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PROFILE BOOKS AUTUMN 2018


2017 was the year of speaking out – and seeing what a difference our voices could make. It was the year people took to the streets for demonstrations and protests, that young voters derailed a Tory landslide in the UK and that we finally started discussing Women & Power in the same sentence. But 2018 is a new year, and let’s not fool ourselves our job here is done. Profile has always been proud to publish books written with courage and conviction and this season is no exception. So, we’re rolling up our sleeves for Francis Fukuyama’s sharp analysis of divisive political narratives in Identity, and tuning in for Oliver Bullough’s exposé of how the super-rich corrupted our democracies in Moneyland. Mary Beard and David Olusoga are standing by with fresh takes on global history in Civilisations, and Norman Stone’s Hungary serves up forensic analysis of the despots, dictatorships and democratic disasters that have littered European history. Of course, speaking out is no good if what you have to say is offensive, untrue and downright incoherent. Diplomacy is a non-starter without basic linguistic skills, so we’ll be hoping President Trump picks up a copy of Babel, Gaston Dorren’s guide to the world’s most-spoken languages. Fingers crossed that 2018 is the year that liars, bullies and bigots everywhere get their comeuppance – and if we find it hard to suppress a smirk at their downfall, Tiffany Watt Smith’s short and spirited defence of Schadenfreude is on hand to reassure you, that’s only human. Happy reading! ANDREW FRANKLIN PUBLISHER

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Civilisations First Contact & The Cult of Progress Companion to the 2018 BBC series CIVILISATIONS Oscar Wilde said ‘Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.’ Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga travels the world to piece together the shared histories that link nations.

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David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian and television presenter, most recently A House Through Time. He is the author of three books; The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism, The World’s War and most recently Black and British: A Forgotten History, which won the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize and LongmanHistory Today Award.


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Civilisations How Do We Look & The Eye of Faith Companion to the 2018 BBC series CIVILISATIONS The idea of ‘civilisation’ has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big question of how people – from prehistory to the present day – have depicted themselves and others, both human and divine. In Part One, Beard examines how the human figure was portrayed in some of the earliest art in the world – from the gigantic stone heads carved by the Olmec of Central America to the statues and pottery of the ancient Greeks. In Part Two, Beard turns to the relationship between art and religion. For centuries, religion has inspired art: from the Hindu temple at Angkor Wat to the exquisite calligraphy of Islamic mosques. But making the divine visible in the human world has never been simple. All religions have wrestled with idolatry and iconoclasm, destroying art as well as creating it. Distinguished historian Mary Beard explores how art has shaped, and been shaped by, the people who created it. How have we looked at these images? And why have they sometimes been so contentious?

Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the classics editor of the TLS. She has world-wide academic acclaim. Her previous books include the bestselling, Wolfson Prizewinning Pompeii, The Parthenon, Confronting the Classics, SPQR and most recently Women & Power. Her blog A Don’s Life has been collected in two volumes.

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Moneyland Where the Rich Go to Escape Our Democracy Why the world is ruled by thieves – and how to take it back From the ruins of Kiev to the Bond-villain lairs of Knightsbridge and Central Park, something has gone wrong with the system of the world. Join investigative journalist Oliver Bullough on a journey into Civilisation the universe of (note the lawless, super–rich, Kenneth Clark’s 1969 BBC series the stateless singular) is where third-world kleptocrats rub shoulders with perhaps the most celebrated terror documentary seriesofever made for financiers, captains industry and western of state.patrician to the exclusion television. But it was entirely ofheads its time:

of women, western to the exclusion of institutions all other of cultures and Learn how the the United States and Europe have become money-laundering operations, dogmatic to the exclusion of other ideas. Now, here are two new climbing over one another in a scramble to sell off books from Mary Beard and two from David Olusoga to coincide the foundations of their own stability. Discover the true cost of being open for business, no matter with a major new documentary series from the BBC on global the customer. Meet the dictators. Meet their awful children. find out how activists around the world civilisations. These short books areAnd extraordinarily ambitious, are fighting to put the genie of unlimited power plus exploring different themes inzero theresponsibility universalback histories of art and in its bottle. culture. Finally, for the twenty-first century, there is a far bigger, more intriguing and open-ended series of ideas to be explored.

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Oliver Bullough is the author of two non-fiction books about Russian history and politics: The Last Man in Russia and Let Our Fame Be Great.


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Identity The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment A provocative examination of modern identity politics In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American and global institutions were at risk of being captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of political outsiders whose authoritarian tendencies threaten to destabilise the international order. These populist nationalists seek direct connection to ‘the people’, usually defined in narrow terms. The universal recognition on which liberal democracy is based has been increasingly challenged by restrictive recognition based on nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity or gender, which have resulted in the upsurge of politicised Islam, the fractious environment of college campuses, and the emergence of white nationalism. Identity is a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we doom ourselves to continual conflict. Francis Fukuyama is a professor at Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies. He has previously taught at Johns Hopkins University and at George Mason University. Fukuyama was a researcher at the RAND Corporation and served as the Deputy Director for the State Department’s Policy planning staff.

