Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

In the bestselling tradition of Why Nations Fail and The Revenge of Geography, an award winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo political strategies of the world powers.All leaders of nations are constrained by geography Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers,

Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster

At 01 23 40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl s fourth nuclear reactor It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated and inaccu

Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History

Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega bestselling Killing series As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run A few were swiftly caught, including the not

The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire

From the bestselling author of Return of a King, the story of how the East India Company took over large swaths of Asia, and the devastating results of the corporation running a country In August 1765, the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government r

East West Street: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"

A profound and profoundly important book a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler s Third Reich East West Street look

Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain s King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe What started as protest and

The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization After its founding in 509 BCE, Rome grew from an unremarkable Italian city state to the dominant superpower of the Mediterranean world Through it all, the Romans never allowed a single man to seize contro

The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un

The behind the scenes story of the rise and reign of the world s strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un, by the journalist with the best connections and insights into the bizarrely dangerous world of North Korea.Since his birth in 1984, Kim Jong Un has been swaddled in myth and propaganda, f