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A Short History of Western Thought (Atlantic Books, 2012)

Stephen Trombley's A Short History of Western Thought, outlines the 2,500-year history of European ideas from the philosophers of Classical Antiquity to the thinkers of today. A Short History of Western Thought is a masterly distillation of two-and-a-half millennia of intellectual history, and a readable and entertaining crash course in Western philosophy. Atlantic, 2012

“such is the breadth of reference in this book that even experts who might blanch at the cursory treatment of their specialised subjects are bound to come across numerous things they didn't know.” The Observer

“a compressed but lucid journey through 2,500 years of philosophy from the Presocratics – the first Greek philosophers – and the rise and dominance of Christianity to the age of science and modernity.” Financial Times.


Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped

the Modern World (Atlantic Books, 2012)

Stephen Trombley's Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World traces the development of modern thought through a sequence of accessible profiles of the most influential thinkers in every domain of intellectual endeavour since 1789. Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World offers a crisp analysis of their key ideas, and in some cases a re-evaluation of their importance as we proceed into the 21st century.

”Trombley has undertaken meticulous research and achieved the astonishing result of combining brevity with depth.” Tribune


A 52-minute documentary film about the half-built housing estate in the Paris suburb of Drancy, which was turned into a concentration camp in 1941. Between 1942 and 1944, the French authorities deported 72,500 Jews from France to Nazi death camps. Only 2,500 survived. Interviews with survivors and bystanders, as well as rare archive footage, are included in the film, which explores the structure of the Holocaust in France. Produced in association with France2, The Discovery Channel, Channel Four (UK), ABC (Australia), YLE-TV2 (Finland), SVT (Sweden) and TV2 (Denmark). CableACE Award winner, 1995

“a first-class documentary....the striking clarity of tone and hard-hitting evidence are blood chilling.” Le Monde

“The film is a classic of its kind.” Telerama

“On no account to be missed.” Actualite Juive

“Profoundly shocking.” Daily Telegraph