Taking the reader from 'Acting green' all the way to 'Water-rat', A Dictionary of Naval Slang is a treasury of naval argot, jargon, lingo and cant, and a window on the lost world of living on the high seas.
Robert D Putnam
'Putnam's book speaks for the many millions who don't think the way zealots do' Guardian
Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail.
Wonderworks reveals that literature is among the mightiest technologies that humans have ever invented, precision-honed to give us what our brains most want and need.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
A BARACK OBAMA FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2020. A New York Times best book of 2020. One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans.
Silver Donald Cameron
A heart-stopping thriller, a riveting narrative history and an incisive cultural analysis, Bring Back Our Girls is the definitive account of a kidnapping and digital campaign that changed our understanding of warfare, terrorism and online activism.
Academy Award Winner Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy – one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us.