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What was Orwell’s world like? Is Orwell’s world still our world? Is Big Brother still watching you? April, 1947. In a run-down farmhouse on a remote Scottish island, George Orwell begins his last and greatest work: Nineteen Eighty-Four. Forty-three years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that within three winters will take his life, Orwell…

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On the morning of June 28, 1914, when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie Chotek, arrived at Sarajevo railway station, Europe was at peace. Thirty-seven days later, it was at war. The conflict that resulted would kill more than fifteen million people, destroy three empires, and permanently alter world history. The Sleepwalkers reveals in…

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His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge; the Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg Strelitz … expressed themselves to be … much pleased with their inspection of the Napoleon Museum, or Illustrated History of Europe from the time of Louis XIV. to the death of the Emperor Napoleon … at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly. [A prospectus.]

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One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark’s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look…

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Presenting an in-depth look at the life of America’s boy next door, Jimmy Stewart, this book spans from his time served in the United States Army Air Corps to his return to Hollywood as a changed man who embarked on the production of America’s most beloved holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. During his military…

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A contribution to the field of urban music studies, this book presents new interdisciplinary approaches to the study of music in urban social life. It takes musical performance as its key focus, exploring how and why different kinds of performance are evolving in contemporary cities in the interaction among social groups, commercial entrepreneurs, and institutions.…