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  • Being Mortal
    Being Mortal (English, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern experience of mortality - about what it's like to get old...

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  • The Obstacle is the Way
    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 Daily Stoic
    The Daily Stoic (Paperback) Ryan Holiday, Steve Hanselman

    Where can you find joy? What's the true measure of success? How should we manage anger? Find meaning? Conquer grief? The answers to these questions and more lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. The Daily Stoic is a compelling, accessible guide to living a good life, offering daily doses of this classic wisdom. Long the secret weapon of history's great figures, from emperors to artists and...

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  • I Love Dick
    I Love Dick (English, Paperback) Chris Kraus

    When Chris Kraus, an unsuccessful artist pushing 40, spends an evening with a rogue academic named Dick, she falls madly and inexplicably in love, enlisting her husband in her haunted pursuit. Dick proposes a kind of game between them, but when he fails to answer their letters Chris continues alone, transforming an adolescent infatuation into a new form of philosophy. ...

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  • The 50th Law
    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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  • The Concise Mastery
    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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  • Perennial Seller
    Perennial Seller (English, Paperback) Ryan Holiday

    Bestselling author and marketing strategist Ryan Holiday reveals to creatives of all stripes-authors, entrepreneurs, musicians, filmmakers, fine artists-how a classic work is made and marketed....

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  • The Concise 33 Strategies of War
    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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  • Good Strategy/Bad Strategy
    Good Strategy/Bad Strategy (English, Paperback) Richard Rumelt

    Provides explanation on how to develop and take action on strategy, in business, politics and beyond. This title dispels popular misconceptions about strategy - such as confusing it with ambitions, visions or financial goals - by very practically showing that a good strategy focuses on the challenges a business faces.

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  • Ego is the Enemy
    Ego is the Enemy (English, Paperback) Ryan Holiday

    It's wrecked the careers of promising young geniuses. It's evaporated great fortunes and run companies into the ground. It's made adversity unbearable and turned struggle into shame. Every great philosopher has warned against it, in our most lasting stories and countless works of art, in all culture and all ages. Its name? Ego, and it is the enemy - of ambition, of success and of resilience. ...

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  • All the Rivers
    All the Rivers (Paperback) Dorit Rabinyan

    A chance encounter in New York brings two strangers together: Liat is an idealistic translation student, Hilmi a talented young painter. Together they explore the city, share fantasies, jokes and homemade meals, and fall in love. There is only one problem: Liat is from Israel, Hilmi from Palestine....

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  • From Dictatorship to Democracy
    From Dictatorship to Democracy (English, Paperback) Gene Sharp

    A how-to guide that inspired the Arab Spring.

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  • Comparing Notes
    Comparing Notes (English, Hardback) Adam Ockelford

    A tap of the foot, a rush of emotion, the urge to hum a tune; without instruction or training we all respond intuitively to music. Comparing Notes explores what music is, why we are all musical, and how abstract patterns of sound that don't actually mean anything can in fact be so meaningful. ...

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  • The Vital Question
    The Vital Question (English, Paperback) Nick Lane

    Why is life the way it is? Bacteria evolved into complex life just once in four billion years of life on earth-and all complex life shares many strange properties, from sex to ageing and death. If life evolved on other planets, would it be the same or completely different?...

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  • You Talkin' To Me?
    You Talkin' To Me? (English, Paperback) Sam Leith

    Rhetoric is what gives words power. It's nothing to be afraid of. It isn't the exclusive preserve of politicians: it's everywhere, from your argument with the insurance company to your plea to the waitress for a table near the window. This book examines how people have taught, practiced and thought about rhetoric from its Attic origins onwards.

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  • The Perfect Bet
    The Perfect Bet (English, Paperback) Adam Kucharski

    Gamblers have been trying to figure out how to game the system since our ancestors first made wagers over dice fashioned from knucklebones: in revolutionary Paris, the 'martingale' strategy was rumoured to lead to foolproof success at the roulette table; now, in the 21st century, professional gamblers are using cutting-edge techniques to tilt the odds further in their favour. At the roulette...

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  • Scorn
    Scorn (Hardback) Matthew Parris

    'He's 100% political herpes. Back in six months whatever you do. Or three days, like last time.' Camilla Long on Nigel Farage 'You're as ugly as a salad.' Bulgarian insult 'I'm going to beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.' Muhammed Ali There's no pleasure like a perfectly-turned put-down (when it's directed at somebody else, of course) but Matthew Parris's Scorn is sharply different from the standard collections. Here are the funniest, sharpest, rudest and most devastating insults in history, from ancient Roman graffiti to the battlefields of Twitter. Drawing on bile from such masters as Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth I, Donald Trump, Groucho Marx, Princess Anne, Winston Churchill, Nigel Farage, Mae West and Alastair Campbell - which form an exchange between voices down the ages - Scorn shows that abuse can be an art form. This collection includes extended literary invective as well as short verbal shin-kicks. Encompassing literature, art, politics, showbiz, marriage, gender, nationality and religion, Matthew Parris's sublime collection is the perfect companion for the festive season, whether you're searching for the perfect elegant riposte, the rudest polite letter ever written, or a brutal verbal sledgehammer.

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  • Lingo
    Lingo (English, Paperback) Gaston Dorren

    Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European (the common ancestor of most European languages) to the rise and rise of English, via the complexities of Welsh plurals and Czech pronunciation. Along the...

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  • Brazillionaires
    Brazillionaires (Paperback) Alex Cuadros

    Longlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award Wealth and power on the trail of the super-rich In 2012, Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista was the eighth richest man in the world, his $30bn fortune built on Brazil's incredible natural resources. By the middle of 2013 he had lost it all, engulfed in scandal. Brazillionaires is a fast-paced account of Batista's rise and fall: a...

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  • Broken River
    Broken River (English, Hardback) J. Robert Lennon

    A stunning psychological literary thriller from 'A master of the dark arts' (Kelly Link)...

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