History

Sort by:
Know Thyself: Western Identity from Classical Greece to the Renaissance

Know Thyself: Western Identity from Classical Greece to the Renaissance

$52.99$20.00
Author: Ingrid Rossellini Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 416 A lively and timely introduction to the roots of self-understanding--who we are and how we should act--in the cultures of ancient...
The Celts: A Sceptical History

The Celts: A Sceptical History

$36.99$15.00
Author: Simon Jenkins (Columnist) Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 304 The history of the Celts is the history of a misnomer. There has never been a distinct people, race or...
The Way of the Samurai

The Way of the Samurai

$13.99$10.00
Author: Inazo Nitobe Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: This classic text by InazoNitobe defining the moral code of the warrior class or Samurai has had a hugeimpact both...
Defying Hitler: The Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule

Defying Hitler: The Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule

$15.00
Author: Gordon Thomas Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 560 "A terrifying and timely account of resistance in the face of the greatest of evils."--Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author...
The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto

$13.99$12.00
Author: Karl Marx Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.' Marx and Engels's revolutionary summons to the working classes - one...
Hitler's Third Reich in 100 Objects: A Material History of Nazi Germany

Hitler's Third Reich in 100 Objects: A Material History of Nazi Germany

$34.99$12.00
Author: Roger Moorhouse Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 272 Hitler's Third Reich is still the focus of numerous articles, books and films: no regime of the twentieth century has prompted...
Tapestries of Life: Uncovering the Lifesaving Secrets of the Natural World

Tapestries of Life: Uncovering the Lifesaving Secrets of the Natural World

$27.99$10.00
Author: Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 368 The second book by the bestselling author of Extraordinary Insects Trees clean air and water; hoverflies and bees pollinate...
The Art of Rhetoric

The Art of Rhetoric

$13.99$12.00
Author: Aristotle Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: Written around the time that Aristotle (384_322 BCE) established his own school in Athens, this is a guide to what was...
30-Second Napoleon: The 50 fundamentals of his life, strategies, and legacy, each explained in half a minute

30-Second Napoleon: The 50 fundamentals of his life, strategies, and legacy, each explained in half a minute

$19.99$10.00
Author: Charles Esdaile Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 160 Almost two centuries since his death, Napoleon Bonaparte remains the subject of vigorous debate. On one side are those...
The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II

The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II

$20.00
Author: Antony Beevor Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 480 The prizewinning historian and internationally bestselling author of D-Day reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem in this gripping new account....
Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

$15.00
Author: Philip Norman Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 448 From the bestselling author of Shout!, comes the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, a Rock legend whose life story is as...
Strange Harvests: The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects

Strange Harvests: The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects

$12.00
Author: Edward Posnett Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 336 "[Strange Harvests is] an impressive addition to the modern travelogue, painting some of the world's most remote terrain in visceral and...
The House of Yan: A Family at the Heart of a Century in Chinese History

The House of Yan: A Family at the Heart of a Century in Chinese History

$34.99$12.00
Author: Lan Yan Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 432 Through the sweeping cultural and historical transformations of China, entrepreneur Lan Yan traces her family's history through early 20th...
One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time

One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time

$24.99$12.00
Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 656 WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2020 A Spectator Book of the Year * A Times Book of the...
The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017

The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017

$15.00
Author: Ian Kershaw Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 704 The final chapter in the Penguin History of Europe series from the acclaimed scholar and author of To Hell and Back...
A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism

A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism

$15.00
Author: Caroline Moorehead Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 416 The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter returns with the "moving finale" (The Economist) of her Resistance Quartet--the powerful and...
One Hundred Events That Shaped World War II

One Hundred Events That Shaped World War II

$24.99$10.00
Author: Peter Darman Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 The bloodiest conflict in human history was not decided by the actions of an enlightened few. Instead, it played out as...
The Art of War

The Art of War

$13.99$10.00
Author: Sun Tzu Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: The ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu is universally recognized as the greatest military strategist in history, a master of warfare...
People of the First Crusade: The Truth about the Christian-Muslim War Revealed

People of the First Crusade: The Truth about the Christian-Muslim War Revealed

$12.00
Author: Michael Foss Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 208 In this work Michael Foss casts new light on the reality of and motives behind the Crusades in general,...
Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil

$13.99$12.00
Author: Frederich Nietzsche Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: After kicking open the doors to twentieth-century philosophy in Thus Spake Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche refined his ideal of the superman...
The Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy

The Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy

$45.00$20.00
Author: Catherine Hickley Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 272 In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to an elderly recluse, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of art....
In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali

In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali

$15.00
Author: Sue Roe Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 320 "Describes with plenty of colour how surrealism, from Rene Magritte's bowler hats to Salvador Dali's watches, was born and developed." -...
Betrayal at Little Gibraltar: A German Fortress, a Treacherous American General, and the Battle to End World War I

Betrayal at Little Gibraltar: A German Fortress, a Treacherous American General, and the Battle to End World War I

$10.00
Author: William Walker Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 464 A vivid, thrilling, and impeccably researched account of America's bloodiest battle ever--World War I's Meuse-Argonne Offensive--and the shocking American...
British Museum: So You Think You've Got It Bad? A Kid's Life in Ancient Greece

British Museum: So You Think You've Got It Bad? A Kid's Life in Ancient Greece

$24.99$10.00
Author: Chae Strathie Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 64 A kid's life in ancient Greece might sound like fun, what with all that brilliant sunny weather and watching the Olympic...
Derrick VC in his own words: The wartime writings of Australia's most famous fighting soldier of World War II

