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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...


Great War Britain Exeter: Remembering 1914-18

by David Parker

The First World War claimed over 900,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Exeter offers an in-depth portrait of the town and its people during the 'war to end...


Battle Story Blenheim 1704

by James Falkner

Blenheim has gone down in history as one of the turning points of the War of the Spanish Succession - and some would say in the history of conflict in Europe. The overwhelming Allied victory ensured the safety...


Princesses on the Wards: Royal Women in Nursing through Wars and Revolutions

by Coryne Hall

Royal ladies have never been afraid to roll up their sleeves, work in wards, field hospitals and help in the operating theatre, despite their sheltered upbringing. Indeed, through wars and revolutions in Russia,...


Stalin's World: Dictating the Soviet Order

by Sarah Davies & James Harris

Drawing on declassified material from Stalin's personal archive, this is the first systematic attempt to analyze how Stalin saw his world-both the Soviet system he was trying to build and its wider international...


Can Crocodiles Cry?: Amazing Answers to Mind-Blowing Questions

by Paul Heiney

In Can Crocodiles Cry? Paul Heiney unravels further science behind those things we take for granted, and explains just why the world and its contents are the way they are. Drawing on questions asked by the public,...


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...