High up in the mountains of the southern Massif Central in France lie tiny, remote villages united by a long and particular history. During the Nazi occupation, the inhabitants of...
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A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate vision of a world that is about to change forever. The stuffy...
In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with...
Describes how Empress Dowager Cixi - the most important woman in Chinese history - brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
A sweeping,provocative and very timely new history of Africa seen through the context of wealth
Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. Exposing the revolving doors that link these worlds...
The Sacred History is an account of the workings of the supernatural in history. It tells the epic story of angels, from Creation, to Evolution through to the operations of...
From the internationally bestselling author of the Sharpe novels - this is the true story of Waterloo.
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America views itself as a 'city on a hill', a beacon to the world, whose values have universal validity. How have these attitudes evolved and how have they shaped the...
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Focuses on the causes and courses of the financial and economic crisis which began in 2007-8. This book identifies the origin of the crisis in the complex interaction between globalization...
David Kynaston's history of post-war Britain has so far taken us from the radically reforming Labour governments of the late 1940s in Austerity Britain, through the...
The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial six-part History of England, taking readers from the accession of the first Stuart king, James I, to the overthrow of his grandson, James...
Paints a vivid picture of England in the 1970s, where no celebration was complete without a Party Seven of Watney's Red Barrel, smoking was the norm rather than the exception...
The story of how we learned to smile. A unique and untold story about a facial expression at the heart of modern western civilization.
The National Archives is one of the most remarkable collections of documents in the world, holding over 120 miles of papers. In 2010 the staff at the Archives were asked...
Spanning the millennia and the continents - from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford, this is a story of a Jewish world...