Jan Morris’s exuberant and witty love letter to the Manhattan of 1945 effortlessly evokes a time when it was ‘the most hopeful city on earth’.
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.
Compiled by award-winning biographer Fred Kaplan, this collection, unique to Folio, brings together the best of Abraham Lincoln's speeches, letters and articles to give the reader intimate insight into the particular nature of his political and literary genius.
The first illustrated edition of Barzun's synoptic journey through the history of Western thought, from the Reformation to the dawning ‘decadence’ of the 21st 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.
Humble plants have long been the spur to economic growth, the key to political power, the tools of conquest, yet until Henry Hobhouse wrote this pioneering book, they had rarely warranted even a footnote in history.