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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781784782771
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Published: Verso - May 9th, 2017

The Russian Revolution is one of the defining events of modern history, and sci-fi author China MiƩville has turned its tumultuous, hopeful, and ultimately tragic build-up into a thrilling and fascinating page-turner.


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Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions Cover Image
By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781566894951
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

A heartbreaking look at the struggle of undocumented migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. Drawing on stories she heard as a volunteer interpreter, Luiselli reveals the suffering and exploitation at the heart of an arbitrarily cruel border policy.


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A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101973998
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Published: Vintage - January 24th, 2017

This timely and terrifying book offers a fascinating insight into the convergence of authoritarianism, espionage and organized crime in Putin's Russia.


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And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781568585048
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Published: Nation Books - April 12th, 2016

It's amazing how much clarity Varoufakis has shed on such a complex subject. If you want to understand not only the Euro crisis, but the fragility and unfairness at the heart of the global financial system, you must read this book.


Review by Stephen