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Browse Month: December 2017

The Psychology Book



All the big ideas, simply explained – an innovative and accessible guide to the study of human nature.The Psychology Book clearly explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in this fascinating field of science. How does the brain remember faces? What makes us choose one decision over another? Where does language come from?With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, quotations from all the major thinkers, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book demystifies…

Fishers of Men – The Gripping True Story of a British Undercover Agent in N…


Fishers of Men is the true account of secret operations in Northern Ireland carried out by the British Army’s most clandestine unit. It tells the unique story, through Rob Lewis’s own extraordinary experiences, of an essential instrument in the fight against terrorism, that of covert intelligence gathering. The men and women who work in this field are a special breed who undertake hazardous risks with unflinching tenacity and professionalism – the price of negligence is high, and the need…

White Hart Lane: The Spurs Glory Years 1899-2017



For a football supporter, a real fan, there is nothing more evocative and emotional than the journey to their home ground, a place where they have experienced the highs and lows that the game brings – delight, despair, hope, pain and, occasionally, pure joy. But while those stadiums seem permanent and concrete, they are not. In May 2017, White Hart Lane, the backdrop to more than a century of Spurs history, staged its final game before the club was due to make the short – very short -…

Alexander Hamilton (Great Lives)


ADAPTED INTO THE MAJOR AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL, HAMILTON. Opening in London in November 2017!

Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who overcame all the odds to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.

Few figures in American history are more controversial. In this masterful work, Chernow shows how the political and economic power of America today is the result of Hamilton’s…

The Good Years: From 1900 to the First World War



This New York Times bestseller by the author of A Night to Remember explores America in the years between the Gilded Age and the beginning of the Great War.
 
Though remarkable in their own right, the first fifteen years of the 1900s had the misfortune of being sandwiched between—and overshadowed by—the Gilded Age and the First World War. In The Good Years, Walter Lord remedies this neglect, bringing to vivid life the events of 1900 to 1914, when industrialization made staggering…

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit


THE BESTSELLING TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES

FBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science, John Douglas, is a man who has looked evil in the eye and made a vocation of understanding it. Now retired, Douglas can let us inside the FBI elite serial crime unit and into the disturbed minds of some of the most savage serial killers in the world.

The man who was the inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs and who lent…

Horrible Christmas (Horrible Histories)



Horrible Christmas is filled with all the festive facts every Horrible Histories reader wanted to know, but were too stuffed full of mince pies to ask! The complete horrible history of Christmas tells tales from the dark days when the Puritans tried to abolish Christmas, to Christmas in the trenches when the British and Germans traded bullets for footballs. Plus dreadful jokes, rotten recipes, and a Christmas quiz! This paperback book has 96 pages and measures: 26 x 21 x 0.6cm

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