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By Shakespeare, Nicholas, 1957- author
Hardback. English.
Published London: Harvill Secker, 2017
London, early May 1940: Britain is on the brink of war and Neville Chamberlain's government is about to fall. It is hard for us to imagine the Second...

By Allen, Jonathan (Jonathan J. M.), author
Hardback. English.
Published London: Hutchinson, 2014
The story of Hillary Clinton's phoenix-like rise, portraying a seasoned operator who negotiates political and diplomatic worlds with equal savvy

By Preston, John, 1953- author
Hardback. English.
Published UK: Viking, 2016
In 1979, Jeremy Thorpe, the rising star of the Liberal Party, stood trial for conspiracy to murder. It was the first time that a leading British politician...

By Olusoga, David, author
Hardback. English.
Published London: Profile Books, 2018
Kenneth Clark's 1969 BBC series 'Civilisation' (note the singular) is perhaps the most celebrated documentary series ever made, except that it was entirely...

By Choudhury, Kushanava, author
Hardback. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury Circus, 2017
Everything that could possibly be wrong with a city was wrong with Calcutta. When Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of 12, he had already...

By Vance, J. D., author
Hardback. English.
Published London: William Collins, 2016
From a former marine and Yale graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles...

By Foreman, Amanda, 1968-
Hardback. English.
Published London: Allen Lane, 2011
An account of the stories and sacrifices of many British men and women who fought on both sides in the American Civil War

By Lovell, Julia, 1975-
Hardback. English.
Published London: Picador, 2011
'The Opium War' is both the story of modern China - starting from this first conflict with the West - and an analysis of the country's contemporary self...

By Winder, Simon, author
Hardback. English.
Published London: Picador, 2013
For centuries, much of Europe was in the hands of the peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture of wizards, obsessives, melancholics, bores, musicians...

By Ashdown-Hill, John, author
Hardback. English.
Published Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2014
Less well-known than his brothers, Edward IV and Richard III, little has been written about George, Duke of Clarence and we are faced with a series of...