New Release Books by Dan Jones

Dan Jones is the author of The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings (2022), Powers and Thrones (2021), The World Aflame (2020), Dogs Who Changed the World (2022) and other 112 books.

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The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings

release date: Mar 01, 2022
The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings
A chilling medieval ghost story, retold by bestselling historian Dan Jones. Published in a beautiful small-format hardback, perfect as a Halloween read or a Christmas gift. One winter, in the dark days of King Richard II, a tailor was riding home on the road from Gilling to Ampleforth. It was dank, wet and gloomy; he couldn't wait to get home and sit in front of a blazing fire. Then, out of nowhere, the tailor is knocked off his horse by a raven, who then transforms into a hideous dog, his mouth writhing with its own innards. The dog issues the tailor with a warning: he must go to a priest and ask for absolution and return to the road, or else there will be consequences... First recorded in the early fifteenth century by an unknown monk, The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings was transcribed from the Latin by the great medievalist M.R. James in 1922. Building on that tradition, now bestselling historian Dan Jones retells this medieval ghost story in crisp and creepy prose.

Powers and Thrones

release date: Sep 02, 2021
Powers and Thrones
Dan Jones's epic new history tells nothing less than the story of how the world we know today came to be built.

The World Aflame

release date: May 14, 2020
The World Aflame
'Purists argue that colourising black and white photographs is sacrilege, but the world has always been in colour. Truth be told, monochrome is a contrivance. Human experience is always colourful' The Times. The epic, harrowing and world-changing story – in words and colourized images – of global conflict from the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the obliteration of Hiroshima by the dropping of the first atom bomb. The World Aflame will embrace not only the total conflagrations of 1914-18 and 1939-45 and the international tensions, conflicting ideologies and malign economic forces that set them in train, but also the civil wars of the interwar period in Ireland and Spain, wars in Latin America, Britain's imperial travails in such places as Ireland, Somalia and Palestine, and events on the domestic 'fronts' of the belligerent nations. Like The Colour of Time, The World Aflame is a collaboration between the gifted Brazilian artist Marina Amaral, and the leading British historian Dan Jones. Marina has created 200 stunning images, using contemporary photographs as the basis for her full-colour digital renditions. The accompanying narrative anchors each image in its context, weaving them into a vivid account of four decades of conflict that shaped the world we live in today. A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen and informative words, The World Aflame offers a moving – and often terrifying – perspective on the bloodiest century in human history. ************************************************************** Reviews for THE COLOUR OF TIME: 'The most breathtakingly colourised black-and-white pictures ever' Daily Mail. 'I have long considered colourisation sacrilege ... after reading this book, I've changed my mind' The Times. '[The Colour of Time] does something simple yet extraordinary. It takes black-and-white photos of historic events and colours them in. The effect is transformative' Daily Telegraph. 'A stunning book ... Quite extraordinary' The Bookseller. 'There is something of The Wizard of Oz about Marina Amaral's photographs. She whisks us from black-and-white Kansas to shimmering Technicolor Oz ... When you see Amaral's coloured portraits, you think: phwoar! ... She changes the way we see a period or a person' Spectator. 'The effect of colour is far more transformative than you might imagine ... [Amaral's] touched-up photographs look even more realistic, and closer to life, than a photograph taken yesterday ... Extraordinary' Mail on Sunday. 'Pictures brought to life as you've never seen them before' Sunday Post. '[Amaral] breathes new life, immediacy and human connection into black-and-white pictures. Even familiar shots are transformed in a breathtaking way ... Even the casual reader leafing through these pages will be stopped in their tracks, connected to people from the past like never before – at last, in living colour' Irish News. 'Jones sketches with wry economy not only the historical context but the purpose of the photograph, from documented reality to shameless propaganda, from official portrait to candid snap ... There is much to enjoy here. As a history book, it acts as a fleeting guide to a tumultuous century. But as an aesthetic experiment it is remarkably successful' Daily Express. 'What also elevates The Colour of Time above regular coffee table fare is the startling vivacity and impact of the photographs chosen, and the concise but focused and gripping texts by Jones, making the book a worthwhile cover-to-cover read as much as it serves as a showcase book to dip into at will' All About History.

