Russian Roulette tells the spectacular and harrowing story of the British spies in revolutionary Russia whose mission was to stop Lenin's red tide from washing across the free world.
The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, here, in a riveting first-person account, is the enchanting woman whose name still evokes excitement and compassion - and whose death under the headsman’s axe still draws forth our sorrow.
On the morning of August 22, 1485, in fields several miles from Bosworth, two armies faced each other, ready for battle. The might of Richard III's army was pitted against the inferior forces of the upstart pretender to the crown, Henry Tudor, a twenty-eight year old Welshman who had just arrived back on British soil after fourteen years in exile.
When Roald Dahl, a dashing young wounded RAF pilot, took up his post at the British Embassy in Washington in 1942, his assignment was to use his good looks, wit, and considerable charm to gain access to the most powerful figures in American political life.
The King's Speech is the previously untold story of the extraordinary relationship between an unknown and certainly unqualified speech therapist called Lionel Logue and the haunted young man who became King George VI
What the RAF Airman Took To War, in which, Bill Howard catalogs the objects upon which every wartime pilot depended.
Chronicling the Queen's pivotal role at the centre of the state
The third book in Robert Low's stunning trilogy about the making of Scotland. It is 1314. Robert the Bruce has reigned for eight hard years, driving out his English enemies with fire and sword. Lives have been shredded by war - wives, daughters and lovers slain or imprisoned.
With Celtic Lightning, bestselling author Ken McGoogan plunges into the perpetual debate about Canadian roots and identity: Who do we think we are? He argues that Canadians have never investigated the demographic reality that informs this book - the fact that more than nine million Canadians claim Scottish or Irish heritage.
A century after it sank to the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the ruin of the Empress of Ireland has remained one of the most devastating tragedies in maritime history. Logan Marshall’s vivid and detailed reportage was the first account of the disaster and has endured as a classic chronicle of what happened that fateful night.
There are just a handful of men and women alive today who served and fought with the Special Forces during the Second World War. They are a dwindling bunch of veterans in their twilight years whose tales of heroism and daring-do will soon be lost in time forever - yet they still regularly get together in a gentleman's club, right in the heart of London -...
Gordon Thomas, a leading expert on the intelligence community, returns in Secret Wars to provide the definitive history of the famed MI5 and MI6. Thomas's wide-sweeping history of two of the oldest and most powerful agencies in the world chronicles a century of both triumphs and failures.
Few countries have been as dramatically transformed in recent years as Ireland. Once a culturally repressed land shadowed by terrorism and on the brink of economic collapse, Ireland finally emerged in the late 1990s as the fastest-growing country in Europe, with the typical citizen enjoying a higher standard of living than the average Brit.
Step into the world of the Celts! Make a Celtic chariot, wear a torc, create face paint for battle, use Ogham to write your name, play a tune on a Celtic harp, and make tribal coins.
The dramatic true tale of a boy born at sea during the Irish Potato famine and the Jeanie Johnston - the "coffin ship" that saved him and thousands of others from one of the world's greatest humanitarian crises.
When John Doyle was born in a remote part of Tipperary the Catholic church was all-powerful in Ireland, suspicious of the outside world and enjoining its citizenry to piety. And then in 1961, television arrived, bringing Westerns, hilarious American sitcoms like "I Love Lucy", advertisements for gleaming cars and barbecues.
Take a journey through time and explore Britain's heritage. Using the monarchs as the thread, this book brings to life all of the key events from Britain's past.
Follow Britain's top two offender profilers as they investigate five of the most horrific recent crimes: the sexual assault of elderly women; the rape and murder of a young woman in her home; the sinister sexual blackmailing of stewardesses in Sussex; the calculated killing of an eighty-seven-year-old spinster; the sexual attacks on courting couples by a...
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