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Dramatic Exchanges The Lives and Letters of the National Theatre Correspondence between the most celebrated actors, directors and playwrights of the past fifty years There has always been as much drama offstage as on at the National Theatre, and much of it is to be found in the letters, telegrams and colourful postcards of its main players. This book brings together the most inspiring, dramatic and amusing correspondence from the life of Britain’s most beloved theatre: from Laurence Olivier’s gracious rejection letters to Peter Hall’s combative memos; from Helen Mirren’s impassioned defence of theatrical innovation to a Tory politician’s brutal telegram damning a play; from fantastical good-luck missives to long conspiratorial letters. Together, they reveal the stories behind some of the most daring, lavish, triumphant and disastrous productions in the theatre’s history, including Amadeus, The History Boys and War Horse - as well as the occasional disaster. A rich collection of correspondence like no other, this book offers a fascinating and celebratory look at the world of theatre and beyond.

Daniel Rosenthal has written on theatre and film for The Times, Independent and Observer, and his previous books include the award-winning The National Theatre Story, and 100 Shakespeare Films. He has chaired thirty National Theatre Platforms and was Associate Producer of the BBC Four Arena documentaries on the National Theatre.

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The Art of Logic Making Sense in a World that Doesn’t A survival guide for the post-truth world using the timeless methods of logic, from the Royal Society Prize shortlisted mathematician Emotions are powerful. In newspaper headlines and on social media, they have become the primary way of understanding the world. But strong feelings make it more difficult to see the reality behind the rhetoric. In The Art of Logic, Eugenia Cheng shows how mathematical logic can help us see things more clearly – and know when politicians and companies are trying to mislead us. First, Cheng explains how to use black-and-white logic to illuminate the world around us, giving us new insight into thorny political questions like public healthcare, Black Lives Matter and Brexit. Then she explains how logic and emotions, used side-by-side, can help us be both more rational individuals, and also live more thoughtfully. Clear-sighted, revelatory and filled with useful real-life examples of logic and illogic at work, The Art of Logic is an essential guide to decoding modern life. Eugenia Cheng is Honorary Fellow in Pure Mathematics

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at the University of Sheffield and Scientist in Residence at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of How to Bake Pi and Beyond Infinity, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Royal Society Science Book Prize.

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Gloucester Crescent Me, My Dad and Other Grown-Ups Growing up amid the most brilliant intellectuals of a generation Gloucester Crescent is a leafy street in Camden. Unremarkable in many ways, unless you notice the lady in the van parked outside one house, and the famous-looking residents crossing the road ... which you wouldn’t if you were just one of the local children who played there every day. Written through the eyes of a growing child, this is the story of a family and their circle of friends who all lived in one of London’s most iconic streets in the 60s, 70s and 80s. It captures an extraordinary time in Britain’s cultural history – and provides a hitherto unseen portrait of some of the brightest minds of a generation – but it also tells the funny, tender and moving story of a young boy struggling to find his own identity. We follow William through an extraordinary ordinary childhood, from sitting exams in the shadow of a brilliant father, to watching the moon landing with a room full of comedians. Gloucester Cresent is absorbing, hilarious and at times heartbreaking.

William Miller is a television producer and media executive. He has been Nigella Lawson’s business partner, and has worked with Louis Theroux, Kirsty Allsopp and Phil Spencer. In 2009 William returned to Gloucester Crescent where he now lives, three doors from his parents, with his wife and two teenage daughters.

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Darwin’s Most Wonderful Plants Darwin’s Botany Today A rediscovery of Darwin the revolutionary botanist Most of us think of Darwin at work on The Beagle, taking inspiration for his theory of evolution from his travels in the Galapagos. But Darwin published his Origin of Species nearly thirty years after his voyages, and most of his labours in that time were focused on experimenting with and observing plants. He was particularly interested in carnivorous and climbing plants, and in pollination and the evolution of flowers. Ken Thompson sees Darwin as a revolutionary botanist whose observations and theories are often only now being confirmed by high-tech modern research. Like Darwin, Thompson is fascinated and amazed by the powers of plants – particularly their Triffid-like aspects of movement, hunting and ‘plant intelligence’. This is a much-needed book that re-establishes Darwin as a pioneering botanist, whose close observations of plants were crucial to his theories of evolution.

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Ken Thompson is a plant biologist

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with a keen interest in the science of gardening. He writes and lectures extensively and has written five gardening books, including Compost and No Nettles Required, as well as books on biodiversity (Do We Need Pandas?) and invasive species (Where Do Camels Belong?).


