• Age of Assassins: a History of Conspiracy & Political Violence, 1865-1981
    Age of Assassins: a History of Conspiracy & Political Violence, 1865-1981
    ISBN: 9780571220441
    Title: Age of Assassins: a History of Conspiracy & Political Violence, 1865-1981
    Author: NEWTON MICHAEL

    These were the crimes that were meant to change the world, and sometimes did. The book connects the killing of the Kennedys or the murder that sparked the First World War with less well-known stories, such as the Berlin shooting of an instigator of the Armenian genocide or the attack on an American 'robber baron'. Taking in Malcolm X and Queen Victoria, Adolf Hitler and Andy Warhol, Charles Manson and Emma Goldman, Tsars, Presidents, and pop stars, Age of Assassins traces the process that turned thought into action and murder into an icon.In tackling the history of political violence, the book is unique in its range and attention to detail, summoning up an age of assassination that is far from over.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
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  • Agent 110
    Agent 110
    ISBN: 9781451693393
    Title: Agent 110
    Author: MILLER SCOTT

    The "lively and engrossing" (The Wall Street Journal) story of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles built an underground network determined to take down Hitler and destroy the Third Reich.

    Agent 110 is Allen Dulles, a newly minted spy from an eminent family. From his townhouse in Bern, Switzerland, and in clandestine meetings in restaurants, back roads, and lovers' bedrooms, Dulles met with and facilitated the plots of Germans during World War II who were trying to destroy the country's leadership. Their underground network exposed Dulles to the political maneuverings of the Soviets, who were already competing for domination of Germany, and all of Europe, in the post-war period.

    Scott Miller's "absorbing and bracing" (The Seattle Times) Agent 110 explains how leaders of the German Underground wanted assurances from Germany's enemies that they would treat the country humanely after the war. If President Roosevelt backed the resistance, they would overthrow Hitler and shorten the war. But Miller shows how Dulles's negotiations fell short. Eventually he was placed in charge of the CIA in the 1950s, where he helped set the stage for US foreign policy. With his belief that the ends justified the means, Dulles had no qualms about consorting with Nazi leadership or working with resistance groups within other countries to topple governments.

    Agent 110 is "a doozy of a dossier on Allen Dulles and his early days spying during World War II" (Kirkus Reviews). "Miller skillfully weaves a double narrative of Dulles' machinations and those of the German resistance" (Booklist) to bring to life this exhilarating, and pivotal, period of world history--of desperate renegades in a dark and dangerous world where spies, idealists, and traitors match wits and blows to ensure their vision of a perfect future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00

    $29.00
  • Agent Garbo the Brilliant, Eccentric Double Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-day
    Agent Garbo the Brilliant, Eccentric Double Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-day
    ISBN: 9781921844928
    Title: Agent Garbo the Brilliant, Eccentric Double Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-day
    Author: TALTY STEPHAN

    Were the D-Day landings saved from failure because of a lone secret agent?

    Agent Garbotells the astonishing story of a self-made secret agent who matched wits with the best minds of the Third Reich - and won. Juan Pujol was a nobody, a Barcelona poultry farmer determined to oppose the Nazis. Using only his gift for daring falsehoods, Pujol became Germany's most valued agent - or double agent: it took four tries before the British believed he was really on the Allies' side.

    In the guise of Garbo, Pujol turned in a masterpiece of deception worthy of his big-screen namesake. He created an imaginary million-man army, invented armadas out of thin air, and brought a vast network of fictional subagents whirring to life. His unwitting German handlers believed every word, and banked on Garbo's lies as their only source of espionage within Great Britain.

    For his greatest performance, Pujol had to convince the German High Command that the D-Day invasion of Normandy was a feint and the real attack was aimed at Calais. The Nazis bought it, turning the tide of battle at the crucial moment.

    Based on years of archival research and interviews with Pujol's family,Agent Garbois a true-life thriller set in the shadow world of espionage and deception.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter
    Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter
    ISBN: 9781474605120
    Title: Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter
    Author: HUTTON ROBERT

    June 1940. Britain is Europe's final bastion of freedom - and Hitler's next target. But not everyone fears a Nazi invasion. In factories, offices and suburban homes are men and women determined to do all they can to hasten it. Throughout the Second World War, Britain's defence against the enemy within was Eric Roberts, a former bank clerk from Epsom. Equipped with an extraordinary ability to make people trust him, he was recruited into the shadowy world of espionage by the great spymaster Maxwell Knight. Roberts penetrated first the Communist Party and then the British Union of Fascists, before playing his greatest role for MI5 - as Hitler's man in London. Codenamed Jack King, he single-handedly built a network of hundreds of British Nazi sympathisers, with many passing secrets to him in the mistaken belief that he was a Gestapo officer. Operation Fifth Column, run by a brilliant woman scientist and a Jewish aristocrat with a sideline in bomb disposal, was kept so secret it was omitted from the reports MI5 sent to Winston Churchill. In a narrative that grips like a thriller, Robert Hutton tells the fascinating story of an operation whose existence has only recently come to light. Drawing on newly declassified documents and private family archives, Agent Jack shatters the comfortable notion that Britain could never have succumbed to fascism, and celebrates - at last - the courage of individuals who protected the country they loved at great personal risk.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Agent Storm My Life Inside Al-qaeda
    Agent Storm My Life Inside Al-qaeda
    ISBN: 9780241003787
    Title: Agent Storm My Life Inside Al-qaeda
    Author: STORM MORTEN

