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Stride Toward Freedom

Martin Luther King

The inspiring account of the march towards American Civil Rights, as told by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Clean

Katherine Ashenburg

'Ashenburg rolls up her sleeves and takes us on an engaging tour of hygiene through the ages. Her masterful mix of erudition and anecdote makes t…

The Spitfire Log

Peter Haining

An affectionate tribute to the Spitfire, the aircraft that inspired affection as a result of its defence of Britain's coastlines during World War…

Reich's Orchestra

Misha Aster

The Reich's Orchestra is Misha Aster's remarkable depiction of the moral ambiguities of living under the Nazis, told through the story of on…

Into the Heart of the Mafia

David Lane

The hold of the Mafia on southern Italy, from Naples, home of Mafia-controlled mozzarella and toxic waste, through no less rotten Calabria to Sicily,…

Moscow 1941

Rodric Braithwaite

Braithwaite…has written the best history book of the year so far.

On Roads

Joe Moran

'A masterpiece' Sunday Times, 'Terrific' Guardian, 'Sparkling' Telegraph, 'Beautiful' Mail on SundayUniversall…

Piazza San Marco

Iain Fenlon

The Piazza San Marco is the most famous townscape in the West. This book is the first to consider it as a coherent whole, as a theatre in which the wh…

St Peter's

Keith Miller

A huge baroque basilica with a dome by Michelangelo, crammed with works of art, standing in a Ruritanian statelet called the Vatican, home of Roman Ca…

We Were There

Robert Fox

'A most wonderful collection…I will put it on my shelf and take it off over and over again' Simon Schama

Nella Last in the 1950s

Patricia Malcolmson

Picking up where bestseller Nella Last's Peace left off, this fascinating diary from the 1950s delves into the thoughts, feelings and daily life…

Taj Mahal

Giles Tillotson

The Taj Mahal is the queen of architecture. Other buildings may be as famous but no other has been so consistently admired for a beauty that is seen a…

Inside The Mind Of A Killer

Jean-Francois Abgrall

True crime at its most potent: a riveting account of tracking down and convicting an evil serial killer by the detective who trapped him. "In the…

The Match King

Frank Partnoy

'An enthralling cautionary tale of the recurring excesses of global finance … The author displays a vivid touch in describing the Swedish parve…

In the Words of Nelson Mandela

Jennifer Crwys-Williams

'When we read we are able to travel to many places, meet many people and understand the world' Nelson Mandela

Queuing for Beginners

Joe Moran

An original idea that's well-executed and of interest to anyone who's enjoyed a fry-up, stood by a water-cooler and slept under a duvet. By…

Adventurers And Exiles

Marjory Harper

'The Scots have always been a restless people', says leading Scottish historian Marjory Harper 'but in the nineteenth century their res…

Empires of the Imagination

Holger Hoock

This scholarly yet highly accessible book illuminates the manifold ways in which the culture of power and the power of culture were interwoven and sha…

Occasions of Sin

Diarmaid Ferriter

Groundbreaking in its scope and ambition, Occasions of Sin charts the Irish sexual experience over the course of the twentieth century.

St Pancras Station

Simon Bradley

St Pancras station has long been an iconic landmark on the London landscape and one of its most distinctive monuments. This new edition is published t…

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