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The King's Assassin: The Secret Plot to Murder King James I

The King’s Assassin: The Secret Plot to Murder King James I

Benjamin Woolley

An absorbing account of the conspiracy to kill King James I by his handsome lover, the Duke of Buckingham, an historical crime that has remained hidden for 400 years

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 Special priceThe AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss

The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss

Hope Edelman

A new and timely exploration of the long-term grieving process, from NYT-bestselling author and expert on grief and loss, Hope Edelman.

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 Special priceYou Do You

You Do You

Sarah Knight

Hilarious and empowering advice, tips and life-changing wisdom on being yourself and doing your thing - from our favourite 'anti-guru' and bestselling sensation Sarah Knight

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 Special priceThe Undying

The Undying

Anne Boyer

An intellectually exhilarating memoir-meets-examination of cancer (both illness and industry) in the age of data, from an award-winning poet and essayist.

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 Special pricePanorama of the Enlightenment

Panorama of the Enlightenment

Dorinda Outram

A sourcebook and survey of the Enlightenment - its people, its horizons, its defining characteristics, its whole culture. This work follows the men and women of the Enlightenment in their search for definition and redefinition of...

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 Special priceThinking Inside the Box

Thinking Inside the Box

Adrienne Raphel

A delightful, erudite, and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history from a brilliant young writer.

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Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans

Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans

Admiral James Stavridis

From one of the most admired admirals of his generation comes a remarkable voyage through all of the world's most important bodies of water, providing the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial element in...

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 Special priceRespect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

David Ritz

The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz.

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 Special priceJimmy Page: The Definitive Biography

Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography

Chris Salewicz

Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has remained an enigma despite his success. In this definitive biography of his life so far, Chris Salewicz draws on his own interviews with Page and those closest around him to unravel...

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The Infernal Library

The Infernal Library

Daniel Kalder

A darkly humorous tour of dictator literature in the twentieth century, featuring the soul-killing prose and poetry of Hitler, Mao, and many more, which shows how books have sometimes shaped the world for the worse

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 Special priceHistory Repeating: Why Populists Rise and Governments Fall

History Repeating: Why Populists Rise and Governments Fall

Sam Wilkin

The laws of political turmoil laid bare in five astonishing stories.

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Einstein's Shadow

Einstein’s Shadow

Seth Fletcher

Traces the efforts of an elite scientific team who tested Einstein's theory of relativity during a historic mission to photograph a black hole, addressing key questions about time, space, and the nature of the universe.

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 Special priceCalling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

Jevin D. West, Carl T. Bergstrom

We think we know bullshit when we hear it, but do we? A spotter's guide to bullshit in the wild from two brilliantly contrarian scientists

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 Special priceThe Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World

The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World

Sarah Stewart Johnson

A talented young planetary scientist traces our centuries-old obsession with a seemingly desolate planet

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The Age of Disenchantments

The Age of Disenchantments

Aaron Shulman

A gripping narrative history of Spain's most brilliant and troubled literary family - a tale about the making of art, myth, and legacy - set against the upheaval of the Spanish Civil War and beyond

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Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008

Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008

Nadine Gordimer

An extraordinary achievement, Telling Times reflects the true spirit of the writer as a literary beacon, moral activist, and political visionary.

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 Special priceFatherland: A Family History

Fatherland: A Family History

Nina Bunjevac

A heartfelt and extremely absorbing examination of exile, reconciliation and destructive politics...as vividly immediate as any headline. -Rachel Cooke, Guardian

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 Special priceMy Penguin Year

My Penguin Year

Lindsay McCrae

An unprecedented portrait of an emperor penguin colony in Antarctica, generously illustrated with the author's breathtaking photography.

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 Special priceThe Tyranny of Merit

The Tyranny of Merit

Michael J. Sandel

Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the polarized politics of our time, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalisation and rising inequality.

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The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound

The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound

Daniel Swift

A groundbreaking biography of Ezra Pound, one of the most controversial poets of the twentieth century, told through the stories of his illustrious visitors at St Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC

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Transit Maps of the World: Expanded and Updated Edition

Transit Maps of the World: Expanded and Updated Edition

Mark Ovenden, Mike Ashworth

Expanded and updated edition of the world's first collection of every urban train map on earth. --Cover.

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Women & Power: A Manifesto

Women & Power: A Manifesto

Mary Beard

New York Times Bestseller One of the Guardian's 100 Best Books of the 21st Century - A modern feminist classic. From the internationally acclaimed classicist and New York Times best-selling author comes this timely...

