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Adventures in the Orgasmatron: Wilhelm Reich and the Invention of Sex

In the middle of the 20th century, the United States became an adoptive home for dozens of expatriated European thinkers, ...

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Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour

Having made the U.S. financial crisis comprehensible in The Big Short, Michael Lewis realised that he hadn't begun to get ...

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She Left Me the Gun

When Emma Brockes was ten years old, her mother said 'One day I will tell you the story of my ...

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Country Girl

Born in Ireland in 1930 and driven into exile after publication of her controversial first novel, The Country Girls, O'Brien ...

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In the Shadow of the Sword

In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A ...

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Light Shining in the Forest

Norman Stokoe has just been appointed Children's Czar by the new government. He sells his flat and moves up north ...

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