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Isabel Hardman is an English political journalist and the assistant editor of The Spectator. In 2015, she was named Journalist of the Year at the Political Studies Association's annual awards.
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Would They Lie to You?
How to Spin Friends and Manipulate People
Robert Hutton - 2015-05-01
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'The irresistible vade mecum of every prangmeister and cock-up artist.'Boris Johnson, Mayor of London How do you apologise when you're not sorry? Where can you make a fortune out of pretending to know the future? What's the best way to steal credit and avoid blame? Revealing the subtle art of 'uncommunication', Would They Lie to You? is a treasure ...
Isabel Hardman
Would v much recommend people read @RobDotHutton’s truly excellent book on political language and how politicians can deny something without technically lying.      source
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Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History
Bill Laws - 2015-07-30 (first published in 2010)
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"This book will mesmerize plant-lovers and non-gardeners alike." --American Gardener"This marvelous collection of tales deserves to be read and enjoyed." --Chicago Botanic GardenFifty Plants that Changed the Course of History is a beautifully presented guide to the plants that have had the greatest impact on human civilization. Entries feature a de...
Isabel Hardman
@MagnificentZio @DPJHodges In many respects it functions as a museum of plants. Another good book to read is 50 Plants That Changed The Course of History - that sets them in the context of politics, economics and indeed conflict.      source
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War Doctor
Surgery on the Front Line
David Nott - 2019-01-01
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For more than 25 years, surgeon David Nott has volunteered in some of the worlds most dangerous conflict zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993 to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out lifesaving operations in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major metropolitan hospital. He is n...
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Bit rubbish at recommending books but have recently finished a few which are worth your while. 1. War Doctor by David Nott @NottFoundation. My god this book will move you and teach you. I find the medical world fascinating and loved the accounts of surgical procedures...      source
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The Spy and the Traitor
The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
Ben MacIntyre - 2019-08-06 (first published in 2018)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War. "The best true spy story I have ever read."--JOHN LE CARR� If anyone could be considered a Russian counter...
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@holland_tom @BenMacintyre1 Oh it’s a brilliant book isn’t it. Another one I was sad to finish.      source