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What Are Universities For?

Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented ...

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How to Survive the Titanic, or the Sinking of J Bruce Ismay

When the Titanic hit the iceberg on 14 April 1912 and a thousand men prepared to die, J Bruce Ismay, ...

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The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild

Part musical odyssey, part dazzling love story The Baroness traces Nica's extraordinary, thrilling journey - from England's stately homes to ...

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The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War

There are many books on the First World War, but here the historian Peter Englund takes a daring new approach. ...

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The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began

Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late 30s took a very old manuscript ...

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The Hired Man

Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. ...

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