The bestselling author of The King in the North turns his attention to the obscure era of British history known as 'the age of Arthur'.
'Not just a valuable book, but a distinctive one as well' Tom Holland, Sunday Times
'An accessible and illuminating book' Gerard de Groot, The Times..
'Magisterial - an outstanding book that shines a bright light one of the most important, interesting and under-studied cities in European history. A masterpiece.' Peter Frankopan
'A wonderful new history of the Mediterranean from the fifth to eighth centuries through a lens focussed on Raven..
'Guerrilla warfare is a war of the masses, a war of the people'
First published in 1961, following the successful Cuban Revolution, this is Che Guevara's handbook for guerrilla war.
It covers strategy, tactics, terrain, organization of an army, logistics, field medical treatment, int..
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'Astonishing and compelling' Bernard Cornwell
'Replete with witches, human sacrifice, Greek fire and funeral orgies... one of the most thrilling works of archaeological detective work I have ever read' William Dalrymple, FT
Follow bioarchaeologist Cat Jarman..
In November 1519, Hernando Cortes walked along a causeway leading to the capital of the Aztec kingdom and came face to face with Moctezuma. That story-and the story of what happened afterwards-has been told many times, but always following the narrative offered by the Spaniards. After all, we have b..
A pioneering work in the study of history and geography of the pre-1800 world.
Imagined Geographies is a pioneering work in the study of the history and geography of the pre-1800 world. In this book, Geoffrey C. Gunn argues that different regions astride the maritime silk roads were not mere..
Hunt the Bismarck, now available in paperback, tells the story of Operation Rhein?bung, the Atlantic sortie of the Nazi Germany's largest battleship in May 1941.
Bismarck entered service in the summer of 1940. She was well-armed, with eight 15- inch guns as well as a powerful array of lighte..
The idea of the sword-wielding samurai, beholden to a strict ethical code and trained in deadly martial arts, dominates popular conceptions of the samurai. As early as the late seventeenth century, they were heavily featured in literature, art, theater, and even comedy, from the Tale of the Heike to..
'James Holland is the best of the new generation of WW2 historians.' Sebastian Faulks
'Holland's skill lies in bringing these warriors to life with vivid prose.' The Times
Shortlisted for the 2021 British Army Military Book of the Year
The international bestselling author returns with an exploration of one of the grandest obsessions of the twentieth century
'The Bomber Mafia is a case study in how dreams go awry. When some shiny new idea drops from the heavens, it does not land softly in our laps. It lands hard, on the gro..
'Magisterial ... Immensely readable' Douglas Alexander, Financial Times
A compelling history of catastrophes and their consequences, from 'the most brilliant British historian of his generation' (The Times)
Disasters are inherently hard to predict. But when catastrophe strikes, we ou..
'It is hard to imagine a finer account, both of the sweep of Italy's wars, and of the characters caught up in them' Caroline Moorhead, The Guardian
From an acclaimed military historian, the definitive account of Italy's experience of the Second World War
While staying closely aligned..