Life in Britain during the First World War was far stranger than many of us realize. The author tells the story of the war through the experience of those who...
Gunnar Dedio; Florian Dedio
Brutal and cataclysmic, the First World War irrevocably changed the face of Europe. On the centenary of its onset, this book gives a startling and intimate view of life during...
In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who...
Despite fierce opposition from his mother, Queen Victoria, Edward VII was always passionately in love with France. He had affairs with the most famous Parisian actresses, courtesans and can-can dancers...
Interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a missile silo in rural Arkansas, where a single crew struggled to prevent the explosion of the most powerful nuclear warhead ever...
'Nominally a history of the hot air balloon, 'Falling Upwards' is really a history of hope and fantasy - and the quixotic characters who disobeyed that most fundamental laws of...
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...
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Describes how Empress Dowager Cixi - the most important woman in Chinese history - brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
From the award-winning author of THE DISCOVERY OF FRANCE and PARISIANS The dazzling new book from the bestselling author Graham Robb contains a discovery that will transform your understanding...
Philippa Langley; Michael Jones
The real life, death and remarkable discovery of history's most controversial monarch
Sebastian Faulks; Hope Wolf
Presents an anthology of writing on the First World War. This book offers a collection of personal and defining moments that offer insight into the Great War as it was...
From bestselling author Simon Winchester, the extraordinary story of how America was united into a single nation.
23-year-old the author has just started his dream job. An observer aboard a deep sea fishing boat, he is mesmerized by his new surroundings: glistening icebergs, killer whales and majestic...
Pamela Cox; Annabel Hobley
Based on the BBC television series, this title tells the true story of the incredible women behind the counters of Britain's most famous - and not so famous - stores.
Poland suffered terribly under the Nazis. By the end of the war six million had been killed: some were innocent civilians - half of them were Jews - but the...
'No part of the Great War compares in interest with its opening', wrote Churchill. In this history, the author brings his experience as a professional soldier to bear on the...