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  • On Her Majesty's Nuclear Service by Eric Thompson
    On Her Majesty's Nuclear Service (English, Hardback) Eric Thompson

    One of the first ever memoirs by a Royal Navy nuclear submarine officer, this is the inside story of the men who ensured that 'Mutually Assured Destruction' was maintained at all times during the Cold War.

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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X (English, Paperback) Malcolm X

    The Black leader discusses his political philosophy and reveals details of his life, shedding light on the ideas that enabled him to gain the allegiance of a still growing percentage of the Black population

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  • First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
    First Light (Paperback) Geoffrey Wellum

    Two months before the outbreak of WWII, 17-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat immediately, Wellum finds himself caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

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  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence
    Seven Pillars of Wisdom (English, Paperback) T. E. Lawrence

    Written between 1919 and 1926, this text tells of the campaign aganist the Turks in the Middle East, encompassing gross acts of cruelty and revenge, ending in a welter of stink and corpses in a Damascus hospital.

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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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  • Spitfire Pilot by David Crook
    Spitfire Pilot (Paperback) David Crook, Richard Overy

    Spitfire Pilot was written in 1940 in the heat of battle when the RAF stood alone against the might of Hitler's Third Reich. It is a tremendous personal account of one of the fiercest and most idealised air conflicts, The Battle of Britain, seen through the eyes of a pilot of the famous 609 Squadron.

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  • First Man In by Ant Middleton
    First Man In (English, Hardback) Ant Middleton

    NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life's challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he's learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.

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  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
    Alexander Hamilton (English, Paperback) Ron Chernow

    A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!...

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  • Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
    Homage to Catalonia (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, the author brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode: the revolutionary euphoria of Barcelona, the courage of ordinary Spanish men and more.

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  • This Boy by Alan Johnson
    This Boy (English, Paperback) Alan Johnson

    Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. This book tells the story of two incredible women: Alan's mother, Lily, who battled against poor health, poverty, domestic violence and loneliness to try to ensure a better life for her children; and his sister, Linda.

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  • My Opposition by Friedrich Kellner
    My Opposition (English, Hardback) Friedrich Kellner

    A unique account of everyday life under the Third Reich and one man's opposition to the Nazi regime.

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  • Facts And Fears by James R. Clapper
    Facts And Fears (English, Hardback) James R. Clapper, Trey Brown

    New York Times bestseller...

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  • A Prison Diary Volume II by Archer Jeffrey
    A Prison Diary Volume II (Paperback) Archer Jeffrey

    The No 1. bestseller continues his forceful account of life inside the British penal system.

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  • The Treacherous Path by Vladimir I. Yakunin
    The Treacherous Path (Hardback) Vladimir I. Yakunin

    Tackling topics as diverse as terrorism, government intrigue and the reality of doing business in Russia, and offering unparalleled insights into the post-Soviet mindset, this is the first time that a figure with Yakunin's background has talked so openly and frankly about his country.

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  • The Journals of Captain Cook by James Cook
    The Journals of Captain Cook (English, Paperback) James Cook

    Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. This title tells the story of these voyages.

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  • Confessions of a Maverick MP by Austin Mitchell
    Confessions of a Maverick MP (Hardback) Austin Mitchell

    Bursting with revealing and often hilarious anecdotes, these are the political memoirs of a true parliamentary rebel. Strong broadcast and print media interest, serialisation under negotiation. Previous title Revenge of the Rich (ISBN: 9781785902819) Biteback Publishing 2017.

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  • The Mint by T. E. Lawrence
    The Mint (English, Paperback) T. E. Lawrence

    Lawrence's own account of his experience after the Arab Revolt - when he joined the RAF under a new name

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  • The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz
    The Long Walk (Paperback) Slavomir Rawicz

    A classic of epic endurance now a major motion picture, The Way Back, starring Ed Harris, Mark Strong and Colin Farrell, directed by Peter Weir.

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  • Red Army Sniper by Evgeni Nikolaev
    Red Army Sniper (English, Hardback) Evgeni Nikolaev

    First-person accounts from the Eastern Front, illustrated with contemporary photos taken by the author

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  • Don't Let My Past Be Your Future by Harry Leslie Smith
    Don't Let My Past Be Your Future (English, Hardback) Harry Leslie Smith

    Don't Let My Past Be Your Future, Harry Leslie Smith's follow-up to Harry's Last Stand, is both a survival guide for today's generations and a memoir about persevering through difficult times with one's dignity and optimism intact.

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