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The Verdun Affair (Hardcover): Nick Dybek The Verdun Affair (Hardcover)
Nick Dybek
R496 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R103 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
100 Fathoms Below (MP3 format, CD): Steven L. Kent, Nicholas Kaufmann 100 Fathoms Below (MP3 format, CD)
Steven L. Kent, Nicholas Kaufmann; Read by Shawn Compton
R514 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R147 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
MJ-12: Endgame - A MAJESTIC-12 Thriller (Paperback): Michael J Martinez MJ-12: Endgame - A MAJESTIC-12 Thriller (Paperback)
Michael J Martinez
R148 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R27 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A Cold War fought by superhuman agents reaches a boiling point in the thrilling finale to the MAJESTIC-12 historical thriller/superhero mash-up series from Michael J. Martinez. Josef Stalin is dead. In the aftermath, the Soviet Union is thrown into crisis, giving former secret police chief Laverentiy Beria exactly the opening he needs. Beria's plan is to secretly place his country's Variants-ordinary people mysteriously embued with strange, superhuman powers-into the very highest levels of leadership, where he can use them to stage a government coup and seize control of the USSR. America's response comes from its intelligence communities, including the American Variants recruited for the top-secret MAJESTIC-12 program, who are suddenly thrown into their most dangerous and important assignment yet. From the halls of the Kremlin to the battlefields of Korea, superpowered covert agents face off to determine the future of the planet-a future their very existence may ultimately threaten.

War of the Wolf Lib/E (MP3 format, CD): Bernard Cornwell War of the Wolf Lib/E (MP3 format, CD)
Bernard Cornwell; Read by Matt Bates
R702 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R205 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Land of the Living (Paperback): Georgina Harding Land of the Living (Paperback)
Georgina Harding 1
R353 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R132 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A profound masterpiece on war, loss and survival, rendered in prose of rhythmic precision, subtlety and exceptional sensitivity, by the Orange Prize-shortlisted author of Painter of Silence 'Arresting and brutal ... the finely tuned work of a writer exceptionally at ease with her craft and a testament to the power and poetry of clean and disciplined prose' Sadie Jones, Guardian Charlie's experiences at the Battle of Kohima and the months he spent lost in the remote jungles of Assam during the Second World War are now history. Home and settled on a farm in Norfolk and newly married to Claire, he is one of the lucky survivors. Starting a family and working the land seem the best things a man can be doing. But a chasm exists between them. Memories flood Charlie's mind; at night, on rain-slicked roads and misty mornings in the fields, the past can feel more real than the present. What should be said and what left unsaid? Is it possible to find connection and forge a new life in the wake of unfathomable horror? A beautifully conceived, deftly controlled and delicately wrought meditation on the isolating impact of war and the inescapable reach of the past, Georgina Harding's haunting and lyrical novel questions the very nature of survival, and what it is that the living owe the dead.

The Land of My Dreams - War at Home, 1916 (Paperback): Cynthia Harrod-Eagles The Land of My Dreams - War at Home, 1916 (Paperback)
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles 1
R213 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R43 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It is 1916 and the Hunters, their friends and their servants are settling down to the business of war. As conscription reaches into every household, Britain turns out men and shells in industrial numbers from army camps and munitions factories up and down the land. Bobby, the second Hunter son, gains his wings and joins his brother in France. Ethel, the under housemaid, embarks on a quest and Laura Hunter sets out on her biggest adventure yet. Diana, the elder Hunter daughter, finds a second chance at happiness in the last place she'd think of looking, and matriarch Beattie's past comes back to haunt her. But as the battle of the Somme grinds into action, the shadow of death falls over every part of the country, and the Hunter household cannot remain untouched. The Land of my Dreams is the third book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1916, at home and on the front, this is a richly researched and a wonderfully authentic family drama featuring the Hunter family and their servants.

Short Season (Paperback): D J Scott Short Season (Paperback)
D J Scott
R293 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R49 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Standing in the Storm (Paperback): William Alan Webb Standing in the Storm (Paperback)
William Alan Webb
R282 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R50 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Slightest Chance - When your enemy is your best friend... (Paperback): Paul Letters The Slightest Chance - When your enemy is your best friend... (Paperback)
Paul Letters
R283 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R84 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Counterattack (Paperback): W.E.B. Griffin Counterattack (Paperback)
W.E.B. Griffin
R186 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R33 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

No one captures the drama of war as brilliantly as bestselling author W.E.B. Griffin. The Corps is his multi-volume portrait of the Marine Corps, the brave men and women who fought, loved and died in the sweeping turmoil of WW II.

