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    America and Britain

    Guy Arnold
    Guy Arnold investigates the truth behind the idea that enduring ties bind the interests of London and Washington, in good times and bad. Are the British engaged in an act of self-delusion?
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    Scottish Independence

    George Kerevan and Alan Cochrane
    In this book, two leading political commentators address both sides of this historic debate. George Kereven puts forward the case for voting Yes, and Alan Cochrane makes the case for voting No.
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    Catholic England

    RN Swanson
    The Reformation transformed English religion. For many the spirituality of the preceeding period remains largely unknown. Using original source material this book seeks to explore the earlier Catholicism of England.
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    Third Stroke Did It

    Desmond Fennell
    During the last ninety-odd years, three big blows were struck against European civilisation by the Russian Revolution, the Nazi Revolution and the Second American Revolution. The last of these, launched in the 1960s/70s by left liberals with the support of American capitalism, shapes the West today.
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    The Lost Spirit of Capitalism

    Bernard Stiegler
    In this important book, Bernard Stiegler takes a very different view: what we are witnessing today he says is not the triumph of the spirit of capitalism but rather its demise, as our contemporary ‘hyperindustrial’ societies become increasingly uncontrollable, irrational and incapable of inspiring hope.
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    The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

    Fawaz A. Gerges
    According to the author of this book the war with Al-Qaeda is over. The once fearsome and deeply feared organization has degenerated into a marginal entity, kept alive largely by the massive self serving anti- terrorist bureaucracy it helped spawn in Washington and elsewhere.
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    Eating Fire, My Life as a Lesbian Avenger

    Kelly Cogswell
    Described as a freewheeling memoir of lesbian activism - alternately funny and raucous, meditative and reflective – it is a document of a specific time and place. But it is also a marvelous, timeless tale of wit, survival, determination, and, ultimately, of facing history. Incisive, politically astute, and a much needed addition to LGBT history
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    Does Capitalism have a Future?

    Wallterstein, Collins, Mann, Derluguian and Calhoun.
    In Does Capitalism have a future, a global quintet of distinguished scholars cut their way through to the question of whether our capitalist system can survive in the medium run. Despite the current gloom, conventional wisdom still assumes that there is no real alternative to capitalism. The authors argue that this generalization is a mistaken outgrowth of the optimistic nineteenth-century claim that human history ascends through stages to an enlightened equilibrium of liberal capitalism.
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    The Normans and Empire

    David Bates

    The book offers a new interpretative framework for the analysis of the history of the cross-channel polity created by William the Conqueror in 1066 until its end in 1204, when the Duchy of Normandy was conquered by the French king, Philip Augustus. As part of its argument, it also suggests an innovative way to approach the pan-European diaspora of the Normans.


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    The Far Right in the Balkans

    Vera Stojarová
    This book provides a detailed analysis of the historical legacy essential in understanding the overall context of nationalism in the region as well as an overview of the far right political parties in each country.

    This book provides a detailed analysis of the historical legacy essential in understanding the overall context of nationalism in the region as well as an overview of the far right political parties in each country.

    This book provides a detailed analysis of the historical legacy essential in understanding the overall context of nationalism in the region as well as an overview of the far right political parties in each country.
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    The Politics of the Body

    Alison Phipps
    This book provides a welcome investigation into western politics around women’s bodies, and will be particularly useful to scholars and upper-level students of sociology, political science, gender studies and cultural studies, as well as to anyone interested in how bodies become politicised.
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    Death from the Skies

    Dietmar Süss
    The story of the bombing of British and German cities in World War II – and how these two very different societies sought to cope amidst the devastating material destruction and psychological trauma visited upon them.
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    Collision of Empires

    G.Bruce Strang (ed)
    Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 marked a turning point in interwar Europe. The invasion had enormous repercussions on European international relations. In this volume, an international cast of contributors takes a fresh look at the crisis.Their work provides new frames of reference for exploring imperialism, collective security and genocide.
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    Clanship to Crofters’ War

    T.M. Devine argues that the Highlands in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries saw the wholesale transformation of a society at a pace without parallel anywhere else in western Europe.
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    The Bully Pulpit

    Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Reform is in the air, and it is time to take on the robber baron and corrupt politicians who have brought the country to its knees. The story is told through the close friendship between two Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and his handpicked successor, William Howard Taft. They break up monopolies, ban unsafe drugs and close sweatshops. But then a brutal fight for the presidential nomination divides their families and closest friends, and changes the country’s history.
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    Can War be Eliminated?

    Coker, Christopher
    Throughout history, war seems to have had an iron grip on humanity. In this short book, philosopher Christopher Coker challenges the view that war is an idea that we can cash in for an even better one - peace. War, he argues, is central to the human condition.
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    Renaissance Humanism and Ethnicity Before Race

    Campbell, Ian
    Inspired both by debates about the origins of the modern ideology of race and also by controversy over the place of Ireland and the Irish in theories of empire in the early modern Atlantic world, this pathbreaking study argues that ethnic discourse among the elite in early modern Ireland was grounded firmly in the Renaissance Humanism and Aristotelianism which dominated all the European universities before the Enlightenment.
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    Revisiting the Jewish Question

    Roudinesco, Elisabeth
    What does it mean to be Jewish? What is an anti-Semite? Why does the enigmatic identity of the men who founded the first monotheistic religion arouse such passions? This thorough and timely re-examination of the Jewish question will be of great interest to students and scholars of modern history and contemporary thought and to a wide readership interested in anti-Semitism and the history of the Jews.
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    Protest Inc

    Dauvergne Peter, Lebaron Genevieve

    Protest Inc. tells a disturbingly different story of global activism. As millions of grassroots activists rally against capitalism, activism more broadly is increasingly mirroring business management and echoing calls for market-based solutions.
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    Heresy and the Making of European Culture

    Andrew P Roach, James R Simpson (eds)
    Scholars and analysts looking for the roots of the extraordinary creativity and innovation found in Europe from the Middle Ages have thus far neglected the important role of religious heresy. The chapters collected here examine the intellectual and social investments characteristic of both deliberate religious dissent and the attempts to police or eradicate it.
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