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 Special priceThe Meaning Revolution: Leading with the Power of Purpose

The Meaning Revolution: Leading with the Power of Purpose

Fred Kofman, Reid Hoffman

Why purpose and meaning drive success, by the 'in-house philosopher' at LinkedIn.

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 Special priceThe Republic of Plato

The Republic of Plato

Adam Kirsch, Allan Bloom

The best available English translation.... [It] compels intelligent readers to come to grips with what Plato actually wrote.' , American Political Science Review

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 Special price Read reviewThe Man in the Red Coat

The Man in the Red Coat

Julian Barnes

Britain's most passionate Francophile takes us on a wonderfully rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi

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My Grandfather's Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War

My Grandfather’s Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War

Anne Sinclair, Shaun Whiteside

A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir.

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Wherever You Go There You are

Wherever You Go There You are

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Re-released on its tenth anniversary of publication, this book presents meditation as a natural activity that can be practiced anytime and anywhere, without props or trappings.

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 Special priceHow Innovation Works

How Innovation Works

Matt Ridley

Building on his bestseller The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley chronicles the history of innovation, and how we need to change our thinking on the subject

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 Special priceCreating Minds

Creating Minds

Howard E Gardner

The man who revolutionized the understanding of intelligence now gives readers a pathbreaking view of creativity, along with riveting portraits of seven figures who each reinvented an area of human endeavor.

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A World of Three Zeros

A World of Three Zeros

Muhammad Yunus

In A World of Three Zeros, Yunus describes the new civilization emerging from the economic experiments his work has helped to inspire. 

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 Special priceMy Cool Bike: An Inspirational Guide to Bikes and Bike Culture

My Cool Bike: An Inspirational Guide to Bikes and Bike Culture

Chris Haddon

The bicycle is the most popular form of transport on the planet. Cycling is simply ideal for many things and we are at the dawn of a new golden age of this versatile machine. This book will appeal to all who have taken up cycling...

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The Dinosaur Artist

The Dinosaur Artist

Paige Williams

In the tradition of The Orchid Thief, The Dinosaur Artist is a stunning work of narrative journalism about humans' relationship with natural history and a seemingly intractable conflict between science and commerce.

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Hitler: A Global Biography

Hitler: A Global Biography

Brendan Simms

A prize-winning historian presents a deeply learned and radically revisionist biography, arguing that the dictator's main strategic enemy, from the start of his political career in the 1920s, was not communism or the Soviet Union,...

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Crucible: The Long End of the Great War and the Birth of a New World, 1917-1924

Crucible: The Long End of the Great War and the Birth of a New World, 1917-1924

Charles Emmerson

A bold, revisionist account of World War I's lingering end, the bloody years that followed, and the Western world's reeling transformation.

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The Unsettling of Europe: How Migration Reshaped a Continent

The Unsettling of Europe: How Migration Reshaped a Continent

Peter Gatrell

Migration is perhaps the most pressing issue of the time, and it has completely decentered European politics in recent years. But as people consider the current refugee crisis, acclaimed historian Gatrell reminds that the history...

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Augustine

Augustine

Robin Lane Fox

Acclaimed historian Robin Lane Fox presents a beautifully written biography of one of the most influential figures in all of Christianity: Saint Augustine.

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 Special priceFellini: The Sixties

Fellini: The Sixties

Anita Ekberg, Manoah Bowman

One of two books launching an exciting new publishing partnership with Turner Classic Movies, Fellini: Sixties is an awe-inspiring, photo-filled homage to the signature work of Italy's most celebrated filmmaker, Federico Fellini....

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 Special priceThe Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics

The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics

Bruce J. Schulman (Associate Professor of History and Director of American Studies, Boston University, USA)

This is a history of the 1970s that contends that the decade's politics, culture and social and religious upheaval was a defining moment in American history - and crucial in creating the world of the early 21st century. It...

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A Short History of England

A Short History of England

Simon Jenkins

The English bestseller by the former editor of the London Times: a concise, beautifully illustrated narrative of the rise and reign of England, from the Dark Ages to the Tudors, Winston Churchill, and beyond.

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The Word Detective

The Word Detective

John Simpson

Can you drink a glass of balderdash? What do you call the part of a dog's back it can't scratch? And if, serendipitously, you find yourself in Serendip, then where exactly are you? The answers to all of these questions -- and a...

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Adam Smith: Father of Economics

Adam Smith: Father of Economics

Jesse Norman, Matthew Waterson

A dazzlingly original, remarkable account of the life and thought of legendary economist Adam Smith.

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 Special priceBowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life

Bowie’s Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life

John O'Connell

Bowie's Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime: it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.

