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  • The Emperor
    The Emperor (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    After the deposition of Haile Selassie in 1974, which ended the ancient rule of the Abyssinian monarchy, Ryszard Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia and sought out surviving courtiers to tell their stories. This work depicts the lavish, corrupt world they had known - from the rituals, hierarchies and intrigues at court to the vagaries of a ruler.

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  • Games with Shadows
    Games with Shadows (English, Paperback) Neal Ascherson

    NealAscherson is the most unusual political essayist writing in Britain today.

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  • The Ice Saints
    The Ice Saints (English, Paperback) Frank Tuohy

    An award-winning novel depicting life in Poland behind the Iron Curtain.

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  • The Polish August
    The Polish August (English, Paperback) Neal Ascherson

    What has happened in Poland? Poland has erupted four times in the last twenty five years, but only the events of 1980 have had comprehensive media coverage. As a result, many questions have been raised in the minds of Western observers. How were such changes possible? What forces lay behind them? In what way did the workers' strike relate to the demands for political democracy? Although a...

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  • Germany: Jekyll and Hyde (Multiple languages, Hardback) Sebastian Haffner $56.70 $71.19
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  • Germany: Jekyll and Hyde
    Germany: Jekyll and Hyde (English, Paperback) Sebastian Haffner $22.44 $26.82
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  • Memoirs of an Italian Terrorist
    Memoirs of an Italian Terrorist (English, Paperback) Giorgio

    In candid and grim detail, Giorgio tells of his transition to living underground. He coldly narrates his mundane routine that prefigures the methods of al-Quaeda. He describes the succession of events that took him from simple trouble making to full-fledged terrorism.

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  • Stone Voices
    Stone Voices (English, Paperback) Neal Ascherson

    Scotland has a new Parliament and it has North Sea oil, but is it yet an independent, self-sustaining democracy? Is it a true nation? In Stone Voices, Neal Ascherson launches what he calls an imaginative invasion of his native land, searching for the relationships, themes, and fantasies that make up "Scotland.

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  • Black Sea
    Black Sea (Paperback) Neal Ascherson

    Black Sea is at once a homage to an ocean and its shores and an amazingly readable meditation on Eurasian history from the earliest times to the present. the growth of Russian power across the grasslands, and the centuries of war between Ottoman and Russian Empires around the Black Sea;

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  • The Periodic Table
    The Periodic Table (Hardback) Primo Levi

    An extraordinary kind of autobiography in which each of the 21 chapters takes its title and its starting-point from one of the elements in the periodic table.

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  • Black Sea
    Black Sea (English, Paperback) Neal Ascherson

    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History...

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  • Wojtek the Bear
    Wojtek the Bear (English, Paperback) Aileen Orr, Neal Ascherson

    Epilogue by Neal Ascherson 'Wojtek' chronicles the life and death of a brown bear, from being adopted as a mascot by the Polish army and then as a fully enlisted 'soldier' tasked with carrying mortar rounds to his world fame and final home in Edinburgh Zoo.

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  • Games with Shadows
    Games with Shadows (English, CD-Audio) Neal Ascherson

    Beautifully written, intelligent and provocative reflections on the world scene as Ascherson looks first at the painful business of being English in a period of decline marked by public nastiness and private confusion. He goes on to attack?in an important and original series of arguments -the politics of Stonehenge: the UK's archaic and undemocratic constitution, and finally examines the...

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  • Berlin
    Berlin (English, Paperback) Neal Ascherson, The AKG London and the Archiv fuer Kunst und Geschichte, Berlin

    Through images, many of which have not been published before, this book tells the story of Berlin in the 20th century. It documents the changes in the city from the viewpoint of the activities of its citizens: at work, leisure, protest and politics.

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  • The Polish August
    The Polish August (English, CD-Audio) Neal Ascherson

    What has happened in Poland? Poland has erupted four times in the last 25 years, but only the events of 1980 have had comprehensive media coverage. As a result, many questions have been raised in the minds of Western observers. How were such changes possible? What forces lay behind them? In what way did the workers' strike relate to the demands for political democracy?...

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  • Black Sea
    Black Sea (Paperback) Neal Ascherson

    This title is a homage to the ocean and its shores, and a meditation on Eurasian history from the earliest times to the present. It evokes the culture, history and politics of the volatile region along these shores.

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  • King Incorporated
    King Incorporated (English, Paperback) Neal Ascherson

    It is the aim of this text to describe Leopold II without prejudice. The text presents many aspects of his life: as a most ruthless negotiator; as the cold father; and as the sensual ancient riding his tricycle at Vilefranche-sur-Mer to pedal round to the villa of a young mistress.

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  • Stone Voices
    Stone Voices (Paperback) Neal Ascherson

    The story of Neal Ascherson's return to his native Scotland. It is an exploration of Scottish identity, but this is no journalistic rumination on the future of that small nation. Ascherson instead weaves together a story of deep time with the story of modern Scotland and its rebirth.

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