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Whether you want to read the stories behind the scandals or are interested in the memoirs of leading political figures, we've got the perfect Politics Book for you. Our range covers some of the most interesting stories in history about different democracies and societies. Just use the filters below to browse our range of political books.

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Geography shapes not only our history, but where we're headed... All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower, or why China's power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here. In ten chapters and ten maps, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history. It's time to put the 'geo' back into geopolitics. Product information: • ISBN: 9781783962433 • Author: Tim Marshall • Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.6 x 12.9 cm

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Tim Marshall's global bestseller Prisoners of Geography showed how every nation’s choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Since then, the geography hasn’t changed. But the world has. In this revelatory new book, Marshall explores ten regions that are set to shape global politics in a new age of great-power rivalry: Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Greece, Turkey, the Sahel, Ethiopia, Spain and Space. Find out why Europe’s next refugee crisis is closer than it thinks as trouble brews in the Sahel; why the Middle East must look beyond oil and sand to secure its future; why the eastern Mediterranean is one of the most volatile flashpoints of the twenty-first century; and why the Earth’s atmosphere is set to become the world’s next battleground. Delivered with Marshall’s trademark wit and insight, this is a lucid and gripping exploration of the power of geography to shape humanity’s past, present – and future. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781783966028 • Author: Tim Marshal • Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 20.5 x 14.2 x 4 cm

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Appetite is a memoir with a twist: each chapter is a recipe that tells a story.  Ed Balls was just three weeks old when he tried his first meal in 1967: pureed roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. From that moment on he was hooked on food. Taught to cook by his mother, Ed's now passing her wisdom on to his own kids as they start to fly the nest. Reflecting on his life in recipes, Ed takes us from his grandma's shepherd's pie to his first trip to a restaurant in the 1970s (and ordering an orange juice as a starter); from the inner workings of Westminster to the pressures of parenting. This is a collection of the meals he loves most, and the memories they bring back. The world may have changed since 1967, but the best recipes last a lifetime. Appetite is a celebration of love, family, and really good food. Product Information: •    ISBN: 9781398504745 •    Author: Ed Balls  •    Publisher: Gallery UK •    Format: Hardback •    Pages: 336 •    Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.5 x 2.45 cm

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It’s time we get back to common sense. It’s time to cancel the cancel culture. It’s time to Wake Up. If, like me, you think the world’s going absolutely nuts, then this book is for you. In 2020, the world faced its biggest crisis in a generation: a global pandemic. In the UK, it exposed deep divisions within society and laid bare a toxic culture war that had been raging beneath the surface. From the outset, Piers Morgan urged the nation to come to its senses, once and for all. COVID-19 shed shocking light on the problems that plague our country. Stockpilers and lockdown-cheats revealed our grotesque levels of self-interest and the virtue-signalling woke brigade continued their furious assault on free speech, shutting down debate on important issues like gender, racism and feminism. Yet coronavirus also showcased our strengths. We saw selfless bravery in the heroic efforts of our healthcare staff. A greater appreciation of migrant workers. And inspiring, noble acts from members of the public such as Captain Sir Tom Moore. Wake Up is Piers’ rallying cry for a united future. It is a plea for the return of true liberalism, where freedom of speech is king. Most of all, it is a powerful account of how the world finally started to wake up, and why it mustn’t go back to sleep again. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008392611 • Author: Piers Morgan • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3 cm

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Everyone likes a good conspiracy theory, and there are more than enough here to satisfy the most ardent of theorists! We have a theory to suit all tastes! Conspiracy looks at a range of the most interesting theories of this nature, from the risibly far-fetched, such as the belief that the world is run by the lizard people, to the only-too-true and tragic such as the overthrow and murder of Chilean President Salvador Allende.Find out why Marilyn had to go, where Elvis lives now, who married Jesus Christ, and how they faked the first moon landing.This paperback book has 304 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.8 x 1.7cm

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A chilling and revelatory expose of the KGB’s renaissance, Putin’s rise to power, and how Russian black cash is subverting the world. In Putin’s People, former Moscow correspondent and investigative journalist Catherine Belton reveals the untold story of how Vladimir Putin and his entourage of KGB men seized power in Russia and built a new league of oligarchs. Through exclusive interviews with key inside players, Belton tells how Putin’s people conducted their relentless seizure of private companies, took over the economy, siphoned billions, blurred the lines between organised crime and political powers, shut down opponents, and then used their riches and power to extend influence in the West. In a story that ranges from Moscow to London, Switzerland and Trump’s America, Putin’s People is a gripping and terrifying account of how hopes for the new Russia went astray, with stark consequences for its inhabitants and, increasingly, the world. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780007578818 • Author: Catherine Belton • Publisher: William Collins • Format: Paperback • Pages: 656 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 4.17cm

