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You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom

From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the advert of the Web, everywhere you turn you are told that ...

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My Old Man: A Personal History of Music Hall

Music hall was one of the glories of Victorian England. Sentimental, vulgar, but patriotic and champion of the underdog, it ...

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The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Retold as Science

The Bible was the first scientific textbook of all; and it got some things right (and plenty more wrong). Steve ...

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What Are Universities For?

Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented ...

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How to Survive the Titanic, or the Sinking of J Bruce Ismay

When the Titanic hit the iceberg on 14 April 1912 and a thousand men prepared to die, J Bruce Ismay, ...

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There but for the

Imagine you give a dinner party and a friend of a friend brings a stranger to your house as his ...

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