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Dancing on Ropes

Anna Aslanyan

Horizon-expanding tales of how translators altered the course of world events

The Greywacke

Nick Davidson

The story of three 19th-century geologists whose fraternal rivalry ended up rewriting the history of our planet

The Gravediggers

Hauke Friederichs

A thrilling day-by-day account of the final months of the Weimar Republic, documenting the collapse of democracy in Germany and Hitler's frighteni…

Field Work

Bella Bathurst

What does it take to make a living from the land in modern Britain?

Steam Trains Today

Andrew Martin

A delightfully warm exploration of a very British obsession

Cult of Progress

David Olusoga

Companion to the BBC series CIVILISATIONS

The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey

Julia Laite

An immersive historical account of a fascinating and important untold story

The Origin of Empire

David Potter

Capturing the pivotal moment when Rome transformed from a republic to a world empire, spanning over three hundred action-packed years

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

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

A Scheme of Heaven

Alexander Boxer

Our future really was written in the stars, but not in the way we guessed

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Philip Coggan

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

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…

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

Cows and Curates

Judith Curthoys

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

A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles

Ned Palmer

A celebration of cheese to go perfectly with your Christmas Stilton

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 regret…

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