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Mr Five Per Cent
Mr Five Per Cent, 2020 г.
Conlin Jonathan
When Calouste Gulbenkian died in 1955 at the age of 86, he was the richest man in the world, known as "Mr Five Per Cent" for his personal share of Middle East oil. The son of a wealthy Armenian merchant in Istanbul, for half a century he brokered top-level oil deals, concealing... дальше
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The Goodness Paradox. How Evolution Made Us Both More and Less Violent
It may not always seem so, but day-to-day interactions between individual humans are extraordinarily peaceful. That is not to say that we are perfect, just far less violent than most animals, especially our closest relatives, the chimpanzee and their legendarily docile cousins, the... дальше
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A Scheme of Heaven. Astrology and the Birth of Science
In this refreshing work of history and scientific analysis, data scientist Alexander Boxer examines classical texts on astrology to examine it's underlying scientific and mathematical framework. Boxer takes what he calls a series of deep dives into astrology, first tracing different... дальше
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Great State. China and the World
Great State. China and the World, 2019 г.
Brook Timothy
China is one of the oldest states in the world. It achieved its approximate current borders with the Ascendancy of the Yuan dynasty in the 13th century, and despite the passing of one Imperial dynasty to the next, it has maintained them for the eight centuries since. Even the European... дальше
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How Democracy Ends
How Democracy Ends, 2019 г.
Runciman David
Democracy has died hundreds of times, all over the world. We think we know what that looks like: chaos descends and the military arrives to restore order, until the people can be trusted to look after their own affairs again. However, there is a danger that this picture is out of... дальше
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Moneyland. Why Thieves And Crooks Now Rule The World And How To Take It Back
Once upon a time, if an official stole money, there wasn't much he could do with it. He could buy himself a new car or build himself a nice house or give it to his friends and family, but that was about it. If he kept stealing, the money would just pile up in his house until he had no... дальше
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Armageddon and Paranoia. The Nuclear Confrontation
In 1945, the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and warfare was never the same again. Armageddon and Paranoia relates how the power of the atom was harnessed to produce weapons capable of destroying human civilisation and considers what this has done to the world.
There are few
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Medieval Bodies. Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages
Just like us, medieval men and women worried about growing old, got blisters and indigestion, fell in love and had children. And yet their lives were full of miraculous and richly metaphorical experiences radically different to our own, unfolding in a world where deadly wounds might be... дальше
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Sounds Appealing. The Passionate Story of English Pronunciation
It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it... There have long been debates about "correct" pronunciation in the English language, and Britain's most distinguished linguistic expert, David Crystal, is here to set the record straight. Sounds Appealing tells us exactly... дальше
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Our Revolution. A Future to Believe in
Our Revolution. A Future to Believe in, 2017 г.
Sanders Bernie
Bernie Sanders stormed to international headlines after running an extraordinary campaign for the Democratic primaries that saw over 13 million people turn out to vote for him, and changed the global discussion surrounding US politics. But how did a complete unknown and a democratic... дальше
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The Art of Rivalry
The Art of Rivalry, октябрь 2016 г.
Smee Sebastian
This is a story about rivalry among artists. Not the kind of rivalry that grows out of hatred and dislike, but rather, rivalry that emerges from admiration, friendship, love. The kind of rivalry that existed between Degas and Manet, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, and Freud... дальше
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Being a Beast
Being a Beast, 4 августа 2016 г.
Foster Charles
Charles Foster wanted to know what it was like to be a beast: a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, a swift. What it was really like. And through knowing what it was like he wanted to get down and grapple with the beast in us all. So he tried it out; he lived life as a badger for six weeks... дальше
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Other People's Money. Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People?
We all depend on the finance sector. We need it to store our money, manage our payments, finance housing stock, restore infrastructure, fund retirement and support new business. But these roles comprise only a tiny sliver of the sector's activity: the vast majority of lending is within... дальше
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SPQR: A history of Ancient Rome
SPQR: A history of Ancient Rome, 2016 г.
