Britain's writer of narrative non-fiction, the author travels back in time to a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and, in five eventful months, changed the...
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Philippa Langley; Michael Jones
The real life, death and remarkable discovery of history's most controversial monarch
Joseph Bullman; Neil Hegarty; Brian...
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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.
The first comprehensive illustrated history of Bletchley Park.
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.
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...
Tony Judt; Timothy Snyder
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