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LONG-LISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight. Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations known as...
By Jay Winter
This book presents a panoramic history of transformations in our global imaginings of war from 1914 to the present. It charts a century's meditations on war, from painting and sculpture to photography, film and poetry, and ultimately to silence, as a language of memory in its own right.
A Young serviceman in 1950s Hong Kong emerges from adolescene to a world where reality is difficult to define. He learns the conventions of lowscale counter-intelligence, experiencing situations from comical to terrifying, and whilst encountering exotic Eastern culture stumbles through the complexities of live, friendship and...
The history of the Balkans has been a distillation of the great and terrible themes of 20th century history-the rise of nationalism, communism, fascism, genocide, identity and war. Written by one of the leading historians of the region, this is a new interpretation of that history, focusing on the uses...
By Mihir Bose
Mihir Bose was born in January 1947. Eight months later - and seventy years ago in August- India became a modern, free nation. The country he knew growing up in the 1960s has undergone vast and radical change. India today exports food, sends space probes to Mars, and all too...
In The Near Abroad, Zbigniew Wojnowski traces how Soviet Ukrainian identities developed in dialogue and confrontation with the USSR's neighbours in Eastern Europe.