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    • Enemies Within: Communists, Spies and the Making of Modern Britain

    • By: Richard Davenport-Hines
    • Narrated by: Richard Trinder
    • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What pushed Blunt, Burgess, Cairncross, Maclean and Philby into Soviet hands? With access to recently released papers and other neglected documents, this sharp analysis of the intelligence world examines how and why these men and others betrayed their country and what this cost Britain and its allies.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes

    • By: Richard Davenport-Hines
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    Published in time to mark the seventieth anniversary of the death of John Maynard Keynes, this thematic biography revives our understanding of the twentieth century's most charismatic and revolutionary economist, a man whose ideas continue to influence global finance today. John Maynard Keynes saved Britain from financial crisis twice over the course of two world wars and instructed Western industrialised states on how to protect themselves from revolutionary unrest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating and successful double life

    • By Kirstine on 16-05-16

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Titanic Lives

    • Migrants and Millionaires, Conmen and Crew
    • By: Richard Davenport-Hines
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Marking the centenary of the Titanic, A Shape of Ice is an utterly compelling exploration of the lives on board the most famous ship in history. The RMS Titanic was built as one of the world's largest and most luxurious liners. A marine Ritz, it was a 45,000 ton hotel of thin steel plates, travelling at a speed of 21 knots across the unforgiving ocean.On the night of 14 April 1912, the seemingly unsinkable ship hit an iceberg. It sustained a 300 feet gash and six compartments were wrenched open to the sea.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Rachel on 30-04-12

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Voyagers of the Titanic

    • Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From
    • By: Richard Davenport-Hines
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Late in the night of April 14, 1912, the mighty Titanic, a passenger liner traveling from Southampton, England, to New York City, struck an iceberg four hundred miles south of Newfoundland. Its sinking over the next two and a half hours brought the ship—mythological in name and size—100 years of infamy.

    Regular price: £26.59