Non-fiction

The Rise and Fall of Whistleblowers

Frederik Obermaier Bastian Obermayer

From behind the scenes, a unique investigation into the crucial role that whistleblowers play –from Russian doping to Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Cambridge Analytica and more– and the huge challe…


Blockchain

Stephen P. Williams

Blockchain technology is rolling through our culture, with no sign of stopping. Goldman Sachs has committed to trading in blockchain-based securities. BMW, Ford and GM formed a blockchain coalition to…


An Impeccable Spy

Owen Matthews

Richard Sorge was a Soviet spy during the Second World War who worked, apparently without fear, as an undercover German journalist in Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. After a string of intelligence co…


Socrates in Love

Armand D'Angour

An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become the first and greatest of philosophers Socrates: the philosopher whose quest…


Making Evil

Julia Shaw

We talk about evil a lot, and yet we don’t really talk about it at all – discussing the concept of evil is still largely a taboo. Every day we hear of the latest human atrocities, and superficially en…


The Queen of Laughs

Stephen Clarke

If there is one thing typically British about Queen Elizabeth II, it’s that she has a sense of humor. It’s not always very subtle, and she laughs loudest at the antics of animals, but she does like to…


Our Bodies, Their Battlefields

Christina Lamb

At a critical time for women worldwide, acclaimed journalist Christina Lamb travels to war-zones to chronicle the harrowing and largely untold stories of women in war.  Christina Lamb is the co-author…


Honor

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In Honor, Ayaan Hirsi Ali weaves together personal testimonies and hard facts to show how the Western world is experiencing a significant setback in women’s rights. Underscoring the role of religion,…


Kutchinsky’s Egg

Serena Kutchinsky

As a child, Serena Kutchinsky watched as her father, Paul Kutchinsky, one of the world’s most brilliant jewellers, set out to make world’s largest jewelled egg – one that would rival Fabergé’s. It wou…


The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate

Nancy Campbell

A vivid and perceptive book, The Library of Ice is about one of our planet’s defining resources. It combines scientific and cultural history with memoir. From the world’s northernmost museum in Greenl…