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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

A Scheme of Heaven

Alexander Boxer

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

Nuking the Moon

Vince Houghton

Agent Zigzag meets The Book of Heroic Failures and The GCHQ Quiz Book

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 frighten…

A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles

Ned Palmer

A celebration of cheese to go perfectly with your Christmas Stilton

Imperial Tragedy

Michael Kulikowski

Two hundred years of Roman imperial politics and power brought to life in an action-packed narrative

The King's Cathedral

Judith Curthoys

An inside account of the cathedral at the heart of Oxford's grandest college

Great State

Timothy Brook

The last eight centuries of China's relationship with the world told through the eyes of traders, invaders, civil servants, visionaries, and trai…

Infamy

Jerry Toner

A journey to the dark side of Roman nature – like Horrible Histories for grown-ups

Escape from Earth

Fraser MacDonald

Lies, spies, sex-magic and socialism: the secret history of the first American rocket in space

Gresham's Law

John Guy

Banker, Gaoler, Smuggler, Spy: the many lives of a Tudor power-broker

The Professor and the Parson

Adam Sisman

'I embarrassed myself by uncontrollable guffaws … This is a truly wonderful story' A. N. Wilson, Spectator

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

Tragedy, the Greeks and Us

Simon Critchley

A provocative and timely exploration into tragedy from the curator of The New York Times philosophy column

The Border

Diarmaid Ferriter

The history and possible future of the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

The Colosseum

Keith Hopkins

Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena

The Parthenon

Mary Beard

'A classic in every sense of the word' John Julius Norwich Revised and updated to include the story of the New Acropolis Museum, the controv…

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