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Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early ye...
Jambusters tells the story of the minute and idiosyncratic details of everyday life during the Second World War as a third of a million country women set out to make their lives and the lives of those around them more bearable in what they described as 'a period of insanity'
Tom knew nothing of his mother's love as he grew up in the Foundling Hospital - which, during years of the Second World War, was more like a prison than a children's home. This is also a moving account of survival from one of the very last foundlings.
Half a century before Dodi and Diana, another Prince of Wales was be involved in a deadly love triangle. This is the story of a passionate and deadly love affair set against the dramatic backdrop of the Great War, a royal scandal carefully airbrushed from history.
‘At every turn the gripping writing reminds you of a world of spies and betrayal that was so much a part of life in post-war Europe…Superb from start to finish.’ JEREMY VINE On 3 ...
A raucous and salacious romp through Westminster with the hilarious Jerry Hayes.
Twenty years on from the fall of apartheid in South Africa, veteran analyst and activist John S. Saul examines the liberation struggle, placing it in a regional and global context and looking at ho...
Five years into capitalism’s deepest crisis, which has led to cuts and economic pain across the world, Against Austerity addresses a puzzling aspect of the current conjuncture: why are the ri...
The news of Wellington’s momentous victory at Vitoria on 21 June 1813 reached London in early July. Celebration spawned an expectation of a rapid conclusion to events in the Peninsula. His Ma...
Absolutely everything you need to know about the EU, ahead of the European elections 2014.
Still an active member of the House of Lords, Dick Taverne presents a thoughtful and compelling memoir, as well as a measured account of fraught and turbulent times.
A look at the questions that must be asked and the realities that must be faced ahead of the 2014 referendum.
This compelling biography examines the lives of Tsar Nicholas II's four daughters up until their brutal murder.
In the modern media age politicians are never far away from scandal, it seems. This powerful book tells the story from the politician’s point-of-view.
More Powerful Than Dynamite charts how anarchist anger, progressive idealism, and plutocratic influence converged in the New York July 4th explosion.
Second only to China as the fastest growing major economy in the world, India is standing on the brink of a new era. Delving into many of the country's most troublesome issues, this book discovers signs of new and vigorous life and a deep desire for change.
Roy Jenkins's career spans the full half-century from Attlee to Tony Blair, his biography is the story of an exceptionally well-filled and well-rounded life.
Fred Metcalf builds on the success of his bestselling series of quotations books for Penguin to produce classic, far-ranging volumes of humorous quotes on just about every subject you will ever need
Margaret Thatcher branded the leaders of the 1984-85 miners strike “the enemy within.” With the publication of this book, the full irony of that accusation became clear. Seumas Milne re...
Roger Bushell was 'Big X', mastermind of the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, immortalised in the Hollywood film The Great Escape. Very little was known about Bushell until 2011, when his family donated his private papers - a treasure trove of letters, photographs and diaries - to the Imperial War Museum.
The Wars of Reconstruction is a major and provocative contribution to American history.
One of Britain’s leading lawyers gives a history of Catholic sex abuse scandals in England.
Why do people work for other people? This seemingly naive question is at the heart of Lordon’s argument. To complement Marx’s partial answers, especially in the face of the disconcertin...
Frantz Fanon is best known as one of the leading twentieth-century political thinkers and activists against colonialism and imperialism and as the author of the iconic book "Wretched of the Earth".
The word 'apartheid' evokes the ideology of racial segregation which dominated South Africa for so many years. Yet opinion-formers, including former US President Jimmy Carter, are increasingly using the word 'apartheid' to describe the situation of Arabs in Israel and the Occupied Territories.
Andrew Palmer here provides the historical background to the new piracy.