priceThe Lost Art of Scripture

The Lost Art of Scripture

Karen Armstrong

An urgent review of the use and abuse of holy texts in today's world - and a call for understanding and compassion at a time when religion is viewed as a source of conflict.

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Freud: The Making of an Illusion

Freud: The Making of an Illusion

Frederick Crews

From the master of Freud debunkers, the book that definitively puts an end to the myth of psychoanalysis and its creator.

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France

France

John Julius Norwich

John Julius Norwich's final book is the one he always wanted to write, a vibrantly colorful chronicle of his beloved France. From frowning Roman generals and belligerent Gallic chieftains through Charlemagne, Marie...

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 Special priceThe Art of Making Memories

The Art of Making Memories

Meik Wiking

The New York Times-bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke explains how to create memories that make life sweet in this charming and practical handbook filled with infographics, illustrations,...

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How to Teach Classics to Your Dog

How to Teach Classics to Your Dog

Philip Womack

An introduction to the classical world for you and your canine.

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 Special priceOutgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide

Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide

Richard Dawkins

From the author of multi-million bestseller, The God Delusion, an exciting, accessible argument for atheism, written for a new generation.

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 Special priceWomen Warriors: An Unexpected History

Women Warriors: An Unexpected History

Pamela D. Toler

From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, Women Warrior reclaims lost stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor, debunking the pervasive claim that women do not,...

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 Special priceThe Book of Ikigai

The Book of Ikigai

Caroline de Surany

The Book of Ikigaiis a 12-week personal development program to help you find your purpose in this world and change your life profoundly.

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 Special priceOur Universe: An Astronomer's Guide

Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide

Jo Dunkley

Jo Dunkley combines her expertise as an astrophysicist with her talents as a writer and teacher to present an elegant introduction to the structure, history, and enduring mysteries of the universe. Among the cutting-edge phenomena...

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 Special priceThe Dark Interval: Letters for the Grieving Heart

The Dark Interval: Letters for the Grieving Heart

Rainer Maria Rilke, Ulrich Baer

From one of the most famous poets in history comes a new selection of writings to bereaved friends and acquaintances, providing comfort in a time of grief and words to soothe the soul.    

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 Special priceLegacy

Legacy

Thomas Harding

A panoramic new history of modern Britain, as told through the story of one extraordinary family, and one groundbreaking company.

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Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia's History

Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia’s History

Sunil Amrith

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 Special priceThe Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

Robert Macfarlane

Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the...

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 Special priceLandmarks

Landmarks

Robert Macfarlane

Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. This is a guide to literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands...

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Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers

Joe Hagan

A delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic magazine that made it all possible

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Churchill And Orwell

Churchill And Orwell

Thomas Ricks

A duel biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell that shows how their tireless campaigning against totalitarianism helped preserve democracy in the West.     

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Rebel in the Ranks

Rebel in the Ranks

Brad S Gregory

With the scholarship of a world-class historian and the keen eye of a biographer, Gregory offers readers an in-depth portrait of Martin Luther, a reluctant rebel in the ranks, and a detailed examination of the Reformation to...

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

David Garrow

The definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise -...

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 Special priceDecoding Chomsky

Decoding Chomsky

Chris Knight

A fresh and fascinating look at the philosophies, politics, and intellectual legacy of one of the twentieth century's most influential and controversial minds

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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

Hisham Matar

A memoir of a son's search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he'd see again. This is a personal tale of loss. It deals with history, politics and art. It's about what it is to be human.

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Hitler's Compromises

Hitler’s Compromises

Nathan Stoltzfus

A comprehensive and eye-opening examination of Hitler's regime, revealing the numerous strategic compromises he made in order to manage dissent

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 Special priceInventions that Didn't Change the World

Inventions that Didn’t Change the World

Julie Halls

A captivating and humorous selection of inventions catalogued and registered in 19th-century Britain, as revealed through remarkable, unpublished illustrations from the National Archives.       

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Victorian Bloomsbury

Victorian Bloomsbury

Rosemary Ashton

Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival resources, this book brings to life the educational, medical, and social reformists who lived and worked in Victorian Bloomsbury and who led crusades for education, emancipation, and health...

