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Frank Dikotter's Mao's Great Famine

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £6.50
£5.85
Dikotter's 2010 masterpiece catalogues the tragedy and the cover-up of the hideous famine caused by the Great Leap Forward-Mao Zedong's disastrous attempt to jumpstart industrialization in China in the late 1950s.

Charles Kindleberger's Manias, Panics and Crashes

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
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When Manias, Panics, and Crashes was published (1978), the world was entering a new period of global economic turbulence. Economists based their analyses on the assumption that investors act rationally and often communicated their ideas with dry, technical language.

Geoffrey Parker's Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
£5.85
Geoffrey Parker spent 15 years writing this ambitious history of the tumultuous 17th century, a period in the grip of what historians term the General Crisis (2013).

Sheila Fitzpatrick's Everyday Stalinism

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
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Sheila Fitzpatrick's Everyday Stalinism rejects the simplistic treatment of the Soviet Union as a totalitarian government that tightly controlled its citizens.

Douglas McGregor's The Human Side of Enterprise

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
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Douglas McGregor's 1960 book is a vital study of the conditions that make employment satisfying and meaningful. Traditionally, managers assumed people were lazy and would not work unless strictly controlled. McGregor believed this was a faulty view of human nature.

Eric Lybeck's Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £6.50
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Europeans once thought all swans were white, and white' was part of how they defined 'swan.' Then black swans were discovered, and the definition changed forever. I

Mahbub ul Haq's Reflections on Human Development

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
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Considered his most important work, Mahbub ul Haq's Reflections on Human Development appeared at the end of his career in international development, and consolidates his revolutionary contribution to the discipline.

Franz Boas' Race, Language and Culture

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
£5.85
Born in 1858, Franz Boas permanently changed the standards and practices of anthropology. His 1940 work Race, Language and Culture brings together a half-century's worth of ground-breaking scholarship in one volume.

 

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