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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 46 books in this booklist

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  • Cover image of book The Long
    The Long '68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies - by Richard Vinen

    £10.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780141982526 | ISBN 10: 0141982527

    1968 saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the western world. Some of these were genuinely revolutionary - around ten million French workers went on strike and the whole state teetered on the brink of collapse. Others were more easily ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freedom: The Overthrow of the Slave Empires by James Walvin
    Freedom: The Overthrow of the Slave Empires - by James Walvin

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472141422 | ISBN 10: 1472141423

    In this timely and very readable new work, Walvin focuses not on abolitionism or the brutality and suffering of slavery, but on resistance, the resistance of the enslaved themselves – from sabotage and absconding to full-blown uprisings – and its ... more

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  • Cover image of book Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress by David Olusoga
    Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress - by David Olusoga

    £15.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781259979 | ISBN 10: 1781259976

    A companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama   Oscar Wilde said 'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.' Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga tr ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Radical History of the World by Neil Faulkner
    A Radical History of the World - by Neil Faulkner

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780745338040 | ISBN 10: 0745338046

    History is a weapon. The powerful have their version of events, the people have another. And if we understand how the past was forged, we arm ourselves to change the future.   This is the history of the struggle and revolution of human society ... more

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  • Cover image of book Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith by Mary Beard
    Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith - by Mary Beard

    £15.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781259993 | ISBN 10: 1781259992

    Companion to the major new BBC documentary series Civilisations, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama   The idea of 'civilisation' has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big questio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Pankaj Mishra
    Age of Anger: A History of the Present - by Pankaj Mishra

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141984087 | ISBN 10: 0141984082

    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 to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social med ... more

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  • Cover image of book The History of Witchcraft by Lois Martin
    The History of Witchcraft - by Lois Martin

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780857301154 | ISBN 10: 0857301152

    Witchcraft has recently been undergoing a huge popular revival, but does modern pagan witchcraft really bear any resemblance to its historical antecedents?   The witch in history was a very different creature from her modern counterpart, and t ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1956, The World in Revolt by Simon Hall
    1956, The World in Revolt - by Simon Hall

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571312337 | ISBN 10: 0571312330

    Vibrantly and sympathetically told, this is the story of one remarkable year - a capsule history of exhilarating triumphs and shattering defeats around the world.   1956 was one of the most remarkable years of the twentieth century. All across the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century by John Higgs
    Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century - by John Higgs

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780226576 | ISBN 10: 1780226578

    The twentieth century should make sense. It's the period of history that we know the most about, an epic geo-political narrative that runs through World War One, the great depression, World War Two, the American century and the fall of the Berlin Wal ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1966: The Year the Decade Exploded by Jon Savage
    1966: The Year the Decade Exploded - by Jon Savage

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571277636 | ISBN 10: 0571277632

    The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas slow-cooking since the late '50s reached boiling point. In the worlds of pop, pop art, fashion and radical polit ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1916: A Global History by Keith Jeffery
    1916: A Global History - by Keith Jeffery

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408834329 | ISBN 10: 1408834324

    The mud-filled, blood-soaked trenches of the Low Countries and North-Eastern Europe were essential battlegrounds during the First World War, but the war reached many other corners of the globe, and events elsewhere significantly affected its course. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan
    The Silk Roads: A New History of the World - by Peter Frankopan

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408839997 | ISBN 10: 1408839997

    The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westwards on its axis, it now turns to the east...   For centuries, fame and fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - by Yuval Noah Harari

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099590088 | ISBN 10: 0099590085

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  Planet 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. W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism by Sven Beckert
    Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism - by Sven Beckert

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141979984 | ISBN 10: 0141979984

    Winner of the 2015 Bancroft Prize and the 2015 Philip Taft Prize Finalist for the 2015 Pulizter Prize for History and shortlisted for the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature  For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the w ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Win a Roman Chariot Race: Lives, Legends and Treasures from the Ancient World by Jane Hood
    How to Win a Roman Chariot Race: Lives, Legends and Treasures from the Ancient World - by Jane Hood

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781848319462 | ISBN 10: 1848319460

    Who first thought of atoms? How much can you learn about archaeology from an oil lamp? Who came up with the theory of the wandering womb?   Oxford Classicist Jane Hood delves into the history, culture, literature, mythology and philosophy of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History by Eduardo Galeano
    Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History - by Eduardo Galeano

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780141975986 | ISBN 10: 0141975989

    From Eduardo Galeano, one of Latin America's greatest living writers, author of the Memory of Fire trilogy, comes Children of the Days a new kind of history that shows us how to remember and how to live.   This book is shaped like a calendar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century by Eric Hobsbawm
    Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century - by Eric Hobsbawm

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780349139098 | ISBN 10: 0349139091

    An engaging and provocative look at culture, from one of our best-known historians. Born at the turn of the 20th century and raised in Vienna, Eric Hobsbawm, who was to become one of the most brilliant and original historians of our age, was unique ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond
    The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? - by Jared Diamond

