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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MI5 and Me by Charlotte Bingham
    MI5 and Me (English, Paperback) Charlotte Bingham

    'A Jilly Cooper heroine in a John le Carre world' (Libby Purves, TLS); a beguiling comic memoir about a young woman who discovers her father is a spy (and was the model for John le Carre's George Smiley) and goes to work as a secretary in 1950s MI5...

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  • Vietnam's Final Air Campaign by Stephen Emerson
    Vietnam's Final Air Campaign (English, Paperback) Stephen Emerson

    This is the fascinating story of Vietnam's final air campaign.

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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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  • Austerity Britain, 1945-1951 by David Kynaston
    Austerity Britain, 1945-1951 (English, Paperback) David Kynaston

    The groundbreaking series that will tell the story of Britain from VE Day in 1945 to the coming of Margaret Thatcher in 1979 as never before

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  • Chickenhawk by Robert Mason
    Chickenhawk (English, Paperback) Robert Mason

    'I read this as a young pilot about to embark on a career flying military helicopters. It should have put me off for life. Robert Mason tells a gripping account of the relentless courage and heroism amidst the insanity of the Vietnam war. The final few pages are the most shocking I have read in any book.' Tim Peake...

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  • Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam
    Best And The Brightest (English, Paperback) David Halberstam

    Highlights the political and military figures who rose to prominence in the sixties and examines their role in shaping domestic and foreign policies, centering on American involvement in Vietnam.

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  • The Rhodesian War by Paul Moorcraft
    The Rhodesian War (English, Paperback) Paul Moorcraft, Peter McLaughlin

    Re-published to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration Unilateral Independence (UDI) which marked the start of hostilities this is the authoritative history of the bitter civil war in South Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.

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  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe
    The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (English, Paperback) Ilan Pappe

    This major book by the renowned Israeli historian, unveils the hidden and systematic ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians in 1948, and its relevance to resolving the conflict.

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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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  • 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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  • "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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  • The Korean War by Sir Max Hastings
    The Korean War (English, Paperback) Sir Max Hastings

    From the Pan Military Classics series comes the best narrative history of the Korean conflict.

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  • No One Left to Lie To by Christopher Hitchens
    No One Left to Lie To (English, Paperback) Christopher Hitchens

    In this vitriolic polemic, Christopher Hitchens takes on the myth surrounding one of the most divisive political figures in American political history: Bill Clinton.

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  • Sea Harrier Over The Falklands by Sharkey Ward
    Sea Harrier Over The Falklands (English, Paperback) Sharkey Ward

    The controversial account of what really happened in the south Atlantic skies

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  • Vietnam War US & Allied Combat Equipments by Gordon L. Rottman
    Vietnam War US & Allied Combat Equipments (English, Paperback) Gordon L. Rottman, Adam Hook

    An illustrated guide to everything that Vietnam-era American GIs and their allies carried into battle. Will appeal to historians, modelers, collectors, and reenactors of the Vietnam War.

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  • The Cyprus Emergency by Nik Van Der Bijl
    The Cyprus Emergency (English, Paperback) Nik Van Der Bijl

    Interest in the much troubled Mediterranean island and Britain's long and continuing presence. The book covers the EOKA Terrorist campaign and the Greek-Turkish disputes and war. Cyprus was the scene of one of the first UN peace-keeping operations, which is still in place today.

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