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A Little History of Poetry

A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of literature The Times and Sunday Times, Best Books of 2020

History of the World in 100 Animals

A powerful and fascinating insight into the 100 animals - from the blue whale to the mosquito - that have had the biggest influence on humanity through the ages. We are not alone.

A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 Beginning with an unlikely stowaway's account of life on board Noah's Ark, A History of the World in 101/2 Chapters presents a surprising and subversive fictional-history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives.

A Taste of the World

Festive feasts from around the world to bring people together, celebrate and share stories. Food glorious food! Everyone loves a feast with the family ... even the little ones! A Taste of the World travels across the globe uncovering different dishes, traditions, cultures and festivals from Egypt to Germany, from China to America. Learn about the origins of Thanksgiving in America, Bastille Day in France, Christmas in Germany, Hanami in Japan, Chinese New Year, and a good old roast dinner in th...

The History of the Musical (EN)

TOP cena! 9,00 EUR/227 Kč (11,00 EUR/277 Kč)A major production for Naxos AudioBooks and a unique Audiobook, this bold and entertaining undertaking traces the musical from its origins in classical music (Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, Offenbach’s operettas and Gilbert and Sullivan) through to its flowering in America; Showboat, Anything Goes, High Society, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Oliver, Cabaret, A Little Night Music, The Rocky Horror Show, The Phantom of the Op...

A Short History of Russia

Can anyone truly understand Russia? Let one of the world's leading experts show you how, using the fascinating history of a nation to illuminate its future.

To the End of the World

A Times, Telegraph and Guardian Book of the Year 2020 'Quivers with honesty, A-list gossip and sardonic prose' The Times

A Brief History of Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized.

The Secret History

Truly deserving of the accolade "Modern Classic", Donna Tartt's novel "The Secret History" is a remarkable achievement - both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world awayfrom the humdrum existence of their contemporaries.

Africa: A Modern History

The end of World War II signaled the end of the European African empires. In 1945, four African countries were independent; by 1963, 30 African states created the Organization of African Unity.

Bi. The Hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality

Significant strides have been made in recent years in the movement for LGBTQ+ rights, visibility and empowerment, but the conversation is far from over. After years of feeling the crushing dearth of information on bisexuality, psychological scientist and bestselling author Dr Julia Shaw dug deep and found a colourful and fascinating world that she is bringing out of the shadows.

A World Full of Journeys & Migrations

Why do people migrate? Who were the first travellers in history?

Abstract Art. A Global History

Taking a radically new approach to the history of abstract painting, Pepe Karmel applies a scholarly yet fresh vision to reconsider the history of abstraction from a global perspective and to demonstrate that abstraction is embedded in the real world. Moving beyond the orthodox canonical terrain of abstract art, he surveys artists from across the globe, examining their work from the point of view of content rather than form.

Prague Papers on History of International Relations 1/2014

Idealistic View on the Reality ofRevolution: Helen Maria Williams (1762–1827) (Jana Borodáčová) Germany, China, and the Way to the Boxer Uprising (Jan Kočvar) Austria-Hungary and Egypt (1882–1914) (Michaela Mikešová) Great Britain and France on the Way to the Entente Cordiale (Marcela Šubrtová) Great Britain and the Great Powers Rivalry in North China at the Beginning of the 20th Century (Roman Kodet) Czechoslovak Companies in the Chinese Market between the World Wars (Škoda Works and Sellier &...

The V&A Sourcebook of Pattern and Ornament

The wealth of surface pattern and three-dimensional ornamentation in the many objects that enrich our lives is testament to the inventiveness of designers and craftspeople around the globe and throughout history. This richly illustrated, easy-to-navigate sourcebook presents more than 1,000 historic and contemporary examples of pattern and ornamentation from around the world, each one succinctly identified and explained.

The Science of Hate

Why do people hate? A world-leading criminologist explores the tipping point between prejudice and hate crime, analysing human behaviour across the globe and throughout history in this vital book.

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of art repeatedly - and what the troubling social and political implications of this are. Throughout history, some books have changed the world.

The Rise and Fall of the International Organization of Journalists Based

This is a unique history of what in the 1980s was the world’s largest association in the media field. However, the IOJ was embroiled in the Cold War: the bulk of 300,000 members were in the socialist East and developing South.

The Purpose of Power

In a powerful exploration of recent racial history, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter examines the moment we're in, how we got here, and how together we can build movements to create a just and equal world. Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag when Alicia Garza wrote what she calls 'a love letter to Black people' on Facebook.

The Fate of Food

Is the future of food looking bleak - or better than ever? At a time when every day brings news of drought and famine, Amanda Little investigates what it will take to feed a hotter, hungrier, more crowded world.

Art of the Baltic States

A lavishly illustrated reference on a little-known chapter in art history - the art of the three Baltic States, covering a wide range of mediums, movements and styles. The Baltic States - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - retain strong cultural identities that have survived despite centuries of colonization by powerful neighbouring lands.

The Rise and Fall of the International Organization of Journalists Based in Prag

This is a unique history of what in the 1980s was the world’s largest association in the media field. However, the IOJ was embroiled in the Cold War: the bulk of 300,000 members were in the socialist East and developing South.

