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    Wisdom of Money

    By Pascal Bruckner

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    Money is an evil that does good, and a good that does evil. It is wise to have money, says Pascal Bruckner, and wise to think and talk about it critically. One of the world's great essayists guides us through the commentary that money has generated since ancient times, as...

    Air & Light & Time & Space

    By Helen Sword

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    From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed 100 academics worldwide about their writing background and practices and shows how they find or create the conditions to get their...

    Boatman

    By Robert M. Thorson

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    Robert Thorson gives readers a Thoreau for the Anthropocene. The boatman and backyard naturalist was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley. Yet he sought out for solace and pleasure those river sites most dramatically altered by human invention...

    Russia

    By Gregory Carleton

    Hardback £18.92

    Outsiders view Russia as an aggressor, but Russians see themselves as surrounded by enemies, defensively fighting off invader after invader, or called upon by history to be the savior of Europe, or Christianity, or civilization itself, often at immense cost. As Gregory Carleton shows, war is the unifying thread of...

    Moscow 1956

    By Kathleen E. Smith

    Hardback £20.42

    In 1956 Khrushchev stunned Communists by reciting a litany of Stalin's abuses. His bid to rejuvenate the Party opened the door to upheaval, as Soviet citizens asked where the system had gone astray. Kathleen Smith contends that the year's brief thaw set in motion a cycle of reform and retrenchment...

    Passage to China

    By Chien-hsin Tsai

    Hardback £29.42

    Chien-hsin Tsai examines the reinvention of loyalism in colonial Taiwan through the lens of literature. He analyzes the ways in which writers from colonial Taiwan including Qiu Fengjia, Lian Heng, and Wu Zhuoliu creatively and selectively employed loyalist ideals to cope with Japanese colonialism and its many institutional changes.

    Crucible of Islam

    By G. W. Bowersock

    Hardback Save £2.28 = £16.67

    Little is known about sixth-century Arabia. Yet from this distant time and place emerged a faith and an empire that stretched from Iberia to India. G. W. Bowersock illuminates this obscure yet most dynamic period in Islam, exploring why arid Arabia proved to be fertile ground for Muhammad's message and...

    Speaking of Spain

    By Antonio Feros

    Hardback £27.17

    Momentous changes swept Spain in the fifteenth century: royal marriage united its two largest kingdoms, the last Muslim emirate fell to Catholic armies, and conquests in the Americas were turning Spain into a great empire. Yet few people could define Spanishness concretely. Antonio Feros traces Spain's evolving ideas of nationhood...

    New Map of Empire

    By S. Max Edelson

    Hardback £21.92

    In 1763 British America stretched from Hudson Bay to the Keys, from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. Using maps that Britain created to control its new lands, Max Edelson pictures the contested geography of the British Atlantic world and offers new explanations of the causes and consequences of Britain's imperial...

    Rogue Empires

    By Steven Press

    Hardback Save £4.78 = £24.17

    In the 1880s Europeans grabbed vast swaths of the African continent, using documents, not guns, as their weapon of choice. Steven Press follows a paper trail of questionable contracts to discover the confidence men who exploited a loophole in international law to assert sovereignty over lands, and whose actions touched...

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