The Post-Truth Media’s Survival Sutra:: A Footsoldier’s Version

The book provides valuable information about the way journalism has evolved in India since Independence, the idealism and missionary zeal of the early pioneers and ‘foot-soldiers,’ the changing technology and mores of reportage, the joint resistance by owners and journalists to the government’s moves to tame the media, and the shift from the primacy of…

The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

Michael Scott Moore, a journalist and the author of Sweetness and Blood, incorporates personal narrative and rigorous investigative journalism in this profound and revelatory memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates—a riveting,thoughtful, and emotionally resonant exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival. In January 2012, having covered a Somali pirate…

Lenin the Dictator

Shortlisted for the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography Victor Sebestyen’s intimate biography is the first major work in English for nearly two decades on one of the most significant figures of the twentieth century. In Russia to this day Lenin inspires adulation. Everywhere, he continues to fascinate as a man who made history and…

Bruce Lee: A Life

‘At last, Bruce Lee has the powerful biography he deserves… It will thrill Lee’s fans and fascinate the unfamiliar’ – Jonathan Eig, author of Ali: A Life and Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig ‘Meticulously researched’ – Jimmy McDonough, author of Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography and Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al…

Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never To Play Football

1980s Rio de Janeiro. There’s only one king in this city and he’s got the mullet, swagger and fake ID to prove it. Introducing Carlos Henrique Raposo, known to all as KAISER. This guy’s got more front than Copacabana beach. He’s the most loveable of rogues with the most common of dreams: to become a…

The Life and Times of Yogananda

He was called “the 20th century’s first superstar guru” (Los Angeles Times) and today, nearly a century after he arrived in the United States, he’s still the best known and most beloved of all the Indian spiritual teachers who have come to the West. Now, finally, Paramahansa Yogananda has the authoritative biography he deserves.Yogananda, considered…

Reham Khan

Reham Khan’s eventful life took her from Gaddafi’s Libya to Zia’s Pakistan and thence to England as a teenage bride, before she returned to Pakistan in her forties. Hers has been a life of extraordinary contrasts: she has been through a violent marriage and domestic abuse, but her story also includes the rebuilding of her…

Strongman: My Story

Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall is the first Brit in 24 years to win the World’s Strongest Man competition, beating The Mountain from Game of Thrones. Everything about Eddie is huge. Standing at 6’3 he weighs almost 30 stone, and to make it through his hellish four-hour gym sessions he needs to eat a minimum of…

Tell Me the Planets: Stories of Brain Injury and What It Means to Survive

‘An absorbing and moving account of what it is like to live with brain injury’ Penelope Lively ‘Heartbreaking and uplifting’ Robert NewmanMatthew has a meticulously logical mind. He is intelligent, compassionate and fiercely loyal. He also has a brain injury.When Matthew underwent surgery to remove a life-threatening cyst in the middle of his brain, he…

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

*As featured on BBC Breakfast, Radio 5Live and Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2* From the Nasa astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station – what it’s like out there and what it’s like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly’s fascinating world and dare to think of your…