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Living with Buildings Health & architecture A groundbreaking exploration of how architecture affects our health from one of Britain’s finest writers Buildings shape our lives and our health. They affect how we sleep, work, socialise and even breathe. They can isolate us, make us sick or put us in danger, but they can also heal. We, in turn, make our buildings an extension of ourselves: our hopes, fears and vanities. The structures we choose to inhabit absorb our histories and leave traces for future generations to read. In Living With Buildings Iain Sinclair embarks on a series of journeys – through London, Marseilles, the Outer Hebrides and Sweden – to explore the conflicted relationship between sickness and structure. He investigates the connection between art, architecture, social planning and health, and considers the notion that we refine our own pathologies until we locate the buildings in which to place them. A father and his daughter, who suffers from a rare syndrome, return to the estate where they once lived. A whalebone box, a fetish made for contemplation of mortality, is carried back to the Isle of Harris with unexpected consequences. Part travelogue, part polemic, part poem, Living With Buildings brings Sinclair’s writing to new and exciting places. Living with Buildings accompanies a major Wellcome Collection exhibition.

Iain Sinclair was born in South Wales and lives, walks and writes in East London. His books include Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Prize), Lights Out for the Territory, London Orbital, Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, American Smoke and The Last London.

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Body of Essays Great writers get under the skin Leading authors tackle different body parts in this squeamish and surprising collection accompanying a BBC radio series Buried beneath layers of flesh, our hearts pump, our lungs inflate, our kidneys filter. These organs, and others, are essential to our survival but remain largely unknown to us. And yet they all have stories to tell. And who better to tell them than fifteen of the world’s finest writers? Working with medical experts, each writer has chosen a different organ: Naomi Alderman unravels the intestines and our obsession with food and digestion; AL Kennedy gets inside the nose and our sense of smell; Philip Kerr traces the development of brain surgery; and Ned Beauman argues that the appendix might not be as useless as we think. Published to accompany Radio 3’s Body of Essays series, the pieces have never before appeared in print. The human stomach, we discover, contains as many brain cells as a cat has in its head. The lungs weigh about the same as a loaf of bread. A traumatic memory can show itself on the skin. Moving, comical and endlessly fascinating, Body of Essays is an unforgettable voyage through the mysterious landscape of our anatomy. £12.99 224pp B-format hardback ISBN: 978 1 78816 095 7 eISBN­: 978 1 78283 467 0 Essays, Popular Science, Health October 2018 World Tr US 12

Featuring writing from Naomi Alderman, AL Kennedy, Ned Beauman, William Fiennes, Philip Kerr, Mark Ravenhill, Annie Freud, Daljit Nagra, Christina Patterson, Chibundo Onuzo, Thomas Lynch, Patrick McGuinness, Kayo Chingonyi, Abi Curtis and Imtiaz Dharker.


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Schadenfreude The joy of another’s misfortune A hilarious quest to understand life’s ultimate guilty pleasure – in a beautiful gift package

Times I have felt pleased that things went wrong for others: 1: Watching my over-confident boss botch his fancy PowerPoint presentation 2. Catching an ‘urban unicyclist’ nearly colliding with a parked car 3: My effortlessly attractive friend getting dumped Schadenfreude – enjoying the failures of others – is an all-too-familiar feeling. It has perplexed philosophers and psychologists for centuries but, what with polarised politics, Twitter trolls and ‘sidebars of shame’, we’re now said to be living in the ‘Age of Schadenfreude’. But why can it be so much fun to witness another’s distress? And what, if anything, should we do about it? Historian of emotions Tiffany Watt Smith offers expert insight and advice. Ranging from Nietzsche to Homer Simpson, investigating the latest scientific research, and collecting outrageous confessions on the way, she argues that Schadenfreude can reveal profound truths about our relationships and our sense of ourselves. Frank, warm and laugh-out-loud funny, Schadenfreude makes the case for thinking afresh about this much-maligned emotion.

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of The Book of Human Emotions. She is a research fellow at the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions, and was also a 2014 BBC New Generation Thinker. She lives in London.

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Strange Meeting A story of love and loss in wartime

Returning to his battalion in France after a period of medical leave in England, John Hilliard, a young officer, finds his division almost unrecognisable. His commanding officer is an alcoholic, there is a new adjutant, and several of his close friends have been killed. But then there is David Barton. As yet untouched and unsullied by war; fresh-faced and radiating charm. As the pair approach the front line, bloodied by the deaths of their fellow soldiers, their friendship deepens. But as the reality of the violence sets in, the men know that they will soon be separated ... A poignant novel on human love as war and the pity of war.

Susan Hill is a singular figure in English letters. She has won the Somerset Maugham, John Llewellyn Rhys and Whitbread awards and she has been shortlisted for the Booker prize. Her literary memoirs Howards End Is on The Landing and Jacob’s Room Is Full of Books are both published by Profile.

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Hungary A Short History Hungary for academics and travellers alike Hungary has a fascinating and complicated history. Norman Stone, pre-eminent historian of central Europe, traces its roots to the nationalist movements of the nineteenth century, the revolutions of 1848, the economy of Buda and Pest and the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire. When Hungary was born in 1918, it was one-third the size of the twin-headed Austro-Hungarian empire. Like Germany, Hungary suffered economic collapse and inflation followed by fascist dictatorships, only ended by brutal Nazi occupation. Post-war optimism ended when the Iron Curtain came down: the lies of Soviet Communism were most clearly revealed by the tanks rolling into Budapest in 1956 to put down the uprising. In 1989 the Berlin Wall fell; since then, a patchy story of economic growth and democracy – though the future looks uncertain. It is an extraordinary story, told with aplomb, verve and wit, by the only man who could have written it.

