History for Dad
1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica
The rivalry between Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen is a familiar story; what fewer people know is that, in 1912, five separate teams were exploring beyond the limits of the known world: Scott for Britain, Amundsen for Norway,...
Vietnam: The Complete Story of the Australian War
Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam war comes an objective analysis of Australia's involvement. The book shows the extent of Australia's engagement in the Vietnam war and its contribution compared to its allies.
It is no surprise that the barbarity and evil that came in the wake of the wreck of the Batavia has inspired books, radio and TV documentaries, plays and an opera. Lust, jealously, greed, madness, deception, rape, murder - all the...
Antarctica: A Biography
The first ever major international history of the world's most forbidding continent - from the eighteenth-century voyages of discovery to the fierce commercial and geopolitical rivalries of today
QF32: The Captain’s Extraordinary Account of How One of the World’s Worst Air Disasters Was Averted
In 2010, what began as a routine long-haul flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife-edge of becoming one of the world's worst ever air disaster. When a sudden mid-air explosion shattered engine no.2of the Qantas A380 --...
Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian
The memoirs of the greatest living historian of the Middle East, Professor Bernard Lewis.
The Popes: A History
Examines the Popes, an oldest continuing institution in the world, tracing the papal line down the centuries from St Peter (traditionally - but by no means historically - the first Pope) to the present, and from the glories of...
The Shortest History of Europe
Chinese civilisation was for a long period more advanced than European. Yet it was in Europe that steady economic growth first occurred and then the Industrial Revolution. And it was in Europe that representative government and...
The Second World War
A magisterial, single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian
Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity
In a devastating critique Raymond Tallis exposes the exaggerated claims made for the ability of neuroscience and evolutionary theory to explain human consciousness, behaviour, culture and society.
The Spirit of Venice: From Marco Polo to Casanova
The Republic of Venice was the first great economic and naval power of modern Western world. After winning the struggle for ascendency against its bitter Genoese rivals in the late 13th century, the Republic enjoyed centuries of...
Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power
Reveals the 'killer applications' that did it: competition - How Europe's small, piratical states built modern capitalism; science - How innovation gave the West the military edge; property rights - How the laws of private...
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
From Ben Macintyre, Number One bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, comes a new true story of Second World War deception
Aleppo Codex: The True Story Of Obsession, Faith, And The International Pursuit Of An Ancient Bible The
The intriguing story of the quest to recover the missing pages from one of the world's most important holy texts: the 1,000-year-old Hebrew Bible known as Aleppo Codex.
Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization
In the sixth millennium BC, settlers on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers created the world's first cities. In doing so, they wrote the opening chapter of the history of human civilization as we know it. Paul Kriwaczek...
The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England
We think of Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the most powerful English woman in history. We think of her reign (1558-1603) as a golden age of maritime heroes. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? This book...
Australia and Appeasement: Imperial Foreign Policy and the Origins of World War II
On 3 September 1939, Robert Menzies, the Australian Prime Minister, broadcast to the Australian people the news that their country was at war with Germany. This book provides fresh insights into the making of imperial foreign...
The Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement
The Jews of the Pale of Settlement created a distinctive way of life little known beyond its borders. Just before World War I, a socialist revolutionary named An-sky and his team collected jokes, recorded songs, took thousands of...
The Admiral Benbow: The Life and Times of a Naval Legend
The stirring story of the life and 'last fight' of a forgotten British naval legend.
The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New
The rise and fall of the great civilisations and what this meant for mankind.
Engineers of the Soul: In the Footsteps of Stalin’s Writers
Draws the reader into the wild euphoria of the Russian Revolution, as art and reality are bent to radically new purposes. This title takes the reader along to the dramatic final confrontation between writers and engineers that...
The Golden Age: The Spanish Empire of Charles V
Beginning with the return of the remnants of Magellan's circumnavigation in 1522 and ending with Charles' death in 1558, the author brings to life the periods of the Renaissance, revealing how the Spaniards were able to conquer...
The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live
Showing the lessons that can be learned from the cultural historian, this title explores twelve universal topics, from work and love to money and creativity, and reveals the wisdom that we've been missing. It focuses on the...
In the Shadow of the Sword: the Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
* Tom Holland, author of RUBICON and PERSIAN FIRE, gives a thrilling panoramic account of the rise of Islam
How to Change the World: Tales of Marx and Marxism
* Brilliant and incisive, HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD leaves us in no doubt that Karl Marx is as much a thinker for our century as he was for the preceding two
The Sportsmen of Changi
Japanese World War II POW camps conjure up a notorious picture of deprivation and brutality. The idea that sport, of all things, flourished in such hellish conditions is hard to envisage but the truth is, it did. Captives played...
The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-century Spain
Long neglected by European historians, the unspeakable atrocities of Franco's Spain are finally brought to tragic light in this definitive work.
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