Culture
05 November 2009
From shards of her own experience, interstitial moments in a lifetime spent travelling the world, Jan Morris has...
Culture
05 November 2009
How Leon Trotsky met his end in Mexico in 1940 is well known - struck on the head with what Mary-Kay Wilmers calls...
Books
10 September 2009
Paul Chowder is a self-confessed "study in failure", a middle-aged poet who admits his career is a joke. His...
Books
03 September 2009
“Christ . . . have you got any idea what's in that act? There are enough powers to dismantle democracy overnight...
Human Rights
06 November 2008
As a veteran aid worker of crisis zones around the world, Conor Foley writes vividly about the way humanitarianism has...
Business
06 November 2008
In this sharp book, Wired journalist Jeff Howe shows how companies are using the internet to “crowdsource” new ideas...
International Politics
06 November 2008
In Hackney, Polish migrants used one as overnight accommodation, in Paris they are free of charge, while in China they...
Environment
06 November 2008
The struggle between America and China to secure oil, and other increasingly scarce resources, will dominate this...
Books
10 April 2008
Known as "the tractor" for his brutality, the Sicilian Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano had been on the run for more than...
Politics
10 April 2008
According to the author, recent US history – in particular the country's status as the world's only superpower – has...
Books
13 March 2008
From acupuncture to zero balancing, via homoeopathy and urine therapy, this provocative book is a fierce attack on the...
Human Rights
13 March 2008
Since Fairtrade’s humble beginnings 20 years ago, demand for its products has rocketed. It is estimated that nearly...
Books
21 February 2008
Aiming to counter our obsession with scare stories, the authors have conducted a reality check on the “endless...
Books
06 September 2007
This punchy book is about the numbers that saturate news reporting and political debate, and the way they can bamboozle...
Economics
16 August 2007
Speaking after the death of the liberal American economist J K Galbraith last year, Gordon Brown said he would be...

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