Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism

13 December 2017 | By Anne Applebaum | Filed in: world-history.

The Pulitzer Prize winning author, professor, and historian offers an expert guide to understanding the appeal of the strongman as a leader and an explanation for why authoritarianism is back with a menacing twenty first century twist n nAcross the world today, from the Americas to Europe and beyond,

Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World

22 June 2018 | By Laura Spinney | Filed in: world-history.

With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918 1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I.In Pa

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

02 January 2019 | By Mary Beard | Filed in: world-history.

In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome with passion and without technical jargon and demonstrates how a slightly shabby Iron Age village rose to become the undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean Wall Street Journal Hailed by critics as animating the grand swe

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

13 March 2019 | By Tom Phillips | Filed in: world-history.

An exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f ck ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree, to the most spectacular fails of the present day nIn the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we ve come a long way

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

15 December 2018 | By Peter Frankopan | Filed in: world-history.

For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west in the New World of the Americas Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to

World War 1: A History From Beginning to End

27 March 2019 | By Henry Freeman | Filed in: world-history.

World War IWorld War 1 was one of the bloodiest wars in modern history At its end, it had claimed over seventeen million lives It led to the collapse of nations, the abdication of monarchies and ended empires Entire divisions of men perished in the pursuit of mere miles of uninhabitable wasteland

Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History

20 August 2018 | By Bill O\'Reilly | Filed in: world-history.

Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega bestselling Killing series n nAs the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run A few were swiftly caught, including the no

The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors

25 February 2017 | By Dan Jones | Filed in: world-history.

n Dan Jones is an entertainer, but also a bona fide historian Seldom does one find serious scholarship so easy to read The Times, Book of the YearA New York Times bestseller, this major new history of the knights Templar is a fresh, muscular and compelling history of the ultimate military re