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In a narrative beginning almost 1.5 million years ago with the emergence of Homo erectus, Frank Welsh takes the reader from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, from the Industrial Revolution to the age of terrorism.
A brilliant new account of the world's very first clash of civilisations between the Persians and the Greeks in 480BC.
*the full-scale story of the nineteenth-century imperial invasion of Africa
A lively and absorbing narrative of China's ascent from imperial doormat to global economic powerhouse.
In the tradition of In Cold Blood, the account of a massacre and a gripping portrait of evil, by the author of The Bookseller of Kabul
The traumatic story of one of the last major battles of World War II, in which the Poles fought off German troops and police, street by street, for sixty-three days.
With all the emotional power of The Kite Runner, this is the very first true life account of growing up in Afghanistan, by a writer who still lives in Kabul.
#1 New York Times Bestseller NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Oscar Nominated For Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program.
Based on his groundbreaking reporting for Vanity Fair, journalist James Harkin's harrowing investigation into the abduction, captivity, and execution of American journalist James Foley and the fate of more than two-dozen other ISIS hostages.
'A letter is handed to you. In broken English, it tells you that you must now vacate your farm; that this is no longer your home, for it now belongs to the crowd on your doorstep. Then the drums begin to beat.'
A riveting and highly readable account of the Congo massacre, peopled by callous monarchs, corrupt adventurers and a handful of genuine heroes. WINNER OF THE 1999 DUFF COOPER PRIZE.
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso.