Contains the best books on history from around the world. We have a selection of books from all time periods and regions, perfect for any history enthusiast.

    A Ukrainian Christmas [2022] hardback


    'History, stories, recipes and beautiful illustrations' - OLINA HERCULES'Christmas brings the indestructibility of hope in times of the greatest hopelessness. As long as we celebrate this holiday, we can neither...

    David Grann: Wager The [2023] paperback


    From the international bestselling author of KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON and THE LOST CITY OF Z, a mesmerising story of shipwreck, mutiny and murder, culminating in a court martial...

    Peter Frankopan: Earth Transformed The: An Untold H [2023] paperback


    _______________From the international bestselling author of The Silk Roads comes a major history of how a changing climate has dramatically shaped the development-and demise-of civilisations across time.A 2023 HIGHLIGHT FOR:...

    Kai Bird: American Prometheus [2023] paperback


    ***THE INSPIRATION FOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN'S FORTHCOMING NEW FILM OPPENHEIMER***WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION 'Reads like a thriller, gripping and terrifying' Sunday TimesPhysicist and polymath, as familiar with Hindu...

    Rashid I. Khalidi: The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonial Conquest and Resistance [2020] paperback


    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERShortlisted for the 2020 Cundill History Prize'Riveting and original ... a work enriched by solid scholarship, vivid personal experience, and acute appreciation of the concerns and...

    Jonathan Freedland: The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World [2022] paperback


    'A brilliant and heart-wrenching book, with universal and timely lessons about the power of information - and misinformation' Yuval Noah Harari'An immediate classic of Holocaust literature . . . I...

    Nelson Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom [1995] paperback


    These memoirs from one of the great leaders of our time are 'essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history - and then go out and change it' Barack...

    Gaillard R Peck: America's Secret MiG Squadron [2014] paperback


    For more than a decade at the height of the Cold War, the US Air Force operated a covert, top secret training program called CONSTANT PEG. In 2006 the program...

    Carmen Bugan: Burying the Typewriter [2013] paperback


    At 2 a.m. on 10 March 1983, Carmen Bugan's father left the family home, alone. That afternoon, Carmen returned from school to find secret police in her living room. Her...

    Dominic Sandbrook: The Great British Dream Factory [2015] hardback


    SPECTATOR, SUNDAY TIMES AND MAIL ON SUNDAY BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015Britain's empire has gone. Our manufacturing base is a shadow of its former self; the Royal Navy has been...

    Daniel Finkelstein: Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad [2023] paperback


    'Epic, moving and important' Robert Harris From longstanding political columnist and commentator Daniel Finkelstein, a powerful memoir exploring both his mother and his father's devastating experiences of persecution, resistance and...

    Tessa Dunlop: Elizabeth and Philip [2022] paperback


    'A riveting take on an extraordinary relationship' - Richard Eden, Daily Mail'A fresh and original approach' - Hugo Vickers, Royal BiographerShe was 'sugar pink' innocence; he was a handsome war...

    Ed Conway: Material World [2023] paperback


    'A compelling narrative of the human story' TIM MARSHALL, author of Prisoners of Geography'Lively, rich and exciting... full of surprises' PETER FRANKOPAN, author of The Silk Roads_____________Sand, salt, iron, copper,...

    James Canton: Ancient Wonderings [2017] hardback


    'Intensely alive to the landscape; its pasts, people and creatures' Robert Macfarlane Take a journey into our ancient past. Explore a long-lost landscape and gradually discover the minds, beliefs and...

    Alistair Moffat: Bannockburn [2014] hardback


    As 8,000 Scottish soldiers, most of them spearmen, faced 18,000 English infantrymen, archers and mounted knights in June 1314 near the Bannock Burn, many would have thought that the result...

    Beard Mary: Emperor of Rome [2023] hardback


    What was it really like to rule and be ruled in the Ancient Roman world?In her international best-seller SPQR, Mary Beard told the thousand-year story of ancient Rome. Now, she...

    Jonathan (author) Miles: Once Upon a Time World [2023] paperback


    'Phenomenal... Utterly absorbing' Sunday Times, 'Book of the Week'A Financial Times 'Book to Read in 2023'In 1835, Lord Brougham founded Cannes, introducing bathing and the manicured lawn to the wilds...

    Rebecca Struthers: Hands Of Time: A Watchmaker's Histo [2023] paperback


    A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK'Absolutely gorgeous. It blew my socks off' Jay Blades'A beautiful book' Edmund de Waal'Bewitching and brilliant' Lara MaiklemAn intricate and personal history of...

    Jackie Ui Chionna: Queen Of Codes The: The Secret Lif [2023] paperback


    When the history of British codebreaking is told, the story is often a men-only preserve (for example, of the top fourteen listed actors in Bletchley Park-set The Imitation Game, only...

    James DiEugenio: The JFK Assassination [2022] paperback


    In this updated edition, author James DiEugenio dissects the Oscar-nominated Tom Hanks / Meryl Streep film, The Post, and how it disingenuously represents the Pentagon Papers saga. He reveals the...

    Valentine Low: Courtiers [2022] paperback


    The gripping account of how the Royal family really operates from the man who has spent years watching the public face the Royal family chooses to present to the world...

    Edmund Yorke: Battle Story: Mafeking 1899-1900 [2014] paperback


    The Siege of Mafeking remains one of the most renowned actions of the Second Boer War, with the British Army defeating a Boer force of up to 8,000 men with...

