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    An accessible guide to voting Liberal Democrat in the 2015 elections.

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    An accessible guide to voting Labour in the 2015 elections.

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    An accessible guide to voting Conservative in the 2015 elections.

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    Agent Storm is a captivating, utterly unique, real-life espionage tale.

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    In this revised edition of what is now a classic text in the debate about Marxism and feminism, Michèle Barrett surveys the political and intellectual changes that have subsequently taken place.

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    Originally published as Lukács, Marx and the Sources of Critical Theory, The Philosophy of Praxis traces the evolution of this argument in the writings of Marx, Lukács, Adorno and Marcuse.

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    The classic social history of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830, from two of the greatest historians of our age.

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    One of the world's most inhospitable regions is humanized through personal narratives and colourful case studies, presented in rich and fascinating detail.

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    The gripping tale of Adam White's journey to uncover the truth behind the murder of the British Ambassador. A must-have for thriller fans.

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    A 21st century take on Dispatches, award-winning VICE News journalist Aris Roussinous tells the real stories behind life in a rebel army.

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    W. Sydney Robinson returns with this brilliant exploration of four Victorian eccentrics.

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    Alom Shaha lost his faith but found much, much more. A book for anyone who thinks about what they should believe and how they should live. Now in Paperback.

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    An insightful - and terrifying - account of institutions once renowned for their probity, now all too often a byword for incompetence, and worse.

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    The diaries of Charlie May give an unforgettable account of the war that took his life, and millions others like him.

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    A profound, moving and important collection of letters, diaries and memories of the First World War.

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    This book tells the story of women in the First World War at the front line, under fire, and in combat.

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    The Scottish Question offers a fresh interpretation of what has made Scotland distinctive and how this changed over time, drawing on an array of primary and secondary sources.

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    A retelling of the historical figure of Scotland's Robert the Bruce, the famous unifer of Scotland.

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    The autobiographical story of a family's struggle to build a home in a country falling apart.

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    A fine collection of advertising art from the great war years.

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    Aids: Don’t Die of Prejudice, by Norman Fowler, explores the HIV/AIDS crisis that – scandalously – continues to affect millions of people across the world, despite the fact that we now have all the...

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    Once one of Man's greatest inventions, Felix Martin makes the argument that we have become money's slave. Taking us to the heart of society's economic misunderstandings, Martin creates a compelling read on the history, and future, of world economics.

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    Combining family memoir, social history and cultural observation, Paul Morley's The North creates a fascinating attempt to define what it means to be a northerner in this unique portrayal of Northern England.

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    A heart-clenching account of the violence and abuse women have struggled through to change the world.

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    An honest and enlightening critique that addresses issues crucial to Japan's future.

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    This book provides a comprehensive account of the current state of government action and political participation in the United States on the issue of climate change.

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    A fantastic selection of essays, edited by Charles Clarke, that explore those difficult issues that politicians try to avoid.

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    A critical analysis of the Coalition governments austerity measures since their election in May 2010, drawing on hundreds of hours of first-person interviews.

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    A breath-taking account of the struggle of British women as they fight against a male-dominated system to represent their country in foreign policy and international relations. A must-read for anyone interested in female politics.

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    A brilliant and varied consideration of one of Britain's best-loved poets, Dylan Thomas.

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    The Butterfly Defect shows the mitigating uncertainty and systemic risk in an interconnected world is an essential task for our future.

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    A text inviting readers to reevaluate their relationship with the environment.

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    A thoughtful and insightful analysis from Goldin, exploring the contexts, costs and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic, social and environmental systems.

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    This book provides an up-to-date account of the EU's climate policies that apply across the European economy.

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    In this text Howe answers the question of why global society has yet to find real solutions to the problem of global warming.

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    On Anarchism is an essential introduction to the Noam Chomsky's political theory, shedding light on the foundations of Chomsky's thought, specifically his constant questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power.

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    Does Europe choose full political integration or does it fragment - could national economies even survive this? Roger Bootle turns his masterly gaze to the defining political question of our era - one which affects not just Britain or Europe, but the whole world.

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    This book shows religion and politics to be a key connecting link between European and global affairs.

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    A rich and dynamic introduction to the varieties of religious life and the central issues in the sociology of religion today.

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    In this witty, candid and utterly fascinating memoir, Baroness Trumpington looks back on her long and remarkable life.

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    An invaluable contribution to the dialogue about how to minimize the inevitable social and environmental devastation of future climate change.

