Sign up for offers & news
Enter your email address to receive news and special offers.
By Zsolt Stanik
The aim of this novella is to use the story of the Kalous and Hones families and other individuals to portray the lives of the myriads who lived in the period of communist totalitarianism in former Czechoslovakia that began roughly at the end of the Second World War and lasted...
The compelling story of a thirteenth-century Christian noblewoman ransomed to the family of Saladin, made a ruler by the Mongols, and with extraordinary connections across continents and cultures from the Mediterranean to Mongolia. This book will be important for students and scholars of Byzantine, Crusader and Islamic history, art and...
By Paul Watson
The true story of the greatest mystery of Arctic exploration-and the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge that led to the shipwreck's recent discovery.
By John Stokoe
Stokoe referring to Napoleon: 'They will only believe he is ill when they find him dead on his bed.' Napoleon had faith in him, but he made the mistake of disobeying the Governor-the infamous Sir Hudson Lowe. He was put on half-pay and dismissed the Navy. Napoleon was enraged at...
By Graham Bound
In this revised and updated edition new accounts have been included of the ways in which the islanders resisted occupation and did not - hitherto unpublished material describes how a small minority of islanders threw their lot in with the Argentines.
In 1941, Germany invaded the Soviet Union in the largest offensive operation ever undertaken. Drawing on hundreds of oral histories from eyewitnesses and veterans of the convoys, and research into the Russian Navy archives at Murmansk, the author retells of one of World War II's pivotal yet largely overlooked campaigns.
Drawing on countless interviews, letters and top secret memos, this book traces the evolution of the military occupation over four decades. It provides vivid portraits of the key players in this unfolding drama, including Moshe Dayan, Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat.
In 1926/27 the Soviet Central Statistical Administration initiated several yearlong expeditions to gather primary data on the whereabouts, economy and living conditions of all rural peoples living in the Arctic and sub-Arctic at the end of the Russian civil war.