Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia A blend of Jared Diamond s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know For than a

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome 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

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

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

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World 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

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis A Bill Gates Summer Reading Pick A riveting and illuminating Yuval Noah Harari new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don t, by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse In his international bestsellers Guns,

Napoleon: A Life

Napoleon: A Life The definitive biography of the great soldier statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and theGrand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo his battles are among the greatest in history, but