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This compelling biography examines the lives of Tsar Nicholas II's four daughters up until their brutal murder.
Witness the never-before-told account and terrible irony of the Ovitz family's fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them to endure the Holocaust.
The first publication in a century and a half: Having unleashed a torrent of dramatic wars for decades, Napoleon died on Elba in 1921. Five years later his contemporary Sir Walter Scott wrote a bri...
Aesthete, sensualist, bookworm, politician of Machiavellian cunning: François Mitterrand was a man of exceptional gifts and exceptional flaws who, during his fourteen years as President, strove to drag his tradition-bound and change-averse country into the modern world.
A lively account of how a girl from East Germany rose to the highest echelons of European power which sheds light on the person behind the politician and her personal relations with international counterparts such as David Cameron, Barack Obama or Vladimir Putin, including her attitude towards the countries and cultures over which they rule.
The Last Viking is the life of a visionary and a showman, who brought the era of Shackleton to an end, put the newly independent Norway on the map and was the twentieth century’s brightest trailblazing explorer.
From acclaimed biographer A. N. Wilson, Hitler is a short, sharp, gripping account of one of the twentieth century’s most notorious figures
Using new sources, Rosamund Bartlett brings to life the story of a remarkable man - Lev Tolstoy, known chiefly for his iconic works of literature - who rejected his aristocratic heritage in favour of devoting himself to improving the literacy of the underprivileged.
Angela Merkel: A Chancellorship Forged in Crisis is the definitive new biography of the world’s most powerful woman.
Drawing on hitherto unpublished and revealing material from the archives in Paris and Washington, this thought-provoking account of a great European’s rejection of foreign domination has significant resonance for modern Britain, whose governments are subservient both to Washington and Brussels.
Marshal Georgy Zhukov is the legendary general who helped to bring down the Nazi regime, was banished twice and was the only man who stood up to Stalin. Geoffrey Roberts presents the story of a tough man with a complicated but charming personality.
When Vladimir Putin, an unimportant, low-level KGB operative, was rushed to power by a group of Oligarchs in 1999, he was a man without a history. Within a few brief years, Putin had dismantled Rus...
The disarmingly honest autobiography of Jacques Chirac - two time president of France and charismatic international statesman—as he discusses his life, world politics, George W. Bush, and current French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
In this highly personal work, Julian Assange explains the global struggle to force a new relationship between the people and their governments.
Paul Preston presents new information on the longest running dictator in European history.
This is a magisterial, sweeping biography of one of the great leaders of the twentieth century.
A leader and a pioneer; Mikhail Gorbachev has inspired change in Europe and eased decades of hostility whilst championing environmental sustainability.
Documenting the rise and fall of Willy Brandt; Germany's first Social Democratic Chancellor.
The shocking murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme rocked Scandinavia and ignited conspiracy theories the world over. Jan Bondeson attempts to uncover the truth.
Leonardo Sciascia uncovers the dangerous world of Italian politics in the 1970s as he investigates the horrific murder of Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro.
A pioneer in Irish independence and the 3rd president of Ireland, Eamon De Valera established the Irish Constitution and was the longest serving political leader in the 20th century.