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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: Fiction After a series of horrific murders goes unsolved, homicide expert DS Sean Corrigan is sent to assist the investigation. All five victims of the killer called ‘The Reaper’ were prostitutes with dark straight hair. When a sixth body is discovered, Corrigan realizes that to catch the murderer he needs to use a human decoy. But should he be risking a seventh life?
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Kindle Single: Reporting Immigration will be a key issue in the United Kingdom's General Election in 2015, and all the major political parties want to restrict it -- because it takes jobs from British workers and increases the inequality between rich and poor. But does it really? Researcher Katy Long looks at the arguments behind the assumptions, and finds the actual economic impact of immigration very different from what 'everybody knows'.
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Kindle Single: History From the chaos of a sea-battle to the fury of a lynch mob, The Day Democracy Died tells the tragic story of the fall of Athens--Greece’s most famous city-state and the birthplace of democracy. It is a cautionary tale of 'people power' at its most destructive--and as relevant in today's age of mass media as it was in ancient Greece.
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Kindle Single: Society There are almost 400,000 charities in Great Britain which raise £80 billion per year. The organizations claim that 90% of this money goes on good causes, but evidence suggests that it may be less than half that amount. So where does the rest go? And is the proliferation of charities a good thing--or a waste of the public's money?
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Kindle Single: Essays & Ideas Two hundred years ago, William Blake wrote a strange, compelling poem called ‘Jerusalem’. Set to music by Sir Hubert Parry a hundred years later, the poem became a rallying cry for British soldiers during World War One, and gradually became England’s informal national anthem. David Boyle, author of the best-selling Alan Turing, traces its remarkable history.
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Kindle Single: Humour What is Christmas like for the Queen? What kind of presents does she get, and who receives her Christmas cards? Does she wear a silly hat at lunch or pull crackers with her guests--and does she watch herself address the nation on television after lunch? The veteran royal correspondent Brian Hoey supplies the answers in a fascinating account of Christmas with the Royals.
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Kindle Single: The World Stage The intractable divisions of the Holy Land show no signs of yielding even the prospect of a solution. In this fascinating report, Khaled Diab looks beyond the stalemate of politics to the realities of life for Israelis and Palestinians. What he finds is both more complicated than the media snapshots of two bitterly opposing sides--and more hopeful.
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Kindle Single: The Sciences The 1960s remain famous for their social and cultural revolutions, but colossal changes were also occurring in science. The writer Tim Radford describes how little-known advances in plate tectonics, cosmology (proof of the Big Bang), satellite communications, and the development of smallpox vaccines transformed the world--and our understanding of it. A fascinating account of a 'hidden revolution.'
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Kindle Single: Arts & Entertainment The extraordinary story of the Beatles’ last song. Completed in August 1969, it is the sixth track of Abbey Road, and for Beatles fans the signature piece of what might have been. James Woodall tells the inside story of the Beatles’ last year together and the event-filled eight-month gestation of their powerful farewell.
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Kindle Single: Profiles Fifty years ago, over a million Britons lined the processional route of Winston Churchill's funeral, witnesses to the end of an era. Patrick Bishop explores the roots of Churchill's greatness, from the 'wilderness' years of the 1930s to his triumphant return to power in World War Two. Highly recommended.
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