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The Summer Before the War (Paperback): Helen Simonson The Summer Before the War (Paperback)
Helen Simonson 1
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It is late summer in East Sussex, 1914. Amidst the season's splendour, fiercely independent Beatrice Nash arrives in the coastal town of Rye to fill a teaching position at the local grammar school. There she is taken under the wing of formidable matriarch Agatha Kent, who, along with her charming nephews, tries her best to welcome Beatrice to a place that remains stubbornly resistant to the idea of female teachers. But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape, and the colourful characters that populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For the unimaginable is coming - and soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small town goes to war.

The Big War (Paperback): Anton Myrer The Big War (Paperback)
Anton Myrer
R332 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R23 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

They were our husbands, our fathers, our lovers, our sons. They were Americans and Marines. And this is their story: The Big War, Anton Myrer's panoramic novel of Marines in the Pacific in World War II. This is the story of Alan Newcombe, the Boston society Harvard man; Danny Kantaylis, the natural-born leader; Jay O'Neill, the barroom scrapper. Myrer does not glorify war; he does not flinch from describing what the actual experience of warfare was like for a desperate group of Marines trapped in some of the worst fighting conditions of the war. We learn about their lives at home and their fates on the battlefield.

The Ministry of Fear (Hardcover, New Edition): Graham Greene The Ministry of Fear (Hardcover, New Edition)
Graham Greene
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

It is 1941 and bombs have turned London into the front line of a world war. In the shadows of the Blitz, Hitler's agents are running a blackmail operation to obtain documents that could bring the nation to instant defeat. Arthur Rowe, a man once convicted of a notorious mercy killing, stumbles onto a German spy operation in Bloomsbury and must be silenced. But even with his memory taken from him, he is still a very dangerous witness. A taut thriller and a haunting exploration of pity, love, and guilt, The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest of all spy novels. With an introduction by the biographer and editor Professor Richard Greene. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles.

The Escape Artist (Standard format, CD): Brad Meltzer The Escape Artist (Standard format, CD)
Brad Meltzer; Read by Scott Brick
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The Baker's Secret (Paperback): Stephen P. Kiernan The Baker's Secret (Paperback)
Stephen P. Kiernan
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HMS Ulysses (Paperback, Reissue): Alistair MacLean HMS Ulysses (Paperback, Reissue)
Alistair MacLean
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The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century's greatest writers of action and suspense -- an acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II. Now reissued in a new cover style. The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses takes its place alongside The Caine Mutiny and The Cruel Sea as one of the classic novels of the navy at war. It is the compelling story of Convoy FR77 to Murmansk -- a voyage that pushes men to the limits of human endurance, crippled by enemy attack and the bitter cold of the Arctic.

The Women in the Castle (Paperback): Jessica Shattuck The Women in the Castle (Paperback)
Jessica Shattuck
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The Sisters of St Croix (Paperback): Diney Costeloe The Sisters of St Croix (Paperback)
Diney Costeloe 1
R194 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R37 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A gripping story of love, death and danger in Nazi-occupied France from the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children. When Adelaide Anson-Gravetty finds out her father is not the man who raised her, she is both shocked and intrigued. Determined to find out more about her new family, she travels to the convent of Our Lady of Mercy in France to meet her aunt, the Reverend Mother. But when France falls to the German army, Adelaide and the nuns are soon in the thick of a war that threatens both their beliefs and their lives. Collaborating with the Resistance, sheltering Jewish orphans, defying the rulings of Vichy France: these are dangerous activities in dangerous times. These courageous women must give all they've got in order to protect the innocent from the evil menace of the Nazi war machine. What readers are saying about THE SISTERS OF ST CROIX: 'I enjoyed this book from the beginning to its end ... Its portrayal of the horror and brutality of war and its effect on innocent people is masterly. The description of an occupied France in the Second World War is wonderfully real and the characters are so vivid and appealing ... I was captured by the strength of the prose and the pathos of the narrative ... This is a story that I would thoroughly recommend to anyone' 'I was absolutely mesmerised by the pace and the depth of the story telling ... A very moving story beautifully written' 'I have never been so affected by a book as I was by the Sisters of St. Croix'

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City (Paperback): K. J. Parker Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City (Paperback)
K. J. Parker
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The Winter Soldier (Standard format, CD): Daniel Mason The Winter Soldier (Standard format, CD)
Daniel Mason; Read by Laurence Dobiesz
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The Gun Room (Paperback): Georgina Harding The Gun Room (Paperback)
Georgina Harding 1
R208 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R46 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The memory of war will stay with a man longer than anything else. Dawn, mist clearing over rice fields, a burning Vietnamese village, and a young photographer takes the shot that might make his career. The image, of a staring soldier in the midst of mayhem, will become one of the great photographs of the war. But what Jonathan has seen in that village is more than he can bear... He flees to Japan, to lose himself in the vastness of Tokyo, and to take different kinds of pictures: of streets and crowds and cherry blossom - and of a girl with whom he is no longer lost. Yet even here his history will catch up with him: that photograph and his responsibility in taking it; his responsibility as a witness to war, and to other events buried deep in his past.

