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- The History Press 2011; US$ 29.17
After her father, a fighter pilot in the Luftwaffe, was killed during a mission over the south coast of England, Gabrielle Robinson was mainly brought up by her grandparents. Her grandfather, known to her as Api, was an opthalmologist: a kind, gentle man who helped her with her schoolwork and told her bedtime stories. Forty years after his death,... more...
- McNidder and Grace Limited 2011; US$ 10.19
Zdenka Fantlova's childhood in pre-war Czechoslovakia was a peaceful though not an uneventful one that revolved around her family, her friends and of course, boys! Her life seemed mapped out when she met Arno, her soul-mate, but the German invasion of her country intervened and Zdenka's life was forced down an horrific and unexpected path. Sent by... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95
The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669 ...is one of our greatest historical records and... a major work of English literature, writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666, Pepys chronicled the events of his day. Originally written... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 19.95
One of the best ways to understand history is through eye-witness accounts. Ting-Xing Ye?s riveting first book, A Leaf in the Bitter Wind , is a memoir of growing up in Maoist China. It was an astonishing coming of age through the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1974). In the wave of revolutionary fervour, peasants neglected... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99
The story of Varian Fry, called the "real Rick" of Casablanca, is perhaps one of the most unknown, yet extraordinary sagas of World War II. This penetrating biography follows Varian Fry through his adult life--from his beginnings in the 1930s as a Harvard graduate and political journalist to his arrival in Marseille in 1940 where he managed to spirit... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
A marvellous book which chronicles the major events in the lives of Ulysses Simpson Grant, 18th American president, and General Robert Edward Lee, a leading figure in the American Civil War. Hill does not present them as awe-inspiring leaders but as human beings one can relate to. He narrates how they achieved greatness by overcoming obstacles through... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 18.99
?I can truthfully say that there has never been a nicer man in the game. George Chesterton is a gentleman to the core. And he wasn?t a bad bowler either!? Tom Graveney OBE. Wartime pilot dropping supplies over occupied Europe; county cricketer; housemaster teaching and disciplining mischievous teenage boys; family man and civic figure, there... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99
From 1827 Henry Rawlinson, fearless soldier, sportsman and imperial adventurer of the first rank, spent twenty-five years in India, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan in the service of the East India Company. During this time he survived the dangers of disease and warfare, including the disastrous First Anglo-Afghan War. A gifted linguist, fascinated by history... more...