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Friedrich Engels – The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844

This remarkable account has had an enduring influence on social and economic studies and has remained in print since its first English publication in 1885. It was written, in German, by a youthful Friedrich Engels, the son of a German industrialist, who was already concerned – even angered – by the conditions he saw inflicted …

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John Woolf – The Wonders

The Wonders is a radical new history of the Victorian age: meet the forgotten and extraordinary freak performers whose talents and disabilities helped define an era.

Charles River Editors – The Collapse of the Soviet Union: The History of the USSR Under Mikhail Gorbachev

The Cold War moved into one of its most dangerous phases after Brezhnevs death as both sides deployed nuclear weapons within alarming proximity in Europe. A NATO exercise, Operation Able Archer, almost led to a Soviet miscalculation, and when the Soviets shot down a South Korean airliner in September 1983, claiming it had strayed into …

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