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  • Red Plenty
    Red Plenty (English, Paperback) Francis Spufford

    The Soviet Union was founded on a fairytale. about the brief era when, under the rash leadership of Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet Union looked forward to a future of rich communists and envious capitalists, when Moscow would out-glitter Manhattan, every Lada would be better engineered than a Porsche and sputniks would lead the way to the stars.

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  • True Stories
    True Stories (English, Hardback) Francis Spufford

    An irresistible collection of favorite writings from an author celebrated for his bravura style and sheer unpredictability

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  • Unapologetic
    Unapologetic (Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Offering a realistic account of the bits of our lives advertising agencies prefer to ignore, this book is suitable for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably wrong, and literalistic.

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  • Backroom Boys
    Backroom Boys (Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Offers an account of how British boffins triumphed across the decades in creating everything from computer games to Martian landers. This book contains chapters on the Beagle II, Elite - the 80s computer game, the Blue Streak missile, Concorde, mobile phone technology and the Human Genome Project, among others.

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  • I May Be Some Time
    I May Be Some Time (Paperback) Francis Spufford

    I May Be Some Time is a richly engrossing cultural history of our obsession with ice, Eskimos and polar exploration.When Captain Scott died in 1912 on his way back from the South Pole, his story became a myth embedded in the national imagination.

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  • The Child that Books Built
    The Child that Books Built (Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Children's books - from Narnia to The Hobbit - are celebrated in this enlightened examination of the joys of childhood reading.Fairy tales and Where the Wild Things Are, The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia books, Little House on the Prairie and The Earthsea Trilogy.

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  • Golden Hill
    Golden Hill (English, Hardback) Francis Spufford

    "Gorgeously crafted...Spufford's sprawling recreation here is pitch perfect." ?Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air...

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  • Unapologetic
    Unapologetic (English, Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Francis Spufford's Unapologetic is a wonderfully pugnacious defense of Christianity. Refuting critics such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the "new atheist" crowd, Spufford, a former atheist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, argues that Christianity is recognizable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feeling, satisfying those who believe in it by offering...

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  • The Child That Books Built
    The Child That Books Built (English, Paperback) Francis Spufford

    In this extended love letter to children's books and the wonders they perform, Francis Spufford makes a confession: books were his mother, his father, his school. Reading made him who he is. To understand the thrall of fiction, Spufford goes back to his earliest encounters with books, exploring such beloved classics as The Wind in the Willows, The Little House on the Prairie, and The Chronicles of...

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  • Red Plenty
    Red Plenty (English, CD-Audio) Francis Spufford

    Strange as it may seem, the gray, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairy tale. It was built on the twentieth-century magic called "the planned economy," which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the lands of capitalism could never match. And just for a little while, in the heady years of the late 1950s, the magic seemed to be working.

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  • Heilige (Un)Vernunft!
    Heilige (Un)Vernunft! (German, Hardback) Francis Spufford

    Mit "Heilige (Un)Vernunft" legt Francis Spufford eine geistreiche, scharfzüngige und sehr persönliche Verteidigung des christlichen Glaubens vor. Spufford legt den Fokus nicht auf die naturwissenschaftlichen Aspekte der Diskussion ("ganz ehrlich: Wer will das letztlich beweisen?"). Vielmehr legt er dar, warum sein Glaube ihm Antworten auf die Grunderfahrungen menschlichen Daseins liefert, um die...

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  • Red Plenty
    Red Plenty (English, Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Presents an analysis of the ideology behind the USSR's 20th-century "planned economy," focusing on the brief period in the 1950s when the Soviet Union, under the leadership of Khrushchev, believed it was securing a rich communist future that would outperform capitalist nations, in a text with fictional selections.

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  • Red Plenty
    Red Plenty (Hardback) Francis Spufford

    The Soviet Union was built on 20th-century magic called 'the planned economy', which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that capitalism could never match. And just for a little while, in the late 1950s, the magic seemed to be working. This book is about that moment in history, and how it came, and how it went away.

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  • Antarctic: an Anthology
    Antarctic: an Anthology (Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Features an international mix of classic first-person accounts of exploration, literary travelogues and works of cultural history, natural science and fiction about the South Pole. Published alongside, "The Arctic: An Anthology", this title also includes contributors from explorers such as Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, and Richard Byrd.

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  • I May Be Some Time
    I May Be Some Time (English, Hardback) Francis Spufford

    Examines the British obsession with polar exploration, details the danger and mystery that surrounded these distant, unconquered places, and looks into the minds of various explorers as they headed to the North and South Poles.

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  • I May Be Some Time
    I May Be Some Time (English, Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Examines the British obsession with polar exploration, details the danger and mystery that surrounded these distant, unconquered places, and looks into the minds of various explorers as they headed to the North and South Poles

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  • Rote Zukunft
    Rote Zukunft (German, Paperback) Francis Spufford $19.31
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  • Red Plenty
    Red Plenty (English, CD-Audio) Francis Spufford

    Strange as it may seem, the gray, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairy tale. It was built on the twentieth-century magic called "the planned economy," which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the lands of capitalism could never match. And just for a little while, in the heady years of the late 1950s, the magic seemed to be working.

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  • Ends of the Earth
    Ends of the Earth (Book) Kolbert

    A boxed set of two hardcover books featuring a selection of the greatest writing about the Arctic and the Antarctic.

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  • Golden Hill
    Golden Hill (Hardback) Francis Spufford

    New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746. One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat pitches up at a counting-house door in Golden Hill Street: this is Mr Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion simmering.

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