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  1. Syria

    Syria

    Gertrude Bell

    $115.00

    Syria: The Desert and The Sown is a masterpiece of travel writing by Gertrude Bell, a pioneering Victorian explorer of Arabia, now available in a stunning Folio edition featuring her original photography.

  2. India

    India

    John Keay

    $225.00

    Spanning 5,000 years from the Bronze Age to the present, India: A History is John Keay’s masterful story of the subcontinent; revised and updated for the Folio Society in this fully illustrated edition.

  3. Alamein

    Alamein

    Simon Ball

    $70.00

    Simon Ball’s Alamein joins the Folio Society’s fully illustrated Great Battles series: a masterful analysis of Montgomery’s famous Second World War victory against Rommel’s North African forces, and its controversial legacy.

  4. The Tudor Age

    The Tudor Age

    Susan Brigden

    $125.00

    In The Tudor Age, historian Susan Brigden brings to life the world of Henry VIII, Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I in a Folio edition superbly illustrated with colour portraiture.

  5. The Origins of Totalitarianism

    Published by Folio in its first-ever illustrated edition, Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism is a ground-breaking study of how the Nazi and Soviet regimes came to power, which speaks directly to our own age.

  6. A Bright Shining Lie

    A Bright Shining Lie is Neil Sheehan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Vietnam War told through lieutenant colonel John Paul Vann, with a new introduction by George Packer for The Folio Society.

  7. Culloden

    Culloden

    Murray Pittock

    $70.00

    Fully illustrated and part of the Folio Society’s Great Battles series, Murray Pittock’s Culloden boldly reassesses the last battle fought on British soil – a clash that ended the Jacobite uprising.

  8. China

    China

    John Keay

    $225.00

    Covering 3,000 years, John Keay’s China: A History chronicles one of the world’s great civilisations, from Confucius to Mao, in an exclusively updated Folio Society edition with lavish colour illustrations and a new introduction by the author.

  9. Thermopylae

    Thermopylae

    Chris Carey

    $70.00

    Thermopylae by Chris Carey is a worthy addition to The Folio Society’s Great Battles series – a masterful account of the Greeks’ celebrated stand against the Persians and its cultural legacy.

  10. Editors Choice
    Mythical Beasts

    Mythical Beasts

    Edited by John Cherry

    Illustrated by Neil Packer

    $85.00

    A fascinating history of the creatures that populate myths and folklore, John Cherry’s Mythical Beasts is beautifully reimagined as a Folio edition illustrated with archive images and Neil Packer’s striking new motifs and binding design.

  11. Editors Choice
    Everest

    Everest

    Edited by Peter Gillman

    $310.00

    Compiled, written and edited by Peter Gillman for The Folio Society, Everest: From Reconnaissance to Summit is an exclusive record of five key expeditions, introduced by Wade Davis and Jan Morris with superlative photography from the Royal Geographical Society archives.

  12. Editors Choice
    Dynasty

    Dynasty

    Tom Holland

    $85.00

    In Dynasty, classical historian Tom Holland chronicles the murderous, decadent reigns of the first five emperors of Rome – a sensational narrative presented in a lavishly illustrated Folio edition.

  13. Bestsellers
    A Man on the Moon

    A Man on the Moon

    Andrew Chaikin

    $235.00

    Andrew Chaikin selects stunning new photography for The Folio Society edition of A Man on the Moon – his commanding history of the Apollo missions, with an introduction by Tom Hanks. 

  14. Bestsellers
    A Journal of the Plague Year

    A Journal of the Plague Year

    Daniel Defoe

    Illustrated by Chris Wormell

    $70.00

    Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year depicts London in a deadly pandemic. This Folio Society edition, with beautiful woodcuts by Chris Wormell, is introduced by editor-in-chief of The Lancet, Richard Horton.

  15. Creators, Conquerors & Citizens

    Spanning 700 years, Creators, Conquerors & Citizens is classical scholar Robin Waterfield’s complete, commanding history of Ancient Greece, augmented with vibrant colour illustrations in this large-format Folio Society edition.

  16. Iron Kingdom

    Iron Kingdom

    Christopher Clark

    $205.00

    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.

  17. A History of Christianity

    A History of Christianity

    Diarmaid MacCulloch

    $310.00

    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

  18. Waterloo

    Waterloo

    Alan Forrest

    $70.00

    Waterloo by Alan Forrest launches a major Folio series on history’s greatest battles, providing a vivid account of Napoleon’s defeat by Wellington and its legacy throughout the world.

  19. Eagle Against the Sun

    Eagle Against the Sun

    Ronald H. Spector

    $125.00

    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.

  20. Mystery Train

    Mystery Train

    Greil Marcus

    $85.00

    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.

  21. Europe

    Europe

    Norman Davies

    $240.00

    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.

  22. 1776

    1776

    David McCullough

    $85.00

    A landmark narrative of American history, David McCullough’s 1776  is published as a stunning Folio edition with newly researched paintings, sketches and maps from the era, and a striking pictorial slipcase.

  23. Working

    Working

    Studs Terkel

    $105.00

    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.

  24. Shah of Shahs

    Shah of Shahs

    Ryszard Kapuściński

    $65.00

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

  25. 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.

  26. Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc

    Helen Castor

    $80.00

    Fearless warrior, religious fanatic, fierce patriot: the familiar story of Joan of Arc is remarkably retold in Helen Castor’s best-selling account, now presented in an incredible Folio Society edition.

  27. The Aztecs

    The Aztecs

    Richard F. Townsend

    $205.00

    The history of one of the world’s most fascinating civilisations, a people both dynamic and feared, is newly presented in a stunning two-volume Folio edition.

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Step into the past with the best of non-fiction ancient, military, modern and medieval history books with these beautiful editions from The Folio Society. From the exploration of space to the enthralling tales from the Second World War, read your favourites with stunning photography and hardback covers all nestled safely in designer slipcases. Don't miss these exquisite collector editions.