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1 The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China (Paperback)

by Geoff Dyer

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 12/02/2015

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China's rise has now entered a new phase, as it seeks to translate its considerable economic heft into a larger role on the world stage,... Read more

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2 If This is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women (Hardback)

by Sarah Helm

Format: Hardback 768 pages
Published: 15/01/2015

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The compelling story of the only concentration camp for women by the acclaimed author of A Life in Secrets. Read more

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3 The English and Their History: The First Thirteen Centuries (Hardback)

by Robert Tombs

Format: Hardback 1024 pages
Published: 06/11/2014

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If a nation is a group of people with a sense of kinship, a political identity and representative institutions, then the English have a claim to be... Read more

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4 This Boy (Paperback)

by Alan Johnson

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 27/02/2014

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Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. This book tells... Read more

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5 Nye: The Political Life of Aneurin Bevan (Hardback)

by Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds

Format: Hardback 336 pages
Published: 30/10/2014

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Aneurin - Nye - Bevan was one of the pivotal Labour figures of the post-war era. As Minister for Health in Attlee's government, his role in... Read more

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6 Original Spin: Downing Street and the Press in Victorian Britain (Hardback)

by Paul Brighton

Format: Hardback 288 pages
Published: 28/02/2015

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Is political spin really a new phenomenon or have politicians been manipulating the press for as long as newspapers have existed? This book shows... Read more

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7 Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East (Paperback)

by Scott Anderson

Format: Paperback 592 pages
Published: 06/11/2014

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8 The Good War: Why We Couldn't Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan (Hardback)

by Jack Fairweather

Format: Hardback 512 pages
Published: 04/12/2014

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In its earliest days, the American-led war in Afghanistan appeared to be a triumph - a 'good war' in comparison to the debacle in Iraq. It... Read more

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9 Snow and Steel: Battle of the Bulge 1944-45 (Hardback)

by Peter Caddick-Adams

Format: Hardback 928 pages
Published: 06/11/2014

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Offers a reassessment of Hitler's last great throw of the dice: 'The Battle of the Bulge', the battle for the Ardennes 16 December 1944... Read more

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10 Magna Carta (Paperback)

by David Carpenter

Format: Paperback 624 pages
Published: 01/01/2015

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Magna Carta is probably the most famous declaration in western legal history. Wrested by rebellious barons from a very reluctant King John, it set... Read more

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