Norman Stone is one of Britain’s greatest historians. He was until recently professor of European history at Bilkent University, having been professor of modern history at Oxford. His works include The Eastern Front, 1914–1917 (winner of the Wolfson Prize), Europe Transformed and The Atlantic and Its Enemies.

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Tales from the Dead of Night Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories Classic ghost stories from the world’s best authors

From a beautiful antique that gives its owner a show he’d rather forget, to a ‘ghost detective’ whose exorcism goes horribly wrong and a sinister masked ball which has one too many guests, these ghost stories of supernatural terror are guaranteed to make you shiver, thrill and look under the bed tonight. From rural England to colonial India, in haunted mansions and under modern electric lighting, these master storytellers unfold spinetinglers which pull back the veil of everyday life to reveal the nightmares which lurk just out of sight. And as you’d expect from these writers, the stories are more than simply frightening. They’re also disquieting exposures of mortality, loneliness and the human capacity for both evil and remorse.

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Contains writing by: Ruth Rendell, M. R. James, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, E. F. Benson, E. Nesbit, Saki, W. W. Jacobs, W. F. Harvey, Hugh Walpole, Chico Kidd and L. P. Hartley.


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A Very Murderous Christmas Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season We wish you a very murderous Christmas ... The Christmas season is one of comfort and joy, sparkling lights, and steam rising from cups of mulled wine at frosty carol services. A season of goodwill to all men as families and friends come together to forget their differences and celebrate the year together. Unless, of course, you happen to be harbouring a grudge. Or hiding a secret. Or you want something so much you just have to have it - whatever the cost. In A Very Murderous Christmas, ten of the best classic crime writers come together to unleash festive havoc, with murder, mayhem and twists aplenty. Following Murder on Christmas Eve and Murder Under the Christmas Tree, this is the perfect accompaniment to a mince pie and a roaring fire. Just make sure you’re really, truly alone ...

Cecily Gayford studied English at the University of Oxford, where she wrote her thesis on the ‘golden age’ detective stories of the 1930s and 40s. Now a commissioning editor, she has worked at Profile Books for six years.

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Babel Around the World in Twenty Languages A quirky language-lover’s tour of the world If you were to master the twenty languages discussed in Babel, you could chat to more than half the world’s population. Gaston Dorren delves deep into the linguistic oddities and extraordinary stories of these global tongues, tracing their origins and sometimes bloody rise to greatness. He deciphers their bewildering array of scripts, presents the gems and gaps in their vocabularies and charts their coinages and loans. He explains their grammars, which order their speakers’ worldview but often appear bafflingly complex to outsiders. Learn why Russian has no word for blue, how Turkish stopped borrowing words, and why Arabic is possibly the hardest global language to learn. Consider the difficulties of having four forms for ‘I’ as in Vietnamese, and the questions that arise from the way Tamil pronouns keep humans and deities apart. Babel will change the way you look at the world and how it speaks. Gaston Dorren is author of the £12.99 304pp B-format hardback ISBN: 978 1 78125 640 4 eISBN­: 978 1 78283 250 8 Language November 2018 WxUSAC Tr 18

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bestselling Lingo and contributes regularly to Onze Taal, the popular linguistics magazine. He speaks Dutch, Limburgish, English, German and Spanish, and reads French, Afrikaans, Frisian, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Luxembourgish and Esperanto. For this book, he also learnt Thai.


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The Invisible Emperor Napoleon on Elba An intimate encounter with one of the most influential people ever to live Few historical figures are as well known as Napoleon Bonaparte, and yet the Emperor’s ten-month exile on the small island of Elba is virtually unexplored. Now, for the first time, we have a window into this critical moment when the most powerful man on Earth turns defeat into one final challenge. A close character study mixed with a world-shaking drama, The Invisible Emperor shows Napoleon as he’s never before been seen: heart-broken husband, civil engineer, interior decorator, gardener and spy master. It shows a man at his nadir rise up against the global odds to build a miniature island empire, turn his two greatest foes into his closest confidantes, and return to France without firing a single shot.

Mark Braude is a lecturer in modern European history at Stanford and the author of Making Monte Carlo (Simon & Schuster)

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Trust Me, I’m Lying Confessions of a Media Manipulator The book that predicted fake news, revised and updated Recently, fake news has become real news, making headlines as its consequences become obvious in political upsets and global turmoil. But it’s not new - you’ve seen it all before. A malicious online rumour costs companies millions. Politically motivated ‘fake news’ stories are planted and disseminated to influence elections. Anonymous sources become national conversation. What you don’t know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like Ryan Holiday: a media manipulator. Holiday wrote this book to explain how media manipulators work, how to spot their fingerprints, how to fight them, and how (if you must) to emulate their tactics. Why is he giving away these secrets? Because he’s tired of a world where trolls hijack debates, marketers help write the news, reckless journalists spread lies, and no one is accountable for any of it. He’s pulling back the curtain because it’s time everyone understood how these things really work.

