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On China

For more than twenty years after the Communist Revolution in 1949, China and most of the western world had no ...

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Eva Braun: Life with Hitler

"I want to be a beautiful corpse, I will take poison". (Eva Braun, 1945). Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler were ...

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Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea

When Donovan Hohn first heard the remarkable story of how 28,904 bath toys spilled into the Pacific en route to ...

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A Trick I Learned From Dead Men

After the disappearance of their father and the sudden death of their mother, Lee Hart and his deaf brother, Ned, ...

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The Silence of Animals: Progress and Other Modern Myths

John Gray draws on a wide array of memoirs, poems, fiction and philosophy to make us re-imagine our place in ...

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Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World

The British Empire was the creation of a tremendous outpouring of energy and opportunism, when the British were at their ...

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