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The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness, UK Edition

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The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness, UK Edition

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
English | January 2nd, 2020 | ISBN: 1838851410 | 400 pages | EPUB | 11.35 MB

For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness - how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people - sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society - went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd 'proven' themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever.

Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847–1947, UK Edition

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Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847–1947, UK Edition

Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847–1947, UK Edition by Norman Lebrecht
English | October 10th, 2019 | ISBN: 1786076675 | 432 pages | EPUB | 3.41 MB

Marx, Freud, Proust, Einstein, Bernhardt and Kafka. Between the middle of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries a few dozen men and women changed the way we see the world. But many have vanished from our collective memory despite their enduring importance in our daily lives. Without Karl Landsteiner, for instance, there would be no blood transfusions or major surgery. Without Paul Ehrlich no chemotherapy. Without Siegfried Marcus no motor car. Without Rosalind Franklin genetic science would look very different. Without Fritz Haber there would not be enough food to sustain life on earth.

The Emerald Planet: How plants changed Earth's history (Oxford Landmark Science)

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The Emerald Planet: How plants changed Earth's history (Oxford Landmark Science)

The Emerald Planet: How plants changed Earth's history (Oxford Landmark Science) by David Beerling
English | May 12th, 2017 | ISBN: 0198798326 | 406 pages | EPUB | 7.03 MB

Plants have profoundly moulded the Earth's climate and the evolutionary trajectory of life. Far from being 'silent witnesses to the passage of time', plants are dynamic components of our world, shaping the environment throughout history as much as that environment has shaped them. In The Emerald Planet, David Beerling puts plants centre stage, revealing the crucial role they have played in driving global changes in the environment, in recording hidden facets of Earth's history, and in helping us to predict its future. His account draws together evidence from fossil plants, from experiments with their living counterparts, and from computer models of the 'Earth System', to illuminate the history of our planet and its biodiversity.

Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life

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Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life

Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life by John O'Connell
English | November 14th, 2019 | ISBN: 1526605805 | 240 pages | EPUB | 2.89 MB

Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life – a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange, the Iliad to the Beano, these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was.

The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

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The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History by Kassia St. Clair
English | November 12th, 2019 | ISBN: 1631494805 | 368 pages | EPUB | 4.34 MB

A Sunday Times (UK) Book of the Year
Shortlisted • Society of Authors' Somerset Maugham Award
A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

Lincoln's Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24–April 8, 1865

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Lincoln's Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24–April 8, 1865

Lincoln's Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24–April 8, 1865 by Noah Andre Trudeau
English | February 20th, 2019 | ISBN: 1611213266 | 360 pages | EPUB | 20.76 MB

From a New York Times–bestselling author, "a vivid account of Lincoln's sixteen days at the front in Virginia" (James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom).

Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America

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Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America

Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America by Sherrod Brown
English | November 5th, 2019 | ISBN: 0374138214 | 368 pages | EPUB | 1.53 MB

Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Ohio's Sherrod Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a proud history. In Desk 88, he tells the story of eight of the Senators who were there before him. Despite their flaws and frequent setbacks, each made a decisive contribution to the creation of a more just America. They range from Hugo Black, who helped to lift millions of American workers out of poverty, to Robert F. Kennedy, whose eyes were opened by an undernourished Mississippi child and who then spent the rest of his life afflicting the comfortable.

Rain Comin' Down: Water, Memory and Identity in a Changed World

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Rain Comin' Down: Water, Memory and Identity in a Changed World

Rain Comin' Down: Water, Memory and Identity in a Changed World by Robert William Sandford
English | October 1st, 2019 | ISBN: 1771603178 | 360 pages | EPUB | 1.61 MB

From one of the world's foremost authorities on the connections between water, landscape, and our changing climate comes an intimate and literary look at what drives one man's obsession with the world's most precious resource.

Tap Code: The Epic Survival Tale of a Vietnam POW and the Secret Code That Changed Everything

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Tap Code: The Epic Survival Tale of a Vietnam POW and the Secret Code That Changed Everything

Tap Code: The Epic Survival Tale of a Vietnam POW and the Secret Code That Changed Everything by Carlyle S. Harris, Sara W. Berry
English | November 5th, 2019 | ISBN: 0310359112 | 256 pages | EPUB | 12.23 MB

Tap Code shares never-before-told details of underground operations during the Vietnam War while weaving in an inspiring story of true love, honor, and courage as husband and wife endured the hardest circumstances they had ever faced.

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History

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Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade
English | November 5th, 2019 | ISBN: 0525540539, 0593152271 | 416 pages | EPUB | 33.12 MB

The heart-stopping story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.

Most Valuable: How Sidney Crosby Became the Best Player in Hockey's Greatest Era and Changed the Game Forever

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Most Valuable: How Sidney Crosby Became the Best Player in Hockey's Greatest Era and Changed the Game Forever

Most Valuable: How Sidney Crosby Became the Best Player in Hockey's Greatest Era and Changed the Game Forever by Gare Joyce
English | October 29th, 2019 | ISBN: 0735237921 | 352 pages | EPUB | 12.68 MB

This hockey generation's brightest talent has been plagued by concussions. Now, the very style of play that has brought Crosby such success may be heralding the end of his career.

Written in History: Letters That Changed the World

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Written in History: Letters That Changed the World

Written in History: Letters That Changed the World by Simon Sebag Montefiore
English | October 15th, 2019 | ISBN: 1984898167, 147460918X | 336 pages | EPUB (True/Retail Copy) | 6.64 MB

Outstanding selection of great letters from ancient times to the 21st century, touching on power, love, art, sex, faith, and war.

Sitcommentary: Television Comedies That Changed America

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Sitcommentary: Television Comedies That Changed America

Sitcommentary: Television Comedies That Changed America by Mark A. Robinson
English | October 15th, 2019 | ISBN: 1538114194 | 240 pages | EPUB | 5.47 MB

From I Love Lucy to Blackish, sitcoms have often paved the way for social change.

From the Basement: A History of Emo Music and How It Changed Society

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From the Basement: A History of Emo Music and How It Changed Society

From the Basement: A History of Emo Music and How It Changed Society by Taylor Markarian, Natasha Van Duser
English | October 15th, 2019 | ISBN: 164250114X | 226 pages | EPUB | 21.14 MB

A Look at the History of the Emo and Indie Music Era

The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain: How Emme the Australian Terrier Changed My Life When I Needed It Most

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The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain: How Emme the Australian Terrier Changed My Life When I Needed It Most

The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain: How Emme the Australian Terrier Changed My Life When I Needed It Most by Rick Crandall, Joseph Cosgriff
English | October 8th, 2019 | ISBN: 0757322689 | 256 pages | EPUB | 22.90 MB

The uplifting story of two unlikely mountaineers: a man in late middle age and a fearless pint-sized pup who, together, scale Colorado's highest peaks.