Derrick VC in his own words: The wartime writings of Australia's most famous fighting soldier of World War II

$39.99$20.00
Author: Mark Johnston Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 448 Tom 'Diver' Derrick VC DCM was Australia's most famous fighting soldier of World War II. Derrick fought in five campaigns, won...
Amazing Expeditions: Journeys That Changed The World

Amazing Expeditions: Journeys That Changed The World

$29.99$12.00
Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 48 Throughout history, adventurers have always wondered what is beyond the next mountain, ocean, river... or even planet. Explorers head out to...
Maoism: A Global History

Maoism: A Global History

$15.00
Author: Julia Lovell Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 624 Winner of the 2019 Cundill History Prize "Revelatory and instructive . . . [a] beautifully written and accessible book" -The Times...
Ten Cities that Led the World: From Ancient Metropolis to Modern Megacity

Ten Cities that Led the World: From Ancient Metropolis to Modern Megacity

$24.99$12.00
Author: Paul Strathern Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 288 'A book of ideas [...] Strathern ably guides us through these moments of glory.' -- The Times *** Great cities are...
A Brief History of the Knights Templar

A Brief History of the Knights Templar

$21.99$12.00
Author: Professor in Medieval History Helen Nicholson Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 368 Much has been written about the Knights Templar in recent years. A leading specialist in the history...
The Secret Heart: John Le Carre: An Intimate Memoir

The Secret Heart: John Le Carre: An Intimate Memoir

$34.99$8.00
Author: Suleika Dawson Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 352 A Telegraph Book to Read for Autumn 2022 A Times Best Non-fiction Book for Autumn 2022 A Daily Mail Book of...
Nelson Mandela: Little Guides to Great Lives

Nelson Mandela: Little Guides to Great Lives

$14.99$8.00
Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 64 Anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela's journey from political prisoner to president of South Africa is an incredible tale of...
Qantas: The Flying Kangaroo

Qantas: The Flying Kangaroo

$35.00$12.00
Author: Neil Montagnana-Wallace Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 No symbol better conveys the intrepid spirit of Australia than the flying kangaroo. Whether it's glimpsed on a red-eye flight to...
Return to Victory: MacArthur's Epic Liberation of the Philippines

Return to Victory: MacArthur's Epic Liberation of the Philippines

$45.00$15.00
Author: James P. Duffy Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 352 It had been two and a half difficult years since General Douglas MacArthur had reluctantly obeyed a presidential order to...
The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po)

The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po)

$46.00$15.00
Author: Ha Jin Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 320 From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting- a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the 8th century poet, Li Bai--also...
All Against All: The Long Winter of 1933 and the Origins of the Second World War

All Against All: The Long Winter of 1933 and the Origins of the Second World War

$12.00
Author: Paul Jankowski Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 480 A narrative history, cinematic in scope, of a process that was taking shape in the winter of 1933 as domestic passions...
Figuring Out The Past: The 3,495 Vital Statistics that Explain World History

Figuring Out The Past: The 3,495 Vital Statistics that Explain World History

$29.99$12.00
Author: Peter Turchin Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 272 What was history's biggest empire? Or the tallest building of the ancient world? What was the average life expectancy in medieval...
Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England

Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England

$15.00
Author: Kate Hubbard Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 384 The critically acclaimed author of Serving Victoria brilliantly illuminates the life of the little-known Bess of Hardwick--next to Queen Elizabeth I,...
The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

$42.99$15.00
Author: Joe Posnanski Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 336 Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski enters the world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted...
The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy

The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy

$15.00
Author: Daniel Kalder Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 400 A mesmerizing study of books by despots great and small, from the familiar to the largely unknown. --The Washington Post A...
The Wrens of World War II: Bletchley's Secret Source

The Wrens of World War II: Bletchley's Secret Source

$29.99$12.00
Author: Peter Hore Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 240 The World War II codebreaking station at Bletchley is well known and its activities documented in detail. Its decryption capabilities were...
The Queen

The Queen

$32.99$7.00
Author: Andrew Morton Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 400 In this entertaining and insightful biography of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, award-winning writer Andrew Morton, author of Diana, Her True...
The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

$29.99$10.00
Author: Marcus Chown Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 304 'Marcus Chown rocks!' - Brian May How does it feel to know something about the universe that no one...
Macarthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II

Macarthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II

$27.99$10.00
Author: Peter Eisner Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 368 A thrilling story of espionage, daring and deception set in the exotic landscape of occupied Manila during World War...
Warhol

Warhol

$20.00
Author: Blake Gopnik Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 976 The definitive biography of a fascinating and paradoxical figure, one of the most influential artists of his--or any--age To this day,...
Bombs and Barbed Wire: One Man's Great Escape

Bombs and Barbed Wire: One Man's Great Escape

$29.99$12.00
Author: Jeff Steel Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 392 His hatred of Nazism made him leave his six-month marriage to Miranda on hold. Over Germany his Halifax bomber is shot...
The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine--Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary

The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine--Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary

$15.00
Author: Jenny Uglow Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 332 In the village of Wreay, near Carlisle, stands the strangest and most magical Victorian church in England. This vivid, original book...
Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters

Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters

$50.00$25.00
Author: Martin Gayford Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 352 Sunday Times Art Book of the Year 2018 'If you are interested in modern British art, the book is unputdownable. If...
This is Matisse

This is Matisse

$21.99$10.00
Author: Susie Hodge Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 208 Discover art that dared to be different, risked reputations and put careers in jeopardy. This is what happens when...