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Active Measures

Thomas Rid

This startling history of secret psychological operations traces the century-long rise of organized deception from the Russian Revolution to contempor…

Spike

Anjana Ahuja

The Coronavirus pandemic will be a source of endless human accounts. However, there is a truthful and objective narrative to be written about how the…

The Nation of Plants

Stefano Mancuso

This playful manifesto – presented for the plant nation by a leading neurobiologist – is an international bestseller

Mountain Tales

Saumya Roy

A city struggling with the cost of its appetites. A rubbish mountain eighteen stories high. And the people who call it home.

A History of Novartis

Steve Lander

Second edition of Novartis company history

Dancing with the Octopus

Debora Harding

A fierce, strikingly redemptive exploration of the impact of traumatic violence on victim, perpetrator and society

Hogarth

Jacqueline Riding

A major new biography of one of Britain's best-loved artists

Imperial Tragedy

Michael Kulikowski

Two hundred years of Roman imperial politics and power brought to life in an action-packed narrative

All Against All

Paul Jankowski

How ideas moved the world from post-war to pre-war once more

Fracture

Matthew Parris

Matthew Parris, presenter of Great Lives on BBC Radio 4, explores the surprising connection between trauma and greatness through vivid case histories.

Great State

Timothy Brook

The last eight centuries of China's relationship with the world told through the eyes of traders, invaders, civil servants, visionaries, and trai…

Brainscapes

Rebecca Schwarzlose

A trailblazing journey into the brain, showing how perception, thought, and action all depend on 'maps' etched into your gray matter – and h…

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