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  • Exit Woundsby John Cantwell; Greg Bearup

    Melbourne University Press 2013; Not Available

    John Cantwell, Queensland country boy, enlisted in the army as a private and rose to the rank of major general. He was on the front line in 1991 as Coalition forces fitted bulldozer blades to tanks and buried Iraqi troops alive. He served in Baghdad in 2006 and saw what a car bomb does to a crowded marketplace. He was commander of Australian forces... more...

  • Last Lionby Peter S. Canellos

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 16.00

    No figure in American public life has had such great expectations thrust upon him, or has responded so poorly. But Ted Kennedy -- the youngest of the Kennedy children and the son who felt the least pressure to satisfy his father's enormous ambitions -- would go on to live a life that no one could have predicted: dismissed as a spent force in politics... more...

  • Helmet for my Pillowby Robert Leckie

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.63

    The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFIC Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts to ever come out of World War 2. Robert Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his journey, from boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the... more...

  • 3 Commando Brigadeby Ewen Southby-Tailyour

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 10.18

    'The 3 Commando Brigade's six month deployment in Helmand Province was among the finest pieces of soldiering I have come across' General Sir Richard Dannett, Chief of General Staff In October 2006, the Royal Marine Commandos took up their six month tour of duty in war-torn Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan - the toughest and hottest... more...

  • Jackie After Oby Tina Cassidy

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    Former Boston Globe reporter Tina Cassidy delivers a remarkable account of one year in the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, America?s favorite first lady and an international icon. 1975 was a year of monumental changes for Jackie: it was the year she lost her second husband, shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, saved one of New York City?s cultural... more...

  • Catherine The Greatby Robert K. Massie

    Head of Zeus 2012; US$ 8.01

    The story of one of the truly great female rulers in history by an award winning historian. The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of all the Russias, a feckless teenager with a weakness for drink. Catherine was only able to give him an heir by passing off her lover's son... more...

  • Ponzi's Schemeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    You?ve heard of the scheme. Now comes the man behind it. In Mitchell Zuckoff's exhilarating book, the first nonfiction account of Charles Ponzi, we meet the charismatic rogue who launched the most famous and extraordinary scam in the annals of American finance. It was a time when anything seemed possible?instant wealth, glittering fame, fabulous... more...

  • Uncommon Valorby Dwight Jon Zimmerman; John D. Gresham; Ola Mize

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    A fascinating look at six of our bravest soldiers and the highest military decoration awarded in this country Since the Vietnam War ended in 1973, the Medal of Honor, our nation?s highest award for valor, has been presented to only eight men for their actions ?above and beyond the call of duty.? Six of the eight were young men who had fought... more...

  • "I Am a Man"by Joe Starita

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    In 1877, Chief Standing Bear?s Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to what was then known as Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in what became the tribe?s own Trail of Tears. ?I Am a Man? chronicles what happened when Standing Bear set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to return the body of his only son... more...

  • Franklin Pierceby Michael F. Holt; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 25.99

    The genial but troubled New Englander whose single-minded partisan loyalties inflamed the nation's simmering battle over slavery Charming and handsome, Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire was drafted to break the deadlock of the 1852 Democratic convention. Though he seized the White House in a landslide against the imploding Whig Party, he proved... more...