The nightmarish power of the Soviet passport.
A ringside seat to British domestic politics, from Chamberlain’s meeting with Hitler in October 1938 to the fall of Mussolini in July 1943.
Reporting from the frontlines of the mujahideen war against the Soviet Union.
The historical currents that have shaped modern Central Asia.
A tale of two translators, caught between civilisations.
Hunting in the archives for the ‘real’ Robin Hood.
The deft epistolary prose of Che Guevara, self-styled prophet.
The remarkable adolescence of the Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen.
An Essex farm built on religious and political ideals in a war-torn world.
Selfish, shallow and snobbish? The long post-Abdication lives of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.