    Tom Wolfe: RIGHT STUFF P/B- Z44 [2005] paperback


    A wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's manned space program, from the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test`What is it' asks Tom Wolfe, `that makes a man willing...

    Gareth Russell: Young and Damned and Fair [2017] hardback


    SHORTLISTED FOR THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE 2017 During one of the hottest summers on record the court of Henry VIII is embroiled, once again, in political scandal....

    Kathy Mckeon: Jackie's Girl [2017] hardback


    New York Times Bestseller An endearing coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who spent thirteen years as Jackie Kennedy's personal assistant and occasional nanny-and the lessons about life and love...

    A J Chapman: War of the Motor Gun Boats [2014] hardback


    Tony Chapman was born in Southampton in 1924. Aged 16 he watched with horror as the historic High Street of Southampton burnt to the ground in a firestorm caused by...

    Richard Holmes: Soldiers [2012] paperback


    From the redcoat who served Charles II to the modern, camouflage-clad guard at Camp Bastion, from battlefield to barrack-room, this is a magisterial social history of the British soldier. Since...

    Avi Raz: The Bride and the Dowry [2013] paperback


    The untold story of Israel's diplomatic maneuvering in the wake of the Six Day War, which frustrated a possible peace settlement Israel's victory in the June 1967 Six Day War...

    Graham Hancock: Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilisation: Evidence for an Ancient Apocalypse [2016] paperback


    Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years...

    TheAge of Capital, 1848-1875 [1988] paperback


    The first and best, major treatment of the crucial years 1848-1875, a penetrating analysis of the rise of capitalism throught the world.In the 1860s a new word entered the economic...

    Tom Holland: Pax [2023] paperback


    The definitive history of Rome's golden age - antiquity's ultimate superpower at the pinnacle of its greatnessThe Pax Romana has long been revered as a golden age. At its peak,...

    Kate Zernike: Exceptions The: Sixteen Women Mit [2023] paperback


    'Outstanding' Bonnie Garmus, bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry The story of how a group of determined, brilliant women used the power of the collective and the tools of science...

    Janina Ramirez: Femina: The Instant Sunday Times Be [2023] paperback


    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Revelatory' GUARDIAN'A firecracker somehow captured between two covers' LUCY WORSLEYAn instant bestseller and one of the most celebrated history books of the year, Femina reveals the...

    Tom Holland: RUBICON [2004] paperback


    'The Book that really held me, in fact, obsessed me, was Rubicon . . . This is narrative history at its best. Bloody and labyrinthine political intrigue and struggle, brilliant...

    Bo Lidegaard: Countrymen [2015] paperback


    The rescue of the Danish Jews from Nazi persecution in October 1943 is a unique exception to the tragic history of the Holocaust. Over fourteen harrowing days, as they were...

    Holland Tom: DYNASTY: THE RISE AND FALL OF CAESAR [2016] paperback


    'This is a wonderful, surging narrative - a brilliant and meticulous synthesis of the ancient sources . . . This is a story that should be read by anyone interested...

    The Secret History of the World [2010] paperback


    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERThe complete history of the world, from the beginning of time to the present day, based on the beliefs and writings of the secret societies.Jonathan Black examines the...

    Lawrence Wright: Thirteen Days in September [2014] hardback


    A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2014 PICKA TOP TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR PICK BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLYA gripping account of the 1978 Camp David summit when President Jimmy...

    William Bligh: Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty [2014] paperback


    On 28th April 1789 a small and unremarkable merchant vessel became one of the most famous ships in maritime history. HMS Bounty was under the command of 34-year-old Lieutenant William...

    Jimmy Caeter: A Full Life [2017] paperback


    In his major New York Times bestseller, Jimmy Carter looks back from ninety years of age and "reveals private thoughts and recollections over a fascinating career as businessman, politician, evangelist,...

    Quinn Josephine: How the World Made the West [2024] paperback


    A Guardian, Financial Times, New Statesman, The Rest is Politics and Waterstones Best Book for 2024'A work of great confidence, empathy, learning and imagination' RORY STEWART'Eye-popping, mind-blowing, ground-breaking' LUCY WORSLEY'Bold,...

    The Last Survivor: The miraculous true story of the Holocaust prisoner who survived three concentration camps [2021] hardback


    'This is an extraordinary biography. A gripping narrative that opens as derring-do wartime escape drama rapidly turns into a horror story about man's inhumanity to man...Important and unforgettable' Jonathan Dimbleby,...

    Joyce Patrick: Remembering Peasants [2024] hardback


    'A dozen pages in I realized that I had been waiting for much of my life to read this extraordinary book' Annie ProulxA way of life that once encompassed most...

    Foley Diane: American Mother [2024] paperback


    'An extraordinary story of grace, forgiveness and moral courage' Patrick Radden KeefeA 2024 HIGHLIGHT IN THE OBSERVER, GUARDIAN AND IRISH TIMESThe English language has no specific word for the parent...

    Antony Beevor: Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921 [2022] hardback


    'The book is a masterpiece' The Spectator'A gripping narrative history of one of the most complex episodes in modern Russian history' Sunday Times'Antony Beevor's Russia is a masterpiece of history'...

    Snow: On This Day in History [2019] paperback


    On which day was history's shortest war waged and won (in roughly 40 minutes)? How was Napoleon bested by a group of rabbits in 1807? Why did a dispute about...

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