Dogs Who Changed the World

release date: May 26, 2022
Dogs Who Changed the World
Fifty awe-inspiring stories of dogs that have altered history, inspired art and literature, reunited lost lovers, saved lives, or just ruined everything. These inspiring, humorous, heart-breaking, or just plain weird stories reveal why dogs have earned their place as our greatest companions, and how our fascination with them is age-old. Meet big Barry, the hefty St. Bernard credited with saving the lives of more than 40 people lost in the Swiss Alps in the 1800s. Gangster mongrel Pecas lived his life with a notorious Colombian drug cartel, before flipping the script after he was seized along with copious amounts of cocaine, and re-training as a police dog. Marie Antoinette's sassy little Papillon, Coco, was the true star of the French court. Sigmund Freud's calm-inducing Chow Chow, Jofi who would sit in on all his therapy sessions (and never spilled a secret). Small in size, huge in stature, little Sergeant Stubby was the mixed bully breed war hero, an integral part of WWI war effort. Saving lives in the trenches, Stubby found soldiers trapped under rubble and even caught a spy. Japan's national hero Hachiko, famous for waiting for his dear departed owner at Shibuya Central Station, becoming a much-loved local and national celebrity. And Sir Isaac Newton's little terror Diamond, who knocked over a candle, destroying one of the physicist's most important manuscripts. Dogs That Changed the World is a beautifully illustrated book that celebrates the unique relationship we have with our canine best friends, from contemporary times to all throughout history.

Lee's Second Louisiana Infantry Brigade

release date: Oct 13, 2021
Lee's Second Louisiana Infantry Brigade
This is the history one of the hardest fighting brigades in Gen. Robert E. Lee's legendary Army of Northern Virginia, the Second Louisiana Infantry Brigade. It was one of Lee's most reliable infantry brigades, often used in some of his most dangerous situations and it never let him down. The brigade included the 1st, 2nd, 9th, 10th, 14th, and 15th infantry regiments, and the 1st Battalion Louisiana Zouaves. The brigade was commanded over the course of the war by outstanding brigadiers, including Brig. Gen. William E. Starke, Brig. Gen. Francis T. Nicholls, and Brig. Gen. Leroy Stafford. The brigade fought in such epic battles as Second Manassas, Sharpsburg (Antietam), Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Petersburg, and many other smaller battles and skirmishes. The men of the brigade were representative of the diverse population of Louisiana of the time, including typical Southern farm boys, ruffians from the New Orleans waterfront, as well as refined gentleman from some of Louisiana's finest families. There was also a virtual Babylon of foreign languages spoken in the brigade. This is their story, from secession to Appomattox.

A Dive Into the Teenage Mentality

release date: Jul 04, 2021
A Dive Into the Teenage Mentality
Inside details an auto-biographical testament for a teenager's perspective in a not-so-friendly world. Covering some topics deep, and others dysfunctionally dim-witted. A dive into the teenage mentality aims to bring light to common issues, both physical, and psychological in the lives of the youth of today, along with simplified, philosophical solutions. Beaming with faith from the writer Dan Jones, a self-proclaimed realist, that life's true beauty, lies in its sorrowful times. Read along, make notes, and take time, it's only up from here.

The Color of Time

release date: Dec 14, 2021
The Color of Time
A brilliant artist and a bestselling historian have combined their talents to bring vividly to life two hundred photographs of the defining events and personalities of the modern world. The Color of Time spans more than one hundred years of world history—from the reign of Queen Victoria and the American Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the beginning of the Space Age. It charts the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industrial developments, the arts, the tragedies of war, the politics of peace, and the lives of men and women who made history. This illustrated narrative is a collaboration between a gifted Brazilian artist and a New York Times bestselling British historian. Marina Amaral has created two hundred stunning images, using rare photographs as the basis for her full-color digital renditions. Dan Jones has written a narrative that anchors each image in its context and weaves them into a vivid account of the world that we live in today. A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen words, The Color of Time offers a unique—and often beautiful—perspective on the past.

