• Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women (Hardcover)

    ‘A must-have for the nightstand of every girl or young woman you know.’ — Geri Stengel, Forbes

    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls reinvents fairy tales, inspiring children with the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams.

    Illustrated by 60 female artists from every corner of the globe, this is the most-funded original book in the history of crowdfunding.

    ‘The feminist bedtime story book you’ll wish you had growing up.’ — Harriet Hall, Stylist

    ‘These bedtime stories trade princesses for women who changed the world.’ — Taylor Pittman, The Huffington Post

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    Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

    This groundbreaking international bestseller lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler’s Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged the energies and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of ordinary Germans.

    Goldhagen reconstructs the climate of “eliminationist anti-Semitism” that made Hitler’s pursuit of his genocidal goals possible and the radical persecution of the Jews during the 1930s popular. Drawing on a wealth of unused archival material, principally the testimony of the killers themselves, Goldhagen takes us into the killing fields where Germans voluntarily hunted Jews like animals, tortured them wantonly, and then posed cheerfully for snapshots with their victims. From mobile killing units to the camps to the death marches, Goldhagen shows how ordinary Germans, nurtured in a society where Jews were seen as unalterable evil and dangerous, willingly followed their beliefs to their logical conclusion.

    Hitler’s Willing Executioners is an original, indeed brilliant contribution to the…literature on the Holocaust.”–New York Review of Books

    “The most important book ever published about the Holocaust…Eloquently written, meticulously documented, impassioned…A model of moral and scholarly integrity.”–Philadelphia Inquirer

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    Moneyland: Why Thieves And Crooks Now Rule The World And How To Take It Back (Hardcover)

    The SUNDAY TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR, the ECONOMIST POLITICS & CURRENT AFFAIRS BOOK OF THE YEAR and a DAILY MAIL and TIMES book of the year

    ‘You cannot understand power, wealth and poverty without knowing about Moneyland.’ — Simon Kuper, New Statesman

    From ruined towns on the edge of Siberia, to Bond-villain lairs in Knightsbridge and Manhattan, something has gone wrong with the workings of the world.

    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 rooms left to put it in, or it was eaten by mice.

    And then some bankers in London had a bright idea.

    Join the investigative journalist Oliver Bullough on a journey into Moneyland – the secret country of the lawless, stateless superrich.

    Learn how the institutions of Europe and the United States have become money-laundering operations, undermining the foundations of Western stability. Discover the true cost of being open for business no matter how corrupt and dangerous the customer. Meet the kleptocrats. Meet their awful children. And find out how heroic activists around the world are fighting back.

    This is the story of wealth and power in the 21st century. It isn’t too late to change it.

     

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  • The Cemetery Without Graves

    A gripping story that details experiences of Africans who travel across the desert seeking to reach Europe

    Driven by the desire to pursue better living standards and see the other side of the world, three young individuals from different backgrounds leave home with very little knowledge of their destination and embark on a very dangerous journey that will take them through some of the poorest regions in West Africa, through the treacherous wilderness of the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean sea.

    Dede, young, beautiful and unspoiled confides in her elder sister and leaves home to broaden her horizon. Billy, a frustrated young man who had wanted to make money by any means commits an abominable crime and leaves home in search of prosperity. Paa Kofi, a fun loving handsome young man who wants his own freedom decides to leave home and pursue his dreams. He finds love en route to his destination.

    These three young individuals in the course of their journey caught up with other desperate people who have also left home in pursuit of prosperity in spite of all the dangers that lay ahead. This book, which is based on factual findings, exposes some of the untold and shocking horrors of the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean.

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    The Man Who Changed the World: The Lives of Mikhail S. Gorbachev (Hardcover)

    “Each new book on Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev removes more of the mystery that surrounds this extraordinary man’s life. Now Gail Sheehy has removed a lot more, finding new sources of information—right down to the ‘girl next door’ in Gorbachev’s village… A wealth of good writing, fascinating anecdotes and telling details.” — Los Angeles Times

    He is one of the most dynamic and least understood leaders of the world: a winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, yet a dedicated Communist able to crush budding independence movements by brute force. Applauded by the West for his dismantling of Cold War barriers, his denounced by his own countrymen as the destroyer of the Soviet system itself. Here for the first time is a compelling personal portrait of Mikhail Gorbachev—from the events that shaped his boyhood to the forces that now drive him as the First Man of Kremlin.

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  • The Prince

    “One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves.”

    The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise, first published in 1532.

    The Prince shocked Europe on publication with its advocacy of ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccoló Machiavelli (1469-1527) came to be regraded by some as an agent of the Devil and his name taken for the intriguer ‘Machevill’ of Jacobean tragedy.

    For his treatise on statecraft, Machiavelli drew on his own experience of office under the turbulent Florentine republic, rejecting traditional values of political theory and recognizing the complicated, transient nature of political life. Concerned not with lofty ideal but with a regime that would last, The Prince has become the bible of realpolitik, and it still retains its power to alarm and to instruct.

    In this edition, Machiavelli’s tough-minded and pragmatic Italian is preserved in George Bull’s clear, unambiguous translation, while Anthony Grafton’s introduction depicts Machiavelli’s world of power struggles and intrigue, and discusses his role as political teacher of Europe.

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    The Prince

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    The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire

    For more than 80 years, the Soviet Empire cast an ever-lengthening shadow across the face of the world. Lenin’s ruthless legacy consumed Eastern Europe and toppled governments on virtually every continent. Yet at the moment when the Empire appeared to have reached its zenith, it collapsed like a house of cards.

    “Brian Crozier’s definitive history of the Soviet Empire is a chilling account of an ideology that haunted our century.” — Henry Kissinger

    In this seminal work, the eminent British writer and historian Brian Crozier tells the brutal history of the Soviet Empire—its birth, life, and sudden death. The book begins at the beginning, in 1917, when the oversized dreams of Lenin and the happenstance of events conspired to change the course of history. In meticulous detail, Crozier follows the Soviet conquests across Europe and into Asia, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. He uses recently declassified information from Soviet archives to add texture and depth to familiar parts of the story—the betrayal at Yalta, the terror of Stalin, the tragedy of Hungary, the split with China, the false hope of Prague Spring, the rise of Castro, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. Revealed along the way is the dark underside of a regime whose march toward supremacy resulted in the loss of tens of millions of lives. The book concludes with reflections on the extraordinary disintegration of Lenin’s utopia and the seemingly endless chaos left in its wake.

    Provocative, comprehensive, and majestic in scope, The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire is the definitive account of history’s most turbulent days.

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