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  • The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997by Piers Brendon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 22.00

    After the American Revolution, the British Empire appeared to be doomed. Yet it grew to become the greatest, most diverse empire the world had seen. Then, within a generation, the mighty structure collapsed, a rapid demise that left an array of dependencies and a contested legacy: at best a sporting spirit, a legal code and a near-universal language;... more...

  • The Dark Valleyby Piers Brendon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.00

    The 1930s were perhaps the seminal decade in twentieth-century history, a dark time of global depression that displaced millions, paralyzed the liberal democracies, gave rise to totalitarian regimes, and, ultimately, led to the Second World War. In this sweeping history, Piers Brendon brings the tragic, dismal days of the 1930s to life. From Stalinist... more...

  • Hawker Of Morwenstowby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.96

    This illuminating biography of Robert Stephen Hawker (1803-75) unravels fully the famous Cornish parson-poet's rich personality. Drawing on a mass of unpublished material, Piers Brendon re-creates one of the most bizarre of Victorian lives, revealing the mixture of truth, over-simplification and falsehood in the legend which has built up around him.... more...

  • Churchillby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    This astute biography brilliantly captures, in one volume, the full range of Winston Churchill's astonishing career. perhaps the greatest political figure of modern times, Churchill's achievement extended well beyond his emblematic role in the Second World War. Piers Brendon brings great wit and dozens of pungent anecdotes to this penetrating account,... more...

  • Eminent Elizabethansby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    Margaret Thatcher, Rupert Murdoch, Prince Charles, Mick Jagger - four figures who have illuminated our age. ·Margaret Thatcher ? the first female Prime Minister, who dedicated herself with messianic zeal to breaking the mould of post-war British politics ·Rupert Murdoch ? the billionaire media mogul whose empire, built on an ethical void, has... more...

  • Edward VIII (Penguin Monarchs)by Piers Brendon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.32

    'After my death,' George V said of his eldest son and heir, 'the boy will ruin himself within twelve months.' The forecast proved uncannily accurate. Edward VIII came to the throne in January 1936, provoked a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and abdicated in December. He was never crowned... more...

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