Lost during the author's lifetime, it is an intense portrait of friendship and brotherhood and a meditation on the desire to escape society, following the fortunes of two men as they impulsively decide to work their passage on the S S Westminster: drinking, arguing, playing [...]
David Foster Wallace's final and most ambitious undertaking - an audacious and hilarious look into the abyss of ordinary life. The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Centre in Peoria, IL, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he [...]
For the first time anywhere, a first-person account of planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from inside the US Navy SEAL team who carried out the mission to kill the terrorist mastermind. This book puts readers inside the elite, handpicked twenty-four-man team known [...]
The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on [...]
Reveals the 'killer applications' that did it: competition - How Europe's small, piratical states built modern capitalism; science - How innovation gave the West the military edge; property rights - How the laws of private property built the United States; and medicine - [...]
The day her children leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. She has had enough - of her kids carelessness, her husbands thoughtlessness and of the world's indifference...
Europe is in serious financial chaos. In Greece, infrastructure costs mean it would be cheaper to transport all Greek rail passengers by taxi. In Iceland, Range Rovers frequently explode as owners collect the insurance to pay for them. The author deals with the subject of [...]
This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The [...]
Examining China's history from the classical era to the present day, this title describes the essence of its millennia-old approach to diplomacy, strategy and negotiation, reflecting on these attitudes for our own uncertain future.
A compendium of travel writing from a master traveller. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, it celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe by collecting the best writing on travel from the books that shaped the author, as a reader and a traveller.
An anthology that presents the selection of books which is ordered in to the four elements, symbolizing both our world on its directions, and the way we dwell in this world, the way we say it.
Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power.
June the first, a bright summer's evening, a Monday . . . And into the busy, bustling homes at 66 Star Street slips, unseen, a mysterious visitor. As the couples, flatmates and repentant singletons of No 66 fall in and out of love, clutch at and drop secrets, laugh, cry and [...]