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Shadows

by Alan Barker

In the early hours of 30 April 2003, twelve armed and uniformed officers accompanied by four plain-clothes detectives burst into Alan Barker's house. They stayed for hours, turning over rooms, seizing documents,...


Black Country to Red China

by Esther Cheo Ying

Born in pre-Revolutionary China and brought up in the Midlands, Esther Cheo Ying returned to China in 1949 after a traumatic childhood, convinced that there she would find the happiness and sense of belonging...


Forgotten Voices Of The Second World War

by Max Arthur

The Imperial War Museum holds a vast archive of interviews with soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians of most nationalities who saw action during WW2. As in the highly-acclaimed Forgotten Voices of the Great...


Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

by Anne Applebaum

In the long-awaited follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed...


The Trail of Gold and Silver

by Duane A. Smith

In The Trail of Gold and Silver, historian Duane A. Smith details Colorado's mining saga - a story that stretches from the beginning of the gold and silver mining rush in the mid-nineteenth century into the...


Hitler in History

by Eberhard Jaeckel

A leading interpreter of the Nazi period addresses crucial issues in modern European and contemporary history.


Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal

by Ben Macintyre

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

A Washington Post Best Book of 2007

One of the Top 10 Best Books of 2007 (Entertainment Weekly)

New York Times Best...


1968: The Year That Rocked the World

by Mark Kurlansky

In this monumental new book, award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has written his most ambitious work to date: a singular and ultimately definitive look at a pivotal moment in history.

With 1968, Mark Kurlansky...


Peace, They Say: A History of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World

by Jay Nordlinger

In this book, Jay Nordlinger gives a history of what the subtitle calls “the most famous and controversial prize in the world.” The Nobel Peace Prize, like the other Nobel prizes, began in 1901. So we have...


The Bloodiest Year 1972

by Ken Wharton

1972 was the bloodiest year of an already bloody conflict played out on the streets of Northern Ireland. Over twelve months the country was rocked by the atrocities of Bloody Friday and the Claudy bombing, civilian...


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...


God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

by Gerald Posner

A deeply reported, New York Times bestselling exposé of the money and the clerics-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican—the world’s biggest, most powerful religious institution—from an acclaimed...


A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences

 

In 1948, after surviving World...


Hubris

by Alistair Horne

“EMINENTLY PROVOCATIVE AND READABLE.”—THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years and in this wise and masterly work, he revisits six...


Great Soul

by Joseph Lelyveld

A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments—his success in seizing India’s imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass...


The Transatlantic Hispanic Baroque: Complex Identities in the Atlantic World

by Harald E. Braun & Jesús Pérez-Magallón

Gathering a group of internationally renowned scholars, this volume presents cutting-edge research on the complex processes of identity formation in the transatlantic world of the Hispanic Baroque. Identities...


Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American Relationship

by Richard Wevill

The history of Britain after the Second World War is essentially the story of her loss of great power status. Writers discussing this decline often focus on those sources of power which are tangible and capable...


New York and the First World War: Shaping an American City

by Ross J. Wilson

The First World War constitutes a point in the history of New York when its character and identity were challenged, recast and reinforced. Due to its pre-eminent position as a financial and trading centre, its...


Litpop: Writing and Popular Music

by Rachel Carroll & Adam Hansen

Bringing together exciting new interdisciplinary work from emerging and established scholars in the UK and beyond, Litpop addresses the question: how has writing past and present been influenced by popular music,...


Death in the Delta: Diary of a Navy Seal

by Alan Maki & Gary Smith

Mankind is a predator by nature and a hunter by instinct. I loved to hunt. It was in my blood. And I was now ready to head back to the bush, to hunt the biggest game in the world--man.

With five tours of Vietnam...