690 books (35 pages) in this category
by James Barr
In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was ...
by Ian Townsend
The little known and intriguing WWII story of an eleven-year-old Australian schoolboy who was shot by the Japanese in Rabaul in 1942 as a suspected spy - a compelling story of spies, volcanoes, history and war. In May 1942, in the town of ...
The initiation of Australia
by Gavin Souter
<DIV><I>Winner of the Colin Roderick Award</I><BR /><BR /><B>Lion & Kangaroo</B> is one of Australia’s great works of history, a rich chronicle of the nation’s coming-of-age. With intelligence, wisdom and wit, acclaimed historian
by DOUGLAS BOYD
by HARRIS HARRY
This book will chart the progress of Liverpool from pre-season until the very last ball being kicked. There will be the thoughts and opinions of the players, staff, fans and former players to get an exclusive insight into the goings on at the ...
A Story of Rescue and Resistance in Nazi Germany
by Mark Roseman
An Atlas of Cities Personified
by Adam Dant
<DIV>This gorgeously illustrated atlas personifies 28 cities around the world. Each map sheds light on the strange and marvelous ways in which humans interact with the places they call home. Artist and creative cartographer Adam Dant dissects ...
by Gerda Lerner
by Stuart Black
Since the 1800s locomotives have steamed, chugged and sparked their way into the nation 's affections. These powerful engines were the drivers of the Industrial Revolution, and to the present day carry passengers and freight to every corner of ...
by DAVID LONG
A beautifully illustrated gift book to explore the hidden history of curious London on foot or from the armchair. London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings reveals the stories behind the capital's strangest and most enigmatic buildings. While ...
by DAVID LONG
A beautifully illustrated gift book to explore the hidden history of curious London on foot or from the armchair. London's 100 Strangest Places takes a sideways look at the capital, revealing the hidden stories, curious histories and sometimes ...
by Dava Sobel
The tenth anniversary edition of the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a new Foreword by the celebrated astronaut Neil ...
by JERRY ROBERTS
The story of the breaking of the Lorenz machine more complex and secure than Enigma in the words of the man who broke it. The breaking of the Enigma machine is one of the most well-known stories of the Second World War. But there was ...
by LAYCOCK / WEST
Lost Countries explores the history of those countries that at one point in time existed, and even issued their own stamps, before they were colonized and usurped. Countries such as Cyrenaica, North Ingria, the Danish West Indies, Fiume, Obock, ...
Love, War and Literature: 1939-51
by D.J. Taylor
The Women in the Life of the Sun King
by Antonia Fraser
The Footballer who Survived the River Kwai Death Camps
by Johnny Sherwood
by Helen Downey
Alive with twists and connections, we wonder what Theo?s outspoken mother, Ethel, is hiding. Unravelling her secret brings an understanding of why her daughter took to hiking, mountaineering and skiing in Tasmania, never returning to seaside ...
by PHILLIPS JOCK
`Men no longer whisper Revolution , they shout it; and they no longer carry banners, but throw bricks' - Letter home from Harvard, 1970. Jock Phillips grew up in post-war Christchurch where history meant Ancient Greece and home was England. Over