Saturday, 23rd November 2013. It was just another day in America. And as befits an unremarkable day, ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. This book explores the way these children lived and lost their short lives, offering a searing portrait of the vulnerability of youth in contemporary America.
1st November 2006: Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty-two days later he dies, killed from the inside by Polonium - a rare, lethal and highly radioactive substance. His crime? He had made some powerful enemies in Russia. This is the story of the life and death of Litvinenko and of Russia's cold war with the west.
Europe is facing a wave of migration unmatched since the end of World War II - and no one has reported on this crisis in more depth or breadth than the Guardian's migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley. This is his account of who these voyagers are. It's about why they keep coming, and how they do it.
What is the state? And what's it ever done for you? In this book, the author travels around Great Britain gathering the voices of the people who make up the state: nurses and patients, teachers and parents, policemen and civilians. It lays bare the deliberate dismantling of the public sector and its consequences.
What does the BBC mean to us now? What are the threats to its continued existence? Is it worth fighting for? This book traces its origins, celebrating the early pioneering spirit and unearthing forgotten characters whose imprint can still be seen on the BBC. It explores how it forged ideas of Britishness both at home and abroad.
The plan was to attach a Greenpeace pod to Gazprom's platform and launch a peaceful protest against oil being pumped from the icy waters of the Arctic. However, heavily armed commandos flooded the deck of the Arctic Sunrise and the Arctic Thirty began their ordeal at the hands of Putin's regime. This book tells their story.
It began with an unsigned email: "I am a senior member of the intelligence community". What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one man, Edward Snowden. This is the inside story of Snowden's deeds and the journalists who faced down pressure from the US and UK governments to break a remarkable scoop.