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  • On Wings of Eagles

    by Ken Follett ...
    On Wings of Eagles is the thrilling novel based on the incredible real-life rescue of two Americans by a Green Beret colonel and a group of corporate executives from revolutionary Iran, from number one bestseller Ken Follett.A Terrifying PrisonAs Iran descends into revolution, two Americans get caught up in the upheaval. They are captured and held in a heavily guarded fortress. Their situation is ... Read more

    £0.99

  • X Platoon

    For three decades one of the most secretive units in the British military has been a mystery force known as X Platoon.Officially there was no X Platoon. The forty men in its elite number were specially selected from across the Armed Forces, at which point they simply ceased to exist. X Platoon had no budget, no weaponry, no vehicles and no kit - apart from what its men could beg, borrow or steal ... Read more

    £0.99

  • Life Undercover

    Coming of Age in the CIA

    by Amaryllis Fox ...
    The instant New York Times Bestseller soon to be a major Apple TV series with Brie Larson.'Reads as if a John le Carré character landed in Eat Pray Love' - New York Times‘Best book of the year’ - Tom Marcus, author of Soldier, SpyDo you have what it takes to stand between us and the enemy?"I’m here to prevent a major and imminent attack. One that will kill children. I’m alone and operational in .. ... Read more

    £0.99

  • The Happiest Man on Earth

    The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor

    by Eddie Jaku ...
    'Eddie looked evil in the eye and met it with joy and kindness . . . [his] philosophy is life-affirming' – Daily ExpressHolocaust survivor Eddie Jaku made a vow to smile every day and now believes he is the ‘happiest man on earth’. In his inspirational memoir, he pays tribute to those who were lost by telling his story and sharing his wisdom.Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up ... Read more

    £0.99

  • Permanent Record

    The Sunday Times top ten bestseller.Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence ... Read more

    £1.99

  • Landslide

    The Final Days of the Trump Presidency

    by Michael Wolff ...
    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Landslide cuts deeper than any previous book about this president, indeed about any president' The Times'First there was Fire and Fury, then there was Siege, now there is Landslide. The third is the best of the three . . . Required reading' Guardian'Michael Wolff concludes his Trump trilogy - w... ... Read more

    £11.99

  • T-34-85 vs M26 Pershing

    Korea 1950

    series Duel
    A hotly-debated topic amongst tank buffs is of the relative merits of the Soviet and American tanks of World War II. Using recently revealed documents, Steven Zaloga sheds light on the crucial tank battles of the Korean War as the rival superpowers' finest tanks battled for supremacy. The Soviet-equipped North Korean Peoples Army initially dominated the battlefield with the seemingly unstoppable ... Read more

    £8.09

  • Sold as a Slave

    In an adventurous and extraordinary life, Equiano (c.1745-c.1797) criss-crossed the Atlantic world, from West Africa to the Caribbean to the USA to Britain, either as a slave or fighting with the Royal Navy. His account of his life is not only one of the great documents of the abolition movement, but also a startling, moving story of danger and betrayal.Great Journeys allows readers to travel both ... Read more

    £3.49

  • Churchill Goes to War

    Winston's Wartime Journeys

    by Brian Lavery ...
    More than an account of Churchill's momentous meetings with Roosevelt, Stalin and other leaders at the height of the Second World War, this book illuminates the practicalities of transporting a prime minister through dangerous skies and across hostile oceans in a time of global war. No life was more valuable to the British spirit than his, as he represented his country's will to resist the Nazis. ... Read more

    £6.49

  • Fishers of Men - The Gripping True Story of a British Undercover Agent in Northern Ireland

    by Rob Lewis ...
    Fishers of Men is the true account of secret operations in Northern Ireland carried out by the British Army's most clandestine unit. It tells the unique story, through Rob Lewis's own extraordinary experiences, of an essential instrument in the fight against terrorism, that of covert intelligence gathering. The men and women who work in this field are a special breed who undertake hazardous risks ... Read more

    £4.79

  • The Recollections of Rifleman Harris

    The Recollections of Rifleman Harris is a memoir published in 1848 of the experiences of an enlisted soldier in the 95th Regiment of Foot in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars.The eponymous soldier was Benjamin Randell Harris, a private who joined the regiment in 1803 and served in many of the early campaigns in the Peninsula War. In the mid-1830s, Harris was working as a cobbler in ... Read more

    £0.99

  • Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK’s Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth

    by Paula Byrne ...
    The remarkable life of the vivacious, clever – and forgotten – Kennedy sister, who charmed the English aristocracy and was almost erased from her family history.The favourite child of Joe Kennedy and favourite sister of Jack, Kick Kennedy was spirited, vivacious and legendary for her charm. When the Kenndys sailed to Britain in 1938 she was presented as a debutante amid the pre-war social whirl of ... Read more

