An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain

John O'Farrell

A very funny and hugely biased left-wing romp through Britain's various postwar governments up to 2009

The Gulag Archipelago

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Called "the most important book of the 20th century", the first-hand account which first told the world about the horrors of Stalin's gulags.

The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck

Set against the backdrop of the great depression of the 1930s, John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel is his masterpiece.

Win Bigly

Scott Adams

An insightful if somewhat pretentious account of the science of persuasion as applied to Trump's 2016 election victory.

Wellington’s Wars

Huw Davies

An outstanding historical account of Wellington's wars from India to the Spanish peninsular, culminating in Waterloo.