London, 1937. The BBC is performing a radio adaptation of Queen of Scots, and the original playwright, Josephine Tey, has been invited to sit in on rehearsals. But when a pair of murders shocks...
Author: Upson, NicolaSummary:
Author: Johnson, PaulSummary:
This historical magnum opus covers 4,000 years of the history of the Jews as a people, a culture, and a nation, showing the impact of Jewish character and imagination upon the world.
Author: Gottlieb, AnthonySummary:
In this landmark study of Western thought, Anthony Gottlieb looks afresh at the writings of our great thinkers, from the pre-Socratic age to the Renaissance, providing a fresh and vivid portrait...
Author: Rutherfurd, EdwardSummary:
This epic historical novel tells the story of four families who are divided by ethnicity but united in shaping the destiny of Russia. Peter the Great, Ivan the Terrible, Catherine the Great, and...
Author: Hourani, AlbertSummary:
Historian Albert Hourani provides a panoramic view covering twelve centuries of Arab history and culture. He looks at all sides of this rich, venerable civilization, from the beauty of the...
Author: Gordimer, NadineSummary:
Mehring, a rich industrialist, has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer, but his possessions refuse to remain objects. Gordimer offers a fascinating study of the...
Author: Kipling, RudyardSummary:
This wonderful classic combines three unbeatable elements: a sea story, lively and dynamic characters, and a protagonist who undergoes a transformation. Harvey Cheyne is the pampered son of a...
Author: Fitch, Noël RileySummary:
This biography takes us through the richly varied private life of icon Julia Child, from her exuberant youth through her years in the service of the OSS elite corps during World War II and her...
Author: Royal, PriscillaSummary:
A royal birth, a nobleman's death, and a scarlet woman's murder In March 1279 Edward I takes a break from hammering the Welsh and bearing down on England's Jews to vacation in...
Author: Shapiro, James S.Summary:
Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro explains when and why so many people began to question whether Shakespeare wrote his plays.
Author: Hoffmann, BaneshSummary:
Written by a friend and scientific collaborator with Albert Einstein, this remarkable study is a model of what a biography of a scientist should be. On these pages, we come to know Albert Einstein...
Author: Arendt, HannahSummary:
Hannah Arendt's authoritative report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann is a classic examination of evil from one of the great philosophers of the twentieth century.
Author: Deakins, Suzanne, Young, Arthur H., Culligan, Matthew J.Summary:
Back to Basics Management explains the difference between business administration and business management, how this distinction has been obscured, and the need to revive the craft of leadership in...Genre: Business and economics