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A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist

by Alicia Priest

In its heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, the remote community of Elsa, 300 miles north of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, was the epicentre of one of the world’s most lucrative silver mining operations—an...


The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case

by Sam Roberts

“A fresh and fast-paced study of one of the most important crimes of the twentieth century” (The Washington Post), The Brother now discloses new information revealed since the original publication in 2003—including...


After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace

by A. J. Langguth

A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of Patriots and Union 1812. After Lincoln tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black Americans and isolated the South...


Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?: Can it Survive?

by Richard Cohen

A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen’s own), and a passionate defense of Israel’s legitimacy.

Richard Cohen’s book is part reportage, part memoir—an intimate journey through the history...


Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

by Lawrence Wright

A dramatic, illuminating day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign a peace treaty--the...


Diana Mosley

by Anne De Courcy

Diana Mosley was a society beauty who fell from grace when she left her husband, brewery heir Bryan Guinness, for Sir Oswald Mosley, an admirer of Mussolini and a notorious womanizer. This horrified her family...


An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America

by Nick Bunker

Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war...


Predator

by Richard Whittle

The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation

The creation of the first weapon in history...


It Shouldn't Happen (to a Dog)

by Don Freeman & Todd DePastino

Army life didn't agree with GI Albert C. Bedlington, Jr. He felt like he was always crawling on all fours, and one day when the very thing he'd feared for months finally happened — he had become a dog! The...


Wards in the Sky: The RAF's Remarkable Nursing Service

by Mary Mackie

This is the eventful story of the nurses who since 1918 have worn the grey-blue uniform of the RAF, from the Great War to D-Day; through the Falklands, in Bosnia and on to Afghanistan. These brave professionals...


The Times Great Women's Lives: A Celebration in Obituaries

by Lucy Worsley & Sue Corbett

With entries dating from 1872 to 2013, Great Women's Lives - the latest in The Times' series of anthologies of its obituaries - focuses attention on almost two centuries of ground-breaking achievements by more...


Fitted Up: The Mitcham Co-op Murder and the Fight to Prove My Innocence

by George Thatcher

Fitted Up is the remarkable story of George Thatcher, who spent two weeks in a death cell awaiting the noose for murder following the Mitcham Co-op robbery in 1962. He was later reprieved, but would still serve...


Custody, Care & Criminality: Forensic Psychiatry in 19th Century Ireland

by Professor Brendan Kelly

In this important work, Professor Brendan Kelly explores the background to Irish psychiatry in the 1800s and its development. Using detailed case studies from the original records, the author examines some of...


The Little Book of Jack the Ripper

by The Whitechapel Society

126 years ago, a killer struck in the heart of London… The Jack the Ripper mystery is recognised as being the greatest 'whodunnit' the world has ever seen. Conjuring up images of swirling fog, top hats and...


No Labour, No Battle: Military Labour During the First World War

by John Starling, Ivor Lee & Professor Richard Holmes

From 1917 British soliders who were unfit or too old for front line service were to serve unarmed and within the range of German guns for weeks or even months at a time undertaking labouring tasks. The vital,...


Wolsey: The Life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal

by John Matusiak

Wolsey is, arguably, the first comprehensive book to explore the many contrasting layers of Thomas Wolsey's life and career, and represents the first genuinely popular biography of the much-maligned cardinal...


A Companion to Livy

by Bernard Mineo

A Companion to Livy features a collection of essays representing the most up-to-date international scholarship on the life and works of the Roman historian Livy.

  • Features contributions from top Livian scholars...


Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical

by Judith E. Smith

A son of poor Jamaican immigrants who grew up in Depression-era Harlem, Harry Belafonte became the first black performer to gain artistic control over the representation of African Americans in commercial television...


The Other First World War: The Blood-Soaked Russian Fronts 1914-1922

by Douglas Boyd

Unlike the stalemate of the trenches in Flanders, the little-known eastern front of the First World War was a war of movement that cost 12 million casualties, including female combatants. It spanned thousands...


Harold Jarman: Bristol Rovers Local Hero

by Mike Jay & Ian Haddrell

Harold Jarman, a Bristolian, had a fascinating fourteen season career with Bristol Rovers from 1959 until 1973. A highly talented winger he made over 500 appearances for his home town club, scoring over a century...