    £0.99

  • Lancaster And York

    The Wars of the Roses

    by Alison Weir ...
    The war between the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England was characterised by treachery, deceit and - at St Albans, Blore Hill and Towton, - some of the bloodiest and most dramatic battles on England's soil. Between 1455 and 1487 the royal coffers were bankrupted and the conflict resulted in the downfall of the houses of Lancaster and York and the emergence of the illustrious ... Read more

    £8.99

  • Double Cross

    The True Story of The D-Day Spies

    by Ben Macintyre ...
    D-Day, 6 June 1944, the turning point of the Second World War, was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit, aimed at convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the 150,000-strong invasion force.The deception involved every branch of Allied wartime intelligence - the Bletchley Park code-breakers, MI5, MI6, SOE ... Read more

    £5.79

  • The Hard Way

    Adapt, Survive and Win

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER.‘The SAS and all it stands for is exemplified in men such as Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham. They are the backbone of the British military and I for one am thankful he is on our side!’ – Sir Ranulph Fiennes'The most experienced Special Forces soldier in recent memory. The Hard Way is brutally brilliant.' – Tom Marcus, Number One bestselling author of Soldier... ... Read more

    £4.99

  • Falklands: Voyage to War

    The true story of one young naval officer's journey towards war

    series The Royal Navy Diaries #1
    The true story of one young naval officer’s journey to war.Spring, 1982. The government of Argentina seizes control of an obscure group of islands in the South Atlantic. And the Falklands War, the last great naval conflict of the 20th century, is about to begin.On board HMS Illustrious a young naval officer, James Barrington, started keeping a diary - the story of a young man embarking on a ... Read more

    £0.99

  • A Bomber Crew Mystery

    The Forgotten Heroes of 388th Bombardment Group

    by David Price ...
    An antique trophy inspires a quest to uncover the history of an outstanding crew of WWII airmen who first flew into combat on D-Day.After discovering a discarded trophy in an Edinburgh antique shop, author David Price endeavored to tell the stories of the men whose names had been engraved upon it. Praised as ‘Outstanding Crew of the Month’, the members of 388th Bombardment Group set out on their ... Read more

    £3.99

  • The Ratline

    Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

    *THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*FROM THE AUTHOR OF EAST WEST STREETAs Governor of Galicia, SS Brigadeführer Otto Freiherr von Wächter presided over an authority on whose territory hundreds of thousands of Jews and Poles were killed, including the family of the author's grandfather. By the time the war ended in May 1945, he was indicted for 'mass murder'. Hunted by the Soviets, the Americans, the ... Read more

    £5.49

  • SAS: Sea King Down

    The thrilling, edge-of-your-seat true story of one soldier's Special Forces operations in the Falklands War'BRILLIANT. A ROLLERCOASTER OF BLISTERING ACTION, SURVIVAL AND BEHIND-THE-LINES DARING' DAMIEN LEWIS________After passing the world's toughest Special Forces selection and joining the elite ranks of D Squadron, 22 SAS in 1979, Mark 'Splash' Aston thought the hard part was over.Then on April 2 ... Read more

    £9.99

  • A Belfast Child

    My true story of life and death in the Troubles

    by John Chambers ...
    John Chambers was brought up on Belfast's notorious Loyalist Glencairn estate, during the height of the Troubles. From an early age he witnessed violence, hatred and horror as Northern Ireland tore itself apart in civil strife. Kneecapping, brutal murders, and even public tarring-and-feathering were simply a fact of life for the children on the estate. He thought he knew which side he was on, but ... Read more

    £3.99

  • Life Under Fire

    How to Build Inner Strength and Thrive Under Pressure

    by Jason Fox ...
    THE EXTRAORDINARY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER.Take control of your life, build resilience and learn to thrive in any situation with the powerful and inspiring new book from the number one bestselling author of Battle Scars.In Life Under Fire, ex-Special Forces Sergeant Jason Fox shows you how to build the strength of mind and the resilience of an elite soldier.Recounting stories from high-stakes ... Read more

    £4.99

  • Birdie Bowers

    Captain Scott's Marvel

    by Anne Strathie ...
    Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers realised his life’s ambition when he was selected for Captain Scott’s Terra Nova expedition to the Antarctic, yet he also met his death on the journey. Born to a sea-faring father and adventurous mother on the Firth of Clyde, Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his life appears, with hindsight, to have been a ... Read more

    £2.59

  • Did She Kill Him?

    A Victorian tale of deception, adultery and arsenic

    In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick.'The Maybrick Mystery' had all the makings of a sensation: a pretty, flirtatious young girl; resentful, gossiping servants; rumours of gambling and debt; and torrid mutual infidelity. The case cracked the varnish of ... Read more

    £2.99

  • Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance

    "Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance" is the powerful, poignant, at times funny story of Bernard Mednicki, a working-class, activist member of his socialist union in pre-Nazi Belgium who flees with his family to southern France when the Nazis invade, assumes a Christian identity, and, through a series of events, joins the Maquis, the French resistance. Mednicki is a survivor ... Read more

    £2.55