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Open Secret

by Stella Rimington

Rimington's account of her rise in what was very definitely a man's world..

Stella Rimington was educated at Nottingham Girls' High School, and Edinburgh and Liverpool Universities. In 1959 she started work in...


Pavel's Letters

by Monika Maron

Teasing her family's past out of the fog of oblivion and lies, one of Germany's greatest writers asks about the secrets families keep, about the fortitude of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, and...


From Campus to Combat: A College Boy Becomes a WWII Army Flier

by James Alter

Jim Alter was a sophomore in college when Japan attacked the United States. He enlisted, and after an Army programme that condensed years of officer training into a few frantic months, was flying over Europe,...


Glider Infantryman: Behind Enemy Lines in World War II

by Donald J. Rich & Kevin William Brooks

A member of the famed Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division, Donald J. Rich went ashore on D-Day at Utah Beach, was wounded in the bloody conflict at Carentan, landed in a flimsy plywood-and-canvas...


The Boy Who Went to War

by Giles Milton

A powerful and true story of warfare and human survival that exposes a side of World War II that is unknown by many— this is the story of Wolfram Aïchele, a boy whose childhood was stolen by a war in which...


Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam

by Lewis Sorley

A biography of Vietnam general William Westmoreland by the author of A BETTER WAR.


Mary Magdalen

by Susan Haskins

A dramatic, thought-provoking portrait of one of the most compelling figures in early Christianity which explores two thousand years of history, art, and literature to provide a close-up look at Mary Magdalen...


Brothers in War

by Michael Walsh

Brothers in War is the immensely powerful and deeply tragic story of the Beechey brothers, and how they paid the ultimate price for King and country. All eight went to fight in the Great War on such far-flung...


Baldwin

by Roy Jenkins

First published in 1984, this is the first biography of Stanley Baldwin for more than ten years, although there had been four in the preceding decade. This is strange, for Baldwin has recently begun to swim...


Marching with the Devil: Legends, Glory and Lies in the French Foreign Legion

by David Mason

David Mason graduated from the Australian National University with a law degree and an honours degree. Like those around him, he could easily have settled for a life of share portfolios, good suits, new cars...


Breaking the Code: A Father's Secret, a Daughter's Journey, and the Question That Changed Everything

by Karen Fisher-Alaniz

On his 81st birthday, without explanation, Karen Alaniz's father placed two weathered notebooks on her lap. Inside were more than 400 pages of letters he'd written to his parents during WWII. She began reading...


A Patch of Ground

by Michael Archer

A poignant, often humorous, recollection of the siege of Khe Sanh--a pivotal turning point in the American war in Vietnam. Under constant bombardment from the enemy, Mike Archer and his cadre of fellow nineteen-year-old...


Escape from Archangel

by Thomas E. Simmons

During World War II, merchant marine tankers in convoys plied the frozen North Atlantic through the flaming wreckage of torpedoed ships. Working to keep sea lanes open, valiant merchant seamen supplied food,...


To War with God

by Peter Fiennes

To War With God is the moving account of Anglican chaplain Edward Montmorency 'Monty' Guilford's service in the First World War. Written by his grandson, it draws on first-hand material, including Monty's diaries,...


Both Sides of the Wire: The Memoir of an Australian Officer Captured During the Great War

by William Cull & Aaaron Pegram

This is Bill Cull's unforgettable story of his experiences in WW1: he fought at Gallipoli and on the Western Front where he was captured by the Germans and was a POW until the end of the war.


Ethan Allen: His Life and Times

by Willard Sterne Randall

The long-awaited biography of the frontier Founding Father whose heroic actions and neglected writings inspired an entire generation from Paine to Madison. On May 10, 1775, in the storm-tossed hours after midnight,...


Laura Secord: Heroine of the War of 1812

by Peggy Dymond Leavey

More than many figures in Canadian history, Laura Secord has come to represent courage and perseverance at their finest. During the War of 1812, she helped to avert disaster by warning the British of an imminent...


Baited Trap

by Tracy Connors

Baited Trap, The Ambush of Mission 1890 is the story of helicopter rescue Mission 1890, one of the most heroic-and costly-air rescues of the Korean War. This harrowing Air Force-Navy mission is explained in...


Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of Dachau

by Jack Sacco

In this riveting book, Jack Sacco tells the realistic, harrowing, at times horrifying, and ultimately triumphant tale of an American GI in World War II as seen through the eyes of his father, Joe Sacco -- a...


Making A Killing

by James Ashcroft

In September 2003, James 'Ash' Ashcroft, a former British Infantry Captain, arrived in Iraq as a 'gun for hire'. It was the beginning of an 18-month journey into blood and chaos.

In this action-packed page-turner,...