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*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.
One of the most successful history books of recent years, Agincourt is reissued with a new introduction by Bernard Cornwell and a new preface by Juliet Barker to mark the 600th anniversary of the battle.
An narrative history of the final 100 years of the Republic.
A vivid, powerful and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing us to think again
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
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.
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.
In 1966 the Republic of Botswana came into existence, and this is the tale of how one family played a central role in the country's development. This biography focuses on the Khama family, and in particular, Seretse Khama: a statesman, chief, husband, and father. Their personal story mirrors the beliefs of the country itself.
'A fascinating romance, a tribute to the love that beat Hitler' Daily Post
'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.'