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Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain

Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain

Brian A Catlos

In Kingdoms of Faith, award-winning historian Brian A. Catlos rewrites the history of Islamic Spain from the ground up, evoking the cultural splendor of al-Andalus, while offering an authoritative new interpretation of the forces...

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Inheritors of the Earth

Inheritors of the Earth

Chris D. Thomas

Human activity has irreversibly changed the natural environment. But the news isn't all bad.

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 Special priceThe Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love

The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love

Marilyn Yalom

An eminent scholar unearths the captivating history of the two-lobed heart symbol, shedding light on how we have expressed love since antiquity

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 Special priceShakespeare: The Theatre of Our World

Shakespeare: The Theatre of Our World

Peter Conrad

Peter Conrad explores the phenomenon of Shakespeare, and assesses Shakespeare's global legacy across every continent and across every genre of the creative arts.

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 Special priceWild Beautiful Places: 50 Picture-Perfect Travel Destinations Around the Globe

Wild Beautiful Places: 50 Picture-Perfect Travel Destinations Around the Globe

National Geographic

Experience the world's most wild, remote, beautiful places with shots by National Geographic photographers and vintage photos pulled from the National Geographic archives.

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 Special priceGlimpses of Australian Birdlife

Glimpses of Australian Birdlife

Peter Slater, Sally Elmer, Raoul Slater

In Glimpses of Australian Birds, authors Peter Slater & Sally Elmer with Raoul Slater take us into the world of birds as they see it.To photograph this book, Raoul Slater spent days sitting in hides with primitive cameras or...

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 Special priceThe Life of Tea: A Journey to the World's Finest Teas

The Life of Tea: A Journey to the World’s Finest Teas

Michael Freeman, Timothy d'Offay

Documentary photographer Michael Freeman and tea expert Timothy d'Offay explore the terroir, taste and culture of the world's favourite drink.

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An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler

An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler

Peter Fritzsche

'A profoundly significant exploration of how Europeans-both Germans and those under German occupation-struggled to make sense of the conflict.' - Richard Overy, Wall Street Journal

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Messiah

Messiah

Jonathan Keates

An authoritative and affectionate celebration of the high-point of the Georgian golden age of music, Messiah is essential reading for lovers of classical music.

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 Special priceBlack & Decker: The Book of Home How-to (Updated 2nd Edition)

Black & Decker: The Book of Home How-to (Updated 2nd Edition)

Editors of Cool Springs Press

BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To Revised and Updated is the most complete and current home reference book available covering just about every home repair or improvement project imaginable in full color, step-by step...

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 Special priceFossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind

Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind

Kermit Pattison

The science-adventure story of the ... team who discovered the 'Ardi' skeleton, a human more than a million years older than the famous Lucy, and their 20-year quest to redefine our understanding of human evolution --

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 Special priceFare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip

Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead’s Long, Strange Trip

Joel Selvin, Pamela Turley

A tell-all biography of the epic in-fighting of the Grateful Dead in the years following band leader Jerry Garcia's death in 1995

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India's War

India’s War

Srinath Raghavan

Between 1939 and 1945 India underwent irreversible change when Indians suddenly found themselves fighting in World War II, and the author paints a picture of battles abroad and life on the home front, arguing that the war is...

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 Special priceBeethoven's Eroica: The First Great Romantic Symphony

Beethoven’s Eroica: The First Great Romantic Symphony

James Hamilton-Paterson

An ode to Beethoven's Third Symphony

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The Lady Queen

The Lady Queen

Nancy Goldstone

The riveting history of a beautiful queen, a shocking murder, a papal trial - and a reign as triumphant as any in the Middle Ages.

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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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Hunter of Stories

Hunter of Stories

Eduardo Galeano, Mark Fried

The internationally acclaimed last work by the legendary Latin American writer

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Ways of Heaven: An Introduction to Chinese Thought

Ways of Heaven: An Introduction to Chinese Thought

Roel Sterckx

A leading China scholar offers an engrossing introduction to classical China's world of ideas. Drawing on evocative examples from philosophical texts, literature, and everyday life over centuries of Chinese history, he introduces...

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 Special priceWhy Bowie Matters

Why Bowie Matters

Will Brooker

A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life's work and journey, and why he will...

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 Read reviewMantel Pieces

Mantel Pieces

Hilary Mantel

A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of the Wolf Hall Trilogy.    

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Talk on the Wild Side: Why Language Can't Be Tamed

Talk on the Wild Side: Why Language Can’t Be Tamed

Lane Greene

Talk on the Wild Side is both a guide to the great debates and controversies of usage, and a love letter to language itself. Holding it together is Greene's infectious enthusiasm for his subject.

