Neil Faulkner is a historian and archaeologist. He is the author of numerous books, including A Radical History of the World (Pluto, 2018), A People's History of the Russian Revolution (Pluto, 2017) and Lawrence of Arabia's War (Yale, 2016).
The Left Book Club was a key left-wing institution of the early 20th century, Roger van Zwanenberg recalls the history of the original Left Book Club.Read full article
Neil Faulkner embarks on a myth-busting mission, to right the wrongs that history teaching and writing has accorded to our historical understanding of the Russian Revolution. Team Stalin? Team Trotsky ? Who does the Russian Revolution belong to?Read full article
In order to fully understand the vodka, blood and gunpowder of the Russian Revolution, we must see it as a process, with October as the ‘supreme moment’.Read full article
Listen to your favourite Pluto books on our Audible feed. We’ve got biographies, histories and economics books and loads more titles coming soon so stay tuned!Read full article
How does history work? In this new blog, Neil Faulkner considers how in an era of political division, the histories we recall matter.Read full article
Neil Faulkner takes five minutes to outline the overarching themes of his new book, A Radical History of the World – looking at the three main engines of history, and why history matters for movements around the world today.Watch Video
A companion resource to Neil Faulkner’s new book, A Radical History of the World, this illustrated timeline highlights some of the key events that have shaped our history.Read full article
History is a weapon. The powerful have their version. The people have another. And if we understand how the past was made, we arm ourselves to change the future.
This is the history of human society: of hominids, hunters, and herders; of...