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In the ninth and tenth centuries, the Vikings created an unrivalled cultural network that spanned four continents. This book explores the core period of the Viking Age from a global...
Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations ...
Prehistoric drummers used natural acoustics to recreate natural sound. In classical Europe, orators turned the human voice into a lyrical instrument. In Buddhist temples, the icons' ears were exaggerated to...
BERLIN is a city of fragments and ghosts, a laboratory of ideas, the fount of both the brightest and darkest designs of history's most bloody century. The once ...
Otto Dov Kulka
As a child, the author was sent first to the ghetto of Theresienstadt and then to Auschwitz. As one of the few survivors he has spent much of his life...
In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots in India...
Lincoln P. Paine
The most enjoyable, the most refreshing, the most stimulating, the most comprehensive, the most discerning, the most insightful, the most up-to-date - in short, the best maritime history of the...
Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's...
A gripping social, cultural and political history of how Britain and Germany, two nations with such close ties, ended up fighting World War One.
In the tradition of Dava Sobel's 'Longitude' comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery - an eloquent elegy to one of the most important...
When the first bombs fell on London in August 1940, the city was transformed overnight into a battlefront. For most Londoners, the sirens, guns, planes and bombs...
What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story and song and verse? This...
From the European buzz of modern-day Constantinople to the Arabic-speaking towns of the south-east, this book investigates a country moving swiftly towards a new position on the world stage.
The mountain paths are as treacherous as they are steep - the more so in the dark and in winter. Hundreds of those who climbed through the Pyrenees during the...
The royal family's darkest secret and the establishment cover-up
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Qais Akbar Omar
With all the emotional power of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, this is the very first true life account of growing up in Afghanistan.