In 1914 a new kind of war, and a new kind of world, came about. Fourteen million combatants died, a further twenty million were wounded, four empires were destroyed and even the victors' empires were fatally damaged. This title provides a terse, opinionated and wry short history of the First World War.
Provides a 'behind the scenes' history of the West's dealings with Joseph Stalin. This book is a mix of high politics and the often heart-rending personal experiences of those on the ground. It intends to make you rethink what you believe about World War II.
Following Rivers of Gold and The Golden Age, this book is the conclusion of a magisterial three-volume history of the Spanish Empire. It tells the story of life in a conquered territory that stretched from Cuba to Peru, and of the final conquests of the greatest empire that the world had then seen since the fall of Rome 1,000 years before.