Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs

Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs

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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

The definitive, dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research April 25, 1986, in Chernobyl, was a turning point in world history The disaster not only changed the world s perception of nuclear power and the science that

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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

In the bestselling tradition of Why Nations Fail and The Revenge of Geography, an award winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo political strategies of the world powers.All leaders of nations are constrained by geography Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers,

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The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire

The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire

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 defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through

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The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses

The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses

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Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

An exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f ck ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree, to the most spectacular fails of the present day In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we ve come a long way.

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Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster

Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster

At 01 23 40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl s fourth nuclear reactor It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated and

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Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History

Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History

Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega bestselling Killing series As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run A few were swiftly caught, including the

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome with passion and without technical jargon and demonstrates how a slightly shabby Iron Age village rose to become the undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean Wall Street Journal Hailed by critics as animating the grand

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Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

In his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes a

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The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un

The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un

The behind the scenes story of the rise and reign of the world s strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un, by the journalist with the best connections and insights into the bizarrely dangerous world of North Korea Since his birth in 1984, Kim Jong Un has been swaddled in myth and propaganda,

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The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors

The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors

Jerusalem 1119 A small group of knights seeking a purpose in the violent aftermath of the First Crusade decides to set up a new order These are the first Knights of Templar, a band of elite warriors prepared to give their lives to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land Over the next two

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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west in the New World of the Americas Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to

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The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity s fate Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British

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