Run The Storm: A Savage Hurricane, A Brave Crew, And The Wreck Of The Ss El Faro

In the bestselling tradition of The Perfect Storm and The Finest Hours, “an exquisitely written and dramatic book…a literary page-turner” (Doug Stanton, #1 New...

Killing for the Republic Citizen-Soldiers and the Roman Way of War

The year 146 BC marked the brutal end to the Roman Republic's 118-year struggle for the western Mediterranean. Breaching the walls of their great enemy, Carthage, Roman troops...

The Habsburg Empire A New History

In a panoramic and pioneering reappraisal, Pieter M. Judson shows why the Habsburg Empire mattered so much, for so long, to millions of Central Europeans.Rejecting fragmented...

Asperger's Children The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, aiming to treat those children, usually boys, he deemed capable of...

A Handful of Hard Men The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia

It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of...

The Boer War

The Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) is one of the most intriguing conflicts of modern history. It has been labeled many things: the first media war, a precursor of the First and Second...

King Arthur's Wars The Anglo-Saxon Conquest Of England

The story of an era shrouded in mystery, and the gradual changing of a nation's cultural identity.We speak English today, because the Anglo-Saxons took over most of post-Roman...

The Vikings

At the height of their power in the ninth and tenth centuries, the Vikings seemed invincible— conquering well-armed warriors whose ships were the ultimate in seafaring...

Hitler and the Habsburgs The Fuhrer's Vendetta Against the Austrian Royals

Five youthful years in Vienna. It was then and there that Adolf Hitler's obsession with the Habsburg Imperial family became the catalyst for his vendetta against a vanished...

Monarchy: From the Middle Ages to Modernity

The crown of England is the oldest surviving political institution in Europe. Throughout this book Dr David Starkey emphasises the Crown's endless capacity to adapt to...

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