A detailed look at the role of famous and lesser-known female spies and spy networks during the two world wars. Discover the women of 'cool and lonely courage' who became couriers, wireless operators, resistance fighters, etc., and why they chose to take up such dangerous roles - often risking death behind enemy lines. B/w photos. 160 pp. 6x9".
The 2 giants of Canadian rail operated maritime shipping lines in the early 20 th century, taking passengers and freight across Canada and the Atlantic. And in WWI their vessels ferried men and war supplies across the North Atlantic. With contemporary b/w photos, drawings and vessel specifications. 294 pp. 8x8". Softcover.
Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South where he is subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner and unexpected kindness from another. In the 12th year of his disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon’s life forever. 252 pp. 5x8". Softcover.
A magnificent bounty of colour photographs, short biographies of major artists, and a detailed focus on representative forms and techniques make this book an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the art and architecture of the High Middle Ages (11th through 14th centuries). 192 pp. 8x10". Softcover.
They were given the most dangerous tasks of the war – the first to land on invasion beaches and the last to leave. Read of their courage in spearheading Mediterranean and D-Day invasions. Historic b/w photos, maps. 272 pp. 6x9". Softcover.
A penetrating yet accessible analysis of the personality of Adolf Hitler drawn from the wartime and post-war files of American academics working at the behest of the US govern-ment. Here are fascinating insights into one of history's most murderous dictators. B/w and colour photos and illus. 128 pp. 9x11". Softcover.
Relive the golden era of steam in this volume replete with iconic images of the most famous locomotives, the men who pioneered them, and those who built them. Exclusive memorabilia incl. B/w and colour illus. and photos. 175 pp. 9x11".
When Tom, a local hoarder, is murdered, his cousin Valentina is targeted as the prime suspect. Betsy Devonshire (owner of the Crewel World needlework shop) knows her friend didn't do it, but can she dig through the clutter, identify the killer, and get Valentina off the hook? 295 pp. 5x8".