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 story of caring and the grief, heartbreak, joy and love that accompany it, from the 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 frighteni…
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
Award-winning historian Linda Colley shows the dawn of the modern world – through the advance of written constitutions
The story of the twentieth century through one woman's life and the food she cooked for our most famous Prime Minister, Winston Churchill
Our future really was written in the stars, but not in the way we guessed
A panoramic history of trade, industry and economic thought, from prehistoric times to the present.
In this classic study of European colonialism, Albert Memmi examines the psychological effects of colonial ideology and system on both the colonizer a…