So, you want to be knowledgeable about British politics butdon't know where to start? You've come to the right place!British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide tounderstanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics inthe UK. In no time, you'll have the confidence to discuss the insand outs of past and present elections, political leaders, partiesand ideologies.
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Julian Knight is Money and Property Editor at TheIndependent on Sunday. Previously, he was a reporter at BBCNews, contributing to the BBC News website and Radio Five Live.
These are turbulent times for Europe. The European debt crisishas dominated headlines, toppled elected leaders, and even calledinto question the survival of the Euro itself. In fact, not a daygoes by without headlines screaming about the eurozone incrisis.
But what are the key issues at stake? What exactly caused thecrisis...and what might happen next? Julian Knight walks youthrough the issues and explains - in plain English - what thecrisis means for you, and for the global economy.
Open the book and find:How the crisis came aboutWhat it means to youCrystal ball predictions on what might happen next ‘Must know' facts about the crisis
Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world's most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political and cultural change-all in one integrated, enthralling narrative. Both intellectually ambitious and compelling to read, thrilling in its scope and delightful in its small details, Postwar is a rare joy.
This book has been updated for the Ashes 2009, featuringrevised information on new players, the Indian premier league,Stanford 20:20 and the latest coverage of past and futurecompetitions.
Julian Knight is a BBC journalist, writer, and cricketenthusiast. He is a former youth coach and captain, and has been aclub cricketer for over 20 years.
Consultant Editor Gary Palmer played first class cricket forten years with Somerset before becoming a professional coach.
The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of World War I. Arendt explores the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian government in our time—Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia—which she adroitly recognizes were two sides of the same coin, rather than opposing philosophies of Right and Left. From this vantage point, she discusses the evolution of classes into masses, the role of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world, the use of terror, and the nature of isolation and loneliness as preconditions for total domination.
Content includes:A brief biography of the happy couple - of courseRoyal wedding fact sheets featuring in-depth explanations ofthe customs, rules of etiquette, and history on display during theeventsAn inside look at Westminster Abbey - the building, thehistory, and the weddingsA lively account of royal weddings of the past - with a scorecard ranking the ultimate results - including a look at otherroyal/commoner romances"Where did they go?" Royal honeymoons of the pastA "Know Your Heads of State and Hangers-On" section perfect forfiguring out who's at the eventsA guide to planning and holding a street party that will bringback memories from the pastA recipe section with great takes on traditional British fareperfect for a partyRoyal trivia sure to tax the talents of young and oldalike
An "If you're going" guide featuringThe best places to get a glimpse of the revelry in personGreat places to grab a pint or glass of wine and soak in theatmosphereTips on getting around London easily and safely on the bigday