51 Books found
[PDF] Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Authors: George Orwell

In Politics, History, Nonfiction


“Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism as I understand it.” Thus wrote Orwell following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, chronicled in Homage to Catalonia. Here he brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion, and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode.

[PDF] Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 by Orlando Figes

Authors: Orlando Figes

In Cultural, History, Nonfiction


In his remarkable new book Orlando Figes describes and takes apart the story of Russia's century of revolution in the shortest space possible. Starting with the horrific famines of 1891, Figes charts a vast experiment in state-building. The manipulation of many millions of people, first by Tsarist ministers and then by the Communists - on a scale and with a ferocity that their predecessors could not dream of - aimed to totally transform Russian society. Through war and peace Russia's rulers battled to subdue and control their vast state, fighting off a mass of real and imagined enemies until exhaustion, corruption and intellectual bankruptcy brought the whole terrible experiment to an end.

[PDF] Night (The Night Trilogy #1)

Authors: Elie Wiesel

In History, Classics, Nonfiction


Born into a Jewish family in Romania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were rounded up by the Nazis, corralled into trains, and transported first to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz and then to Buchenwald. This is his terrifying and intimate account of the increasing horrors he endured, that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the death of his parents and eight year old sister, and the loss of his innocence in barbaric hands.

[PDF] The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Authors: Tom Wolfe

In Science, History, Nonfiction


A wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's manned space program, from the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

[PDF] The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham

Authors: Tom Bingham

In Politics, History, Nonfiction, Philosophy


The Rule of Law is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of?

[PDF] Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Authors: Stephen Kotkin

In Politics, Cultural, History, Biography


In January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the largest country in the world, boarded a train bound for Siberia where he would embark upon the greatest gamble of his political life.

[PDF] The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

Authors: Christopher Clark

In Politics, History, Nonfiction


The moments that it took Gavrilo Princip to step forward to the stalled car and shoot dead Franz Ferdinand and his wife were perhaps the most fateful of the modern era.

[PDF] The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Authors: Naomi Klein

In Politics, Business, History, Nonfiction


Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors.

[PDF] The Complete Maus (Maus #1-2) by Art Spiegelman

Authors: Art Spiegelman

In Graphic Novels, History, Nonfiction, Biography


On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its first publication, here is the definitive edition of the book acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New Yorker).