Field Marshal Viscount Slim
An unforgettable account of the 'Forgotten War' in Burma, written by the British general who transformed catastrophic defeat into resounding victory.
The military histories of Ancient Greece and Rome, the extraordinary lives of Medieval Kings to the politics of the World Wars, the Folio Society publishes an extensive collection of history titles. Each book includes carefully researched photographs and comes in a unique hardback cover. See below for the full list of Folio History books.
A treasure trove of archaeological wonder: C. W. Ceram’s infectiously enthusiastic volume is an enduring classic.
James George Frazer's monumental classic, The Golden Bough – a subversive study of religion and folklore that scandalised its first readers – in a lavishly illustrated Folio edition.
G.E.R. Lloyd traces the birth of science from Thales to Galen. A new foreword by Lewis Wolpert, Emeritus Professor at University College London, pays tribute to the Ancient Greeks and to Lloyd’s exploration of their fundamental role.
Nepotism, murder and debauchery abound in this gripping portrait of a family that bribed their way to power in Renaissance Italy. The first illustrated edition, this is designed in series with Hibbert’s The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici.
From patronage to postcode – Peter Burke reveals how social history shaped Renaissance art in our exquisite edition illustrated with examples of the period’s great works.
The highly acclaimed history of the Belgian Congo and the exploitation that led to the murder of 10 million – the background to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.