Accusations of treachery, rape, incest, and murder: almost five centuries have passed since Cesare Borgia's death, and his reputation still casts a sinister shadow. Yet the real man was a mesmerizing figure who inspired Machiavelli's classic The Prince. During the brief space of time when he occupied th ...Show more
Vera Brittain¿s bestselling Testament of Youth was based on her own copious diaries which have a much greater intimacy and immediacy than the account written for publication. These are those diaries. They begin in the carefree summer of 1913 with a blossoming romance and earnest discussions about ...Show more
The third volume in the famous trilogy covers Garibaldi's role in the events of June to November 1860, the decisive year in the making of Italy ending with his conquest of Sicily and Naples and his acknowledgement of Victor Emmanuel of Piedmont-Sardinia as king of a united Italy.
Richard Overy believes, controversially, that Germany did not plan for Blitzkrieg in 1939 but, rather, for full scale war in the mid-1940¿s requiring the total mobilisation of the military, social and economic forces. And it was Goering who created the vast industrial empire that became the power ...Show more