    Morten Storm was an unlikely Jihadist. A 6'1' red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens with a biker gang or in jail. But after converting to Islam he embarked on a transformation that led from a militant madrassa in Yemen to a close friendship with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born cleric who would emerge as al-Qaeda's greatest threat to the West.Then Storm's story took another dramatic twist. He lost his faith and was recruited by the CIA, MI6 and MI5, becoming a double agent. His ultimate mission: to bring down his mentor al-Awlaki.This is the searing memoir of a man who sought purpose in a community of believers before rejecting their extremist ideology. In a quest for atonement he lived undercover for five years, travelling the world to complete high profile missions. As well as single-handedly thwarting multiple terrorist attacks, he led the intelligence services to some of al-Qaeda's most dangerous terrorists, all the while knowing his own life was expendable.Agent Storm takes readers inside the Jihadist world like never before, showing the daily life of zealous men set on mass murder: from dodging drones with al-Qaeda leaders in the Arabian desert to Jihadist gyms in Birmingham. It also gives a rare look inside the world's most powerful spy agencies, including their tradecraft, after-hours carousing - and their ruthless use of a beautiful blonde in a honey trap.Filled with hair-raising close calls, coded messages and chilling duplicity, Agent Storm is a captivating real-life thriller.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda & the Cia
    Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda & the Cia
    ISBN: 9780241968796
    Title: Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda & the Cia
    Author: STORM MORTEN & CRUICKSHANK PAUL & LISTER TIM

    Morten Storm was an unlikely jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens in and out of trouble. A book about the Prophet Mohammed prompted his conversion to Islam, and Storm sought purpose in a community of believers. He attended a militant madrasah in Yemen, named his son Osama, and became close friends with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born terrorist cleric. But after a decade of jihadi life, he not only repudiated extremism but, in a quest for atonement, became a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence.
    "Agent Storm" takes readers inside the jihadist world like never before, showing the daily life of zealous men set on mass murder, from dodging drones with al Qaeda leaders in the Arabian desert to training in extremist gyms in Britain and performing supply drops in Kenya. The book also provides a tantalizing look at his dangerous life undercover, as Storm traveled the world for missions targeting its most dangerous terrorists, and into the most powerful spy agencies: their tradecraft, rivalries, and late-night carousing, as well as their ruthless use of a beautiful blonde in an ambitious honey trap. "Agent Storm" is a captivating, utterly unique, real-life espionage tale.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Air Force Blue
    Air Force Blue
    ISBN: 9780007433148
    Title: Air Force Blue
    Author: BISHOP PATRICK

    On 1 April 2018, the Royal Air Force will be a hundred years old – a short life by military standards but an extraordinarily important and eventful one.

    From the start it was special, standing sometimes awkwardly but always proudly a little apart from the existing services. It was a product of the modern age, whose fortunes depended on ever-more sophisticated machines and the right calibre of men to fly them and to keep them airborne.

    Its achievements between 1939 and 1945 – when it was Britain's last line of defence and the spearhead of its counter-attack, were central to the entire war effort.
    During these years, one in four of those in uniform wore air force blue and the ethos of the RAF was indistinguishable from the spirit of the nation.
    Following his bestselling books Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys, Airforce Blue tells personal stories of those who served, using the letters, diaries and memoirs of the participants to create a true picture of what it was like to be a pilot, a navigator, a gunner, a fitter or a WAAF ops room clerk. It recreates the reality of operations, whether wheeling over Kent in a Spitfire in 1940, rumbling towards the Ruhr in a Halifax the 1942 or looking down from the cockpit of a Liberator at the grey corrugated waters of the North Atlantic in 1943. It will also light up the humanity of the participants at every level; their values and motivations, their desires and ambitions.

    Air Force Blue is a substantial work of history, a monument to the wartime RAF as a whole and a must-buy for the descendants of the million-plus men and women from not just Britain but Canada, Australia and New Zealand who served.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Air Force Blue: The RAF in WWII - Spearhead of Victory
    Air Force Blue: The RAF in WWII - Spearhead of Victory
    ISBN: 9780007433155
    Title: Air Force Blue: The RAF in WWII - Spearhead of Victory
    Author: BISHOP PATRICK

    In 2018 the RAF is one hundred years old. In his new book, destined to be a classic, Patrick Bishop examines the high point of its existence - the Second World War, when the Air Force saved the nation from defeat then led the advance to victory. A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Air warfare was a terrible novelty of the modern age, requiring a new military outlook. From the beginning, the RAF's identity set it apart from the traditional services. It was innovative, flexible and comparatively meritocratic, advancing the quasi-revolutionary idea that competence was more important than background. The Air Force went into the war with inadequate machines, training and tactics, and the early phase was littered with setbacks and debacles. Then, in the summer of 1940, in full view of the population, Fighter Command won one of the decisive battles of the struggle. Thereafter the RAF was gilded with an aura of success that never tarnished, going on to make a vital contribution to Allied victory in all theatres. Drawing from diaries, letters, memoirs, and interviews, Air Force Blue captures the nature of combat in the skies over the corrugated wastes of the Atlantic, the sands of the Western Desert and the jungles of Burma. It also brings to life the intensely lived dramas, romances, friendships and fun that were as important a part of the experience as the fighting.Air Force Blue portrays the spirit of the RAF - its heart and soul - during its finest hours. It is essential reading for the millions in Britain and the Commonwealth whose loved ones served, and for anyone who wants to understand the Second World War.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Air Raid
    Air Raid
    ISBN: 9780857420794
    Title: Air Raid
    Author: KLUGE ALEXANDER

    On April 8, 1945, several American bomber squadrons were informed that their German targets were temporarily unavailable due to cloud cover. As it was too late to turn back, the assembled ordnance of more than two hundred bombers was diverted to nearby Halberstadt. A mid-sized cathedral town of no particular industrial or strategic importance, Halberstadt was almost totally destroyed, and a then-thirteen-year-old Alexander Kluge watched his town burn to the ground. Translated by Martin Chalmers, Kluge's "Air Raid "is a touchstone event in German literature of the postwar era. Incorporating photographs, diagrams, and drawings, Kluge captures the overwhelming rapidity and totality of the organized destruction of his town from numerous perspectives, bringing to life both the strategy from above and the futility of the response on the ground. Originally published in German in 1977, this exquisite report, fragmentary and unfinished, is one of Kluge's most personal works and one of the best examples of his literary technique. Now available for the first time in English, "Air Raid "appears with additional new stories by the author and features an appreciation of the work by W. G. Sebald. "More than a few of Kluge's many books are essential, brilliant achievements. None are without great interest."--Susan Sontag

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00

    $46.00
  • Alan Turing: the Enigma
    Alan Turing: the Enigma
    ISBN: 9780099116417
    Title: Alan Turing: the Enigma
    Author: HODGES ANDREW

    Andrew Hodges's biography of Alan Turing, the brilliant Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma code and indeed was the the father of the modern computer, was regarded as 'the paperback buy of the season' (Sunday Times) when it was first published. It is now reissued in Vintage with a new preface.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • All Behind You, Winston Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45
    All Behind You, Winston Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45
    ISBN: 9781781316641
    Title: All Behind You, Winston Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45
    Author: HERMISTON ROGER


    On 14 May 1940, the Evening Standard published a cartoon with the caption "All Behind You, Winston". It showed Churchill, the freshly installed prime minister, rolling up his sleeves to confront the oncoming menace of Nazi Germany. In his wake, leading the endless ranks of the British people, marched the most prominent figures of his new coalition government.


