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.

    Jim Greasley Horace: Do the birds still sing in Hell? [2013] paperback


    Horace 'Jim' Greasley was twenty years of age in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and latterly Poland. There had been whispers and murmurs of discontent from...

    Alexandra Green: Southeast Asia: A History In Objects (british Museum) [2023] hardback


    A new take on Southeast Asia's complex history, expertly told through art objects and cultural artefacts dating from the Neolithic Age to the present. Southeast Asia is home to numerous...

    John Parker: Great Kingdoms Of Africa [2023] hardback


    An essential overview of great kingdoms in African history and their legacies, written by world-leading experts. From the ancient Nile Valley to the savannas of medieval West Africa, the highlands...

    David R. Abram: Aerial Atlas Of Ancient Britain [2022] hardback


    A spectacular collection of aerial photographs of Britain's most extraordinary prehistoric sites. This breathtaking collection of aerial images reveals ancient monuments from all around the British Isles, as they have...

    Rizzoli: The Statue of Liberty [2019] paperback


    Following Rizzoli s acclaimed series with the September 11 Memorial and Museum The Stories They Tell and No Day Shall Erase You we now are partnering with the Statue of...

    Laurence Rees: Hitler And Stalin [2021] paperback


    'Laurence Rees brilliantly combines powerful eye-witness testimony, vivid narrative and compelling analysis in this superb account' Professor Sir Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler: Hubris and Hitler: Nemesis'In this fascinating study...

    Fredrik Logevall: Jfk: Volume 1: 1917-1956 [2021] paperback


    'The most compelling biography I have read in years . . . There has been a host of JFK biographies, but this one excels for its narrative drive, fine judgments...

    Sarah Gristeood: Churchill [2019] hardback


    Winston Churchill is one of the best-known and most revered figures of our time, the man who led Britain through its 'darkest hour'. The last year alone has seen two...

    Cita Stelzer: Working with Winston [2019] hardback


    To maintain the pace at which he worked as a parliamentarian, cabinet minister, war leader, writer and painter, Churchill required a vast female staff of secretaries, typists and others. For...

    Richard Wiles: Biographic: Churchill [2017] hardback


    The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creative. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and...

    Victor Gregg: Dresden [2019] paperback


    'Victor Gregg is the most remarkable spokesman for the war generation' Dan SnowIn Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut fictionalised his time as a prisoner of war in Dresden in 1945. Vonnegut was...

    Ami Ayalon: Friendly Fire [2020] trade paper back


    A powerful personal testimony and an urgent call for Israel to change direction, from an unexpected source: the former director of the internal security service, Shin Bet.Raised on a kibbutz...

    Stephen Bull: Allied Intelligence Handbook to the German Army 1939-45 [2017] hardback


    What did the British or American soldier know about the German Army? Was this knowledge accurate - and just how did he know it? There have been several 'handbooks' of...

    John Blake: The Sea Chart [2016] hardback


    To sail the oceans needed skill as well as courage and experience, and the sea chart with, where appropriate, the coastal view, was the tool by which ships of trade,...

    Penguin: Complete Flags of the World [2014] paperback


    Explore the world, flag by flag From Antigua to New Zealand discover the flags of the world with this updated edition of Complete Flags of the World. Learn all about...

    John Simpson: Unreliable Sources [2010] paperback


    Through many decades of groundbreaking journalism, John Simpson has become not only one of the most recognisable and trusted British personalities, but has transferred his skill to books with multiple...

    Katie Hickman: She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen [2019] paperback


    The first British women to set foot in India did so in the very early seventeenth century, two and a half centuries before the Raj. Women made their way to...

    Mark Jones: 1923: The Forgotten Crisis In The Y [2023] paperback


    The astonishing year when German democracy faced crisis and near destruction.1923 was one of the most remarkable years of modern European history. In January, France and Belgium militarily occupied Germany's...

    Antony Beevor: Russia: Revolution And Civil War 19 [2023] paperback


    'A masterpiece of history'DAILY TELEGRAPHBetween 1917 and 1921 a devastating struggle took place in Russia following the collapse of the Tsarist empire. Many regard this savage civil war as the...

    Robert Kolker: Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family [2021] paperback


    'Unforgettable' The Times'Grippingly told and brilliantly reported' Mail on Sunday'Startlingly intimate' Sunday Times'Fascinating' Daily Mail'Groundbreaking' Evening Standard'Exceptional and moving' Spectator"Hidden Valley Road contains everything: scientific intrigue, meticulous reporting, startling revelations,...

    Niccolo Machiavelli: The Life Of Castruccio Castracani [2020] paperback


    Rising from humble beginnings as a foundling, Castruccio Castracani came to prominence as one of the most powerful and shrewd warlords in Italy. Indeed, Machiavelli argues, so great was his...

