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The Brits Are Bonkers

Did you know that Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister now lives in Buckingham Palace?You might also like to know why the Queen wants you to call her Liz when you meet her. Read these 20 British political humorous and satirical stories to help you understand a...

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We’re Not Sixteen Anymore

You've seen ads for online dating on television, in newspapers, and (naturally) on computer popups. The models are cute, handsome, young, or at least looking good for their age. But what REALLY happens when a computer semi-illiterate 60ish widow is prodded into...

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The Drone Eats with Me

An ordinary Gazan’s “devastating contemporary war journal” that chronicles his struggle to survive Israel’s invasion of Gaza (Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient) The Drone Eats with Me is an unforgettable rendering of...

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The Last Outlaws

The Old West was coming to an end. Two legendary outlaws refused to go with it.   As leaders of the Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid executed the most daring bank and train robberies of their day. For several years at the end of the 1890s, the...

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Japan

Kyoto - founded in the year 794 and capital of Japan for fully half that nation's recorded history - sits firmly in the center of Lucas Peyton Thomas's compelling, vivid history of Japan. Here, in vibrant detail, are the stories of the rise and fall of Japan's...

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Always Yours, Bee

"There's a guy. He was hit by a truck." On a rainy November day, Mia Hayes' husband left for work on his Vespa. Normally, she would have driven him, but Mia was waiting on a phone call with an editor and didn't have time. She never saw that caring, loving...

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This Shining Woman

Now chiefly remembered as the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin has often been acclaimed as a prophetess of the emancipation of her sex — a woman who did much to smooth the way for subsequent female triumphs. But...

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The Perfect Gentleman

James Barry was one of the most outstanding doctors of the nineteenth century – a brilliant surgeon, a tireless campaigner for medical reform, and a compassionate Inspector-General of the Army. But throughout a long and distinguished career an air of secrecy,...

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The Trial of Andrew Johnson

How do you remove an unpopular president from office? On February 24, 1868, members of the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson on thirteen separate charges of having committed high crimes and misdemeanors against the...

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The Hidden Hindenburg

By the author of Ashes Under Water (Lyons Press), here is one of the great untold stories of World War II. The Hidden Hindenburg at last reveals the cause of aviation’s most famous disaster and the duplicity that kept the truth from coming to light for three...

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A Very Private Diary

The newly discovered diary of a wartime nurse makes for a fascinating, dramatic and uniquely personal insight into the experience of being on the frontline of service during the Second World War. As the war gets underway, eighteen-year-old trainee nurse Mary Mulry...

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The Middle East in Revolution

‘In the end it is Lord Trevelyan’s vivid personal portraits of the men who made the Middle Eastern revolution that leave the strongest impressions.’ The Economist The years from 1955 to 1967 saw revolutions in the Arab world that set the stage for...

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The Middle Class

So often we hear that an obsession with class is what defines the British. But when we talk of the middle class, what do we really mean? When was it first possible to define such a thing and is the term still relevant today? Would members of the middle class recognise...

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The Falcon and the Snowman

This fascinating account of how two young Americans turned traitor during the Cold War is an “absolutely smashing real-life spy story” (The New York Times Book Review). At the height of the Cold War, some of the nation’s most precious secrets...

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A Perfect Nightmare

“A chilling portrait of the ways that abuse can be hidden behind a glittering façade. It's also a compelling story of a woman learning to navigate pain, mental illness, and trauma, until finally becoming an advocate for her own strength and...

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The Ranger Way

Discover the USA Today bestselling self-help memoir from a former Army Ranger, a hero of the 2012 Benghazi siege, and the subject of the book and movie 13 Hours, as he shares life-changing lessons of discipline, motivation, success, and peace. Thousands of people have...

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Still Life

An inspiring and brilliantly observed memoir in the manner of Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air and Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie. Father, husband, athlete, medical doctor, Jeff Sutherland had built a perfect life for himself and his family. Then...

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The Warsaw Uprising

An engrossing history of the largest resistance movement in the Second World War. Ideal for readers of Anthony Beevor, Max Hastings and Alex Kershaw. By the summer of 1944 Poland had been occupied by Nazi forces for nearly five years, but on August 1 the people of...

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Founding Fathers

A fascinating history of the Puritans from their emergence to their decline. Republished to commemorate the four hundredth anniversary of the Mayflower’s pioneering voyage, this book is perfect for all who would like to learn more about these men and women,...

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Globe

Britain's greatest dramatist. And the country's greatest city. The stories of Shakespeare and London are inextricably linked. And together they changed the world. In Globe Catherine Arnold takes the reader on a tour of Shakespeare's London, looking at how they shaped...

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The Real Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro has long been many things to many people; an idealist to some, a dictator to others. Neither assessment is completely true. This book describes key events that shaped Castro’s life, from his political activism as a student, his years as a communist...

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Anne Boleyn

An essential biography of Queen Anne Boleyn! Perfect for readers on Alison Weir, Eric Ives and John Guy. ‘A very readable account of all the strands in the complicated tapestry of politics, religion, and that very uncertain quality, the King’s...

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The Byzantine World War

The Crusades shook the world. But why did they happen? Their origins are revealed in a new light. As part of a medieval world war that stretched from Asia to Europe. At its centre was an ancient empire – Byzantium. Told for the first time as a single, linked...

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The Road to Station X

An engrossing account of working in the top-secret world of Bletchley Park during World War Two. Perfect for fans of Sinclair McKay, Tessa Dunlop and Andrew Hodges. In 1938, Sarah Baring was enjoying life as a young debutante. Only a few years later, at the height of...

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Trump’s Second Term: What if?

America is in crisis. The country is locked down with a pandemic. The economy is deteriorating. Businesses are going bankrupt. 40 million people are unemployed. The country’s health system is in tatters. There are protests and rioting around the country. Relations...

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