    It was a potent expression of a moment when Britons of every class were truly all in it together. It also contained a truth that Churchill's titanic historical reputation has since eclipsed: that neither he nor the country would have prevailed but for the joint effort of this remarkable "ministry of all the talents". Indeed, without the vital support of the Labour Party, and its leader Clement Attlee, Churchill might never have become prime minister at all.


    Now Roger Hermiston tells the story of the men -- and women --& who steered Britain through its darkest hour, showing how they helped to win the Second World War, and how they laid the foundations of the "New Jerusalem" that followed. Along the way, he explores the roles played by characters as diverse as the mercurial newspaper magnate Lord Beaverbrook, who supplied the planes that won the Battle of Britain; the pugnacious trade union baron Ernest Bevin, who kept the nation working; Lord Woolton, the minister for food -- a man so widely loved he was dubbed "Uncle Fred"; and Sir John Anderson, one of the first people to contemplate the awful power of the atom bomb. Hermiston also considers the achievements of more junior ministers, including the only two women in Churchill's government: the left-wing firebrand Ellen Wilkinson, and the Conservative Florence Horsbrugh, who played a pivotal role alleviating the suffering inflicted by the Blitz.


    Five years after that cartoon, Churchill predicted that history would shine a light on "every helmet" of his"great coalition". As it was, many were forgotten. This book seeks to recover their memory, and to celebrate a generation of politicians who rose above party to put their country first.&


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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • All Behind You, Winston: Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45
    All Behind You, Winston: Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45
    ISBN: 9781781313312
    Title: All Behind You, Winston: Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45
    Author: HERMISTON ROGER


    On 14 May 1940, the Evening Standard published a cartoon with the caption 'All Behind You, Winston'. It showed Churchill, the freshly installed prime minister, rolling up his sleeves to confront the oncoming menace of Nazi Germany. In his wake, leading the endless ranks of the British people, marched the most prominent figures of his new coalition government.


    It was a potent expression of a moment when Britons of every class were truly all in it together. It also contained a truth that Churchill's titanic historical reputation has since eclipsed: that neither he nor the country would have prevailed but for the joint effort of this remarkable 'ministry of all the talents'. Indeed, without the vital support of the Labour Party, and its leader Clement Attlee, Churchill might never have become prime minister at all.


    Now Roger Hermiston tells the story of the men - and women - who steered Britain through its darkest hour, showing how they helped to win the Second World War, and how they laid the foundations of the 'New Jerusalem' that followed. Along the way, he explores the roles played by characters as diverse as the mercurial newspaper magnate Lord Beaverbrook, who supplied the planes that won the Battle of Britain; the pugnacious trade union baron Ernest Bevin, who kept the nation working; Lord Woolton, the minister for food - a man so widely loved he was dubbed 'Uncle Fred'; and Sir John Anderson, one of the first people to contemplate the awful power of the atom bomb. Hermiston also considers the achievements of more junior ministers, including the only two women in Churchill's government: the left-wing firebrand Ellen Wilkinson, and the Conservative Florence Horsbrugh, who played a pivotal role alleviating the suffering inflicted by the Blitz.


    Five years after that cartoon, Churchill predicted that history would shine a light on 'every helmet' of his 'great coalition'. As it was, many were forgotten. This book seeks to recover their memory, and to celebrate a generation of politicians who rose above party to put their country first. & & &


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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • All Hell Let Loose: the World at War 1939-1945
    All Hell Let Loose: the World at War 1939-1945
    ISBN: 9780007450725
    Title: All Hell Let Loose: the World at War 1939-1945
    Author: HASTINGS MAX

    The Second World War was an experience like no other, and the many men and women who lived through it struggled to find the words to describe what they faced. In this definitive, single-volume history of a war that continues to fascinate and horrify us in equal measure, Max Hastings brings together the many realities that emerged from this period, touching on almost every country in the world.
    With its battlefields dispersed across the globe, the vastness of the Second World War was unparalleled. This was a time when nearly everything which civilized people took for granted in peace time was invalidated or destroyed. Between 1939 and 1945, 27,000 people died, on average, every single day.
    In this seminal book, Hastings stresses that it is impossible to compare the suffering of people during WWII - it would have seemed monstrous to a British soldier facing a mortar barrage, with his comrades dying around him, to be told that Russian casualties were many times greater. However, there were some aspects of wartime experience that were virtually universal: fear and grief; the conscription of young men and women for new lives remote from their choice, and mass migration. ALL HELL LET LOOSE charts these experiences, along with the numerous battles on land, at sea and in the air, all over the world, that form the greatest event in human history.
    Using a huge range of sources, including new material from Russia, Italy and Poland, ALL HELL LET LOOSE is not only a magnificent and movingly written book; it is arguably one of the most important books on the Second World War ever published.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • All in the Education of General David Petraeus
    All in the Education of General David Petraeus
    ISBN: 9781594203183
    Title: All in the Education of General David Petraeus
    Author: BROADWELL PAULA & LOEB VERNON

    An unprecedented, all-access examination of "the most successful U.S. general of his generation" (The Wall Street Journal)

