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Matthew Parris, presenter of Great Lives on BBC Radio 4, explores the surprising connection between trauma and greatness through vivid case histories.
The last eight centuries of China's relationship with the world told through the eyes of traders, invaders, civil servants, visionaries, and trait…
A fierce, strikingly redemptive exploration of the impact of traumatic violence on victim, perpetrator and society
A major new biography of one of Britain's best-loved artists
Two hundred years of Roman imperial politics and power brought to life in an action-packed narrative
How ideas moved the world from post-war to pre-war once more
A trailblazing journey into the brain, showing how perception, thought, and action all depend on 'maps' etched into your gray matter – and how…
A compelling foundation for a new story of interconnectedness, showing how, as our civilization unravels, another world is possible.
A biting and original history which places culture front and centre to explain how our country went to pieces
The astonishing true story of two First World War prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.
Power. Glory. Death. Courage. How well do we know the story of the Second World War?
An original exploration of all the ordinary, extraordinary and totally mad things we've thrown out and redeemed through the ages