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This book by the author of "Rogue Warrior of the SAS", retells the story of a series of murders by the Ulster Volunteer Force in N. Ireland in the 1970s. When convicted, the killers received over 2000 years in jail, the longest sentences ever given in a single trial in British legal history.
Mein Kampf is a powerful book written by Adolf Hitler, published by Vintage on February 13, 1992. This work is not just a book, but a mirror into the mind of one of history's most controversial figures. The genre of this book is political ideology, and it provides an in-depth look at the political and social climate of the time. It is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the forces that shaped the world during this era. Published by Vintage, this edition brings forth the unfiltered thoughts and ideologies of Hitler, making it an essential read for historians and political enthusiasts.
Magnitsky's brutal killing has remained uninvestigated and unpunished to this day. His farcical posthumous show-trial brought Putin's regime to a new low in the eyes of the international community.
Does a poet's heart beat under Donald Trump's brash exterior? This bestseller rearranges his quotes and tweets into hilarious poetry. It's a new word order and a perfect stocking filler
Mein Kampf, a controversial yet historical piece of literature written by Adolf Hitler, is a book that has been widely discussed and analyzed over the years. Published by Free Thought Books in 1922, it offers an insight into the mind of one of history's most infamous figures. The book, which falls under the genre of autobiography, presents Hitler's ideologies, political views, and his plans for Germany's future. It is a deep and complex work that gives readers a glimpse into the formation of a dictator's mind. Though the book is heavily criticized for its content, it remains a significant part of history. Reading Mein Kampf is like delving into a significant part of the 20th century's dark history.
For the first time in British history, our culture and politics are now often in the hands of inverted elites: well-born, privately educated men (mostly) who affect populist attitudes.
'Meticulously researched and superbly written ... The Putin book that we've been waiting for.' Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland 'Books about modern Russia abound ... Belton has surpassed them all. Her much-awaited book is the best and most important on modern Russia ... Hair-raising' The TimesTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'An outstanding expose of Putin and his criminal pals ... [A] long-awaited, must read book' SUNDAY TIMES 'Books about modern Russia abound ... Belton has surpassed them all.Her much-awaited book is the best and most important on modern Russia' THE TIMES A chilling and revelatory expose of the KGB's renaissance, Putin's rise to power, and how Russian black cash is subverting the world. In Putin's People, former Moscow correspondent and investigative journalist Catherine Belton reveals the untold story of how Vladimir Putin and his entourage of KGB men seized power in Russia and built a new league of oligarchs. Through exclusive interviews with key inside players, Belton tells how Putin's people conducted their relentless seizure of private companies, took over the economy, siphoned billions, blurred the lines between organised crime and political powers, shut down opponents, and then used their riches and power to extend influence in the West.In a story that ranges from Moscow to London, Switzerland and Trump's America, Putin's People is a gripping and terrifying account of how hopes for the new Russia went astray, with stark consequences for its inhabitants and, increasingly, the world. 'A fearless, fascinating account ... Reads at times like a John le Carre novel ...A groundbreaking and meticulously researched anatomy of the Putin regime, Belton's book shines a light on the pernicious threats Russian money and influence now pose to the west' Guardian
'Her highly personal and reflective memoir ... is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world' Barack Obama THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2019 AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 A TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019
THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Times / Guardian / Telegraph / i News / The New York Times / Washington Post / NPR / Marie ClaireA riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy'Gorgeously written, humorous, compelling, life affirming' Justin Webb, Mail on SundayIn the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S.
Starting a much needed conversation about the ethics and impacts of the behavioural psychology, manipulation and the strategy of fear that is so deeply embedded in government.
In this compelling book, Richard Holmes tells the exhilarating story of the Duke of Wellington, Britain's greatest ever soldier.Seeing Wellington as a remarkable figure, Holmes follows his career from the ruins of his family seat in Ireland to the plains of India where Wellesley first gained his reputation as a brilliant commander, to the horrors of the Peninsular War and Waterloo.Combining his astute historical analysis with semi-biographical examination, Holmes artfully illustrates the rapid evolution in military and political thinking of the time.
