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The Spirit of the Game: How Sport Made the Modern World

The spirit of the game was first nurtured on the playing fields of the English public school, and in the ...

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Visitation

By the side of a lake in Brandenburg, a young architect builds the house of his dreams - a summerhouse ...

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Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56

Once the Nazis were defeated in 1945, the people of Central and Eastern Europe expected to recover the lives they ...

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Small Wars, Far Away Places: The Genesis of the Modern World, 1945-65

The collapse of Western colonial empires after the Second World War led to any number of vicious struggles for power ...

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There but for the

Imagine you give a dinner party and a friend of a friend brings a stranger to your house as his ...

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Half a Wife: The Working Family's Guide to Getting a Life Back

For most families, it remains the ultimate dilemma: how to balance a happy, healthy family life with the demands and ...

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