The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History

30 March 2020 | By Alexander Mikaberidze | Filed in: world history.

Austerlitz, Wagram, Borodino, Trafalgar, Leipzig, Waterloo these are the places most closely associated with the Napoleonic Wars But how did this period of nearly continuous warfare affect the world beyond Europe The immensity of the fighting waged by France against England, Prussia, Austria, and

Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War

30 March 2020 | By Vincent Brown | Filed in: world history.

A gripping account of the largest slave revolt in the eighteenth century British Atlantic world, an uprising that laid bare the interconnectedness of Europe, Africa, and America, shook the foundations of empire, and reshaped ideas of race and popular belonging In the second half of the eighteenth

Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World

30 March 2020 | By Michael Pollan | Filed in: world history.

Michael Pollan, known for his best selling nonfiction audio, including The Omnivores Dilemma and How to Change Your Mind, conceived and wrote Caffeine How Caffeine Created the Modern World as an Audible Original In this controversial and exciting listen, Pollan explores caffeines power as the

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

30 March 2020 | 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 19181920 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

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

30 March 2020 | 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 In 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

30 March 2020 | 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

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

30 March 2020 | By Jared Diamond | Filed in: world history.

In his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes a