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#150982. A TIME TO DANCE, A TIME TO DIE The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518.
#150982. A TIME TO DANCE, A TIME TO DIE The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518.

A seemingly fantastical but true historical event – when men and women in Strasbourg danced uncontrollably, day after day, some to their deaths – brings alive the supernaturalism and hedonism of the era. B/w illus. 267 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151774. THE NIGHT OF THE DAM BUSTERS.

From the last-minute flight preparations to the final attack at the Sorpe, this account captures the moments at the very heart of the Dam Busters' heroic attacks. Charting the bouncing bomb attack through the accounts of several members of the bomber crews, the author builds up an evocative picture of events. 126 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#152053. STALIN'S ROMEO SPY The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB's Most Daring Operative.
#152053. STALIN'S ROMEO SPY The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB's Most Daring Operative.

Showing exceptional talents and courage, Dmitri Bystrolyotov was an outstanding Soviet secret agent in Western countries, but in 1938 he was arrested and sentenced to 20 years of hard labour in the Gulag. He survived the imprisonment and came to realize the true nature of the ideology he had once served so unquestioningly. B/w photos. 420 pp. 6x9".

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#152097. CHEMICAL SOLDIERS British Gas Warfare in World War One.

Stripping away the half-truths and legends perpetuated through the years, this weaves together data from official military records and personal anecdotes taken from diaries, letters and memoirs to create a real-life account of the formation of the British Special Brigade. B/w photos. 304 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#152098. AIR WAR D-DAY.
#152098. AIR WAR D-DAY.

In this insightful Volume 5 in the Gold – Juno – Sword series, author Martin Bowman's detailed analysis goes behind the headlines to present the real story of the men who were there during the momentous D-Day operation. Their experiences, in their own words, express the reality of the parachute drops and glider formations over France. 255 pp. 6x9".

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#152259. THE ROAD TO EN-DOR.

It was an incredible escape plan unlike any other. Initially released in 1919, this fascinating memoir details the true story of how two POWs, one Welsh and the other Australian, convinced their Turkish captors to release them through an almost unbelievable plot featuring seances, Ouija boards, ghosts and faked suicides. B/w illus. 455 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#148134. THE SECRET LISTENERS.
#148134. THE SECRET LISTENERS.

From the author of The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, this is the riveting account of the men and women of the Y Service who were sent out across the world to run listening stations, intercepting Germanys encrypted messages for decoding back at Bletchley Park. Historic b/w photos. 354 pp. 5x8". Softcover. Previously sold in hardcover.

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#149572. JUST SEND ME WORD.

Still imprisoned after 5 years as a POW and then a deportee in the Arctic Gulag, Lev Mishchenko received a letter from his sweetheart Sveta. Over the next 8 years they exchanged more than 1,500 messages, and she even smuggled herself into the camp. Based on their letters and KGB archives, this is a real-time record of life in Stalins Gulag. B/w photos. 334 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#149709. DUEL
#149709. DUEL
A True Story of Death and Honour.
Britains last recorded fatal duel was in 1826, when David Landale shot his bank manager dead. His descendant James Landale reconstructs the incident and delves into the origins of duelling to explain why the defense of honour was so important and how the duel eventually lost its social legitimacy. B/w and colour illus. 295 pp. 6x9".

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#149861. THE GREAT BIG BOOK OF HORRIBLE THINGS.

Blending arresting facts with wry insights, the author examines historys 100 worst atrocities in an unbiased, thorough and clear manner. Romans, Mongols, Chinese dynasties, the slave trade, communist tyrants - a look at human history reveals conflict to be our predominant and disappointing pastime. B/w maps. 669 pp. 7x9".

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#149905. THE JAIL BUSTERS
#149905. THE JAIL BUSTERS
The Secret Story of MI6, the French Resistance & Operation Jericho.
In an epic feat of precision bombing, 19 Mosquito bombers broke open the prison walls at Amiens. Working from previously unseen sources, Robert Lyman brings recognition to the skill and bravery behind an operation long shrouded in secrecy. B/w photos. 324 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#149935. THEIR TRADE IS TREACHERY
The Full, Unexpurgated Truth About the Russian Penetration of the Worlds Secret Defences.
Harry Chapman Pinchers landmark expos rocked the world of British intelligence in 1981 with its dissection of espionage and treachery. It remains an eye-opening and definitive account of the Cold War. 398 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#150034. THE ROCKET MAN
#150034. THE ROCKET MAN
And Other Extraordinary Characters in the History of Flight.
Wiley Post, the first pilot to fly solo around the world, did it in under eight days on less than 20 hours sleep... and had only one eye. From stuntmen to balloonists, X-plane pilots to a jet-pack rocketeer, enjoy all the eccentric, reckless adventurers in this entertaining capsule history. B/w photos. 195 pp. 5x8".

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#150131. YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS
Life and Style in Hollywoods Golden Age.
Actor Robert Wagner takes us on an anecdote-filled tour of Hollywoods vintage era. He pays affectionate tribute to the famous nightclubs, big stars, and bigger studios from the 1930s through the 1950s. B/w photos. 262 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#150282. THINKER, FAILURE, SOLDIER, JAILER
#150282. THINKER, FAILURE, SOLDIER, JAILER
An Anthology of Great Lives in 365 Days.
The obituary pages of Londons Daily Telegraph are renowned for their quality of writing. Organized day by day, each life is presented on the day it ended, this books selections are a treasure trove of human virtue, vice, and trivia. 586 pp. 6x9".

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