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#150938. BILLY BISHOP VC Lone Wolf Hunter.
#150938. BILLY BISHOP VC Lone Wolf Hunter.

The Canadian aviation hero’s war record is still considered controversial: arguments are made for and against his claim to have won 72 air battles. By researching German sources, private correspon-dence, and more, the author sheds new light on Bishop’s air missions. Incl. aerial victory list, bibliography, maps, and b/w photos (many previously unpublished). 192 pp. 7x10”.

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#151385. SCAPEGOATS
Thirteen Victims of Military Injustice.
"At all costs avoid blame." History is full of tales of those wrongly castigated in the rush to find a culprit; only later is the scapegoat exonerated. This superbly researched book, by a former professional soldier, highlights some of the most egregious. From Admiral Byng, executed for 'failing to do his utmost' in 1757, to Captain Dreyfus, to Gen. Romeo Dallaire given the impossible task of a weak UN mission to Rwanda in 1994. B/w illus. 322 pp. 6x9".

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#151712. THE REMEDY
#151712. THE REMEDY
Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis.
When Dr. Koch announced his remedy for TB in 1890, euphoria swept the globe. But when physician and aspiring writer Conan Doyle toured the ward of treated patients, he found Koch's remedy made the patients worse, not better, and accused the great scientist of an unfathomable error. Learn which man was right in this riveting true account of ambition, hubris, discovery and deceit. 298 pp. 6x9".

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#151755. KAITEN Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine and the First American Ship it Sank in WWII.

Learn the full story of the little-known attack on the USS Mississinewa in November 1944. American survivors and Japanese pilots recount their experiences in this compelling and very human account of the events. Incl. extensive notes, crew lists, etc. B/w photos. 363 pp. 6x9".

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#151796. EMPIRE'S CROSSROADS
#151796. EMPIRE'S CROSSROADS
The Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day.
Its history is vivid and action-packed, populated by a rich cast of fortune-seekers, pirates, scientists, travellers, and more. It is not only a story of imperial expansion European and American - but of life as it is lived in the islands in the past and today. Colour and b/w illus. 447 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151815. PIRATES OF THE SEVEN SEAS.

Explore the journey `of wealth and fortune, murder and betrayal taken by pirates through the ages - from the ancient Greek era and the mid-17th century Caribbean to the Red Sea of the 21 st century. The intriguing history of piracy around the world comes to life with this bounty of colorful maps, photos, and illus. 255 pp. 10x9".

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#152005. THE CONQUEST OF THE OCEAN An Illustrated History of Seafaring.
#152005. THE CONQUEST OF THE OCEAN An Illustrated History of Seafaring.

Man's enduring quest to master the sea comes to life as maritime historian Brian Lavery discusses explorers, merchants, warfare, pirates, inventors and scientists. He shares extraordinary tales of how the oceans have been explored and exploited, but never tamed. Colour and b/w illus. 400 pp. 6x9".

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#152009. THE WARS OF THE ROSES The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors.

This dramatic narrative recounts the turbulence of the brutal and chaotic 15 th century, when the crown of England changed hands five times as Britain's longest reigning royal family, the Plantagenets, tore itself apart in a brutal blood feud. B/w illus. 392 pp. 6x9".

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#152026. NORAD AND THE SOVIET NUCLEAR THREAT Canada's Secret Electronic Air War.
#152026. NORAD AND THE SOVIET NUCLEAR THREAT Canada's Secret Electronic Air War.

In this deeply researched history of the air defence of Canada during the Cold War era, Captain Gordon A.A. Wilson recounts not only his own experience as a pilot, but also takes readers deep into the underground Command Centre, through an actual 1973 NORAD exercise, and much more. B/w and colour photos. 288 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#152033. IF THIS IS A WOMAN Inside Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women.

General de Gaulle's niece, a British women's golf champion, Polish countesses, and British SOE women who were parachuted into occupied France - all were among the 130,000 women who had been imprisoned here as social outcasts, political enemies, foreign resisters, the disabled, etc. Now, powerful testimonies and interviews with survivors provide a moving account not only of the horrific atrocities, but also of the friendship and heroism. B/w photos. 823 pp. 5x8". Softcover. Previously sold as Ravensbrück.

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#152034. INTERCEPT The Secret History of Computers and Spies.
#152034. INTERCEPT The Secret History of Computers and Spies.

Drawing on unique access to intelligence agencies, heads of state, hackers and spies, this exploration of the ties between modern espionage and our technologically connected world begins with Bletchley Park and continues into the headlinemaking events of our daily news. 431 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#152041. THE SPIES OF WINTER The GCHQ Codebreakers Who Fought the Cold War.

Revelations from the archives of the secret organization, known as the Government Communications Headquarters. From the defection of the Cambridge Five to the emergence of the US as a superpower, Sinclair McKay tells the story of the GCHQ codebreakers and the new technology that expanded the horizons of cryptography, in an era filled with double agents, deception and betrayals. 345 pp. 6x9".

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#152106. ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED.
#152106. ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED.

As the Franks hid from the Nazis, Otto Frank's secretary Miep Gies and her husband risked their lives to supply the family with daily physical and emotional support. In her own words, Miep recounts those days, her own childhood as a WWI refugee, the choice she made to safeguard Anne's diary for posterity, and more. B/w photos. 264 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#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
#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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