History & Military
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterword. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever…
The Silk Roads: A New History of the World – Illustrated Edition
From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe.
Bloody Brilliant Women: The Pioneers, Revolutionaries and Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention
A fresh, opinionated history of all the brilliant women you should have learned about in school but didn’t. Blending meticulous research with information gleaned from memoirs, diaries, letters, novels and other secondary sources, Bloody Brilliant Women uses the stories of some extraordinary lives to tell the tale of 20th and 21st century Britain. It is a history for women and men. A history for our times.
The House of Islam: A Global History
Wise and authoritative, The House of Islam seeks to provide entry to the minds and hearts of Muslims the world over. It introduces us to the fairness, kindness and mercy of Mohammed; the aims of sharia law, through commentary on scripture, to provide an ethical basis to life; the beauty of Islamic art and the permeation of the divine in public spaces; and the tension between mysticism and literalism that still threatens the House of Islam.
The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
Framed as a memoir - a chronicle of madness in which Ellsberg acknowledges participating - this gripping exposé reads like a thriller with cloak-and-dagger intrigue, returning him to his role as whistle-blower. It is a real-life Dr Strangelove story, but an ultimately hopeful - and powerfully important - book.
The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia
A discerning account of simmering conflict in the South China Sea and why the world can't afford to be indifferent China's rise has upset the global balance of power, and the first place to feel the strain is Beijing's back yard: the South China Sea.