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  • WAR FOR ETERNITY


    ISBN: 9780241431078
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: THE RETURN OF TRADITIONALISM AND THE RISE OF THE POPULIST RIGHT

    Author: BENJAMIN R. TEITELBAUM

     3,995
  • THE COLD WAR


    ISBN: 9780241011317
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: A WORLD HISTORY

    Author: ODD ARNE WESTAD

     3,995
  • THE RUIN OF ALL WITCHES

    In the frontier town of Springfield in 1651, peculiar things begin to happen. Precious food spoils, livestock ails and property vanishes. People suffer fits and are plagued by strange visions and dreams. Children sicken and die. As tensions rise, rumours spread of witches and heretics, and the community becomes tangled in a web of spite, distrust and denunciation. The finger of suspicion falls on a young couple struggling to make a home and feed their children: Hugh Parsons the irascible brickmaker and his troubled wife, Mary. It will be their downfall.

    ISBN: 9780241413388 AUTHOR: MALCOLM GASKILL
    ISBN: 9780241413388
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: LIFE AND DEATH IN THE NEW WORLD

    Author: MALCOLM GASKILL

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  • THE DAWN OF EVERYTHING

    For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike – either free and equal, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a reaction to indigenous critiques of European society, and why they are wrong. In doing so, they overturn our view of human history, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery and civilization itself.
    ISBN: 9780241402429 AUTHOR: DAVID GRAEBER, DAVID WENGROW
    ISBN: 9780241402429
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: A NEW HISTORY OF HUMANITY

    Author: DAVID GRAEBER

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  • ENEMIES AND NEIGHBOURS

    In Enemies and Neighbors, Ian Black, who has spent over three decades covering events in the Middle East and is currently a fellow at the London School of Economics, offers a major new history of the Arab-Zionist conflict from 1917 to today, published on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. Laying the historical groundwork in the final decades of the Ottoman era, when the first Zionist settlers arrived in the Holy Land, Black draws on a wide range of sources–from declassified documents to oral histories to his own vivid on-the-ground reporting to recreate the major milestones in the most polarizing conflict of the modern age, and from both sides. In the third year of World War I, the seed was planted for an inevitable clash: Jerusalem governor Izzat Pasha surrendered to British troops and foreign secretary Lord Balfour issued a fateful document promising the establishment of “a national home for the Jewish people.” The chronicle takes us through the Arab rebellion of the 1930s; the long shadow of the Nazi Holocaust; the war of 1948 culminating in Israel’s independence and the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe); the “cursed victory” of the Six-Day War of 1967 and the Palestinian re-awakening; the first and second Intifadas; the Oslo Accords; and other failed peace negotiations and continued violence up to 2017.
    ISBN: 9780241004425 AUTHOR: IAN BLACK

    ISBN: 9780241004425
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: ARABS AND JEWS IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL, 1917-2017

    Author: IAN BLACK

     4,995
  • THE WAY OF THE STRANGERS

    From Graeme Wood, author of the explosive Atlantic cover story “What ISIS Really Wants,” comes the definitive book on the history, psychology, character, and aims of the Islamic State. Based on Wood’s unprecedented access to supporters, recruiters, and high-ranking members of the most infamous jihadist group in the world, The Way of the Strangers is a riveting, fast-paced deep dive into the apocalyptic dogma that informs the group’s worldview, from the ideas that motivate it, to the “fatwa factory” that produces its laws, to its very specific plans for the future. By accepting that ISIS truly believes the end is nigh, we can understand its strategy-and predict what it will do next.

    Author: GRAEME WOOD

    ISBN: 9780241299623
    ISBN: 9780241299623
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: ENCOUNTERS WITH THE ISLAMIC STATE
    Author: GRAEME WOOD

     1,595
  • THE ECONOMIC GOVERNMENT OF THE WORLD

    An epic history of money, trade and development since 1933 In 1933, Keynes reflected on the crisis of the Great Depression that arose from individualistic capitalism: It is not intelligent, it is not beautiful, it is not just, it is not virtuous – and it doesn’t deliver the goods … But when we wonder what to put in its place, we are extremely perplexed. We are now in a similar state of perplexity, wondering how to respond to the economic problems of the world. Martin Daunton examines the changing balance over ninety years between economic nationalism and globalization, explaining why one economic order breaks down and how another one is built, in a wide-ranging history of the institutions and individuals who have managed the global economy. In 1933, the World Monetary and Economic Conference brought together the nations of the world: it failed. Trade and currency warfare led to economic nationalism and a turn from globalization that culminated in war. During the Second World War, a new economic order emerged – the embedded liberalism of Bretton Woods, the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development – and the post-war General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. These institutions and their rules created a balance between domestic welfare and globalization, complemented by a social contract between labour, capital and the state to share the benefits of economic growth. Yet this embedded liberalism reflected the interests of the west in the Cold War: in the 1970s, it faced collapse, caused by its internal weaknesses and the breakdown of the social contract, and was challenged by the Third World as a form of neo-colonialism. It was succeeded by neoliberalism, financialisation and hyper-globalization. In 2008, the global financial crash exposed the flaws of neoliberalism without leading to a fundamental change. Now, as leading nations are tackling the fall-out from Covid-19 and the threats of inflation, food security and the existential risk of climate change, Martin Daunton calls for a return to a globalization that benefits many of the world’s poor and a fairer capitalism that delivers domestic welfare and equality. The Economic Government of the World is the first history to show how trade, international monetary relations, capital mobility and development impacted on and influenced each other. Martin Daunton places these economic relations in the geo-political context of the twentieth century, and considers the importance of economic ideas and of political ideology, of electoral calculations and institutional design. The book rests on extensive archival research to provide a powerful analysis of the origins of our current global crisis, and suggests how we might build a fairer international order.

