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The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey

Julia Laite

An immersive historical account of a fascinating and important untold story

The Handshake

Ella Al-Shamahi

For the first time, this quirky and engaging history reveals the secrets of one of our most ancient social gestures

The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen

Linda Colley

Award-winning historian Linda Colley shows the dawn of the modern world – through the advance of written constitutions

The Colonizer and the Colonized

Albert Memmi

In this classic study of European colonialism, Albert Memmi examines the psychological effects of colonial ideology and system on both the colonizer a…

Ruin and Renewal

Paul Betts

A major new history of post-war Europe

Strongmen

Ruth Ben-Ghiat

A leading academic exposes the historical and cultural contexts which allow political strongmen to thrive

The Aeneid

Shadi Bartsch

A fresh new translation of Vergil's Aeneid by a renowned classicist and scholar of Latin literature

Figuring Out The Past

Peter Turchin

The numbers that tell the story of humanity

War

Margaret MacMillan

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

Cows and Curates

Judith Curthoys

A unique account of the land and property owned by Oxford's grandest college

The Black Book

Sybil Oldfield

For the first time, discover the stories of the heroic men and women the Nazis singled out for death in their plan to invade Britain

Breaking Bread with the Dead

Alan Jacobs

The past isn't cancelled: it's not even past. How to cherish authors from Aristotle to Edith Wharton without succumbing to their most regretta…

Britain at Bay

Alan Allport

Power. Glory. Death. Courage. How well do we know the story of the Second World War?

Rummage

Emily Cockayne

An original exploration of all the ordinary, extraordinary and totally mad things we've thrown out and redeemed through the ages

All Against All

Paul Jankowski

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

At Close Range

Peter Hart

A British Band of Brothers: a thrilling account of the Second World War, told through the eyes of a regiment who fought at battles from Tobruk to the…

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…

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Philip Coggan

A panoramic history of trade, industry and economic thought, from prehistoric times to the present.

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Rashid I. Khalidi

This is the story of Palestine told from the inside

Victory in the Kitchen

Annie Gray

The story of the twentieth century through one woman's life and the food she cooked for our most famous Prime Minister, Winston Churchill

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