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New and Recommended: History & Politics

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Books about the past, the present and the future.

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Spanning the globe and five centuries, Accidental Gods introduces us to a new pantheon: of man-gods, deified politicians and imperialists, militants, mystics and explorers. From the conquistadors setting foot in the New World to Haile…

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again.' JAMES BALDWINA searing indictment of racial injustice in America - inspired by the…

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Speculative Communities investigates the financial world’s influence on the social imagination, unraveling its radical effects on our personal and political lives.In Speculative Communities, Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou…

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In December 2019, Oly Durose lost by over 25,000 votes as a socialist candidate in a safe Conservative seat.Revealing what it’s like to stand on a left-wing platform in hostile terrain, Suburban Socialism makes the case for…

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'Conventional histories of the last days of the Roman Empire will no longer suffice after you read this book.' Averil Cameron, author of Byzantine Matters…

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'Expansive . . . reminds us that the ultimate aim of Black freedom quests is, indeed, universal liberation' Angela Y. Davis'There is a movement from a suffering black consciousness to a liberatory Black consciousness in which revelation of…

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With the world changing at breakneck speed and workers at the whim of apps, bad bosses and zero-hours contracts, why should we care about unions? Aren't they just for white-haired, middle-aged miners anyway?…

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'The best and most enjoyable kind of history writing ... thought-provoking and absorbing' Hilary Mantel'Breathtaking ... a great story, exquisitely told. This book is history at its illuminative best' Gerard DeGroot, The Times'As compelling…

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