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

Lenin once said, "There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen." This is one of those times when history has sped up. CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria helps readers to understand the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological, and economic consequences that may take years to unfold.

Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order

From legendary investor Ray Dalio, author of the international bestseller Principles, who has spent half a century studying global economies and markets, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order examines history's most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we've experienced in our lifetimes - but similar to those that have happened many times before. A few years ago, Ray Dalio noticed a confluence of poli...

Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius

The singer and poet Leonard Cohen was deeply learned in Judaism and Christianity, the spiritual traditions that underpinned his self-identity and the way he made sense of the world. In this book Harry Freedman, a leading author of cultural and religious history, explores the mystical and spiritual sources Cohen drew upon, discusses their original context and the stories and ideas behind them.

Dottie : By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021 - Abdulrazak Gurnah

Dottie : By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021 - Abdulrazak Gurnah, Vydavateľ: Bloomsbury Publishing, Väzba: Paperback, Rok vydania: 2022, Počet strán: 416 A searing tale of a young woman discovering her troubled family history and cultural pastDottie Badoura Fatma Balfour finds solace amidst the squalor of her childhood by spinning warm tales of affection about her beautiful names. But she knows nothing of their origins, and little of her family history - or the abuse her ancesto...

The Ickabog

The Ickabog is coming… A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure that will test two children’s bravery to the limit. Discover a brilliantly original fairy tale about the power of hope and friendship to triumph against all odds, from one of the world’s best storytellers.

The Rise and Fall of the International Organization of Journalists Based in Prague 1946 - 2016. Usef

Elektronická kniha The Rise and Fall of the International Organization of Journalists Based in Prague 1946 - 2016. Usef:This is a unique history of what in the 1980s was the world’s largest association in the media field. However, the IOJ was embroiled in the Cold War: the bulk of 300,000 members were in the socialist East and developing South. Hence the collapse of the Soviet-led communist order in central-eastern Europe in 1989–91 precipitated the IOJ’s demise.<br><br> The auth...

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

Discover the very special book that has captured the hearts of millions of readers all over the world. 'Feeling a little blue?

Making the Most of Tomorrow

Elektronická kniha Making the Most of Tomorrow:Most, one of the most impressive historical cities of Northern Bohemia, was destroyed in the sixties and seventies for coal mining. When plans to redevelop the city began, hope and expectations ran high; in the end, however, Most became a symbol for the heartless incompetence of Czechoslovak communism.<br> In this book, Matěj Spurný explores the historical city of Most from the nineteenth century into the years following World War II, inve...

How the Word Is Passed

Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks - those that are honest about the past and those that are not - which offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping a nation's collective history, and our own. It is the story of the Monticello Plantation in Virginia, the estate where Thomas Jefferson wrote letters espousing the urgent need for liberty while enslaving more than four hundred peo...

The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia

Deeply knowing, highly entertaining, and just a little bit irreverent, this unputdownable encyclopedia of all things Jewish and Jew-ish covers culture, religion, history, habits, language, and more. Readers will refresh their knowledge of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, the artistry of Barbra Streisand, the significance of the Oslo Accords, the meaning of words like balaboosta, balagan, bashert, and bageling.

Yorran: Born in the Dust of Path

Elektronická kniha Yorran: Born in the Dust of Path:EN: He, who never finds the courage to leave the native home, never finds who he truly is. This applied in the past and will apply in the future, and thus it‘s no surprise that it applies to the world created by the author of the Yorran saga, too. Only the obstacles and trials which the heroes of this fantasy story need to face are different from ours. There are people who set out on such journey voluntarily, and some will be forced to take...

Berlin. City of Imagination

The story of Berlin, one of the world's great cities - from medieval times to the twenty-first century told through the lives of the most pivotal Berliners in history. Through these vivid portraits, Rory MacLean masterfully evokes the seen and the unseen, in a richly varied, unexpected tour of Berlin's history.

The Walls Have Ears

A history of the elaborate and brilliantly sustained World War II intelligence operation by which Hitler's generals were tricked into giving away vital Nazi secrets "A great book." - Michael Goodman, BBC History Magazine

The Accidental

'My mother began me one evening in 1968 on a table in the cafe of the town's only cinema . . .' One hot summer a stranger arrives at the Norfolk holiday home of the Smart family. Intriguing, beguiling, arresting, Amber brings love, joy, pain and not a little upheaval, throwing the carefully ordered world of the Smarts into the air.

The Imitation Game

Award winning authors Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis present a historically accurate graphic novel biography of English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing (1912-1954) is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science. The Imitation Game presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing's life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptography and ...

B. J. Harrison Reads Plutarch's Lives, Volume 1 of 2 (EN)

If you want to start a study of the classical world, this is the right book to begin with. Written by one of the greatest biographers of all time, "Plutarch’s Lives" tells us the brilliant history of the ancient world.

Rebel Women

Rosalind Miles' The Women's History of the World was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and translated into almost forty languages.Now it is time for a new women's history - for more famous, infamous and little-known rebels. We begin with the French Revolution when women took on the fraternite of man, then it's off to America to round up the rebels fighting side by side for freedom with their men, before heading back to Britain to witness the courage of the suffragettes.

A Promised Land

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracyIn 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 tran...