Man of War Lib/E - An Eric Steele Novel (Standard format, CD): Sean Parnell Man of War Lib/E - An Eric Steele Novel (Standard format, CD)
Sean Parnell; Read by R.C. Bray
R693 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R205 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Huntress (Standard format, CD): Kate Quinn The Huntress (Standard format, CD)
Kate Quinn; Read by Saskia Maarleveld
R976 R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Save R296 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Road to Ithaca (Paperback): Ben Pastor The Road to Ithaca (Paperback)
Ben Pastor 1
R219 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R48 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The fifth in the Martin Bora WWII mystery series. In May 1941, Wehrmacht officer Bora is sent to Crete, recently occupied by the German army, and must investigate the brutal murder of a Red Cross representative befriended by SS-Chief Himmler. All the clues lead to a platoon of trigger-happy German paratroopers, but is this the truth?Bora takes to the mountains of Crete to solve the case, navigating his way between local bandits and foreign resistance fighters. With echoes of Claus von Stauffenberg, Bora is torn between his duty as an officer and his integrity as a human being.

The Orphan of Salt Winds (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Elizabeth Brooks The Orphan of Salt Winds (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Elizabeth Brooks
R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
An Ocean Between Us (Paperback): Rachel Quinn An Ocean Between Us (Paperback)
Rachel Quinn
R262 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R46 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Dutch Wife (Standard format, CD): Ellen Keith The Dutch Wife (Standard format, CD)
Ellen Keith; Read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin, Charlie Thurston
R693 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R205 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Red Sky Over Dartmoor (Paperback): Tony Rea Red Sky Over Dartmoor (Paperback)
Tony Rea
R219 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R47 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

On a September morning in 1920, beneath a striking, vividly red sky, three ex-soldiers meet in a sleepy Devonshire village. One of them is soon to die. Red Sky Over Dartmoor is a fast-moving war novel, featuring everyday heroism and moral failure. Marc Bergeron is a Canadian artillery captain who just can't keep out of trouble. His gritty sidekick, Bombardier Ryan, is a wiry Irishman with a reputation for fist fighting and deadly accuracy with a Mauser pistol. Whilst fighting in France, Bergeron encounters the incompetent Major Cross and the deplorable Captain Wadham, both of whom have an axe to grind with one of their NCOs. When two suspicious deaths occur, Bergeron is determined to find those responsible and ensure that justice is served. Tony's debut novel contains meticulously researched historical references, complimented by brief historical endnotes which separate fact from fiction. The fast-paced battle scenes are interspersed with post-war events in south Devon, helping readers to observe the effects of war on all those involved. Red Sky Over Dartmoor is a unique book that will appeal to fans of historical and war fiction, as well as those with an interest in Devon.

The Dutch Wife (Paperback, Original ed.): Ellen Keith The Dutch Wife (Paperback, Original ed.)
Ellen Keith
R313 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R58 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Invisible Mile (Paperback, Main Market Ed.): David Coventry The Invisible Mile (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)
David Coventry 1
R211 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R55 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Based on a true story The Invisible Mile tells the poignant story of five Australian and New Zealand cyclists who in 1928 formed the first English-speaking team to ride in the Tour de France. They were gallant, under-resourced and badly outnumbered but taken deep to the heart by the French nation. The novel describes in a wonderful poetic and visceral voice what it was like to ride in this race (the chaos, danger and rivalries), the extraordinary lengths to which the riders pushed themselves, suffering horrific injuries, riding through the night in pitch dark, and the ways they staved off the pain, through camaraderie, through sexual conquest, through drink, and through drugs (cocaine for energy, opium for pain). Added to the team is the fictional narrator who is cycling towards his demons in a northern France still scarred by the First World War. His brother was a fighter pilot damaged by his experiences in France, his sister has died, and this self-imposed test of endurance is slowly and painfully bringing him to his final, invisible mile where memory eventually comes to collide with the past

The Last Full Measure (Paperback, 1st mass market ed): Jeff M. Shaara The Last Full Measure (Paperback, 1st mass market ed)
Jeff M. Shaara
R174 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R30 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the Pulitzer prize-winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time, an enduring bestseller that has sold more than two million copies. In the bestselling Gods and Generals, Shaara's son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father's vision, telling the epic story of the events culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg. Now, Jeff Shaara brings this legendary father-son trilogy to its stunning conclusion in a novel that brings to life the final two years of the Civil War.

