Brings twentieth-century British politics vividly to life and reveals perspectives on the tumultuous events it sought to control, the changes it resis…
Mary Beard takes us on an exhilarating journey through the extraordinary riches of the classical heritage, and why it still matters.
Orwell Prize-nominated David Hendy explores the role of sound, noise and listening in 100,000 years of human history, now in paperback.
A masterful history of the First World War, covering all areas and explaining the technology and tactics that determined its course: now in paperback…
Based on a 15-part BBC Radio 4 series: What has held the United Kingdom together – and what is driving it apart? Includes analysis of the 2014 Scottis…
A field guide to the private life of the family home in the twentieth century: a social, cultural and personal history.
William Viscount Weir
The classic account of an international engineering industry leader's development, from the Victorian era to the present day.
The afterlife of the classical gods: how they travelled the world, shaped our history and culture, and turned up in the strangest places, from Chinese…
A major appraisal of the crucial decade in Ireland's recent history
An ideal bedside companion to anyone who wakes up wanting to understand their dreams
From Mappa Mundi to Google Maps – the bestselling Just My Type author turns his gaze to maps. Packed with accompanying map illustrations and images.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager
A major new history told from all sides, to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the armistice in the Korean War.
A unique history of the road to El Alamein – and how the bloody battle that followed decided the outcome of the Second World War. A perfect gift for F…
Alan Lloyd mixes fact and fiction to recreate the last days of Pompeii.
A major history examining the realities of Jewish life across Europe up to the very eve of World War Two.
The story behind an iconic British brand that is approaching its double century
In the waning days of World War II, a little-known battle took place under the frozen seas off the coast of Norway … and changed the course of the w…
[An] outstanding analysis of celebrity, cultural memory and the manipulation of public mood…A terrific book, which deals with a huge range of themes…
A gripping, revisionist account of an epic tragedy, the battle of Gallipoli.
A unique insight into the index of social development that measures change in East and West – and that forms the core of the international bestseller.