Yesterday: Alexander's Lost World
David Adams journeys along the Amu Darya river in Central Asia, telling the stories of ancient civilisations discovered by Alexander the Great that flourished in the region. In the first edition, he discovers the ruins of a 4,000-year-old city in Turkmenistan.
The historian examines the reign of Charles II, a period that saw the restoration of the English crown's authority through a series of well-executed political manoeuvres and forced the king to overcome the disasters of plague and the Great Fire of London. Charles's 25-year reign avoided the war of past years - allowing the foundation of the world's first modern state to be laid.