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Let Me Not Be Mad
Let Me Not Be Mad A K Benjamin
A non-fiction literary psycho-thriller about a clinical neuropsychologist’s descent into madness with an ingenious and shocking twist
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The World That Never Was
The World That Never Was Alex Butterworth
A masterly exploration of the strange twists and turns of history, The World That Never Was is a true story of dreamers, schemers, anarchists and secret agents of the late nineteenth century.
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The Philosophical Baby
The Philosophical Baby Alison Gopnik
A groundbreaking exploration into the minds of babies - and into what means to be human.
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Peak
Peak Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool
Reveals that all of us can excel at our chosen activities and offers a guide to unlocking our potential
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The Weather Machine
The Weather Machine Andrew Blum
A gripping account of the ingenious minds who gathered together the greatest technological inventions of our species to create a machine that can see into our planet's future with astonishing accuracy
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Horizon
Horizon Barry Lopez
From the author of the classic Arctic Dreams, a vivid recollection of his travels around the world and the encounters that have shaped an extraordinary life.
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Dark Mirror
Dark Mirror Barton Gellman
The first master narrative of the surveillance state containing major agenda-setting revelations
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The World As It Is
The World As It Is Ben Rhodes
A revelatory, behind-the-scenes account of the Obama presidency from perhaps his closest collaborator, and a political memoir about the power of words to change our world.
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Britain's Gulag
Britain's Gulag Caroline Elkins
A controversial and authoritative account of the waning days of British Empire in Kenya, and the little known destruction of thousands of Kenyans at the hands of the British.
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The Black Prince of Florence
The Black Prince of Florence Catherine Fletcher
A dramatic tale of assassination, spying and betrayal in the opulent, cut-throat world of Renaissance Italy.
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The Future History of the Arctic
The Future History of the Arctic Charles Emmerson
A vivid, visionary exploration of the Arctic, the forces that have shaped it, and its emergence onto the main stage of global affairs.
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Crucible
Crucible Charles Emmerson
A brilliant work of narrative history with an international cast of characters that captures this definitive period after the close of the Great War.
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The Islamic Enlightenment
The Islamic Enlightenment Christopher de Bellaigue
A revelatory history that uncovers the modern foundations of the Islamic world.
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Attila The Hun
Attila The Hun Christopher Kelly
Known to the Romans as 'the Scourge of God', Attila himself and his crucial role in the fall of Rome are vividly recreated in this brilliant and compelling account.
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The Forest People
The Forest People Colin M Turnbull
A life-enhancing account of a remote people living in harmony with nature and one of the great classics of anthropology
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How to Hide an Empire
How to Hide an Empire Daniel Immerwahr
A fresh, spirited and myth-busting history of the Greater United States and its hidden empire, upending the idea of an anti-imperial America.
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Cuz
Cuz Danielle Allen
'Unbearably moving,' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The story of a young man’s coming of age, a tender tribute to a life lost, and a devastating analysis of a broken system.
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Against Elections
Against Elections David Van Reybrouck
A small book with great weight and urgency to it, this is both a history of democracy and a clarion call for change.
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The Geopolitics of Emotion
The Geopolitics of Emotion Dominique Moisi
In the first book to explore the emotional impact of globalization, a leading authority on international affairs provides a new way of understanding and dealing with the complexities of world relations now and in the future.
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Palaces for the People
Palaces for the People Eric Klinenberg
A transformative new idea for healing social division from one of the world's foremost experts
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Age of Ambition
Age of Ambition Evan Osnos
*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2014* A stunning narrative that reveals China as we have never understood it before.
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The Art Of Memory
The Art Of Memory Frances A Yates
A revolutionary book about mnemonic techniques, and their relation to culture as a whole, which is itself hard to forget.
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The Line Becomes A River
The Line Becomes A River Francisco Cantú
An electrifying memoir from a Mexican-American US Border Patrol guard
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Easternisation
Easternisation Gideon Rachman
The West’s domination of world politics is coming to a close. The flow of wealth and power is turning from West to East and a new era of global instability has begun.
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