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    The Ranters – like the Levellers and the Diggers – were a group of religious libertarians who flourished during the English Civil War (1642–1651), a period of social and religious turmo...

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    An astute analysis of the relationship between politics, government and climate change.

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    In this indispensable new book, Winston provides ten crucial strategies for leaders and companies ready to move boldly forward and win in this new reality.

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    The first book to give a collective voice to the protest against sexism, from @EverydaySexism.

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    A brilliant, compelling, and innovative study of contemporary China and one of the most important sociological inquiries into the political economy of gender.

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    A nostalgic piece of fiction set in 50s Liverpool. An absolute must read for anyone who loves a good family saga.

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    A whole new take on the social phenomena of East meets West. Hendrie creates a personal and insightful account of the connections between the West and other cultures, unearthing hidden truths about the global village

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    A triumphant story of a remarkable young woman's journey through the darkness of the 1994 genocide of Rwanda.

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    A charmingly witty book showing the often overlooked mundane side of London.

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    Thama Lobel's lively, thoughtful book will reframe your view of how our minds work and how we become who we are

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    The AMS Guide to Climate Change is the authoritative book for one of most important issues for our society: climate change.

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    This re-interpretation of twentieth century history and its trajectory provides a unique contribution to left and radical thinking and political practice.

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    A compelling read about what's really going on with your money.

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    Weaving together their time as British Communists as well as their experiences in China and North Korea, this book gives an overview of Communism in action.

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    Why do people work for other people? This seemingly naive question is at the heart of Lordon’s argument. To complement Marx’s partial answers, especially in the face of the disconcertin...

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    One of Britain’s leading lawyers gives a history of Catholic sex abuse scandals in England.

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    Telling the story of our greatest national institution,this is a wonderful, wry view of the history of parliament "from the inside".

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    Ford and Goodwin analyse the rising popularity of UKIP in British politics.

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    A compelling and absorbing analysis of the complex meanings of Englishness and how they relate to politics.

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    Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an absorbing tale of addiction, lies and infidelity that asks the all-important question, did she kill him?

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    A riveting account of resistance in an age of intolerance.

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    Inspiring survivor Pam Warren gives an insight into life before and after The Paddington Rail Crash.

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    In this text Darwall sets out the historical development of the idea of global warming and of the science that has provided the evidence for it, creating an unbiased and analytical portrait of climate change.

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    This text draws from multiple perspectives to present an overview of the knowledge related to our current understanding of climate change politics and culture.

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    A comprehensive overview of the history, theories, practices and study of religion.

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    A kaleidoscopic picture of Britain in 1846, a nation on the brink of economic and social change as the Industrial Revolution deepened its impact. 1846 was a pivotal moment in British history. This ...

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    Aerofilms Ltd was born on 9 May 1919. An unprecedented business venture, it hoped to marry the still fledgling technology of powered flight to the discipline of photography. Its founders were Claud...

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    An intuitive critique that addresses the changes needed in 21st century society for successful climate innovation.

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    The Battle for Europe brings into sharp focus the historical importance of the current Eurozone crisis. Thomas Fazi argues that European Union (EU) elites have seized on the financial crash to push...

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    Exploring one of the most divisive modern issues, this book tackles the problems head on with case studies, legal queries and difficult choices.

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    The inside story of Edward Snowden, brought to you by award-winning Guardian journalist Luke Harding.

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    A practical, philosophical guide to living with empathy by one of our leading thinkers.

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    Changing children’s services: working and learning together focuses on the on-going and fundamental changes to children’s services across the UK in the context of the drive towards increasingly int...

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    A book that gets straight to the heart of the reality of climate change

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    This is the first book in the UK or US to set on record the recent cultural phenomenon of the use of certain dog breeds – both legal and illegal – to ‘convey status’ upon th...

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    ‘Beyond the goal of teaching children to know things, to pass exams, to get through school, to find a place in the system, we need to teach children to reflect critically on what is going on around...

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    What is Britain's future in Europe? From the perspective of an author who has experience both at the heart of the British Government and at senior level in the European Commission, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the future of British and European politics.

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    The first ever biography of the famed Wyndham sisters.

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    Beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned designs, Stitched Up delves into the alluring world of fashion to reveal what is behind the clothes we wear. Moving between Karl Lagerfeld and Ka...

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    On 19 December 1601, John Croke, then Speaker of the House of Commons, addressed his colleagues: “If a question should be asked, What is the first and chief thing in a Commonwealth to be rega...

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    A vivid and revealing exploration of the way in which myth, power and religion interact to produce the love-hate relationship between the Russian people and Vladimir Putin.

