One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered
by Sabina Wolanski & Diana Bagnall
Sabina Wolanski was just 12 years old when her home town in Poland was invaded by Nazis. In her diary, along with innocent adolescent longings, she recorded what happened next: the humiliations and terrors, the murder of her beloved family and ...
by Paul Johnson
Applies a wide lens and an unconventional approach to illuminate the various phases of Churchill's career. From his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the Empire to his role as an elder statesman foretelling the advent of the ...
From Russia with Cash; the Inside Story of the Oligarchs
by Mark Hollingsworth & Stewart Lansley
The amazing true story of how London became home to the Russian super-rich. A dazzling tale of incredible wealth, ferocious disputes, beautiful women, private jets, mega-yachts, the world's best footballers -- and chauffeur-driven Range Rovers ...
Harry Patch and the Legacy of War
by Peter Parker
This moving and timely book explores the way the First World War has been thought about and commemorated, and how it has affected its own, and later, generations. On 11 November 1920, huge crowds lined the streets of London for the funeral of the ...
by D.F.C. Forbes & D.F.C. Allen
The extraordinary stories of ten fighter pilots, told in their very own words during the Second World War. First published by Collins in 1942, this utterly compelling collection of first-hand accounts of ten fighter pilots' experiences at the ...
by Anna Funder
In the former East there was one agent of the Stasi, the secret police, for every six citizens. What did it do to people to be so watched? And what sort of people were they, all those watchers? In her internationally acclaimed debut, Anna Funder ...
The Definitive Edition
by Anne Frank
'June, 1942: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support'. In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne ...
by Tim Hitchcock
From everyday customs to violent transgression, Tales from the Hanging Court paints a fascinating and vivid picture of what it was like to live in London 250 years ago, from the dark alleys to the glittering thoroughfares. Drawing on the Old ...
The Story of the AK-47
by C. J. Chivers
The AK-47, or 'Kalashnikov', is the most abundant and efficient firearm on earth. It is so light it can be used by children. It has transformed the way we fight wars, and its story is the chilling story of modern warfare. C. J. Chivers' ...
by Peter Marshall
Arguing that the English experienced a "long reformation", whose roots lie in the 15th century, and whose effects were still being felt well into the 17th century, this book combines reassessment of familiar debates and topics with introductions ...
by Bernard Hamilton
Western European civilization evolved during the medieval centuries when the whole area was converted to Christianity in its Latin Catholic form. This account is an introduction to the religious life of this formative period, focusing on the ...
The Impact of the Norman Conquest
by Donald Matthew
Donald Matthew describes these interactions during the period 1000- 1300, and cogently assesses what advantage was taken of these opportunities on the broadest possible front.