Magna Carta

release date: Mar 04, 2021
Magna Carta
An account of the signing, impact and legacy of Magna Carta, a document that became one the most influential statements in the history of democracy.

Crusaders

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Crusaders
A major new history of the Crusades with an unprecedented wide scope, told in a tableau of portraits of people on all sides of the wars, from the author of Powers and Thrones. For more than one thousand years, Christians and Muslims lived side by side, sometimes at peace and sometimes at war. When Christian armies seized Jerusalem in 1099, they began the most notorious period of conflict between the two religions. Depending on who you ask, the fall of the holy city was either an inspiring legend or the greatest of horrors. In Crusaders, Dan Jones interrogates the many sides of the larger story, charting a deeply human and avowedly pluralist path through the crusading era. Expanding the usual timeframe, Jones looks to the roots of Christian-Muslim relations in the eighth century and tracks the influence of crusading to present day. He widens the geographical focus to far-flung regions home to so-called enemies of the Church, including Spain, North Africa, southern France, and the Baltic states. By telling intimate stories of individual journeys, Jones illuminates these centuries of war not only from the perspective of popes and kings, but from Arab-Sicilian poets, Byzantine princesses, Sunni scholars, Shi'ite viziers, Mamluk slave soldiers, Mongol chieftains, and barefoot friars. Crusading remains a rallying call to this day, but its role in the popular imagination ignores the cooperation and complicated coexistence that were just as much a feature of the period as warfare. The age-old relationships between faith, conquest, wealth, power, and trade meant that crusading was not only about fighting for the glory of God, but also, among other earthly reasons, about gold. In this richly dramatic narrative that gives voice to sources usually pushed to the margins, Dan Jones has written an authoritative survey of the holy wars with global scope and human focus.

Diana: Style Icon

release date: Oct 01, 2020
Diana: Style Icon
With famous fans such as Rihanna still referring to Lady Di as one of her style icons, and Hailey Bieber paying homage to her athleisure looks, it's clear that Princess Diana is one of the most influential style icons of the 20th century. Throughout the 80s and 90s she was known as a loving mother, philanthropist, 'Princess of the People' and daring and bold fashionista. In The Legend of Di Dan Jones celebrates the style evolution of Lady Diana Spencer - from the innocent see-through skirt faux-pas, to the off-the-rack blue David Sassoon suit and pussy bow ensemble worn on her engagement to Prince Charles, the 25-foot train on her Elizabeth and David Emmanuel wedding dress, the 1996 black Christina Stambolian 'revenge dress', bike pants with Virgin Atlantic sweatshirt going-home-from-the-gym look, and more. Dan will chart how Di's style evolved from the twee Laura Ashley-loving 19-year-old when she first joined the monarchy in 1981, to a bold and confident fashion influencer in the 90s. Diana had the the knack of following Royal Etiquette yet making up her own fashion rules, influencing millions of women across the globe along the way. From her frilly pussy bow blouses, to one-shoulder spangly dresses, statement chokers, colourful suits and jeans with blazer ensembles, this is a collection of her best-loved fashion moments - from the red carpet to heading home from the gym and walking through minefields. Beautifully illustrated throughout, and featuring over 50 of Diana's most iconic looks, as well as profiles of her go-to designers, this is a keepsake for die-hard Di fans and fashion-lovers alike.

In the Reign of King John

release date: Oct 29, 2020
In the Reign of King John
An illustrated portrait of English society in the year of Magna Carta, from best-selling author Dan Jones.