Beard M.
Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual... дальше
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Historically Inevitable? Turning Points of the Russian Revolution
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Where Do Camels Belong? The Story and Science of Invasive Species
Where do camels belong? In the Arab world may seem the obvious answer, but they are relative newcomers there. They evolved in North America, retain their greatest diversity in South America, and the only remaining wild dromedaries are in Australia.
This is a classic example of the
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Political Order and Political Decay
Political Order and Political Decay, 2015 г.
Fukuyama Francis
In The Origins of Political Order, Francis Fukuyama took us from the dawn of mankind to the French and American Revolutions. Here, he picks up the thread again in the second instalment of his definitive account of mankind's emergence as a political animal.
This is the story of how
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Nijinsky. A Life
Nijinsky. A Life, 29 июля 2014 г.
Moore Lucy
He achieves the miraculous, the sculptor Auguste Rodin wrote of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. He embodies all the beauty of classical frescoes and statues. Like so many since, Rodin recognised that in Nijinsky classical ballet had one of the greatest and most original artists of the twentieth... дальше
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The Concise Mastery
The Concise Mastery, 2014 г.
Greene Robert
The perfect pocketbook gift for the power-hungry - from "the modern Machiavelli", Robert Greene, international bestselling sensation author of The 48 Laws of Power, Seduction and War. This concise version of the business classic Mastery provides a shortcut to Greene's powerful... дальше
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Cezanne. A life
Cezanne. A life, 3 октября 2013 г.
Danchev Alex
This is a remarkable new biography of a cultural icon. Today we view Cezanne as a monumental figure, but during his lifetime (1839-1906), many did not understand him or his work. With brilliant insight, drawing on a vast range of primary sources, Alex Danchev tells the story of an artist... дальше
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Paraphernalia. The Curious Lives of Magical Things
Paraphernalia. The Curious Lives of Magical Things, 15 августа 2013 г.
Connor Steven
From keys and handkerchiefs to sweets and rubber bands, the curious objects we surround ourselves with, though often seemingly mundane, have a magical quality.
Their surprising power to disturb, soothe, seduce or absorb give these quirky objects histories and meanings we rarely... дальше
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Spell It Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling
Why is there an 'h' in ghost? William Caxton, inventor of the printing press and his Flemish employees are to blame: without a dictionary or style guide to hand in fifteenth century Bruges, the typesetters simply spelled it the way it sounded to their foreign ears, and it stuck... дальше
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Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89
Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89, 9 февраля 2012 г.
Braithwaite Rodric
In a timely and eye-opening book Rodric Braithwaite examines the Russian experience in that most recent war in Afghanistan (after Alexander's conquests and the many British imperial wars and skirmishes). Largely basing his account on Russian sources and interviews he shows the war through... дальше
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The Origins of Political Order
The Origins of Political Order, 2012 г.
Fukuyama Francis
Nations are not trapped by their pasts, but events that happened hundreds or even thousands of years ago continue to exert huge influence on present day politics. If we are to understand the politics that we now take for granted, we need to understand it's origins.
Francis Fukuyama
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The 33 Strategies of War (Concise Edition)
From bestselling author Robert Greene comes a new guide to the strategies of war that can help us gain mastery in the modern world. Spanning world civilisations, and synthesising dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts, "The Concise 33 Strategies of War" is a... дальше
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48 Laws of Power (Concise Edition)
48 Laws of Power (Concise Edition), 2012 г.
Robert Greene, Joost Elffers
Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this is the definitive guide to help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way.
Law 1: Never outshine the master
Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends
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Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great
Dixon Simon
When Catherine II died in St Petersburg in 1796 the world sensed the loss of the most celebrated monarch of Europe - something no one would have predicted at the birth sixty-seven years before of an obscure German princess, Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, later married off to the pathetic heir... дальше
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