A history book with a difference.
A fresh look at the decades when British ingenuity and technological innovation changed the course of human history and ushered in the modern world.
'Immensely readable and beautifully written A detective story without a solution.' Ruth Rendell, Daily Telegraph
A fascinating and erudite history of the world's democracies - past and present - and the people who fought to bring democracy about.
Through a vivid and dramatic interrogation of the past, this book examines and illuminates the nature of Western civilization from its earliest incarnations to the present.
'If you have never read a book about geology, and didn't even think you were interested, Roger Osborne could change your life.... He succeeds magnificently in communicating his enthusiasm' - Independent on Sunday