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  • Between
    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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  • Killers
    Killers of the Flower Moon (Hardback) David Grann

    A masterpiece of narrative non-fiction, set around an American crime and the birth of the FBI, a thrilling investigative account of a forgotten moment in history.

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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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    The First Americans Were Africans (English, Paperback) David Imhotep Ph.D. $20.41 $39.99
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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 Boy on the Wooden Box (English, Paperback) Leon Leyson

    A remarkable memoir of strength and bravery from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler's list.

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    Britain's Royal Families (English, Paperback) Alison Weir

    Presents genealogical details of members of the royal houses of England, Scotland and Great Britain - from 800AD to the present. This title contains the biographical information relating to various monarchs as well as to various members of their immediate family, from parents to grandchildren. It explores the royal family tree.

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    Jambusters (Paperback) Julie Summers

    Published to coincide with the release of a major ITV drama series HOME FIRES, inspired by the book

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  • Decolonizing
    Decolonizing Methodologies (English, Paperback) Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    A call by an indigenous researcher for the decolonizing of research methods, which critically examines the historical and philosophical base of Western research. The book provides a literature which validates frustrations with various Western paradigms, academic traditions and methodologies.

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  • Twelve
    Twelve Years a Slave (English, Paperback) Solomon Northup

    This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award nominated film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family - a wife and two kids. Then one day he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the deep south. These are the true accounts of his twelve hard...

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    Teeth (English, Hardback) Maryleah Otto

    "[Teeth is]… more than an exploration of a two-tiered system—it is a call for sweeping, radical change."—New York Times Book Review“Show me your teeth,” the great naturalist Georges Cuvier is credited with saying, “and I will tell you who you are.” In this shattering new work, veteran health journalist Mary Otto looks inside America’s mouth, revealing...

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    Scotland of Old (English, Sheet map, folded) Collins Maps

    The Collins Scotland of Old Clans Map is a unique pictorial map showing the ancient territories of the principal Scottish clans in the 17th century, and features Don Pottinger's (Islay Herald of Arms) distinctive and original artwork of Scottish arms and crest badges.

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    The Performance of Becoming Human (English, Paperback) Daniel Borzutzky

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    How to be a Good Husband (English, Hardback)

    The art of being a good husband is not an easy one. This little guide was written in the 1930s for the middle classes - one of the first modern self-help books. Illustrated with contemporary line-drawings, it contains delightfully arcane and timelessly true advice: Don't think that your wife has placed waste-paper baskets in the rooms as ornaments.

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  • War
    War in European History (English, Paperback) Michael Howard

    An updated new edition of Michael Howard's classic history of war in European history, from medieval times to the 21st century, showing how the changing face of war has shaped the wider course of the continent's history over the last millennium.

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    Man's Search for Meaning (English, Paperback) Viktor E. Frankl

    The author was able to observe the way that he and other inmates coped with the experience of being in Auschwitz. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest. It offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.

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    The Protocols (English, Paperback) Sergei Nilus

    The Protocols of the (Learned) Elders of Zion is one of the most controversial books ever written. Since its publication this small book has aroused great controversy and bitter debate. It is a source of acrimony and vituperation because of its contents and its supposed authors and because it purports to describe an ancient and enduring agenda for World Empire. Moreover, the "unknown authors" of...

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    Midcentury Christmas (English, Hardback) Sarah Ellen Archer

    A celebration of Christmas in the 1950s and '60s.

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    The Cheese and the Worms (Multiple languages, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Menocchio's 500-year-old challenge to authority remains evocative and vital today.

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    Orientalism (English, Paperback) Edward W. Said

    Surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs.

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