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At Hell's Gate

by Mark Abernethy

"I deal with heavy, dangerous people. People who can bring a society undone."

The Contractor returns.

Mike is a big unit. He builds houses and drives a ute. But he isn't your typical tradie.

When a client calls...


by Susan Raby Dunne & Edward Morrison

The never-before-published memoir of Major-General Sir Edward Morrison, a true Canadian hero of the First World War.

The First World War marked a turning point in Canadian history and in Canada’s self-identification...

Our Jungle Road to Tokyo

by Robert L. Eichelberger

Our Jungle Road to Tokyo is the dazzling account of how US and Allied forces overcame incredible odds to rout invading Japanese from entrenched positions deep in the mountain jungles of Papua New Guinea. Battles...

Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided

by Daniel P. Bolger

Two brothers--Chuck and Tom Hagel--who went to war in Vietnam, fought in the same unit, and saved each other's life. They disagreed about the war, but they fought it together.

1968. America was divided. Flag-draped...

8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier's Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor

by Flo Groberg & Tom Sileo

A story of valor and the making of a hero—Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the US, and was the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after he saved...


by Lt. Commander Max Miller

Max Miller’s Carrier! is a riveting first-hand account of how US Navy sailors and officers lived and fought aboard an Essex class carrier during World War II. His detailed eye-witness narrative is both entertaining...

Manila Espionage

by Myron B. Goldsmith & Claire "High Pockets" Phillips

Manila Espionage is the autobiography of Claire “High Pockets” Phillips, an American entertainer living in Manila in 1941 when war breaks out. Using her popular Tsubuki Nightclub as a headquarters, High...

Queen Victoria

by Lytton Strachey

Lytton Strachey’s first great success, and his most famous achievement, was "Eminent Victorians" (1918), a collection of four short biographies of Victorian heroes. With a dry wit, he exposed the human failings...

Untold Stories of Polish Heroes from World War II

by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm & James S. Pula

A full understanding of the historical process must include studies of the social and economic conditions of societies as well as biographies of the people on which a clear understanding of history is based—but...

The Last Heroes

by Gary Bridson-Daley

The Second World War is famed for being the conflict that changed the face of warfare, and it is the last that changed the face of the world. In addition to remembering those that passed away in those dark days...

Jule Carr

by Mena Webb

A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions...

Regina Diana: Seductress, Singer, Spy

by Vivien Newman & David A S Semeraro

The Untold Story of Régina Diana tells of the rebellious daughter of working-class French-Italian parents from a run-down area of Geneva who, trained by the most ruthless spymaster of them all, Elisabeth Schragmüller...

Rendezvous With Death: Artists & Writers in the Thick of It 1914-1918

by Tony Geraghty

This book sheds new light on the colorful personalities including Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Alan Seeger, Ivor Gurney, Edward Thomas, Isaac Rosenberg, Ralph Vaughan Williams and George Butterworth, all major...

Hitler's Munich Man: The Fall of Sir Admiral Barry Domvile

by Martin Connolly

Between the First and Second World Wars, there was a growth of fascism in Britain and anxiety about revolution was in the air. Concerns of a possible Fascist attempt to overthrow the established order were high,...

A Scots Grey at Waterloo: The Remarkable Story of Sergeant William Clarke

by Gareth Glover

William Clarke of Prestonpans, Scotland, joined the 2nd Royal North British Dragoons, the Scots Greys, in 1803. Clarke had risen to the rank of sergeant by the time the regiment was ordered to Belgium on the...

Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator: The Buccaneer Years

by David Herriot

David Herriot served almost 40 years in the Royal Air Force as a navigator, first on the Buccaneer S2 and subsequently on the Tornado GR1. This volume recounts his early career operating the Buccaneer on three...

In America

by Caitríona Perry

As RTÉ’s Washington correspondent, Caitríona Perry has earned a reputation as a reliable source of truth as the world tries to make sense of the maelstrom of shocking headlines emanating from Donald Trump’s...

Everyday Heroes: Inspirational Stories from Men and Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

by Jody Mitic

In this moving collection of first-person accounts, the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces take us inside life in the military and share their personal stories of courage, perseverance, and sacrifice....

De Valera Volume 1

by David McCullagh

Éamon de Valera was the single most consequential Irish figure of the twentieth century. He was a leader in the Easter Rising, the figurehead of the anti-Treaty rebels during the dark days of the Civil War...

Escape Artist: The Incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck

by Peter Monteath

The never-before-told story of World War II escape artist extraordinaire, Johnny Peck. In August 1941, an eighteen-year-old Australian soldier made his first prison break - an audacious night-time escape from...