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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. full of shocking and wondrous stories.
from Harari, Yuval Noah, ISBN: 0099590085
List price GHS 62¹
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
from Favilli, Elena, ISBN: 9780141986005
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation. Death is just a technical problem. Equality is out - but immortality is in. What does our future hold? Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling phenomenon Sapiens envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This paperback book has 514 pages and measures: 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.8cm
from Harari, Yuval Noah, ISBN: 9781784703936
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When Breath Becomes Air
from Kalanithi, Paul, ISBN: 9781784701994
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Africa

Destiny in the Desert: The road to El Alamein - the Battle that Turned the Tide
Destiny in the Desert: The road to El Alamein -…
It was the British victory at the Battle of El Alamein in November 1942 that inspired one of Winston Churchill's most famous aphorisms: 'This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning'. And yet the significance of this episode remains unrecognised. In this thrilling historical account, Jonathan Dimbleby describes the political and strategic realities that lay behind the battle, charting the nail-biting months that led to the victory at El Alamein in November 1942. It is a story of high drama, played out both in the war capitals of London, Washington, Berlin, Rome and Moscow, and at the front in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morrocco and Algeria and in the command posts and foxholes in the desert. Destiny in the Desert is about politicians and generals, diplomats, civil servants and soldiers. It is about forceful characters and the tensions and rivalries between them. Drawing on official records and the personal insights of those involved at every level, Dimbleby creates a vivid portrait of a struggle which for Churchill marked the turn of the tide - and which for the soldiers on the ground involved fighting and dying in a foreign land. Destiny in the Desert, which was shortlisted for the Hessell-Tiltman prize 2012-13, is required reading for anyone with an interest in the Desert War. This paperback book has 532 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.7 x 3.7cm.
from Dimbleby, Jonathan, ISBN: 9781846684456
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Destiny in the Desert: The road to El Alamein - the Battle that Turned the Tide
Destiny in the Desert: The road to El Alamein -…
It was the British victory at the Battle of El Alamein in November 1942 that inspired one of Winston Churchill's most famous aphorisms: 'This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning'. And yet the significance of this episode remains unrecognised. In this thrilling historical account, Jonathan Dimbleby describes the political and strategic realities that lay behind the battle, charting the nail-biting months that led to the victory at El Alamein in November 1942. It is a story of high drama, played out both in the war capitals of London, Washington, Berlin, Rome and Moscow, and at the front in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morrocco and Algeria and in the command posts and foxholes in the desert.Destiny in the Desert is about politicians and generals, diplomats, civil servants and soldiers. It is about forceful characters and the tensions and rivalries between them. Drawing on official records and the personal insights of those involved at every level, Dimbleby creates a vivid portrait of a struggle which for Churchill marked the turn of the tide - and which for the soldiers on the ground involved fighting and dying in a foreign land.Now available in paperback in time, Destiny in the Desert, which was shortlisted for the Hessell-Tiltman prize 2012-13, is required reading for anyone with an interest in the Desert War.
from Dimbleby, Jonathan, ISBN: 9781847654670
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Americas

The Best and the Brightest
The Best and the Brightest
By Halberstam, David [ [ Best and the Brightest[ BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST ] By Halberstam, David ( Author )Oct-26-1993 paperback ] ] Oct-1993[ paperback ]
from Halberstam, David, ISBN: 9780449908709
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Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI
from Grann, David, ISBN: 9780857209023
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Ancient History & Civilisation

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. full of shocking and wondrous stories.
from Harari, Yuval Noah, ISBN: 0099590085
List price GHS 62¹
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERPlanet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us.We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens?In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind’s extraordinary history – from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age – and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world‘It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!’ Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and SteelYuval’s follow up to Sapiens, Homo Deus, is due in September 2016.
from Harari, Yuval Noah, ISBN: 9781846558238
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Sapiens
Sapiens
The Sunday Times best seller. Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going. Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind's extraordinary history from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world. For more, visit www.ynharari.com.
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Arctic & Antarctica

