Sympathy for the Devil
The Birth of the Rolling Stones and the Death of Brian Jones
Despite former bandmates marginalizing his contribution in their memoirs of recent years, Brian Jones was the originator of the Rolling Stones, placing an advert for musicians in Jazz News in 1962 that was answered by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, among others. This biography examines the birth and early years of the Stones from the perspective of their controversial, troubled and ultimately doomed leader.
The Trifle Bowl
and Other Tales
A cookery book like no other, The Trifle Bowl invites the reader into Lindsey Bareham's kitchen to share a selection of her tempting, easy-to-follow recipes such as Roast Tomato Risotto, Vietnamese Chicken Patties and Raspberry Jelly Trifle. What makes this book such a pleasure to read is that it is organized according to Bareham's well-loved and well-used cooking pots, pans, gadgets and utensils, each with its own history, design evolution and memories of meals past.
The Story of America's First Spy Ring
The military engagements that freed the USA from British rule have been abundantly documented, but until now little was known of the shadowy war of espionage that was fought behind the scenes. Drawing on original research, this book exposes a rogues' gallery of barflies, misfits and smugglers using cyphers and invisible ink to transmit vital information about troop movements to the revolutionaries, controlled by a consummate spymaster: George Washington himself.
The War in the West: A New History
Volume One: Germany Ascendant 1939–1941
The Second World War was the most devastating conflict in history, yet for seven decades our understanding of it has relied on conventional wisdom based on partial information. This first volume of James Holland's monumental study draws on newly accessible archives and interviews with soldiers, civilians, military strategists and heads of state to create a narrative that redresses the balance. Previously in Postscript as The Rise of Germany 1939–1941: The War in the West – Volume One.
The Hidden History
Setting aside the gossip and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, Meyer's portrait of the great Renaissance family offers a new understanding of who the Borgias were and what they did. From the election of Alonso Borgia as pope in 1455, to the deaths of Cesare in 1507 and Lucrezia in 1519, the book is a history of popes, warriors, lovers and ambitious political adventurers based on a re-examination of the sources rather than 'established Borgia myth'. American-cut pages and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge. Slightly off-mint.
On 25 April 1915 Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula, to secure the Dardanelles and give the Allied fleet access to Constantinople. In this book, the bestselling Australian author Peter Fitzsimons recreates the disastrous campaign as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt; and he goes beyond the battlefields to the deliberations of the British War Council and the Ottoman administration who sent armies to a 'natural crossroads for Emperors embarked on imperialism'.
A Space Traveller's Guide to the Solar System
Here the astronomer and broadcaster Mark Thompson describes what a journey through the solar system might be like, from the preparations for take-off on Earth to arrival at the edge of interstellar space many years later. On the way he discusses what we know about the origins of the planets and their moons, describes physical features that would be visible and reflects on the challenges of navigation, weightlessness and living in a confined spaceship.