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The Case of the Missing Statue - A Historical and Literary Study of the Stalin Monument in Prague

Autor: Hana Píchová

publisher: Arbor vitae

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This is a fascinating story of the cultural history of the Stalin monument told through archival and historical documents, interviews with those involved, literary treatments of the monument, and visual representations. What lessons does the case of Stalin in Prague tell us about cultural memory and forgetting? What does it tell us about the absurdities of totalitarian (and perhaps not only

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The English and Their History

Autor: Robert Tombs

publisher: Penguin Group UK

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In The English and their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric 'dreamtime' through to the present day. If a nation is a group of people with a sense of kinship, a political identity and representative

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The Genesis of Creativity and the Origin of the Human Mind

Autor: Barbora Půtová , Václav Soukup

publisher: Karolinum

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What is it about human beings that makes us creative, able to imagine and enact new possibilities for life and new solutions to problems in a way that no other animal can? The authors included in The Genesis of Creativity and the Origin of the Human Mind explore this question in essays and studies from a range of specializations and backgrounds. Experts on culture, art, and evolution come

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A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924

Autor: Orlando Figes

publisher: Bodley Head

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Written in a narrative style that captures both the scope and detail of the Russian revolution, Orlando Figes's history is certain to become one of the most important contemporary studies of Russia as it was at the beginning of the 20th century. With an almost cinematic eye, Figes captures the broad movements of war and revolution, never losing sight of the individuals whose lives make up his

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The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution

Autor: David Wootton

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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We live in a world made by science. How and when did this happen? This book tells the story of the extraordinary intellectual and cultural revolution that gave birth to modern science, and mounts a major challenge to the prevailing orthodoxy of its history. Before 1492 it was assumed that all significant knowledge was already available; there was no concept of progress; people looked for

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Phantom Terror: The Threat of Revolution and the Repression of Liberty 1789-1848

Autor: Adam Zamoyski

publisher: Harper Collins UK

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A magnificent and timely examination of an age of fear, subversion, suppression and espionage, Adam Zamoyski explores the attempts of the governments of Europe to police the world in a struggle against obscure forces, seemingly dedicated to the overthrow of civilisation.

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The Oster Conspiracy of 1938: The Unknown Story of the Military Plot to Kill Hitler & Avert WWII

Autor: Terry Parssinen

publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

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September 1938. In power more than five years, Hitler unilaterally dismantled the Treaty of Versailles, provision by provision, daring Britain and France to stand up to him. Earlier that year, he forced Austria into his Third Reich without firing a single shot. Now his sights were set on Czechoslovakia.

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Devil's Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941

Autor: Roger Moorhouse

publisher: Bodley Head (UK)

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For nearly two years the two most infamous dictators in history actively collaborated with one another. The Nazi-Soviet Pact stunned the world when it was announced, the Second World War was launched under its auspices with the invasion and division of Poland, and its eventual collapse led to the war’s defining and deciding clash.

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World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History PB

Autor: Henry Kissinger

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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"In World Order, Henry Kissinger - one of the leading practitioners of world diplomacy and author of On China - makes his monumental investigation into the 'tectonic plates' of global history and state relations.

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Germany: Memories of a Nation

Autor: Neil MacGregor

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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From Neil MacGregor, the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects, this is a view of Germany like no other. For the past 140 years, Germany has been the central power in continental Europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people now understand themselves? Neil MacGregor argues that uniquely for any

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The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity

Autor: Timothy Ware

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Since its first publication fifty years ago, Timothy Ware's book has become established throughout the English-speaking world as the standard introduction to the Orthodox Church. Orthodoxy continues to be a subject of enormous interest among western Christians, and the author believes that an understanding of its standpoint is necessary before the Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches can be

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Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Autor: Sven Beckert

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZE PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners. Sven Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and disturbing inequalities that are with us today. In a remarkably

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The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War

Autor: Nicholas H. Lynn

publisher: Random House (US)

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The real story behind the major motion picture The Monuments Men. The cast of characters includes Hitler and Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall--not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. And the story told in this superbly researched and suspenseful book is that of the Third Reich's war on European culture and the Allies' desperate effort to preserve it.

