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  • Napoleon the Great

    'A Napoleonic triumph of a book, irresistibly galloping with the momentum of a cavalry charge' Simon Sebag Montefiore'Simply dynamite' Bernard CornwellFrom Andrew Roberts, author of the bestsellers The Storm of War and Churchill: Walking with Destiny, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon.Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human lives. In the space of just ... Read more


  • Churchill's Shadow

    An Astonishing Life and a Dangerous Legacy

    **'Stimulating, erudite and above all entertaining...For any reader tired of the seemlingly endless round of Churchill-worship' Robert HarrisA radical biography for a new generation**In A.J.P. Taylor's words, Churchill was 'the saviour of his country' when he became prime minister in 1940. Yet he was also a deeply flawed character.Giving due credit to Churchill's achievements but making no secret ... Read more


  • The Princes in the Tower

    Solving History's Greatest Cold Case

    Philippa Langley took the world by storm when, against all the odds and a seven-year investigation, she discovered the grave of King Richard III (1452-1485) in a Leicester car park. A king finally laid to rest, the rediscovery and reburial of Richard III was watched by an estimated global audience of over 366 million.Now, Langley reveals the findings of a remarkable new research initiative: 'The ... Read more

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  • Warrior and Protector

    The start of a fast-paced, unforgettable historical adventure series from Peter Gibbons

    by Peter Gibbons ...
    Book 1 - The Saxon Warrior Series
    The start of a series - an unputdownable fast paced adventure, filled with unforgettable characters.989 AD.Alfred the Great’s dream of a united England has been forged by his daughter Aethelfaed and grandson, King Aethelstan.The Vikings have been expelled from York following the death of Erik Bloodaxe, and for two generations there has been peace between Saxon and Dane.A new Viking warlord Olaf ... Read more

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  • Endgame

    by Omid Scobie ...
    The explosive new book from longtime royal journalist Omid Scobie and author of the international blockbuster Finding Freedom, Endgame a penetrating investigation into the current state of the British monarchy.An unpopular king, a power-hungry heir to the throne, a queen willing to go to great lengths to preserve her image, and a prince forced to start a new life after being betrayed by his own ... Read more

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  • The School That Escaped the Nazis

    'DEVASTATINGLY AFFECTING' THE TIMES'EMOTIONALLY COMPELLING' OBSERVERIn 1933, as Hitler came to power, schoolteacher Anna Essinger hatched a daring plan: to smuggle all her pupils out of Nazi Germany under the nose of the Gestapo.The - mostly Jewish - children who escaped found a safe haven in Anna's new school, a rundown manor house in southern England, until the outbreak of war in 1939 raised ... Read more


  • Out of the Blue: The inside story of the unexpected rise and rapid fall of Liz Truss

    Liz Truss’s journey from schoolgirl revolutionary to Britain’s shortest-serving Prime MinisterThe Sunday Times Politics Book of the Year‘An insightful and at times riotously entertaining account of the lengthy rise and abrupt fall of Britain’s 56th Prime Minister. What was intended as a prologue to her premiership is now a riveting political obituary in which every page drips with the seeds of ... Read more


  • 12 Years A Slave

    (A Major Motion Picture)

    Solomon Northup shares a harrowing account being kidnapped, as a free African-American during the years of legalized slavery. His journey began in the year 1841, when he accepted a temporary position in Washington D.C.  For him, it was to be a financial opportunity he could not refuse. Unfortunately, those who approached him with the proposal of employment were slave traders!  Solomon would be ... Read more


  • Politics On the Edge

    The instant #1 Sunday Times bestseller from the host of hit podcast The Rest Is Politics

    by Rory Stewart ...
    A searing insider's account of ten extraordinary years in Parliament from Rory Stewart, former Cabinet minister and co-presenter of breakout hit podcast The Rest Is Politics'The most exceptional political memoir I've ever read' ALAN JOHNSON'An instant classic' MARINA HYDE'At last a politician who can write' SEBASTIAN FAULKSThe Sunday Times Political Book of the Year a... ... Read more


  • A Memoir of My Former Self

    A Life in Writing

    by Hilary Mantel ...
    'A guide to the mind of one of the great English novelists of the last half-century' Guardian'Like hearing the voice of an old friend' ObserverAs well as her celebrated career as a novelist, Hilary Mantel long contributed to newspapers and journals, unspooling stories from her own life and illuminating the world as she found it. This strand of her writing was an integral part of how she thought of ... Read more


  • Normal Women: 900 Years of Making History

    A NEW STATESMEN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023‘A lasting work of social history’ THE TIMES‘A genuinely new history of our nation’ DAN JONES‘This celebration of women is a triumph of popular history’ SPECTATORFROM THE MULTI-MILLION BESTSELLING HISTORICAL NOVELIST COMES THE CULMINATION OF HER LIFE’S WORKDid you know that there are more penises ... ... Read more


