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By Sasson, Jean P
Book. English.
Published London: Bantam, 2011
From the time she was a little girl, Maryam rebelled against the terrible second-class existence that was her destiny as an Afghan woman. Although she...

By MacGregor, Neil, 1946-
Book. English.
Published London: Penguin, 2012
Neil MacGregor's radio series 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' has been a unique event that has set a benchmark for public service broadcasting...

By Kynaston, David, author
Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2013
The late 1950s and early 1960s were a period in their own right: neither the stultifying 'high' Fifties nor the liberating 'high' Sixties, but instead...

Book. English.
Published Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012
Margaret Thatcher's governments inspired hatred and veneration in equal measure and her legacy remains fiercely contested. This volume draws together...

By Bailey, Catherine, 1960-
Book. English.
Published London: Viking, 2012
In April 1940, the ninth Duke of Rutland died in mysterious circumstances in one of the rooms of his family estate, Belvoir Castle. 60 years on, 'The...

By Applebaum, Anne, 1964-
Book. English.
Published London: Allen Lane, 2012
'Iron Curtain' is a brilliant history of a brutal period in European history, but also a reminder of how fragile free societies are, and how vulnerable...

By Burleigh, Michael, 1955- author
Book. English.
Published London: Macmillan, 2013
The collapse of Western colonial empires after the Second World War led to any number of vicious struggles for power whose bloody consequences haunt us...

By Barratt, Nick
Book. English.
Published London: Random House, 2012
By looking at the whole of the Greater London area from Roman times to the present, Nick Barratt not only shows how areas as far apart as Hendon and Streatham...

By Cornwell, Bernard, author
Book. English.
Published London: William Collins, 2015
In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every...

By Osnos, Evan, 1976- author
Book. English.
Published London: The Bodley Head, 2014
As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic and cultural...
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