The Battle for the Falklands (Pan Military Classics)
The Battle for the Falklands (Pan Military…
The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history -- 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity, but the British victory confirmed the quality of British arms and boosted the political fortunes of the Conservative government. But it left a chequered aftermath; it was of no wider significance for British interests and taught no lessons. It has since been overshadowed by the two Gulf Wars, however, its political ramifications cannot be overestimated. Max Hastings' and Simon Jenkins' account of the conflict is a modern classic of war reportage and the definitive book on the war. Republished as part of the Pan Military Classics series, The Battle for the Falklands is a vivid chronicle of a call to arms and a thoughtful and informed analysis of an astonishing chapter in the history of our times. 'Skilfully woven with Simon Jenkins' sharp political passages are Max Hastings' wonderful dispatches' Sunday Times
from Hastings, Max, ISBN: 9780330513630
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Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search
from Potter, Russell A., ISBN: 9780773547841
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Asia

Golden Hill
Golden Hill
New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One rainy evening, a charming and handsome young stranger fresh off the boat from England pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling proposition -- he has an order for a thousand pounds in his pocket that he wishes to cash. But can he be trusted? This is New York in its infancy, a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love, and find a world of trouble . . .
from Spufford, Francis, ISBN: 9780571281374
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The Art of War
from Tzu, Sun, ISBN: 9780981162614
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The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse: The End of the Battleship Era: The End of a Battleship Era?
The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse:…
On the third day of the war with Japan, two Royal Navy capital ships were sunk off Malaya by air torpedo attack. They had not requested the air support that could have saved them and 840 men died in the battleship HMS Prince of Wales and the battle cruiser HMS Repulse. The authors re-create for the reader not only what happened, but also what it was like for the men involved. They dispose of several myths to explain the events of those confused hours, and address the uncertainty, controversy and strong emotions that surrounded the militarily disastrous sinkings.
from Mahoney, Patrick, ISBN: 9781473839946
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Australasia & Pacific

With the Old Breed: The World War Two Pacific Classic
With the Old Breed: The World War Two Pacific…
With the Old Breed
from Sledge, Eugene B, ISBN: 9780091937522
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Helmet for my Pillow: The World War Two Pacific Classic
Helmet for my Pillow: The World War Two Pacific…
Landing on the beach at Peleliu in 1944 as twenty-year-old new recruit to the US Marines, Eugene Sledge can only try desperately to survive. This memoir tells the cruelty, bravery and deaths of the men he fought alongside, and of his own journey from patriotic innocence to battle-scarred veteran.
from Leckie, Robert, ISBN: 9780091937515
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The Commonwealth of Thieves: The Story of the Founding of Australia
The Commonwealth of Thieves: The Story of the…
The Commonwealth of Thieves Tells the story of modern Australia begins in eighteenth-century Britain, where people were hanged for petty offences but crime was rife, and the gaols were bursting. Full description
from Keneally, Thomas, ISBN: 9780099483748
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Europe

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany
from Ohler, Norman, ISBN: 9780241256992
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The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life
from Carré, John le, ISBN: 9780241257555
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Historical Biographies

The Victoria Letters: The Official Companion to the ITV Victoria Series
from Rappaport, Helen, ISBN: 9780008196837
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Grace: A Biography
Grace: A Biography
Thirty years ago, Grace Kelly was tragically killed when her vehicle tumbled forty meters from the serpentine roads of Monaco. She has since become a myth, a style icon existing between the glamour of Hollywood and the royalty of Monaco. As Hitchcock's favorite actress to work with, Kelly acted in classic films including Rear Window and To Catch a Thief, opposite actors such as Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant. Yet her private life remained in the shadows. Her marriage to Prince Rainier III was not anchored by love, and her life on the Riviera was more akin to a golden cage. She was an individual torn between illusion and reality, simultaneously idolized by millions.This comprehensive biography draws from previously unreleased documents from the Grimaldi family archive and, for the first time, access to the letters between Kelly and Hitchcock. It is also based on interviews with Kelly's companions and relatives, including an exclusive interview with Prince Albert II of Monaco.
from Wydra, Thilo, ISBN: 9781629149677
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Bloom: navigating life and style
from Lalonde, Estée, ISBN: 9781785033650
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Historical Study & Educational Resources

