D. H. Lawrence
John le Carre
Hubert Selby Jr.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The books that inspired Tim Leunig: “I wanted to study the exciting stuff, the grand strategies of war and peace…I took economic history very much against my will”
Tim Leunig is a reader in Economic History at the LSE, and specialises in 18th and 19th century economic history. Tim talks us through how he chose his school subjects, and why it’s best for …
A History of the Crusades II
The second volume of Steven Runciman's classic, hugely influential trilogy on the history of the Crusades 'There was magic about. Saladin himself was troubled by terrible dreams...' Steven Runciman's unrivalled history of the Crusades is a classic of learning and vivid, compelling storytelling, which brilliantly brings to life the personalities, battles, massacres, triumphs and follies of these epochal events. In this second volume of his trilogy Runciman tells the story of the foundation of…