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Puffs of smoke from a chimney, stacks of bread in a bakery window, even knitted woollen jumpers were all used to convey secret messages decipherable only by well-trained eyes. Melanie King retells the astonishing story of these and many other tricks of the espionage trade, now long forgotten, through the memoirs of eight spies.
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...
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...
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...
An invaluable contribution to the dialogue about how to minimize the inevitable social and environmental devastation of future climate change.
In 1965 the Beatles proved that rock and roll could be art, it was when we went car crazy, the year feminism went mainstream, the year when racial discrimination was outlawed and the death penalty abolished. It was the year when everything changed - and the year that everyone knew it.
In this witty, candid and utterly fascinating memoir, Baroness Trumpington looks back on her long and remarkable life.
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.
The extraordinary story of one of Britain's best-loved authors, now in paperback.
The challenges of rapid globalization and the new and existing structures which can solve the problems which increasingly spill over national boundaries.
Henry-Sackville-West was driven to suicide after the death of his wife from cancer, but also by the failure of his claim to be the legitimate son of Lord Sackville and heir to Knole. The Disinherited reveals the secrets and lies at the heart of an English dynasty and unravels the parallel lives of Henri’s four illegitimate siblings.
The story of Snowden and the NSA that examines the far-reaching consequences of the US government's surveillance program, both in the US and abroad.
A classic espionage title available for the first time in many decades, The Fought Alone is a unique look at SOE - a wartime initiative devised by PM Winston Chuchill.
Capitalism is a victim of its own success. In this thought-provoking new book, Rifkin discusses the future in an economy based on scarcity now giving way to an economy of abundance.