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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This eye-opening book delves into the subtle art of "uncommunication," revealing the vital life skills needed to succeed in the world by not always saying what you mean. From politics to business, learn how to sidestep life's realities and master the fine art of avoiding blame while stealing credit. With wit and razor-sharp insights, this book is a treasure trove of knowledge on how to navigate the murky waters of modern society.
Would v much recommend people read @RobDotHutton’s truly excellent book on political language and how politicians can deny something without technically lying. – source
Discover the plants that have shaped human civilization in Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History. This beautifully presented guide features concise descriptions and elegant botanical illustrations of plants like rice, tea, and tobacco, as well as those with lesser-known stories, such as agave, pineapple, and sweet pea. Learn how these plants have been used for food, medicine, industry, and even execution. Delve into the fascinating histories of these fifty plants and gain a unique perspective on both botanical and human history.
@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
Experience the unimaginable work and challenges of a surgeon volunteering in some of the most dangerous conflict zones for over 25 years. Follow his extraordinary journey as he performs life-saving surgeries in places like Sarajevo and Aleppo, with minimal resources and under extreme conditions. War Doctor is a captivating blend of personal memoir, nonfiction thriller, and medical insight that sheds light on the human cost of war.
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
This riveting true espionage story follows Oleg Gordievsky, a top-ranking Russian intelligence officer who ultimately became a crucial asset for MI6 in the twilight years of the Cold War. As tensions escalate between the US and USSR, Gordievsky's revelations help the West foil numerous intelligence plots and avert nuclear disaster. But as the CIA becomes obsessed with discovering his identity, Gordievsky's world grows increasingly dangerous. Ben Macintyre's masterful storytelling that will keep readers on the edge of their seat until the gripping conclusion.
@holland_tom @BenMacintyre1 Oh it’s a brilliant book isn’t it. Another one I was sad to finish. – source
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