Books published by Allen Lane

The Reality Bubble

Allen Lane | May 14, 2019 | 376 pages
From one of the world's most engaging science journalists, a groundbreaking and wonder-filled look at the hidden things that shape our lives in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. Our naked eyes see only a thin sliver of reality. We are blind in comparison to the X-rays that peer through skin,... More Info


Allen Lane | October 4, 2018 | 1152 pages
'Undoubtedly the best single-volume life of Churchill ever written' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times A magnificently fresh and unexpected biography of Churchill, by one of Britain's most acclaimed historians Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in twentieth-century British history. By... More Info

The Secret History of Soldiers

Allen Lane | September 18, 2018 | 400 pages
Tim Cook, Canada's foremost military historian, offers a surprising portrayal of how soldiers found solace, distraction and entertainment to escape the horrors of the trenches during the Great War. There have been thousands of books on the Great War, and hundreds on Canada's part in the conflict,... More Info

Beneath Another Sky

Allen Lane | May 18, 2017 | 768 pages
'He writes history like nobody else. He thinks like nobody else ... He sees the world as a whole, with its limitless fund of stories' Byan Appleyard, Sunday Times Where have the people in any particular place actually come from? What are the historical complexities in any particular place? This... More Info

The Courage of Hopelessness

Allen Lane | August 19, 2019 | 310 pages
In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, argues Slavoj Zizek, it is only when we have admitted to ourselves that our situation is completely... More Info

A Farewell to Ice

Allen Lane | September 1, 2016 | 256 pages
Most of the scientific establishment predict that the North Pole will be free of ice around the middle of this century. As Peter Wadhams, the world's leading expert on sea ice, demonstrates in this book, even this assessment of the future is optimistic. Wadhams has visited the Polar Regions more... More Info


Allen Lane | March 7, 2017 | 488 pages
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The Establishment

Allen Lane | March 1, 2015 | 400 pages
Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our lives, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of... More Info

Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945

Allen Lane | September 29, 2015 | 576 pages
The magisterial second volume of Tim Cook's definitive account of Canadians fighting in the Second World War. Historian Tim Cook displays his trademark storytelling ability in the second volume of his masterful account of Canadians in World War II. Cook combines an extraordinary grasp of military... More Info

The Egyptians

Allen Lane | January 21, 2016 | 256 pages
A startling, subversive novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Fourteen-year-old Lucia is a young narrator whose voice will long ring in your ears. She is angry with almost everyone, especially people who tell her what to do. She follows the one rule that makes... More Info

The Landscapes of Communism

Allen Lane | May 26, 2015 | 624 pages
What do we think of when we think about Eastern Europe? Stalinism and the Stasi, maybe, or the grey and chilling landscape of cold-war espionage. Contemporary accounts focus on the sex industry, stag parties, and immigration. Our views of its architecture and cities can be similarly unflattering:... More Info

Trouble in Paradise

Allen Lane | August 19, 2019 | 196 pages
Despite living in a world of almost constant crisis, we still seem to accept that capitalism - a dangerously enticing, promiscuous, roller-coaster of an ideology - represents the best of all possible worlds. Alternatives, such as greater equality, democracy and solidarity, seem by contrast stodgy... More Info

The Handmade Alphabet

Allen Lane | November 1, 1996 | 32 pages
Presents the handshape for each letter of the American manual alphabet accompanied by an object whose name begins with that letter.  More Info

Chronic Condition

Allen Lane | September 18, 2012 | 400 pages
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Room for All of Us

Allen Lane | October 18, 2011 | 256 pages
In this exciting and revealing personal inquiry, former governor general Adrienne Clarkson explores the immigrant experience through the people who have helped transform Canada. The Canadians she befriends-whether an Ismaili doctor, a Holocaust survivor, a Chilean-Canadian artist, or a Vietnam War... More Info