Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

The definitive, dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research April 25, 1986, in Chernobyl, was a turning point in world history The disaster not only changed the world s perception of nuclear power and the science that s

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

In the bestselling tradition of Why Nations Fail and The Revenge of Geography, an award winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo political strategies of the world powers.All leaders of nations are constrained by geography Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers,

Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII

In 1936, the monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern era the crisis of abdication and the menace of Nazism The fate of the country rested in the hands of George V s sorely unequipped sons Edward VIII abandoned his throne to marry divorced American socialite Wallis Simps

Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History

Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega bestselling Killing series As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run A few were swiftly caught, including the not

Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan

The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion selling Killing series by Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944 World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat The Japanese army

Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster

At 01 23 40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl s fourth nuclear reactor It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated and inaccu

The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization After its founding in 509 BCE, Rome grew from an unremarkable Italian city state to the dominant superpower of the Mediterranean world Through it all, the Romans never allowed a single man to seize contro

The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire

The story of how the East India Company took over large swaths of Asia, and the devastating results of the corporation running a country In August 1765, the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through