During the Nazi occupation, the inhabitants of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and the other villages of the Plateau Vivarais Lignon saved several thousand people from the concentration camps. The author travelled across...
Florian Illies; Shaun Whiteside; ...
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.
It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. This book presents a...
In January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the largest country in the world, boarded a train bound for Siberia where he would embark upon the greatest gamble of his political...
From petticoat duels and lucky cats to the Stiffs Express, Lord Nelson's spare nose, the Piccadilly earthquake and the Great Beer Flood of 1814, this book takes you on a...
Malala Yousafzai; Christina Lamb
*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize* In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog on BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at...
Patrick Leigh Fermor
One of the greatest feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor's remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on 26 April 1944. He and...
'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' Marking the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores...
From bull rings to ice fairs, plague pits to molly houses, Lost London is a fascinating journey through London's forgotten past, unearthing the extraordinary stories that lie beneath familiar streets...
This quirky title lifts the lid on the world of privilege depicted by Jane Austen, offering a sensory view of the era and revealing the grubby realities of life in...
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England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the...
Tells the story of threats to our freedoms and a highly personal, impassioned plea in defence of fundamental rights. Drawing on her own work in high-profile campaigns, from privacy laws...
John Heilemann; Mark Halperin
In Game Change / Race of a Lifetime, the authors captured the full drama of Barack Obama's improbable, dazzling victory over the Clintons, John McCain and Sarah Palin. This book...
From jungle clearings to stately homes and anonymous airport hotels, this book puts us in the room with those who seek to change the course of history.