Independent eBooks

The Independent is home to a prestigious and unparalleled stable of journalistic talent, providing reports and analysis of events from around the globe. The archive of content that has been built up over more than 25 years presents us with a wonderful opportunity to compile a unique record of history as it happened. We are pleased to present, below, a growing portfolio of eBooks, each tracking the evolution of a specific story or topic over time.

48 HOURS IN… EUROPEAN CAPITALS

48 HOURS IN… EUROPEAN CAPITALS
How to enjoy the perfect short break in 20 great cities

Every Saturday in The Independent’s award-winning Traveller section, our “48 hours” stories explore new and exciting city-break itineraries. This collection is a wonderful reference tool for travellers looking for inspiration, whether filling time while away on business or enjoying a weekend away with friends or loved ones.

The cities chosen encompass well-known and less-visited destinations, and offer travellers everything from dazzling architecture to world-class museums, designer shopping and historic landmarks. They’re blessed with a range of accommodation options to suit every budget, restaurants for every taste, and bars and cafés that offer the chance to connect with local life. These are city breaks to tell your friends about; the sort of places that you’ll want to revisit in order to discover more of their secrets.

£2.99 / $4.99

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Nelson Mandela: Remembered

NELSON MANDELA REMEMBERED
A tribute in words and pictures

As the world mourns the passing of the most admired and inspirational statesman in living memory, this unique commemorative ebook celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela. As well as poignant and profound evocations of this extraordinary man by Anthony Sampson - his biographer - and John Carlin - friend, journalist and author of the book on which “Invictus” is based - NELSON MANDELA REMEMBERED chronicles the great man’s life exhaustively and lovingly: in rarely seen pictures, in tributes from world leaders, in the recollections of those who lived close to him in his days as a freedom fighter and a prisoner, in portraits of the family man and the global icon, and, not least, in historic extracts from Mandela’s own greatest speeches. With contributions from Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, Albie Sachs, Walter Sisulu, Thabo Mbeki, Kofi Annan, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ahmed Kathrada and others, this is the definitive memorial to a man who dared to dream the impossible, and who overcame overwhelming odds to change history for the better.

£4.99 / $7.99

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Same-Sex Marriage

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This book collects reports published in The Independent over more than two decades, allowing you to retrace the long, hard journey to change, step by step, setback by setback, bold leap by bold leap. It is a story of courage, resilience, prejudice and principle, created by journalists who cannot have known, at the time, that what they were writing would one day form a chapter in a longer good news story. This book allows to you consider history as it happened and is, above all, a moving narrative of human hope and decency – which is arguably all the more moving when you know that, despite all the setbacks, there is a happy ending.

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The New Suffragettes

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A hundred years after Emily Wilding Davison threw herself under the King’s racehorse at the Derby, the rights she fought for are largely taken for granted in Britain. But there are still many places around the world where women risk their lives in pursuit of basic freedoms. This collection of interviews, profiles and first-person accounts – originally published in The Independent to mark the centenary of Davison’s death (on 8 June 1913) – celebrates some of the bravest.

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Science Made Simple

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Every child goes through a phase of asking embarrassingly simple questions. Why is the sky blue? Why do we dream? Where did the Moon come from? Even the most educated adult can be stumped by such inquiries. But the curiosity behind them – and the urge to satisfy it – lies at the heart of science.This compendium of questions and answers is based on a weekly column first launched in The Independent more than 15 years ago under the rubric “Technoquest”. It was inspired by the realisation that many readers had scientific conundrums niggling away at the back of their minds and would welcome a service that answered them.

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Robert Fisk on Algeria

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For those seeking to understand why Algeria’s tragedy matters, and what it means, there is no better place to start than here: a collection of contemporary reportage by the world’s pre-eminent Middle-East correspondent, Robert Fisk, who raised the alarm about what was happening in Algeria while the rest of the world looked away.Much of it is harrowing to read:a catalogue of man’s inhumanity to man, punctuated with shining instances of courage, kindness and humour but no less tragic for that. But it is the truth. And for anyone who wishes to understand the problems confronting us today, it is essential reading.

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How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe: Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe

Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC
Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'

British Muslims's Happy video attacked as 'sinful'

The four-minute clip by Honesty Policy has had more than 300,000 hits on YouTube
Church of England-raised Michael Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith

Michael Williams: Do as I do, not as I pray

Church of England-raised Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife
Comedian Jenny Collier: 'Sexism I experienced on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

Jenny Collier: 'Sexism on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

The comedian's appearance at a show on the eve of International Women's Day was cancelled because they had "too many women" on the bill
Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or

Cannes Film Festival

Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or
The concept album makes surprise top ten return with neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

The concept album makes surprise top ten return

Neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson is unexpected success
Lichen is the surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus, thanks to our love of Scandinavian and Indian cuisines

Lichen is surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus

Emily Jupp discovers how it can give a unique, smoky flavour to our cooking
10 best baking books

10 best baking books

Planning a spot of baking this bank holiday weekend? From old favourites to new releases, here’s ten cookbooks for you
Jury still out on Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Jury still out on Pellegrini

Draw with Sunderland raises questions over Manchester City manager's ability to motivate and unify his players
Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

The all-rounder has been hailed as future star after Ashes debut but incident in Caribbean added to doubts about discipline. Jon Culley meets a man looking to control his emotions
Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

The most prize money ever at an All-Weather race day is up for grabs at Lingfield on Friday, and the record-breaking trainer tells Jon Freeman how times have changed
Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail. If you think it's awful, then just don't watch it'

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

As the second series of his divisive sitcom 'Derek' hits screens, the comedian tells James Rampton why he'll never bow to the critics who habitually circle his work
Mad Men series 7, TV review: The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge

Mad Men returns for a final fling

The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge
Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground as there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit

Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit