Celts: The History and Legacy of One of the Oldest Cultures in Europe by Martin J Dougherty (Amber Books). Before the Vikings, before the Anglo-Saxons, before the Roman Empire, the Celts dominated central and western Europe. Celts reveals the truth behind the stories of the uncultured savages, naked warriors, druids and magic.
Dark History of the Catholic Church by Michael Kerrigan, Amber Books. From the persecution of the early Christians in ancient Rome, through the terrors of the anti-heresy witchhunts of the notorious Grand Inquisitor, Torquemada, to papal collaboration with the Nazis during World War II, Dark History of the Catholic Church tells the stories of heretics and pogroms, Mother Teresa and martyred priests, papal purges and crooked clergy, false prophets and faithless pontiffs.
From Genesis to the Book of Revelation, Dark History of The Bible explores some of the oldest stories in the world. Whether we are believers or not, these are some of the most influential stories in life and in art. As well as looking at the historical roots behind the stories, the book examines their inconsistencies and how they can be interpreted in different ways.
Dark History of Hollywood by Kieron Connolly, Amber Books. From the setting up of the studios by the movie moguls to the corporations that run them today, from drug addictions to McCarthy-era witch-hunts to the Mob, Dark History of Hollywood is the story of sex and excess, murder and suicide, ambition and betrayal, and how money can make almost everyone compromise. Dark History of Hollywood reveals that the stories behind the silver screen are at least as gripping as many of those on it.