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Refuting critics from both the left and right, Rich Lowry reclaims the term ‘nationalism’ from the clutches of racism, militarism and fascism and repositions it as the positive driving force behind the American ideology. Lowry envisages a cultural nationalism which protects history and recognises the importance of diversity and immigration.
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In a beautiful valley in the 1930’s, experience the triumphs and struggles of the New Mexico people as they battle against nature: dust storms, snow storms and flash floods.
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With unequal educational opportunities, unfair justice systems and mass incarcerations, it’s currently open season on Americans of colour. This enthralling book calls for an end to the slow genocide of black people in America and social justice for all.
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Taking time out from battling monsters and delving into forgotten dungeons, a group of heroes indulge in a weekly role-playing game set in an American middle school. But when an ancient curse magically transports them into their ‘Homeroom & Hall Passes’ fantasy world they must unite to overcome algebra and the cafeteria social scene.
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Congressman Mahoney’s daughter has been arrested for insider trading, allegedly placing a high stakes bet on one of her tech firm’s clients. Unfortunately, she’s been dealt a poor hand by some dangerous and super-rich criminals who aren’t about to let political fixer Joe DeMarco alter the odds out of their favour.
Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
By virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, all members of the United States Armed Forces have a right to religious freedom. From the archives of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), comes a second shocking installment of hate mail, threats and criticisms of the MRFF’s fight for religious rights from the insane, inane and profane.
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One woman’s quest to recover memories someone else would rather she didn’t find. After a visit to psychiatric ER, Ally Linden knows her own name, her profession and her husband Hugh but nothing about the last 48 hours. Where did the time go? And who’s stopping her from getting it back?
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Through the eyes of a veteran blackjack dealer, get a glimpse into the lives of five characters living beyond the Vegas strip, from a former Catholic priest to a drug addicted stripper, and one fateful meeting at the El Cortez Casino.
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What are the chances? It’s apocalypse now but nobody knows. The world is ruled by The Odds, a high-powered caste of bookies who take life or death bets — Eldridge’s life in fact. If he accurately predicts his day of death, Eldridge’s family will be kept safe. But Eldridge just got some bad news — he’s going to live.
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A pre-war country house party hosted by a philandering artist featuring an illegitimate child, an unforeseen and shocking death, and consequences reaching far beyond the Second World War.
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With his brothers wanting to tie off the loose ends of their deceased mother’s knitting shop, woolly playboy Jesse Strong is determined to get a needle on the knitty-gritty of the business before it unravels.
Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
Spoken globally by one billion people, the English language is a constantly churning etymological melting pot of ingredients borrowed from other cultures. From Norman French to Cantonese and Hawaiian, this book explores the unfamiliar stories behind some of our most familiar words.
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Join former mafia member and unreliable narrator Lamar as his life ends in the fictional employment of Michael Jackson, a man who attempts to purchase a unicorn from ebay, starts fights with Uri Geller in shopping malls and forces his wife to play with his Lego.
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In this unique piece of collaborative fiction, nine refugees tell their experiences of the Shatila camp in Beirut where a massacre took place in 1982.
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Thrown together in the smouldering ashes of the Great Fire of London, Cavalier architect Christopher Redmayne and Puritan constable Jonathan Bale are definitely not moulded from the same clay. But when thieves are caught stealing from a house designed by Redmayne for a client who is then murdered, the unlikely duo pair themselves thrust into a dangerous investigation which will lead them to the heart of the king’s court.
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Following their dreams of a high-profile lifestyle, Orla and Floss stop at nothing to climb the ladder of social media. Years later, life on camera in the closed community of Constellation, Floss’s daughter Marlow dreams of fleeing her twelve million followers and the corporate sponsors in search of the truth about her family.
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In this ‘totally ill-informed guide to life’ comedian Iain Stirling, the voice of television’s ‘Love Island’, offers a witty dissection of the millennial mindset and the commonly-misheld perception of his generation as narcissistic, work-shy snowflakes.
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In the words of Yoda, "The greatest teacher, failure is". It’s time to unlearn what you have learned in this fascinating study of a “galaxy far, far away” — where life is about freedom of choice and our ability to make good decisions in difficult situations.
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With the world watching in horror as two planes hit the Twin Towers, Sophie Parry’s New York flight is re-routed to Newfoundland where she takes refuge with her Aunt Ellie and the secrets that may change her life forever…
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