    The serving CIA director, retired General David Petraeus, is arguably the most transformative leader the American military has seen since the generation of General George Marshall. International security expert Paula Broadwell examines Petraeus's career, his intellectual development as a soldier, and his impact on the United States military in this gripping portrait of strategic leadership. Broadwell was embedded with the general, his staff, and his soldiers on the front lines to chronicle his command in the crucible of war. Allowed unprecedented access by Petraeus, his mentors, and his subordinates, Broadwell draws on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews to tell the inside story of this commander's development and leadership from every vantage point.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • All In: the Education of General David Petraeus
    All In: the Education of General David Petraeus
    ISBN: 9780143122999
    Title: All In: the Education of General David Petraeus
    Author: BROADWELL PAULA & LOEB VERNON

    General David Petraeus is the most transformative leader the American military has seen since the generation of Marshall. In theNew York TimesbestsellerAll In, military expert Paula Broadwell examines Petraeus's career, his intellectual development as a military officer, and his impact on the U.S. military.
    Afforded extensive access by General Petraeus, his mentors, his subordinates, and his longtime friends, Broadwell reported on the front lines of fighting and at the strategic command in Afghanistan to chronicle the experiences of this American general as they were brought to bear in the terrible crucible of war.All Indraws on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with Petraeus and his top officers and soldiers to tell the inside story of this commander's development and leadership in war.

    When Petraeus assumed command in Afghanistan in July 2010, the conflict looked as bleak as at any moment in America's nine years on the ground there. Petraeus's defining idea—counterinsurgency—was immediate put to its most difficult test: the hard lessons learned during the surge in Iraq were to be applied in a radically different theater.All Inexamines the impact in Afghanistan of new counterinsurgency as well as counterterrorism strategies through the commands of several Petraeus protégés.

    Broadwell examines his evolution as a solider from his education at West Point in the wake of Vietnam to his earlier service in Central America, Haiti, Kuwait, Bosnia, and Iraq.All Inalso documents the general's role in the war in Washington, going behind the scenes of negotiations during policy reviews of the war in Afghanistan in Congress, the Pentagon, and the White House.

    Broadwell ultimately appraises Petraeus's impact on the entire U.S. military: Thanks to this man's influence, the military is better prepared to fight using a comprehensive blend of civil-military activities. As America surveys a decade of untraditional warfare, this much is clear: The career of General David Petraeus profoundly shaped our military and left an indelible mark on its rising leaders.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor
    All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor
    ISBN: 9780062645364
    Title: All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor
    Author: STRATTON DONALD & GIRE KEN


    The extraordinary first and only memoir by a survivor of the USS Arizona, published in conjunction with the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl Harbor.


    An unforgettable and moving story of tragedy, heroism, resilience, and redemption that is sure to become an enduring document of American history, All the Brave Men& is a sailor's eyewitness, moment-by-moment account of the Japanese surprise attack that decimated the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii on December 7, 1941,& and and his inspiring return to active duty to carry on the Allied fight in the Pacific.


    On December 7, 1941, the Arizona was moored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, alongside seven other American battleships. At 7:55 a.m., the leisurely Sunday morning's serenity was broken by the drone of bomb-laden Japanese Zeros swooping from the sky. The Arizona was the first battleship targeted in a massive surprise attack by the Empire of Japan; 353 imperial war planes swarmed Battleship Row and neighboring Hickam Airfield in a meticulously planned assault launched to cripple America's Pacific Fleet.


    Amid the terrifying chaos of explosions and incessant machine gun fire, nineteen-year-old Seaman First Class Donald Stratton raced to his battle station on the Arizona. Barely fifteen minutes into the attack, a 1,760-pound armor-piercing bomb hit the ship, setting off a million pounds of munitions and 180,000 gallons of aviation fuel aboard. The explosion lifted the massive battleship out of the water causing the forward deck to buckle, and engulfed it in an enormous fifty-foot fireball that tore through the anti-aircraft platform where Don and his team were stationed.


    Burned over more than sixty-five percent of his body, Don and his gunnery team miraculously escaped the inferno; using their charred hands, they climbed across a seventy-foot-long rope stretched forty-five feet above flaming, oil-slicked water to reach the Vestal moored nearby. While Don made it out alive, 1,177 of his crewmates perished--more than half the American casualty total of the attack.


    But this remarkable story does not end here. After more than a year of grueling treatment, including learning to walk again, Don recovered and doggedly battled Navy bureaucracy to re-enlist. Determined to take the fight to the enemy, he participated in some of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific, including the invasion of New Guinea, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.


    Told in remarkable, never-before-revealed first-person detail, this powerful and uplifting memoir of war and survival resonates with the spirit, heart, and undaunted courage of such beloved bestsellers as Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • All the King's Men: the British Redcoat in the Era of Sword & Musket
    All the King's Men: the British Redcoat in the Era of Sword & Musket
    ISBN: 9780141027937
    Title: All the King's Men: the British Redcoat in the Era of Sword & Musket
    Author: DAVID SAUL

    Between 1660 and 1815 British supremacy on foreign soil was near total. Central to this success was the humble redcoat soldier who showed heroism in battle and stoicism in peace, despite appalling treatment. This is their story: of brutal discipline and inedible food, of loyalty and low pay, of barracks and battlefield - of victory, defeat, life and death.'Filled with swashbuckling derring-do, the reek of blood and gunpowder, combined with shrewd analysis of power, war and psychology.'& Simon Sebag Montefiore'From Wolfe's audacious scaling of the Heights of Abraham to Wellington's precarious victory at Waterloo, the pages are filled with a heady mixture of heroism, incompetence, devilish tactics and plain good luck. Those wishing to immerse themselves in this golden age of British military success will relish David's fine piece of history.'& Sunday Times'An extraordinary story, packed with drama, incident and great characters. David combines a clear and powerful narrative with shrewd judgements, illuminating vignettes and fresh and telling detail.'& Patrick Bishop, Country Life'Very good, wonderful . . . makes one's heart beat faster. A thoroughly engaging account.'& Daily Telegraph'Highly readable, thoughtful and compelling.'& Andrew Roberts, Mail on Sunday