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 Special priceThe Quantum Labyrinth

The Quantum Labyrinth

Paul Halpern

The story of the unlikely friendship between the two physicists who fundamentally recast the notion of time and history.

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Passchendaele

Passchendaele

Nick Lloyd

First published in 2017 by Random House UK.

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 Special priceVargic's Curious Cosmic Compendium

Vargic’s Curious Cosmic Compendium

Martin Vargic

Discover the cosmos like you've never seen it before with internet sensation, Martin Vargic, at your side.

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The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court

The Queen’s Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth’s Court

Anna Whitelock

Historian Anna Whitelock offers a revealing look at the Elizabethan court and the politics of intimacy, dramatically reconstructing the Queen's quarters and the women who patrolled them

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 Special priceReef Life: An Underwater Memoir

Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir

Callum Roberts

A hugely affecting memoir by the world's leading coral reef scientist, revealing the thrill of diving and the vital science and story of these majestic reefs.

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Then They Came for Me

Then They Came for Me

Matthew D Hockenos

A nuanced portrait of courage in the face of evil, Then They Came for Me puts the question to us today: What would I have done?

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 Special priceHead Case

Head Case

Cole Cohen

A spirited, wry, and utterly original memoir about one woman's struggle to make her way and set up a life after doctors discover a hole the size of a lemon in her brain.

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 Special priceAffairs of the Art: Love, loss and power in the art world

Affairs of the Art: Love, loss and power in the art world

Katrina Strickland

Through interviews with those handling the estates of artists including Fred Williams, Brett Whiteley, John Brack, Howard Arkley, Bronwyn Oliver, George Baldessin and Albert Tucker, as well as a raft of art dealers, academics,...

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 Special priceA Beer in the Loire

A Beer in the Loire

Tommy Barnes

An irresistible feast of humour and heart featuring colourful characters, a stunning location, and an inspiring collection of beer recipes

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 Special priceThe Warburgs

The Warburgs

Ron Chernow

The definitive biography of the twentieth century's great German-Jewish banking family.

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Who 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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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

Antony Beevor

From critically acclaimed world historian Beevor comes the first major account in more than 20 years to cover the whole Normandy invasion, from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25 of the same year. b&w...

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 Special priceVersailles

Versailles

Colin Jones

A magisterial overview of the creation, extension and adaptation of the palace of Versailles and its environs, and an exploration of the myth of Versailles from Louis XIV to the present day.

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 Special priceAll Over the Map

All Over the Map

Betsy Mason, Greg Miller

This book explores stories behind maps across history and illuminates how the art of cartography still thrives today.

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh

Carl Zimmer

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society - a force set to...

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Versailles

Versailles

Professor of European History Colin Jones (University of Warwick)

Accessible and compelling, this book is a must-read for all Francophiles.

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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 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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 Special priceWasn't That a Time

Wasn’t That a Time

Jesse Jarnow

A socio-cultural biography of folk-pop legends the Weavers, by the author of Heads

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 Special priceThe 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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Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World

Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World

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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 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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The Story of Food: An Illustrated History of Everything We Eat

The Story of Food: An Illustrated History of Everything We Eat

DK, Giles Coren, Jill Norman

Explore the tales, symbolism, and traditions that come wrapped up in the food on our plates - food that not only feeds our bodies but also makes up our culture. The Story of Food is a sumptuously illustrated exploration of our...

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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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 Special priceAntiquity Matters

Antiquity Matters

Frederic Raphael

A sharp, often surprising, view of the classical world by a major classics scholar at Cambridge and author of The Glittering Prizes

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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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 Special price'Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More

‘Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More

Iggy Pop

Lyrics, essays and photographs from one of music's most influential, enduring and endearing artists.

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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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 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

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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 Special priceLives of the Ancient Egyptians

Lives of the Ancient Egyptians

Toby Wilkinson

Reveals the greatest civilization of the ancient world through the lives of 100 men and women who experienced it at first hand. Featuring works of art and scenes of daily life, this work offers insights into the history and...

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 Special priceBob Marley and the Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History

Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History

Richie Unterberger

Bob Marley and the Wailers documents the band's crucial role in establishing reggae's global popularity, with socially conscious lyrics that made Marley a symbol of pride and justice.

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 Read reviewBetween Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003

Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003

Roberto Bolano, Ignacio Echevarria, Natasha Wimmer

The essays of Roberto Bolano in English at last.