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 Special priceAround the World

Around the World

Barbara Levine, Kirsten Jensen

With snapshots, passenger lists, itineraries, and postcards, and from Cairo to Burma and back again, authors Barbara Levine and Kirsten Jensen transport readers back to the dawn of world travel when the middle class toured the...

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 Special priceRobert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Troy Bramston

A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister.

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 Special price Read reviewWomen's Work

Women’s Work

Megan K. Stack

A personal reckoning with labour, motherhood, and privilege

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 Special priceDominion: A History of England Volume V

Dominion: A History of England Volume V

Peter Ackroyd

The fifth instalment in Peter Ackroyd's acclaimed and bestselling six-volume History of England.

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 Special pricePower of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Power of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Rupert Guinness

In Power of the Pedal, cycling journalist Rupert Guinness reveals 200 years of the bike in Australia, covering not only its place in Australian everyday life but also the big races, here and abroad. Along the way, read about...

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 Special priceThe Planets

The Planets

Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen

The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before. A companion book to the highly anticipated BBC...

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 Special priceFace It: A Memoir

Face It: A Memoir

Debbie Harry

A multilayered memoir from a multifaceted artist

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 Special priceThe Last Elephants

The Last Elephants

Colin Bell, Dr. Don Pinnock

A book that celebrates the wild elephants of Africa and the danger that they will disappear from the planet without our help.

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 Special priceThe Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau

The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau

David Dufty

This is a rich historical account of a secret and little-understood side of the war, interwoven with lively personalities and personal stories. It is the story of Australia's version of Bletchley Park, of talented and dedicated...

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 Special priceI'll Be Your Mirror: The Collected Lyrics

I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Collected Lyrics

Lou Reed

Out of print for several years, a comprehensive volume of Lou Reed's lyrics, now updated in a new text design to include the lyrics from his final album with Metallica, Lulu.

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 Special priceThe David Foster Wallace Reader

The David Foster Wallace Reader

David Foster Wallace

Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here: with a carefully considered selection from his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of fellow writers, critics, and those who...

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 Special priceSeashaken Houses

Seashaken Houses

Tom Nancollas

An enthralling history of Britain's historic rock lighthouses, exploring the enduring appeal of these magnificent, isolated sentinels.     

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 Special priceDreams of a Great Small Nation

Dreams of a Great Small Nation

Kevin J McNamara

In 1917, two empires that had dominated much of Europe and Asia teetered on the edge of the abyss, exhausted by the ruinous cost in blood and treasure of the First World War. As Imperial Russia and Habsburg-ruled Austria-Hungary...

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 Special priceGandhi 1914-1948: The Years That Changed the World

Gandhi 1914-1948: The Years That Changed the World

Ramachandra Guha

Gandhi lived one of the great 20th-century lives. He inspired and enraged, challenged and delighted many million men and women around the world. This magnificent book tells the story of Gandhi's life, from his departure from South...

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 Special priceMartin Luther

Martin Luther

Eric Metaxas

A brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern religious history, Martin Luther.

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 Special priceAnthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Hilary Spurling

The definitive portrait of a literary master from one of our generation's foremost biographers.

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The Europeans

The Europeans

Orlando Figes

A dazzling, highly original account of three remarkable individuals and their part in creating the matchless new culture of 19th-century Europe.

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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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Swallowed by the Sea: The Story of Australia's Shipwrecks

Swallowed by the Sea: The Story of Australia’s Shipwrecks

Graeme Henderson

Swallowed by the Sea tells the stories of Australia's greatest and most tragic shipwrecks, lost in raging storms, on jagged reefs, under enemy fire, or through human error, treachery or incompetence.

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 Special priceAnd the Weak Suffer What They Must?

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

Yanis Varoufakis

The strong do as they can and the weak suffer what they must. -Thucydides The fate of the global economy hangs in the balance, and Europe is doing its utmost to undermine it, to destabilize America, and to spawn new forms of...

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 Special priceHome and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Fredrik Ekelund, Don Bartlett, Sean Kinsella

The author is sitting at home in Skane with his wife, four small children and a dog. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays football on the beach. In this football book, two authors use football and the World Cup in...

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Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story

Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story

DK

This DK visual guide to ballet history goes beyond other ballet books, with beautiful photography that captures famous dancers and key stories. Discover more than 70 of the most famous ballet dances, from The Nutcracker and Swan...

