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  1. Iron Kingdom

    Iron Kingdom

    Christopher Clark

    £125.00

    An illustrated Folio Society edition of Christopher Clark’s magisterial history of Prussia from 1600 to the aftermath of the Second World War – winner of awards including the Wolfson History Prize.

  2. A History of Christianity

    A History of Christianity

    Diarmaid MacCulloch

    £195.00

    A beautiful three-volume Folio edition of Diarmaid MacCulloch’s epic history of Christianity – a landmark of scholarship presented with superb colour images and an exclusive new introduction from historian Neil MacGregor

  3. Eagle Against the Sun

    Eagle Against the Sun

    Ronald H. Spector

    £75.00

    Featuring a new foreword and maps, Eagle Against the Sun is Ronald H. Spector’s definitive history of World War Two in the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

  4. Mystery Train

    Mystery Train

    Greil Marcus

    £49.95

    In this newly updated Folio edition, Greil Marcus’s masterful history of rock ‘n’ roll and American culture, Mystery Train, is beautifully illustrated with archive photography and full-colour album covers, introduced by the author.

  5. Europe

    Europe

    Norman Davies

    £150.00

    For the first time, full-colour images illustrate Norman Davies’s magisterial work, Europe: A History, in an elegant three-volume edition from The Folio Society, fully updated by the author.

  6. Working

    Working

    Studs Terkel

    £59.95

    The fascinating working lives of ordinary people are revealed in Studs Terkel’s masterful chronicle of American life, published as an illustrated edition for the first time by Folio.

  7. Shah of Shahs

    Shah of Shahs

    Ryszard Kapuściński

    £39.95

    Illustrated with archive photography, Ryszard Kapuściński’s masterpiece of reportage, Shah of Shahs, is a welcome addition to the Folio collection.

  8. The Mask of Command

    The Folio Society edition of The Mark of Command superbly presents celebrated military historian John Keegan’s appraisal of four famous generals: Alexander the Great, Wellington, Ulysses S. Grant and Hitler.

  9. The Longest Day

    The Longest Day

    Cornelius Ryan

    £44.95

    The Folio Society edition of The Longest Day commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Cornelius Ryan’s riveting text is complemented by 42 integrated photographs, and a binding image by Robert Capa.

  10. Mayflower

    Mayflower

    Nathaniel Philbrick

    £44.95

    This lavishly illustrated edition of Mayflower meets you on board a storm-lashed ship filled with resolute Pilgrims and leaves you a generation later in the blood-soaked new American nation.

  11. Persian Fire

    Persian Fire

    Tom Holland

    £44.95

    Hand-drawn maps and a new image selection illustrate the Folio Society edition of Persian Fire – the bloodthirsty clash of civilisations by the master of classical history, Tom Holland.

  12. Bestsellers
    Night

    Night

    Elie Wiesel

    £29.95

    Night is one of the first and one of the greatest Holocaust memoirs. The new Folio Society edition is illustrated with art by survivors and witnesses and is published alongside Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

  13. Bestsellers
    The Journals 1768–1779

    The Journals 1768–1779

    Captain James Cook

    £130.00

    The Folio Society’s three-volume set of the journals of Captain Cook from 1768–1779, published to mark the first voyage’s 250th anniversary, is accompanied by a chart of the voyages bound in cloth.

  14. Homage to Catalonia

    Homage to Catalonia

    George Orwell

    £44.95

    Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell’s brutally honest account of his experience as a militiaman during the Spanish Civil War. The Folio Society edition is illustrated with 35 black and white photographs sourced from Magnum and Catalan archives.

  15. Bestsellers
    Bomber Command

    Bomber Command

    Max Hastings

    £49.95

    Max Hastings’ history of Bomber Command, now in a new Folio edition, illuminates this controversial aspect of the Second World War through contemporary photographs and first-hand interviews.

  16. Empire

    Empire

    Niall Ferguson

    £49.95

    The Folio Society edition of Empire features a new preface specially written by its author, acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson.

  17. Guns, Germs and Steel

    A lavishly illustrated 20th anniversary edition of Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning exploration of how and why Eurasians developed the weapons, diseases and technologies that enabled them to dominate the rest of the world.

  18. Berlin

    Berlin

    Antony Beevor

    £69.95

    Antony Beevor’s critically acclaimed historical masterpiece is a gripping and frequently harrowing account of the Red Army’s capture of the German capital in World War II’s final stages. Berlin: The Downfall 1945 was the Non-Fiction winner of the Folio Readers’ Choice 2017.

  19. Tommy

    Tommy

    Richard Holmes

    £79.95

    The First World War is brought to life with first-hand accounts and comprehensive research in this compelling two-volume set.

  20. Big Chief Elizabeth

    Greed, romance and desperation abound in Giles Milton’s exploration of the colonial enterprise that paved the way to the United States of America. At the book’s heart lies the vanishing of the 1587 settlement on Roanoke Island, whose 115 inhabitants met with a grisly end.

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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 Modern History book includes carefully researched photographs and comes with a specially designed hardback cover to create a rare collectable edition.