Two Harvard professors explain the dangerous world we face today. Democracies can die with a coup d' tat - or they can die slowly. This happens most deceptively when in piecemeal fashion, with the election of an authoritarian leader, the abuse of governmental power and the complete repression of opposition. All three steps are being taken around the world - not least with the election of Donald Trump - and we must all understand how we can stop them.In How Democracies Die, Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt draw insightful lessons from across history - from the rule of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile to the quiet undermining of Turkey's constitutional system by President Recip Erdogan - to shine a light on regime breakdown across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Notably they point to the dangers of an authoritarian leader faced with a major crisis. Based on years of research, they present a deep understanding of how and why democracies die; an alarming analysis of how democracy is being subverted today in the US and beyond; and a guide for maintaining and repairing a threatened democracy, for governments, political parties and individuals. History doesn't repeat itself. But we can protect our democracy by learning its lessons, before it's too late.
Based on the author's 20 years of insider's knowledge of Russian spy campaigns, this title describes how the successor of the KGB fabricated terrorist attacks and launched war to have the unknown Putin - the author's former superior at the Russian secret service elected with a landslide victory.
Sociologist Mike Savage shows how economic inequality aggravates cultural, social, and political conflicts, challenging the framework of liberal democracy. By fracturing social bonds, inequality turns back the clock, reviving conditions we have struggled for centuries to escape, including empire, dynastic elitism, and explosive ethnic division.
*A Telegraph Book of the Year* An astonishing investigation into the start of the Russo-Ukrainian war - from the corridors of the Kremlin to the trenches of Mariupol.
Den dramatiske historie om den danske fotograf Daniel Rye, der sad som gidsel i 398 dage hos terrororganisationen Islamisk Stat i Syrien, fortalt af den prisvindende forfatter Puk Damsgård. Beretningen er et lille stykke danmarkshistorie midt i verdenshistorien. I samarbejde med Daniel Rye, hans familie og andre med nært kendskab til historien fortæller DR’s mellemøstkorrespondent Puk Damsgård her for første gang om den danske fotografs kidnapning. Om de 13 måneder i fangenskab og det nu verdensberømte Islamisk Stat-fængsel i den syriske by Raqqa, hvor 24 vestlige gidsler sad under kontrol af deres fangevogter, briten bedst kendt som Jihadi John. Daniel Rye var det sidste gidsel, der forlod fængslet i live i juni 2014. Herefter begyndte IS at dræbe de tilbageværende vestlige gidsler – Daniels medfanger. En af dem var den amerikanske journalist James Foley, som også var blevet Daniels ven. Den danske fotograf overbragte det sidste rørende brev til James Foleys familie, da han blev løsladt. Puk Damsgård går også helt tæt på islamisk Stat og skildrer gennem interview med et tidligere IS-medlem terrororganisationen, der på kort tid er vokset til at være en regulær hær, som har erobret landområder og større byer, de administrerer som en stat i staten. Hun prøver at finde svar på, hvilken betydning Islamisk Stat har for udviklingen i Syrien og Irak, hvor Danmark deltager i krigen mod IS. Samt ikke mindst hvorfor Daniel Rye og andre gidsler blev forhandlet fri, mens andre aldrig kom hjem. Ser du månen, Daniel giver et sjældent indblik i, hvordan mennesker overlever tortur, skaber venskaber og bevarer håbet under ekstreme forhold – og hvordan familien derhjemme håndterer frygten for, at deres søn aldrig kommer hjem. Om forfatteren: Puk Damsgård (f. 1978) er uddannet journalist fra Syddansk Universitet og har siden 2011 været DR's mellemøstkorrespondent – i dag med base i Kairo. Hun har skrevet bøgerne De Renes Land (2009), Ulvehjerter (2011), bestselleren Hvor solen græder (2014) og senest bestselleren Ser du månen, Daniel (2015), der fortæller den gribende historie om den danske freelancefotograf Daniel Rye, der i 398 dage sad som gidsel hos Islamisk Stat i Syrien. Bogen, der har i månedsvis har ligget i toppen på de danske bestsellerlister, udkommer snart i yderligere ni lande – og Puk Damsgård har for bl.a. Ser du månen, Daniel modtaget dansk journalistiks fornemmeste hæderspris, Cavlingprisen 2015. Puk Damsgård har derudover vundet talrige andre priser for sit arbejde, deriblandt Læsernes Bogpris 2015 og Publicistklubbens Fortællerpris (2015).