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Ryan Holiday is a bestselling author and media strategist. His creative agency, Brass Check, has advised clients including Google, Neil Strauss, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss. He is the author of six books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, The Daily Stoic and Perennial Seller.


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Conspiracy Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue Behind the scenes of the case that rocked the media world In 2007, a short blog post on a site owned by Gawker Media, outed the enigmatic Facebook and PayPal billionaire Peter Thiel as gay. In 2016, Gawker was forced to declare bankruptcy after a $140 million dollar judgment in a Florida court over an illegally recorded sex tape of Hulk Hogan with his best friend’s wife. These two seemingly unrelated events were in fact the bookends of a nearly decade-long plot masterminded by Thiel. It had been one of the most covered and surreal legal cases in history and no one had suspected a thing. This conspiracy and its result raised farreaching questions – what would it mean for free speech? For privacy? For culture? In Holiday’s masterful telling of this conspiracy, this case transcends the narrative of how one billionaire took down a media empire. It’s a study in power, strategy, and one of the most ambitious – and successful – plots in recent memory.

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The Bell of Treason The Czech Story of the 1938 Munich Agreement The prelude to World War II presented in a new light On returning from Germany on 30 September 1938 after his agreement with Hitler on Czechoslovakia, Neville Chamberlain spoke to the crowds at 10 Downing Street: ‘My good friends ... I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.’ Winston Churchill commented dryly: ‘We have chosen shame and will get war.’ P. E. Caquet’s history of the events leading to the Munich Agreement and its aftermath is told for the first time from the point of view of the peoples of Czechoslovakia and the many Germans and others (including Thomas Mann) who had taken refuge there from the Nazis. Basing his account on sources including the press, memoirs, private journals, military plans, parliamentary records, film and radio, Caquet presents one of the most shameful episodes in modern European history in a tragic new shape.

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P. E. Caquet is a senior member of Hughes Hall, Cambridge. His University of Cambridge PhD will be published as Diplomatic Mirages. After studying for a BA at Cambridge, he lived for ten years in Prague. He is fluent in Czech, Slovak, French and German.


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Lying for Money How Fraud Makes the World Go Round Financial fraud made simple Financial crime seems horribly complicated, but there are only so many ways in which you can con someone out of what’s theirs. In fact, there are four. A veteran regulatory economist and market analyst, Dan Davies has years of experience picking the bones out of some of the most famous frauds of the modern age. Now he reveals the big picture that emerges from their labyrinths of deceit. Along the way you’ll find out how to fake a gold mine with a wedding ring, a file and a shotgun. You’ll see how close Charles Ponzi, the king of pyramid schemes, came to acquiring his own private navy. You’ll learn how fraud has shaped the entire development of the modern world economy. And you’ll learn whether you have what it takes to be a white-collar criminal mastermind, if that’s what you want to be. (Which you don’t. You really, really don’t.)

Dan Davies is a former regulatory economist at the Bank of England. His career has seen him tackle the LIBOR and FX scandals, the collapse of the Anglo Irish Bank and the Swiss Nazi gold scandal. He has written for the Financial Times and the New Yorker among other publications.

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The Little Book of Yes How to win friends, boost your confidence and persuade others The pocket-sized companion to the international bestseller Yes! that will bring the psychology of persuasion into all areas of your life We all want to hear ‘yes’. So why do we find it so hard to get others to agree? And what can we do to improve our chances? This beautiful pocket-sized volume will become your go-to for ensuring that the world says ‘yes’ to you and your ideas and your requests more. The Little Book of Yes contains twenty-one short essays, each outlining an effective persuasion strategy proven to increase the chances that someone will agree to your request. That someone could be a friend, a colleague, a lover, a manager, a parent, even a stranger. The timeless principles and practical lessons can be used to tackle everyday challenges, from repairing a soured relationship to negotiating a higher fee for your work; from convincing a friend to take action, to building your social network. Full of wisdom from the leaders in influence, this little book is essential reading for any freelancer, manager, entrepreneur, parent or person who wants more from their world. £6.99 112pp 165x115mm ISBN: 978 1 78816 056 8 eISBN­: 978 1 78283 451 9 Management, Self Help August 2018 WxUSAC Exclusive Europe Tr 24

Steve Martin, Noah Goldstein and Robert B. Cialdini are

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Create Space How to manage time and find focus, productivity and success The handbook you need to create space in your busy life Do you feel stressed? Rushed? Overwhelmed? At work, do you feel that you have too much to think about and way too much to do? At home, does it feel any better? Welcome to the modern world. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Through twelve illuminating stories, inspired by his work as an international leadership consultant and executive coach, Derek Draper shows how to create the space you need to take control. Drawing on the best of psychological and behavioural thinking, each story contains models and tools that have been used successfully in top organisations to improve performance and create change. You will also learn the ‘Three Gateways’ to creating space - setting strategy, raising productivity and embracing the ‘space mindset’. So you can move from working in a way that ‘devours space’ to one that ‘creates space’.

