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#151376. THE GERMAN ARMY AT PASSCHENDAELE.
#151376. THE GERMAN ARMY AT PASSCHENDAELE.

Even a century later, the name of Passchendaele has lost none of its power to shock and dismay. Both sides suffered bitter losses. Here, compiled by British military historian Jack Sheldon, are contemporaneous accounts from the battlefield that present the experiences from the German perspective. B/w photos. 336 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#151757. SECRETS OF A GERMAN POW

The Capture and Interrogation of Hauptmann Herbert Cleff. Were his revelations merely flights of fancy or were they genuine secrets? This is the extraordinary story of a German man, the enigmatic information about the advanced aircraft projects he revealed, and how he intrigued and perplexed his Allied captors in equal measure. B/w photos and illus. 182 pp. 6x9".

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#151760. THE BLACK ROOM AT LONGWOOD Napoleon's Exile on Saint Helena.
#151760. THE BLACK ROOM AT LONGWOOD Napoleon's Exile on Saint Helena.

In this evocative book - part travelogue, part history, and part reflection on confinement the author visits the isolated island to learn more about Napoleon's final years in seclusion. Having lived through three years as a hostage in Beirut, he offers us his own personal insights into the psychology of imprisonment. Colour illus. 297 pp. 6x8".

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#151765. THE DOWNFALL OF MONEY Germany's Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle Class.

Drawing on new research, historian Frederick Taylor reveals the causes of Germany's terrifying financial collapse in the 1920s, its effects on ordinary people, and its connections to subsequent catastrophic political events. B/w photos. 416 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151777. KINGS OF THE GRAIL Tracing the Historic Journey of the Holy Grail from Jerusalem to Spain.
#151777. KINGS OF THE GRAIL Tracing the Historic Journey of the Holy Grail from Jerusalem to Spain.

Using meticulous research, the authors present fascinating historical and scientific facts to support their assertion that the Holy Grail, one of history's most sought-after treasures, currently resides in Spain's Basilica of San Isidoro. Colour illus. 256 pp. 6x9".

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#151793. THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE Atlantic to Pacific: A Portrait and Guide.

Absorbing and practical, this concise resource from naturalist Tony Soper covers the history of the Northwest Passage, including the Indigenous peoples and early explorers. Discover what travellers can expect to find today. Colour and b/w photos and illus. 154 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151803. DARING RAIDS OF WORLD WAR TWO Heroic Land, Sea and Air Attacks.
#151803. DARING RAIDS OF WORLD WAR TWO Heroic Land, Sea and Air Attacks.

From the bombing of the bridges at Maastricht in May 1940, to the midget subs used against the Takao and My-ok-o in July 1945, here are the gripping stories of 30 of the most intrepid and strategic raids of WWII, including the landings at Dieppe, the Channel dash, and more. B/w photos. 237 pp. 6x9".

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#151804. VOICES FROM THE PAST: Channel Islands Invaded.

In the words of the politicians who decided the fate of tens of thousands of people, the local newspapers, and the Islanders themselves, here are the stories of the muddled evacuation, the fear of those left behind, and what happened on the first days of the German Occupation. B/w photos. 227 pp. 6x9".

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#151867. JONATHAN SMITH: CHURCHILL'S SECRET.
#151867. JONATHAN SMITH: CHURCHILL'S SECRET.

On the brink of a major peace summit in 1953, Winston Churchill was felled by a stroke just when his deputy Anthony Eden underwent emergency surgery. Britain was leaderless but no one could know. This novel, the basis for the recent PBS drama, reimagines the scenes of a crisis kept secret for decades. 197 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151880. LAST POST.

Author Max Arthur interviewed the last 21 surviving British veterans of WWI, many of whom were over 100 and all of whom are now gone. In a moving testimony to courage, comradeship and the ravages of war, they recount in their own words the horror and futility of armed conflict as well as the world changes they've experienced. B/w photos. 272 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151889. NEVER SURRENDER.
#151889. NEVER SURRENDER.

An intense, often surprising narrative history, this work follows the critical six months in 1940 when Winston Churchill and his cabinet debated whether England should go to war against Nazi Germany. Drawing on war cabinet papers, diaries, news reports, etc., historian John Kelly brings this crucial period and its players vividly alive. B/w photos. 370 pp. 5x8". Softcover. Please note: very limited quantity.

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#151921. WHEN HISTORY GETS IT WRONG: Napoleon Wasn't Short and St Patrick Wasn't Irish.

This witty book uncovers the real facts of world history, from suspect saints and counterfeit kings to erroneous explorers and phoney phrase origins. Please note: previously sold as "Queen Elizabeth's Wooden Teeth, and Other Historical Fallacies". B/w illus. 192 pp. 5x8".

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#151931. HIDDEN FIGURES.
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#151931. HIDDEN FIGURES.

An exceptional group of black female mathematicians, dubbed "human computers", were called to assist America's fledgling aeronautics industry, and then to work for NASA in the Space Race. This is the true story that inspired the award-winning movie Hidden Figures. 346 pp. 6x9". Please note: marked or scuffed jackets.

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#151934. PRISCILLA The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France.

When the author stumbled across a box of old documents belonging to his late aunt, he was completely unaware of what he would learn about her past. Piecing together fragments of her complex and tragic life, he paints a loving portrait of a flawed woman trying her best to survive in terrible times. B/w photos. 423 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151936. BY CHANCE ALONE A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz.
#151936. BY CHANCE ALONE A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz.

In spring 1944, at the age of 15, Max Eisen was interned in Auschwitz. The story of his experiences, including the painful aftermath of liberation and his journey of physical and psychological healing are described in his powerful, pageturning memoir. B/w photos. 276 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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