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Medicine & history stories to thrill the heart and mind

Mike Polland
 
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
"How many fatal mistakes does it take to train a surgeon?"
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
"Atul Gawande on how to become a 'positive deviant'"
Digging Up the Dead: Uncovering the Life and Times of an Extraordinary Surgeon
Digging Up the Dead: Uncovering the Life and Times of an Extraordinary Surgeon
"Beauty and brutality combine in a personal story of blood, bodysnatching, poetry, radical politics and revolutionary surgery"
House Of God (Black Swan)
House Of God (Black Swan)
"The blackest (& funniest) 'Catch-22' take on medicine going"
Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates
Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates
"Exceptionally gripping account of medicine's failure to advance for most of its history"
Kill as Few Patients as Possible: And Fifty-six Other Essays on How to Be the World's Best Doctor
Kill as Few Patients as Possible: And Fifty-six Other Essays on How to Be the World's Best Doctor
"Occasionally over-sweet but still a good read"
How Doctors Think
How Doctors Think
"Reflections on the troubles doctors and patients have in talking to each other"
The Dressing Station: A Surgeon's Odyssey
The Dressing Station: A Surgeon's Odyssey
"One man's story of coping with - and seeking out - dangers and difficulties"
A Country Doctor's Notebook
A Country Doctor's Notebook
"The classic autobiographical account from the early twentieth century"
A History of Modern Britain
A History of Modern Britain
"Makes the later twentieth century zip along"
AUSTERITY BRITAIN 1945 - 51
AUSTERITY BRITAIN 1945 - 51
"The years we tend to forget, brought lovingly to life"
Bomber Boys: Fighting Back 1940-1945
Bomber Boys: Fighting Back 1940-1945
"The lesser known heroes of the Second World War, their successes and their horros"
Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940
Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940
"A cleaner almost easier heroism, shorn of the ambivalences of bombing cities"
The Blair Years: Extracts from The Alastair Campbell Diaries
The Blair Years: Extracts from The Alastair Campbell Diaries
"See history being created - flawed and on the fly, but excitingly all the same"
The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid
The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid
"A less violent history; but personal, funny and touching all the same"
Bit Of A Blur: The Autobiography
Bit Of A Blur: The Autobiography
"A complete break from serious current affairs, but a slice of the times and a very enjoyably written one"
Letters to a Young Doctor (Harvest Book)
Letters to a Young Doctor (Harvest Book)
"The American surgeon Selzer writes with a light touch about deep things"
Engleby
Engleby
"A truly great historical novelist, here covering the last forty years"
Human Traces
Human Traces
"A deft and ambitious combination of history and novel writing, with Freud that great unmentioned name hovering behind it all"
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
"A great modern tale of life in Afghanistan over the last few decades"
Suite Francaise
Suite Francaise
"A pinch of exquisite life - and joy - from France during the war"
Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Traitor, Hero, Spy
Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Traitor, Hero, Spy
"Why read fiction when real life stories can be so much more exciting?"