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- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.95
The Japanese called it the centipede. The northern part of Lunga Ridge, a narrow grass-covered rise that looked like an insect from the air, overlooked a coastal plain. In the center of that plain was Henderson Field, the vital home of the Cactus Air Force and the prize of the Guadalcanal campaign. Whoever commanded the ridge commanded the airstrip.... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 13.11
A melting pot of Oxbridge dons, maverick oddballs and more regular citizens worked night and day at Station X, as Bletchley Park was known, to derive intelligence information from German coded messages. Bear in mind that an Enigma machine had a possible 159 million million million different settings and the magnitude of the challenge becomes apparent.... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 13.11
<p>The first part of acclaimed author Mick Smith’s epic, completely unauthorised history of Britain s external intelligence community. Six tells the complete story of the service’s birth and early years, including the tragic, untold tale of what happened to Britain’s extensive networks in Soviet Russia between the wars. It reveals... more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 7.99
Sir James Wordie lead arduous expeditions well into his forties, while building his reputation as an academic and mentor. He rose to be President of the Royal Geographical Society. This book captures the drama of an extraordinary life lived at the edge, establishing James Wordie in his rightful place in the pantheon of great British explorers. more...
- Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 17.49
The British codebreakers at Bletchley Park are now believed to have shortened the duration of the Second World War by up to two years. During the dark days of 1941, as Britain stood almost alone against the the Nazis, this remarkable achievement seemed impossible. This extraordinary book, originally published as Action This Day, includes descriptions... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 10.90
Strolling through this wide sweep, gazing across the fleet of trains bound for Paris or Brussels, the powder blue steel vaulting soaring above them, the inside of a giant whale's ribcage, a hymn to the infrastructure of our hyper-connected age; like Jonah swallowed up by it all, by the hum of the giant extractor fans, the deep hum at the heart of... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00
Ideal for general readers interested in military history of the Civil War as well as those concentrating on the western campaigns, The 1864 Franklin-Nashville Campaign: The Finishing Stroke examines how the strategic and tactical decisions by Confederate and Union commanders contributed to the smashing Northern victories in Tennessee in November?December... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 12.99
An extraordinary character and one of history?s great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. A restless adventurer from an Irish background, he joined the Empire?s... more...