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World history

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If This is a Man
Primo Levi
(UK: Abacus, @AbacusBooks, 1991; USA: Abacus, @AbacusBooks, 2003)

This autobiographical account describes the author’s arrest as a member of the Italian anti-fascist resistance during World War II and his incarceration in the Auschwitz concentration camp (Monowitz) from February 1944 until the camp was liberated on 27 January 1945.

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Recommended by:
Michele Dalla Riva, Food and Beverage Manager, Mr Truffle: at the inaugural Jolabokaflod Gala Party

Michele is driven, reliable and highly motivated in his career in the hospitality and leisure sector. Specialising in the food and beverage industry, Michele is seeking opportunities to use his financial and purchasing skills whilst growing and learning within a stable company. London-based, Mr Truffle sources the finest Italian truffles that nature has to offer and delivering them to customers on demand.

A History of the World
Andrew Marr
(UK: Pan, @panmacmillan, 2013)

Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey, Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories – from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon – but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, and China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today’s superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs.

This book is about the great change-makers of history and their times – people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao – but it is also a book about us. For ‘the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.’

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CanadaFindaBookstore.ca (independents) | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon | Goodreads | SapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Dubray | Eason
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks | QBD Books
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Dymocks | Whitcoulls
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Recommended by:
Darie Nani, CEO, MTN Media and Creative Director, Sovereign Magazine and The Quantum of Light

Dari is a experienced and talented creative and executive. Equally at home filming or hosting television interviews, editing footage, building websites, writing feature copy or negotiating deals, Dari is building a media empire under the MTN Media brand. Sovereign magazine connects readers with purposeful leaders, who reveal their unique solutions to prosperity and success. The publication opens the door into the lives of today’s greatest achievers, executives, artists, thought leaders and leading entrepreneurs across industries, from around the world. Sovereign aims to inspire its readers to become their own sovereigns. The Quantum of Light magazine gives authors a platform for promoting their work, mastering their craft, and gifting their creative vision to a community of soul-minded people who make a significant difference worldwide.

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