The author's first collection of essays, Reappraisals, was centred on twentieth-century Europe in history and memory. In this book, his widow and fellow historian, gathers together important essays from the span of his career that chronicle both the evolution of his thought and the consistency of his passionate engagement and intellectual elan.
Quite simply, Whitaker's 2017 is the perfect book for anyone interested in current affairs and general knowledge. In its 149th edition, the book has been completely revised and updated, using the most authoritative sources available.
What does it mean to call yourself British in the 21st Century? If Obama was raised by his white mother, why is he the first black president? Why do Muslims feel more at home in America, which invaded Iraq, than in France, which opposed the invasion? Who are we, and why does it matter? This title addresses these questions.
Whether you want to fill five minutes or spend an entire afternoon, this handy guide is bursting with trivia, facts and suggestions of things to do instead of being on your phone, from the useful, to the fun, to the downright bizarre. Become the most interesting person you know: put down your phone, pick up this book and learn something new!