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Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Patrick Radden Keefe
ISBN:978-0385697545
Год издания:2021
Издательство:Bond Street Books

A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by…

Islands of Abandonment. Life in the Post-Human Landscape
Кэл Флин
ISBN:978-0-00-832976-1
Год издания:2021
Издательство:HarperCollins Publishers
Язык:Английский

Investigative journalist Cal Flyn's ISLANDS OF ABANDONMENT, an exploration of the world's most desolate, abandoned places that have now been reclaimed by nature, from the…

Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945–1955
Harald Jähner
ISBN:075355786X, 9780753557860
Год издания:2021
Издательство:WH Allen
Язык:Английский

Germany, 1945: a country in ruins. Cities have been reduced to rubble and more than half of the population are where they do not belong or do not want to be. How can a functioning…

Things I Have Withheld
Кей Миллер
ISBN:1838852794, 9781838852795
Год издания:2021
Издательство:Canongate Books Ltd
Язык:Английский

In this moving and lyrical collection of essays, the award-winning poet and novelist Kei Miller explores the silence in which so many important things are kept. He examines the…

Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell
Джон Престон
ISBN:0241388694, 9780241388693
Год издания:2020
Издательство:Viking
Язык:Английский

A dramatic, gripping account of the rise and fall of the notorious business tycoon Robert Maxwell from the acclaimed author of A Very English Scandal - available for pre-order now…

Free: Coming of Age at the End of History
Lea Ypi
ISBN:0241481856, 9780241481851
Год издания:2021
Издательство:Allen Lane
Язык:Английский

Lea Ypi grew up in one of the most isolated countries on earth, a place where communist ideals had officially replaced religion. Albania, the last Stalinist outpost in Europe, was…

One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time
Крэйг Браун
ISBN:9780008340001
Год издания:2020
Издательство:Fourth Estate
Язык:Английский

From the award-winning author of Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret comes a fascinating, hilarious, kaleidoscopic biography of the Fab Four.

On April 10th 2020, it…

Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Japanese Woman and Her World
Эми Стэнли
ISBN:1501188526
Год издания:2020
Издательство:Scribner
Язык:Английский

A work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo—the city that would become Tokyo—and a portrait of a great…

The Idea of the Brain: The Past and Future of Neuroscience
Мэтью Кобб
ISBN:9781541646858
Год издания:2020
Издательство:Basic Books

A powerful examination of what we think we know about the brain and why -- despite technological advances -- the workings of our most essential organ remain a mystery.

For…

Black Spartacus
Судхир Хазарисингх
ISBN:9780241293812? 0241293812
Год издания:2020
Издательство:Allen Lane
Язык:Английский

The Haitian revolution began in the French colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in November 1791, and culminated a dozen years later in the proclamation of the world's…

Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: War Through the Lives of Women
Кристина Лэмб
ISBN:9781501199172
Год издания:2020
Издательство:Scribner
Язык:Английский

From Christina Lamb, the coauthor of the bestselling I Am Malala and an award-winning journalist—an essential, groundbreaking examination of how women experience war.

In Our…

The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story
Кейт Саммерскейл
ISBN:9781408895443
Год издания:2020
Издательство:Bloomsbury Circus
Язык:Английский

London, 1938. In the suburbs of the city, an ordinary young housewife has become the eye in a storm of chaos. In Alma Fielding's modest home, china flies off the shelves, eggs fly…

Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town
Барбара Демик
ISBN:0812998758
Год издания:2020
Издательство:Random House
Язык:Английский

Just as she did with North Korea, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick explores one of the most hidden corners of the world. She tells the story of a Tibetan town perched…

Labours of Love: The Crisis of Care
Мадлен Бантинг
ISBN:1783783796
Год издания:2020
Издательство:Granta
Язык:Английский

An authoritative and deeply reflective investigation into the crisis of care in the UK, with a clarion call for change, from the award-winning author and journalist.

'[Labours…

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Hallie Rubenhold
ISBN:1328663817, 9781328663818
Год издания:2019
Издательство:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Язык:Английский

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.

Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine…

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
Кейси Сеп
ISBN:1984892231, 9781984892232
Год издания:2019
Издательство:Random House Large Print Publishing
Язык:Английский

The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird.

Reverend Willie Maxwell…

On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons
Лора Камминг
ISBN:1784742473, 9781784742478
Год издания:2019
Издательство:Chatto & Windus
Язык:Английский

Uncovering the mystery of her mother’s disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story.

In the autumn of…

The Lives of Lucian Freud: YOUTH 1922 - 1968
Уильям Фивер
ISBN:1408850931, 9781408850930
Год издания:2019
Издательство:Bloomsbury Publishing
Язык:Английский

Though ferociously private, Lucian Freud spoke every week for decades to his close confidante and collaborator William Feaver – about painting and the art world, but also about…

Maoism: A Global History
Джулия Ловелл
ISBN:184792249X, 9781847922496
Год издания:2019
Издательство:Bodley Head
Язык:Английский

Since the heyday of Mao Zedong, there has never been a more crucial time to understand Maosim.

Although to Western eyes it seems that China has long abandoned the utopian…

Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS
Азаде Моавени
ISBN:0399179755, 9780399179754
Год издания:2019
Издательство:Random House
Язык:Английский

An account of thirteen women who joined, endured, and, in some cases, escaped life in the Islamic State—based on years of immersive reporting by a Pulitzer Prize finalist.…

I Will Never See the World Again
Ахмет Алтан
ISBN:1783785152
Год издания:2019
Издательство:Granta Books
Язык:Английский

The destiny I put down in my novel has become mine. I am now under arrest like the hero I created years ago. I await the decision that will determine my future, just as he awaited…

The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
Уильям Далримпл
ISBN:1408864371, 9781408864371
Год издания:2019
Издательство:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Язык:Английский

The story of how the East India Company took over large swaths of Asia, and the devastating results of the corporation running a country.

In August 1765, the East India Company…

Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed
Катрина Дэйвис
ISBN:1787478653, 9781787478657
Год издания:2019
Издательство:riverrun
Язык:Английский

Aged thirty-one, Catrina Davies was renting a box-room in a house in Bristol, which she shared with four other adults and a child. Working several jobs and never knowing if she…

The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment
Амелия Джентльмен
ISBN:1783351845, 9781783351848
Год издания:2019
Издательство:Guardian Faber Publishing
Язык:Английский

Amelia Gentleman's exposé of the Windrush scandal shocked the nation, and led to the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. Her tenacious reporting revealed how the…

The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984
Дориан Лински
ISBN:0385544057, 9780385544054
Год издания:2019
Издательство:Doubleday Books
Язык:Английский

The author has written a study that places George Orwell's 1984 in a variety of contexts: the author's life and times, the book's precursors in the science fiction genre, and its…

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