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.
Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human lives. In the space of just twenty years, from October 1795 when as a young artillery captain he cleared...
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...
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...
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...
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...
We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic wars - but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill...
Churchill was far more interested in science than he appeared. This book reveals an aspect of the great Prime Minister's life: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management...
Michael A. Ashcroft
Special Ops Heroes tells the extraordinary stories behind Lord Ashcroft's collection of SAS and other Special Forces medals - the largest of its kind in the world. The...
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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...
'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...
An unjustly forgotten seventh-century English monarch is rescued from Dark Age obscurity in this magisterial biography.