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Duncan Weldon

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Duncan Weldon is a former political advisor and journalist. He was appointed as BBC Newsnight's Economics and Business editor in 2014. Weldon joined the Labour Party at age 18.
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The Holy Roman Empire
A Thousand Years of Europe's History
Peter H. Wilson - 2016-02-29
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Discover the millennium-long history of the Holy Roman Empire, an ancient entity that shaped the heart of Europe from its founding by Charlemagne to its destruction by Napoleon. In this ambitious book, Peter H. Wilson explores the Empire's impact on modern European states, from Germany to the Czech Republic, and its role in countless wars. Rather than a chronological account, Wilson conveys why the Empire was so important and how it evolved, touching on political and military power, diplomacy, and European civilization. The legacy of the Empire continues to influence Europe today.
Duncan Weldon
@femboy_swift That and his Holy Roman Empire book are both just superb.      fuente
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The Thirty Years War
Europe’s Tragedy
Peter H. Wilson - 2009-01-01
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This book tells the story of the Thirty Years War, a brutal conflict that devastated seventeenth-century Europe and killed nearly a quarter of all Germans. From the sack of Magdeburg to the Dutch revolt, Peter H. Wilson chronicles the sweeping narrative of war's end that created modern Europe, but at what price? Wilson's masterful account offers a major reassessment and understanding of this epic conflict that is essential for comprehending modern European history.
Duncan Weldon
@femboy_swift That and his Holy Roman Empire book are both just superb.      fuente
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Yo quiero mi sombrero
Jon Klassen - 2011-09-27
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A bear searches for his missing hat in the bestselling, multiple award-winning picture book debut of Jon Klassen. A bear has lost his hat. What if he never sees it again? WAIT! He has seen his hat ... In his bestselling debut picture book, the multiple award-winning Jon Klassen, illustrator of 'This Is Not My Hat' and 'Sam and Dave Dig a Hole', tells the story of a bear who's hat has gone. And he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no (some more elaborately than others). But just as he begins to lose hope, lying flat on his back in despair, a deer comes by and asks a rather obvious question that suddenly sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance... Told completely in dialogue, this quirky, hilarious, read-aloud tale plays out in sly illustrations brimming with visual humour and winks at the reader who will be thrilled to be in on the joke.
Duncan Weldon
@tomjrowley @BackstoryLdn Best children’s book for younger kids (under 3) is Peepo! Best for slightly older (say 4-6) is I Want My Hat Back. Which is darkly comic and gorgeously illustrated.      fuente
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Allan Ahlberg - 1997-09-01 (publicado por primera vez en 1981)
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This beloved classic for babies and toddlers takes readers through a day in the life of a baby with charm and ingenuity. A unique feature of the book is a series of holes on each page, giving a glimpse of what's to come. Parents and children alike adore this timeless read-aloud favorite.
Duncan Weldon
@tomjrowley @BackstoryLdn Best children’s book for younger kids (under 3) is Peepo! Best for slightly older (say 4-6) is I Want My Hat Back. Which is darkly comic and gorgeously illustrated.      fuente
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Russia Against Napoleon
The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace
Dominic Lieven - 2009-10-01
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Discover the untold story of Napoleon's defeat from the Russian perspective in this groundbreaking masterpiece. Historian Dominic Lieven draws from never-before-seen documents to challenge conventional wisdom and offer new insights into the epic battles, diplomatic exchanges, and rise of Russia as Europe's liberator. A riveting narrative with rich detail, this book is essential for any history buff.
Duncan Weldon
This really is an exceptionally good book. On my second read.      fuente
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Political Economy and the Labour Party
The Economics of Democratic Socialism 1884-2005
Noel Thompson - 2006-04-28 (publicado por primera vez en 1996)
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Explore the rich tradition of British socialist political economy and its influence on the Labour Party with this award-winning book. From the Fabianism of the Webbs to Tony Blair's Third Way, learn how different ideologies have shaped Labour's economic policies since 1900. Discover how political economies engage with capitalism and influence policymaking. This updated edition assesses the current character of Labour's political economy and is a must-read for students of political and economic thought, as well as those interested in the history of Britain.
