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  • Making Sense of the Troubles by David McKittrick
    Making Sense of the Troubles (English, Paperback) David McKittrick, David McVea

    The best one-volume history of the Troubles, from the Irish Civil War through the IRA campaign of the 70s onwards to today's historic power-sharing government in Belfast

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  • Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean
    Eastern Approaches (English, Paperback) Fitzroy Maclean

    After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Fitztroy Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. This book presents his adventures in the Western Desert and later fighting alongside Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia.

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  • Hidden History by Gerry Docherty
    Hidden History (English, Hardback) Gerry Docherty, James MacGregor

    Hidden History uniquely exposes those responsible for the First World War. It reveals how accounts of the war's origins have been deliberately falsified to conceal the guilt of the secret cabal of very rich and powerful men in London responsible for the most heinous crime perpetrated on humanity.

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  • The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
    The Zookeeper's Wife (English, Paperback) Diane Ackerman

    A remarkable true story of bravery and sanctuary during World War II - for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Postmistress.

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  • Hunting Evil by Guy Walters
    Hunting Evil (English, Paperback) Guy Walters

    At the end of the Second World War some of the highest ranking members of the Nazi party escaped from justice.

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  • Last Days in Old Europe by Richard Bassett
    Last Days in Old Europe (English, Hardback) Richard Bassett

    Part memoir, part reflection, this book brings to life central Europe during the last ten years of the Cold War. It begins in Trieste in 1979 where the embers of the Habsburg Empire still burnt brightly, and then moves to the darker, claustrophobic world of Vienna in 1985. It recreates the farce and tragedy of the last days of communism.

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  • Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby
    Love and War in the Apennines (English, Paperback) Eric Newby

    Hailed as Newby's 'masterpiece', `Love and War in the Apennines' is the gripping real-life story of Newby's imprisonment and escape from an Italian prison camp during World War II.

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  • Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins
    Freedom at Midnight (English, Paperback) Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre

    The electrifying story of India's struggle for independence, told in this classic account (first published in 1975) by two fine journalists who conducted hundreds of interviews with nearly all the surviving participants - from Mountbatten to the assassins of Mahatma Gandhi.

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  • "Operations `Leopard' and `Red Bean' - Kolwezi 1978" by Daniel Kowalczuk
    "Operations `Leopard' and `Red Bean' - Kolwezi 1978" (English, Paperback) Daniel Kowalczuk

    The Battle of Kolwezi in Zaire in 1978 between FNLC (ex-Katanga Gendarmerie) and a Zaire Army, French and Belgian task force.

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  • Goodbye Sarajevo by Atka Reid
    Goodbye Sarajevo (English, Paperback) Atka Reid, Hana Schofield

    A moving and compelling true story about two sisters fighting for survival in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war

    $12.60 $13.99
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  • Stasiland by Anna Funder
    Stasiland (English, Paperback) Anna Funder

    A stylish reissue of the bestselling contemporary classic, winner of the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize.

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  • A Force Like No Other by Colin Breen
    A Force Like No Other (English, Paperback) Colin Breen

    Covering all aspects of police work, from handling informants, conducting interviews with notorious criminals, to dealing with the aftermath of tragic bombings, this is the real story of the RUC.

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  • China's War with Japan, 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter
    China's War with Japan, 1937-1945 (English, Paperback) Rana Mitter

    Different countries give different opening dates for the period of the Second World War, but perhaps the most compelling is 1937, when the 'Marco Polo Bridge Incident' plunged China and Japan into a conflict of extraordinary duration and ferocity. This book focuses on this incident.

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  • Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account by Miklos Nyiszli
    Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account (English, Paperback) Miklos Nyiszli

    When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Hungarian Jew and a medical doctor, Dr Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform scientific research on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous Angel of Death: Dr Josef Mengele.

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  • The Lighthouse by Keith McCloskey
    The Lighthouse (English, Paperback) Keith McCloskey

    On 26 December 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides with a relief lighthouseman and fresh provisions. The relief keeper, Joseph Moore, found the lighthouse to be completely deserted, and a subsequent search of the island failed to reveal any sign of what had happened to the three keepers.

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  • Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
    Tuesdays With Morrie (English, Paperback) Mitch Albom

    * Subtitled 'An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson', this is a true story of a man's rediscovery of his mentor - a book about second chances.

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  • A 1950s Childhood by Paul Feeney
    A 1950s Childhood (English, Paperback) Paul Feeney

    These wonderful period pictures and descriptive captions will bring back this decade of childhood, and jog memories about all aspects of life as it was in post-war Britain.

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  • Reporting the Troubles by Deric Henderson
    Reporting the Troubles (English, Paperback) Deric Henderson

    Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Troubles, this book brings together stories from more than sixty journalists who were on the ground in Northern Ireland. Contributions from Kate Adie, Martin Bell, Nicholas Witchell, John Irvine, Denis Murray, David McKittrick, Gloria Hunniford, and others.

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  • Panzers on the Vistula by Schaufler, Hans
    Panzers on the Vistula (English, Hardback) Schaufler, Hans

    A graphic first-hand account of the German retreat from Latvia to East Prussia in 1945.

    $25.99 $32.95
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  • Mountain of the Dead by Keith McCloskey
    Mountain of the Dead (English, Paperback) Keith McCloskey

    In January 1959, ten experienced young skiers set out for Mount Otorten in the far north of Russia. While one of the skiers fell ill and returned., the remaining nine lost their way and ended up on another mountain slope known as Kholat Syakhl (or `Mountain of the Dead').

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