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...
The waters of Antarctica, June 6th 1998. 23-year-old Matt Lewis has just started his dream job. An observer aboard a deep sea fishing boat, he is mesmerized by his new...
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.
The declaration of war in August 1914 was to change Britain and British society irrevocably as conflict came to dominate almost every aspect of civilian life for the...
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An extraordinary group portrait of London today: a book as rich, dynamic, lively, and diverse as the city itself.
Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations ...
John Wisden, at his peak known as 'The Little Wonder', was a key member of the England cricket team who in 1859 sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first...
From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, this title examines how maps both relate and realign our history. It explores the legendary, impassable...
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Marking the centenary of the Titanic disaster, 'Titanic Lives' is an utterly compelling exploration of the lives of the passengers and crew on board the most famous ship in history.
Unravels polyphony of silences from the history of Christianity and beyond. The author considers the mixed attitudes of Judaism to silence, Jewish and Christian borrowings from Greek explorations of the...
In the early 1950s Britain was the urbanized and industrialized nation in the world, a global power in shipbuilding and the leading European producer of coal, steel and textiles. This...