Duncan Weldon
@jamestplunkett Some excellent books in those suggestions. I quite like this, which isn’t exactly what you want but is in the right ballpark.      fuente
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The Storyteller
Historias de vida y música
Dave Grohl - 2021-10-05
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So, I've written a book. Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ("It's a piece of cake! Just do 4 hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!") I have decided to write these stories just as I have always done, in my own hand. The joy that I have felt from chronicling these tales is not unlike listening back to a song that I've recorded and can't wait to share with the world, or reading a primitive journal entry from a stained notebook, or even hearing my voice bounce between the Kiss posters on my wall as a child. This certainly doesn't mean that I'm quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it's like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, walking through life while living out the crazy dreams I had as young musician. From hitting the road with Scream at 18 years old, to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards or dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, drumming for Tom Petty or meeting Sir Paul McCartney at Royal Albert Hall, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to flying halfway around the world for one epic night with my daughters…the list goes on. I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement.
Duncan Weldon
The Storyteller by Dave Grohl. He’s not only the nicest man in music, he also knows how to craft a narrative.      fuente
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Sharpe's Assassin
Richard Sharpe and the Occupation of Paris, 1815
Bernard Cornwell - 2021-12-07
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"Sharpe's Assassin" by Bernard Cornwell features his iconic hero, Richard Sharpe, a man with a reputation as an outsider, hero, and rogue. Sharpe is dispatched to Paris, where he must navigate the dangerous maze of the city streets to search for a spy and defeat a lethal assassin. As Napoleon's army may be defeated, another enemy, a secretive group of revolutionaries, lies waiting in the shadows, intent on revenge. Sharpe is the one man you want on your side when the odds seem impossible.
Duncan Weldon
Sharpe’s Assassin by Bernard Cornwell. No apologies. I like the Sharpe books. And getting a new one was a real treat.      fuente
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The Verge
Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World
Patrick Wyman - 2021-07-20
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Discover the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530, a period that marked a turning point for both European and world history. The Verge explores world-altering implications of various developments in the short- and long-term. Author Patrick Wyman tells this story through the lives of ten real people, illustrating how their lives set the stage for an unprecedented globalized future. Learn about the foundations of our modern world and how they came into being. The Verge provides a nuanced look at the West's rise to global dominance.
Duncan Weldon
The Verge by @Patrick_Wyman. Just a superb political, social & economic history of a few key decades around 1500. And written - in a good way - like a thriller.      fuente
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El nacimiento de un nuevo mundo
Historia de la Revolución francesa
Jeremy Popkin - 2019-12-10
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Los principios de la Revolución francesa siguen siendo la única base posible para una sociedad justa, incluso si, después de más de doscientos años, son más controvertidos que nunca. En El nacimiento de un nuevo mundo, Jeremy D. Popkin ofrece un relato fascinante de la revolución que coloca al lector en el meollo de los debates y la violencia que condujo al derrocamiento de la monarquía y al establecimiento de una nueva sociedad. Conocemos a Mirabeau, Robespierre y Danton, en toda su brillantez y ánimo de venganza; presenciamos la fuga fallida y la ejecución de Luis XVI; vemos mujeres exigiendo igualdad de derechos y esclavos negros arrancando su libertad a revolucionarios que dudaban en actuar según sus propios principios; y asistimos al surgimiento de Napoleón de las cenizas del Reino del Terror. Basado en décadas de estudios, A New World Begins se erigirá como el libro definitivo sobre la Revolución francesa y el inicio del mundo en que vivimos.
Duncan Weldon
A New World Begins by Jeremy Popkin. Best - and most comprehensive - single volume history of the French Revolution I’ve read.      fuente
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Britain at Bay by Alan Allport
Arts and Minds by Anton Howes
Emperor by Geoffrey Parker
Crash by Adam Tooze
The Rise and Fall of the British Nation by David Edgerton
American Ulysses by Ronald C. White
How the War Was Won by Phillips Payson O'Brien
The Brothers York by Thomas Penn
Sonámbulos by Christopher Clark
Vermeer's Hat by Timothy Brook
Empire by Dominic Lieven
The Bayonets Of The Republic by John A Lynn
Patria by Robert Harris