Margaret MacMillan

Margaret MacMillan

Margaret MacMillan is the author of Women of the Raj and international bestsellers Nixon in China and Peacemakers, which won the 2002 Samuel Johnson Prize. Her most recent book, The War that Ended Peace, was published by Profile. She is now the Warden of St. Antony's College at Oxford Universit…

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War

How the human history of conflict has transformed the world we live in – for good and evil.

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The War that Ended Peace

The definitive history of the political, cultural, military and personal forces which shaped Europe's path to the Great War – now in paperback.

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Profile and Aitken Alexander launch £25,000 prize

Profile Books and Aitken Alexander have partnered to launch the Profile Aitken Alexander Non-Fiction Prize for the best debut trade non-fiction proposal from an academic. The prize is an advance of £25,000 and a publication agreement with Profile Books. Shortlisted submissions will receive edi…

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Our autumn history blockbusters: a reader’s guide

As autumn approaches, we’re looking to history books to get stuck into; to educate us and draw us into their stories as the evenings grow longer. Our line-up of new publications includes top-class writing from bestselling academics. Read on to find out more. Follow us: Twitter | Faceb…

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Gift a book for Father’s Day 2021

Instead of buying yet another tie for Father’s Day, why not book a steam train, plan a foraging walk, plunge into a trip through history, or embark on an adventure through the mind, all from the comfort of your sofa? Our intern, Lydia Fried, put together a list of books that are sure to help you cel…

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History's People

From the author of The War That Ended Peace: vivid accounts of the men and women who shaped history

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The Uses and Abuses of History

'MacMillan has written illuminatingly on topics as diverse as the 1919 Paris peace conference and Nixon in China. Perhaps more unusually she is a…

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Ruin and Renewal

A major new history of post-war Europe

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The Profile Christmas Book Gift Guide 2020

The Profile Christmas Book Gift Guide 2020  Christmas is here! And as ever, we are happy to say that the present that you simply can’t go wrong with is a book. We have an incredible line-up of non-fiction to make your job even easier – enjoy browsing our gift guide. All books are available at your l…

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Peter Riley wins inaugural Profile Aitken Alexander Non-Fiction Prize

Profile Books and Aitken Alexander are delighted to announce Peter Riley as winner of the inaugural Profile Aitken Alexander Non-Fiction Prize for the best debut trade non-fiction proposal from an academic. Peter Riley’s winning proposal, Strandings—for a book about beached whales and th…

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About Profile Books

About Profile Books Profile Books was founded on April Fool’s Day in 1996 by Andrew Franklin and Stephen Brough to publish stimulating non-fiction in a wide range of fields. Looking for inventive books, powerful voices and lively thought, early bestsellers included Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne…

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