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  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.98

    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014 From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II. High up in the mountains of the southern Massif Central in... more...

  • Nancy Wake Biography Revised Editionby Peter Fitzsimons

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 13.30

    The number one bestselling biography of our greatest war heroine - over 84,000 copies sold in its first two formats. In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a na´ve, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of... more...

  • The Pianistby Wladyslaw Szpilman

    Picador 2000; US$ 16.99

    Named one of the Best Books of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times , The Pianist is now a major motion picture directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody ( Son of Sam ). The Pianist won the Cannes Film Festival's most prestigious prize--the Palme d'Or. On September 23, 1939, Wladyslaw Szpilman played Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor live... more...

  • The Churchill Factorby Boris Johnson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    'The must-read biography of the year.' Evening Standard ' He writes with gusto... the result is a book that is never boring, genuinely clever ... this book sizzles.' The Times 'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, and written in... more...

  • Military Innovation in the Interwar Periodby Williamson R. Murray; Allan R. Millett

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 32.00

    A study of major military innovations in the 1920s and 1930s, first published in 1996. more...

  • Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400?1948by Paul S. Landau

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    A history of the politics of South Africa's people from the time of their early settlements in the elevated heartlands to the dawn of apartheid. more...

  • Ambivalent Conquestsby Inga Clendinnen

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    A study of Mayan conversion in sixteenth-century Yucatan. more...

  • Horrie the War Dogby Roland Perry

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 20.90

    He was a little stray pup the boys of First Australian Machine Gun Battalion saved from harsh Libyan Desert. He became their much-loved mascot and saviour. But what happened to Horrie on his return to Australia? An extraordinarily moving and fascinating story of bravery, mateship and the lengths people will go to to save a friend. more...

  • Bloodlandsby Timothy Snyder

    Basic Books 2012; US$ 19.99

    A prize-winning historian recasts the history of modern Europe around its central catastrophe: the fourteen million people killed by totalitarian regimes in the lands between Hitler and Stalin more...

  • Warby Gwynne Dyer

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 27.95

    A new and revised edition of Dyer?s classic book, widely regarded as one of the most compelling analyses of the history of armed conflict. ?War is part of our history, but it is not in at all the same sense part of our prehistory. It is one of the innovations that occurred between nine and eleven thousand years ago when the first civilized societies... more...