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    Agent Storm is a captivating, utterly unique, real-life espionage tale.

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    An utterly unique portrait of one man and his Blenheim plane, a must read.

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    A 21st century take on Dispatches, award-winning VICE News journalist Aris Roussinous tells the real stories behind life in a rebel army.

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    The autobiography of the so-called ‘Ace of Spies’, the master of deception Ian Fleming would later use as a model for James Bond. The first part of the book is Reilly’s life as told from his person...

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    The diaries of Charlie May give an unforgettable account of the war that took his life, and millions others like him.

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    A profound, moving and important collection of letters, diaries and memories of the First World War.

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    This book tells the story of women in the First World War at the front line, under fire, and in combat.

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    A retelling of the historical figure of Scotland's Robert the Bruce, the famous unifer of Scotland.

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    In this blockbusting trade debut, distinguished American professor Sheila Miyoshi Jager interweaves international events and previously unknown personal accounts to give a brilliant new history of the war, its aftermath and its global impact told from American, Korean, Soviet and Chinese sides.

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    Colonel Richard Heslop, codenamed Xavier, was one of Britain’s greatest special operations agents in France, organising resistance groups to sabotage German operations from late 1942 right th...

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    A fine collection of advertising art from the great war years.

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    Bregman delivers a riveting and honest account of Israel’s military occupation of the Palestinian territories in this essential read for anyone who wants to understand the origins of the ongoing conflict in the region.

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    Netto crafts an original and unforgettable telling of the Libyan revolutionary war in his book Bringing Down Gaddafi.

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    For the first time the stories of the most important football matches ever played are brought together in this fascinating collection.

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    The highly entertaining prequel to the author's bestselling Rifleman, King’s Cross Kid creates a charming close-up story of 1930s London through the eyes of a working-class boy delighting in every new experience.

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    The story of Patrick Leigh Fermor and his fellow amateur soldiers, who fought to save Crete, oust the Germans and stop Hitler's march eastwards.

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    Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of that terrible year, Ham takes us on a labyrinthian journey through the minds that drove the world to the Great War.

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    Recently declassified and published here for the first time, this fascinating document was never intended for circulation outside of government, and is of considerable historical significance.

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    A gripping analysis and critique of Britain’s response to Soviet espionage in British territory after the Great War.

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    Interweaving stories of battle and memories, Denver creates a gripping first-hand account of the Navy SEALs and what it means to be a professional killer, crafting an awe-inspiring image of the modern soldier.

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    In this witty, candid and utterly fascinating memoir, Baroness Trumpington looks back on her long and remarkable life.

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    Never in the history of warfare has the clash between such great and apparently equal forces been decided so swiftly and conclusively as the German conquest of France and the Low Countries in May a...

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    Camp Bastion is under attack and a famous TV war reporter is missing half his kit. Christian Hill, a captain in the army's Media Operations Group, is to promote the war to the British media - and make it look like things are under control and getting better...

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    The Ranters – like the Levellers and the Diggers – were a group of religious libertarians who flourished during the English Civil War (1642–1651), a period of social and religious turmo...

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    Second World War fighter pilot Eric Carter is one of only four surviving members of a secret mission, code-named 'Force Benedict'. Sanctioned by Winston Churchill in 1941, Force Benedict was dispatched to defend Murmansk, the USSR's only port not under Nazi occupation.

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    Morris dissects humanity's history of warfare to draw startling conclusions about our future and shows how, in the very long term, war has in fact been a good thing.

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    Recounting all the important military conversations that occurred in government between 1906 and 1914.

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    Stimulating and genuinely innovative Broers has created a masterful biography of a historical hero.

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    A History of the First World War in 100 Objects narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and...

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    Throughout his life Hugh Trevor-Roper sought to understand the forces that had allowed Nazism to emerge in German society. He was constantly in search of answers to his most pressing question: how was it possible that a regime so violent and barbarous, without effective opposition, emerged in a society which had seemed a stable and highly civilised European country?

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    A shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of Allied military commanders, their high-stakes manoeuvres and often bitter bureaucratic in-fighting as General Stanley McChrystal takes us on patrol missions in the Afghan hinterlands during the war.

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    0900 hours, 11th September, 2012. Darkness cloaks the American Embassy in Libya. The flag is flying at half-mast, to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on America. With...

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    In November 1941, a small party of British Commandos landed by submarine in Libya, tasked with the assassination of General Erwin Rommel, commander of the German forces in North Africa, who was bel...