The Last Thing You Surrender - A Novel of World War II (Paperback): Leonard Pitts Jr The Last Thing You Surrender - A Novel of World War II (Paperback)
Leonard Pitts Jr
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Could you find the courage to do what's right in a world on fire? Pulitzer-winning journalist and bestselling novelist (Freeman) Leonard Pitts, Jr.'s new historical page-turner is a great American tale of race and war, following three characters from the Jim Crow South as they face the enormous changes World War II triggers in the United States. An affluent white marine survives Pearl Harbor at the cost of a black messman's life only to be sent, wracked with guilt, to the Pacific and taken prisoner by the Japanese . . . a young black woman, widowed by the same events at Pearl, finds unexpected opportunity and a dangerous friendship in a segregated Alabama shipyard feeding the war . . . a black man, who as a child saw his parents brutally lynched, is conscripted to fight Nazis for a country he despises and discovers a new kind of patriotism in the all-black 761st Tank Battalion. Set against a backdrop of violent racial conflict on both the front lines and the home front, The Last Thing You Surrender explores the powerful moral struggles of individuals from a divided nation. What does it take to change someone's mind about race? What does it take for a country and a people to move forward, transformed?

The Iceman Lib/E (MP3 format, CD): P. T Deutermann The Iceman Lib/E (MP3 format, CD)
P. T Deutermann; Read by John Pruden
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Double Exposure Lib/E (Hardcover): Alfred Gough, Miles Millar Double Exposure Lib/E (Hardcover)
Alfred Gough, Miles Millar; Read by Ray Chase 1
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Short Season (Paperback): D J Scott Short Season (Paperback)
D J Scott
R308 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R17 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Stalingrad - Letters from the Volga (Paperback): Daniel Ortega Stalingrad - Letters from the Volga (Paperback)
Daniel Ortega; Illustrated by Antonio Gil; Translated by Jeff Whitman
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Stalingrad. From August 1942 to February 1943 this model industrial city, bathed by the waters of the Volga, was home to the bloodiest battle of World War II. Stalingrad: Letters from the Volga offers a fast-paced depiction of this titanic struggle: explicit, crude, and without concessions-just as the war and the memory of all those involved demands. The battle rendered devastating results. Almost two million human beings were marked forever in its crosshairs, a frightening figure comprised of the dead, injured, sick, captured, and missing. Military and civilians alike paid with their lives for the personal fight between Stalin and Hitler, which materialised in long months of primitive conflict among the smoking ruins of Stalingrad and its surroundings. Stalingrad: Letters from the Volga presents the battle, beginning to end, through the eyes of Russian and German soldiers. Take a chronological tour of the massacre, relive the fights, and feel the drama of trying to survive in a relentless hell of ice and snow.

100 Fathoms Below (Paperback): Steven L. Kent, Nicholas Kaufmann 100 Fathoms Below (Paperback)
Steven L. Kent, Nicholas Kaufmann; Read by Shawn Compton
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A Shout in the Ruins (Paperback): Kevin Powers A Shout in the Ruins (Paperback)
Kevin Powers 1
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One of the Amazon Editors' Best Books of 2018 Following his hugely celebrated debut novel, The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers returns to the battlefield and its aftermath, this time in his native Virginia, just before and during the Civil War and ninety years later. The novel pinpoints with unerring emotional depth the nature of random violence, the necessity of love and compassion, and the fragility and preciousness of life. It will endure as a stunning novel about what we leave behind, what a life is worth, what is said and unsaid, and the fact that ultimately what will survive of us is love. 'An American Civil War epic [which] confirms Powers as a significant talent.' Observer 'Gorgeous and devastating' New York Times 'Achingly relevant.' Grazia

Hunting the Eagles (Paperback): Ben Kane Hunting the Eagles (Paperback)
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From 'the rising star of historical fiction' (Wilbur Smith) a new Eagles of Rome novel, by the Sunday Times bestselling author of Eagles at War. JUSTICE , HONOUR, REVENGE AD 14: Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania. Demoted, battle-scarred and hell-bent on revenge, Centurion Tullus and his legionaries begin their fightback. Ranged against them is the charismatic chieftan Arminius, determined to crush the Romans for a second time. Convinced that the eagle belonging to his old legion is close at hand, Tullus drives ever deeper into enemy lands. But with Arminius and his warriors closing in on the Romans, a murderous battle is about to begin...

