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Generation Kill by Evan Wright (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Within hours of 9/11, America's war on terrorism fell to those like the 23 Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. They were a new... read more


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The Men Who Stare At Goats by Jon Ronson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

American military paranoia at its most extreme, insane, amusing -- and alarming Why are they blasting Iraqi prisoners-of-war with the theme tune to Barney the Purple Dinosaur? And why have 100... read more


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Island Madness by Tim Binding (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

It is 1943, and the German Army has been defeated at Stalingrad. The Russians have taken 91,000 prisoners; 145,000 German soldiers have been killed. The tide is beginning to turn.But on Guernsey and... read more


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Young Bess (Good Queen Bess 1) by Margaret Irwin (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Growing up in the shadow of her dead mother, the infamous Anne Boleyn, young Princess Elizabeth has learnt to be continuously on the watch for the political games played out around her. It is never... read more


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Book For Postage by None (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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The Perfect Storm: A True Story Of Man Against The Sea by Sebastian Junger (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The Perfect Storm is the tale of a doomed ship caught in the middle of what some meteorologists have called the storm of the century. At its heart is a gripping narrative about struggling for... read more


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James May's Magnificent Machines: How Men In Sheds Have Changed Our Lives by James May, Phil Dolling (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The 20th century was a time of extraordinary change as new technologies and inventions emerged at a bewildering rate. From the amazingly complex to the brilliantly simple, this entertaining and... read more


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A History Of Scotland by Neil Oliver (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Outliers: The Story Of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (More from this author). Added: In the last week

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the... read more


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Songs On Bronze: Greek Myths Retold by Nigel Spivey (More from this author). Added: In the last week

A vivid, uninhibited retelling of the classic Greek storiesSongs on Bronze is the first major retelling of Greek mythology in half a century; a set of lively, racy, dramatic versions of the great... read more


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Sophie's World: A Novel About The History Of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarder (More from this author). Added: In the last week

A page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought, Sophie's World has fired the imagination of readers all over the world, with more than twenty... read more


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Coast Of Dreams by Kevin Starr (More from this author). Added: In the last week

In this extraordinary book, Kevin Starr–widely acknowledged as the premier historian of California, the scope of whose scholarship the Atlantic Monthly has called “breathtaking”–probes the possible... read more


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If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History Of The Home by Lucy Worsley (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did Samuel Pepys never give his mistresses an orgasm? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two "dirty centuries"?... read more


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Anarchy In Action by Colin Ward (More from this author). Added: In the last week

"The argument of this book is that an anarchist society, a society which organises itself without authority, is always in existence, like a seed beneath the snow, buried under the weight of the state... read more


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Endurance by Alfred Lansing (More from this author). Added: In the last week

When Alfred Lansing's Endurance was first published in 1959, few people in this country--or anywhere else for that matter--had heard of Shackleton or the Imperial Transantarctic Expedition of 1914.... read more


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Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s by Jennifer Worth (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not... read more


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Watching The English: The Hidden Rules Of English Behaviour by Kate Fox (More from this author). Added: In the last week

A bestseller in the UK, Watching the English is a biting, affectionate, insightful and often hilarious look English Society. Putting the English national character under her anthropological... read more


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We Are At War: The Remarkable Diaries Of Five Ordinary People by Simon Garfield (More from this author). Added: In the last week

We Are At War continues Simon Garfield's successful formula of interweaving five ordinary lives from the Mass-Observation archive begun with Our Hidden Lives. Of all the accounts written about the... read more


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Book For Postage by Me (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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You Are Here by Rory Bremner, et al (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Like the critically acclaimed Bremner, Bird and Fortune series on Channel 4, You Are Here picks away at the scabs of international politics with the voice and credibility of Rory and the two Johns,... read more