Non-fiction

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…


Blockchain

Stephen P. Williams

Blockchain technology is rolling through our culture, with no sign of stopping. Though most associate blockchain with bitcoin, blockchain is expanding from its roots in cryptocurrency to radically tra…


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…


How to Speak Whale

Tom Mustill

A video clip of the event went viral, and Tom found himself inundated with theories about what happened and other bizarre whale stories. He became obsessed with trying to find out what the whale had b…


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…


ONE DOLLAR MAN

Ole Sønnichsen

The story of how one man’s pragmatism and headstrong vision overcame political wrangling and helped turn the tide of World War II. On the 28th of May, 1940, the telephone rang at William S. Knudsen’s…


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 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…