The Ultimate Book of Cocktails

release date: Sep 01, 2020
The Ultimate Book of Cocktails
Whether it's lively with citrus, or chilled to frosty perfection, nothing beats a perfectly mixed cocktail -- served in the right glass, at the right time, your signature drink can lift any mood. In The Ultimate Book of Cocktails, Dan Jones shows you how to turn out drinks like a pro with 100 of his best-loved concoctions. Loaded with all the essential know-how, including the basic kit for your home bar, and recipes for homemade syrups, sours and infusions, discover how to make classics like an Old Fashioned, Vodka Martini or the perfect Gin & Tonic to more adventurous mixeds such as The Rattlesnake, Rhubarb Mojito or the Pomegranate Sour. Featuring all the top spirit bases including gin, rum, vodka, tequila and everything in-between, alongside top tricks of the trade The Ultimate Book of Cocktails is an indispensable guide to making simple, delicious and highly creative cocktails from scratch.

The Big Book of Gin

release date: Oct 18, 2018
The Big Book of Gin
With Gin making record sales across Britain and the rest of the world, there’s been a boom in new distilleries and a thirst for new ways to enjoy this juniper-based spirit. Enter Dan Jones, bestselling gin author and cocktail enthusiast, who will make you love this tasty drink even more. Starting with the history of gin, Dan reveals how the first distilleries opened in the UK in the 1600s, explains the nuts and bolts of making the beverage, as well as all the different trends it has experienced. He’ll take imbibers on a journey around the world to some of the top producers, uncovers new trends, and shares over 100 tasty recipes, from classic cocktails, batch drinks, new concoctions, homemade syrups and more, and answers all the gin questions you were afraid to ask. Featuring stylish photography and illustrations throughout, The Big Book of Gin is a comprehensive guide to the renaissance of one of the world’s most celebrated spirits.

Randal's Texas Brigade

release date: May 17, 2020
Randal's Texas Brigade
This is the history of one of the finest bodies of Confederate infantry in the War for Southern Independence. General Kirby Smith and Lieutenant General Richard Taylor considered Randal's Texas Brigade to be the best infantry brigade in the Trans-Mississippi West. The brigade was principally made up of the 11th Texas Infantry Regiment, 14th Texas Infantry Regiment, the 28th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted) and the 6th Battalion ( Gould's) Texas Infantry. It fought in such major Trans-Mississippi Department battles, in all or part, as the battles of Bayou Bourbeau, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, all in Louisiana, and Jenkins' Ferry in Arkansas. The men of Randal's Texas Brigade played a major roll in keeping Texas largely free of the destruction wrought on other Southern states in the war.

50 Drag Queens Who Changed the World

release date: May 12, 2020
50 Drag Queens Who Changed the World
50 Drag Queens Who Changed the World is a tribute to the hugely influential pioneers who have shaped the fantastic world of drag, as well as the queens of today that we all know and love. Learn about the wild and brilliant lives of Mama Ru and the best-loved Drag Race superstars, including Alaska, Bianca Del Rio and Courtney Act, as well as legends like Divine and Lady Bunny, and the new scene of radical contemporary drag artists, such as Amrou Al-Kadhi and Victoria Sin. Drag queens have been sissying that walk for a lot longer than you think, and this book is a sparkling celebration of the high-heeled, hairsprayed, punk-rock art form that has influenced pop culture for as long as it has been around.

Hypnotherapy Trance Scripts

release date: May 06, 2020
Hypnotherapy Trance Scripts
This 3rd book in the Hypnotherapy Revealed series, Hypnotherapy Trance Scripts was previously released as 'Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts'. This new and expanded 3rd edition contains 50% more content than the 2nd edition, with additional hypnotic inductions and updated therapeutic hypnosis scripts including information about the evidence for the use of hypnosis in the treatment of many of the conditions covered in this Hypnotherapy Trance Scripts book. This Hypnotherapy Trance Scripts book has been written to be as helpful as possible, there is information to help you understand the scripts, an introduction to Ericksonian hypnotic language and techniques being used, and an overview of how to do hypnotherapy, and how to hold hypnotherapy sessions. There are 88 hypnotic induction scripts, deepeners and scripts to help people stop smoking, lose weight, lift depression, calm anxiety, sooth pain, increase performance enhancement, tackle insomnia, and much more. . . This all round package makes this book a valuable resource for anyone wanting to learn more about Ericksonian hypnosis and therapy. Hypnotherapists in training can also read and analyse the scripts and study the language, structure and multi-level communication used to further their skill and knowledge.

