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Ben-Hur

by Lew Wallace HarperPress (June 30, 2016)

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.

‘The happiness of love is in action; its test is what one is willing to do for others.’

In first-century Judea, Jewish...


War and Peace (Collins Classics)

by Leo Tolstoy HarperPress (December 10, 2015)

Soon to be a major TV series, airing in 2016.

‘War & Peace’ is a masterpiece – an epic portrait of Russian society and its descent into the Napoleonic Wars, which has inspired love and devotion among its...


Slowly Down the Ganges

by Eric Newby HarperPress (February 21, 2013)

‘Slowly Down the Ganges’ is seen as a vintage Newby masterpiece, alongside ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ and ‘Love and War in the Apennines’. Told with Newby's self-deprecating humour and wry...


Round Ireland in Low Gear

by Eric Newby HarperPress (February 21, 2013)

'You've had some pretty crazy ideas in your life, Newby, but this is the craziest.' Grandmother Wanda Newby was exasperated after continuous rain, snow, and gales that knocked from her bike. Twice.

To avoid...


On the Shores of the Mediterranean

by Eric Newby HarperPress (February 21, 2013)

With his trademark charm and sharp wit, Newby leaves no stone unturned in his quest for wonderfully detailed and quirky knowledge to share with his reader. Insightful, hilarious and sheer fun, this is an adventure...


A Traveller’s Life

by Eric Newby HarperPress (March 28, 2013)

A chronicle of travels, some homely some exotic, from the man who can make a schoolboy holiday in Swanage as colourful as a walk in the Hindu Kush.

Eric Newby's life of travel began in 1919, on pram-ride adventures...


A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

by Eric Newby HarperPress (March 28, 2013)

Some of the maps in this title are best viewed on a tablet device.

A classic of travel writing, ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ is Eric Newby’s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote...


The Gunpowder Plot: History in an Hour

by Sinead Fitzgibbon HarperPress (October 25, 2012)

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‘Remember, remember, the fifth of November’. The gunpowder plot is a famed tale of treachery that continues to fascinate and capture the imagination...


Stalin: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley HarperPress (October 25, 2012)

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Arguably no person in history had such a direct and negative impact on the lives of so many as Joseph Stalin. Under the Red Tsar terror knew no limits,...


JFK: History in an Hour

by Sinead Fitzgibbon HarperPress (October 25, 2012)

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, America’s youngest President, was assassinated barely one thousand days into his Presidency. In the fiftieth anniversary of his...


George Washington: History in an Hour

by David B. McCoy HarperPress (October 25, 2012)

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George Washington – a figure synonymous with American history. His image is known worldwide, marked on American currency, postage stamps – even a state...


The Art of Rhetoric (Collins Classics)

by Aristotle HarperPress (September 13, 2012)

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.

Despite dating from the 4th century BC, The Art of Rhetoric continues to be regarded by many as the single most important...


Tribes with Flags: Adventure and Kidnap in Greater Syria

by Charles Glass HarperPress (September 13, 2012)

‘Tribes With Flags’ is the gripping story of Charles Glass's dramatic journey through Greater Syria which provides background context to a troubled region once again in the headlines.

Charles Glass began...


Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Collins Classics)

by Thomas de Quincey HarperPress (September 13, 2012)

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‘I here present you, courteous reader, with the record of a remarkable period in my life…’

The ‘Confessions of...


The Medieval Anarchy: History in an Hour

by Kaye Jones HarperPress (August 02, 2012)

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Nicknamed ‘The Anarchy' for its unprecedented levels of chaos and disorder, the succession crisis that followed the death of King Henry I in 1135 resulted...


The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley HarperPress (August 02, 2012)

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In 1917 the world changed forever. One of the most influential and contentious events in recent history, the Russian Revolution unleashed the greatest political...


On the Front Line: The Collected Journalism of Marie Colvin

by Marie Colvin HarperPress (April 26, 2012)

Veteran Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin was killed in February 2012 when covering the uprising in Syria.