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • All the Kings Men: the British Soldier from the Restoration to Waterloo
    All the Kings Men: the British Soldier from the Restoration to Waterloo
    ISBN: 9780670916634
    Title: All the Kings Men: the British Soldier from the Restoration to Waterloo
    Author: DAVID SAUL

    "The British soldier," wrote a Prussian officer who served with Wellington, "is vigorous, well fed, by nature highly brave and intrepid, trained to the most vigorous discipline, and admirably well armed... These circumstances explain how this army ... has never yet been defeated in the field."From the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the Downfall of Napoleon in 1815, Britain won a series of major wars against France that enabled her to lay the foundations of a global empire. By Waterloo, she was the paramount maritime and industrial power in the world, and would remain so for much of the nineteenth century.This is the story of that extraordinary century and a half of martial success and the people who made it possible: the soldier-kings William III and the first two Georges; the generals Marlborough, Wolfe, Moore and Wellington; and the ordinary British redcoats who - despite harsh service conditions that included low pay, poor housing, inadequate food and brutal discipline - rarely let their commanders down in battles as far afield as Blenheim, Plassey, Quebec and Waterloo.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Allied Intelligence Handbook of the German Army, 1939 - 1945
    Allied Intelligence Handbook of the German Army, 1939 - 1945
    ISBN: 9781844864263
    Title: Allied Intelligence Handbook of the German Army, 1939 - 1945
    Author: BULL STEPHEN


    What did the British or American soldier know about the German Army? Was this knowledge accurate--and just how did he know it? There have been several 'handbooks' of Second World War armies, but they never tell us exactly what the Allied soldier knew at the time, or how he was informed. This is of importance because it influenced both conduct on the battlefield, and the way in which the soldier thought about his enemy. The book explains the background history of the organizations involved, followed by short chapters based around a series of original documents. This puts the original into context and also discusses whether the document that follows was correct in the picture it painted, and what can be deduced about sources and the concerns of the intelligence officers who compiled the material. Most of the documents were produced at the time, by the British War Office or US War Department, and cover different aspects of the German Army, including tactics, weapons, and uniforms.


    Subjects include: Allied intelligence on the German Army from 1930 onwards, British SIS / MI6 and US Military Intelligence. The organizations responsible, how they worked, and how they changed very rapidly with the coming of war. The role of technology, modern--like the radio transmitter, ancient--as in scouring libraries and periodicals, reports on military maneuvers and parades. Limitations of 'Ultra' The German army itself, from the tiny force left after Versailles, to the rapid expansion in the late 1930s. Innovation in tanks, tactics, machine guns, rocket weaponry. The problems of gathering intelligence, not just danger, but finance, asking the right questions and the limitations of reporting and distribution.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Alone Britain: Churchill, & Dunkirk - Defeat into Victory
    Alone Britain: Churchill, & Dunkirk - Defeat into Victory
    ISBN: 9781631494918
    Title: Alone Britain: Churchill, & Dunkirk - Defeat into Victory
    Author: KORDA MICHAEL

    No one can evince the drama of what actually happened at Dunkirk in the year 1940 with as "great narrative skill and superb delineation" (David McCullough) as Michael Korda, the historian and legendary book editor. As dramatized in Christopher Nolan's film Dunkirk, May 1940 was a month like no other: Germany's war machine blazed into France, the impregnable Maginot Line crumbled, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister as Britain, isolated and alone, faced a triumphant Nazi Germany. Against this vast canvas, best-selling author Michael Korda relates his own personal story, "by turns charming, powerful and poignant" (Minneapolis Star Tribune): that of a six-year-old boy from a glamorous movie family who would himself be evacuated. Weaving together "eyewitness detail and a fine sense of drama" (Boston Globe) to form an epic of remarkable originality, Alone movingly captures a moment of historic triumph--when an unlikely flotilla of destroyers brought 300,000 men home to safety.

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  • Amazing Weapons that Never Were Robots, Flying Tanks & Other Machines of War: Popular Mechanics
    Amazing Weapons that Never Were Robots, Flying Tanks & Other Machines of War: Popular Mechanics
    ISBN: 9781588168627
    Title: Amazing Weapons that Never Were Robots, Flying Tanks & Other Machines of War: Popular Mechanics
    Author: BENFORD GREGORY & THE EDITORS OF POPULAR MECHANICS

    Between 1910 and 1970, scientists and military experts made hundreds of predictions inPopular Mechanicsabout the future of warfare. Some of those prophecies were downright nuts, while others veered eerily close to reality. This collection of vintage articles, with their stunning original art, will spark the imagination of every military buff, retrophile, and futurist. And the jacket unfolds into an amazing 24" x 19" poster of fantastic machines, blasters, and flying tanks. Astrophysics professor, science-fiction author, and NASA advisor Gregory Benford provides an introduction to every chapter.


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  • Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude Van Tijn & the Fate of the Dutch Jews
    Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude Van Tijn & the Fate of the Dutch Jews
    ISBN: 9780674281387
    Title: Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude Van Tijn & the Fate of the Dutch Jews
    Author: WASSERSTEIN BERNARD

    In May 1941, Gertrude van Tijn arrived in Lisbon on a mission of mercy from Germanâe#144;occupied Amsterdam. She came with Nazi approval to the capital of neutral Portugal to negotiate the departure from Hitler's Europe of thousands of German and Dutch Jews. Was this middleâe#144;aged Jewish woman, burdened with such a terrible responsibility, merely a pawn of the Nazis, or was her journey a genuine opportunity to save large numbers of Jews from the gas chambers? In such impossible circumstances, what is just action, and what is complicity? A moving account of courage and of all-too-human failings in the face of extraordinary moral challenges, The Ambiguity of Virtue tells the story of Van Tijn's work on behalf of her fellow Jews as the avenues that might save them were closed off. Between 1933 and 1940 Van Tijn helped organize Jewish emigration from Germany. After the Germans occupied Holland, she worked for the Naziâe#144;appointed Jewish Council in Amsterdam and enabled many Jews to escape. Some later called her a heroine for the choices she made; others denounced her as a collaborator. Bernard Wasserstein's haunting narrative draws readers into the twilight world of wartime Europe, to expose the wrenching dilemmas that confronted Jews under Nazi occupation. Gertrude van Tijn's experience raises crucial questions about German policy toward the Jews, about the role of the Jewish Council, and about Dutch, American, and British responses to the persecution and mass murder of Jews on an unimaginable scale.

