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  1. New
    Dominion

    Dominion

    Tom Holland

    $100.00

    Dominion is Tom Holland’s epic exploration of how everything we do has been shaped by Christianity, a subversive sect that grew to a religion. This beautiful Folio Society edition has a striking binding design by Noma Bar with 24 pages of colour images.

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    Pandaemonium

    Pandaemonium

    Humphrey Jennings

    $150.00

    Gathering hundreds of voices, Pandaemonium is Humphrey Jennings's eyewitness account of the rise of the machine age – a superb, illustrated Folio Society edition of the book that inspired the London Olympics Opening Ceremony.

  3. Stalin

    Stalin

    Simon Sebag Montefiore

    $225.00

    Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar is Simon Sebag Montefiore’s chilling, superbly researched study of the Soviet dictator and his circle, in a Folio edition with stunning archive photography.

  4. The Old Patagonian Express

    One of the greatest travelogues of the 20th century, Paul Theroux’s The Old Patagonian Express is newly presented as a Folio edition featuring an exclusive new introduction by the author and 24 original colour photographs.

  5. Operation Mincemeat

    Ben Macintyre’s number-one bestseller Operation Mincemeat is the definitive account of the Second World War’s greatest military deception: a daring hoax that fooled Hitler and changed the course of history.

  6. All Hell Let Loose

    All Hell Let Loose

    Max Hastings

    $215.00

    Published in a richly illustrated Folio Society edition, Max Hastings’ All Hell Let Loose is a people’s history of the Second World War from one of its greatest historians: the complete story of the conflict.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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. 

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Band of Brothers

    Band of Brothers

    Stephen E. Ambrose

    $90.00

    With a new introduction by Cole C. Kingseed – Dick Winters’ biographer – Tom Hanks’ original foreword, and a brand-new picture selection, this Folio edition of Stephen E. Ambrose’s best-selling Band of Brothers is a triumph.

  16. Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain

    Anne Applebaum

    $150.00

    Iron Curtain is Anne Applebaum’s landmark study of Eastern Europe under Soviet rule. An outstanding Folio edition with newly selected pictures, plus an exclusive introduction on chilling parallels with the invasion of Ukraine.

  17. Long Walk to Freedom

    Long Walk to Freedom

    Nelson Mandela

    $120.00

    The international best-selling autobiography of the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom is published by Folio as a striking collector’s edition featuring 41 pages of photographs and an evocative new binding.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Mayflower

    Mayflower

    Nathaniel Philbrick

    $85.00

    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.

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.