Decker's Dilemma (Paperback): Jack Ambraw Decker's Dilemma (Paperback)
Jack Ambraw
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Subic Bay, Philippines. The navy's Cold War outpost in the western Pacific. The USS Harvey. A bastion of American sea power in the Far East. But Elliott Decker doesn't give a hoot about all that. He's been on board ship a year, relishing the laid-back lifestyle of the tropical locale. It's not just a job, it's a dream assignment. That is, until a shipmate, Michael Kippen, falls overboard one night and disappears into the South China Sea.The navy rules the death an accident. Decker becomes skeptical when his friend, Vega Magpantay, a rookie with the Olongapo City police, tells him about the Philippine black market for American navy goods. But her hands are tied: the local cops lack jurisdiction over the U.S. military base and her chauvinistic boss doesn't let her do real police work. Undeterred and with a knack for getting others to do his dirty work, Decker and his wingman, Hack Wilson, undertake the snooping.Suspects are plenty among Harvey crewmembers and an attempt on Decker's life ups the ante. Guided by Vega, the sailors uncover evidence that takes them across the naval base, through the backstreets of Olongapo, and into the heart of Manila, rife with the People Power Revolution to overthrow Ferdinand Marcos. When another murder tosses the sailors into ever more dangerous waters, it's up to Decker to find the answers and fast.

Pashtun - A Military Thriller (Paperback): Ron Lealos Pashtun - A Military Thriller (Paperback)
Ron Lealos
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"A romping ride. . . . Pashtun will keep you turning the pages following hero Frank Morgan's plunge into assassination, survival, and revenge." James Bruno, bestselling author of Havana Queen The Company has a special secret operation planned for one of their top agents: the leaders of the Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorist groups are hiding out in Pashtun country, and they must be eliminated. The job falls to a man they have named Frank Morgan after the Company's deadliest agent who stood out as a recruit at Quantico and whose skills resemble those of his namesake. The other soldiers claim Frank's abilities as a sniper and a tracker border on the supernatural and are more than willing to complete this mission with him. Frank begins his adventure in Afghanistan with another Company-appointed soldier: an indestructible, lyrical Irishman with a cutting sense of humor and a bottle of Jameson never far from hand. After the men rescue a burqa-clad young woman, they soon discover that the Company has not been honest with them and decide to take a second mate under their wing a giant lieutenant who had been previously mixed up with the Taliban and could provide vital intel for their mission. However, together they quickly learn that oil, drugs, and greed have led to this quest; assassinating the terrorists is not their main objective. With the lines now blurred, their assignment is more complicated than ever. Pashtun in paperback for the first time depicts the challenges of military special ops in a boulder-filled landscape, and is told with compassion for those asked to fight the battles. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

All for Nothing (Paperback): Walter Kempowski All for Nothing (Paperback)
Walter Kempowski; Translated by Anthea Bell; Introduction by Jenny Erpenbeck
R366 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R135 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The African Queen (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.): C.S. Forester The African Queen (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.)
C.S. Forester; Introduction by Giles Foden
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Central Africa, 1914; Rose Sayer, a thirty-three year-old English woman, is left alone when her missionary brother dies. Her only route out is aboard The African Queen, a steam-powered launch captained by Cockney mechanic, Charlie Alnutt. Determined to do her bit for the war effort and to avenge her brother, Rose persuades Charlie that they should attack the German gunboat, the Koenigin Luise. And so begins a most unlikely alliance and love affair, as Charlie and Rose venture down the treacherous Ulanga river encountering danger and adventure at every turn.This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The African Queen by C. S. Forester features an introduction by the award-winning author and journalist, Giles Foden.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Boy Made of Snow (Paperback): Chloe Mayer The Boy Made of Snow (Paperback)
Chloe Mayer 1
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'A haunting and thrilling read' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat 'Original and unsettling - and just a little bit heartbreaking' Rachel Rhys, author of Dangerous Crossing In a sleepy English village in 1944, Annabel and her son Daniel live in the shadow of war. With her husband away, an increasingly isolated Annabel begins to lose her grip on reality. When mother and son befriend Hans, a German PoW consigned to a nearby farm, their lives are suddenly filled with thrilling secrets. To Annabel, Hans is an awakening from the darkness that has engulfed her since Daniel's birth. To her son, a solitary boy caught up in the magical world of fairy tales, he is perhaps a prince in disguise. But Hans has plans of his own and will soon set them into motion with devastating consequences.

The Dead, the Dying and the Damned (Paperback): John Hollands The Dead, the Dying and the Damned (Paperback)
John Hollands
R355 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R72 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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