The English and their History
from Tombs, Robert, ISBN: 9780141031651
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Orientalism
Orientalism
paperback. Pub Date :2003-01-01 Pages: 396 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Books For generations now. Edward W. Saids Orientalism has defined our understanding of colonialism and empire. and this Penguin Modern Classics edition contains a preface written by Said shortly before his death in 2003. In this highly-acclaimed work. Edward Said surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East. considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers. philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the otherness of eastern culture. customs and beliefs. He traces this view through the writings of Homer. Nerval and Flaubert. Disraeli and Kipling. whose imaginative depictions have greatly contributed to the Wests romantic and exotic picture of the Orient. Drawing on his own experiences as an Arab Palestinian living in the We...
from Said, Edward W., ISBN: 9780141187426
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Middle East

The Dawn of Christianity: People and Gods in a Time of Magic and Miracles
from Knapp, Professor Robert C., ISBN: 9781781252079
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Military History

Soldier Spy
from Tom Marcus, ISBN: 9780718184841
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SAS: Rogue Heroes - The Authorized Wartime History
from MacIntyre, Ben, ISBN: 9780241186626
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Soldier Spy
Soldier Spy
In the boot were six homemade pipe bombs, all linked to detonate at the same time from a single call on a brand-new pay-as-you-go phone found on the target.Special Branch also found Chinese Type 56 assault rifles with eight full magazines full of ammunition.His target was a local school. He planned to attack two coaches of teenagers returning home after a school trip to France. Approximately sixty children, their accompanying teachers and their waiting parents.He was going to kill them all.'My world was dark, no colour, no right or wrong and no back-up. People like me exist to fight those no one else dares face. I wasn't the last resort; I was the only option'Tom Marcus was recruited by MI5 in the wake of the 7/7 attacks on London. After five years spent undercover as part of a covert British Army special operations unit he offered the Security Service the edge they so desperately needed. Following months of intensive training, Marcus was thrown into a world of relentless, unimaginable pressure; a never-ending struggle to prevent terrorist atrocities on our city streets, foil devastating strikes against the nation's infrastructure, and keep our country's secrets safe from foreign spies. Split second decisions carried life or death consequences. And not all his colleagues would survive the fight.In this explosive first-hand account, Soldier Spy lifts the lid on the war being waged by MI5 to keep us safe in our towns and cities for the first time; a blistering, visceral insight into life on the front line against terror, revealed in never-before-seen detail.It was a job which would inevitably exact a heavy price. But when it came down to it, Marcus knew he didn't have a choice.'Some people join the service out of a sense of duty, some out of wanting to do some good by removing the evil. I did it because it's all I knew. I'm a hunter of people and I'm damn good at it.'
from Marcus, Tom, ISBN: 9781405927888
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Russia

Red Notice: How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy
Red Notice: How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy
November 2009. An emaciated young lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, is led to a freezing isolation cell in a Moscow prison, handcuffed to a bed rail, and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials who were involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million of taxes paid to the state by one of the world's most successful hedge funds. Magnitsky's brutal killing has remained uninvestigated and unpunished to this day. His farcical posthumous show-trial brought Putin's regime to a new low in the eyes of the international community. Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths. Bill Browder - the hedge fund manager who employed Magnitsky - takes us on his explosive journey from the heady world of finance in New York and London in the 1990s, through his battles with ruthless oligarchs in the turbulent landscape of post-Soviet Union Moscow, to his expulsion from Russia on Putin's orders. Browder's graphic portrait of the Russian government as a criminal enterprise wielding all the power of a sovereign state illuminates his personal transformation from financier to human rights activist, campaigning for justice for his late lawyer and friend. With fraud, bribery, corruption and torture exposed at every turn, Red Notice is a shocking but true political roller-coaster that plays out in the highest echelons of Western power.
from Browder, Bill, ISBN: 9780552170321
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The Unwomanly Face of War (Penguin Classics)
from Alexievich, Svetlana, ISBN: 9780141983523
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Social & Cultural

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. full of shocking and wondrous stories.
from Harari, Yuval Noah, ISBN: 0099590085
List price GHS 62¹
Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
from Shetterly, Margot Lee, ISBN: 9780008201326
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World History

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. full of shocking and wondrous stories.
from Harari, Yuval Noah, ISBN: 0099590085
List price GHS 62¹
Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany
from Ohler, Norman, ISBN: 9780241256992
List price GHS 124¹
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERPlanet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us.We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens?In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind’s extraordinary history – from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age – and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world‘It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!’ Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and SteelYuval’s follow up to Sapiens, Homo Deus, is due in September 2016.
from Harari, Yuval Noah, ISBN: 9781846558238
List price GHS 34¹
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