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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?

Michael J Sandel

Affirmative action, same-sex marriage, the moral limits of markets - Sandel relates the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of...

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 Special priceMAD's Greatest Writers: Frank Jacobs

MAD’s Greatest Writers: Frank Jacobs

Frank Jacobs

For over 50 years Frank Jacobs has been one of MAD's influential writers. In the first installment of our MAD's Greatest Writers series, Frank Jacobs personally collects the highlights from his time at MAD Magazine.

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 Special priceNatural Healing Wisdom & Know How

Natural Healing Wisdom & Know How

Amy Rost

A home reference for natural and alternative health and healing. It includes an index of Ailments and Symptoms that guides readers to useful methods and techniques to help them manage specific issues and problems.

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Poets in Their Youth

Poets in Their Youth

Eileen Simpson

In 1942, Eileen Simpson - then Eileen Mulligan - married John Berryman. Both were in their twenties; Eileen had just graduated from Hunter College and John had but one slim volume of poetry to his name. They moved frequently -...

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Unlock Your Imagination

Unlock Your Imagination

DK

This incredible activity book contains 250 ideas to keep kids entertained and includes everything needed to play checkers, chess, and snakes-and-ladders.   

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Timelines of Everything

Timelines of Everything

DK

From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of robots and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines. Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, this compendium takes readers on a...

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The Bible Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The Bible Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

DK

The stories, events, and teachings contained in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelations explained with accessible text and bold graphics.     

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Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

DK

An illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery - from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions.    

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Star Wars Made Easy

Star Wars Made Easy

Christian Blauvelt

Get a handle on the world's most popular saga with quick Q&As and at-a-glance illustrations. You'll never confuse a Jedi and a Jawa again!     

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The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia

Sandy Ransford, Bob Langrish

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia by Sandy Ransford is a fantastic gift for children who dream of having a horse or pony of their own.    

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 Special priceDC Comics: A Visual History (Updated Edition)

DC Comics: A Visual History (Updated Edition)

Alan Cowsill, Alex Irvine, Matthew Manning

Discover the world behind the DC Universe!    

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Drive: The Definitive History of Driving

Drive: The Definitive History of Driving

Giles Chapman

Charting the 130-years from the arrival of horseless carriages to the advent of driverless vehicles, celebrate the automobile and the romance of the open road.   

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Franklin and Eleanor

Franklin and Eleanor

Hazel Rowley

Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. It raised eyebrows in their lifetimes and has only become more controversial since their deaths....

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Altered Traits

Altered Traits

Goleman Daniel, Richard J Davidson

Two New York Times-bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain.

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 Special priceTestosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Cordelia Fine

A landmark new book from Cordelia Fine, author of the hugely influential Delusions of Gender

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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Daniel H Pink

Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.

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 Special pricePrimate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

This is the road from climate change to primate change.

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 Special priceThe Lady with the Borzoi

The Lady with the Borzoi

Laura Claridge

The untold story of Blanche Knopf, the singular woman who helped define American literature.

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Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

Elizabeth P. Archibald

Chock-full of incredible advice that's stood the test of time and based on the popular blog, ASK THE PAST is the tongue-in-cheek compilation of hilarious and fascinating answers to everyone's questions, drawn from real antique...

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 Special priceThe Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

Wendy Moore

From the author of the No. 1 bestseller WEDLOCK, the story of two pioneering men of science, and a nation in thrall to mesmerism...

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The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee

The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee

Jared M. Diamond

From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel More than 98 % of human genes are shared with two species of chimpanzee.

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Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited

Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited

Philip Eade

A scintillating new biography of the novelist Evelyn Waugh, by acclaimed biographer Philip Eade.

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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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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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 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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 Special priceRebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

x Mike Rapport

A brilliant historical narrative of London, Paris and New York in the Age of Revolution, just as they were transforming into the great global cities we know them to be today.

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The World Beyond Your Head

The World Beyond Your Head

Matthew B Crawford

Drawing on moral philosophy, cognitive science, the work lessons of craftsmen and his own life lessons as an academic and mechanic, Matthew Crawford shows how each of us can learn to live in the world around us.

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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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 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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