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The Prince (Penguin Classics) by Niccolo Machiavelli, George Bull (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

When Machiavelli's brief treatise on Renaissance statecraft and princely power was posthumously published in 1532, it generated a debate that has raged unabated until the present day. Based upon... read more


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The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund De Waal (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

An Economist Book of the Year        Costa Book Award Winner for Biography     Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award)Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having... read more


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One Dimensional Woman (Zero Books) by Nina Power (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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Vegan Freak: Being Vegan In A Non-Vegan World by Bob Torres, Jenna Torres (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In this informative and practical guide, two seasoned vegans offer tips and advice for thriving without animal by-products. Sometimes funny and irreverent yet always aware of its serious message,... read more


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Stasiland: Stories From Behind The Berlin Wall by Anna Funder (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. In a country where the headquarters of the secret police can become a museum literally... read more


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The Female Malady: Women, Madness And English Culture, 1830-1980 by Elaine Showalter (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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Sea Room by Adam Nicolson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Biographies are supposed to deal with people, not places, but Adam Nicolson's lyrical new book, Sea Room, is best seen as a biography. Dealing with the geology, history, natural history, sociology,... read more


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Six: The Real James Bonds 1909-1939 by Michael Smith (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It by Owen Jones (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our... read more


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Crimea by Orlando Figes (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey... read more


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The Girl In The Picture: The Remarkable Story Of Vietnam's Most Famous Casualty by Denise Chong (More from this author). Added: In the last week

When Nick Ut photographed 9-year-old Kim Phuc running down a road, her body aflame with napalm, he turned a terrified girl into a living symbol of the Vietnam War's horror. Even after the war, the... read more


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A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

What on earth is Bill Bryson doing writing a book of popular science--A Short History of Almost Everything? Largely, it appears, because this inquisitive, much-travelled writer realised, while flying... read more


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Voyage Of The Damned: A Shocking True Story Of Hope, Betrayal & Nazi Terror by Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan-Witts (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream by Barack Obama (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Barack Obama's first book, Dreams from My Father, was a compelling and moving memoir focusing on personal issues of race, identity, and community. With... read more


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Missing by Thomas Hauser (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Thomas Hauser's book Missing is a true story and Hauser did not do much to novelize the book. Centered on the facts, the book unfolds with the breathtaking suspense and intrigue of a fully imagined... read more


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Our Hidden Lives: The Remarkable Diaries Of Postwar Britain by Simon Garfield (More from this author). Added: In the last week

In 1936 anthropologist Tom Harrison, poet and journalist Charles Madge and documentary filmmaker Humphrey Jennings set up the Mass Observation Project. The idea was simple: ordinary people would... read more


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The Great Siege: Malta 1565 by Ernle Bradford (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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The King's Grave: The Search For Richard III by Philippa Langley, Michael Jones (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Discover the official inside story of the life, death and remarkable discovery of history's most controversial monarch. On 22 August 1485 Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field, the last king of... read more