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Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea

When Donovan Hohn first heard the remarkable story of how 28,904 bath toys spilled into the Pacific en route to ...

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A Trick I Learned From Dead Men

After the disappearance of their father and the sudden death of their mother, Lee Hart and his deaf brother, Ned, ...

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Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England

It was 1501. England had been ravaged for decades by conspiracy, violence, murders, coups and counter-coups. Henry VII had clambered ...

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The New Few: Or a Very British Oligarchy

This was supposed to be the era when democracy came into its own, but instead power and wealth in Britain ...

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You Talkin' To Me? Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama

Rhetoric is what gives words power. It's nothing to be afraid of. It isn't the exclusive preserve of politicians: it's ...

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Fanny & Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England

28th April 1870. The flamboyantly dressed Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton are causing a stir in the Strand ...

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