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    Price: $50.00
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  • America's Needless Wars: Cautionary Tales of Us Involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam & Iraq
    America's Needless Wars: Cautionary Tales of Us Involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam & Iraq
    ISBN: 9781633882898
    Title: America's Needless Wars: Cautionary Tales of Us Involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam & Iraq
    Author: CONTOSTA DAVID R

    This eye-opening book takes a unique approach to the history of U.S. foreign policy by examining three unrelated conflicts, all of which ended tragically and resulted in the deaths of millions on both sides. By analyzing what went wrong in each case, the author uncovers a pattern of errors that should serve as a precaution for future decision makers contemplating a conflict abroad.
    Why did President McKinley oppose Filipino independence forces if his motivation was truly to help Filipinos overthrow Spanish domination? Why did several U.S. presidents ignore the failures of the French in Vietnam and reject peace overtures from popular revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh to bring the conflict to an early end? And how could American leaders have been so wrong about Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction and then let Iraq devolve into chaos after overthrowing the dictator?
    Historian David R. Contosta has sifted through official hearings, media investigations, public documents, memoirs of those for and against the conflicts, and numerous histories to uncover the answers to these questions. The common thread that links these wars from different centuries is that political leaders all too often have acted out of ignorance, arrogance, fear, and partisan gamesmanship. These lapses were compounded by the failure of the media to inform the public accurately and dispassionately. The sad result is that America has paid a high price in lost lives and tarnished national reputation.
    As the author notes in conclusion, if American exceptionalism is to have any meaning, then we must honestly appraise our past foreign-policy blunders to ensure wiser political action in the future.

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  • America's War for the Greater Middle East: a Military History
    America's War for the Greater Middle East: a Military History
    ISBN: 9780553393958
    Title: America's War for the Greater Middle East: a Military History
    Author: BACEVICH ANDREW J

    LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD A searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades from retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich, with a new afterword by the author

    From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in action anywhere else. What caused this shift? Andrew J. Bacevich, one of the country s most respected voices on foreign affairs, offers an incisive critical history of this ongoing military enterprise now more than thirty years old and with no end in sight.
    During the 1980s, Bacevich argues, a great transition occurred. As the Cold War wound down, the United States initiated a new conflict a War for the Greater Middle East that continues to the present day. The long twilight struggle with the Soviet Union had involved only occasional and sporadic fighting. But as this new war unfolded, hostilities became persistent. From the Balkans and East Africa to the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, U.S. forces embarked upon a seemingly endless series of campaigns across the Islamic world. Few achieved anything remotely like conclusive success. Instead, actions undertaken with expectations of promoting peace and stability produced just the opposite. As a consequence, phrases like permanent war and open-ended war have become part of everyday discourse.
    Connecting the dots in a way no other historian has done before, Bacevich weaves a compelling narrative out of episodes as varied as the Beirut bombing of 1983, the Mogadishu firefight of 1993, the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the rise of ISIS in the present decade. Understanding what America s costly military exertions have wrought requires seeing these seemingly discrete events as parts of a single war. It also requires identifying the errors of judgment made by political leaders in both parties and by senior military officers who share responsibility for what has become a monumental march to folly. This Bacevich unflinchingly does.
    A twenty-year army veteran who served in Vietnam, Andrew J. Bacevich brings the full weight of his expertise to this vitally important subject. America s War for the Greater Middle East is a bracing after-action report from the front lines of history. It will fundamentally change the way we view America s engagement in the world s most volatile region.
    Praise for America s War for the Greater Middle East

    Bacevich is thought-provoking, profane and fearless. . . . His] call for Americans to rethink their nation s militarized approach to the Middle East is incisive, urgent and essential. TheNew York Times Book Review
    Bacevich s magnum opus . . . a deft and rhythmic polemic aimed at America s failures in the Middle East from the end of Jimmy Carter s presidency to the present. Robert D. Kaplan, The Wall Street Journal
    A critical review of American policy and military involvement . . . Those familiar with Bacevich s work will recognize the clarity of expression, the devastating directness and the coruscating wit that characterize the writing of one of the most articulate and incisive living critics of American foreign policy. The Washington Post
    A] monumental new work. The Huffington Post
    An unparalleled historical tour de force certain to affect the formation of future U.S. foreign policy. Lieutenant General Paul K. Van Riper, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)"

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  • America's War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts
    America's War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts
    ISBN: 9781250069771
    Title: America's War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts
    Author: MCCARTNEY JAMES

    When President Dwight D. Eisenhower prepared to leave the White House in 1961, he did so with an ominous message for the American people about the "disastrous rise" of the military-industrial complex. Fifty years later, the complex has morphed into a virtually unstoppable war machine, one that dictates U.S. economic and foreign policy in a direct and substantial way.Based on his experiences as an award-winning Washington-based reporter covering national security, James McCartney presents a compelling history, from the Cold War to present day that shows that the problem is far worse and far more wide-reaching than anything Eisenhower could have imagined. Big Military has become "too big to fail" and has grown to envelope the nation's political, cultural and intellectual institutions. These centers of power and influence, including the now-complicit White House and Congress, have a vested interest in preparing and waging unnecessary wars. The authors persuasively argue that not one foreign intervention in the past 50 years has made us or the world safer.With additions by Molly Sinclair McCartney, a fellow journalist with 30 years of experience, "America's War Machine" provides the context for today's national security state and explains what can be done about it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • American Badass the True Story of a Modern Day Spartan
    American Badass the True Story of a Modern Day Spartan
    ISBN: 9780989483506
    Title: American Badass the True Story of a Modern Day Spartan
    Author: COMSTOCK DALE


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    Price: $32.00
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  • American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets
    American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets
    ISBN: 9781578066490
    Title: American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets
    Author: SAMUEL WOLFGANG W. E.


