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Utopia for realists

By Bregman, Rutger, 1988- author
Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2017
We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, when technology and so-called progress have made us richer but more uncertain than ever before. We have questions...

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...

Homo deus: a brief history of tomorrow

By Harari, Yuval N., author
Book. English.
Published London: Vintage, 2017
During the 20th century, humankind has managed to do the impossible: we have brought famine, plague and war under control. Today, more people die from...

The naked shore: of the North Sea

By Blass, Tom, author
Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2017
Saturnine and quick-tempered, the formidable North Sea is often overlooked - even by those living within a stone's throw of its steel-grey waters. But...

Patrolling the Cold War Skies: Reheat Sunset

By Keeble, Philip
Book.
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...

How did we get into this mess?: politics, equality, nature

By Monbiot, George, 1963- author
Book. English.
Published London: Verso, 2017
George Monbiot is one of the most vocal, and eloquent, critics of the current consensus. In this selection from his journalism over the last seven 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...

Secret marvels of the world

Book. English.
Published Carlton, Victoria: Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2017
1st edition
Featuring communist bunkers, burning gas craters and at least one sponge-rock fluorescent grotto built by Polish monks, this book reveals weird and wonderful...

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....

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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