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Cocaine Nation: How the White Trade Took Over the World

by Thomas Feiling

Cutting through the myths about the white trade, this is the story of cocaine as it's never been told before.

Cocaine is big business and getting bigger. Governments spend millions on a losing war against it,...


The Siege of Vienna: The Last Great Trial Between Cross & Crescent

by John Stoye

"In his splendid study The Siege of Vienna, the Oxford historian John Stoye provides a detailed account of the intricate machinations between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans. Mr. Stoye's description of the siege...


Snailing Round the South Seas: The Partula Story

by Justin Gerlach

The story of the tree snails of the Pacific Islands spans 250 years of the history of biology as a science. This runs from Captain Cook's first voyage of exploration, through the start of evolutionary theory...


Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight

by Matt Higgins

"[P]erversely entertaining... In a truly intoxicating read that was hard to put down, Matt Higgins has managed to make real a world about as far removed from daily life as it gets." --Daily Beast

"Matt Higgins...


Growing Up in British Malaya and Singapore: A Time of Fireflies and Wild Guavas

by Maurice Baker

Growing Up in British Malaya and Singapore: A Time of Fireflies and Wild Guavas is an autobiography of Maurice Baker's life in Malaya and Singapore from the 1920s to the 1940s. His memoir extends from the earliest...


Sydney Anglicans

by Stephen Judd & Kenneth Cable

From its origins as a convict chaplaincy to the challenges of expansion today, Sydney Diocese has grown through turbulent years of Church-State controversy and the traumas of economic depression and war. Throughout...


1914: The Outbreak of War to the Christmas Truce: Key Dates and Events from the First Year of the First World War

by Saul David

This special ebook has been created by historian Saul David from his acclaimed work 100 Days to Vistory: How the Great War was Fought and Won, which was described by the Mail on Sunday as 'Inspired' and by Charles...


Ukraine Diaries

by Andrey Kurkov & Sam Taylor

-16°C, sunlight, silence. I drove the children to school, then went to see the revolution. I walked between the tents. Talked with rev­olutionaries. They were weary today. The air was thick with the smell...


The Defence of Calais: The Army at War Series

by Eric Linklater

It is a tale of defeat, but when defeat is characterised by valour of a certain pitch and quality, its memory may outlast a tale of victory. And like the Burghers who came with ropes about their necks, to offer...


Volume X: Anasta

by Vladimir Megre & Susan Downing

People will find it hard to believe such things. So what? What will be left to one who has no faith in power? Birth? Yes, it's so! But for what purpose? If life has no sense, then the death comes. And the question...


"We who are so cosmopolitan"

by Sophie De Schaepdrijver, Bebooks Editions, Archives De L'Etat & Rijksarchief Un België

Constance Graeffe (1874-1950), the wife of an affluent businessman and a mother of five, lived in Brussels during World War One. Her background was English and French; her husband was of German descent. The...


The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

by Ken Alder

In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way...


The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India

by Rupa Viswanath

Once known as “Pariahs,” Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India’s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of...


The Nixon Tapes (WITH AUDIO CLIPS): 1971-1972

by Douglas Brinkley & Luke Nichter

The infamous Nixon White House taping system captured 3,700 hours of Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and Camp David conversations between 1971 and 1973, automatically taping every single word spoken.  These audio...


Ambon: The Truth About One of the Most Brutal POW Camps in World War II and the Triumph of the Aussie Spirit

by Roger Maynard

Survival, heroism, courage and mateship in Ambon - a place of nightmares.

In February, 1942, Ambon, an Indonesian island north of Darwin, fell to the Japanese army and the Allied forces defending it were captured....


The Twentieth Century

by Clive Ponting

For much of the world, the twentieth century can be seen as a big-budget disaster film--the stifling darkness of oppression, the green of the ruling classes. For the world's elite, the near-universal adoption...


The Future of the Gun

by Frank Miniter

The history of the American gun is intricately entwined with the history of America itself. Promising developments in gun technology could change not only America's future, but the future of the world. Unfortunately,...


Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse

by Robin Hutton

From the racetrack to the battlefield—dauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi—she was Reckless, "pride of the Marines."

A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning,...


Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State

by Robert Wuthnow

Tracing the intersection of religion, race, and power in Texas from Reconstruction through the rise of the Religious Right and the failed presidential bid of Governor Rick Perry, Rough Country illuminates American...


Image and Reality: The Experience of 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment in Arnhem and Oosterbeek

by Adam Medlycott

This book, based on an Undergraduate dissertation, investigates the experience and the subsequent failures of the 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment in Arnhem and Oosterbeek during the Operation Market...