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- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers was to know where one persona ended and the other began. In 1941, after... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field called Mountain Meadows has ever since been the focus of passionate debate: Is it possible that official Mormon dignitaries were responsible... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 18.99
Shrouded in secrecy until very recently, Colossus was the world's first fully-functioning electronic computer, built during the Second World War and used at Bletchley Park to crack the codes of high-level Nazi communications. This book contains fascinating accounts of Colossus, of code-breaking, and of the extraordinary role played by the staff... more...
- Transworld 2009; US$ 14.53
At the end of the Second World War some of the highest ranking members of the Nazi party escaped from justice. Some of them are names that have resonated deeply in twentieth-century history - Eichmann, Mengele, Martin Bormann and Klaus Barbie - not just for the monstrosity of their crimes, but also because of the shadowy nature of their post-war... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 13.07
Before the Bomb, there were simply 'bombs', lower case. But it was the twentieth century, one hundred years of almost incredible scientific progress, that saw the birth of the Bomb, the human race's most powerful and most destructive discovery. In this magisterial and enthralling account, Gerard DeGroot gives us the life story of the... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 19.99
The blockbuster New York Times bestseller and the companion volume to the wildly popular radio series Neil MacGregor has blazed an unusual path to international renown. As director of the British Museum, he organized an exhibit that aimed to tell the history of humanity through the stories of one hundred objects made, used, venerated, or discarded... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; Not Available
Bestselling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child?s experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the tumultuous years when they were caught up in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s and behaved with bravery and honor. It is the fascinating portrait of... more...
- NewSouth 2012; US$ 32.97
As a student, Jane Lydon was shocked by the photograph on the cover of Charles Rowleys 1970 classic, The Destruction of Aboriginal Society, which showed two Aboriginal men in neck-chains. In this original and highly illustrated book she uses photography to tell a bigger story of the struggle for Aboriginal rights in Australia. While many of the... more...
- Bene Factum Publishing 2012; US$ 18.94
The true story of 50 Pathan tribesmen, 10 American helicopters and one British former special forces officer who combine to operate in an unusual military operation in one of the most inhospitable and turbulent environments of the world. true story resonant of the Victorian Great Game. more...