History & Politics

By Barnes Bookshop

By Barnes Bookshop

Napoleon's Plunder and the Theft of Veronese's Feast

Cynthia Saltzman

£25.00 £23.25

Charts the journeys of his artistic booty: from the battlefield to the walls of the Louvre

Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942

Max Hastings

£25.00 £23.25

August ’42 & the dramatic battle to keep Malta fed: efforts of politicians, pilots & seamen

The Glass Wall: Lives on the Baltic Frontier

Max Egremont

£25.00 £23.25

At the front line of other peoples’ wars: the people of the Eastern Baltic in the 20th century

Fallen Idols: Twelve Statues That Made History

Alex von Tunzelmann

£20.00 £18.60

From Columbus to Colston: statues that caused a storm & raised tricky questions in 2020

The Viking Great Army and the Making of England

Julian Richards and Dawn Hadley

£25.00 £23.25

Transition from raiders to settlers: how the Vikings changed our isles in every way

Meet the Georgians

Robert Peal

£18.98 £17.65

A rip-roaring introduction to the oft neglected era of Byron, Wollstonecraft & Tipu Sultan

Mission France: The True History of the Women of SOE

Kate Vigurs

£20.00 £18.60

Traces the lives & missions of the 39 women who served in SOE during world War II

A History of the Universe in 100 Stars

Florian Freistetter

£16.98 £15.79

The past, present & future of the cosmos in 100 short, illuminating chapters

Every Breath You Take - Featured in The Times and Sunday Times: China's New Tyranny

Ian Williams

£16.98 £15.79

China: rise of the first digital totalitarian state & the threat it poses to the rest of the world

Checkmate in Berlin: The First Battle of the Cold War

Giles Milton

£25.00 £23.25

How the division of Berlin in 1945 led to the rekindling of old animosities & the Cold War

Antwerp: The Glory Years

Michael Pye

£25.00 £23.25

The brief golden age from 1501-1566 which saw a renaissance in artwork, books & trade

The Fall of Robespierre: 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris

Colin Jones

£25.00 £23.25

July 27th, 1794 hour by hour, minute by minute, as Robespierre’s fate is decided by chance

12 Bytes: How We Got Here. Where We Might Go Next.

Jeanette Winterson

£16.98 £15.79

Twelve essays on the impact & implication of Artificial Intelligence on our lives

The Piano: A History in 100 Pieces

Susan Tomes

£16.98 £15.79

The history of an instrument, its composers & players from 1800 to the present

City of Illusions: A History of Granada

Helen Rodgers and Stephen Cavendish


The city of Granada: from the building of the Alhambra to French occupation to civil war

Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency

Michael Wolff

£20.00 £18.60

Final volume in his ‘Trump Trilogy’: the last days of the presidency in all its surreal detail

Day of the Assassins: A History of Political Murder

Michael Burleigh

£25.00 £23.25

The politics of violence & the perpetrators behind it: the mad, the bad & the professional

Going with the Boys: Six Extraordinary Women Writing from the Front Line

Judith Mackrell

£20.00 £18.60

WWII women reporters: Gellhorn, Miller, Schultz, Cowles, Hollingworth & Kirkpatrick

Family Business

Victoria Glendinning

£20.00 £18.60

Orphaned at seven, the story of John Lewis & the retail empire which still bears his name

Churchill's Shadow - The Life and Afterlife of Winston Churchill

Geoffrey Wheatcroft


The contradictory character of the man & his sway over the present

Blood and Ruins: The Great Imperial War, 1931-1945

Richard Overy

£40.00 £37.20

Argues that WWII was the ‘great imperial war’ marking the end of all territorial empires

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