Fighting for Southern Independence

release date: Feb 28, 2020
Fighting for Southern Independence
This is the story of one of the most heroic and hardest fighting regiments in the Confederate Army, the 13th Louisiana Infantry. The men of this regiment were largely from the New Orleans area and fought in such famous battles as Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Atlanta (Campaign), Franklin, and Nashville in the main Confederate Army of the in the western theater of operations. They served under such great Confederate generals as P.G.T. Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, Joseph Johnston and John Bell Hood.

The Templars

release date: Sep 19, 2017
The Templars
“Dan Jones is an entertainer, but also a bona fide historian. Seldom does one find serious scholarship so easy to read.” – The Times, Book of the Year A New York Times bestseller, this major new history of the knights Templar is “a fresh, muscular and compelling history of the ultimate military-religious crusading order, combining sensible scholarship with narrative swagger" – Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem A faltering war in the middle east. A band of elite warriors determined to fight to the death to protect Christianity’s holiest sites. A global financial network unaccountable to any government. A sinister plot founded on a web of lies. Jerusalem 1119. A small group of knights seeking a purpose in the violent aftermath of the First Crusade decides to set up a new order. These are the first Knights Templar, a band of elite warriors prepared to give their lives to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. Over the next two hundred years, the Templars would become the most powerful religious order of the medieval world. Their legend has inspired fervent speculation ever since. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Dan Jones tells the true story of the Templars for the first time in a generation, drawing on extensive original sources to build a gripping account of these Christian holy warriors whose heroism and alleged depravity have been shrouded in myth. The Templars were protected by the pope and sworn to strict vows of celibacy. They fought the forces of Islam in hand-to-hand combat on the sun-baked hills where Jesus lived and died, finding their nemesis in Saladin, who vowed to drive all Christians from the lands of Islam. Experts at channeling money across borders, they established the medieval world’s largest and most innovative banking network and waged private wars against anyone who threatened their interests. Then, as they faced setbacks at the hands of the ruthless Mamluk sultan Baybars and were forced to retreat to their stronghold in Cyprus, a vindictive and cash-strapped King of France set his sights on their fortune. His administrators quietly mounted a damning case against the Templars, built on deliberate lies and false testimony. On Friday October 13, 1307, hundreds of brothers were arrested, imprisoned and tortured, and the order was disbanded amid lurid accusations of sexual misconduct and heresy. They were tried by the Pope in secret proceedings and their last master was brutally tortured and burned at the stake. But were they heretics or victims of a ruthlessly repressive state? Dan Jones goes back to the sources tobring their dramatic tale, so relevant to our own times, to life in a book that is at once authoritative and compulsively readable.

Man O'War

release date: Mar 01, 2018
Man O'War
Struggling jellyfisherman Dhiraj Om is praying for a good catch to make ends meet. So when a valuable pleasure robot called Naomi is caught in his nets, he senses the opportunity for a quick profit. But Naomi's owner, the brutal gangster Agarkka D'Souza, doesn't take kindly to his property being taken. Dhiraj's illicit deal thrusts him into a web of corruption stretching from London's seedy underworld to the Niger Delta. There, oil barons wage bitter war against Marxist dissidents, and Dhiraj and Naomi are hurled into violence. Can Dhiraj save not only himself, but Naomi, who has become not only his protector and his curse, but possibly something more? A savage, electrifying debut, Man O'War is a taut science-fiction thriller set in a near future where technology, humanity and violence collide.

