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Prince Harry: The Inside Story

by Duncan Larcombe HarperCollins (June 15, 2017)

Prince Henry of Wales has emerged as the unexpected jewel in the crown of the modern British monarchy. Despite his unruly antics, for which he’s made headlines all over the world, Harry’s popularity rivals...


Enemies of the People

by Sam Jordison HarperCollins (June 01, 2017)

Something has gone wrong. We're living in an age of celebratory racism, extreme inequality, uncertainty and fear. We're governed by people who claim to be populist but who seem to hate everyone. There are idiots...


Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed

by Mike Ripley & Lee Child HarperCollins (May 18, 2017)

WINNER OF THE HRF KEATING AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTION CRIME BOOK 2018

An entertaining history of British thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed, in which award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley reveals...


Now We Are 40

by Tiffanie Darke HarperCollins (February 23, 2017)

What happened to Generation X? Millenials dominate our Facebook feeds and people bang on about the baby boomers – but what about us? The lost generation, the middle youth, the middle child of today. Are we...


Paris, City of Light: 1919–1939 (Text Only)

by Vincent Cronin HarperCollins (January 31, 2017)

Paris between the wars: our impression is one of gaiety, frivolity, fashion, of exuberant living - a city whose lights were put out by the terrifyingly rapid advance of the German panzers in 1940.

And so, in...


Stonehenge: Neolithic Man and the Cosmos

by John North HarperCollins (November 24, 2016)

‘The clearest and most detailed account of Stonehenge for a generation.’ Mail on Sunday

John North’s extraordinary book finally solves the riddle of Stonehenge.

How? By carefully reassessing the archaeological...


The Forgotten Soldier (Part 3 of 3): He wasn’t a soldier, he was just a boy

by Charlie Connelly HarperCollins (October 23, 2014)

Bestselling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen.

But...


The Forgotten Soldier (Part 2 of 3): He wasn’t a soldier, he was just a boy

by Charlie Connelly HarperCollins (October 23, 2014)

Bestselling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen.

But...


The Hitler–Hess Deception

by Martin Allen HarperCollins (June 12, 2014)

This edition does not include illustrations.

At last, new archival discoveries reveal the truth about the German Deputy-Führer’s incredible solo flight to Britain in May 1941, and explain the British government’s...


The New Arrival: The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

by Sarah Beeson HarperCollins (March 27, 2014)

‘I hadn’t been in Hackney for 24 hours but I knew that the way I saw life and people had changed forever. There was such goodness here but there was a sadness I had never imagined before, and it wasn’t...


In Defence of Aristocracy

by Peregrine Worsthorne HarperCollins (December 19, 2013)

In this controversial and hotly discussed book, Sir Peregrine presents a reactionary and playful look at the origins, evolution and demise of the aristocracy.

Every country has the aristocracy it deserves; so...


The Greatest War Stories Never Told

by Rick Beyer HarperCollins (July 30, 2013)

Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire. The World War I battle that was halted...


India: A History

by John Keay HarperCollins (July 25, 2013)

The first single-volume history of India since the 1950s, combining narrative pace and skill with social, economic and cultural analysis. Five millennia of the sub-continent’s history are interpreted by one...


Maureen’s story (Individual stories from THE SWEETHEARTS, Book 5)

by Lynn Russell & Neil Hanson HarperCollins (April 25, 2013)

This is Maureen’s story, one of five stories extracted from THE SWEETHEARTS.

Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire.

“Maureen...


Dorothy’s story (Individual stories from THE SWEETHEARTS, Book 4)

by Lynn Russell & Neil Hanson HarperCollins (April 25, 2013)

This is Dorothy’s story, one of five stories extracted from THE SWEETHEARTS.

Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire.

“‘Every...


Eileen’s story (Individual stories from THE SWEETHEARTS, Book 3)

by Lynn Russell & Neil Hanson HarperCollins (April 25, 2013)

This is Eileen’s story, one of five stories extracted from THE SWEETHEARTS.

Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire.

“Eileen’s...


Florence’s story (Individual stories from THE SWEETHEARTS, Book 2)

by Lynn Russell & Neil Hanson HarperCollins (April 25, 2013)

This is Florence’s story, one of five stories extracted from THE SWEETHEARTS.

Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire.

“Florence...


Madge’s story (Individual stories from THE SWEETHEARTS, Book 1)

by Lynn Russell & Neil Hanson HarperCollins (April 25, 2013)

This is Madge’s story, one of five stories extracted from THE SWEETHEARTS.

Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire.

“On the morning...


The Sweethearts: Tales of love, laughter and hardship from the Yorkshire Rowntree's girls

by Lynn Russell & Neil Hanson HarperCollins (April 11, 2013)

Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire

“On a warm Monday morning in 1932, just two days after leaving school, fourteen-year-old...


The History of the Times: The Murdoch Years

by Graham Stewart HarperCollins (February 28, 2013)

The seventh in a series chronicling the remarkable history of The Times newspaper and the media mogul who bought and reshaped it in the early 1980s.

This volume looks at the history of one of Britain’s most...


The Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans: An A to Z of Tribes, Culture, and History

by Adele Nozedar HarperCollins (January 31, 2013)

A comprehensive guide to the history, culture, and religious beliefs and practices of America’s native people, The Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans tells the varied and colourful stories of the tribes,...


The Element Encyclopedia of the Celts

by Rodney Castleden HarperCollins (January 31, 2013)

The latest title in the much-loved Element Encyclopedia series, The Element Encyclopedia of Celts explores the history, culture, and mythology of these great peoples.

A comprehensive guide of Celtic history...


The Conversion of Europe (TEXT ONLY)

by Richard Fletcher HarperCollins (November 22, 2012)

The story of how Europe was converted to Christianity from 300AD until the barbarian Lithuanians finally capitulated at the astonishingly late date of 1386. It is an epic tale from one of the most gifted historians...


