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Have You Forgotten Yet?: The First World War Memoirs of C.P. Blacker

by John Blacker

The story of an infantry officer on the Western Front, of the Fourth Battalion of the Coldstream Guards who was awarded the MC. At first he had a relatively safe posting but this preyed on his conscience and...

Escape from Arnhem: A Glider Pilot's Story

by Godfrey Freeman

This is the remarkable true story of a young army glider pilot's experience of the last days in the defense of Arnhem Bridge, his eventual capture and then escape to be adopted by the Resistance, the hair-raising...

The Enemy Within

by Seumas Milne

Margaret Thatcher branded the leaders of the 1984-85 miners strike “the enemy within.” With the publication of this book, the full irony of that accusation became clear. Seumas Milne revealed for the first...

Messenger of Death: Captain Nolan and the Charge of the Light Brigade

by David Buttery

Captain Louis Nolan delivered the order that produced one of the most famous blunders in all military history - the Charge of the Light Brigade. Nolan's conduct and the Charge itself have been the subject of...

Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution

by Giles Milton

In 1917, a band of communist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace of Tsar Nicholas II-a dramatic and explosive act marking that Vladimir Lenin's communist revolution was now underway. But Lenin would not...

When Daddy Comes Home

by Karolyn Rogers

On April 22, 1945, two weeks before the end of World War II, Pfc. Tom T. Wilmeth was killed in the line of duty. He left behind a wife, Martha, and three young children - Karolyn, Tom and Donna. For the next...

A Special Duty

by Jennifer Elkin

This is the true story of a young RAF pilot, his crew, a Halifax bomber and their attempts to carry agents and supplies, from bases in Libya and Italy, deep into Europe, the Balkans and Poland during the Second...

Lagos: A Cultural History

by Kye Whiteman

Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, expected in some projections to have a population of 25 million by 2025. This will make it the biggest metropolis in sub-Saharan Africa and possibly the...

David Rattray's Guidebook to the Anglo-Zulu War

by David Rattray

South African born and bred, David Rattray's name is today synonymous with the Anglo-Zulu War. Now for the first time, his encyclopaedic knowledge is available to the reading public. With its magnificent colour...

Among the Dead Cities: Is the Targeting of Civilians in War Ever Justified?

by A.C. Grayling

Is it ever right to target civilians in a time of war? Or do the ends sometimes justify the means? The twentieth century - the age of 'total war' - marked the first time that civilian populations came to be...

Mussolini's National Project in Argentina

by David Aliano

Mussolini’s National Project in Argentina offers a new look at the theoretical questions surrounding the promotion of a national project within another nation-state. Using the Italian project in Argentina...

The Spirit of an Activist: The Life and Work of I. Dequincey Newman

by Sadye L. M. Logan & Jr., Vernon E. Jordan

A diverse collection of essays about a civil rights leader who played a major role in the desegregation of South Carolina

You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves

by Hiawatha Bray

The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS—and the consequent decline of privacy

What does it mean to never get lost? You Are Here examines the rise of our technologically...

The Modern Middle East: A Social and Cultural History

by Ilan Pappé

This hugely successful, ground-breaking book is the first introductory textbook on the Modern Middle East to foreground the urban, rural, cultural and gender histories of the region over its political and economic...

Old World Empires: Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia: Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia

by Ilhan Niaz

This book is a sweeping historical survey of the origins, development and nature of state power. It demonstrates that Eurasia is home to a dominant tradition of arbitrary rule mediated through military, civil...

John P. McGovern, MD: A Lifetime of Stories

by Bryant Boutwell & Michael Bliss

John P. McGovern held seventeen professorships, received twenty-nine honorary doctorates, and established the nation's largest privately owned allergy and immunology clinic. He authored 252 professional publications...

Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texaxas Challenge

by Steve H. Murdock, Michael E. Cline & Mary A. Zey

Drawing on nearly thirty years of prior analyses of growth, aging, and diversity in Texas populations and households, the authors of Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge...

Cutters to Motor Coaches: Pioneering Commercial Transportation in the Catskills

by Michael W. Duttweiler

This book explores the evolution of commercial motorized transportation in rural Western Sullivan County, New York through the story of a family business. Along the way, it outlines major phases in the history...

Unbroken: The Story of a Submarine

by Alastair Mars

During the bleak, heartbreaking days of early 1942, when beleaguered Malta was reeling under bombardment and blockade and Rommel was making his last desperate thrust towards Egypt, only one British submarine...

Sisters in Arms: The Women Who Flew in World War II

by Helena Page Schrader

During World War II, a few, carefully selected women in the US and the UK were briefly given the unprecedented opportunity to fly military aircraft. Yet the story of these pioneer women pilots is made even more...