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    Thomas Piketty

    With the same powerful evidence, and range of reference, as his global bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century - and in columns of 700 words, rather than 700 pages - Chronicles sets out Thomas Piketty's analysis of the financial crisis, what has happened since and where we should go from here.

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    A Short History of Medicine

    Erwin H. Ackerknecht
    A revised and expanded edition includes a new foreword and concluding biographical essay by Charles E. Rosenberg, Ackerknecht’s former student and a new bibliographic essay by Lisa Haushofer which explores recent scholarship in the history of medicine.
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    Alberto Manguel
    Alberto Manguel tracks his own life of curiosity through a selection of writers who sparked his imagination. He dedicates each chapter to a single thinker, scientist, artist, or other figure who demonstrated in a fresh way how to ask “Why?”
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    Churchill and Ireland

    Paul Bew
    A major study of Churchill's lifelong engagement with Ireland and the Irish illuminating his crucial role in the foundation of modern Ireland and casts the debate about his attitude to Irish neutrality in the Second World War in a new light
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    ISIS: A History

    Fawaz A. Gerges
    An authoritative introduction to arguably the most important conflict in the world today, offering an exploration of the social turmoil and political violence ravaging the Arab-Islamic world.
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    Volker Ullrich; Jefferson Chase (trans)
    While charting in detail Hitler’s life from his childhood to the eve of the Second World War against the politics of the times, Volker Ullrich unveils the man behind the public persona: his charming and repulsive traits, his talents and weaknesses, his deep-seated insecurities and murderous passions.
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    Irish Days, Indian Memories

    Conor Mulvagh
    The little-known story of the fourth President of India and fellow Indian Law students attending UCD and King’s Inns during the dramatic years of 1913-1916. Diaries, letters and college records reveal unique insights into student life and the Indian students’ reaction to the political violence of the period.
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    In Praise of Forgetting

    David Rieff
    Ranging widely across some of the defining conflicts of modern times - the Irish Troubles and the Easter Uprising of 1916, the white settlement of Australia, the American Civil War, the Balkan wars, the Holocaust, and 9/11 - David Rieff presents an examination of the uses and abuses of historical memory.
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    History's People

    Margaret MacMillan
    New from the author of The War that Ended Peace: vivid accounts of the men and women who shaped history.
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    Quite A Good Time to be Born

    David Lodge
    A memoir charting the evolution of a writer whose works have become classics in his own lifetime.
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    The Worst of Times

    Paul B. Wignall

    Two hundred and sixty million years ago, life on Earth suffered wave after wave of cataclysmic extinctions, with the worst—the end-Permian extinction—wiping out nearly every species on the planet. The Worst of Times delves into the mystery behind these extinctions and sheds light on the fateful role the primeval supercontinent, known as Pangea, may have played in causing these global catastrophes.

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    The Seven Good Years

    Etgar Keret

    Over the last seven years Etgar Keret has had plenty of reasons to worry. His son, Lev, was born in the middle of a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv. His father became ill. And he has been constantly tormented by nightmarish visions of the Iranian president Ahmadinejad, anti-Semitic remarks both real and imagined, and, perhaps most worrisome of all, a dogged telemarketer who seems likely to chase him to the grave.

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    The Love of Strangers

    Nile Green
    Chronicles the frustration and fellowship of six Iranian students abroad to open a unique window onto the transformative encounter between an Evangelical England and an Islamic Iran at the dawn of the modern age.

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    And Yet... Essays

    Christopher Hitchens
    A volume of Christopher Hitchens' previously unpublished essays, covering the themes that define Hitchens the thinker: literature, religion and politics.
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    Ben Richardson
    There is more sugar in the world's diet than ever before, but life is far from sweet for the exploited producers making nature's 'white gold' and the unhealthy consumers eating it. Ben Richardson examines why the billion-dollar sugar trade has created such inequities and argues that the answer to this question can be found in the dynamics of global capitalism.
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    Surveillance After Snowden

    David Lyon
    Surveillance expert David Lyon guides the reader through Snowden’s ongoing disclosures: the technological shifts involved, the steady rise of invisible monitoring of innocent citizens, the collusion of government agencies and for-profit companies and the implications for how we conceive of privacy in a democratic society infused by the lure of big data.
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    Between Two Fires

    Justin Quinn
    The first book to look at Cold War Poetry in a transnational context, showing how Communist cultural discourse played an integral role in postwar anglophone poetry.
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    Voices from the Front

    Peter Hart
    Oral historian Peter Hart brings together accounts from across the conflict of the Great War, from soldiers, sailors and airmen, from officers and privates alike.
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    Islamic State

    Michael Griffin
    The story of the uprising against President Assad of Syria and his regime's varied responses; the human cost; the role played by Free Syrian Army, Islamist groups, Iran, Hezbollah and Russia; the chemical weapons attacks in 2013; and the House of Commons vote not to impose a no-fly zone over the country.
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    Ireland’s Call

    Stephen Walker
    An account of the Irish sporting heroes who died on the battlefields of the World War I, featuring the lives of Irish international sports stars from the world of football, rugby, cricket, GAA, athletics and hockey, whose lives ended in Somme, Ypres and Gallipoli.
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