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  • Stealing Waterby Tim Ecott

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 10.99

    Tim Ecott's family swapped Northern Ireland for apartheid Johannesburg in the 1970s. But just six months after arriving the family was bankrupt and evicted from their home, and most of their possessions had been confiscated by the bailiffs. Whilst friends and relatives imagined they were living enviable lives in the sun, the reality was that the family... more...

  • The Operatorsby Michael Hastings

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    The inspiration for the upcoming movie WAR MACHINE , starring Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton and Ben Kingsley (streaming on Netflix from 26 May). General Stanley McChrystal, the innovative commander of international and US forces in Afghanistan, was living large. Loyal staff liked to call him a 'rock star'. During a spring 2010 trip across Europe to... more...

  • Eyes Rightby Tracy Crow

    UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 24.95

    Just out of high school in 1977, her personal life already a mess, Tracy Crow thought the Marines might straighten her out. And sure enough, in the Corps she became a respected public affairs officer and military journalist?one day covering tank maneuvers or beach assaults, the next interviewing the secretary of the navy. But success didn?t come without... more...

  • Soldiers Made Me Look Goodby Lewis MacKenzie

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 23.99

    Since retiring from the Armed Forces, Major-General Lewis MacKenzie has not stayed out of the spotlight but continues to speak his mind. In this straight-talking memoir, he traces his post-military career as an international commentator on military affairs, a consultant to the Irish government and a federal political candidate. In Soldiers Made... more...

  • Dreadfulby David Margolick

    Other Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    American author John Horne Burns (1916?1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach English at the Loomis School, a boarding school for boys in Windsor, Connecticut. During World War II,... more...

  • Free Fallby Nicolai Lilin

    Canongate Books 2011; US$ 13.29

    Free Fall tells the brutal engrossing story of the Second Chechen War, through the eyes of a young Russian Soldier. Nicolai Lilin was trained as a sniper in an unorthodox Russian Special Forces regiment called the Saboteurs. This hardened and close-knit band of brothers, operating beyond the control of military code, faced mercenary fighters, anti-personnel... more...

  • Robert E. Lee: A Biographyby Brian Melton

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 41.00

    Robert E. Lee: A Biography takes one of the best known and least understood figures of the American Civic War down from his pedestal as an iconic, legendary hero and transforms him into a human being that 21st-century readers can easily relate to. Author Brian Melton clearly separates fact from the idealized lore and fiction created after the Civil... more...

  • This Boyby Alan Johnson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 12.68

    Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. Not in respect of the poverty, which was shared with many of those living in the slums of post-war Britain, but in its transition from two-parent family to single mother and then to no parents at all... This is essentially... more...

  • Three Corvettesby Nicholas Monsarrat

    Orion 2012; US$ 5.99

    This is how the war at sea really was... Nicholas Monsarrat's war, in those dark years of 1939-1945, was a ferocious, unforgiving, terrible war: the Battle of the Atlantic. An RNVR officer, he served on His Majesty's corvettes, tough little ships charged with the impossible task of seeing vital convoys safely through the packs of marauding U-boats.... more...

  • The Last Torpedo Flyersby Arthur Aldridge; Mark Ryan

    Simon & Schuster UK 2013; US$ 13.00

    Imagine you are an RAF torpedo pilot in World War Two, sent on missions so dangerous that you're later likened to the Kamikaze. Suicide wasn't a recognised part of the objective for British airmen, yet some pilots felt they had accepted certain death just by climbing into their cockpits. There were times in 1942 when Arthur Aldridge felt like this.... more...