New Books

The New Emperors

What does it take to become China's leader? Kerry Brown journeys deep into the heart of the Communist Party revealing the intrigue, scandal and murder surrounding the internal battle raging between two Chinas.

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The White Nile Diaires

A mesmerizing coming-of-age journey by motorbike across North Africa in the 1960s by a legend of the Tangier literary community.

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Black Artists in British Art

Representing a timely and important contribution to British art history, Eddie Chambers tells the story of Britain’s black artists, from the 1950s onwards.

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Aiming straight for the heart of what it means to be human, Graham Ward asks why do we believe? what kinds of things do people believe in? and how does what we believe – or disbelieve – shape our lives?

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Putin and the Oligarch

Mikhail Khodorkovsky's arrest was a turning point in modern Russian history. Here Richard Sakwa examines how and why one of the world's most powerful men became Putin's prisoner.

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In the Name of the People

On 27 May 1977 a demo against the ruling party of Angola led to the death of 1000s of people. Little known today, Lara Pawson tracks down the story of what really happened on that fateful day.

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Out This Month

The Violence of the Image

See a complete list of all our exciting new titles being published later this month.


Philippa Brewster Wins Prestigious Publishing Award

Visual Culture editor Philippa Brewster wins prestigious publishing award. More...

Critics' Choice

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Sheila Fitzpatrick's unique take on every day life in Cold War Moscow. More...

Pain in the Arts

Pain in the Arts

Pulling no punches, John Tusa offers advice on how the arts can survive in the downturn. More...

Short Histories

Short Histories

Introductions with an edge, from the world's leading experts. More...



All I.B.Tauris subject catalogues for 2014 are available to read online and to download. More...

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