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The Queen of Gay Street

The Queen of Gay Street

Isn’t New York’s motto, “Give me your tired, your poor, your undersexed”? In New York, the party never stops and love’s always just around the corner. At least, that’s what queer journalist Esther Mollica told herself when she quit her job during the 2008 recession...

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The Nevills of Middleham

The Nevills of Middleham

In 1465, the Nevills must have thought they’d reached the pinnacle of power and influence in England. Richard Nevill was the king’s right-hand man and married to the richest woman in the kingdom; John Nevill was an accomplished soldier who’d done much to stabilise the...

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The Last Letter

The Last Letter

Born a German Jew in 1915, Rudy Baum was eighty-six years old when he sealed the garage door of his Dallas home, turned on the car ignition, and tried to end his life. After confronting her father’s attempted suicide, Karen Baum Gordon, Rudy’s daughter, began a...

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Grant: The Man Who Won the Civil War

Grant: The Man Who Won the Civil War

Ulysses S. Grant made famous the expression ‘unconditional surrender’, which is how most of his campaigns ended — for his opponents. A hard-drinking soldier in a hard-drinking army, he led the Union armies to victory, first in the West and then in the East, eventually...

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To the Edge of the Sky

To the Edge of the Sky

This is a true story, graphically told, of life in China under Mao and the communists. ‘I wanted to tell the whole world the truth about China. People living outside didn’t really understand what happened – because my parents died a long time ago I could not do my...

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The Fleet That Had to Die

The Fleet That Had to Die

By autumn 1904, the Russo-Japanese war had been raging for six months. Routed in Manchuria, the Russians decided to strike back. In October 1904, their Baltic fleet, a haphazard armada of some fifty outdated and ill-equipped men-of-war, led by a burnt-out neurotic and...

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The Ends of Power

The Ends of Power

The incredible #1 bestseller A key figure in Watergate, Nixon’s Chief of Staff Bob Haldeman served 18 months in prison for his involvement. Now for the first time, he’s revealing all about the scandal that shocked America in this explosive memoir. The greatest...

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The London Spy Guide

The London Spy Guide

A chance to walk with spies on a guided walking tour… Intelligence archives recently declassified reveal that just before the outbreak of the First World War London became the focus of a large enemy espionage offensive. Two German organisations were dedicated to the...

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Into the Silk

Into the Silk

From World War Two to the Jet Age, Ian Mackersey charts the thrilling and personal accounts of airmen who have jumped from their planes and survived. An ideal book for fans of Helen Parr, Mark 'Billy' Billingham and Ollie Ollerton. Since the test pilot Harold Harris...

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Maybe You Will Survive

Maybe You Will Survive

The remarkable autobiography of a Holocaust escapee “Go on, my son. Maybe you will survive…” Aron Goldfarb was fifteen years old when he was ripped from his bed in Poland and forced to enter a Jewish work camp. Watching helplessly as Nazis murdered his friends and...

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Carolina Crimes

Carolina Crimes

A former forensic photographer leads readers through the twists and turns of twelve homicide cases that gripped South Carolina during her career.   Rita Y. Shuler’s fascination with the criminal mind began with her exposure as a young girl to a 1953 double-homicide...

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Half In

Half In

What if your first love was a forbidden one? At twenty-three, Felice Cohen was, like other recent college grads, hesitant about entering the real world, with the added stress of coming out in the early nineties. Focused on how to land a full-time position as a writer,...

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Irma’s Passport

Irma’s Passport

In this gripping family tale, Catherine Ehrlich explores her Austrian grandparents’ influential lives at the crossroads of German and Jewish national movements. Weaving her grandmother Irma’s spellbinding memoirs into her narrative, she profiles a charismatic woman...

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Whirlwind: War in the Pacific

Whirlwind: War in the Pacific

In just six months, America turned the rout of Pearl Harbor into the victories of Coral Sea and Midway. Whirlwind: War in the Pacific tells the story of how America achieved this staggering turnaround using accounts of the three key Pacific battles of 1942. Pearl...

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

The celebrated works of Charles Dickens are read and loved around the globe. But who was the man behind the stories? And how did his turbulent personal life contribute to his literary genius? Separated from his family at the age of twelve after his father was sent to...

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Bloomsbury Women

Bloomsbury Women

With their wild Bohemian exploits and exceptional artistic talent, the lives of the infamous Bloomsbury Set have long captured the imagination of the public. Equally as legendary for their scandalous affairs and progressive attitudes as they were for their...

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Stalin in Power

Stalin in Power

'This is the best book about Stalin that has ever been written and one that is not likely to be superseded in the foreseeable future' — W. Bruce Lincoln, Chicago Tribune In 1929, Stalin plunged Soviet Russia into a coercive "revolution from above", a decade-long...