Sleepy Bedtime Tales: A Revolutionary Way to Get Your Child to Sleep At Night

release date: Jan 13, 2017
Sleepy Bedtime Tales: A Revolutionary Way to Get Your Child to Sleep At Night
This book offers a revolutionary way to tell bedtime stories helping to make bedtime a time of peace, calm and sleep for your child. Based on psychological principles and techniques, these stories will help to guide your child comfortably asleep. They are to be read to your child at bedtime, rather than with or by your child. These bedtime stories are written to be read to 4-7 year old's (they can be read to children as young as two) as they rest in bed with their eyes shut listening along. Each of the stories takes about 10-15 minutes to read. The sleepy bedtime story approach has been taught to many parents and used by professionals working in care homes to help children fall asleep at night. This approach can be used with any story, but this is the first time that stories have been written specifically to optimise the effectiveness of the techniques. If you are after a scientific, calming, relaxing approach to getting your child to sleep, then this is definitely the bedtime stories book for you.

The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

release date: Aug 09, 2018
The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960
The top five Sunday Times bestseller. 'Breathtaking' Daily Mail. 'Astonishing' Sun. 'Shimmering' Spectator. 'Extraordinary' Daily Telegraph. The Colour of Time spans more than a hundred years of world history from the reign of Queen Victoria and the US Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and beginning of the Space Age. It charts the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industry and the arts, the tragedies of war and the politics of peace, and the lives of men and women who made history. The book is a collaboration between a gifted Brazilian artist and a leading British historian. Marina Amaral has created 200 stunning images, using contemporary photographs as the basis for her full-colour digital renditions. Dan Jones has written a narrative that anchors each image in its context, and weaves them into a vivid account of the world that we live in today. A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen words, The Colour of Time offers a unique – and often beautiful – perspective on the past.

Look Into My Eyes: Asperger's, Hypnosis and Me

release date: Apr 27, 2017
Look Into My Eyes: Asperger's, Hypnosis and Me
Look Into My Eyes is an autobiography of one man's life through the lens of Asperger's syndrome - a high-functioning form of autism spectrum disorder. This second edition includes a chapter written by the authors wife about what it is like to be in a relationship with an someone with Asperger's Syndrome, she shares both the positive aspects, and the challenges. As a small child Dan Jones knew he was different to other children, they would want to play football and interact with each other, he would want to crawl around searching for snails keeping himself to himself. Dan found his own coping strategies to manage his anxieties, discovering meditation as an eight year old, and hypnosis as a teenager. This book offers a rare insight into what it is like to live with Asperger's. Dan has a unique perspective; not only does he have Asperger's, but a large part of his professional life has been spent working with people with autism spectrum disorder and their carers.

Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts: Expanded Edition

release date: Jan 13, 2017
Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts: Expanded Edition
This book of more than 100 Hypnotherapy scripts is based on over 20 years of experience. This book is expanded on the first edition to include more hypnotic inductions & ‘quit smoking scripts & strategies’ and additional description about using the scripts. This isn't just another hypnosis scripts book. It also gives the reader ideas and suggestions on how to run a Hypnotherapy session from gathering information to carrying out the hypnotic work, ending a session and setting tasks. It also introduces Ericksonian Hypnotic language patterns and script structure so that the reader can have a deeper understanding of what is being done in the scripts and why they are written the way they are. This all round package makes this book a valuable resource for anyone wanting to learn more about Ericksonian hypnosis. "A must for all hypnosis and NLP students" Hypnotherapists in training can read and analyse the Hypnotherapy scripts & study the language, structure & multi-level communication used.

Relaxing Tales for Children: A Revolutionary Approach to Helping Children Relax

release date: Jan 15, 2017
Relaxing Tales for Children: A Revolutionary Approach to Helping Children Relax
Relaxing Tales for Children is the sequel to Sleepy Bedtime Tales, which introduced a revolutionary new approach to helping children sleep, which Dan Jones had developed over 15 years ago during his time working in children's homes with children who struggled to fall asleep. Relaxing Tales for Children uses these same techniques, but the stories are focused on helping children to relax, rather than helping them to fall asleep. Each of the eleven stories follow the same characters who were in the stories in Sleepy Bedtime Tales as they take on different adventures. These stories are ideal for reading to children at home to help them to relax, or to read to groups of children at 'story time'. The target age range for these stories is 4-7 year old's, although the approach works with younger and older children than this age range. The stories have all been written to be read to children, rather than by children, so that they can relax and listen along with their eyes closed imagining the stories unfold.

