Books published by Allen Lane

The Courage of Hopelessness

Allen Lane | July 25, 2017 | 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

Vimy

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 | July 25, 2017 | 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