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- Smithsonian 2013; US$ 2.99
Before World War II most Americans did not believe that the average woman could fly professionally, but during the war more than a thousand women pilots proved them wrong. These were the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), who served as military flyers on the home front. In March 1944 one of them, Ann Baumgartner, was assigned to the Fighter Flight... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? The perfect companion to the PBS Masterpiece series Victoria ? A gripping account of Queen Victoria?s rise and early years in power from CNN?s official royal historian ?Kate Williams has perfected the art of historical biography. Her pacy writing is underpinned by the most impeccable scholarship.??Alison Weir ... more...
- Atria Books 2010; US$ 18.99
Winner of the Bancroft Prize The New York Times Book Review , Editor?s Choice American Heritage, Best of 2009 In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft Award?winning historian Woody Holton offers a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams?s life story and of women?s roles in the creation... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2004; US$ 6.79
After the phenomenal success of his first novel Cold Mountain , Charles Frazier described his next novel as being based on the life of a white man who was made an Indian chief, served in the government in Washington D.C., fought on the side of the South in the Civil War by leading a band of guerilla warriors, and eventually wound up dying in a mental... more...
- Orion 2012; US$ 10.99
Nine men. 2,000 enemies. No back-up. No air support. No rescue. No chance... First in - the official motto of one of the British Army's smallest and most secretive units, 16 Air Assault Brigade's Pathfinder Platoon. Unofficially, they are the bastard son of the SAS. And like their counterparts in Hereford, the job of the Pathfinders is to operate... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
This work chronicles the life of General Marion who fought for American independence. The work dwells on the bravery of the soldiers and the rough times that prevailed then. In the most flowery and eloquent language, Weems has presented the great heroes of American history. A truly inspiring work! more...
- Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 9.99
The last shot of the Civil War was fired, not on an obscure battlefield, but in the ice-locked Sea of Okhotsk off Siberia seven months after Lee?s surrender. The last armed Confederate cruiser was the C.S.S. Shenandoah, a beautiful but dangerous vessel which scattered and burned the New Bedford whaling fleet in Arctic waters. She was the last cruiser... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2007; US$ 6.79
Blazing sea fights and undercurrents of intrigue: these are among the compelling ingredients of a biography that brings to life the most illustrious and formidable figure of the United States Navy. His name is carried by more than two dozen towns and cities. Here at last is a full exploration of Stephen Decatur's complex character. Reckless in youth,... more...
- Canongate Books 2013; US$ 15.79
Art Pepper (1925 - 1982) was described as the greatest alto-sexophonist of the post-Charlie Parker generation. But Straight Life is much more than a jazz book ? it is oneof the most explosive, yet one of the most lyrical, of all autobiographies, narrated on tape to his wife Laurie.Pepper refuses to tiptoe round many of the unpalatable episodes of a... more...