Summer of Blood

release date: Nov 15, 2016
Summer of Blood
From the New York Times bestselling author of Crusaders and a top authority on the historical events that inspired Game of Thrones, a vivid, blood-soaked account of one of the most famous rebellions in history—the first mass uprising by the people of England against their feudal masters. In the summer of 1381, ravaged by poverty and oppressed by taxes, the people of England rose up and demanded that their voices be heard. A ragtag army, led by the mysteri­ous Wat Tyler and the visionary preacher John Ball, rose up against the fourteen-year-old Richard II and his most powerful lords and knights, who risked their property and their lives in a desperate battle to save the English crown. Dan Jones brings this incendiary moment to life and captures both the idealism and brutality of that fate­ful summer, when a brave group of men and women dared to challenge their overlords, demand that they be treated equally, and fight for freedom.

The Wars of the Roses

release date: Oct 14, 2014
The Wars of the Roses
The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets and The Templars chronicles the next chapter in British history—the historical backdrop for Game of Thrones The inspiration for the Channel 5 series Britain's Bloody Crown The crown of England changed hands five times over the course of the fifteenth century, as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. In this riveting follow-up to The Plantagenets, celebrated historian Dan Jones describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains of history were thrown together in these turbulent times, from Joan of Arc to Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt marked the high point of the medieval monarchy, and Richard III, who murdered his own nephews in a desperate bid to secure his stolen crown. This was a period when headstrong queens and consorts seized power and bent men to their will. With vivid descriptions of the battles of Towton and Bosworth, where the last Plantagenet king was slain, this dramatic narrative history revels in bedlam and intrigue. It also offers a long-overdue corrective to Tudor propaganda, dismantling their self-serving account of what they called the Wars of the Roses.

Introduction to Hypnotherapy

release date: Oct 15, 2018
Introduction to Hypnotherapy
The way I like to teach people is from the deepest level up, rather than the surface level down. My experience is that most hypnotherapy courses and books teach the surface level information first and many never touch on the deeper nature of things. They will often give you an explanation of what hypnosis is, perhaps some history of hypnosis, and then they will teach you some techniques for doing hypnosis. When you understand the deeper nature of trance and pattern-matching and the different ways hypnosis can be evoked you don't need to have structured inductions or techniques for doing hypnosis: you can create your own ways of eliciting hypnotic responses in people in a client-centred way that is unique to each person you work with. This first volume will teach you the history of hypnosis, various theories of hypnosis including what I think hypnosis is, it will teach you different ways hypnosis can be evoked and deepened and will teach you how you can use self-hypnosis for yourself and why it can be helpful to teach clients self-hypnosis. You will also learn a selection of structured inductions, hypno-therapeutic techniques, how to carry changes from within therapy sessions into clients lives and how hypnosis fits into therapy because there is a misconception that hypnotherapy is somehow different from other psychological therapies when in-fact hypnotherapy is just some form of therapy done with hypnosis as an adjunct to that therapy, hypnosis itself isn't a therapy.This book on an introduction to hypnotherapy is the first in a planned series of ten volumes about hypnotherapy. You will also learn about the trance nature of reality, about the pattern matching brain and about responsivity.

Vodka: Shake, Muddle, Stir

release date: Oct 15, 2019
Vodka: Shake, Muddle, Stir
When it comes to boozy beverages, vodka is the undisputed king. From the Bloody Mary to the Moscow Mule, vodka is the alcoholic chameleon that is the base of the many of the world's most beloved cocktails. In Vodka: Shake, Muddle, Stir, Dan Jones introduces readers to some fun and classy ways to consume this cherished tipple. Starting with the basic kit for your home bar, and following with the best vodka-makers on the planet, you'll be shopping for your bartending tools like a pro. With more Martini and Cosmopolitan recipes than you can shake a cocktail shaker at, as well as a glut of amazing cocktails you have never even heard of, this is a collection that will enhance your drink repertoire forever.

