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  • Sigmund Freud: pocket GIANTS

    Sigmund Freud: pocket GIANTS
    av Alistair Ross

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750962636

    `This is a very, very smart book. It makes Freud accessible, interesting and relevant.' - Ruby WaxSigmund Freud is rightly called the godfather of psychoanalysis. He forever changed the way we view ourselves and developed our understanding of human…

  • Alfred the Great: pocket GIANTS

    Alfred the Great: pocket GIANTS
    av Barbara Yorke

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750961479

    `Alfred is one of the most remarkable rulers of any time or place. This clear, readable and insightful book shows why.' Michael WoodWhy is Alfred the Great? A simple answer is that he has been seen as a man who saved England, invented English identi…

  • King Arthur: pocket GIANTS

    King Arthur: pocket GIANTS
    av Nick Higham

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750959216

    Why is King Arthur a giant? Because his story has had such strong influences on our understanding of the history of Europe and the English-speaking world. Because the debate about Arthur as a historical figure has been central to understanding the f…

  • Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II
    av Hugh Costello

    Pocket - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752493510

    The world was stunned when little-known Karol Wojtyla became the first non-Italian pope for 450 years. As Pope John Paul II, he continued to surprise, directly confronting Communist regimes, flying hundreds of thousands of miles to meet the faithful…

  • Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton
    av Andrew May

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750962322

    Isaac Newton had an extraordinary idea. He believed the physical universe and everything in it could be described in exact detail using mathematical relationships. He formulated a law of gravity that explained why objects fall downwards, how the moo…

  • Henry V

    Henry V
    av A. J. Pollard

    Pocket - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752497631

    Henry V is the best-known military hero in English history: better known than Marlborough or Wellington, or his grandfather, Edward III. He enjoyed more success against the French than any of them, coming tantalisingly close to conquering that vast…

  • Robert the Bruce

    Robert the Bruce
    av Fiona Watson

    Pocket - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752493558

    From disastrous beginnings after he took the throne of Scotland, having murdered a powerful rival, Robert I became a military leader of consummate genius. Throwing away the rulebook of medieval warfare, which favoured the mounted knight, he remodell…

  • Albert Einstein: pocket GIANTS

    Albert Einstein: pocket GIANTS
    av Dr Andrew May

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750963800

    Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein and everyone knows that he was a genius. Yet only a few people understand his work. In fact, he was just one of many brilliant scientists grappling with the deepest problems of theoretical physics during the fir…

  • Horatio Nelson: pocket GIANTS

    Horatio Nelson: pocket GIANTS
    av Peter Warwick

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750962667

    Why is Nelson a hero? Because he was a captain before he was 21, a man who shaped the course of history from the decks of his ships, hailed as a saviour of the nation, a hero killed in action at the moment of his greatest victory at the Battle of Tr…

  • Julius Caesar: pocket GIANTS

    Julius Caesar: pocket GIANTS
    av T.P. Wiseman

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750961318

    Why is Caesar a giant? Because he effectively created the Roman Empire, and thus made possible the European civilization that grew out of it.As the People's champion against a corrupt and murderous oligarchy, he began transformation of the Roman rep…

  • George Best: pocket GIANTS

    George Best: pocket GIANTS
    av Jim White

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750981224

    On Sunday 5 October 2014, the 75,000 strong crowd at Old Trafford for Manchester United's game against Everton joined in with an extended version of a chant which echoed around the stadium. `We all live in a Georgie Best world,' it went. Eleven year…

  • Anne Frank

    Anne Frank
    av Zoe Waxman

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750955638

    `Zoe Waxman 's Anne Frank is all the more powerful for its unsentimental clarity. A timely reminder of life without human rights.' Shami ChakrabartiThe Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous - and bestselling - books of all time. Yet the girl…

  • Jane Austen: Pocket Giants

    Jane Austen: Pocket Giants
    av Caroline Sanderson

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752493190

    There's something about Jane...Jane Austen lived only just into her forties, never married, never had children, lived all her life in the south of England and rarely strayed far from the genteel and orthodox social circle into which she was born. Sh…

