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The King by Kader Abdolah review – Persia on the brink of modernisation

Prince Naser inherits the throne of Persia after his father, the shah, dies. Naser, his staff and harem move to Tehran to rule. His new status alters his relationships with his mother, Mahdolia, and his grand vizier, Mizra Kabir; each competes for power over the new, young and inexperienced shah’s …

Books

What’s Great About the Great Society

A new history say a lot of what we think we know about Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society is wrong. For starters it was a group effort with a huge assist …

Civilization

• <b>Author:</b> Niall Ferguson<p>Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries.<p>How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning …

Hitler's First Victims

• <b>Author:</b> Timothy W. Ryback<p>The remarkable story of Josef Hartinger, the German prosecutor who risked everything to bring to justice the first killers of the Holocaust and whose efforts would play a key role in the Nuremberg tribunal.<p>Before Germany was engulfed by Nazi dictatorship, it was a …

The Romans

• <b>Author:</b> Grace Cole<p>Here is the story of Rome and the men and women who made it the greatest empire the world has ever known. Historian Grace Cole writes in vivid detail of the critical events in Rome's 500-year history and of the complex, flawed leaders - Caesar, Augustus, Caligula, and Constantine …