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    In this highly original and insightful work of history, Jack Beatty challenges the long-dominant assumption that World War I was inevitable following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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    Over a century ago, a young cavalry lieutenant wrote a riveting account of what he saw during his first major campaign, a vicious war against tribal insurgents on the North-West Frontier.

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    On capture, British officers and men were routinely told by the Germans ‘For you the war is over’. Nothing could be further from the truth. British Prisoners of War merely exchanged one...

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    Published at regular intervals during the last 20 years, the latest edition is one that deals with the most far reaching changes the UK Armed Forces have gone through for a generation.

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    Volume two looks at the bloody years of 1978 and 1979. It covers eyewitness accounts from soldiers on the ground and there is the occasional comment from civilians who were living in the troubled province at the time.

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    The story of Operation Neptune was, of course, more than just a tale of planning, building and logistics. It had action a-plenty and the emotive tales of bravery, ingenuity and determination by the...

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    A powerful and deeply moving account of Bomber Command's 1944 Nuremberg Raid, the few surviving veterans, British and German, tell the story of that terrible night.

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    The latest in Biteback’s best-selling Dialogue Espionage Classics series of rediscovered spy masterpieces. reminiscent of The Thirty-Nine Steps.

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    Robert Gates was US Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011 serving under both George Bush and Barack Obama. He is the only Secretary of Defense to serve under both a Republican and a Democratic president, and in Duty he provides an unsparing, full accounting of his tenure.

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    Hazem Kandil presents the Egyptian revolution and its aftermath as the latest episodes in the ongoing power struggle between the three components of Egypt’s authoritarian regime: the military...

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    During WW II Eric Lomax was subjected to torture by his Japanese captors. Years later he was to come face to face with the man responsible for his suffering.

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    The first publication in a century and a half: Having unleashed a torrent of dramatic wars for decades, Napoleon died on Elba in 1921. Five years later his contemporary Sir Walter Scott wrote a bri...

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    Kennedy uncovers the true heroes of the war in this unique look at how World War II was won.

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    The wars since 9/11, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, have generated frustration and an increasing sense of failure in the West. Much of the blame has been attributed to poor strategy. In both the Uni...

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    Ideal accounts for the enthusiastic historian.

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    Celebrate another year of exceptional sporting stories.

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    Where other scholars have seen the conflict as a triumph of freedom, Goldfield paints it as America's greatest failure: a breakdown of society caused by the infusion of evangelical religion into the world of politics.

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    Clive Aslet's War Memorial: The Story of One Village's Sacrifice from 1914 to 2003, is a powerful story of those who died in war.

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    Nearly 100 years have passed since the guns blazed in the ever-deepening mud of Passchendaele. Yet places such as Ypres, the Marne and the Somme can never remain mere names in a chronicle of war - they are heavy with meaning as the setting for the near-destruction of a generation of men.

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    J. Robert Oppenheimer is among the most contentious and important figures of the twentieth century. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis to develop the first atomic bomb – a breakthrough which was to have eternal ramifications for mankind, and made Oppenheimer the 'father of the Bomb'.

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    The Armistice, which brought the Great War to an end, marked a seminal moment in modern European and World history. Yet the story of how the war ended remains little-known. In this compelling and ground-breaking new study, Nick Lloyd examines the last days of the war and asks the question: how did it end?

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    This is the first biography to address the significance of Wellington's political connections and the way they both helped and hindered his campaigns. The work also gives fresh insight into Wellington's character: his many strengths and the flaws that together made him a complex and interesting man as well as a great soldier.

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    The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic.

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    John Buckley offers a radical reappraisal of Great Britain's fighting forces during World War Two, challenging the common belief that the British Army was no match for the forces of Hitler's Germany.

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    The Warsaw Uprising of August 1944 was a shocking event in a hideous war. This is the first account to recall the tragedy from both German and Polish perspectives and asks why, when the war was nearly lost and resources were so urgently needed in the Fatherland, Hitler and Himmler decided to return to Warsaw bent on murder, deportation, and destruction.

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    This masterful exploration of how Europe chose its path towards war will change and enrich how we see this defining moment in our history.

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    Hitler's Furies is indelible proof that we have not known what we need to know about the role of women on the Nazi killing fields of the eastern front -- or about how it could have been hidden for seventy years.

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    Jeremy Paxman's magnificent history of the First World War tells the entire story of the war in one gripping narrative

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    Churchill's Bomb is an original and controversial book which reveals a little-known side of Britain's great war-leader.

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    Historian John France explores the experience of war around the globe, in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. His bold conclusions cast doubt on well-entrenched attitudes about the development of military strength, the impact of culture on warfare, the future of Western dominance, and much more.

