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Dominic Gavin (1996, English)

Fascism and Resistance in Italian Cinema (Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2020)

Italian cinema is one of this country’s postwar success stories; the memory of Fascism one of its ongoing challenges. In this book, Dominic Gavin, looks at these two stories together, looking at the treatment of Benito Mussolini’s dictatorship in a series of works by Italian filmmakers. The work of Italian directors has much to tell us about the ways in which the memory of the Italian dictatorship was processed by postwar society.

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Robert Morrison (1984, English)

Thomas De Quincey: Selected Writings (21st-Century Oxford Authors) (Oxford University Press, 2019)

This book of selected writings, edited by Robert Morrison, introduces students to the life and work of nineteenth-century essayist, critic, autobiographer and addict, Thomas De Quincey. The book offers a rich variety of De Quincey’s work, presenting it in chronological order to allow students to study his development and growth. It also includes a separate chronology providing details of his life, career and works.

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Katrina Pritchard (1985, Geography) & Leah Tomkins

Health at Work: Critical Perspectives (Routledge, 2019)

Engaging with some of the most debated topics in contemporary organisations, Health at Work: Critical Perspectives presents a critical, contingent view of the healthy employee and the very notion of organisational health. Drawing on expressions such as ‘blowing a fuse’, ‘cracking under pressure’ or ‘health MOT’, this book suggests that meanings of workplace health vary depending on how we frame the underlying purpose and function of organisation.

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John Wolstenholme (1970, Chemisty) & John F. Watts

An Introduction to Surface Analysis by XPS and AES, 2nd Edition (Wiley, 2019)

This accessible second edition of the bestselling book, An Introduction to Surface Analysis by XPS and AES, 2nd Edition explores the basic principles and applications of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) techniques. It starts with an examination of the basic concepts of electron spectroscopy and electron spectrometer design, followed by a qualitative and quantitative interpretation of the electron spectrum.

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Kit Yates (2009, DPhil Mathematics)

The Maths of Life and Death (Quercus, 2019)

Maths underpins everything we do – the way we communicate, travel and even relax. In his new book, Dr Kit Yates takes the reader through an eye-opening explanation of the power of maths. Using real-life stories, Kit explores how the application (or misapplication) of maths plays a critical role; from investors who have lost fortunes, to parents who have lost children.

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