Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

The story that bonds Ernest Rutherford and Marcus Oliphant is as extraordinary as it is unlikely. They were kindred souls, schooled and steeped in the furthest frontiers of Britain's empire, whose re... read more

The Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb

This rollicking and panoramic history of Casablanca during the Second World War sheds light on the city as a key hub for European and American powers, and a place where spies, soldiers, and political agents exch... read more

Destination Casablanca - Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II

'And now what will become of us without barbarians? Those people were a sort of solution.' 'Waiting for the Barbarians' C. P. Cavafy History is written by the victors, and Rome had some very eloquent historians. Those the Romans regarded as b... read more

Barbarians - Rebellion and Resistance to the Roman Empire



Darayya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Yet it lives in another world. Besieged by Syrian government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by bombs and missiles, and shot at by snipers. Its buildings lay in ruin... read more

Syria's Secret Library
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A fascinating journey through the history of railways, packed with first-hand accounts of innovation, triumph, and tragedy. From the earliest steam engine to the high-speed bullet trains of today, A Short History of the Railway reveals the hidden stories of railway histo... read more

A Short History of Trains



Immerse yourself in the history of medicine - a colourful story of skill, serendipity, trial and error, moments of genius, and dogged determination. From traditional chinese medicine to today's sophisticated gene therapies and robotic surgery, A Short History of Medicine... read more

Short History of Medicine

A fascinating journey through more than 5,000 years of seafaring history in this essential guide to the most impressive seafaring tales, explorers, and maritime environments. For more than 5,000 years, the seas have challenged, rewarded, and punished the brave sailors... read more

A Short History of Seafaring

"A series of harrowing, unforgettable tales...Had [Liao Yiwu] not fled the country in 2011, they may never have emerged. An indispensable historical document." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From the award-winning poet, disside... read more

Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China after Tiananmen Square

The incredible true story of a Polish resistance fighter's infiltration of Auschwitz to sabotage the camp from within, and his daring escape to warn the Allies about the Nazis' true plans for a "Fin... read more

The Volunteer: One Man's Mission to Lead an Underground Army Inside Auschwitz and Stop the Holocaust
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For as long as human societies have existed there have always been people who have always transgressed the laws of their respective societies. It seems that whenever new laws are made, certain people find ways to break them. ... read more

The Lives and Exploits of the Most Noted Highwaymen, Rogues and Murderers
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Series:Images of War Ser.

Just eight square miles in size, the Japanese island of Iwo Jima lies some 750 miles due south of Tokyo. Following a preparatory air and naval bombardment which lasted for many weeks, it was there, on the morning of Monday, 19 February 1945,... read more

The Battle for Iwo Jima - Raising the Flag, February-March 1945

This program is read by the author. Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his life's work to find out--and in America ... read more

America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
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