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Dial M for Murdoch


News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain

Tom Watson; Martin Hickman


Allen Lane 2012
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Rupert Murdoch's newspapers had been hacking phones, blagging information and casually destroying people's lives for years before detectives stumbled Rupert Murdoch's newspapers had been hacking phones, blagging information and casually destroying people's lives for years before detectives stumbled on a criminal conspiracy following a trivial report about Prince William's knee in 2005. This book offers a full account of how Murdoch's News Corporation went to extraordinary lengths to 'put the problem in a box' (James Murdoch's words), how its efforts to maintain its power were aided by political and police friends, and how it was finally exposed. ...more
 

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Bloody Sunday


Truths, Lies and the Saville Inquiry

Douglas Murray


Biteback 2012
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365 Modern History


From World War Two to the World Wide Web

Gerard Cheshire; John Farndon


Icon 2009
Paperback 
 

Between the end of the Second World War in 1945 and the 150th anniversary of Darwin's On the Origin of Species in 2009, the world changed dramaticallyBetween the end of the Second World War in 1945 and the 150th anniversary of Darwin's On the Origin of Species in 2009, the world changed dramatically - in international and national politics, in science and medicine and in social and cultural life. Arranged in a calender year, these 365 stories of significant events in modern political, social, cultural and technological history describe how and when those changes occurred. With a full list of the events and index. ...more
 

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A Point of View



Clive James


Picador 2011
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Clive James was one of the most popular presenters of BBC Radio 4's A Point of View, talking for ten minutes about anything and everything that caughtClive James was one of the most popular presenters of BBC Radio 4's A Point of View, talking for ten minutes about anything and everything that caught his attention. This book brings together his 60 talks, written amid the 'Swiftian scenario' offered by the years 2007-2009, and tackling everything from bankers to bad language in the certain knowledge that 'about three million of the brightest people in the country were within arm's reach of a button that could turn you off' - so his argument had better be good....more
 

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The View from the Fence


The Arab-Israeli Conflict from the Present to its Roots

Neill Lochery


Continuum 2005
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Europe Since the Seventies



Jeremy Black


Reaktion 2009
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Since the 1970s, Europe has been transformed: the Iron Curtain has fallen, the EU has created a new political and economic framework, and former natioSince the 1970s, Europe has been transformed: the Iron Curtain has fallen, the EU has created a new political and economic framework, and former national and class divisions have given way to new interest groups formed on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity. This concise, readable and timely book offers an in-depth treatment of the environmental, social and demographic issues, and discusses such pressing topics as energy supplies, cross- border crime and immigration. ...more
 

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Osama


The Making of a Terrorist

Jonathan Randal


IB Tauris 2005
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How was it possible for a middle-aged Saudi billionaire to terrorize the world's only superpower? This riveting account of Osama bin Laden's life tracHow was it possible for a middle-aged Saudi billionaire to terrorize the world's only superpower? This riveting account of Osama bin Laden's life traces the source of his wealth and his role in the rise of global terrorism. Drawing on long-standing contacts and an intimate understanding of the Middle East, the author explains the background of US involvement in the region, and shows how its invasion of Iraq played into the terrorists' hands. ...more
 

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After Suez


Adrift in the American Century

Martin Woollacott


IB Tauris 2006
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Bush and Blair's ill-fated venture in Iraq has given the Suez Crisis of 1956 new relevance. In this subtle and lucid analysis, one of Britain's most rBush and Blair's ill-fated venture in Iraq has given the Suez Crisis of 1956 new relevance. In this subtle and lucid analysis, one of Britain's most respected foreign affairs commentators charts the course of that misjudged intervention. He also examines its legacy in Britain, where it came to symbolize the obsolescence of traditional authority and decline of imperial power, and in the Middle East, where it generated a mistrust of the West that is still felt today. ...more
 

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Sacrifice as Terror


The Rwandan Genocide of 1994

Christopher C Taylor


Berg 1999
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The Goldstone Report


The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict

Adam Horowitz; Lizzy Ratner; Philip Weiss

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Nation 2011
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Judge Goldstone's report on the Israeli incursion into Gaza in the winter of 2008-9 is among the most controversial in the long history of that confliJudge Goldstone's report on the Israeli incursion into Gaza in the winter of 2008-9 is among the most controversial in the long history of that conflict. This volume presents an edited version of the text alongside essays by Rashid Khalidi, Naomi Klein, Jules Lobel and others. Tempering moral outrage with clinical analysis, this crucial historical document concludes that war crimes were committed by both sides, but that Israel had launched 'a deliberately disproportionate attack'. ...more
 

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America in Black, White and Gray


The Stormy 1960s

Klaus P Fischer


Continuum 2006
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Klaus P Fischer arrived in America in 1959 as a 17-year-old German immigrant, so can offer an outsider's perspective on the extraordinary decade when Klaus P Fischer arrived in America in 1959 as a 17-year-old German immigrant, so can offer an outsider's perspective on the extraordinary decade when pent-up social and generational conflicts were unleashed in the form of intense racial strife, cold war terror, the Vietnam war and countercultural protests. He describes the lasting effects, both good and bad, of the 1960s, arguing that protest movements plunged America into 'a chaos of contending styles from which it has never fully recovered'. ...more
 

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Spooks


The Unofficial History of MI5: From the First Atom Spy to 7/7, 1945-2009

Thomas Hennessey; Claire Thomas


Amberley 2011
Paperback 
 

The third book in the Spooks trilogy takes up the story in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, with British problems in the Middle East aThe third book in the Spooks trilogy takes up the story in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, with British problems in the Middle East and 'Primrose', the first atom spy. It goes on to detail MI5's activities in the Cold War era and the case of Klaus Fuchs, 'the greatest spy in history'; the IRA; and the 'new world disorder' following the collapse of the USSR, when international terrorism became the preoccupation of the security service. ...more
 

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Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Box Set


Containing 18 Collectable Prints

Pyramid International


Pyramid 2012
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From the cover of the approved souvenir programme of the Coronation in 1952, to a Jubilee year portrait of Her Majesty and the official 'Queen's DiamoFrom the cover of the approved souvenir programme of the Coronation in 1952, to a Jubilee year portrait of Her Majesty and the official 'Queen's Diamond Jubilee' design, this set of 18 high quality prints (each measuring 30 x 40 cm) celebrates Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne. Presented in a silver box, the prints include commemorative stamp designs, state portraits and some more informal photos. Numbered limited edition of 2012. ...more
 

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China's Silent Army: The Pioneers, Fixers and Workers


Who are Remaking the World in Beijing's Image

Juan Pablo Cardenal; Heriberto Araujo


Allen Lane 2013
Hardback 
 

Written by two journalists based in China, this study focuses on the extraordinary individuals who are working to spread Chinese influence around the Written by two journalists based in China, this study focuses on the extraordinary individuals who are working to spread Chinese influence around the world by means of hard work, ingenuity and ruthless business practices. Showing how China's 'silent army' is redirecting resources, and how many countries frozen out by Western sanctions have become more attractive to China, the authors reflect on the profoundly disturbing political, ecological and economic implications of Chinese enterprise. ...more
 

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Playing Our Game


Why China's Rise Doesn't Threaten the West

Edward S Steinfeld


Oxford University Press 2010
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