On the Front Line is an Orwell Special Prize winning journalism collection from veteran war...


The Queen: Elizabeth II and the Monarchy (Text Only)

by Ben Pimlott HarperPress (May 17, 2012)

An updated edition of Ben Pimlott’s classic biography of the Queen: ‘There is no better biography of Elizabeth II.’ PETER HENNESSY, Independent on Sunday

The royal family have been through a tumultuous...


South Africa: History in an Hour

by Anthony Holmes HarperPress (April 05, 2012)

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With the passing of Nelson Mandela, ‘the father of the nation’, comes the end of an era, and the moment to look back on his remarkable saving, and remaking,...


Titanic: History in an Hour

by Sinead Fitzgibbon HarperPress (March 29, 2012)

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The sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago in 1912, and the subsequent deaths of over 1,500 passengers, sent shock waves around the world. Never before or...


The Vietnam War: History in an Hour

by Neil Smith HarperPress (April 05, 2012)

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‘War, what is it good for?’ THE VIETNAM WAR: HISTORY IN AN HOUR gives a gripping account of the most important Cold War-era conflict, fought between...


The Queen: History in an Hour

by Sinead Fitzgibbon HarperPress (March 29, 2012)

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Elizabeth II is the longest lived and, after Queen Victoria, second longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. From her coronation in 1953 to her Diamond...


The Siege of Leningrad: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley HarperPress (April 05, 2012)

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The Siege of Leningrad was one of the longest sieges in history and it inflicted some of the worst civilian casualties of World War Two. When Hitler declared...


World War One: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley HarperPress (March 29, 2012)

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The ‘Great War’, from July 1914 to November 1918, was without parallel. It brought to an end four dynasties, ignited revolution, and forged new nations....


Dickens: History in an Hour

by Kaye Jones HarperPress (February 07, 2012)

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Charles Dickens remains – 200 years after his birth – arguably Britain’s most successful writer. Works such as Great Expectations and Oliver Twist...


Battle for the Falklands: The Winter War

by Patrick Bishop & John Witherow HarperPress (March 15, 2012)

‘Boldly planned, bravely executed and brilliantly accomplished’ was Margaret Thatcher’s assessment of the Falklands campaign. But what did the war mean to the men in the trenches and below decks?

This...


From Medicine to Miracle: How My Faith Overcame Cancer

by Dr. Mary Self & Rod Chaytor HarperPress (May 03, 2012)

The incredible story of how one doctor won her own personal battle against cancer through the power of prayer.

Mary Self was first diagnosed with bone cancer in 1983 and underwent above-knee amputation and intensive...


1066: History in an Hour

by Kaye Jones HarperPress (December 08, 2011)

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During the year 1066, England had three different kings and fought three huge battles in defence of the realm, including the bloody Battle of Hastings....


American Slavery: History in an Hour

by Kat Smutz HarperPress (December 08, 2011)

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From the first slaves arriving in Jamestown in 1619, the cotton fields in the Southern States and shipbuilding in New England, to the slaves who laid down...


Ancient Egypt: History in an Hour

by Anthony Holmes HarperPress (December 08, 2011)

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Learn about the Egyptian gods, mummification and how the Egyptians built the only wonder of the ancient world still standing – the Pyramids of Giza.

Exploring...


Black History: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley HarperPress (December 08, 2011)

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Encompassing everything from immigration to civil war, emancipation, slavery and migration, Black History in an Hour gives you a neat overview of this vast...


Henry VIII’s Wives: History in an Hour

by Julie Wheeler HarperPress (October 13, 2011)

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In his ambition to provide a male heir to the throne, Henry VIII married six times. Divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, caused England’s...


Hitler: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley HarperPress (December 08, 2011)

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What made a failed Austrian artist into the most reviled and destructive personality of the twentieth century? Where did the seeds of his rabid anti-Semitism...


Nazi Germany: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley HarperPress (October 13, 2011)

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Having suffered during World War One – not only the indignities of political betrayal and battlefield defeat but also starvation, fuel shortages and a...


