The Holocaust as European history.
Recalling Hollywood’s best anecdotes and old grudges.
The extraordinary life of Henry Christophe, King of Haiti from 1811 to 1820.
Correspondence from the members of the doomed expedition to find the Northwest Passage.
Guru to the World: The Life and Legacy of Vivekananda by Ruth Harris uncovers the Hindu guru’s life of epiphanies and contradictions.
Not a queen or a saint, witch or idealised lady-love, the Wife of Bath is a much-married working woman and an enthusiastic traveller.
Edda Mussolini: The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe by Caroline Moorehead explores how Italy became enslaved by ‘a corrupt gang of warmongers’.
Nakam: The Holocaust Survivors Who Sought Full-Scale Revenge by Dina Porat explores acts of vengeance in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Crossroads: meeting places or religious locations plagued by devils and demons?
Thousands of Indigenous Americans travelled to Europe – voluntarily or involuntarily – from as early as the 1490s.