History

Picture of The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton.

The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton.

Atkinson, Diane.

Caroline Norton, born 1808, was a society beauty, poet and pamphleteer. She had many male ...

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Picture of The Cold War.

The Cold War.

Hopkins, Michael F.

Highlights the impact of the conflict of the culture of the times, bringing home the reali...

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Picture of Politicians and Virtuosi: Essays in Early Modern History.

Politicians and Virtuosi: Essays in Early Modern History.

Koenigsberger, H.G.

In the 17th and 18th centuries the term virtuoso

meant not only a highly skilful mus...

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Picture of Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal.

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal.

Bilton, Nick.

Takes us behind the scenes to tell the story of the birth of Twitter. As it grew, the four...

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Picture of Imprint and Trace: Handwriting in the Age of Technology.

Imprint and Trace: Handwriting in the Age of Technology.

Neef, Sonja.

Prof. Neef is a cultural analyst and media historian. She examines the historical resilien...

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Picture of Princes of Wales: Royal Heirs in Waiting.

Princes of Wales: Royal Heirs in Waiting.

Loades, David.

The title Prince of Wales has been awarded to male heirs of the British throne who are wai...

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Picture of Sharpeville: An Apartheid Massacre and its Consequences.

Sharpeville: An Apartheid Massacre and its Consequences.

Lodge, Tom.

On 21 March 1960 hundreds of black Africans were injured and 69 killed when South African ...

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Picture of Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy.

Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy.

Murphy, Paul Thomas.

Tells the history of the seven boys and men who, driven by a variety of inner demons, atta...

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Picture of World War I Love Stories: Real-life Romances from the War that Shook the World.

World War I Love Stories: Real-life Romances from the War that Shook the World.

Paul, Gill.

The war to end all wars cost countless lives and destroyed the hopes and dreams of many mo...

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Picture of Voices Against War: A Century of Protest.

Voices Against War: A Century of Protest.

Smith, Lyn.

Based on around 200 personal testimonies from the Imperial War Museum Collections, this te...

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Picture of World War II Love Stories: At a Time of Global Conflict and Upheaval, the True Stories of 14 Couples Who Found Love.

World War II Love Stories: At a Time of Global Conflict and Upheaval, the True Stories of 14 Couples Who Found Love.

Paul, Gill.

In the midst of one of the worst conflicts in human history, people found remarkable ways ...

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Picture of Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom: The True History of Shakespeare and Elizabeth.

Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom: The True History of Shakespeare and Elizabeth.

Beauclerk, Charles.

Examines 'the greatest story never told.' Who was the man behind Hamlet, King Lear

a...

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Picture of A Brief History of Britain 1851-2010.

A Brief History of Britain 1851-2010.

Black, Jeremy.

During these years the nation faced turmoil and transformation. Britain, once great, is no...

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Picture of The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages.

The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages.

Brown, Nancy Marie.

The Pope in question, Pope Sylvester II, was known as the 'scientist Pope' in his lifetime...

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Picture of Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Camp, Roderic Ai.

Mexico might have the fashionable food of the moment, but there is more to the country tha...

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Picture of Dark History of the Kings and Queens of England: 1066 to the Present Day.

Dark History of the Kings and Queens of England: 1066 to the Present Day.

Lewis, Brenda Ralph.

The history of the British Royal Family is punctuated by scandals, murders, betrayals, plo...

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Picture of A London Year: 365 Days of City Life in Diaries, Journals and Letters.

A London Year: 365 Days of City Life in Diaries, Journals and Letters.

Elborough, Travis and Rennison, Nick (eds.).

An anthology of short diary entries, one or more for each day of the year, which, taken to...

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Picture of Hubert's Freaks: The Rare-Book Dealer, the Times Square Talker and the Lost Photos of Diane Arbus.

Hubert's Freaks: The Rare-Book Dealer, the Times Square Talker and the Lost Photos of Diane Arbus.

Gibson, Gregory.

This is a stranger-than-fiction story of how an oddball book dealer found a trove of never...

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Picture of Chivalry and Command: 500 Years of Horse Guards.

Chivalry and Command: 500 Years of Horse Guards.

Harwood, Brian.

An absorbing history, written by a former Corporal of Horse in The Life Guards regiment, i...

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Picture of The Borgias: The Hidden History.

The Borgias: The Hidden History.

Meyer, G J.

They came to Italy from Spain. They became popes, statesmen, warriors, lovers and amazingl...

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Picture of Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank That Runs the World.

Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank That Runs the World.

Lebor, Adam.

Tells the inside story of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) which is the centra...

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Picture of The Fall of Mussolini: Italy, the Italians, and the Second World War.

The Fall of Mussolini: Italy, the Italians, and the Second World War.

Morgan, Philip.

He presents a new look on why Mussolini fell and the disintegration of the Fascist regime ...

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Picture of The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way and It Wasn't My Fault and I'll Never Do It Again.

The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way and It Wasn't My Fault and I'll Never Do It Again.

O'Rourke, P.J.

We are the best generation in history. We're useful, careless, rash, vain, indulged and en...

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Picture of The Slaves' Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812.

The Slaves' Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812.

Smith, Gene Allen.

The War of 1812 is considered a military conflict without a decisive outcome, yet it seale...

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