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  1. The Third Reich: A New History (MacMillan)

    This single volume work is a radical re-examination of the Third Reich, which sets the rise of Nazi Germany and its abandonment of liberal democracy within a European context and recreates the complexities of life under a totalitarian...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  2. John Maynard Keynes: Fighting For Britain (Macmillan)

    The third and final instalment on the life of Britain’s greatest economist by Robert Skidelsky draws parallels on the subject’s own ill health with the interwar economy, his pivotal contribution to the war effort finances and post war economic...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  3. Playing Moldovans at Tennis (Ebury)

    ... Road and sing the Moldovan national anthem. So begins the author’s hilarious travel adventure from England to Moldova to Tansnistria, ...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  4. Pilate: The Biography of an Invented Man

    Although very little is known for certain about Pontius Pilate, the man who crucified Christ, this has not stopped writers in every age from imagining his life. Here, Ann Wroe recounts the lives of all our Pilates; among them the medieval tyrant...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  5. Joseph Anton (Jonathan Cape)

    A compelling and frank account of one of the most extraordinary stories in recent literary history - Salman Rushdie and the fatwa. Salman Rushdie

    Digital - 18.05.16

  6. Inside the Centre: The Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Jonathan Cape)

    A story of discovery, secrecy, impossible choices and unimaginable destruction: a biography of one of the most contentious and important figures of the twentieth century, Robert Oppenheimer, telling the story of his life and the first atomic...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  7. The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (Granta Books)

    The Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative came to control the world's largest country and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making Russia once more a threat to...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  8. Bomber County (Hamish Hamilton)

    In early June 1943, James Eric Swift, a pilot with 83 Squadron of the Royal Air Force, boarded his Lancaster bomber for a night raid on Münster and disappeared. Daniel Swift

    Digital - 18.05.16

  9. Postwar (William Heinemann)

    From Stalin to Sartre, from Milosevic to Monty Python, from Berlusconi and baby-boomers to Bardot and Beckham, Postwar ] tells the histories of modern Europe, cultural, political, economic and social, from the end of WWII to the enlargement...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  10. BERLIOZ: Servitude and Greatness (Allen Lane)

    In this magnificent biography, the author describes the genesis of the famous works of Berlioz’s maturity and in ...

    Digital - 20.05.16