Derek Draper is the CEO of CDP Leadership Consultants and was previously Head of Business Development for the UK and Europe at the global consultancy YSC. He runs a psychotherapy practice and is a Governor of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.

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LANE GREENE

The Language Tamers On the Wild Side of Speech How language outsmarts its masters, by the Economist’s language columnist Language is an astonishing capacity: the crown jewel in our mental and social arsenal. But for all that, one can’t help noticing that it’s sometimes a bit ... rubbish. It’s confusing and ambiguous. Words, as Eliot wrote, ‘slip, slide, perish / Decay with imprecision.’ And some of them are foul to start with. No wonder people throughout history have had the idea of making improvements. Join the Economist’s language columnist Lane Greene to meet the people who have sought to bring language closer to their own ideals. Can a language exist that is clear, logical and unambiguous? How about one in which no bad words exist? Could class distinctions be made good? Could you preserve a language at its zenith of greatness so that no corruptions ever creep in? Could we all speak the same? The answer in each case reveals another facet of the wild beast that is human speech and thought.

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Lane Greene writes the Johnson column about language for The Economist. His book about the politics of language, You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity, was published by Delacorte Press in 2011.


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Seriously Curious The Facts And Figures That Turn Our World Upside Down Following up 2016’s hit Go Figure, another collection of astonishing bite-sized explainers from the Economist Some questions you never think to ask. Others, you didn’t know you didn’t know. And some facts are so surprising they cry out for answers. What can a president actually do? Why do cities sink into the ground? Why is Australia seemingly invulnerable to recessions? Why do people in couples do more housework than singletons? The brilliant minds of the Economist collect these questions. Individually, they might seem bite-sized and inconsequential, but taken together they can reveal a whole new world.

Tom Standage is deputy editor of the Economist. He is author of several books, including Go Figure, Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years and The Victorian Internet. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Wired.

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SHOSHANA ZUBOFF

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power An important book about technology and capitalism Society is at a turning point. The optimism that accompanied the advent of the internet has been replaced with unease, as technology, capitalism and an unequal society create the perfect storm. Tech companies are gathering our information and selling it to the highest bidder. How will this fusion of capitalism and the digital shape our future? We have the power to decide what kind of world we want to live in. We can choose to allow the power of technology to enrich the few or harness it for the wider distribution of capitalism’s social and economic benefits. Exploring the social, political, business and technological meaning of the changes taking place in our time, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism tackles the threat of an unprecedented power free from democratic oversight and shows how we can protect ourselves. The stark issue at hand is whether we will be masters of the digital, or its slaves.

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Shoshana Zuboff has been called ‘the true prophet of the information age’ by the Financial Times for her ground breaking book In the Age of the Smart Machine. She is now Professor Emerita at Harvard Business School as well as Faculty Associate at Harvard Law School.


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The Lies That Bind Rethinking Identity A radical new theory of identity from a master in the subject We often think that identity is personal. But the identities that shape the world, our struggles and our hopes, are social ones, shared with countless others. Our sense of self is shaped by family, but also nationality, culture, class, race and religion. Professor Appiah uses these categories to challenge our assumptions about how identity works. Weaving personal anecdote with historical, cultural and literary example, he explores the entanglements within the stories we tell ourselves. We all know there are conflicts among identities, but identities are also created by conflict. Religion, Professor Appiah shows us, isn’t primarily about beliefs. National self-determination is incoherent. Our everyday racial thinking is an artefact of discarded science. Class is not a matter of upper and lower. And the very idea of western culture is a misleading myth. We will see our situation more clearly when we start to question these mistaken identities.

Kwame Anthony Appiah is Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University and was President of the PEN American Center. He is author of works including In My Father’s House, The Honor Code and Cosmopolitanism, and is chair of the judges for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.

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DIARMAID FERRITER

On the Edge Ireland’s off-shore islands: a modern history The first honest account of life on the islands The islands off the coast of Ireland have long been a source of fascination. Seen as repositories of an ancient Irish culture and the epitome of Irish romanticism, they have attracted generations of scholars, artists and filmmakers looking for a way of life uncontaminated by modernity or materialism. But the reality for islanders has been more complex. They have faced poverty, hardship and hostility while being expected to preserve an ancient way of life. By documenting island experiences and the reaction to them over the last 100 years, On the Edge examines the gulf between the rhetoric that elevated island life and political hostility, towards them. It uncovers the realities shown behind the ‘dreadful rocks’, and the experiences of, and reactions to those who remain, literally, on the edge of European civilisation. Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland’s best-known historians and professor of modern Irish history at UCD. He is a broadcaster on television and radio and a weekly columnist with the Irish Times. In 2010 he presented a three-part history of twentieth-century Ireland, The Limits of Liberty, on RTE television. £30 464pp Royal hardback ISBN: 978 1 78125 643 5 eISBN­: 978 1 78283 252 2 History October 2018 World US 30

