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    Between the World and Me (Paperback) Ta-Nehisi Coates

    In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment (the abolition of slavery), the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one. It is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country's foundational wealth, violently segregated to unite a nation after a civil war and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up and...

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    The Blood of Emmett Till (English, Hardback) Timothy B. Tyson

    The definitive account of the Emmett Till lynching, based on never-before-heard accounts by those involved, by an award-winning author.

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    Man's Search for Meaning (Hardback) Viktor E. Frankl

    A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest. This work offers us a way to transcend suffering.

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    On Tyranny (English, Paperback) Timothy Snyder

    “The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism.  Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.”  from On Tyranny

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    Life in the UK Test: Handbook 2017 (Paperback) Henry Dillon

    Contains the complete official study materials reproduced from Life in the United Kingdom: A guide for new residents 3rd edition as well as expert study advice and diagrams. Purchasers also get a free subscription to online tests at www.lifeintheuk.net. Everything you need to pass the test with confidence in one book.

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    Ripper (English, Hardback) Patricia Cornwell

    From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world’s most chilling cases of serial murder—and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the ghoulish nature of his art—as well as...

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    The One-Cent Magenta (English, Hardback) James Barron

    Through the stories of the eccentric characters who have bought, owned, and sold the one-cent magenta in the years in between, James Barron delivers a fascinating tale of global history and immense wealth, and of the human desire to collect.

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    Seven Pillars of Wisdom (English, Paperback) T. E. Lawrence

    Written between 1919 and 1926, this text tells of the campaign aganist the Turks in the Middle East, encompassing gross acts of cruelty and revenge, ending in a welter of stink and corpses in a Damascus hospital.

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    Inglorious Empire (English, Hardback) Shashi Tharoor

    Inglorious Empire tells the real story of the British in India - from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj - revealing how Britain's rise was built upon its plunder of India.

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    The Phantom Atlas (Hardback) Edward Brooke-Hitching

    The astonishing story of the maps and atlases throughout history that got it completely wrong

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    A Christmas Cornucopia (Hardback) Mark Forsyth

    The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customs For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas. We don't know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means 'Go away, Christ'. Nor do we know that Christmas was first celebrated in 243 AD on 28 March - and only moved to...

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    The Not-Quite States of America (English, Hardback) Doug Mack

    An eye-opening journey to the most overlooked parts of America.

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    High Noon (English, Hardback) Glenn Frankel

    From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Searchers, the revelatory story behind the classic movie High Noon and the toxic political climate in which it was created.

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    The Lies They Tell (English, Paperback) Tuvia Tenenbom

    The USA is the world’s empire and its actions will influence us all for generations to come. But who are the Americans, the people who make up America? Tuvia Tenenbom travels through America to find out. His wanderings take him across regional frontiers, partisan lines, and socioeconomic boundaries in a fearless quest for the flesh-and-blood American. He visits black ghettos and white gated...

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    The Lessons of History (English, Paperback) Will Durant

    Available for the first time in paperback, The Lessons of History is Will and Ariel Durant's celebrated collection on the themes that define history

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    What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur'an - A History of Islam & the United States (English, Paperback) William, J Federer

    A fascinated, fast-paced history of the world from a perspective never imagined. Current events come into focus in the back drop of 1,400 years of inconceivable events and conflicts connected to the spread of Islam.

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    Syria (Paperback) John McHugo

    An enlightening and authoritative history, explaining both the creation and unravelling of the current Syrian regime and the roots of the broader Middle East conflict. A rare and accessible guide to a complex nation. Fully updated edition with 5 maps.

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    Animals Strike Curious Poses (English, Hardback) Elena Passarello

    With exuberant wit, Elena Passarello casts her gaze on famous historical animals, crafting an essay collection organized as medieval bestiary.

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    A Great Place to Have a War (English, Hardback) Joshua Kurlantzick

    A riveting, thought-provoking look at how Operation Momentum changed American foreign policy forever.

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    Panzer 38T vs BT-7 (English, Paperback) Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier

    An illustrated account of two important World War II tanks, the German Panzer 38(t) and the Soviet BT-7, depicting their struggle for mastery on World War II s Eastern Front."

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