The Miraculous Fever-Tree: Malaria, Medicine and the Cure that Changed the World (Text Only)

by Fiammetta Rocco HarperCollins (May 31, 2012)

A rich and wonderful history of quinine – the cure for malaria.

In the summer of 1623, ten cardinals and hundreds of their attendants, engaged in electing a new Pope, died from the 'mal'aria' or 'bad air'...


The Frozen Water Trade (Text Only)

by Gavin Weightman HarperCollins (March 15, 2012)

The story of the 19th-century ice trade, in which ice from the lakes of New England – valued for its incredible purity – revolutionised domestic life around the world.

In the days before artificial refrigeration,...


Waterloo

by Andrew Roberts HarperCollins (February 15, 2011)

June 18, 1815, was one of the most momentous days in world history, marking the end of twenty-two years of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. On the bloody battlefield of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon...


The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes

by Mark Urban HarperCollins (November 23, 2010)

History books report—and rightly so—that it was the strategic and intelligence-gathering brilliance of the Duke of Wellington (who began his military career as Arthur Wellesley) that culminated in Britain's...


The Rescue Artist

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2006

by Edward Dolnick HarperCollins (November 16, 2010)

In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime...


Holding Back the Sea

by Christopher Hallowell HarperCollins (August 24, 2010)

Katrina's arrival on the Gulf Coast was a long time in coming. But it was assured. Since 1965, when Hurricane Betsy struck New Orleans, breached a levee, and flooded part of the city, everyone was waiting and...


Life in a Medieval Castle

by Joseph Gies & Frances Gies HarperCollins (August 03, 2010)

From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of this definitive classic on medieval castles, which was a source for George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

“Castles are crumbly...


The Honourable Company

by John Keay HarperCollins (July 08, 2010)

A history of the English East India company.

During 200 years the East India Company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan tradesmen into "the grandest society of merchants in the universe". As a commercial...


Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

by Sam Wasson HarperCollins (June 22, 2010)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2010

 

“So smart and entertaining it should come with its own popcorn” – People

 

“A bonbon of a book… As well tailored as the little black dress...


Lincoln's Men

by Daniel Mark Epstein HarperCollins (January 19, 2010)

“An intimate portrait of Lincoln, so well-drawn that he seems to come alive on the page.”

Charleston Post & Courier

 

Lincoln’s Men by Daniel Mark Epstein offers a fascinating close-up view of the Abraham...


Outposts

by Simon Winchester HarperCollins (October 27, 2009)

The New York Times bestselling author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman takes readers on a quirky and charming tour of the last outpost of the British empire

Originally published in 1985, Outposts...


The Fracture Zone

by Simon Winchester HarperCollins (October 27, 2009)

A True Portrait of One of the World's Most Chaotic and Beautiful Regions That Explains Why Violence Has Always Occurred There--And Why It May Continue For Years To Come

The vast and mountainous area that makes...


For the Thrill of It

by Simon Baatz HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

It was a crime that shocked the nation: the brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were...


Understanding Iraq

by William R. Polk HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The Dramatic History of Iraq in One Concise Volume

The destinies of Iraq and America will be tightly intertwined into the foreseeable future due to the U.S. incursion into this complex, perplexing desert nation...


Sailors to the End

by Gregory A. Freeman HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into North Vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot John McCain. A huge fire ensued, and...


Becoming Charlemagne

by Jeff Sypeck HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

On Christmas morning in the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on the brow of a Germanic king named Karl. With one gesture, the man later hailed as Charlemagne claimed his empire and forever...


Dream Lucky

by Roxane Orgill HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The time: 1936-1938. The mood: Hopeful. It wasn't wartime, not yet. The music: The incomparable Count Basie and Benny Goodman, among others. The setting: Living rooms across America and, most of all, New York...


The Children's Blizzard

by David Laskin HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

“David Laskin deploys historical fact of the finest grain to tell the story of a monstrous blizzard that caught the settlers of the Great Plains utterly by surprise. Using the storm as a lens, [he] captures...


Intellectuals

by Paul Johnson HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson,...


Claim of Privilege

by Barry Siegel HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

On October 6, 1948, a U.S. Air Force B-29 Superfortress crashed soon after takeoff, killing three civilian engineers and six crew members. In June 1949, the engineers' widows filed suit against the government,...


In Siberia

by Colin Thubron HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

As mysterious as its beautiful, as forbidding as it is populated with warm-hearted people, Syberia is a land few Westerners know, and even fewer will ever visit. Traveling alone, by train, boat, car, and on...


I Didn't Do It for You

by Michela Wrong HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Scarred by decades of conflict and occupation, the craggy African nation of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla war. The dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its...


Abraham Lincoln

by Stephen B. Oates HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

“There is no better introduction to current thinking about Lincoln and his place in history.” —Newsday

An essential book for any student of Lincoln and American history, Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind...


Every Man a Speculator

by Steve Fraser HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Americans have experienced a love-hate relationship with Wall Street for two hundred years. Long an object of suspicion, fear, and even revulsion, the Street eventually came to be seen as an alluring pathway...


Crazy '08

by Cait N. Murphy HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

From the perspective of 2007, the unintentional irony of Chance's boast is manifest—these days, the question is when will the Cubs ever win a game they have to have. In October 1908, though, no one would have...


The Perils of Peace

by Thomas Fleming HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

On October 19, 1781, Great Britain's best army surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown. But the future of the 13 former colonies was far from clear. A 13,000 man British army still occupied New...


Liberty

by Lucy Moore HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The ideals of the French Revolution inflamed a longing for liberty and equality within courageous, freethinking women of the era—women who played vital roles in the momentous events that reshaped their nation...