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- 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...
- Transworld 2013; US$ 11.27
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...
- 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...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2013; US$ 12.99
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...
- Orion 2012; US$ 10.99
A magical memoir about childhood in India by the daughter of Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten; a glimpse into the lives and loves of some of the 20th century's leading figures. Pamela Mountbatten was born at the end of the 1920s into one of Britain's grandest families. The daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his glamorous wife Edwina Ashley,... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 16.99
The first full biography of John Ogdon; a tortured genius and arguably the greatest British pianist of all time. From the beginning of his professional career as a soloist John Ogdon was hailed as a musician of rare understanding and phenomenal technical gifts. Able to play and memorize just about any score at sight, tales of his impossible exploits... more...
- Orion 2012; US$ 6.99
A riveting account of what it meant to be a homosexual in 1950s Britain, by a central figure in the celebrated Montagu Case In March 1954 Peter Wildeblood, a London journalist, was one of five men charged with homosexual acts in the notorious Montagu Case, as it came to be known. Wildeblood was sentenced to eighteen months for homosexual offences,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 12.68
Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies since they first appeared. 'The most irreverent, hilarious... more...
- Fitness Information Technology 2013; US$ 8.99
Former U.S. Marine Jamie Summerlin?s desire to honor wounded veterans led to a 100-day, 3,452-mile run across America. Freedom Run not only tells the story of Summerlin?s amazing journey across the country, but it reveals the heartfelt stories of many heroes he met along the way. From Oregon to Delaware, Summerlin?s trek and the stories he collected... more...
- Hachette Books Ireland 2013; US$ 17.99
Housam 'Sam' Najjair was born in Dublin to an Irish mother and a Libyan father. In June 2011, as his father's home country was being torn apart by civil war, he left Ireland on a one-way ticket to Tunisia, crossing into war-torn Libya, to join the uprising against the dictator Gaddafi. Soldier for a Summer charts his journey - from his arrival into... more...