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- Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 5.99
Roy Close's wartime experiences make breathtaking reading. Mobilized in 1939 he became part of the BEF and was fortunate to avoid death or captivity during the German blitzkrieg and escape through Dunkirk. Sent to North Africa, he joined the Paras and, from there, to the SAS. In 1944 he operated behind enemy lines with the Maquis in France, who were... more...
- Profile Books 2013; US$ 10.66
A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate vision of a world that is about to change forever. The stuffy conventions of the nineteenth century are receding into the past, and 1913 heralds a new age of unlimited possibility. Kafka falls in love; Louis Armstrong learns to play the trumpet;... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95
The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II. A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world?s first integrated intelligence operation and of its master, William Stephenson. Codenamed INTREPID by Winston Churchill, Stephenson was charged with establishing—and running—a... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 31.00
The result of a four-year, in-depth study of those refugees who came as children or youths from Central Europe to the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, fleeing persecution from the National Socialist regime. This study uses social science methodology and examines their fates in their new country, their successes and tribulations. more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99
Penned by an officer who had a bird's-eye view of the action, this detailed narrative of Canada's role in World War I is a must-read for history buffs who are looking for a unique view of the conflict -- one that is all too often glossed over in traditional, European-centric accounts. more...
- Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2014; US$ 37.99
Dans un monde marqué par la tension entre l?abolition des frontières et leur renforcement, cet ouvrage est à la fois une analyse du concept de frontière et de ses effets, et une étude sur la région de la Capitale nationale, contribuant de ce fait aux études canadiennes. more...
- Robert Hale 2014; US$ 5.82
The other side of Colditz, from the point of view of the guards. This book describes the constant battle of wits between guards and prisoners - the tunnelling, bribery, impersonations, forgery and trickery of all kinds by which brave men sought to return to war. more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Whether it's a mighty battle between ancient gods, the Second Coming of a Biblical saviour, or a pesky Millennial computer virus, we've always wondered how the world would end. And whether we'd be (un)lucky enough to see it. This book explores some of the theories about the end of days, looking from religion to science and everything in between. Some... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
The grouping consisting of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) was initially meant to be nothing more than clever investment jargon referring to the largest and most attractive emerging economies. However, these countries identified with the BRIC concept, and started to meet annually as a group in 2008. At their fourth summit in 2011, they added... more...