This startling history of secret psychological operations traces the century-long rise of organized deception from the Russian Revolution to contempor…
How ideas moved the world from post-war to pre-war once more
The last eight centuries of China's relationship with the world told through the eyes of traders, invaders, civil servants, visionaries, and trai…
Two hundred years of Roman imperial politics and power brought to life in an action-packed narrative
Japan's fascinating culture of track cycling
A biting and original history which places culture front and centre to explain how our country went to pieces
A deeply moving story of what it means to care for those we love by bestselling author Kate Mosse
Power. Glory. Death. Courage. How well do we know the story of the Second World War?
Lies, spies, sex-magic and socialism: the secret history of the first American rocket in space
An original exploration of all the ordinary, extraordinary and totally mad things we've thrown out and redeemed through the ages
The astonishing true story of two First World War prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.
Horizon-expanding tales of how translators altered the course of world events
The story of three 19th-century geologists whose fraternal rivalry ended up rewriting the history of our planet
A thrilling day-by-day account of the final months of the Weimar Republic, documenting the collapse of democracy in Germany and Hitler's frighten…
What does it take to make a living from the land in modern Britain?
A delightfully warm exploration of a very British obsession
Companion to the BBC series CIVILISATIONS
An immersive historical account of a fascinating and important untold story
Capturing the pivotal moment when Rome transformed from a republic to a world empire, spanning over three hundred action-packed years
For the first time, this quirky and engaging history reveals the secrets of one of our most ancient social gestures