The Afghan Wars: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley HarperPress (October 13, 2011)

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Britain has invaded Afghanistan twice before in the nineteenth century. Both times tenacious Afghan fighters defended their country to humiliating British...


The American Civil War: History in an Hour

by Kat Smutz HarperPress (December 08, 2011)

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The American Civil War started when eleven southern ‘slave’ states declared their independence from the United States of America. Abraham Lincoln’s...


The Cold War: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley HarperPress (October 13, 2011)

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From the end of World War Two to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia and America eyed each other with suspicion and hostility as the world...


The Reformation: History in an Hour

by Edward A Gosselin HarperPress (October 13, 2011)

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The Reformation was a long struggle of ideas between the established Catholic Church and the questioning of faith brought about by the Renaissance in Western...


World War Two: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley HarperPress (October 13, 2011)

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Lasting six years and a day, the Second World War saw the lives of millions – soldiers and civilians, young and old – changed forever. During the conflict,...


My Old Man: A Personal History of Music Hall

by John Major HarperPress (September 13, 2012)

Shortlisted for the Theatre Book Prize; former prime minister John Major takes a remarkable journey into his own unconventional family past to tell the richly colourful story of the British music hall.

Music...


Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Mother and a Daughter in the ‘Gilded Age’ (Text Only)

by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart HarperPress (June 14, 2012)

The family trees contained within this ebook are best viewed on a tablet.

A fabulously wealthy New York beauty marries a cold-hearted British aristocrat at the behest of her Machiavellian mother – then leaves...


Survivors: The Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behind (Text Only)

by Richard Fortey HarperPress (September 01, 2011)

This ebook edition does not include illustrations.

An awe-inspiring journey through the eons and across the globe, in search of visible traces of evolution in the living creatures which have survived from earlier...


White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-century India (Text Only)

by William Dalrymple HarperPress (May 31, 2012)

From the author of the Samuel Johnson prize-shortlisted ‘Return of a King’, the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that transcended all the cultural, religious and political...


The Life and Death of St. Kilda: The moving story of a vanished island community

by Tom Steel HarperPress (September 22, 2011)

The extraordinary story of the UK’s most gruelling and spectacularly beautiful islands. Tom Steel’s acclaimed portrait of the St Kildan’s lives is now updated in this reissued edition.

Situated at the...


An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo

by Richard Davenport-Hines HarperPress (December 17, 2012)

WINNER OF THE POLITICAL BOOK AWARDS POLITICAL HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014.

Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Profumo scandal, An English Affair is a sharp-focused snapshot of a nation...


Memoirs

by William Rees-Mogg HarperPress (July 07, 2011)

Former editor of The Times, the late William Rees-Mogg was a pivotal figure of post-war Britain. Here he recounts the remarkable story of his life.

As editor of The Times (his glory years), journalist, commentator,...


Talking to Terrorists: A Personal Journey from the IRA to Al Qaeda

by Peter Taylor HarperPress (March 03, 2011)

A controversial and timely book by BBC reporter and terrorism expert Peter Taylor

In ‘Talking to Terrorists’ Peter Taylor takes us on a personal journey, quoting from diaries written at the time, as he reveals...


Crown and Country: A History of England through the Monarchy

by David Starkey HarperPress (October 28, 2010)

From one of our finest historians comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day. This compendium volume of two earlier books is fully revised...


Mussolini and the Rise of Fascism (Text Only Edition)

by Donald Sassoon HarperPress (September 27, 2012)

In this fascinating look at the unique conjuncture of factors surrounding Il Duce’s seizure of power, eminent historian Donald Sassoon traces the political circumstances that sent Italy on a collision course...


The Queen’s Conjuror: The Life and Magic of Dr. Dee

by Benjamin Woolley HarperPress (June 21, 2012)

A spellbinding portrait of Queen Elizabeth’s conjuror – the great philosopher, scientist and magician, Dr John Dee (1527–1608) and a history of Renaissance science that could well be the next ‘Longitude’....