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    Margaret Thatcher

    Charles Moore

    The second volume of Charles Moore's bestselling authorized biography of the "Iron Lady", beginning in June 1983 when Thatcher won the biggest increase in a government's Parliamentary majority in British electoral history.

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    Jonathan Bardon
    Brings to life a panoramic view of the Dublin city and its characters when Handel, one of the world’s greatest composers, arrives in Dublin in 1741  to prepare his masterpiece, Messiah, for its maiden performance the following spring.
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    Black Earth

    Timothy Snyder
    A radical reframing of the Holocaust that challenges prevailing myths and draws disturbing parallels with the present. Longlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson prize.

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    Who is Charlie?

    Emmanuel Todd
    Emmanuel Todd investigates the cartography and sociology of the three to four million who marched in Paris and across France To demonstrate their revulsion in the wake of the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on 7 January 2015, asking who were the millions of demonstrators who were suddenly united under the single cry of ‘Je suis Charlie’.
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    1916: A Global History

    Keith Jeffery
    Covering the twelve months of 1916, historian Keith Jeffery uses twelve moments from a range of locations and shows how they reverberated around the world, including better-known battles such as Gallipoli, Verdun and the Somme; the Easter Rising in Dublin, East Africa, the Italian front, Central Asia and Russia.
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    Frederick the Great

    Tim Blanning

    Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, dominated the 18th century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the 19th. Tim Blanning's new biography recreates a remarkable era, a world which would be swept away shortly after Frederick's death by the French Revolution.

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    The Sociology of Unemployment

    Tom Boland and Ray Griffin (eds)
    An analysis of the experience and governance of unemployment, considering unemployment as more than just the absence of work but as a distinctive experience created by the welfare state.
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    The Sociologist and the Historian

    Pierre Bourdieu and Roger Chartier
    In 1988, the renowned sociologist Pierre Bourdieu and the leading historian Roger Chartier met for a series of lively discussions that were broadcast on French public radio. Published here for the first time, these conversations are an accessible and engaging introduction to the work of these two great thinkers, who discuss their work and explore the similarities and differences between their disciplines with the clarity and frankness of the spoken word.
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    Not in God’s Name

    Jonathan Sacks
    Jonathan Sacks' work of biblical analysis and interpretation showing that religiously inspired violence has as its source misreadings of the texts of the Bible that have influenced all three of the Abrahamic faiths.
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    Abducting a General

    Patrick Leigh Fermor
    The famous travel writer, Patrick Leigh Fermor, gives his own account of the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on 26 April 1944.
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    Politics and Letters: Interviews with New Left Review

    Raymond Williams

    A volume of interviews with celebrated literary critic Raymond Williams, conducted by New Left Review, designed to bring into clear focus the major theoretical and political issues posed by his work.

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    Letters to Palestine

    Vijay Prashad
    Impassioned and intimate writing to Palestinians from celebrated American writers.
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    More Perfect Union: Understanding Same-sex Marriage

    Alan Wilson
    Bishop Alan Wilson argues that allowing gay people to marry is a moral purpose.
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    Britain and Europe: The Endgame

    Dáithí O’Ceallaigh and Paul Gillespie (eds)
    Britain’s fraught relationship with Europe is analysed, with the authors arguing that the relationship has entered the endgame and asking what repercussions this could have on Ireland.
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    Welcoming the Stranger: Irish Migrant Welfare in Britain since 1957

    Patricia Kennedy
    The story of how the Catholic Church met the welfare needs of Irish emigrants in Britain since the 1950s. Based on personal interviews and newly discovered archive material.
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    Regimes of Historicity

    François Hartog; Saskia Brown (trans)
    François Hartog explores crucial moments of change in society's "regimes of historicity," or its ways of relating to the past, present, and future. Inspired by Hannah Arendt, Reinhart Koselleck, and Paul Ricoeur, Hartog analyzes a broad range of texts.
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    Between River and Sea: Encounters in Israel and Palestine

    Dervla Murphy
    Dervla Murphy describes the experience of her most recent journeys into Israel and Palestine – a patchwork picture that constitutes both sides of the divide – Hamas and Fatah, rural and urban, refugee, Bedouin nomad, indigenous inhabitant, Black Hebrew, Kabbalist, secular and Orthodox.
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    The Third Reich in History and Memory

    Richard J. Evans
    A collection of essays from Richard J. Evans surveying the modern world's relationship with Nazi Germany and reflecting on the ways our understanding of Nazi Germany have been transformed in the twenty-first century.
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    The Rise of Thomas Cromwell

    Michael Everett
    A study of Cromwell’s rise to power, his influence on the king, his role in the Reformation, and his impact on the future of the nation.
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    The News: A User’s Manual

    Alain de Botton

    Alain de Botton's exploration of the twenty-first century obsession with media and how today, the news occupies the same dominant position in our lives as religion once did.

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