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Women & Power A Manifesto The gender agenda revisited by Britain’s best-known classicist, Mary Beard ‘A modern feminist classic.’ Rachel Cooke, Observer ‘With clearsightedness and wry humour, this selfdescribed “gobby woman” proves public speech is no longer the preserve of maleness. More power to her.’ Laura Garmeson, FT ‘An urgent feminist cri de coeur, spot-on in its utterly reasonable plea that a woman “who dares to open her mouth in public” actually be given a hearing.’ Kirkus ‘Delivers a big message about how powerful women have been misrepresented in history. Perhaps Melania could pop a copy under the tree for Trump?’ Metro ‘Brilliant and dazzling ... small, beautiful and simple. It is also wonderfully potent - and it is a call to action.’ Irish Times ‘Something of a contemporary A Room of One’s Own ... excellent.’ Big Issue

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Tales from Moominvalley Featuring the two perfect stories in the Oxfam Christmas bestseller, The Invisible Child, Tales from Moominvalley collects together nine delightful Moomin short stories. Other highlights include the The Spring Tune (which Jarvis Cocker called the best story about composing music) and The Last Dragon in the World. This is the perfect Moomin Christmas gift. £10.99 192pp Cut-down B format hardback ISBN: 978 1 90874 568 2 November 2018 World ex US/Can

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Moominvalley in November In her last, most profound and poignant Moomin story, Tove Jansson explored themes of loss, legacy and hope. The Moomins have left their beloved Moominvalley but as winter draws near Snufkin, Mymble, Toft and others move into the Moominhouse to await the family’s return. Could that gentle flicker of light on the horizon be their boat?

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A Short History of England New and Updated The definitive concise account of our remarkable past ‘A lucid and handsomely illustrated narrative, from the Saxon dawn of England to the Cameron government.’ The Times ‘A handsome book ... full of the good judgements one might hope for from such a sensible and readable commentator, and they alone are worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought.’ Michael Wood, New Statesman ‘Dip into a chapter of an evening and let Jenkins sweep you through England’s history, painting a vivid picture of this country’s green and pleasant land.’ City AM £9.99 352pp B format paperback ISBN: 978 1 78816 089 6 eISBN: 978 1 84765 756 5 History July 2018

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In Search of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein A new biography that shows the woman behind Frankenstein

‘Sampson is as adept as Frankenstein himself, giving life to a figure who convincingly aches and bleeds.’ Guardian ‘If we get another literary biography in 2018 as astute and feelingful as this one, we shall be lucky.’ Sunday Times ‘Fiona Sampson is a sleuth of a biographer ... rarely has my jaw dropped on so many occasions while reading a biography.’ Daily Mail ‘Gripping ... Sampson has written a fascinating book.’ Times

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The Diary of a Bookseller A wry and hilarious account of life in Scotland’s biggest second-hand bookshop

‘Warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny, this gently meandering tale of British eccentricity will stay long in the memory.’ Daily Mail ‘The Diary Of A Bookseller is warm (unlike Bythell’s freezing-cold shop) and funny, and deserves to become one of those bestsellers that irritate him so much.’ Jon Dennis, Mail on Sunday ‘Wonderfully entertaining.’ Observer

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A Spot of Folly Ten and a Quarter New Tales of Murder and Mayhem New short stories from a master of psychological suspense

‘Shines as a superb epitaph to Rendell’s talent, reflecting the breadth and richness of her unique ability to turn seemingly ordinary everyday situations into suspenseful masterpieces.’ Daily Express ‘A literary phenomenon.’ Guardian ‘A superb demonstration of Rendell’s talent for spotting the contradictions in human nature.’ Barry Turner, Daily Mail

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Rogues’ Gallery A History of Art and its Dealers Sotheby’s art expert exposes five centuries of history, scandals, wins and losses ‘Fascinating and elegantly written … both wise and timely.’ William Boyd, Guardian ‘Hook ... writes suavely and racily ... has a fabulous ear for anecdotes ... his entertaining book has a Wodehousian tone that makes even the most heinous act it describes glint with comedy.’ Waldemar Januszczak, Sunday Times ‘Wonderfully entertaining ... full of cracking stories.’ Hannah Rothschild, Mail on Sunday £9.99 288pp B format paperback ISBN: 978 1 78125 571 1 eISBN: 978 1 78283 215 7 Art October 2018

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What We Think About When We Think About Football A philosopher’s take on what makes the beautiful game ‘Thought-provoking and fun, and written with an intense love of the game at its core.’ Doug Johnstone, Big Issue ‘A thoughtful little book.’ Scotsman ‘Simon Critchley is a figure of quite startling brilliance, and I can never guess what he’ll do next, only that it is sure to sustain and nourish my appetite for his voice.’ Jonathan Lethem ‘Simon Critchley beguiles as he illuminates.’ David Mitchell