The Plantagenets

release date: Apr 18, 2013
The Plantagenets
The New York Times bestseller, from the author of Powers and Thrones, that tells the story of Britain’s greatest and worst dynasty—“a real-life Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal) The first Plantagenet kings inherited a blood-soaked realm from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic narrative history of courage, treachery, ambition, and deception, Dan Jones resurrects the unruly royal dynasty that preceded the Tudors. They produced England’s best and worst kings: Henry II and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice a queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; their son Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and his conniving brother King John, who was forced to grant his people new rights under the Magna Carta, the basis for our own bill of rights. Combining the latest academic research with a gift for storytelling, Jones vividly recreates the great battles of Bannockburn, Crécy, and Sluys and reveals how the maligned kings Edward II and Richard II met their downfalls. This is the era of chivalry and the Black Death, the Knights Templar, the founding of parliament, and the Hundred Years’ War, when England’s national identity was forged by the sword.

Seeing the Whole Value Stream, 2nd Ed.

release date: Oct 24, 2011
Seeing the Whole Value Stream, 2nd Ed.
Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award recipientWhen the first edition of Seeing the Whole was published in 2003, the world was in a mad rush to outsource and offshore in pursuit of suppliers with drastically lower piece prices. Today the situation is very different; currencies have shifted, labor costs in many low-wage countries have risen, and the potential for squeezing further price reductions from suppliers is largely exhausted. What’s more, high product quality and rapid response to changing customer demands have proved elusive along unwieldy, opaque supply chains. Seeing the Whole Value Stream provides managers with a proven method for understanding and improving the value-creating process that suppliers share with customers. By identifying all the steps and time required to move a typical product from raw materials to finished goods, the authors show that nearly 90 percent of the actions and 99.9 percent of the time required for the supply chain's current state create no value. In addition, the method clearly shows demand amplification of orders as they travel up the supply chain, steadily growing quality problems, and steadily deteriorating shipping performance at every point up stream from the customer. Applying the method to a realistic example, the authors show how four firms sharing a value stream can create a win-win-win-win future in which everyone, including the end consumer, can be better off. The workbook goes step-by-step through an improvement process that converts the traditional supply chain of isolated, compartmentalized operations into an ideal future-state value stream in which value flows from raw materials to customer in just 6 percent of the time previously needed. The dramatically improved value stream also eliminates unnecessary transport links, inventories, and handoffs, the key drivers of hidden connectivity costs. The information in the 108-page book is supported by multiple diagrams, charts, and maps. The main sections of the book are: Getting Started The Current-State Map The Extended Value Stream Future States 1 & 2 Ideal State Perspectives on Extended Value Streams: 5 essays In response to feedback asking for examples in other sectors and questions about how to understand supply chain costs more accurately, five essays have been added to the book for this new edition. These essays demonstrate how real companies have taken on the challenge of improving their extended value streams working in collaboration with their suppliers and customers. The new essays for the book are: Spreading value-stream thinking from manufacturers to final customers through service providers—extending the wiper example. This extends the value-stream analysis in the first edition—using the same example of a windshield wiper—through the auto service system to the end customer. Applying extended value-stream thinking to retail—a look at the Tesco story. This follows the path of an individual product through a complex retail channel from manufacturer to end customer. Learning to use value-stream thinking collaboratively with suppliers and customers. This essay demonstrates how a second-tier supplier convinced much larger partners to embrace collaborative thinking about their shared value stream. Product costing in value-stream analysis. An essay on adding realistic costing to value streams to more accurately understand total cost. Seeing and configuring the global value stream. This essays shows how a manufacturer can analyze all of the value streams in a complex supply network.
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