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Red Nile: A Biography of the World's Greatest River

Red Nile: A Biography of the World’s Greatest River

Robert Twigger

In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, award-winning author Robert Twigger weaves a Nile narrative like no other

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 Special priceVan Diemen's Land

Van Diemen’s Land

James Boyce

The iconic multi-award-winning history of colonial Tasmania in a beautifully illustrated hardcover edition, with a new foreword by Richard Flanagan

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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

A.N. Wilson

In this companion biography to the acclaimed Victoria, Wilson offers a deeply textured and ambitious portrait of Prince Albert, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the royal consort's birth.

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 Special priceThe Plots Against Hitler

The Plots Against Hitler

Danny Orbach

A new and definitive account of the anti-Nazi underground in Germany and its numerous efforts to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales

More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales

Robert Bly

National Book Award-winning poet and author of the internationally best-selling Iron John, Robert Bly revisits a selection of fairy tales and examines how these enduring narratives capture the essence of human nature.

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 Special priceRouleur Annual 6

Rouleur Annual 6

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The World Broke in Two

The World Broke in Two

Bill Goldstein

Based on original research, The World Broke in Two captures both the literary breakthroughs and the intense personal dramas of these beloved writers as they strive for greatness.

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Out of Character: Surprising Truths about the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us

Out of Character: Surprising Truths about the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us

David DeSteno, Piercarlo Valdesolo (Claremont McKenna University, USA)

Two rising stars in the field of psychology present surprising truths about the liar, cheat, sinner (and saint) lurking in all of us, and reveal groundbreaking revelations about how subconscious forces dictate the kind of person...

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 Special priceThe Human Swarm

The Human Swarm

Mark W. Moffett

The epic story of how humans evolved from intimate chimp communities into a world-dominating species.

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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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 Special priceBotany Bay and the First Fleet: The Real Story

Botany Bay and the First Fleet: The Real Story

Alan Frost

Now in one definitive volume, Botany Bay and the First Fleet is a full, authentic account of the beginnings of modern Australia.

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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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Francis I: The Maker of Modern France

Francis I: The Maker of Modern France

Leonie Frieda

The bestselling author of Catherine de Medici turns to Francis I, the king who transformed France into a great nation.

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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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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 priceUnruly 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 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 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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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 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 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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 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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The Pope Who Would Be King

The Pope Who Would Be King

David I Kertzer

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of the bloody revolution that stripped the pope of political power and signaled the birth of modern Europe.

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Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

Ryan H. Walsh

A mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968, featuring Van Morrison, folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many more.

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 Special priceUrban Arboreal: A Modern Glossary of City Trees

Urban Arboreal: A Modern Glossary of City Trees

Michael Jordan, Kelly Louise Judd

A selection of 70 urban-dwelling trees from across the world that celebrates the beauty and cultural importance of these botanical giants.

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 Special priceThe Games: A Global History of the Olympics

The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

David Goldblatt

The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic games-by a New York Times best-selling sportswriter. A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2016

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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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Nelson: The Sword of Albion

Nelson: The Sword of Albion

John Sugden

Originally published in the U.K. in 2012 by The Bodley Head --Title page verso.

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 Special priceThe Sporting Horse: In Pursuit of Equine Excellence

The Sporting Horse: In Pursuit of Equine Excellence

Nicola Jane Swinney, Bob Langrish, Jane Holderness-Roddam

Stunning photographs from a unique personal archive which reveal horse and rider working together in perfect harmony to achieve sporting excellence.

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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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Feel Free: Essays

Feel Free: Essays

Zadie Smith

From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays.

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 Special priceLiving with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

Dr Neil MacGregor

Neil MacGregor's new book traces how different societies have understood and articulated their place in the cosmic scheme.

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 Special priceBallad of the Anarchist Bandits

Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits

John Merriman

The thrilling story of the Bonnot Gang, a band of anarchist bank robbers whose crimes terrorized Belle Epoque Paris, and whose escapades reflected the fast-paced, dizzyingly modern, and increasingly violent period on the eve of...

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Bethlehem: Biography of a Town

Bethlehem: Biography of a Town

Nicholas Blincoe

An unforgettable history of the beloved little town at the heart of the world's longest conflict, chronicling times of peace and war over the course of 11,000 years

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A Force So Swift

A Force So Swift

Kevin Peraino

A compelling year-long narrative of America's response to the fall of Chiang Kai-shek and Nationalist China in 1949, and Mao Zedong and the Communist Party's rise to power, forever altering the world's geopolitical map. --Provided...

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The Incurable Romantic: And Other Tales of Madness and Desire

The Incurable Romantic: And Other Tales of Madness and Desire

Dr Frank Tallis, Simon Shepherd

A psychologist explores the intersection of love and madness through the riveting stories of the patients he has treated

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The 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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 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 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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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 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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