The terrifying first use of nuclear weapons over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 was the most controversial act of warfare in history, dramatically ending the Second World War but...
Stefan Zweig; Anthea Bell
Ten turning points in history, vividly sketched by the great Stefan Zweig.
Forever in the shadow of the war which followed, 1913 is usually seen as little more than the antechamber to apocalypse. This title proposes a strikingly different portrait, returning the...
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