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From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia

The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe. ...

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This is Life

This is Life is a missing baby mystery and an enchanted Parisian adventure. Hand in hand with lovable heroine Aurelie ...

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Religion for Atheists

Alain de Botton's new book argues that the supernatural claims of religion are of course entirely false - and yet ...

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The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India

From leadership seminars in fancy hotels to medieval figures walking from town to town looking for work in small town ...

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Maggie & Me

It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town ...

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May We Be Forgiven

Harry is a Richard Nixon scholar who leads a quiet, regular life; his brother George is a high-flying TV producer, ...

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