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  • The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
    The Obstacle is the Way (English, Paperback) Ryan Holiday

    We give up too easily. With a simple change of attitude, what seem like insurmountable obstacles become once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Ryan Holiday, who dropped out of college at nineteen to serve as an apprentice to bestselling 'modern Machiavelli' Robert Greene and is now a media consultant for billion-dollar brands, draws on the philosophy of the Stoics to guide you in every situation,...

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  • The Art Of Seduction by Robert Greene
    The Art Of Seduction (English, Paperback) Robert Greene

    Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once. This book unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. It provides instruction on how to identify victims by type.

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  • Pocket World in Figures 2019 by The Economist
    Pocket World in Figures 2019 (English, Hardback) The Economist

    For more than 25 years, Pocket World in Figures has been the indispensable handbook on the state of the world, covering demographics, industry, politics, geography, culture and more. ...

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  • The Concise 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene
    The Concise 48 Laws Of Power (English, Paperback) Robert Greene, Joost Elffers

    Suitable for those with an interest in conquest, self-defense, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, this book teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.

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  • The Concise Mastery by Robert Greene
    The Concise Mastery (English, Paperback) Robert Greene

    Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. This title builds on the strategies outlined in The 48 Laws of Power to provide a practical guide to greatness. It helps you learn how to start living by your own rules.

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  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
    Born to Run (English, Paperback) Christopher McDougall

    Focuses on the Tarahumara, a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world. This title tells their story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner.

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  • The 50th Law by 50 Cent
    The 50th Law (English, Paperback) 50 Cent, Robert Greene

    The ultimate hustle is to move freely between the street and corporate worlds, to find your flow and never stay locked in the same position. This is a manifesto for how to operate in the twenty-first century, where everything has been turned on its head.

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  • Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
    Open Veins of Latin America (English, Paperback) Eduardo Galeano

    Covers the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation.

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  • The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene
    The 48 Laws Of Power (English, Paperback) Robert Greene, Joost Ellfers

    Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this guide helps readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way.

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  • Perfumes by Luca Turin
    Perfumes (English, Paperback) Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez

    Offers an argument for the craft of perfume-making. This book describes 2,000 fragrances.

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  • How Bad Are Bananas? by Mike Berners-Lee
    How Bad Are Bananas? (English, Paperback) Mike Berners-Lee

    Packed full of information yet always entertaining. From text messages and plastic bags to wars and volcanoes, How Bad Are Bananas? has the carbon answers we need.

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  • A Natural History of the Hedgerow by John Wright
    A Natural History of the Hedgerow (English, Paperback) John Wright

    It is difficult to think of a more quintessential symbol of the British countryside than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and home to oak and ash, field mice and butterflies. But as much as we might dream about foraging for mushrooms or collecting wayside nettles for soup, most of us are unaware of quite how profoundly hedgerows have shaped the history of our...

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  • Living with Buildings by Iain Sinclair
    Living with Buildings (English, Hardback) Iain Sinclair

    'A remarkable book; surprisingly gripping and often very moving ... stories weave and unweave over the book's course, patterning thought into a complex built environment, at once disorientating and illuminating.' Robert Macfarlane...

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  • The Concise 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene
    The Concise 33 Strategies of War (English, Paperback) Robert Greene

    A guide to the strategies of war. Spanning world civilisations, and synthesising dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts, it features the subtle social game of everyday life. It contains examples of the genius and folly of those from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher and Hannibal to Ulysses S Grant.

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  • As Serious As Your Life by Val Wilmer
    As Serious As Your Life (English, Paperback) Val Wilmer

    An essential masterpiece of jazz history by renowned photographer and music historian, with a new foreword by Richard Williams

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  • On the Edge by Diarmaid Ferriter
    On the Edge (English, Hardback) Diarmaid Ferriter

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ONSIDE NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018...

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  • Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu
    Why Nations Fail (English, Paperback) Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson

    Why are some nations more prosperous than others? This book sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. It explains why the world is divided into nations with wildly differing levels of prosperity.

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  • Scorn by Matthew Parris
    Scorn (English, Paperback) Matthew Parris

    A totally up-to-date compendium of the sharpest, wittiest and downright rudest insults in human history

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  • The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
    The Checklist Manifesto (English, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    One of the top ten greatest doctors in the world looks at the lowly checklist, and how this simple idea - which is free to reproduce - will revolutionise the way we approach problems, and help save lives. Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people.

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  • The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
    The Book of Disquiet (English, Paperback) Fernando Pessoa

    Sitting at his desk, Bernardo Soares imagined himself free forever of Rua dos Douradores, of his boss Vasques, of Moreira the book-keeper, of all the other employees, the errand boy, the post boy, even the cat. But if he left them all tomorrow and discarded the suit of clothes he wears, what else would he do? Because he would have to do something.

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