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780141024486 | ISBN 10: 0141024488

    Over the past 500 years, the West achieved global dominance, but do Westerners necessarily have better ideas about how to raise children, care for the elderly, or simply live well?  In this epic journey into our past, Jared Diamond reveals th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Revenge of History: The Battle for the Twenty-First Century by Seumas Milne
    The Revenge of History: The Battle for the Twenty-First Century - by Seumas Milne

    £19.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781680919 | ISBN 10: 1781680914

    One of Britains foremost political writers confronts the decade of living dangerous: from 9/11 to the Arab Spring and beyond. From 9/11 to the Arab Spring and beyond encompassing the economic crisis, the rise of China, and conflicts in the Middle ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live by Roman Krznaric
    The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live - by Roman Krznaric

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846683947 | ISBN 10: 1846683947

    There are many ways to try to improve our lives - we can turn to the wisdom of philosophers, the teachings of religions or the latest experiments of psychologists. But we rarely to look to history for inspiration - and when we do it can be surprising ... more

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  • Cover image of book A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor
    A History of the World in 100 Objects - by Neil MacGregor

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780241951774 | ISBN 10: 0241951771

    Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a bold, original approach to human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them.   Encompassing a grand sweep of human history, "A History of the Worl ... more

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  • Cover image of book A History of the World Since 9/11 by Dominic Streatfeild
    A History of the World Since 9/11 - by Dominic Streatfeild

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781843547617 | ISBN 10: 1843547619

    From Samuel Johnson Prize Shortlisted author Dominic Streatfeild comes a brilliantly original and stunningly readable work of investigative history which paints an revealing picture of the world since the attacks on the World Trade Centre. Essential ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eurocentrism: Modernity, Religion and Democracy - A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism by Samir Amin
    Eurocentrism: Modernity, Religion and Democracy - A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism - by Samir Amin

    £12.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906387785 | ISBN 10: 1906387788

    Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought.   Written by one of the world's foremost political economists, this original and provocative essay takes on one of the great 'ideological defo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Global History: A View from the South by Samir Amin
    Global History: A View from the South - by Samir Amin

    £14.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906387969 | ISBN 10: 1906387966

    Responding to the need to take a fresh look at world history, hitherto dominated by Eurocentric ideologues and historians in their attempt to justify the nature and character of modern capitalism, this book looks at the ancient world system and how i ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Uses and Abuses of History by Margaret Macmillan
    The Uses and Abuses of History - by Margaret Macmillan

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846682100 | ISBN 10: 184668210x

    If misrepresented, the past can cause confusion, conflict and tragedy. With care, it can help us to understand the present. Award-winning historian Margaret Macmillan proves that history really does matter.  The past is capricious enough to s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Incredible Human Journey by Alice Roberts
    The Incredible Human Journey - by Alice Roberts

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781408802885 | ISBN 10: 1408802880

    Alice Roberts traces the epic routes by which our human ancestors set out from Africa and peopled the entire planet.  Alice Roberts has been travelling the world from Ethiopian desert to Malay peninsula and from Russian steppes to Amazon ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grimoires: A History of Magic Books by Owen Davies
    Grimoires: A History of Magic Books - by Owen Davies

    £18.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780199590049 | ISBN 10: 0199590044

    What is a grimoire? The word has a familiar ring to many people, particularly as a consequence of such popular television dramas as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed. But few people are sure exactly what it means. Put simply, grimoires are bo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Speechless: World History Without Words by Polyp
    Speechless: World History Without Words - by Polyp

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906523190 | ISBN 10: 1906523193

    Through this very simple, yet intriguing, concept the reader will experience the intensely real but often ignored political and environmental truths of our era. It's funny, poignant and painfully true.  Tracking everything from the very beginnin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth by Margaret Atwood
    Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth - by Margaret Atwood

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747598718 | ISBN 10: 0747598711

    Payback is an intelligent, wide-ranging book that examines the metaphor of debt and the role it takes in our lives. Debt is like air something we take for granted and never think about until things go wrong. This is not a book about debt manageme ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich, illustrated by Clifford Harper
    A Little History of the World - by E.H. Gombrich, illustrated by Clifford Harper

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780300143324 | ISBN 10: 030014332x

    In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and Eine kurze Weltgeschich ... more

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  • Cover image of book There
    There's a Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars, and the Rise and Fall of 60s Counter-culture - by Peter Doggett

    £14.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847671141 | ISBN 10: 1847671144

    Between 1965 and 1972, political activists around the globe prepared to mount a revolution, from the Black Panthers to the Gay Liberation Front, from the Yippies to the IRA. Rock and soul music supplied the revolutionary tide with anthems and iconic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global by Paul Mason
    Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global - by Paul Mason

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099492887 | ISBN 10: 0099492881