  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela
    av Colin Bundy

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750959209

    `Colin Bundy has given us an incredible insight into the person of Mandela. What a man and what a gift Madiba was to the world.' - Desmond TutuNelson Mandela's place in history is secure: he was one of the best known prisoners in the world even befo…

  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    av Rob Boddice

    Pocket - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750961080

    Edward Jenner is a giant of modern medicine. Throughout history, smallpox had plagued humanity with disfigurement, blindness, and death. It was an incurable blight, the suffering of which Jenner helped bring to an end.Surmising from the immunity of…

  • Abraham Lincoln: pocket GIANTS

    Abraham Lincoln: pocket GIANTS
    av Adam I.P. Smith

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752497754

    The President who `freed' the slaves and held the Union together in the face of the slaveholding South's bid to create a separate Confederacy. The teller of ribald stories, and the author of the most sublime speeches in the English language. A cleve…

  • Hannibal and Scipio: pocket GIANTS

    Hannibal and Scipio: pocket GIANTS
    av Greg Fisher

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750955904

    In 218, Hannibal Barca, desperate to avenge the defeat of Carthage in the First Punic War, launched an ambitious ground invasion of Italy. With just a small force, he crossed the Alps - a feat reckoned to be impossible - and pitted his polyglot army…

  • Henry Ford: pocket GIANTS

    Henry Ford: pocket GIANTS
    av David Long

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750958554

    Why is Henry Ford a giant? Because he put the world on wheels. Henry Ford did not invent the motor car, nor for all the claims did he invent the assembly line or mass production. But more than anyone before or since he is remembered as the man who a…

  • Giuseppe Verdi: pocket GIANTS

    Giuseppe Verdi: pocket GIANTS
    av Daniel Snowman

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752493251

    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) was the Shakespeare of opera, the composer of Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Aida and Otello. The chorus of Hebrew slaves from Nabucco (1842) is regarded in Italy as virtually an alternative national anthem - and th…

  • Napoleon Bonaparte: pocket GIANTS

    Napoleon Bonaparte: pocket GIANTS
    av William Doyle

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750961097

    In the space of less than twenty years, Napoleon turned Europe upside down. Rising from obscure origins to supreme power by a mixture of luck, audacity and military genius, he was able to harness the energies released by the French Revolution to res…

  • Wellington: pocket GIANTS

    Wellington: pocket GIANTS
    av Professor Gary Sheffield

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750952965

    Wellington is a giant because he was one of the greatest military commanders in British history, an important figure in the emergence of Britain as a great imperial power, a man who dominated British society and politics for 35 years. He was the onl…

  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin
    av Stephen Webster

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752499406

    When Darwin announced his theory of evolution by natural selection, he did more than transform biology. Before his great work, humans were comfortably different from other life, a special creation. By showing how life on Earth evolved, Darwin told u…

  • Brunel: Pocket Giants

    Brunel: Pocket Giants
    av Eugene Byrne

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752497662

    In a BBC poll in 2002, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was voted the second-greatest Briton of all time, only eclipsed by Churchill.It's often claimed that that through his ships, bridges, tunnels and railways Brunel played a critical role in creating the m…

  • Constantine: pocket GIANTS

    Constantine: pocket GIANTS
    av Werner de Saeger

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750962698

    Why is Constantine a giant? Because he gave Christians freedom of religion. Yet also because he radically and thoroughly changed our society, in particular church-state relations, thereby creating the opportunity for the Christian community to exper…

  • Buddha: pocket GIANTS

    Buddha: pocket GIANTS
    av Tony Morris

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750954600

    The Buddha is a giant of humanity. He gives his name to one of the five great religions of the world, rich in philosophical, psychological and spiritual insights, with over 350 million practitioners in every country on the planet and a history stret…

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth II
    av Victoria Arbiter

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750966160

    At age 25, Elizabeth II became Britain's 40th monarch and vowed to dedicate her life to service and duty on behalf of her country. She is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, head of the 53 member Commonwealth of Nations, Supreme Gover…

  • Jesus: pocket GIANTS

    Jesus: pocket GIANTS
    av Ed Kessler

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750961240

    Why is Jesus a giant? Because he was the founder of Christianity, the largest religion in the world with 2 billion adherents; because Christianity is one of the five great religions of the world, with followers in every country on the planet and a h…