Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

The definitive, dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research April 25, 1986, in Chernobyl, was a turning point in world history The disaster not only changed the world s perception of nuclear power and the science that s

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

In the bestselling tradition of Why Nations Fail and The Revenge of Geography, an award winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo political strategies of the world powers.All leaders of nations are constrained by geography Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers,

Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain s King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe What started as protest and

Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

A delightfully astute and entertaining history of the mishaps and meltdowns that have marked the path of scientific progress Kirkus Reviews, starred review Radiation What could go wrong In short, plenty From Marie Curie carrying around a vial of radium salt because she liked the pretty blu

Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster

At 01 23 40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl s fourth nuclear reactor It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated and inaccu

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill s extraordinary and little known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister o

Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day

A ground breaking gripping account of the first 24 hours of the D Day invasion told by a symphony of incredible accounts of unknown and unheralded members of the Allied and Axis forces by one of the world s most lively historians Seventy five years have passed since D Day, the greatest seaborne

Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution

The dramatic real life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China s 1949 Communist revolution a precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today Shanghai has historically been China s jewel, its richest, most modern and westernized city The bustl

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine

A mysterious epidemic of dental explosions, A teenage boy who got his wick stuck in a candlestick A remarkable woman who, like a human fountain, spurted urine from virtually every orifice These are just a few of the anecdotal gems that have until now lain undiscovered in medical journals for centuri

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

Instant New York Times Bestseller As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F Kennedy s inspiring challenge, and America s race to the moon W

Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Some battles change nothing Waterloo changed almost everything Bestselling author Bernard Cornwell is celebrated for his ability to bring history to life Here, in his first work of non fiction, he has written the true story of the epic battle of Waterloo a momentous turning point in European