Niall Ferguson: Always Right

Niall Ferguson Niall Ferguson is a British historian now based in the United States, where he is the Laurence A Tisch Professor at Harvard. He was born in Glasgow in 1965 and educated there and at Oxford University. His books include the best-selling Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization. He is currently at work on the official life of Henry Kissinger.

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Kindle Single: History The successful invasion of Normandy by the Allies on D-Day in June 1944 led to victory over the Third Reich -- but it was a close-run thing. Without a brilliant campaign of deception that persuaded Hitler that Allied forces would be landing in Calais instead, the result could have been dramatically different. Alex Gerlis relates the intriguing history of this top-secret strategy.
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Kindle Single: Society Clothes matter more than you think. They influence your mood, affect how people think of you, and improve or hurt your chances in everything from job-hunting to romance. They also tell the world the kind of person you are – or want to be. A fascinating rags-to-robes analysis of how we dress, and how our public appearance holds the key to our private selves.
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Kindle Single: Humour The English may outnumber the Scots by 10:1, but the Scots have always held their own with their neighbours. Susan Morrison traces the long history of a relationship that's sometimes friendly, often hostile, and always competitive. A wonderfully informative and highly entertaining read about one of the world's great rivalries.
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Kindle Single: The World Stage As the Rwandan genocide of 1994 began, thousands of its Tutsi victims ran for protection to the Catholic Church, only to find no refuge there – just indifference or, appallingly, active collusion with the murdering forces. Chris McGreal reports on the Church’s complicity in one of the worst atrocities of our age.
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Kindle Single: Arts & Entertainment The Orange Prize-winning novelist Linda Grant has always loved books. But then she moved to smaller quarters and realized something had to go. That 'something' was several thousand volumes, which represented most of Grant's library and much of her life. A wry and highly entertaining account of the mixed emotions engendered by The Battle of the Books.
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