    At the close of World War II, Allied forces faced frightening new German secret weapons--buzz bombs, V-2's, and the first jet fighters. When Hitler's war machine began to collapse, the race was on to snatch these secrets before the Soviet Red Army found them.
    The last battle of World War II, then, was not for military victory but for the technology of the Third Reich. In American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets, Wolfgang W. E. Samuel assembles from official Air Force records and survivors' interviews the largely untold stories of the disarmament of the once mighty Luftwaffe and of Operation Lusty--the hunt for Nazi technologies.
    In April 1945 American armies were on the brink of winning their greatest military victory, yet America's technological backwardness was shocking when measured against that of the retreating enemy. Senior officers, including the Commanding General of the Army Air Forces Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold, knew all too well the seemingly overwhelming victory was less than it appeared. There was just too much luck involved in its outcome.
    Two intrepid American Army Air Forces colonels set out to regain America's technological edge. One, Harold E. Watson, went after the German jets; the other, Donald L. Putt, went after the Nazis' intellectual capital--their world-class scientists.
    With the help of German and American pilots, Watson brought the jets to America; Putt persevered as well and succeeded in bringing the German scientists to the Army Air Forces' aircraft test and evaluation center at Wright Field. A young P-38 fighter pilot, Lloyd Wenzel, a Texan of German descent, then turned these enemy aliens into productive American citizens--men who built the rockets that took America to the moon, conquered the sound barrier, and laid the foundation for America's civil and military aviation of the future.
    American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets details the contest won, a triumph that shaped America's victories in the Cold War.



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  • American Secret Projects Vol 1
    American Secret Projects Vol 1
    ISBN: 9781906537487
    Title: American Secret Projects Vol 1
    Author: BUTTLER T & GRIFFITH A


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    Price: $80.00
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  • American Sniper the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in Us Military History
    American Sniper the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in Us Military History
    ISBN: 9780062082350
    Title: American Sniper the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in Us Military History
    Author: KYLE CHRIS


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  • American Sniper: the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U. S. Military History
    American Sniper: the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U. S. Military History
    ISBN: 9780062238863
    Title: American Sniper: the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U. S. Military History
    Author: KYLE CHRIS

    Former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle tells the story of his legendary career, from 1999-2009, during which time he recorded the most confirmed sniper kills (officially a record 155, though the real number is even much higher) in the history of the United States military, any branch, from 1776 to present. Nicknamed "The Legend" by his fellow SEALS, Kyle's service in Iraq and Afghanistan earned him seven medals for bravery, including two Silver Stars. With the pacing of thriller, American Sniper vividly recounts Chief Kyle's experiences at key battles, including the March on Baghdad (beginning of Iraq War), Fallujah, Ramadi, and Sadr City. He was shot in both the helmet and back; he witnessed the death of his two closest friends. After his combat deployments, Kyle became the SEAL's chief sniper instructor, and he literally wrote the book on being a sniper: the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, which is the first Navy SEAL sniper manual. Today he is the CEO of an international security and training corporation. American Sniper is the story of the accomplishments of a husband and father who went from a Texas rodeo cowboy to his country's most legendary sniper. It describes the challenges of keeping a marriage and family together, and how after four deployments, Kyle ultimately chose to return to his wife and two children. This is also the story of the men of SEAL Team 3 who fought and died as brothers with Kyle. American Sniper provides a rare, first-hand glimpse at the elite world of the SEALs and combat snipers who fought in a war where the Rules of Engagement only allowed for precise surgical strikes at the heart of a well-trained and well-organized opposition force, which had virtually no Rules of Engagement.

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  • American Sniper: the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U. S. Military History Film Tie-in
    American Sniper: the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U. S. Military History Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9780062401724
    Title: American Sniper: the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U. S. Military History Film Tie-in
    Author: KYLE CHRIS

    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD.
    He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called "the devil" by the enemies he hunted and "the legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers . . .
    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyle's kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared him so much they placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow U.S. warriors, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle's masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

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  • An Englishman Abroad: SOE Agent Dick Mallaby's Italian Missions, 1943-45
    An Englishman Abroad: SOE Agent Dick Mallaby's Italian Missions, 1943-45
    ISBN: 9781472835444
    Title: An Englishman Abroad: SOE Agent Dick Mallaby's Italian Missions, 1943-45
    Author: BARNESCHI GIANLUCA


    Now available in paperback, this is the dramatic account of the missions of a real-life James Bond, Special Operations Executive agent Dick Mallaby, in Italy during World War II.


    Based on 20 years of research, and now available in paperback, this is the true story of a real-life James Bond. The debonair Special Operations Executive agent Richard "Dick" Mallaby was the first Briton to be sent to Italy as an SOE operative, parachuted unceremoniously into Lake Como in August 1943. Arrested and initially tortured by the Italian authorities, he managed to sweet-talk his way out of trouble, and helped Marshal Pietro Badoglio and King Victor Emmanuel III escape to the Allied lines. He also helped negotiate the armistice with Italy, for which he was awarded the Military Cross.


    He was back in action in 1945, when he crossed into Fascist-controlled northern Italy from Switzerland but was swiftly captured and interrogated by the SS. Narrowly avoiding a firing squad once again, he helped to secure the surrender of 800,000 German forces in Italy in May 1945. This is the story of his incredible life.



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  • Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life & Death of a Town Called Buczacz
    Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life & Death of a Town Called Buczacz
    ISBN: 9781451684544
    Title: Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life & Death of a Town Called Buczacz
    Author: BARTOV OMER

    "A substantive contribution to the history of ethnic strife and extreme violence" (The Wall Street Journal) and a cautionary examination of how genocide can take root at the local level--turning neighbors, friends, and family against one another--as seen through the eastern European border town of Buczacz during World War II.

    For more than four hundred years, the Eastern European border town of Buczacz--today part of Ukraine--was home to a highly diverse citizenry. It was here that Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews all lived side by side in relative harmony. Then came World War II, and three years later the entire Jewish population had been murdered by German and Ukrainian police, while Ukrainian nationalists eradicated Polish residents. In truth, though, this genocide didn't happen so quickly.

