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The Lady Is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II Hero of the French Resistance (Scholastic Focus)
The Lady Is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II Hero of the French Resistance (Scholastic Focus)
The Lady Is a Spy is the audacious and riveting true story of Virginia Hall, America's greatest spy and unsung hero, brought to vivid life by acclaimed author Don Mitchell.

When Hitler invaded Poland, Virginia Hall was traveling in Europe. Which was dangerous enough, but as fighting erupted,
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Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Eric Hobsbawm's works have had a nearly incalculable effect across generations of readers and students, influencing more than the practice of history but also the perception of it. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, of second-generation British parents, Hobsbawm was orphaned at age fourteen in 1931. Living with an uncle in Berlin, he...
At the Wilderness Edge: The Rise of the Antidevelopment Movement on Canada's West Coast (Volume 11)
At the Wilderness Edge: The Rise of the Antidevelopment Movement on Canada's West Coast (Volume 11)
Vancouver prides itself on being a green city, and the west coast is known for its active environmental protest culture. But the roots of this mentality reach far beyond the founding of organizations such as Greenpeace. Small campaigns led by local community groups from the 1960s onward left a lasting impact on the region. At the...
Financialization as Welfare: Social Impact Investing and British Social Policy, 1997-2016
Financialization as Welfare: Social Impact Investing and British Social Policy, 1997-2016

Providing an in-depth case study on the emergence of social impact investing in the UK, this book develops a new perspective on financialization processes that highlights the roles of non-financial actors. In contrast to the common view that impact investing gears finance toward the solution of social problems, the author analyzes...

Bion in New York and Sao Paulo: And Three Tavistock Seminars
Bion in New York and Sao Paulo: And Three Tavistock Seminars

These two talks given in 1977 and 1978 in New York and Sao Paulo respectively are an edited version of discussions and spontaneous contributions made by Bion, in the main without notes. This is a new 2019 edition, edited and introduced by Meg Harris Williams.

Wilfred Ruprecht Bion (1897–1979) was born in India in the days...
Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination
Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination
A lively interdisciplinary study of how venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art

In eighteenth-century Britain, venereal disease was everywhere and nowhere: while physicians and commentators believed the condition to be widespread, it remained shrouded in secrecy,
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Gilded Youth: Privilege, Rebellion and the British Public School
Gilded Youth: Privilege, Rebellion and the British Public School
The British public school is an iconic institution, a training ground for the ruling elite and a symbol of national identity and tradition. But beyond the elegant architecture and evergreen playing fields is a turbulent history of teenage rebellion, sexual dissidence, and political radicalism. James Brooke-Smith wades into the...
Excel Gurus Gone Wild: Do the IMPOSSIBLE with Microsoft Excel
Excel Gurus Gone Wild: Do the IMPOSSIBLE with Microsoft Excel
Drawn from actual excel conundrums posted on the author's website, www.mrexcel.com, this high-level resource is designed for people who want to stretch Excel to its limits. Tips for solving 100 incredibly difficult problems are covered in depth and include extracting the first letter of each word in a paragraph, validating...
How Spacecraft Fly: Spaceflight Without Formulae
How Spacecraft Fly: Spaceflight Without Formulae
The aim of this popular science text is to explain aerodynamic and astrodynamic flight without the use of mathematics, in an informal style, for non-technical readers who are interested in spaceflight and spacecraft.

The book will open with a concise introductory chapter, chronicling the ‘space age’ up to the present, and a brief...

Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English Workbook (Grammar Reference)
Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English Workbook (Grammar Reference)

* invaluable for students on university and teacher-training courses* checks your knowledge of how English is actually used in speech and writing* shows how grammar differs in different contexts of registers* provides practice with relationships between grammar and vocabulary* all examples taken from naturally occurring English texts and...

Olaf's Kitchen: A Master Chef Shares His Passion
Olaf's Kitchen: A Master Chef Shares His Passion

"Whether he's cooking for the British Royal family or whipping up a casual dinner,it's the same every time: exquisite meals, stunningly presented." - Josh Sleeman

"Chef Olaf is a bright light in the world of food - a culinary commando dedicated to the pursuit of excellence." - Anna...

Basic English Usage
Basic English Usage
Not only for beginners, but also for intermediate level students. Please take into account that this book is "a shortened and simplified version" of Practical English Usage. If you want a book to carry for studying in the bus, BSE is good, but for having it in your desk, PSE is better.

An alphabetical guide to the most common...

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