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Age of anger: a history of the present

By Mishra, Pankaj, author
Book. English.
Published UK: Penguin Books, 2018
How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS...

The Islamic enlightenment: the modern struggle between faith and reason

By De Bellaigue, Christopher, 1971- author
Book. English.
Published London: Vintage Books, 2018
Telling the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment, this title shows us how to look beyond sensationalist headlines to foster a genuine understanding...

A pointless history of the world

By Armstrong, Alexander, 1970- author
Book. English.
Published London: Coronet, [2017]
This volume is a journey through time pulling out some of the most 'pointless', comedic and interesting events - from the obvious to the obscure - and...

Patrolling the Cold War Skies: Reheat Sunset

By Keeble, Philip
Published Fonthill Media, 2017
This book is set within the Cold War and is told through the lens of a RAF Pilot's Flying Log Book. It contains anecdotes that put flesh to the logbooks...

Between the wars, 1919-1939

By Ziegler, Philip, author
Book. English.
Published London: MacLehose Press, 2017
At the end of 1918 one prescient American historian began to write a history of the Great War. 'What will you call it?' he was asked. 'The First World...

Mapping the past: a search for five brothers at the edge of empire

By Drazin, Charles, 1960- author
Book. English.
Published London: Arrow Books, 2017
Following his mother's death, Charles Drazin discovered a battered suitcase in his loft bearing the initials of his grandfather, a man he never knew....

1947: when now begins

By Åsbrink, Elisabeth, author
Book. English.
Published London: Scribe, 2017
In '1947', Elisabeth Åsbrink chronicles the creation of the modern world, as the forces that will go on to govern all our lives during the next 70 years...

The Cold War: a world history

By Westad, Odd Arne, author
Book. English.
Published UK: Allen Lane, 2017
As Germany and then Japan surrendered in 1945 there was a tremendous hope that a new and much better world could be created from the moral and physical...

Forgotten history: unbelievable moments from the past

By Duducu, Jem, author
Book. English.
Published Stroud: Amberley, 2017
Not all history is recorded in secondary school text books or cast into towering monuments that shape the city skylines. Quite often the most intriguing...

The hungry empire: how Britain's quest for food shaped the modern world

By Collingham, E. M. (Elizabeth M.), author
Book. English.
Published London: The Bodley Head, 2017
The glamorous daughter of an African chief shares a pineapple with a slave trader. Surveyors in British Columbia eat tinned Australian rabbit. Diamond...
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