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For a revolutionary generation of Irishmen and Irishwomen – including suffragettes, labour activists, and nationalists – imprisonment became a common experience. In the years 1912-1921,...
Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an absorbing tale of addiction, lies and infidelity that asks the all-important question, did she kill him?
Inspiring survivor Pam Warren gives an insight into life before and after The Paddington Rail Crash.
This book tells the story of this extraordinary friendship in Christo's words for the first time.
A History of the First World War in 100 Objects narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and...
A 'Yes' vote in the referendum on Scottish independence would see the break-up of the 300-year-old union, adding a constitutional crisis to a deep economic crisis.
In recent years, Google's autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM's Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies--with hardware, software, and networks at their core--will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human.
Throughout his life Hugh Trevor-Roper sought to understand the forces that had allowed Nazism to emerge in German society. He was constantly in search of answers to his most pressing question: how was it possible that a regime so violent and barbarous, without effective opposition, emerged in a society which had seemed a stable and highly civilised European country?
From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history depicts the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced the greatest battle of the Civil War, and one of the greatest in human history.
The Great War was the first truly global conflict, and it changed the course of world history In this magnum opus, critically-acclaimed historian Peter Hart examines the conflict in every arena aro...
It is hard to imagine how one decision to make a TV series would lead to this. Vic Goddard says,``As much as I have been uncomfortable at times through the last two years it is hard to be anything ...
A kaleidoscopic picture of Britain in 1846, a nation on the brink of economic and social change as the Industrial Revolution deepened its impact. 1846 was a pivotal moment in British history. This ...
This is the account of Kim Philby that MI6 didn't want you to read.
From the bestselling author of ‘Fighter Boys’, the true story of two ruthless adversaries and a wartime killing that shook the modern world. On a cold morning in February 1942, with the...
Zanny Minton-Beddoes introduces five aspects of the financial crisis and explains the significance for the current state of the global economy and its prospects
Aerofilms Ltd was born on 9 May 1919. An unprecedented business venture, it hoped to marry the still fledgling technology of powered flight to the discipline of photography. Its founders were Claud...
Although the eighteenth century is traditionally seen as the age of the Grand Tour, it was in fact the continental travel of Jacobean noblemen which really constituted the beginning of the Tour as ...
A shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of Allied military commanders, their high-stakes manoeuvres and often bitter bureaucratic in-fighting as General Stanley McChrystal takes us on patrol missions in the Afghan hinterlands during the war.
0900 hours, 11th September, 2012. Darkness cloaks the American Embassy in Libya. The flag is flying at half-mast, to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on America. With...
The Battle for Europe brings into sharp focus the historical importance of the current Eurozone crisis. Thomas Fazi argues that European Union (EU) elites have seized on the financial crash to push...
In the 1970s, during the ruinous 30-year dictatorship of General Mobutu, periodic rebellions required the hasty insertion once again of Belgian and French paratroops to save European lives. From th...
In November 1941, a small party of British Commandos landed by submarine in Libya, tasked with the assassination of General Erwin Rommel, commander of the German forces in North Africa, who was bel...
Recounting his extraordinary life, national treasure Andrew Sachs shines in this autobiography.
The untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood.
The true story of the investigative journalist, and the world he was part of.
As the Scottish people prepare for their biggest ever collective decision with a proposed referendum near at hand, The Independence Book forcefully sets out the Case for Independence. The Imperativ...
n this moving memoir, Idliby discusses not only coming to terms with what it means to be Muslim today, but how to raise and teach her children about their heritage and religious legacy - a story for anyone who has experienced being an "outsider" inside your own home country.
The debate about Scotland's independence is coming to the fore and so, in this revised and expanded Second Edition of The Road to Independence, Murray Pittcock gives an account of modern Scottish nationalism, as well as historical account of the country's role in Britain. Comprehensive and insightful, this is perfect for students of politics, history, law, social science and to all wishing to understand the rapidly changing face of the UK.
Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us on a journey up the Nile - the key to Egypt's colourful past, chaotic present and uncertain future
In this highly original and insightful work of history, Jack Beatty challenges the long-dominant assumption that World War I was inevitable following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
So much begins on the banks of the Nile: all religion, all life, all stories, the script we write in, the language we speak, the gods, the legends and the names of stars. This mighty river that flo...
Written by one of Israel's most notable scholars, this volume provides a breathtaking history of Israel from the origins of the Zionist movement in the late 19th century to the present day.
If Britain had stayed out of the Great European War of 1914, whose general line up (France and Russia v. Germany and Austria) and whose obvious flashpoint (the Balkans) had been clear to thinking m...
Over a century ago, a young cavalry lieutenant wrote a riveting account of what he saw during his first major campaign, a vicious war against tribal insurgents on the North-West Frontier.
From the first American president of African descent, Barack Obama, whose career was inspired by the civil rights and anti-apartheid struggles promoted by fellow Nobel Peace laureates Marin Luther ...
Exploring one of the most divisive modern issues, this book tackles the problems head on with case studies, legal queries and difficult choices.
In November 2011, an agreement brokered by the GCC brought an end to Yemen’s tumultuous uprising. The National Dialogue Conference has opened a window of opportunity for change, bringing Yemen’s ma...