Robert M. Edsel
What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I...
Ruth Winstone retells Britain's history through the great diarists of the last century, drawing back the curtain on the lives of political classes, their doubts,...
Explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of history, such as Alexander the Great, and Nero. The author invites you into...
And Man Created God is a sweeping exploration of the religions of the world at the time of Jesus: this is popular history at its best.
Tells the story of television and how it has changed our lives - from the moon landings to the X Factor. This book reveals the fascinating, lyrical and sometimes surprising...
Describes the political and strategic realities that lay behind the battle, charting the nail-biting months that led to the victory at El Alamein in November 1942. This is a story...
As the West finds itself embroiled in conflict with radical Islam at home and abroad, it is fascinating to hear the echoes of militant Islam from World War II. ...
When FDR, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin gathered outside the Crimean city of Yalta in February 1945, they had Hitler's armies on the run, and victory was just a matter...
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Bernhard Rieger reveals how a car commissioned by Hitler and designed by Ferdinand Porsche became a global commodity on a par with Coca-Cola. The Beetle's success hinged on its uncanny...
The first oral history of one of the most fascinating aspects of the war effort.
Tony Judt; Timothy Snyder
Two explorers set out on a journey from which only one of them will return. Their unknown land is that often fearsome continent we call the 20th Century. Their route...
Charts Britain's path from one of its worst military disasters to extraordinary success with largely unintended consequences, through overconfidence, incompetence and dangerously vague policy. This title provides accounts of on-the-ground...
Looking at the rich spectrum of ancient Greek society and culture, Christian Meier seeks to identify the key to what made ancient Greece so special, both in the ancient world...
D-Day, 6 June 1944; a day that has gone down in history as one of the most crucial steps towards Allied victory of the Second World War. But what is...
Cleopatra's palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the...
The rise of Rome depended on fearsome military prowess, backed up by an unprecedented willingness to accept conquered enemies into society as Romans. This combination of the sword and the...