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  • First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
    First Light (English, 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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  • 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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  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    The Diary of a Young Girl (English, Paperback) Anne Frank

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

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

    'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world.' - J.K. Rowling Written by Malala in collaboration with critically acclaimed author, Patricia McCormick, this children's edition tells the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world - and did.

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  • Spitfire Pilot by David Crook
    Spitfire Pilot (English, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Eyewitness Auschwitz by Filip Muller
    Eyewitness Auschwitz (English, Paperback) Filip Muller

    Filip Muller's firsthand account of three years in the gas chambers. One of the few prisoners who saw the Jewish people die and lived to tell about it, Muller has written one of the key documents of the Holocaust.

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  • Coming Up Trumps: A Memoir by Jean Trumpington
    Coming Up Trumps: A Memoir (English, Paperback) Jean Trumpington

    The Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller

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  • The Operator by Robert O'Neill
    The Operator (English, Paperback) Robert O'Neill

    A stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping account of SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring four-hundred-mission career.

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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    The Shadow of the Sun (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Creates an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. This book gives a sustained meditation on themosaic of peoples and practices we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination.

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

    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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  • Papillon by Henri Charriere
    Papillon (English, Paperback) Henri Charriere

    An immediate sensation upon its publication in 1969, Papillon is a vivid memoir of brutal penal colonies, daring prison breaks and heroic adventure on shark-infested seas.

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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, Paperback) 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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  • People Like Me by Lynn Ruane
    People Like Me (English, Paperback) Lynn Ruane

    An inspirational memoir about family, class and identity from one of the rising stars of Irish politics.

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

    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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