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    From the first Arab-Islamic Empire of the mid-seventh century to the Ottomans, the last great Muslim empire, the story of the Middle East has been the story of the rise and fall of universal empires and, no less important, of imperialist dreams. So argues Efraim Karsh in this highly provocative book.

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    An ex-US marine who has become one of America's most effective intelligence chiefs must gather what scant evidence there is and unmask The Preacher, a radical Islamic cleric, aided only by a brilliant teenaged hacker.

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    The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy

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    The year 1916 was one of the great turning-points in British history: as the youthful hopes of a generation were crushed in a desperate struggle to survive, and traditional attitudes to authority were destroyed for ever.

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    The third battle of Ypres, culminating in a desperate struggle for the ridge and little village of Passchendaele, was one of the most appalling campaigns in the First World War. A million Tommies, Canadians and Anzacs assembled at the Ypres Salient in the summer of 1917, mostly raw young troops keen to do their bit for King and Country.

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    The BBC's award-winning former foreign correspondent examines the way in which women's live changed during the First World War.

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    A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

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    Wounded traces the journey made by a casualty from the battlefield to a hospital in Britain. It is a story told through the testimony of those who cared for him - stretcher bearers and medical officers, surgeons and chaplains, orderlies and nurses - from the aid post in the trenches to the casualty clearing station and the ambulance train back to Blighty.

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    Hunter Killers tells the incredible, true inside story of the Cold War beneath the waves.

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    In 1914, Europe plunged into the 20th century’s first terrible act of self-immolation- what was then called The Great War. On the eve of its centenary, Max Hastings seeks to explain both how the conflict came about and what befell millions of men and women during the first months of strife.

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    Saul David's 100 Days to Victory is a totally original, utterly engaging account of the Great War - the first book to tell the story of the 'war to end all wars' through the events of one hundred key days between 1914 and 1918.

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    The compelling untold story of a group of stranded U.S. Army nurses and medics fighting to escape Nazi-occupied Europe.

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    A fascinating recreation of the world of one of England's most charismatic monarchs, from award-winning author and historian Richard Barber.

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    How was it that despite multiple changes of government and the assassination of a Prime Minister, Britain survived and won a generation-long war against a regime which at its peak in 1807 commanded many times the resources and manpower?

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    ‘No part of the Great War compares in interest with its opening’, wrote Churchill. ‘The measured, silent drawing together of gigantic forces, the uncertainty of their movements and positions, the n...

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    The Empire Trap looks at how modern U.S. involvement in the empire business began, how American foreign policy became increasingly tied to the sway of private financial interests, and how postwar administrations finally extricated the United States from economic interventionism, even though the government had the will and power to continue.

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    Roger Bushell was 'Big X', mastermind of the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, immortalised in the Hollywood film The Great Escape. Very little was known about Bushell until 2011, when his family donated his private papers - a treasure trove of letters, photographs and diaries - to the Imperial War Museum.

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    In 2011 the National Army Museum conducted a poll to decide who merited the title of 'Britain's Greatest General'. In the end two men shared the honour. One, predictably, was the Duke of Wellington. The other was Bill Slim.

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    Reports from inter-war Germany from the celebrated Austrian writer.

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    John Darwin won the Wolfson History Prize for his book After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empires. In Unfinished Empire he examines the enormous influence of the British Empire.

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    Commando is the first authoritative book on these formidable fighting forces of WWII for a general readership - out now in paperback.

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    A spectacular life brought to life by tales of history, war and intrigue

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    Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. Suddenly a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on the bomber's tail - the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger.

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    Covert action and terrorism have played major roles in the policies of the Middle East. It is impossible to comprehend the intricacies of regional politics without an understanding of the covert machinations that lie beneath the surface. This work is an in-depth study of Syrian politics and foreign relations between 1949 and 1961.

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    A unique and anecdote-filled history of desertion, including the stories of famous deserters such as Mark Twain, Herman Melville, the Kray Twins, Arnold Schwarzenegger and even Pope Benedict XV.

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    Eileen Crofton sheds light on the inspiring dedication and efficiency of the Scottish nurses stationed in France during World War I.

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    A gripping, fresh take on the story of how the Navy has shaped Britain, our culture and our empire in subtle and surprising ways.

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    The Battle for Moscow, which took place from September 1941 to April 1942, was the biggest battle of World War II – indeed, the biggest battle of all time. Seven million troops were involved. The combined losses of both sides amounted to 2.5 million men – 2 million on the Russian side.

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    This is an urgent and authoritative account of the seismic political changes rocking the Middle East, from one of the foremost reporters of our time.

