This quirky and engaging history reveals the secrets of one of our most ancient social gestures
Martin Luther King
The inspiring account of the march towards American Civil Rights, as told by Martin Luther King, Jr.
This startling history of secret psychological operations traces the century-long rise of organized deception from the Russian Revolution to contempor…
How ideas moved the world from post-war to pre-war once more
The last eight centuries of China's relationship with the world told through the eyes of traders, invaders, civil servants, visionaries, and trait…
Two hundred years of Roman imperial politics and power brought to life in an action-packed narrative
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
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…
Companion to the BBC series CIVILISATIONS
Capturing the pivotal moment when Rome transformed from a republic to a world empire, spanning over three hundred action-packed years
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…
A leading academic exposes the historical and cultural contexts which allow political strongmen to thrive
The numbers that tell the story of humanity
A unique account of the land and property owned by Oxford's grandest college
A celebration of cheese to go perfectly with your Christmas Stilton