    Author: MARTIN DAUNTON

    ISBN: 9781846141713
    ISBN: 9781846141713
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: 1933-2023
    Author: MARTIN DAUNTON

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  • THE LAST DAYS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

    The story of the fall of the Ottoman Empire, published to coincide with the centenary of its dissolution The Ottoman Empire had been one of the major facts in European history since the Middle Ages. By 1914 it had been much reduced, but still remained after Russia the largest European state. Stretching from the Adriatic to the Indian Ocean, the Empire was both a great political entity and a religious one, with the Sultan ruling over the Holy Sites and, as Caliph, the successor to Mohammed. Yet the Empire s fateful decision to support Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1914, despite its successfully defending itself for much of the war, doomed it to disaster, breaking it up into a series of European colonies and what emerged as an independent Saudi Arabia. Ryan Gingeras s superb new book, published for the centenary of the last Sultan s departure into exile, explains how these epochal events came about and shows how much we still live in the shadow of decisions taken so long ago. Would all of the Empire fall to marauding Allied armies, or could something be saved? In such an ethnically and religiously entangled region, what would be the price paid to create a cohesive and independent new state? The story of the creation of modern Turkey is an extraordinary, bitter epic, brilliantly told here.

    Author: Ryan Gingeras

    ISBN: 9780241444320
    ISBN: 9780241444320
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle:
    Author: RYAN GINGERAS

     5,995
  • LEADERSHIP

    “Leaders,” writes Henry Kissinger in this compelling book, “think and act at the intersection of two axes: the first, between the past and the future; the second, between the abiding values and aspirations of those they lead. They must balance what they know, which is necessarily drawn from the past, with what they intuit about the future, which is inherently conjectural and uncertain. It is this intuitive grasp of direction that enables leaders to set objectives and lay down a strategy.”

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    ISBN: 9780241542002
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: SIX STUDIES IN WORLD STRATEGY
    Author: HENRY KISSINGER

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  • BEYOND ORDER: 12 MORE RULES FOR LIFE

    The long-awaited sequel to 12 RULES FOR LIFE, which has sold more than five million copies around the world

    In 12 Rules for Life, acclaimed public thinker and clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson offered an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to modern anxieties. His insights have helped millions of readers and resonated powerfully around the world.

    Now in this much-anticipated sequel, Peterson goes further, showing that part of life’s meaning comes from reaching out into the domain beyond what we know, and adapting to an ever-transforming world. While an excess of chaos threatens us with uncertainty, an excess of order leads to a lack of curiosity and creative vitality. Beyond Order therefore calls on us to balance the two fundamental principles of reality – order and chaos – and reveals the profound meaning that can be found on the path that divides them.

    In times of instability and suffering, Peterson reminds us that there are sources of strength on which we can all draw: insights borrowed from psychology, philosophy, and humanity’s greatest myths and stories. Drawing on the hard-won truths of ancient wisdom, as well as deeply personal lessons from his own life and clinical practice, Peterson offers twelve new principles to guide readers towards a more courageous, truthful and meaningful life.
    ISBN: 9780241407639
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle:
    Author: JORDAN B. PETERSON

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  • TALKING TO STRANGERS : WHAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PEOPLE WE DON’T KNOW


    ISBN: 9780241351574
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle:
    Author: MALCOLM GLADWELL

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  • 12 RULES FOR LIFE

    What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

    Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

    What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant, and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners.

    ISBN: 9780241351642

    AUTHOR: JORDAN B. PETERSON
    ISBN: 9780241351642
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: AN ANTIDOTE TO CHAOS
    Author: JORDAN B. PETERSON

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  • THE SQUARE AND THE TOWER : NETWORKS, HIERARCHIES AND THE STRUGGLE FOR GLOBAL POWER


    ISBN: 9780241298985
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle:
    Author: NIALL FERGUSON

     1,595
  • CHOICES : INSIDE THE MAKING OF INDIA’S FOREIGN POLICY


    ISBN: 9780670089239
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle:
    Author: SHIVSHANKAR MENON

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  • OUR LAST BEST CHANCE


    ISBN: 9781846143373
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: THE PURSUIT OF PEACE IN A TIME OF PERIL
    Author: KING ABDULLAH II OF JORDAN

     2,795
  • HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED


    ISBN: 9781846141294
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: WHY THE WORLD NEEDS A GREEN REVOLUTION – AND HOW WE CAN RENEW OUR GLOBAL FUTURE
    Author: THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

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