    A Chinese woman pushes her way to the front of a hiring queue outside a factory in Shenzhen...A Bolivian miner, without light or ventilation, crawls deep inside a deserted mine...A group of Somali cleaners files into an investment bank in London's Ca ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy by Barbara Ehrenreich
    Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy - by Barbara Ehrenreich

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847080080 | ISBN 10: 1847080081

    Ehrenreich uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture. She discovers that the same elements come up in every human culture throughout history: a love of masking, carnival, music-making and dance.  Although sixteent ... more

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  • Cover image of book The History of Witchcraft by Lois Martin
    The History of Witchcraft - by Lois Martin

    £9.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904048770 | ISBN 10: 1904048773

    Witchcraft has recently undergone a huge popular revival, but does modern pagan witchcraft really bear any resemblance to its historical antecedants? The witch in history was a very different creature from her modern counterpart, and this book sets ... more

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  • Cover image of book A New Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations by Clive Ponting
    A New Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations - by Clive Ponting

    £11.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780099516682 | ISBN 10: 0099516683

    Like Jared Diamond's Collapse, Clive Ponting's book studies the relationship between the environment and human history. It examines world civilizations from Sumeria to ancient Egypt, from Easter Island to the Roman Empire and it argues that human bei ... more

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  • Cover image of book Non-Violence: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Kurlansky
    Non-Violence: The History of a Dangerous Idea - by Mark Kurlansky

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780099494126 | ISBN 10: 0099494124

    The conventional history of nations, even continents, is a history of warfare.According to this view, all the important ideas and significant changes of humankind occured as part of an effort to win one violent, bloody conflict or another.This appr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The No-Nonsense Guide to World History by Chris Brazier
    The No-Nonsense Guide to World History - by Chris Brazier

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904456476 | ISBN 10: 1904456472

    Most people's knowledge of world history is hazy and incomplete at best. We know bits without always understanding how they fit together. This No-Nonsense Guide gives a full picture, revealing what's hidden by conventional textbooks - from the civi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Behind the Lines: Revealing and Uncensored Letters from Our War-Torn World by Andrew Carroll
    Behind the Lines: Revealing and Uncensored Letters from Our War-Torn World - by Andrew Carroll

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780091903404 | ISBN 10: 0091903408

    For three exhausting years Andrew Carroll travelled the world, zealously collecting unpublished letters and emails from soldiers and civilians from over 35 different countries. The letters covered a staggering range of events, from World Wars I and I ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond
    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive - by Jared Diamond

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780140279511 | ISBN 10: 0140279512

    From the ghostly stone heads of Easter Island to crumbling Mayan cities hidden deep in the jungle, the mysterious ruins of lost worlds and vanished civilisations continue to haunt us. How could such mighty societies fall? And could our skyscrapers o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Humanity: An Emotional History by Stuart Walton
    Humanity: An Emotional History - by Stuart Walton

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781843541059 | ISBN 10: 184354105x

    A bold and strikingly innovative study of how basic emotions rule the world. Walton contends that in the last two hundred and fifty years there have been big changes in the unwritten rules that govern what can be expressed in public and in private. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jacquard
    Jacquard's Web; How the Hand Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age. - by James Essinger

    £10.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780192805782 | ISBN 10: 0192805789

    Jacquard's Web tells one of the greatest untold stories of science: how Joseph-Marie Jacquard, a master silk-weaver in Napoleonic France, invented a loom that was to spark the beginning of today's information age.  The revolutionary Jacquard ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1968 - the Year That Rocked the World by Mark Kurlansky
    1968 - the Year That Rocked the World - by Mark Kurlansky

    £11.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780099429623 | ISBN 10: 0099429624

    Encompassing the worlds of youth and music, politics, war, economics, demonstrations and the media, 1968 shows us how we got to where we are today. It was the year of sex and drugs and rock and roll; it was also the year of the Martin Luther King an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
    Salt: A World History - by Mark Kurlansky

    £10.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780099281993 | ISBN 10: 0099281996

    Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heroes by John Pilger
    Heroes - by John Pilger

    £12.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780099266112 | ISBN 10: 0099266113

    The heroes of Pilger's narrative are the many ordinary people he has witnessed coping with their lives in difficult and often brutal conditions: dissidents in the Soviet Union; those struggling for universal freedoms in Vietnam, Cambodia, Africa, Ind ... more

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  • Cover image of book History: A Very Short Introduction by John Arnold
    History: A Very Short Introduction - by John Arnold

    £7.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780192853523 | ISBN 10: 019285352x

    There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end.   John Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about h ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History by Manuel De Landa
    A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History - by Manuel De Landa

    £20.00   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780942299328 | ISBN 10: 0942299329

    Following in the wake of his groundbreaking work, War in the Age of Intelligent Machines, Manuel De Landa presents a brilliant, radical synthesis of historical developments during the last one thousand years. He sketches the outlines of a renewed ma ... more

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