Ranging from Rwanda to Afghanistan, and from Sudan to Iraq, this title shows how the humanitarian aid industry, the media and warmongers the world over, are locked in a cycle of mutual support. It introduces us to the key players in this twisted game, and to the aid-workers and the warlords themselves.
President Barack Obama's triumph was not inevitable: it was the end product of a brilliant, calculated, convention-defying political campaign. In a race that will be talked about for years to come, he faced down his rivals with ruthless focus and efficiency. This title presents the inside story of those thrilling months.
The author has put together from many sources a fascinating account of a Russo-German family. Several members are trapped in Hitler's Berlin the rest in Moscow awaiting arrest because their niece appeared in photographs with Hitler. This is an extraordinary story of extaordinary times.
What does it mean to be royal? At a time when the monarch no longer rules, the concept of royalty grows ever more elusive. The intellectual argument for the abolition of the monarchy is strong, and yet public interest in the royals continues to grow. This book seeks to find out just how important the Royal Family is to our national identity.
A burgeoning new city is built on the dreams of the American gold rush. It is also built upon a landscape that has been stretching, sliding and breaking apart for millennia.
Matthew Parris brings together some of the funniest despatches from British Ambassadors abroad, in this sequel to his acclaimed Parting Shots. Based on a new BBC Radio 4 series, it shows our representatives in their best and worst lights: rude and sympathetic, clever and confused by turns.