A collected edition of bestselling author Nella Last's diaries, including substantial never-before published material from the war years
Four devastating years told by twenty eyewitnesses showing not just what the First World War was, but what it was like to live through
In 1901, Josef Fischer accidentally discovered the Waldseemüller Map of 1507 – the first map to depict the world largely as we know it today. In…
Secret tribunals, illegal rendition, torture, trumped up charges … all in a society controlled by fear. Such was the tenor of life in Languedoc arou…
How modern are our lives? Or are we still living the lives our ancestors lived?
The 'other' decimated twin Wonders of the World and the tragic country of Afghanistan
Michael J. Bird
An account of the greatest disaster ever to befall a Canadian city: the explosion of a vessel containing explosive in the harbour of Halifax in 1917.
A detailed and absorbing history of one of Oxford University's most imposing colleges
In a timely and eye-opening book Rodric Braithwaite examines the Russian experience during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Basing his account on Russia…
The true history and mythology of Tutankhamen.
Controversy still rages about the Allied decision to bomb the beautiful and historic city of Dresden on February 13th 1945. By then the war was virtua…
The River Rhine and its delta in Holland, protecting Germany's vital industrial area of the Ruhr, helped dictate the course of events in three la…
The Avro Shackleton was a formidable machine with its Griffon engines producing the characteristic grumble that gave the aircraft one of its nicknames…
An enlightening and entertaining social history of how we have tried (and failed) to battle the bulge over two millennia.
The untold story of Vitruvian Man, the drawing that captured the spirit of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance – and that still haunts our own
This is the most complete history of fiction in English ever published – now in paperback.
Glass is one of the greatest accidents in the history of humankind.
This is a fascinating and honest book which builds upon the classic Family and Kinship in East London published nearly 50 years ago reflecting the aft…
Why does the West rule? Eminent Stanford polymath Ian Morris answers this provocative question, drawing uniquely on 20,000 years of history and archae…
A delightfully subversive take on the traditional Oxford college history