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[PDF] Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Authors: George Orwell

In Memoir, Autobiography, Classics, Nonfiction, Biography

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A memoir of the author's time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris. It documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a dishwasher in the vile 'Hotel X', living alongside tramps, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts.

[PDF] Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Authors: George Orwell

In Politics, History, Nonfiction

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“Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism as I understand it.” Thus wrote Orwell following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, chronicled in Homage to Catalonia. Here he brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion, and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode.

[PDF] In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Authors: Truman Capote

In Crime, Classics, Nonfiction, Mystery

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Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved

[PDF] 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Authors: Ha-Joon Chang

In Politics, Business, Nonfiction

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Ha-Joon Chang's 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works.

[PDF] Life and Laughing: My Story by Michael McIntyre

Authors: Michael McIntyre

In Autobiography, Nonfiction, Biography

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Michael McIntyre is Britain's biggest comedy star. He has released two record-breaking DVDs, Live and Laughing and Hello Wembly; hosts his own BAFTA-nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow; and has picked up British Comedy Awards for Best Live Stand-Up and Best Male TV Comic. Last year he became the youngest ever host of the Royal Variety Performance, and now in 2011 he takes the hot seat as a judge in the hit ITV show Britain's Got Talent.

[PDF] The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Authors: Lou Aronica , Ken Robinson

In Psychology, Self Help, Nonfiction

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The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. In this hugely influential book, world-renowned creativity expert Ken Robinson considers the child bored in class, the disillusioned employee and those of us who feel frustrated but can't quite explain why - and shows how we all need to reach our Element.

[PDF] Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 by Orlando Figes

Authors: Orlando Figes

In Cultural, History, Nonfiction

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In his remarkable new book Orlando Figes describes and takes apart the story of Russia's century of revolution in the shortest space possible. Starting with the horrific famines of 1891, Figes charts a vast experiment in state-building. The manipulation of many millions of people, first by Tsarist ministers and then by the Communists - on a scale and with a ferocity that their predecessors could not dream of - aimed to totally transform Russian society. Through war and peace Russia's rulers battled to subdue and control their vast state, fighting off a mass of real and imagined enemies until exhaustion, corruption and intellectual bankruptcy brought the whole terrible experiment to an end.

[PDF] Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Authors: Malcolm Gladwell

In Psychology, Business, Nonfiction

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In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

[PDF] Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Authors: George Orwell

In Memoir, Autobiography, Classics, Nonfiction, Biography

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To be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb. George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job. By day, he tramped the streets, often passing time with 'screevers' or street artists, drunks and other hobos. At night, he stood in line for a bed in a 'spike' or doss house, where a cup of sugary tea, a hunk of stale bread and a blanket were the only sustenance and comfort on offer.