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Black Diamonds

• <b>Author:</b> Catherine Bailey<p>Wentworth is in Yorkshire and was surrounded by 70 collieries employing tens of thousands of men. It is the finest and largest Georgian house in Britain andbelonged to the Fitzwilliam family.<p>It is England's forgotten palace which belonged to Britain's richest aristocrats.</i> …

10 Causes of the Cold War

• <b>Author:</b> James K. Wheaton<p>This short essay is taken from the appendix of "Atomic Cafe: A Year by Year History of the Cold War." If you are interested in the Cold War, please consider buying the full book.

Mud, Blood and Bullets

• <b>Author:</b> Edward Rowbotham & Janet Tucker<p>It is 1915 and the Great War has been raging for a year, when Edward Rowbotham, a coal miner from the Midlands, volunteers for Kitchener's Army. Drafted into the newly-formed Machine Gun Corps, he is sent to fight in places whose names will forever be …

Tomorrow You Die

• <b>Author:</b> Andy Coogan<p>Andy Coogan was born in Glasgow in 1917, the oldest child of poor Irish immigrants. He was tipped for Olympic glory, but a promising running career was interrupted by war service. His capture during the fall of Singapore marked the beginning of a three-and-a-half-year nightmare …

In The Shadow Of The Sword

• <b>Author:</b> Tom Holland<p>In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished for ever, while the other was a dismembered, bleeding trunk. In their place, a new superpower had arisen: the empire of the Arabs. So …

Defeat Into Victory

• <b>Author:</b> William Slim<p>Field Marshal William Slim stands alongside Montgomery as the outstanding British field commander of World War II. <i>Defeat Into Victory</i> is his classic account of the Burma campaign: a story of retreat, attrition and final hard-fought victory over the Japanese. Told by a commander …

Afghan Heat: SAS Operations in Afghanistan

• <b>Author:</b> Steve Stone<p>Afghan Heat is a fast paced story of an SAS operative based on real operations in Afghanistan. From SAS selection through to a tour on the battlefields of Afghanistan. The book follows individual operations where special forces, aircraft, and the latest surveillance technology …

Blood and Guts

• <b>Author:</b> Roy Porter<p>Mankind's battle to stay alive is the greatest of all subjects. This brief, witty and unusual book by Britain's greatest medical historian compresses into a tiny span a lifetime spent thinking about millennia of human ingenuity in the quest to cheat death. Each chapter sums up one …

The Korean War

• <b>Author:</b> Max Hastings<p>On 25 June 1950 the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen …

Stalin: History in an Hour

• <b>Author:</b> Rupert Colley<p>Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.<p>Arguably no person in history had such a direct and negative impact on the lives of so many as Joseph Stalin. Under the Red Tsar terror knew no limits, it did not discriminate; no one was safe, no institution, no single town …

Fighting on the Home Front

• <b>Author:</b> Kate Adie<p><b>'History at its most celebratory' Daily Telegraph</b><p><b>'Adie uses her journalistic eye for personal stories and natural compassion to create a book definitely worthy of her heroines' Big Issue</b><p><b>'Fascinating, very readable . . . provides a complete wartime women's history' Discover Your</b> …

Sniper One

• <b>Author:</b> Dan Mills<p><b>Sniper One</b> <b>is the gritty, awe-inspiring true story that takes you right into the heart of the Iraq war from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Sgt. Dan Mills. At this special price NOW . . .</b><p><b>'One of the best first-hand accounts of combat that I've ever read'</b> <i>Andy McNab</i><p><i>We all saw it at once.</i> …

In Defence Of History

• <b>Author:</b> Richard J. Evans<p>In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of the importance of his craft. At a time of deep scepticism about our ability to learn anything from the past, even to recapture any serious sense of past cultures and ways of life, Evans shows us why history …

The New Cold War

• <b>Author:</b> Edward Lucas<p><b>Revised and updated with a new preface on the Crimean crisis</b><p>While most of the world was lauding the stability and economic growth that Vladimir Putin's ex-KGB regime had brought to Russia, Edward Lucas was ringing alarm bells. First published in 2008 and since revised, <i>The New</i> …

A Dirty War

• <b>Author:</b> Anna Politkovskaya<p>The Chechen War was supposed to be over in 1996 after the first Yeltsin campaign, but in the summer of 1999, the new Putin government decided, in their own words, to 'do the job properly'. Before all the bodies of those who had died in the first campaign had been located …

North Korea Undercover

• <b>Author:</b> John Sweeney<p><b>North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth. It is Orwell’s 1984 made reality.</b><p><b>The regime controls the flow of information to its citizens, pouring relentless propaganda through omnipresent loud speakers. Free speech is an illusion: one word out of line and the gulag awaits.</b> …

Society Of The Spectacle

• <b>Author:</b> Guy Debord<p>The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in …