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SCAPA 16 Year Old Orkney Malt Whisky 70cl Bottle by Scapa
5.0 out of 5 stars My current favourite, 11 Sep 2014
A summer breeze wafts salt spray on to a heather covered headland where bees gather their heather pollen to make honey. Scapa is made from that honey. Well, that's what it tastes like.
Paris Commune, The by Donny Gluckstein
Paris Commune, The by Donny Gluckstein
Donny Gluckstein has produced an excellent short, readable account and analysis of the Paris Commune.

Gluckstein starts with an account of the considerable achievements of the Commune, achievements all the more remarkable given the short lifespan of the Commune itself.

Gluckstein then goes into the history of the time and how the Commune grew out of the crisis in France following the defeat of France to Prussia and how the growing radicalisation in Paris came to a head when the government attempted to seize the arms of the National Guard - a citizens militia formed overhwelmingly from the working class.

Gluckstein is particularly good at examiing the main… Read more
The Consolidation of the Capitalist State, 1800-50&hellip by John Saville
This is s short and readable account of how the rising capitalist manufacturing class was brought into the British state's political structures while, at the same time, the working class was disciplined by laws, acts, a new police force and how a capitalist state was only truly consolidated in Britain once the working class, democratic Chartist movement had been defeated.

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