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History & Hope

by Brian Eggins

In 1970, a group of people had what many commentators felt was a ludicrous dream, that politics in Northern Ireland 'should not be dominated by division, but should be about co-operation, partnership and reconciliation....


The Man Who Was Jekyll and Hyde

by Rick Wilson

He was a respected cabinet-maker and councillor by day - but Deacon William Brodie changed into a sinister, thieving monster when darkness fell on the old city of Edinburgh. Cleverly employing his respectable...


The Lost Band of Brothers

by Tom Keene & General Julian Thompson

They were Britain's own Second World War 'Band of Brothers': a privately selected secret army of 50 cross-channel raiders who formed the elite Small Scale Raiding Force. Part SOE, part Combined Operations, their...


Railways of the North Pennines

by Dr Tom Bell

This history describes how the two pioneering railways of northern England, the Stockton and Darlington and Newcastle and Carlisle railways, developed from unsuccessful canal proposals and how they, with the...


Daughters of the KGB

by Douglas Boyd

Everyone has heard of the KGB, but little has been published about is 'daughter' organisations through which Moscow terrorised the satellite states grabbed by Stalin during and after the Second World War. Staffed...


The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century

by Angela E. Stent

The Limits of Partnership is a riveting narrative about U.S.-Russian relations from the Soviet collapse through the Ukraine crisis and the difficult challenges ahead. It reflects the unique perspective of an...


Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How and Why 29 Men Died

by Rebecca Macfie

On a sunny afternoon in November 2010, a massive explosion rocked the underground Pike River coal mine, deep in a mountain range in New Zealand’s South Island. More than an hour and a half later, two ashen...


The Spirit of Ned

by Bert O'Flannagan

If in my writing of this book my words appear to be telling the life of Ned Kelly in a different way to other books, or if some may believe that some of what my pen has been guided to write, may not be the actual...


Before the Ivy: The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago

by Laurent Pernot

The indomitable Cubs of baseball's early years


Lady Constance Lytton

by Lyndsey Jenkins

Lady Constance Lytton (1869–1923) was the most unlikely of suffragettes. One of the elite, she was the daughter of a Viceroy of India and a lady in waiting to the Queen. She grew up in the family home of Knebworth...


Photography and September 11th: Spectacle, Memory, Trauma

by Jennifer Good

It is all but impossible to think of September 11th 2001 and not, at the same time, recall an image. The overwhelmingly visual coverage in the world's media pictured a spectacle of terror, from images of the...


Gallipoli: The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers' Words and Photographs

by Richard van Emden & Stephen Chambers

Presenting more than 150 never-before-published photographs of the campaign, many taken by the soldiers themselves, together with unpublished written material from British, Anzac, French and Turkish, including...


The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805-1905

by Ferdinand Mount

The Tears of the Rajas is a sweeping history of the British in India, seen through the experiences of a single Scottish family. For a century the Lows of Clatto survived mutiny, siege, debt and disease, everywhere...


Killing King: The Multi-Year Effort to Murder MLK

by Stuart Wexler & Larry Hancock

At approximately 6 pm Eastern Standard Time on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr., one of America's great moral leaders was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. The largest manhunt in FBI history eventually...


17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History

by Andrew Morton

A meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after World War II.

Andrew Morton...


Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation

by Vijay Prashad

Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s seven-week bombing campaign and ground invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014, resulted in half a million displaced Gazans, tens of thousands of destroyed homes, and more...


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

by Erik Larson

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury...


The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East

by Eugene Rogan

In 1914 the Ottoman Empire was depleted of men and resources after years of war against Balkan nationalist and Italian forces. But in the aftermath of the assassination in Sarajevo, the powers of Europe were...


The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation

by Thomas Fleming

A fresh look at the nation’s formative years through the lens of the clash between Washington and Jefferson.


The Fortunes of Francis Barber: The True Story of the Jamaican Slave Who Became Samuel Johnson's Heir

by Michael Bundock

This compelling book chronicles a young boy's journey from the horrors of Jamaican slavery to the heart of London's literary world, and reveals the unlikely friendship that changed his life. Francis Barber,...