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Scramble

Scramble

'A many-sided picture of war.' The New York Times 1940. Britain stands alone against Nazi Germany. Only the RAF can protect Britain from falling to the Germans. Scramble is the thrilling story of the epic battle that turned the tide of Nazi invasion in the summer of...

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Greed in the Gilded Age

Greed in the Gilded Age

Greed in the Gilded Age is a Gatsby-esque tale of mystery, money, sex, and scandal. ‘Millionaire’ had just entered the American lexicon and Cassie Chadwick was front page news, becoming a media sensation before mass media, even eclipsing President Roosevelt’s...

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King Henry VIII’s Mary Rose

King Henry VIII’s Mary Rose

The rising of the Mary Rose in 1982 made headlines across the globe The iconic ship was a key vessel in the startlingly rapid evolution of the wooden battleship as a floating gun platform. After thirty-four years’ military service, Henry VIII’s revolutionary flagship...

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The Terror Before Trafalgar

The Terror Before Trafalgar

The Royal Navy’s annihilation of the French and Spanish fleets at Trafalgar on 21 October 1805 was a pivotal event in European history. Because the victory was so stunningly complete, and because Admiral Horatio Nelson died heroically in the engagement, the event has...

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A Family Torn Apart

A Family Torn Apart

Angie, 6, and sister Polly, 4, are utterly distraught when they arrive to stay with foster carer Cathy Glass. Their older half-sister Ashleigh has accused their father of something horrible, and the two young sisters have been removed from home to keep them safe....

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The Greatest Day in History

The Greatest Day in History

‘This volume sets an example that will be hard to equal’ - Daily Mail On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, after a dramatic week of negotiations and military offensives, the gunfire officially ceased. The Great War was over. The...

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War Beneath the Sea

War Beneath the Sea

The first book to cover the major submarine campaigns in all the WWII theatres. The canvas is broad and deep, from the strategic perspective at the top to the cramped and claustrophobic life of the crews in their submersible steel tubes; from the feats of ‘ace’...

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Coral Sea 1942

Coral Sea 1942

In May 1942, the Americans discovered the Japanese planned to take Port Moresby in New Guinea. After suffering a devastating series of setbacks after Pearl Harbour, it was vital that US forces prevent another loss. Admiral Frank Fletcher was dispatched with two navy...

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Deer Man

Deer Man

For readers of Fox & I comes “a fable very much for our time.”—The TIMES “Unusual and fascinating... Read this book and enter into another world."— Jane Goodall In this sensuous and moving memoir, a young man forms a powerful connection with deer while living alone in...

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The Granny Who Stands on Her Head

The Granny Who Stands on Her Head

“Somewhere in the middle of my seventies, I realised that I liked being old.” So begins this set of engaging stories and thoughts on growing older by someone with a vast range of life experience to share. Part memoir and part reflection on the joys and challenges of...

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The Bismarck Episode

The Bismarck Episode

May 1941. British morale was low. The sinking of the Bismarck was a matter of life and death. But before the British could engage her, they had to find her. The British Admiralty received a report that two large German warships had been seen steaming northward through...

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Operation Watchtower

Operation Watchtower

“A terrific read about the pivotal battle on Guadalcanal.” – Reviewer A powerful account of the tide turning WW2 Pacific Theater campaign. In the height of the second world war, US forces launched a long and gruelling campaign to take the island of Guadalcanal,...

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Metternich: The First European

Metternich: The First European

While the European Union is a relatively new phenomenon, it is not a new idea. Klemens von Metternich - the statesman who destroyed Napoleon and directed Habsburg Austria’s policy for nearly forty years - tried, in the nineteenth century, to build his own form of...

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Cassino

Cassino

Winter, 1944. The Allied Forces are driving through Italy. But about halfway between Naples and Rome, the Germans resolved to stop the enemy advance in its tracks. The place the Germans had chosen for this stand was Monte Cassino.Over the next few months it was to...

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The Long Farewell

The Long Farewell

Winner of NSW Premier’s Literary Award During the nineteenth century more than a million people, many of whom had never ventured beyond their homes in Britain, sailed to the new colonies of Australia. On their months-long voyage the emigrants lived in a state of limbo...

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Suez: The Forgotten Invasion

Suez: The Forgotten Invasion

One of the most significant events in British history, the Suez Crisis heralded the end of the British Empire. When Britain joined forces with France and Israel to invade Egypt in an attempt to regain control of the Suez Canal from President Nasser in 1956, the...

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Alamein

Alamein

The Battle of El Alamein in 1942 brought a sense of victory to a Britain grown weary from defeat. And it was a decisive victory. The Eighth Army ended the see-saw desert campaign and drove the German–Italian Panzer Army across Egypt and Libya, and into Tunisia. There...

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