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The traumatic story of one of the last major battles of World War II, in which the Poles fought off German troops and police, street by street, for sixty-three days.
'A letter is handed to you. In broken English, it tells you that you must now vacate your farm; that this is no longer your home, for it now belongs to the crowd on your doorstep. Then the drums begin to beat.'
A vast number of people have become enthralled with the story of the nineteenth-century French priest who, in his mountain village at the foot of the Pyrenees, discovered something which enabled him to amass and spend a fortune of millions of pounds. Based on more than ten years of research, this book presents an inquiry into this enigma.
A vivid, powerful and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing us to think again
Widely considered to be the most important biography of Nelson Mandela, Antony Sampson's remarkable book has been updated with an afterword by acclaimed South African journalist, John Battersby.
A masterful history of Rome's first imperial dynasty by the award-winning author of Rubicon, Persian Fire and In the Shadow of the Sword.
Examines chivalry in the context of the Middle Ages
This beautiful reference guide provides a clear and comprehensive look at the weapons and vehicles of all the countries that fought in World War II. It offers an excellent overview of the diverse weaponry used by both the Axis Powers and the Allies. The weapons described here range from the pistol to the 75t battle tank and from single-engine fighter planes to the largest, heaviest battleships ever to have sailed the seas. Everything you might want to know about the development and deployment of each type of weapon can be found here along with technical specifications, brought to life by over 500 photographs and technical drawings. Bursting with facts, this book is a treasure trove for anyone interested in history or military history wishing to learn more about how developments in weapons technology influenced the course of World War II.
From all six Celtic cultures - Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton - Ellis has included popular myths and legends, as well as bringing to light exciting tales which have been lying in manuscript form, translated and unknown to the modern general reader.
With all the emotional power of The Kite Runner, this is the very first true life account of growing up in Afghanistan, by a writer who still lives in Kabul.
The astonishing and bestselling life story of the renowned campaigner for religious tolerance and women's rights, Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
*the full-scale story of the nineteenth-century imperial invasion of Africa
In the year 1000 the world was one of people who feared an apocalypse and who had no idea what year it was or what lay beyond the nearest valley. Narrated through the progression of the seasons, this book presents a recreation of English life at the end of the first millennium AD.
* One of four NEW books in Mike Harding's bestselling series * Stunning new jacket treatment * Original four titles re-launched and re-jacketed * Promotable author with high media profile
The reader who looks into Helene A. Guerber's Myths of the Norsemen - a collection of Norse myths that contains the products of a golden age of Icelandic literacture - will find much that is exotic, even outlandish but also much that is strangely familiar. All the essential human experiences are contained in them, along with some universal themes and motifs.
A precious relic of the beginnings of Northern poetry, these 'old Norse songs' contain a wealth of traditional and mythical lore with a huge cast of characters, from potent and terrible gods to the lesser tribes of supernatural beings such as dwarfs, elves and witches.
Helene Guerber was a prolific author of books on the myths and legends of many lands. Her clarity and directness of style bringthese familiar and not-so-familiar stories in all their freshness to a new readership of all ages.
The Greek myths contain some of the most thrilling, romantic and unforgettable stories in all human history - and here they are brought to life in a vivid retelling.