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    An insightful and in-depth analysis of the challenges communities will meet in adapting to climate change.

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    Evolution and the Victorians tells the story of the origins of the theory of evolution, from beyond the Victoria era to the First World War.

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    An innovative and timely exposé of the politics, power and contestation of numbers.

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    The Fair Trade Scandal takes aim at the Fair Trade consumer movement which many assume to be entirely benign. Through a razor-sharp analysis based on insider knowledge, Ndongo Sylla shows that ther...

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    The facts of Africa’s rapid urbanisation are startling. By 2030 African cities will have grown by more than 350 million people and the continent will have surpassed the 50% urban mark. Yet, in the ...

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    James Bartholomew argues that far from being the socialist utopia the post-war generation dreamed of, the welfare state has, in reality, undermined the very decency and kindness which first inspired it.

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    A pocket guide to everything that is wrong, funny or downright insane about the green movement.

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    A valuable portrait of Peter Hain's admirable, freedom-fighter parents.

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    An entertaining, thought-provoking guide that will teach you to think truly, independently and creatively.

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    The turbulent story of the radical Left in the eloquent words of one of its foremost leaders.

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    By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting.

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    The SECRET WORLDS OF STEPHEN WARD is the definitive investigation into the scandal of the Profumo Affair, and the life and mysterious death of the man at its heart. In 1963 John Profumo, the Britis...

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    This ground-breaking collection investigates the relationship between feminist activism and legal reform as a pathway to gender justice and social change. Since the advent of feminist movements leg...

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    Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. brings his forensic skills and a deeply felt sense of injustice to the case at the heart of the Profumo affair, the notorious scandal that brought down a government.

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    A regal gift for the traditionalists.

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    Where other scholars have seen the conflict as a triumph of freedom, Goldfield paints it as America's greatest failure: a breakdown of society caused by the infusion of evangelical religion into the world of politics.

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    This book tells the story of freedom and explains how it is a uniquely 'British' invention.

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    With unique first person experiences, interviews with defectors of the North and history, John Sweeney’s narrative is a fascinating and engaging account of the reality behind ‘the strangest place he’s ever visited’.

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    An insightful and witty account of daily life in Iran, the 'Axis of Evil', written by New York Times bestselling author Hoomad Majd.

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    Fred Metcalf builds on the success of his bestselling series of quotations books for Penguin to produce classic, far-ranging volumes of humorous quotes on just about every subject you will ever need

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    Today, the Indian state claims to embody the values of a stable political democracy, a harmonious territorial unity, and a steadfast religious impartiality. Even many of those critical of the inequ...

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    Glossy television images of happy, industrious and increasingly prosperous workers show a bright view of life in twenty-first-century China. But behind the officially approved story is a different reality, Gerard Lemos reveals in this extensively researched book.

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    Among the hundreds of books devoted to JFK, The Kennedy Half-Century stands apart for its rich insight and original perspective. Anyone who reads it will appreciate in new ways the profound impact JFK’s short presidency has had on our national psyche.

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    How accurate is the picture of the China that we know? Ben Chu argues the notion that we may all be engaged in a grand game of 'Chinese Whispers', resulting in a surprising and penetrating insight into modern China.

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    Hans Küng presents in 'Can We Save the Catholic Church' what Catholics have been yearning for: modern responses to the challenges of a modern world.

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    The extraordinary story of Marinaleda, a communist utopia against all the odds.

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    The highly anticipated memoir of Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl from Pakistan's Swat region who stood up to the Taliban.

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    Fifty years since first publication, E. P. Thompson's revolutionary account of working-class culture and ideals is published in Penguin Modern Classics, with a new introduction by historian Michael Kenny.

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    From historian David Priestland, this is remarkable book proposes a radical approach to how we see our world and who runs it.

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    Simon Heffer's new book forms an ambitious exploration of the making of the Victorian age and the Victorian mind.

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    A History of Western Thought is a masterly distillation of two-and-a-half millennia of intellectual history, and a readable and entertaining crash course in Western philosophy.

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    Linking the lawless Horn of Africa to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, Yemen is a strategically vital country on the brink of collapse, whose implosion, combined with a growing Al Qaeda presence, could have consequences for the whole Middle East and beyond.

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    Sylvia Pankhurst dedicated her life to fighting oppression and injustice. In this vivid biography Katherine Connelly charts Pankhurst's activism from her teens as a member of the Independent Labour Party, to her time as a leading suffragette before the First World War, through to her revolutionary socialist, anti-fascist and anti-imperialist campaigning in later years.

