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Hitler Years Disaster
The Hitler Years: Disaster, 1940-1945 is the eagerly awaited second volume in Frank McDonough’s new and extensive history of the Third Reich. Immediately following on from The Hitler Years: Triumph, this new volume charts the final peak of Nazi…
Sally Coulthard Sheep
What’s truly joyful about 'A Short History of the World According to Sheep' is how Coulthard has woven together so many different disciplines – history, literature, archaeology, etymology, genetics, current affairs and politics, earth…
Philip and Alexander
In the space of just forty years, the small and troubled kingdom of Macedonia went from an inconsequential backwater on the northern edge of Greece to a superpower that had challenged, and beaten, the greatest empires of the known world. In large…
World Aflame
The World Aflame is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to The Colour of Time, a worldwide bestseller that changed perceptions of the past through the careful colourization of black-and-white photographs. Marina Amaral’s pictures and Dan Jones’s text…
Turing-Welchman Bombe
The National Museum of Computing, situated within the Bletchley Park complex, is heaven for geeks and computer enthusiasts. Charting the development of computing from the first Turing-Welchman Bombe machine (used to break Enigma messages) to modern…
Verulamium museum
The Verulamium Museum, named after the Roman town around what is now St Albans, is perfectly placed to tell the story of life before and during the Roman occupation.
Hitler Years Triumph
The first volume of 'The Hitler Years' is not just another popular history of the Third Reich: it is a masterclass in the history of Nazi Germany, with an internationally renowned expert as the teacher. As such, it is essential reading for…
Dan Jones Crusaders
Dan Jones's 'Crusaders' is an exceptionally well-written – and relevant – rip-roaring tour through the Crusades and a wonderfully colourful introduction to the people who lived through them, fought in them, ran away from them, and…
Tom Holland Dominion
Tom Holland's 'Dominion' is not just a thumping good read, nor is it even just a history book: it is also a work of philosophy that challenges the reader to see the history of the West in a different, and sometimes uncomfortable, way.
London Mithraeum
Bloomberg rescued the London Mithraeum when it purchased the site of its current European headquarters, and in the process brought what was little more than a pile of stones back to awe-inspiring life.
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