As The Last Full Measure opens, Gettysburg is past and the war advances to its third brutal year. On the Union side, the gulf between the politicians in Washington and the generals in the field yawns ever wider. Never has the cumbersome Union Army so desperately needed a decisive, hard-nosed leader. It is at this critical moment that Lincoln places Ulysses S. Grant in command--and turns the tide of war.

For Robert E. Lee, Gettysburg was an unspeakable disaster--compounded by the shattering loss of the fiery Stonewall Jackson two months before. Lee knows better than anyone that the South cannot survive a war of attrition. But with the total devotion of his generals--Longstreet, Hill, Stuart--and his unswerving faith in God, Lee is determined to fight to the bitter end.

Here too is Joshua Chamberlain, the college professor who emerged as the Union hero of Gettysburg--and who will rise to become one of the greatest figures of the Civil War.

Battle by staggering battle, Shaara dramatizes the escalating confrontation between Lee and Grant--complicated, heroic, deeply troubled men. From the costly Battle of the Wilderness to the agonizing siege of Petersburg to Lee's epoch-making surrender at Appomattox, Shaara portrays the riveting conclusion of the Civil War through the minds and hearts of the individuals who gave their last full measure.

Full of human passion and the spellbinding truth of history, The Last Full Measure is the fitting capstone to a magnificent literary trilogy.


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The Iceman Lib/E (MP3 format, CD): P. T Deutermann The Iceman Lib/E (MP3 format, CD)
P. T Deutermann; Read by John Pruden
R517 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R148 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
This Shall Be a House of Peace (Paperback): Phil Halton This Shall Be a House of Peace (Paperback)
Phil Halton
R405 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R80 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

After the collapse of Afghanistan's Soviet-backed government, a mullah finds himself doing anything to protect his students. Chaos reigns in the wake of the collapse of Afghanistan's Soviet-backed government. In the rural, warlord-ruled south, a student is badly beaten at a checkpoint run by bandits. His teacher, who leads a madrassa for orphans left behind by Afghanistan's civil war, leads his students back to the checkpoint and forces the bandits out. His actions set in motion a chain of events that will change the balance of power in his country and send shock waves through history. Amid villagers seeking protection and warlords seeking power, the Mullah's influence grows. Against the backdrop of anarchy dominated by armed factions, he devotes himself to building a house of peace with his students - or, as they are called in Pashto, taliban. Part intrigue, part war narrative, and part historical drama, This Shall Be a House of Peace charts their breathtaking ambition, transformation, and rise to power.

Ascendant (Paperback): Jack Campbell Ascendant (Paperback)
Jack Campbell
R150 R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Save R27 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Run Silent, Run Deep (Hardcover, New Ed): Edward L. Beach Run Silent, Run Deep (Hardcover, New Ed)
Edward L. Beach
R546 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R117 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Universally praised for its powerfully authentic depiction of submarine warfare, Run Silent, Run Deep was an immediate success when published in 1955 and shot to the top of best-seller lists nationwide. In 1958, Hollywood adapted the novel for the big screen starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster. The New York Timessaid of the novel, "If ever a book had a ring of reality, this is it . . . combat passages rank with the most exciting written about any branch of the service." The Saturday Review called the book "a classic," and many reviewers compared its author to such greats as C. S. Forester and Erich Remarque. Today these accolades still ring true for Edward L. Beach's gripping first novel of American submariners confronting a formidable Japanese navy in a vicious battle to control the Pacific. Beach's taut and dramatic narrative, told with the intimacy of a confession, deals with two strong-headed men, Edward Richardson, the commander of the USS Walrus, and his executive officer, Jim Bledsoe. Bound together by wartime duty, the two are divided by jealousy, pride, and love for a beautiful woman. But long after the details of this famous novel fade from memory, what remains with us is a startling realization of the way it was, really was, in the silent service during World War II.Unlike many war novels, here is a story that deals with war from the perspective of command. With fidelity, Beach creates the anguish, agony, and triumphs of command decisions. Commander Richardson embodies all that is fine and human in an excellent naval officer. This is a monument, not to the misfits and the mistakes, but to those men who rose to greatness under the sometimes unbearable tensions of action.

The Big War (Paperback): Anton Myrer The Big War (Paperback)
Anton Myrer
R315 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R21 (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.

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