'The Half Has Never Been Told' strips away the cliches of languid plantations to reveal slavery as a kind of factory that used torture to increase output
Given the vast and horrific vista of World War II, it's understandable that events in Poland tend to be relegated to a few paragraphs in the history books.
Viewed through the gauze of the 1940s, '50s or even '70s, the mafia might seem quaint. It never was and certainly isn't now
Even a history of pop can't help but hop toward rock
Journalist Michael Harris explores the consequences of our collective shift to online life
Perhaps expat Deryck Whittaker is saying "cheese" to keep us smiling through his ingenious short stories
Ancient Egypt's oared galleys meet Russian battleships in the history of the Mediterranean, a glorious one save the pungent lust for profit
Acclaimed photographers expose the considerable charms of a once-isolated nation
THE child on the front cover, seemingly perched precariously on edge yet wearing a couldn't-care-less smile, would make anyone want to read the book, if only to find out what she is all about. Well, that's what moved me to pick it up,...
In Bangkok she rides the buses - "they made practising Buddhists of us all"