An immediate and exhilarating account of wartime resistance written by one of the runners who risked his life to carry messages, smuggle arms and guide Allied soldiers across Crete’s treacherous mountain terrain.
Explore the great events and stories of the 20th Century with the Folio Society’s collection of Modern History Books. This classic selection from some of the most esteemed historians and commentators examines a variety of fascinating periods from British and world history. Each book includes carefully researched photographs and comes with a specially designed hardback cover. See below for the full list of Folio Modern History books.
Writing for ten to twelve hours a day in the lulls between battlefield sorties, Alan Moorehead gathered material for the three books of The Desert War Trilogy, which he published during the war itself. Together they form an electrifying contemporary account of one of the most thrilling and decisive arenas of the Second World War.
A ‘political turncoat, a dangerous adventurer’; a ‘delightful rogue who lacked political judgement’ – today few people would guess that these were descriptions of one of the most admired statesmen of the 20th century – Winston Churchill. Yet as historian John Lukacs points out, when Churchill took over as Prime Minister in May 1940, he was not well-liked.
The Holocaust is the definitive account of the Jewish genocide, by one of the foremost authorities on the Second World War. This Folio edition features artwork from the period by Jewish artists, as well as a new introduction by author Sir Martin Gilbert.
Vibrant with wit and charm, covering the great events of history, but always interested in day-to-day life, Cooke's legendary broadcasts provide a remarkable portrait of the United States in the second half of the 20th century.
Sebastian Haffner’s penetrating study helps us understand Hitler’s rise from obscure failure to powerful dictator, examining his motives and his ultimate downfall. Mark Roseman, prize-winning author of books on Nazism, introduces the Folio edition.
No matter how many biographies are written or films are made of the story, nothing can match Scott’s own epic, elegiac account of his expedition to the South Pole. Illustrated with over 80 archive photographs, this is a wonderful edition of a classic book.
A simple, chilling and at times deeply moving story of one man's journey through the unimaginable brutality of war. In this personal memoir Ernst Jünger shows us the often macabre realities of his life on the Western Front, an account that is beautiful, powerful and unashamedly honest.