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The Handshake

Ella Al-Shamahi

This quirky and engaging history reveals the secrets of one of our most ancient social gestures

Stride Toward Freedom

Martin Luther King

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

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…

All Against All

Paul Jankowski

How ideas moved the world from post-war to pre-war once more

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 trait…

Imperial Tragedy

Michael Kulikowski

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

Britain at Bay

Alan Allport

Power. Glory. Death. Courage. How well do we know the story of the Second World War?

Escape from Earth

Fraser MacDonald

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

Rummage

Emily Cockayne

An original exploration of all the ordinary, extraordinary and totally mad things we've thrown out and redeemed through the ages

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…

Cult of Progress

David Olusoga

Companion to the BBC series CIVILISATIONS

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

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

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

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