An Award-winning BBC journalist, the author is one of the few to have witnessed at first hand the devastating reality of life in the controversial and isolated nation of North...
Every day, parcels of land - the size of Wales and larger - are being gobbled up across the plains of Africa, paddy fields of South-east Asia, jungles of the...
A book about our failure: failure as individuals, the failure of business, and the failure of our politicians. It is about an unprecedented planetary emergency. It's about the future of...
With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. This title collects speeches and interviews with Chomsky. It...
The first - and only - history of the Secret Intelligence Service, written with full and unrestricted access to the closed archives of the Service for the period...
1917, post-Russian Revolution, an unlikely and eccentric band of British spies are smuggled into newly Soviet Russia to thwart Lenin's plan to destroy British rule in India, as a precursor...
Traces Russia's growth through centuries of hot wars of conquest that expanded the tiny principality of Muscovy to an empire straddling Europe and Asia. This book shows that the energy...
Heard the one about the Spanish Ambassador who arrived in the scorching Saharan desert fully suited and with a mysteriously enormous suitcase? Or the horse they gave Prime Minister John...
The remarkable story of Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, George Medal, OBE and Croix de Guerre.
The untold story of how British-French rivalry drew the battle-lines of the modern Middle East
In this entertaining and engaging memoir, former ambassador Sherard Cowper-Coles lifts the lid on embassy life throughout the world.
Shows us how energy is the ultimate engine of global political and economic change, in a story that spans the old energies on which our civilization has been built, the...
Kofi A. Annan
With eloquence and immediacy, the author recounts the highs and lows of his years at the United Nations: from shuttle-diplomacy during crises such as Kosovo, Lebanon and Israel-Palestine to the...
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As we become ever-more aware of how our governments "eavesdrop" on our conversations, here is a gripping exploration of this unknown realm of the British secret service: Government Communication Headquarters...
Features articles that examine numerous topics, including the financial crisis, Obama's presidency, WikiLeaks and the conflicts in the Middle East. Restating and refining the author's commitment to democracy and finding...