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We need to talk about racial injustice in a different way: one that builds on the revolutionary ideas of the past and forges new connections. In this incisive, radical and practical essay, Emma Dabiri - acclaimed author of Don't Touch My Hair - draws on years of research and personal experience to challenge us to create meaningful, lasting change. 'An absolute blockbuster of clear thinking and new angles...the most clear, alliance building, shame removing look at race. Emma is once-in-a generation clever' – Caitlin Moran Product Information: • ISBN: 9780141996738 • Author: Emma Dabiri • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 176 • Dimensions: 18.1 x 11.1 x 0.9 cm

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A lone gunman takes the women and doctors at a controversial abortion clinic hostage. Nobody has ended up there by choice. As the tense negotiation for their release unfolds, hour by crucial hour, back in time through the day that brought the hostages and their captor to this moment, every certainty is questioned, every judgement thrown into sharp relief. Because matters of life and death look very different when you, or the ones you love, are staring down the barrel of a gun . . . Powerful, thought-provoking and deeply involving, Jodi Picoult's new novel is told in reverse, propelling the reader through intertwining characters and uncovering motives in this unflinching exploration of what makes a life. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781444788167 • Author: Jodi Picoult • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.8cm

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Find out about the life of Rosa from how she fought racism and was an activist in the civil rights movement to how she is remembered today. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 9, gold. Product Information: ISBN: 9781445166254 Author: Izzi Howell Publisher: Franklin Watts Format: Hardback Pages: 64 Dimensions: 20.2 x 0.8 x 22.5 cm

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Discover the extraordinary inside story of how Instagram became the world's most successful app... In just ten years, Instagram has gone from being a simple photo app to a $100-billion company. The journey has involved ground-breaking innovations, a billion-dollar takeover, and clashes between some of the biggest names in tech. But it's a story that has never been told - until now. In No Filter, Bloomberg's Sarah Frier reveals how Instagram became the hottest app in a generation, reshaping our culture and economy in the process. With astonishing access to all the key players - from Instagram's co-founders to super-influencers like Kris Jenner - Frier offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of every moment in the company's life: from its launch, to its unlikely acquisition by Facebook, to its founders' dramatic disputes with their new boss, Mark Zuckerberg. No Filter explores how Instagram has reshaped global business, creating a new economy of 'influencers' and pioneering a business model that sells an aspirational lifestyle to all of us. And it delves into Instagram's effects on popular culture, rewiring our understanding of celebrity and placing mounting pressure on all of us to perform online - to the point of warping our perception of reality. Product Information: ISBN: 9781847942524 Author: Sarah Frier Publisher: Random House Business Format: Hardback Pages: 352 Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.2cm

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An important and timely book on race and racism, encouraging children to think for themselves about the issues involved. Talk about race is often discouraged, but this book aims to bring everyone into the conversation. It explores the history of race and society, giving context to how racist attitudes come into being. It looks at belonging and identity, the damaging effects of stereotyping and the benefits of positive representation. The authors talk sensitively about how to identify and challenge racism, and how to protect against and stop racist behaviour. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781526303998 • Author: Nikesh Shukla • Publisher: Wayland • Format: Paperback • Pages: 48 • Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.2 x 0.8cm

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A young activist's guide filled with real ways to make a difference! Get excited to stand against prejudice in your community and the world with this introduction to non-violent activism. Young activists: follow the practical and effective methods in this book, and help mobilise others to raise awareness and end prejudice now! Product Information: ISBN: 9781445168210 Author: Izzi Howell Publisher: Franklin Watts Format: Hardback Pages: 48 Dimensions: 18.8 x 1 x 24 cm

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Find out about the life of Martin Luther King Jr from how he fought racism and led the civil rights movement to his tragic death and how he is remembered now around the world. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 9, gold. Product Information: ISBN: 9781445166469 Author: Izzi Howell Publisher: Franklin Watts Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Dimensions:  20 x 0.9 x 23.4 cm

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Seventeen-year-old Indigo has had a tough start in life, having grown up in the care system after her dad killed her mum. Bailey, also seventeen, lives with his parents in Hackney and spends all his time playing guitar or tending to his luscious ginger afro. When Indigo and Bailey meet at sixth form, serious sparks fly. But when Bailey becomes the target of a homeless man who seems to know more about Indigo than is normal, Bailey is forced to make a choice he should never have to make. A life-affirming story about falling in love and everyone's need to belong. The breathtaking second book from the author of Orangeboy, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Older Readers, the YA Book Prize, the CrimeFest award, and shortlisted for the Costa Book Award . Product Information: ISBN: 9781444927184 Author: Patrice Lawrence Publisher: Hodder Children's Books Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Dimensions: 13.5 x 19.7 x 3.3cm

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