The Big Picture is a stunning assembly of panoramic group portraits from the last decade of the nineteenth century through World War II. Eminent critic and social historian Luc Sante introduces the plates; Josh Sapan and a number of other well-known public figures provide lively extended captions, i..
Yet controversy and conflict seethed around the Palace from its very start, thanks to two strong-minded women: Sarah, the wilful first Duchess of Marlborough, who wanted a home fit for a hero, and Queen Anne, who envisaged a glorious monument to England herself and a palace to rival Versailles. As a..
Night after night, the young men, some just out of school, went off on sorties, having pushed to the back of their minds the unpalatable awareness that they might never see another dawn. If death did not find them in the first few terrifying sorties they grew up very quickly in order to fight anothe..
The number of aircrew of Bomber Command who lost their lives during the Second World War was 55,573, yet no campaign medal was awarded and their bravery and sacrifice went largely unrecognised. On 28 June 2012 this was corrected with the dedication and unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in The..
Learn more than 50 sacred symbols and deities that express the ethos of the ancient Celts.
In ancient times, Druids read the future through the movement of the stars and planets, in dreams, in the flights of birds, in the running of hares. Today, we too look for signs and symbols in the skies, and ..
Suffering is part of the human experience, and everyone in the world is seeking relief. But there is something greater, something that we all share, indeed something that we all are, that can alleviate that pain: it is the formless presence - the loving, boundless awareness - at the heart of all exp..
King Arthur is one of the most controversial topics of early British history. Are the legends based on a real historical figure or pure mythological invention? Ilkka Syvanne's study breaks new ground, adopting a novel approach to the sources by starting with the assumption that Arthur existed and ..
The Buddhist Way is an introduction to the Buddhist philosophy which originated in India over 2,500 years ago before spreading to China, Southeast Asia and beyond.This straightforward and practical book outlines many Buddhist teachings and practices. It explains how Buddhist beliefs and thoughts evo..
This book follows Turning the Hearts of the Children, exploring why so many Maori in the 1880s were inspired to question the mainstream churches and flock to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon church. Once again each chapter is written by direct descendants of a further twel..
Filming and cinema quickly won the hearts of New Zealand from the mid-1890s, yet the story of the cameramen and the film they took here and in the First World War has never been fully captured. This attractive hardback brings to fruition years of original research and archival work by esteemed histo..
One hundred years have passed since the first flight from a warship, an appropriate moment at which to mark the audacity, courage, vision and determination of the men, and more recently women, who have crewed aircraft carriers or flown from their decks. Using her contacts with serving and veteran p..