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  • Phantom Terror: The Threat of Revolution and the Repression of Liberty 1789-1848by Adam Zamoyski

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    A magnificent and timely examination of an age of fear, subversion, suppression and espionage, Adam Zamoyski explores the attempts of the governments of Europe to police the world in a struggle against obscure forces, seemingly dedicated to the overthrow of civilisation. more...

  • Unsung Heroesby Erik Durschmied

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    There are instances of heroic deeds that had no immediate witness, such as the Scholls's attempt in 1943 to raise their nation's conscience, suppressed by Hitler's propaganda machine. The Canadian physicist Dr. Slotin acted in 1946; but since 'the bomb' was supposed to be fail-safe, his feat was not released to the public. A KGB commissar gagged Captain... more...

  • The Kraken Projectby Douglas Preston

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 8.07

    The thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Impact more...

  • Georg Greflinger und das weltliche Lied im 17. Jahrhundertby Astrid Dröse

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This interdisciplinary cultural historical study is devoted to the intellectual biography of the journalist and poet, Georg Greflinger (ca. 1617?1677), a fascinating and in many respects exemplary author of 17th century German literature and musical history. The focus is on Greflinger?s song lyrics ? the area in which the author achieved the greatest... more...

  • Disobeying Hitlerby Randall Hansen

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    In the last months of the war, Hitler ordered the poisoning, blocking, and wrecking of all ports across Europe; the destruction of all industries, railroads, bridges, utilities supplies, archives and museums in Europe; and the destruction of the most beautiful city in the world: Paris. Thanks to the determination and bravery of a few, including... more...

  • Shipwreckby Gordon Thomas; Max Morgan-Witts

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    A spellbinding moment-by-moment account of one of the most spectacular disasters off the coast of New York, which killed more than 130 people,  Shipwreck  answers the question that until now has remained unanswered: Was it a terrible accident?or arson? In the early morning hours of September 8, 1934, the luxury cruise liner  Morro Castle , carrying... more...

  • Operation Damoclesby Roger Howard

    Pegasus Books 2013; US$ 24.99

    The forgotten cloak-and-dagger history of the former Nazi scientists who were recruited by Egypt to develop long-range missiles capable of striking Israel From 1951 to 1967 Egypt pursued a secret program to build military rockets that could have conceivably posed a threat to neighboring Israel. Because such an ambitious project required Western... more...

  • Zero Six Bravoby Damien Lewis

    Quercus 2014; US$ 12.99

    Damien Lewis has spent twenty years reporting from conflict zones around the world. Zero Six Bravo --a Sunday Times number one bestseller--tells the story of "sixty special forces against 100,000--a feat of arms to take the breath away." (Frederick Forsythe) They were branded as cowards and accused desertion. But nothing could be further from the... more...

  • Truth, Dare or Promiseby Liz Heron

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 6.29

    In this collection of autobiographical writing 12 women who grew into feminism in the 1970s look back on their childhoods. Some of the contributors grew up in homes of pinching poverty, others in an unbending orderliness, and others in an easy security. But the two great landmarks of this post-war Britain - the Welfare State and the Education Act -... more...

  • Truth, Dare or Promiseby Liz Heron

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 17.61

    This is a marvellous selection of autobiographical recollections... haunting and vivid essays of the way things were.' Beryl Bainbridge, The Guardian more...