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A Mediterranean Feast

Autor: Clifford A. Wright

publisher: William Morrow & Co (US)

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A groundbreaking culinary work of extraordinary depth and scope that spans more than one thousand years of history, A Mediterranean Feast tells the sweeping story of the birth of the venerated and diverse cuisines of the Mediterranean. Author Clifford A. Wright weaves together historical and culinary strands from Moorish Spain to North Africa, from coastal France to the Balearic Islands, from

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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

Autor: Peter Frankopan

publisher: Bloomsbury (UK)

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From the rise and fall of empires in China, Persia, and Rome itself to the spread of Buddhism and advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to Western imperialism and the great wars of the twentieth century, this epic, magisterial work illuminates how the Silk Roads--the crossroads of the world, the meeting place of East and West--perhaps more than anything else, shaped global history over the

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To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science

Autor: Steven Weinberg

publisher: Allen Lane (UK)

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In To Explain the World, pre-eminent theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg offers a rich and irreverent history of science from a unique perspective - that of a scientist. Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, he shows that the scientists of the past not only did not understand what we understand about the

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Saladin: The Life, the Legend and the Islamic Empire

Autor: John Man

publisher: Bantam Press (UK)

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Saladin, who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the 12th century, is the Islamic world’s preeminent hero. Ruthless in defence of his faith, brilliant in leadership, he also possessed qualities that won admiration from his Christian foes. He knew the limits of violence, showing such tolerance and generosity that many Europeans, appalled at the brutality of their own

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Illustrated History of Britain

publisher: Pearson

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This is an illustrated history of Britain from prehistoric times to the present day. The book analyzes the major political and military events in British history, and where appropriate, looks at these within a wider, international context. It also describes everyday life for men and women from different levels of society in different ages: the kind of work they did, family life, etc. Emphasis is

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The Ottoman Endgame

Autor: Sean McMeekin

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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The Ottoman Endgame is the first, and definitive, single-volume history of the Ottoman empire's decade-long war for survival. Beginning with Italy's invasion of Ottoman Tripoli in September 1911, the opening salvo in what would soon spiral into a European conflict, the book concludes with the establishment of Turkish independence in the Treaty of Lausanne, 1923.

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The Invention of Nature: The Adventures Alexander von Humboldt

Autor: Andrea Wulf

publisher: Hodder (UK)

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Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infested Siberia. He came up with a radical vision of nature, that it was a complex and interconnected global force and did not exist for man's use alone.

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Families Who Made Rome : A History and a Guide

Autor: Majanlahti, A.

publisher: Random House UK

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How often does a visitor to Rome drift towards some landmark and wonder who created it? Why? What was their story? This fascinating book provides the answers. At once a history and a guide, it divides Rome into the districts dominated by the fabulously rich families of the Popes: the Colonna, della Rovere, Farnese, Borghese, Barberini and others. In each case we learn their story - powerful,

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Unfinished Empire : The Global Expansion of Britain

Autor: John Darwin

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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This is a both controversial and comprehensive historical analysis of how the British Empire worked, from Wolfson Prize-winning author and historian John Darwin. The British Empire shaped the world in countless ways: repopulating continents, carving out nations, imposing its own language, technology and values. For perhaps two centuries its expansion and final collapse were the single largest

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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

Autor: Edith Hamilton

publisher: Grand Central Publishing (US)

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For decades readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting and fascinating world of Western mythology. From Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom, Edith Hamilton's classic collection not only retells these stories with brilliant clarity but shows us how the ancients saw their own place in the

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After the Ice A Global Human History 20,000-5000 BC

Autor: Steven Mithen

publisher: Orion Publishing Group

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A fantastic voyage through 15,000 years of history that laid the foundations for civilisation as we know it by award-winning science writer Steven Mithen. Twenty thousand years ago Earth was in the midst of an ice age. Then global warming arrived, leading to massive floods, the spread of forests and the retreat of the deserts. By 5,000 BC a radically different human world had appeared. In place

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