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The Witness House: Nazis and Holocaust Survivors Sharing a Villa during the Nuremberg Trials

by Christiane Kohl

Autumn 1945 saw the start of the Nuremberg trials, in which high ranking representatives of the Nazi government were called to account for their war crimes. In a curious yet fascinating twist, witnesses for...


A Portrait Of Leni Riefenstahl

by Audrey Salkeld

Leni Riefenstahl will always be remembered for her brilliant film of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin - still rated as one of the best documentaries ever made. Before that she was acclaimed for her roles in...


Stockwin's Maritime Miscellany

by Julian Stockwin

Lt Cdr Julian Stockwin shares his love and knowledge of the sea in this entertaining collection of maritime stories and little-known trivia. Featuring nautical facts and feats, including superstitions at sea,...


Three Armies on the Somme: The First Battle of the Twentieth Century

by William Philpott

For decades, the Battle of the Somme has exemplified the horrors and futility of trench warfare. Yet in Three Armies on the Somme, William Philpott makes a convincing argument that the battle ultimately gave...


The Conservatives - A History

by Robin Harris

The history of the Conservative party has, extraordinarily, rarely been written in a single volume for the general reader. There are academic multi-volume accounts and a multitude of smaller books with limited...


A Special Mission: Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII

by Dan Kurzman

The shocking and incredible story behind Hitler’s “special mission” to kidnap Pope Pius XII-kill him, if necessary-and the surprising result of its failure


Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity

by Rebecca Goldstein

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

In 1656, Amsterdam’s Jewish community excommunicated Baruch Spinoza, and, at the age of twenty–three, he became the most famous heretic in Judaism. He was already germinating...


Reading Clausewitz

by Beatrice Heuser

Clausewitz's On War, first published in 1832, remains the most famous study of the nature and conditions of warfare. Contemporaries found him 'endearing' or 'totally unpalatable', while later generations called...


The State of Jones

by John Stauffer & Sally Jenkins

New York Times bestselling author Sally Jenkins and distinguished Harvard professor John Stauffer mine a nearly forgotten piece of Civil War history and strike gold in this surprising account of the only Southern...


Green Gold

by Alan & Iris Macfarlane, Alan Macfarlane & Iris Macfarlane

Apart from water, tea is more widely consumed than any other food or drink. Tens of billions of cups are drunk every day. How and why has tea conquered the world? Tea was the first global product. It altered...


A Nurse in Action

by Evelyn Prentis

'We were quickly learning to live with war. We became very proficient at moving the patients who could walk quickly to the shelters when the sirens went. We were equally proficient at talking those who couldn't...


Rezso Kasztner

by Ladislaus Lob

Two months after his eleventh birthday, on 9 July 1944, the gates of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp closed behind Ladislaus Löb. Five months later, with the Second World War still raging, he crossed the border...


The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World

by Thomas Keneally

"Thomas Keneally recounts history with the uncanny skill of a great novelist whose only interest is to lay bare the human heart in all its hope and pain. As he was able to do in Schindler's List, he shows us...


Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths

by George Best

'We were the first generation to have to deal with the modern stardom of football. Some handled it better than others' George Best

Written in the months before he died, Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths is George's...


Bonnie Prince Charlie

by Frank McLynn

In this highly acclaimed study Frank McLynn brings vividly before us the man Charles Edward Stuart who became known to legend as Bonnie Prince Charlie and whose unsuccessful challenge to the Hanoverian throne...


The Devil's Gardens

by Lydia Monin

'The image I have is a kid on a country lane on a Saturday afternoon herding his family cattle, meaning no harm to anybody and putting one step wrong. It's one thing to die in combat, it's one thing to die defending...


A Nurse and Mother

by Evelyn Prentis

'Matron smiled. It was the smile that one woman gives to another and not the chilly facial movement from Matrons of old. "Do you think you would be able to work 9 to 3.30?" For a moment I couldn't think at all....


Heroes of the Holocaust

by Lyn Smith

Collected here for the first time are the remarkable and moving stories of the 27 British recipients of the ‘Hero of the Holocaust’ award. During one of the darkest times in human history they refused to...


Sweet Tyranny: Migrant Labor, Industrial Agriculture, and Imperial Politics

by Kathleen Mapes

In this innovative grassroots to global study, Kathleen Mapes explores how the sugar beet industry transformed the rural Midwest through the introduction of large factories, contract farming, and foreign migrant...


Echoes of Chongqing: Women in Wartime China

by Danke Li

This collection of annotated oral histories records the personal stories of twenty Chinese women who lived in the wartime capital of Chongqing during China's War of Resistance against Japan during World War...