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Swearing Is Good For You The Amazing Science of Bad Language The science of swearing: why we swear, what it does to us and why it’s important ‘A glorious uplifting read.’ Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times ‘Swearing has been the subject of considerable scientific analysis, it turns out, which Byrne’s book deftly reviews ... swearing is stinky cheese and malbec in a world of clean eating.’ India Knight, Sunday Times ‘A chatty, humorously informative narrative that rummages through the science of bad language, grabbing at sociology, psychology, neuroscience and anthropology.’ Hephzibah Anderson, Mail on Sunday £8.99 240pp B format paperback ISBN: 978 1 78125 578 0 eISBN: 978 1 78283 218 8 Popular Science November 2018

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The Rise of Rome From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars A fresh, original account of the rise of the ancient world’s greatest imperial power ‘Compelling … couples a sweeping narrative with a wealth of historical detail.’ History Revealed ‘Lomas’ clear narrative and up-to-date archaeological knowledge is just the right combination to illuminate the fascinating story of the emergence of Rome as a world power.’ Christopher Smith, Director of the British School at Rome and Professor of Ancient History at St Andrews

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MIHIR DESAI

The Wisdom of Finance How the Humanities Can Illuminate and Improve Finance Putting the humanity back into finance through the prism of art, literature and film ‘A charming, provocative and readable book. For non-financiers, it can be a great teaching tool; for financiers, it is a badly needed rap on the knuckles, and perhaps an inspiration.’ Financial Times ‘A fascinating new perspective on modern finance.’ Oliver Hart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics ‘A fascinating romp through history and Desai is to be commended for finding fresh examples away from the obvious reference points ... highly original.’ Money Week £9.99 240pp B format paperback ISBN: 978 1 78816 005 6 eISBN: 978 1 78283 422 9 Business, Finance April 2018

MARC LEVINSON

The Economist Guide To Financial Markets 7th Edition Why they exist and how they work The indispensible classic on the trade in financial instruments Extensively revised to reflect the dramatic shifts and consolidation of the financial markets, the seventh edition of this highly regarded book provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. With chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options and other derivatives, it looks at why these markets exist, how they work and who trades in them, and it gives a run-down of the factors that affect prices and rates. £15.00 304pp Demy paperback ISBN: 978 1 78816 034 6 eISBN: 978 1 78283 438 0 Finance July 2018 38

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Pocket World in Figures 2019 The new edition of this annual bestseller

For more than 25 years, Pocket World in Figures has been the indispensible handbook on the state of the world, covering demographics, industry, politics, geography, culture and more. Where else would you find out, in a single volume, that Ukraine is the most equal country on earth, that Tajikistan has the world’s highest divorce rate or that Monaco, uniquely, has more telephone landlines than people? The new edition includes data from 180 countries presented in a series of rankings and country profiles. Updated, revised and expanded each year, it also includes detailed statistical profiles of more than 65 of the world’s major economies, the euro area and the world itself. And, once again, the 2019 edition will showcase the Economist’s strength in data journalism by including charts and graphs, and will invite readers to test their knowledge with its world rankings quiz.

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Significant Figures Lives and Works of Trailblazing Mathematicians Vivid accounts of the lives of 25 of the world’s greatest mathematicians ‘Stewart is Britain’s most brilliant and prolific populariser of maths.’ Alex Bellos ‘Thoroughly entertaining.’ New Scientist ‘A great way for an outsider to get a sense of the huge historical arc of mathematical discoveries that has led to the mathematics and the world - of today. I recommend it.’ Keith Devlin, Stanford University

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How Language Began The Story of Humanity’s Greatest Invention A revolutionary account of the origins of language ‘Completely enthralling … Everett is at the very top of his intellectual game.’ Harry Ritchie, Spectator ‘Very few books on the biological and cultural origin of humanity can be ranked as classics. I believe that Daniel Everett’s How Language Began will be one of them.’ Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University ‘Important and fascinating.’ Adrian Woolfson, Prospect

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Jacob’s Room is Full of Books A Year of Reading A year of reading with one of Britain’s most-loved authors ‘Delightful ... a richly idiosyncratic memoir of a bibliophile.’ Nick Curtis, Mail on Sunday ‘This thought-provoking book gives both inspiration on new titles to explore and a soothing sense that reading is indeed a vital and central part of living.’ Press Association ‘Hill is wise, affectionate, insightful. Here is a distillation of a lifetime of reading, writing, editing, publishing, buying, hoarding, lending, borrowing and dog-earing books.’ Times £8.99 272pp B format paperback ISBN: 978 1 78125 081 5 eISBN: 978 1 84765 919 4 Memoir October 2018

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Write to the Point How to be Clear, Correct and Persuasive on the Page Get writing right - in the only way that matters ‘Informative and hugely entertaining, like a Scotch-soaked conversation with an eccentric, brilliant don.’ Juanita Coulson, The Lady ‘Useful, and persuasive.’ Ben East, Observer ‘An excellent guide.’ Sunday Business Post

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