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    Black Star documents the Asian Youth Movements that emerged in 1970s and 1980s Britain. These organisations, established by the children of early migrants, were determined to struggle against both the racism of the street and the state.

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    New ideas, new interconnections, new problems. Liam Fox analyses crucial world issues.

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    Hannah is seventeen. She likes a drink. Powerful and passionate, this is the story of Hannah's addiction as seen by the people around her.

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    In this panoramic work, covering nearly two decades of American culture and politics, Cockburn explores subjects as varied as the sex life of Bill Clinton and the best way to cook wild turkey. Cockburn stands up for the rights of prisoners on death row and exposes the chicanery of the media and the duplicity of the political elite.

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    The Romans left a long-lasting legacy and their influence can still be seen all around us - from our calendar and coins, to our language and laws - but how much do we really know about them? Help is at hand in the form of Veni, Vidi, Vici, which tells the remarkable, and often surprising, story of the Romans and the most enduring empire in history.

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    In The Last Vote, Philip Coggan shows how democracy today faces threats that we ignore at our own risk. Amid the turmoil of the financial crisis, high debt levels, and an ever-growing gap between the richest and the rest, it is easy to forget that the ultimate victim could be our democracy itself.

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    The Eighties may seem to many of us like yesterday, but in many ways the Britain of thirty years ago was a thoroughly foreign country.

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    All aboard for a tour of London's most formative age-the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin. Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed life expectancy and the expectation of what life could be. Peek into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenues of the new middle class, and crouch in the damp doorways of the poor.

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    The 1970s. Strikes, power-cuts, the three-day week, inflation, Paki-bashing and the dead left unburied. Or, from another perspective, a period dominated by Morecambe and Wise, glam rock, detective ...

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    Lesley Riddoch identifies components of Scottish identity from decades of political and social tangle in a passionate and insightful call to restore equality and control to local communities that will allow Scotland to flourish.

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    Opening with a war in the Gulf and ending with the attack on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001, A Classless Society goes in search of the decade when modern Britain came of age. What it finds is a nation anxiously grappling with new technologies, tentatively embracing new lifestyles, and, above all, forging a new sense of what it means to be British.

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    Felicity Lawrence's Sunday Times bestseller Not on the Label, updated with extraordinary new material on the horsemeat scandal.

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    The shocking, poignant story of rejection, eviction and the fight for a home by award-winning journalist Katharine Quarmby.

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    Battle for Ground Zero goes behind the scenes of the fight to rebuild Ground Zero, revealing how grieving families, commercial interests, and politicking bureaucrats clashed at every step of the way, confounding progress and infuriating the public.

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    A very real, fascinating and tempestuous history of Scottish travellers. Jess Smith draws on personal experiences to highlight both the tragic consequences of traveller life and the charming traditions to be enjoyed.

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    Ruling the Void offers an authoritative and chilling assessment of the prospects for popular political representation today, not only in the varied democracies of Europe but throughout the developed world.

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    Meeting the Enemy reveals for the first time how contact was maintained on many levels throughout the War, and its stories, sometimes funny, often moving, give us a new perspective on the lives of ordinary men and women caught up in extraordinary events.

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    Why do we believe that corporations and individuals have claims on certain resources? Using ideas on private property that trace back to the Latin West and covering more than 50 thinkers of Western political thought, Pierson endeavours to understand how, why and when we came to believe these things.

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    Immigration is one of the most contested issues on the political agenda of liberal states across Europe and North America. While these states can be open and inclusive to newcomers, they are also often restrictive and exclusionary. The Politics of Immigration examines the sources of these apparently contradictory stances, locating answers in the nature of the liberal state itself.

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    A dramatically-illustrated account of the infamous collision between the low-paid workers and business-owners in 1913 Dublin.

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    Cohen argues it is naive and reckless to take the view that we are now living in a world of freedom.

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    A marvellous romp through a hundred years of Victorian tourism on the continent.

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    First published in 2010, Ed Howker and Shiv Mailk's Jilted Generation answers fundamental questions about the society you thought you knew. It identified, for the first time, the perilous position of Britain's young adults and, with a title brandished by everyone from Ed Miliband to student protesters, the book's thesis has formed a controversial but essential part of Britain's political debate.

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    The centre-left has always been at its strongest when building new long-term institutions such as the NHS, expanding higher education, establishing the national minimum wage and increasing access to national parks. Anthony Painter here argues that this institution-building tradition is the one to which the left should return.

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