Non-fiction

DUCHAMP IN NEW YORK

Ruth Brandon

A glittering short book about what happened when Marcel Duchamp, creator of the most influential artwork of the twentieth century, moved to New York City to sit out the First World War. Marcel Duchamp…


Head, Hand, Heart

David Goodhart

David Goodhart’s argument that our politics is increasingly a battle between people from ‘Anywhere’ and people from ‘Somewhere’ has reverberated around the world and established him as one of the bold…


The Vicious Triangle

IYAD EL-BAGHDADI

This short book (60,000 words) presents a brilliant description of the Middle East: where it is now, how it got there and what its options are for the future. It vividly describes — and traces the con…


Heat of the Moment

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

In Heat of the Moment Dr. Sabrina-Cohen Hatton, 34, and one of the most senior firefighters in the UK, reveals the skills and qualities that are essential to surviving in a fast-paced and emotionally…


After the Fall

Tobias Buck

The political crisis in Catalonia drew the world’s attention to a country that has lived through a decade of boom, bust, recession and recovery, and that is now engaged in an epic struggle to keep the…


How Russian Democracy Failed

Andrei Kozyrev

Andrei Kozyrev was foreign minister of Russia under President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. During the August 1991 coup attempt against Gorbachev, he was present when Yeltsin stood on a tank to address…


Paris Tokyo Kyoto Paris

Vahram Muratyan

They first meet in Tokyo. An ongoing conversation starts that day in an izakaya, where he’ll come to understand useful Japanese customs and how-tos, she learns a thing or two about wine and cheese pai…


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…


There’s No Limit To What You Camus

Marie Robert

How can you stay patient with your hyperactive kids? Find a way to work with your tyrannical boss? Survive embarrassing yourself in public? How can you get over your shyness, your fear of taking risks…


Churchill’s Bust

Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Winston Churchill towered over his own age, when he was variously described as “the saviour of his country,” “the leader of humanity” or “the man of the century”. More remarkably, he has towered over…