    In Anatomy of a Genocide, Omer Bartov explains that ethnic cleansing doesn't occur as is so often portrayed in popular history, with the quick ascent of a vitriolic political leader and the unleashing of military might. It begins in seeming peace, slowly and often unnoticed, the culmination of pent-up slights and grudges and indignities. The perpetrators aren't just sociopathic soldiers. They are neighbors and friends and family. They are also middle-aged men who come from elsewhere, often with their wives and children and parents, and settle into a life of bourgeois comfort peppered with bouts of mass murder.

    For more than two decades Bartov, whose mother was raised in Buczacz, traveled extensively throughout the region, scouring archives and amassing thousands of documents rarely seen until now. He has also made use of hundreds of first-person testimonies by victims, perpetrators, collaborators, and rescuers. Anatomy of a Genocide profoundly changes our understanding of the social dynamics of mass killing and the nature of the Holocaust as a whole. Bartov's book isn't just an attempt to understand what happened in the past. It's a warning of how it could happen again, in our own towns and cities--much more easily than we might think.

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    Price: $31.00

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  • Ancient Warfare
    Ancient Warfare
    ISBN: 9780752454719
    Title: Ancient Warfare
    Author: CARMAN JOHN ET AL


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  • Angels of Mercy: Nurses on the Western Front 1914 -1918
    Angels of Mercy: Nurses on the Western Front 1914 -1918
    ISBN: 9781843410638
    Title: Angels of Mercy: Nurses on the Western Front 1914 -1918
    Author: CROFTON EILEEN & DALYELL TAM (FOREWORD BY)

    This is the story of the wartime experiences of a group of women who ran a field hospital near the trenches during World War I, often under conditions of great hardship. The text draws on the women's diaries and letters home. The Scottish Women's Hospitals unit offered their services to France and opened a hospital in the ancient Abbey of Royaumont, near Paris. The hospital operated from 1915 to 1919 and became famous for its nursing care, cleanliness and efficiency, recognised by the French authorities as a key wartime hospital.

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    Price: $36.00
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  • Anne Frank Remembered
    Anne Frank Remembered
    ISBN: 9781847398222
    Title: Anne Frank Remembered
    Author: GIES MIEP


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    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the Uss George H. W. Bush
    Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the Uss George H. W. Bush
    ISBN: 9780307911582
    Title: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the Uss George H. W. Bush
    Author: DYER GEOFF

    From a writer "whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down makes him] an exemplar of our era" (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers. As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. "Another Great Day at Sea" chronicles Dyer's experiences on the USS "George H.W. Bush" as he navigates the routines and protocols of "carrier-world," from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of five thousand to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear. Meeting the Captain, the F-18 pilots and the dentists, experiencing everything from a man-overboard alert to the Steel Beach Party, Dyer guides us through the most AIE (acronym intensive environment) imaginable. A lanky Englishman (could he really be both the tallest and the oldest person on the ship?) in a deeply American world, with its constant exhortations to improve, to do better, Dyer brilliantly records the daily life on board the ship, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity, dedication and optimism, become forms of self-expression. In the process it becomes clear why Geoff Dyer has been widely praised as one of the most original--and funniest--voices in literature. "Another Great Day at Sea" is the definitive work of an author whose books defy definition.

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    Price: $46.00
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  • Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the Uss George H. W. Bush
    Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the Uss George H. W. Bush
    ISBN: 9781922182739
    Title: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the Uss George H. W. Bush
    Author: DYER GEOFF


    From a writer whose books succeed in either subverting or creating genres comes a unique look at an inaccessible world

    In November 2011, Geoff Dyer fulfilled a childhood dream of spending time on an aircraft carrier. Dyer's stay on the USS George Bush, on active service in the Arabian Gulf, proved even more intense, memorable, and frequently hilarious, than he could ever have hoped. In Dyer's hands, the warship becomes a microcosm for a stocktaking of modern Western life: religion, drugs, chauvinism, farting, gyms, steaks, prayer, parental death, relationships, and how to have a beach party with 5000 people on a giant floating hunk of steel. Piercingly perceptive and gloriously funny, this is a unique book about work, war, and entering other worlds.



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  • Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the Uss George H. W. Bush
    Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the Uss George H. W. Bush
    ISBN: 9781782113362
    Title: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the Uss George H. W. Bush
    Author: DYER GEOFF

    As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great Day at Seachronicles Dyer's experiences on the USS George H.W. Bushas he navigates the routines and protocols of 'carrier-world', from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of five thousand to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear. Meeting the Captain, the F-18 pilots and the dentists, experiencing everything from a man-overboard alert to the Steel Beach Party, Dyer guides us through the most AIE (acronym intensive environment) imaginable. A lanky Englishman (could he really be both the tallest and the oldest person on the ship?) in a deeply American world, with its constant exhortations to improve, to do better, Dyer brilliantly records the daily life on board the ship, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity, dedication and optimism, become forms of self-expression. In the process it becomes clear why Geoff Dyer has been widely praised as one of the most original - and funniest - voices in literature. Another Great Day at Seais the definitive work of an author whose books defy definition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Another Man's War: Story of a Burma Boy in Britain's Forgotten African Army
    Another Man's War: Story of a Burma Boy in Britain's Forgotten African Army
    ISBN: 9781780747118
    Title: Another Man's War: Story of a Burma Boy in Britain's Forgotten African Army
    Author: PHILLIPS BARNABY

    At age 16 Isaac Fadoyebo ran away from his West African village to join the British Army. The Second World War was raging, and Nigeria's colonial masters were desperate to find men to defend India and the Empire. He was taking breakfast deep in the Burmese jungle when the Japanese ambushed his unit and left him for dead. With the help of a Muslim family he survived, but in every other way Isaac was forgotten, all the more so as Nigeria struggled to come to terms with its newfound independence. Yet Isaac could not forget the debt he owed to the Burmese family, now trapped in a simmering sectarian conflict. InAnother Man's War, veteran foreign correspondent Barnaby Phillips shares the gripping, unforgettable story of a Burma Boy in the Second World War and the legacy of colonial rule.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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