  • Germany's High Sea Fleet in the World War

    Victors write history. German Admiral Reinhard Scheer knew this, and wrote his own anyway. In this memoir of World War One, he says, "We are victors and vanquished at one and the same time, and in depicting our success the difficult problem confronts us of not forgetting that our strength did not last out to the end."Admiral Scheer took command of the German High Seas Fleet in 1916. He championed ... Read more

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  • One Woman's War

    by Candy Jar ...
    The Second World War is dominated by heroic tales of men defending their country against a formidable enemy but what about the women who also played their part in fighting for freedom? Eileen Younghusband (90) was just 18 when she joined the Womens Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). She quickly demonstrated her keen intellect and mathematical skills, playing a crucial role in Fighter Command’s ... Read more

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  • The Last Diaries

    In and Out of the Wilderness

    by Alan Clark ...
    'With his Diaries, he has written himself into the life of our times with a panache and candour that ranks him next to Boswell or Pepys' The TimesThe first two volumes of Alan Clark's were irresistible, irreverent, infamous, outrageous. This last volume is a fitting finale to the work of a man who has been described as 'the best diarist of his century'.The third volume begins in 1991 with Alan ... Read more


  • I ricordi

    I ricordi raccolgono dodici libri di meditazioni in forma di aforisma, che il grande imperatore filosofo scrisse durante le sanguinose campagne militari, lottando vanamente contro le invasioni dei barbari. I ricordi non sono dunque un diario, memoria di gesta passate; al contrario, con la loro natura di «schegge» scaturite dal piú profondo dell'anima di un uomo saggio, rappresentano un breviario ... Read more


  • Black Girl from Pyongyang

    In Search of My Identity

    by Monica Macias ...
    In 1979, aged only seven, Monica Macias was transplanted from West Africa to the unfamiliar surroundings of North Korea. She was sent by her father Francisco, the first president of post-Independence Equatorial Guinea, to be educated under the guardianship of his ally, Kim Il Sung.Within months, her father was executed in a military coup; her mother became unreachable. Effectively orphaned, she ... Read more


  • Over the Wire

    A POW's Escape Story from the Second World War

    by Philip Newman ...
    In this WWII memoir, a British POW recounts his captivity, his thrilling escape, and his time as a fugitive on the run through occupied France.British army doctor Philip Newman was left behind after the evacuation from Dunkirk. As a prisoner of war, he was first held in France, then in Germany, where he treated the wounded and sick and planned to escape. After several failed attempts, he finally ... Read more

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  • Goebbels

    Joseph Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler’s most loyal acolytes. But how did this club-footed son of a factory worker rise from obscurity to become Hitler’s malevolent minister of propaganda, most trusted lieutenant and personally anointed successor?In this definitive one-volume biography, renowned German Holocaust historian Peter Longerich sifts through the historical record – and thirty thousand ... Read more


  • The Pillow Book

    A new translation of the idiosyncratic diary of a C10 court lady in Heian Japan. Along with the TALE OF GENJI, this is one of the major Japanese Classics. ... Read more


  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself. Illustrated

    The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, first published in 1789 in London, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. The narrative is argued to represent a variety of styles, such as a slavery narrative, travel narrative, and spiritual narrative. The book describes Equiano's time spent in enslavement, and documents his attempts at becoming an ... Read more

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  • Crossing Hitler:The Man Who Put the Nazis on the Witness Stand

    The Man Who Put the Nazis on the Witness Stand

    During a 1931 trial of four Nazi stormtroopers, known as the Eden Dance Palace trial, Hans Litten grilled Hitler in a brilliant and merciless three-hour cross-examination, forcing him into multiple contradictions and evasions and finally reducing him to helpless and humiliating rage (the transcription of Hitler's full testimony is included.) At the time, Hitler was still trying to prove his ... Read more


  • Paths of Death and Glory

    The Last Days of the Third Reich

    The epic story of how the Second World War was won.On 4 January 1945, General ‘Blood and Guts’ Patton confided gloomily to his diary, ‘We can still lose the war.’ The Nazis were attacking in Eastern France, Luxembourg and Belgium. General Eisenhower’s allied armies had lost over 300,000 men in battle (with a similar number of non-battle casualties) and they were still in the same positions they ... Read more

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  • Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad: A Family Memoir of Miraculous Survival

    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR‘Epic, moving and important’ ROBERT HARRIS‘A modern classic’ OBSERVER‘An unforgettable epic of a book’DAILY MAILFrom longstanding political columnist and commentator Daniel Finkelstein, a powerful memoir exploring both his mother and his father’s devastating experiences of persecution, resistance and survival during... ... Read more


  • Hitler's Last Witness

    The Memoirs of Hitler's Bodyguard

    by Rochus Misch ...
    This memoir of Hitler’s personal bodyguard presents “convincing first-person testimony of the dictator’s final desperate months, days and hours” (Huffington Post).After being seriously wounded in the 1939 Polish campaign, Rochus Misch was invited to join Hitler’s SS-bodyguard. There he served until the war’s end as Hitler’s bodyguard, courier, orderly, and, finally, as Chief of Communications.On ... Read more

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