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    Japan 1945. In one of the defining moments of the twentieth century, more than 100,000 people were killed instantly by two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by US Air Force B29s. Hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness.

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    1913 was a pivotal year when the world was on the brink of catastrophic change. Florian Ilies will and charm you with his wit and move you with this riveting narrative.

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    Definitive biography of one of the leading military reformers of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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    Scotland has always been the land of fierce warriors and epic battles. Follow the various armies waging war across the land to find out how Scotland became a kingdom united.

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    The second book from bestseling author Sinclair Mckay on the history of Bletchley Park.

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    In 1781 the British Empire suffered its most humiliating defeat in a war they should have won. Blame has traditionally been cast at the feet of incompetent British military commanders and political leaders whose arrogant confidence and out-dated tactics were no match for the innovative and determined Americans. But this is far from the truth.

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    The Endgame is the gripping and authoritative account of the secret military and political effort to pull Iraq from the precipice of full-scale civil war.

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    After ten years of research, a nefarious and critical missing piece of the history of WWII and the Soviet secret services is finally exposed to the light of day.

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    The biography of Thomas Macauley, from child prodigy to elder statesman and historian.

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    Dramatic, inevitably tense and almost forensically observed, Sean McMeekin's unique book retells the story of that cataclysmic month, making clear as never before who was responsible for the catastrophe. You will never think the same way again about the origins of the First World War.

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    Into the Jaws of Death is a gripping story of high daring that demonstrates how the decisive courage of a small group of men changed the course of the war.

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    A thoroughly researched yet always accessible and realistic account of the battle Scotland has tried to forget.

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    In 1509 the young Henry VIII renewed his father's Treaty of Perpetual Peace with Scotland. Yet by 1511 he was already planning an invasion of France, Scotland's traditional ally. Over the next two years, the King of Scots, James IV, resisted both the threats of Henry VIII and the blandishments of Louis XII of France. But in 1513 he was forced to choose.

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    In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, despatched an invasion fleet to the island of Rhodes. This was the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths, and the ensuing battle for control of the Mediterranean would last sixty years.

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    Published to coincide with the 2013 Ashes Test series between England and Australia, this is the extraordinary story of how the 1948 Invincibles turned the cricket pitch into a battlefield.

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    In the Battle of Britain, when the Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf 109 met in decisive combat, they proved to be like two champion boxers. This is their story, from the men who designed them to the teams that built them and the pilots who flew them.

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    Former White House adviser Victor Cha pulls back the curtain on the world's most isolated country to provide an unprecedented and timely insight into North Korea's history, present and future.

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    As she watched her mother succumb to Alzheimer's and become unreachable, Elisa Segrave went through some old papers and discovered a cache of diaries that revealed a totally different person, living an extraordinary life.

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    A sweeping, action-packed saga of the legendary last stand at the Alamo, by the author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory.

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    KANDAK, from Patrick Hennessey, author of the TV Book Club pick, The Junior Officers' Reading Club, is 'a rich depiction of life and death, love and sorrow ... read this brilliant book' Evening Standard

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    In Rana Mitter's tense, moving and hugely important book, the war between China and Japan - one of the most important struggles of the Second World War - at last gets the masterly history it deserves.

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    In this blockbusting trade debut, distinguished American professor Sheila Miyoshi Jager interweaves international events and previously unknown personal accounts to give a brilliant new history of the war, its aftermath and its global impact told from American, Korean, Soviet and Chinese sides.

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    Out in the Army follows the extraordinary career journey of James Wharton, one of the first ‘out’ soldiers in the armed forces.

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    Simon Bolivar's life makes for one of history's most dramatic canvases, a colossal narrative filled with adventure and disaster, victory and defeat. This is the story not just of an extraordinary man but of the liberation of a continent.

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    In 1940 a group of artists, sculptors, film makers, theatre designers and set painters came together to form the Camouflage Unit. They were so successful that in August 1942 Montgomery ordered them to to hide the preparations for the Battle of Alamein.

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    In Halik Kochanski's extraordinary book, the untold story of Poland and the Poles in the Second World War is finally heard.

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    J.C. Masterman was chairman of the Double-Cross Committee at the height of World War Two. This is his account of the double agents, deception and counter-espionage which were key to the victory of D-Day.

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    Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells for the first time the story of his life, a true tale of survival against the most extraordinary odds. Sam Pivnik's life story is a classic testimony of Holocaust survival.

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    A unique history of the road to El Alamein – and how the bloody battle that followed decided the outcome of the Second World War. A perfect gift for Father's Day.

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