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Guns, Germs And Steel: A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years



‘A book of big questions, and big answers’ Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens

WITH A NEW AFTERWORD FROM THE AUTHOR

Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe?

In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians.

An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns,…

Queens of the Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens


Formidable whether writing fiction or, as in this case, history, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England’s queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. In Weir’s hands these five extraordinary women reclaim their rightful roles at the centre of English history.

Publisher: Jonathan Cape
ISBN: 9781910702079

The Last Days of Hitler


*Listed as one of the Guardian’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time*

‘Some books simply exude excitement and self-confidence, as if the writer is on fire with ideas, or intoxicated with information. This is one of those titles…remains unsurpassed’ Robert McCrum, The Guardian

‘Brilliantly written and researched, The Last Days of Hitler remains the most vivid account of the final Wagnerian chapter of Hitler’s tyranny’ Max Hastings

In September 1945 the fate of Adolf Hitler was a complete…

The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land



In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God’s work.

For the first time, this book tells the story of this epic…