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  • Days of God
    Days of God (English, Paperback) James Buchan

    An insider's view of one of the events that shaped the modern world.

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  • Sick Heart River
    Sick Heart River (English, Paperback) John Buchan

    Lawyer and politician Sir Edward Leithen has been diagnosed with advanced tuberculosis and has been given a year to live. A former colleague, American John S. Blenkiron, requests help to find his niece's husband, who appears to have flown from his very successful financial career to the Canadian north and Leithen agrees to help.

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  • Days of God
    Days of God (English, Hardback) James Buchan

    The 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran was one of the seminal events of our time. It inaugurated more than thirty years of war in the Middle East and fostered an Islamic radicalism that shapes foreign policy in the United States and Europe to this day. Drawing on his lifetime of engagement with Iran, James Buchan explains the history that gave rise to the Revolution, in which Ayatollah Khomeini and...

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  • Capital of the Mind
    Capital of the Mind (English, Paperback) James Buchan

    By the end of 18th century Edinburgh had become the marvel of modern Europe, home to the finest minds of the day and their breathtaking innovations in architecture, politics, science, the arts, and economies. This book tells the story of the triumph of this town and the men whose vision brought it into being.

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  • The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas
    The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas (English, Paperback) James Buchan

    Celebrated author James Buchan on the widely known-but often misread-Scottish philosopher Adam Smith.

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  • The Persian Bride
    The Persian Bride (English, Paperback) James Buchan

    At once a great love story, a riveting political thriller, and a profound analysis of modern Iran, THE PERSIAN BRIDE is unflinching in its vision of twentieth-century chaos. In 1974, the young Englishman John Pitt follows the hippie trail to Isfahan, where he encounters the enchanting Shirin Farameh. These two young people fall desperately in love and marry, despite their cultural differences and the political upheaval surrounding them. When they are tragically separated, John sets off in search of his wife on a nightmare journey that takes him from the corrupt court of the shah to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  • A Good Place To Die
    A Good Place To Die (Paperback) James Buchan

    In 1974 Iran 18yrd old English teacher John Pitt falls in love with one of his students, Shirin, and the pair escape Isfahan. Yet as the force of revolution tears through Iran, John becomes exposed to incalculable danger. 'This novel is a rare achievement' "The Times".

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  • Frozen Desire
    Frozen Desire (Multiple languages, Paperback) James Buchan

    New Statesman Book of the Year and Winner of the 1997 Duff Cooper Prize

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  • Prince
    Prince (English, Paperback) Houshang Golshiri

    In a crumbling house in a provincial town, the last survivor of a deposed dynasty is slowly dying from tuberculosis. The Prince's magnificent domain has shrunk to his domestic household, where the glories of his ancestors haunt him. Drifting in and out of consciousness, the Prince is tormented by episodes relived of his forbears' whimsical rule.

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  • A Good Place To Die
    A Good Place To Die (English, Paperback) James Buchan

    John Pitt, drop-out from university, has arrived in Iran as a naive English teacher. It is 1974 and in Iran the forces of religious conservatism and of liberal reform are at collision point. Amidst all this, John falls madly, irresponsibly and uncontrollably in love with one of his students.

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  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith (Paperback) James Buchan

    The fresh face of the GBP20 note, Adam Smith was long ago adopted as the father of a neo-conservative economic ideology, not least by Thatcher and Reagan. New Labour has tried to kidnap him as an ancestor. This title shows that Smith fits no modern political category.

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  • The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas
    The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas (English, Hardback) James Buchan

    Celebrated author James Buchan breathes new life into the legacy of Scottish philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790) and the beginnings of modern economics in this engaging biography.

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  • Heart's Journey in Winter
    Heart's Journey in Winter (English, Paperback) James Buchan

    The final battle of the Cold War is about to begin--a secret battle for the divided heart of Germany.

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  • Days of God
    Days of God (Hardback) James Buchan

    An insider's view of one of the events that shaped the modern world.

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  • Days of God
    Days of God (English, Paperback) James Buchan

    An insider's view of one of the events that shaped the modern world.

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  • Adam Smith and the Pursuit of Perfect Liberty
    Adam Smith and the Pursuit of Perfect Liberty (Hardback) James Buchan

    The Scottish Philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790) was adopted as the father of a neo-conservative ideology of unregulated business and small government. This study shows that Smith fits no modern political category and that much of what politicians and economists say about him is false.

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  • The Gate of Air
    The Gate of Air (Paperback) James Buchan

    A literary ghost story. When mysterious loner Jim Smith moves into remote Paradise Farmhouse, he experiences some strange but wonderful midnight visits from an ethereal woman. He soon discovers that this dream-like figure is the incarnation of a 1960s beauty, immortalized in a famous nude portrait that belongs to his neighbour.

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