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  • The Hare With Amber Eyesby Edmund de Waal

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic... more...

  • Dambustersby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 14.38

    On the night of 16-17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron headed for Germany. Their mission, for which they had been trained under a cloak of absolute secrecy, was to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley and in doing so cripple the Nazi industrial war effort. It was to become one of the most famous raids of WW2. For the first time,... more...

  • Behind Enemy Linesby Richard Bath; Tommy Macpherson

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.38

    With three Military Crosses, three Croix de guerre, a Légion d'honneur and a papal knighthood for his heroics during the Second World War, Sir Tommy Macpherson is the most decorated living soldier of the British Army. Yet for 65 years the Highlander's story has remained untold. Few know how, aged 21, he persuaded 23,000 SS soldiers of the feared... more...

  • Creteby Antony Beevor

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 16.41

    The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 - a unique event in the history of warfare - to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. They had no idea that the British, using Ultra intercepts, knew their plans and had laid a carefully-planned trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding... more...

  • First Lightby Geoffrey Wellum

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.38

    'An extraordinary, deeply moving and astonishingly evocative story. Reading it, you feel you are in the Spitfire with him, at 20,000 feet, chased by a German Heinkel, with your ammunition gone' INDEPENDENT Two months before the outbreak of WWII, seventeen year old Geoffrey Wellum left school to become a fighter pilot with the RAF. He made it through... more...

  • Subaltern Livesby Clare Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This fascinating book uses biographical fragments to shed new light on colonial life and convictism in the nineteenth-century Indian Ocean. more...

  • Muslim Traditionby G. H. A. Juynboll

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 40.00

    G. H. A. Juynboll undertakes a broad-ranging review of the closely linked questions of date, authorship and origin of hadiths. more...

  • Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worldsby Hyunhee Park

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived. more...

  • Scapaby Jim Miller

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 9.99

    a fascinating book, in which every reader will find something she/he never knew' – Scots Magazine 'an interesting insight into life in a naval base during two world wars' – Broadly Boats Scapa Flow, one of the greatest naval bases in history, resonates through the annals of the Royal Navy during the two great wars of the twentieth century.... more...

  • Prayer in Islamic Thought and Practiceby Marion Holmes Katz

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Offers a broad historical survey of the rules, values and interpretations relating to Sal?t, the five daily prayers of Islam. more...