    Ben MacIntyre: Colditz [2023] paperback


    The Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller on the incredible true story of WW2's most infamous Nazi prison, and the colourful characters behind its wallsIn a forbidding Gothic castle on a...

    John O'Callaghan: The Battle for Kilmallock [2011] paperback


    When the Free State army captured Limerick city in mid-July 1922, Republican forces retreated south towards Cork and made their next determined stand around Kilmallock. This area barred the way...

    Nina Siegal: The Diary Keepers [2023] paperback


    Based on select writings from an exceptional Amsterdam archive containing more than two thousand Dutch diaries from World War II, The Diary Keepers illuminates a part of history we haven't...

    Ariana Neumann: When Time Stopped [2020] hardback



    David King: The Trial of Adolf Hitler [2017] paperback


    The hitherto untold story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.On the evening of November 8, 1923, the...

    John Prados: The Ghosts of Langley [2017] hardback


    The Ghosts of Langley is the story of spymasters, their minions, and the ways in which the Central Intelligence Agency changed the world. These were determined men and women who...

    Mary S. Lovell: The Riviera Set [2016] paperback


    The Riviera Set is the story of the remarkable group of people who frequented the exquisite Chateau de l'Horizon in Cannes from 1930 to 1960. The Chateau was frequented by...

    Edward M Kennedy: True Compass [2011] paperback


    A landmark autobiography and the definite account from a member of America's most heralded family.As a young man, Edward M. Kennedy played a key role in the presidential campaign of...

    Chris Whipple: The Spymasters W2 [2021] paperback


    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers, a remarkable, behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to run the world's most powerful intelligence agency, and how the CIA...

    Gordo Brook-Shepherd: November 1918 [2018] paperback


    The account of the Great War portrayed in this book spans the last hundred days of the conflict; from the surprise blow struck by the British at Amiens on 8...

    Giles Tremlett: The International Brigades [2020] paperback


    'Magnificent. Narrative history at its vivid and compelling best' Fergal KeaneThe first major history of the International Brigades: a tale of blood, ideals and tragedy in the fight against fascism.The...

    Josh Ireland: Churchill & Son [2021] paperback


    'In this fascinating account of the turbulent Churchill father-and-son relationship, Josh Ireland shows how central Winston and Randolph were to each other's lives' Andrew RobertsFew fathers and sons can ever...

    Richard Overy: World War II: The Essential History, Volume 1 [2020] hardback


    Published to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (May 2020) and Victory in Japan Day (August 2020), this is an outstanding concise history of the Second World...

    Richard Overy: World War II: The Essential History, Volume 2 [2020] hardback


    Published to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (May 2020) and Victory in Japan Day (August 2020), this is an outstanding concise history of the Second World...

    Julian Thompson: Victory in Europe [2020] hardback


    This book, published to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day - the last to be commemorated by significant numbers of surviving veterans - is a graphic account of the...

    Christopher de Bellaigue: The Lion House [2022] hardback


    **A SUNDAY TIMES, SPECTATOR and iNEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022**'Every bit as gripping as Wolf Hall' The TimesAn immersive reconstruction of the life of the most feared and powerful...

    Simon Kuper: The Happy Traitor [2021] paperback


    'A deeply human read, wonderfully written, on the foibles of a fascinating, flawed, treacherous and sort of likeable character.' Philippe SandsThose people who were betrayed were not innocent people. They...

    Burkhard Bilger: Fatherland: A Memoir Of War Consci [2023] paperback


    A New Yorker staff writer, investigates his grandfather, a Nazi Party Chief, in this "unflinching, gorgeously written, and deeply moving exploration of morality, family, and war" (Patrick Radden Keefe, author...

    Max Hastings: Abyss: World On The Brink The Cuba [2023] paperback


    A Times History Book of the Year 2022 From the #1 bestselling historian Max Hastings 'the heart-stopping story of the missile crisis' Daily Telegraph The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis was...

    Paul Strathern: The Medici [2004] paperback


    A dazzling history of the modest family which rose to become one of the most powerful in Europe, The Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, money and ambition....

    Jonathan Eig: King: The Life Of Martin Luther Kin [2023] paperback


    The compelling story of Martin Luther King's life and achievements has become simplified and domesticated in a way that fails to do full justice to his radical vision and importance....

    Huw Lemmey: Bad Gays [2023] paperback


    Too many popular histories seek to establish heroes, pioneers and martyrs but as Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller argue, the past is filled with queer people whose sexualities and/or dastardly...

    Clare Campbell: Bonzo's War [2013] hardback


    What was it like to be a dog or cat when the world was at war? When food was rationed and cities were bombed? Pets (on the whole) do not...

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