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New and Recommended: History & Politics

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Books about the past, the present and the future.

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'This book is dynamite' - ROBERT GILDEA, author of Empires of the MindA searing, landmark study of the British Empire that lays bare its pervasive use of violence throughout the twentieth century. Sprawling across a quarter of the world's…

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Groomed. Gaslighted. Ghosted.They thought they'd found their soulmate. They had no idea he was spying on them.These five motivated, independent women each thought they'd met their perfect partner - someone who shared their values, ambitions…

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'Glorious... Scurr is one of the most gifted non-fiction writers alive' Simon Schama, Financial TimesA revelatory portrait of Napoleon written for our own time, exploring his love of nature and the gardens that gave his revolutionary life…

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‘The most important work of contemporary reporting I have ever read’ SALLY ROONEY‘Journalism of the most urgent kind’ FINANCIAL TIMESThe Western world has turned its back on refugees, fuelling one of the most…

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The story of the rise and fall of the U.S.S.R. by one of the world’s leading Soviet historians.The U.S.S.R. A nation that arrived in the world accidentally, and departed unexpectedly. Over a century after the Russian Revolution, the…

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The Times and Financial Times Book of the YearA revelatory model that explains how we buy, sell, work and live.'Absolutely brilliant.' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow___Meet the business…

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***SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2021***A 2021 Book of the YearThe Times * Sunday Times * Telegraph * New Statesman * Financial Times * Irish Independent * Daily Mail'A masterpiece' SPECTATOR'Exemplary [and] important... This is…

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A radically uplifting account of our species' progress, from one of the world's pre-eminent thinkers - with breakthrough insights into the power of diversity and our capacity to tackle climate change.'Completely brilliant and utterly…

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A coruscating portrait of Britain’s greatest imperialistThe Churchill cult is completely out of control. In its present form, explains Tariq Ali, it was created during the Thatcher period, marked by the Falkland/Malvinas war and…

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