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

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

    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 (English, Paperback)

    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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  • Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer by Alastair Panton
    Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer (English, Paperback)

    'DESERVES TO JOIN REACH FOR THE SKY AND THE LAST ENEMY AS ONE OF THE GREAT RAF BOOKS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR' - ANDREW ROBERTS...

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

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

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  • Spitfire Pilot by David Crook
    Spitfire Pilot (English, Paperback)

    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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  • Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
    Testament of Youth (English, Hardback)

    This classic memoir of the First World War is now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. Includes an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE.

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  • Assata by Assata Shakur
    Assata (English, Paperback)

    In her own words, the incredible story of one of the greatest living revolutionaries.

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

    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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  • Sherman Lead by Gaillard R. Peck, Jr
    Sherman Lead (English, Hardback)

    An engrossing, personal account of a year in Vietnam, by an F-4D Phantom fighter-pilot.

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  • A Nazi in the Family by Derek Niemann
    A Nazi in the Family (English, Paperback)

    With the help of surviving relatives and hundreds of previously unknown family photographs, Derek Niemann uncovers the true story of what his grandfather Karl really did. A Nazi in the Family is an illuminating portrayal of how ordinary people can fall into the service of a monstrous regime.

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  • Samuel Pepys: The Diaries by Samuel Pepys
    Samuel Pepys: The Diaries (English, Hardback)

    When Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) began writing in 1660 he was a young clerk living in London, struggling to pay his rent.

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  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    The Diary of a Young Girl (English, Paperback)

    The author and her family fled the horrors of Nazi occupation by hiding in the back of a warehouse in Amsterdam for two years with another family and a German dentist. Aged thirteen when she went into the secret annexe, she kept a diary.

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  • Carrington by Christopher Lee
    Carrington (English, Hardback)

    "One of the country's greatest post-war statesmen" Sir John Major...

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  • Anne Clifford's Autobiographical Writing, 1590-1676 by Jessica L. Malay
    Anne Clifford's Autobiographical Writing, 1590-1676 (English, Paperback)

    Anne Clifford describes the dramatic and tragic events of her life in the seventeenth century. Of how she danced in the masques of Inigo Jones, experienced both joy and abuse in her two marriages, lost and gained an inheritance, and successfully defended her rights against kings and armies. All told in rich detail amidst the backdrop of daily life. -- .

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

    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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  • A Traveled First Lady by Louisa Catherine Adams
    A Traveled First Lady (English, Hardback)

    Louisa Catherine Adams was daughter-in-law and wife of presidents, assisted diplomat J. Q. Adams at three European capitals, and served as a D.C. hostess for three decades. Yet she is barely remembered today. A Traveled First Lady (with Foreword by Laura Bush) corrects this oversight, by sharing Adams's remarkable story in her own words.

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

    They called him the 'angriest black man in America' ...Malcolm X inspired many people in the United States. This autobiography, tells of a young, disenfranchised man whose descent into drug addition, robbery and prison was only reversed by his belief in the rights struggle for black America, and his conversion to the Nation of Islam.

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  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
    I Am Malala (English, Paperback)

    The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.

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  • My Early Life by Winston Churchill
    My Early Life (English, Paperback)

    Packed with adventure and incidents, Winston Churchill's first 25 years were spent working as a soldier and a war correspondent in India, South Africa and Cuba. Churchill evokes a so-called golden age before 1914 in his autobiography.

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