One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that we are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps even tragic errors of judgement such as the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But the prevailing view is that the W... read more

Nophoto

Dominic Sandbrook's magnificent account of the late 1970s in Britain - the book behind the major BB2 series "The Seventies". The late 1970s were Britain's years of strife and the good life. They saw inflation, riots, the peak of trade union power - ... read more

Seasons in the Sun: The Battle for Britain, 1974-1979

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 Politics

Awards:Shortlisted for Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2013.

The Man without a Face is the chilling account of how a low-level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making his country once more a threat to her... read more

The Man without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

'Clintonism' is not an idea, or a program; still less is it a principle. It represents what might be termed - were it not for its murk - the distilled essence of consensus politics. Unremarkable in its constituent elements, which are a ... read more

No One Left to Lie  to The Triangulations of William Jefferson

'Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay' - Oliver Goldsmith
Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For thirty years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material sel... read more

Ill Fares the Land: A Treatise on Our Present Discontents

The next ten years will be a time of massive transition. The wars in the Islamic world will be subsiding, and terrorism will become something we learn to live with. China will be encountering its crisis. We will be moving from a time when fina... read more

The Next Decade: Where We've Been... and Where We're Going

COFFEE, TEA, OR KOOL-AID is the one book that examines the issues and helps Americans tell the parties apart while they laugh all the way to the polls. Filled with party history and characters, side-by-side comparisons and contradictions,... read more

Coffee, Tea, or Kool-Aid: Which Party Politics are You Swallowing?

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 Politics

For Ibn Batuttah of Tangier, being medieval didn't mean sitting at home waiting for renaissances, enlightenments and easyJet. It meant travelling the known world to its limits. Seven centuries on, Tim Mackintosh-Smith's passionate pursuit of the fourteenth-century traveller takes him to lan... read more

Landfalls

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 Politics

We all now know that the arctic is the canary in the coal mine of climate change, but that is only part of the story. As Alun Anderson reveals in this fascinating book, the melting snow and ice are now giving way to a much bigger story of battles over vast deposits of gas, oil and miner... read more

After the Ice