What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? This bestselling history of our species challenges everything we know about being human.
The incredible, bestselling memoir of survival, hope and empowerment
Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going.
This bestselling book, the triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, is the unchallenged contemporary reference on the history of New Zealand.
The dark clouds returned and gathered about the boy. His eyes grew distant, and he began to tremble. He heard not only shells exploding, but the cries of dying men . . . He was stumbling over churned earth, looking into the face of an officer, bloodied red as the poppies, ripped apart in the Flanders mud . . .
So begins The Histories, the very first work of history and one of the most dramatic accounts of the ancient world ever written, brought to life again in Tom Holland's gripping new translation.
A handsome gift edition of one of the seminal pieces of literature to emerge from the Second World War: Viktor Frankl's moving account of his experiences in Auschwitz. With new introduction and appendices.
From the internationally bestselling author of Zealot comes a fascinating, provocative and meticulously researched history of humanity’s relationship with the divine.
From the author of French Revolutions and Gironimo! comes a hideously over-ambitious challenge on doomed machinery. Tim Moore cycles the length of the old Iron Curtain on a shopping bike.
The new novel by the number one bestselling author.
Tells the devastating story of the Spanish flu - the twentieth century's greatest killer.
An essential work on the Vietnam War, by the award-winning Geoffrey C. Ward and documentary maker Ken Burns.
The panoramic new history of belief from the celebrated author of A History of the World in 100 Objects.
This new translation features both the English and Chinese texts and draws on the most recent excavated manuscripts to illuminate the historical context of Confucius' teachings, explaining who the many local figures referenced are, and navigating a rich tradition of historical commentaries.
‘It might be the best book on animals I have ever read. It’s also the only one that made me laugh out loud.’ Helen Macdonald, author of His for Hawk
A new Penguin Special on the problems of the world and how to prepare for tomorrow - from the greatest public intellectual of our times.
BOOKWORM is a memoir about growing up and a love-letter to children’s books.
The irresistible book by Bill Bryson which does for the history of the way we live what A Short History of Nearly Everything did for science.
The No. 1 Bestseller: Hitler's ill-fated final stand, from the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin andD-Day
The story of the early days of World War Two - when the future of Britain depended on the Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Royal Airforce's Fighter Command.
A bold new account of the European discovery of Tahiti.
A spellbinding account of the first flight of the Space Shuttle, one of the great technological developments of the late 20th century