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  • B>The sensational Sunday Times #1 Bestseller about taking on the mafia, the Clintons and Trump./b>'An urgent clarion call.' - The Financial TimesIn his massive Number One bestselling memoir, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

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  • B>'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carr/b>b>e/b>A Sunday Times Best Book of 2018Agent. Prisoner. Target.br>Who is Sergei Skripal?4 March 2018, Salisbury, England. A man and his daughter are found slumped on a bench, poisoned by the deadly nerve agent Novichok. He was a Russian national that became a MI6 spy.Russia are publicly accused of carrying out the attack by the British government, sparking a diplomatic crisis between Russia and the West.Then two innocent people find a discarded perfume bottle used in the attack and one of them, Dawn Sturgess, tragically dies. It is now a murder investigation. How exactly did we get here?In The Skripal Files Mark Urban explains the most shocking espionage incident in a decade. Based on interviews with Sergei before his poisoning, Urban describes precisely how an otherwise loyal Russian intelligence officer was turned into an agent by MI6, how Skripal was betrayed so that he found himself in a Siberian prison, and why, years later, was he was targeted for assassination.

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  • LEGIONNAIRE Nouv.

    LEGIONNAIRE

    Simon Murray

    ''One of the greatest adventure stories in recent years.'' - Chris Patten ''The drama, excitement, and color of a good guts-and-glory thriller.'' - Dr. Henry Kissinger The French Foreign Legion - mysterious, romantic, deadly - is filled with men of dubious character, and hardly the place for a proper Englishman just nineteen years of age. Yet in 1960, Simon Murray traveled alone to Paris, Marseilles, and ultimately Algeria to fulfill the toughest contract of his life: a five-year stint in the Legion. Along the way, he kept a diary. Legionnaire is a compelling, firsthand account of Murray''s experience with this legendary band of soldiers. This gripping journal offers stark evidence that the Legion''s reputation for pushing men to their breaking points and beyond is well-deserved. In the fierce, sun-baked North African desert, strong men cracked under brutal officers, merciless training methods, and barbarous punishments. Yet Murray survived, even thrived. For he shared one trait with these hard men from all nations and backgrounds: a determination never to surrender.

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  • THE DAM BUSTERS

    Paul Brickhill

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  • B>In King of Spies, prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden, reveals one of the most astonishing - and previously untold - spy stories of the twentieth century./b>Donald Nichols was 'a one man war', according to his US Air Force commanding general. He won the Distinguished Service Cross, along with a chest full of medals for valor and initiative in the Korean War. His commanders described Nichols as the bravest, most resourceful and effective spymaster of that forgotten war. But there is far more to Donald Nichols' story than first meets the eye . . .Based on long-classified government records, unsealed court records, and interviews in Korea and the U.S., King of Spies tells the story of the reign of an intelligence commander who lost touch with morality, legality, and even sanity, if military psychiatrists are to be believed. Donald Nichols was America's Kurtz. A seventh-grade dropout, he created his own black-ops empire, commanding a small army of hand-selected spies, deploying his own makeshift navy, and ruling over it as a clandestine king, with absolute power over life and death. He claimed a - 'legal license to murder' - and inhabited a world of mass executions and beheadings, as previously unpublished photographs in the book document.Finally, after eleven years, the U.S. military decided to end Nichols's reign. He was secretly sacked and forced to endure months of electroshock in a military hospital in Florida. Nichols told relatives the American government was trying to destroy his memory.King of Spies looks to answer the question of how an uneducated, non-trained, non-experienced man could end up as the number-one US spymaster in South Korea and why his US commanders let him get away with it for so long . . .

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  • A compellingly readable, critically acclaimed, agenda-setting account of how and why cities function as they do and why so many of us choose to live in them

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  • Bringing together ground-breaking forensic discoveries - including vital DNA evidence - and gripping historical detective work, Naming Jack the Ripper constructs the first truly convincing case for identifying the world's most notorious serial killer.In 2007, businessman Russell Edwards bought a shawl believed to have been left beside the body of the fourth victim, Catherine Eddowes. He knew that, if genuine, the shawl would be the only piece of crime scene evidence still in existence. It was the start of an extraordinary seven-year quest for Russell as he sought to authenticate the shawl and learn its secrets. He had no idea that this journey would take him so far.After undergoing extensive forensic testing by one of the country's top scientists, the shawl was not only shown to be genuine, and stained with Catherine Eddowes' blood, but in a massive breakthrough the killer's DNA was also discovered - DNA that would allow Russell to finally put a name to Jack the Ripper . . .

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  • From one of Britain's military historians, this title concerns one of the greatest military feats during World War II, the transformation of the German force's activities in the weeks following the battles in Holland and the German border.

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  • Just before the year 1000 a young Viking named Thorvald the Far-farer turned his back on the pagan gods of his fathers to preach the Christian gospel, travelling to Jerusalem, the golden heart of all medieval world maps.

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  • Focuses on strategic issues as well as research in hitherto unopened Russian archives. This title provides study of what the Soviets called - and what their fifteen successor states still call - the Great Patriotic War.

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  • Tells the story - the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories - of the world's largest democracy, India. This book includes the protests and conflicts that have peppered the history of free India. It moves between history and biography, and offers an account of India's rebirth.

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  • The Korean War has been the black hole of modern American history. This title intends to change that, presenting readers a narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides. It charts the disastrous path that led to the entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu, and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise.

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  • Confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. This book tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification.

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  • Anglais Gideon's Spies

    Gordon Thomas

    First published in 1999, this gripping account of Israel's secret intelligence service has been updated to include the mysterious events surrounding the 1992 El Al jet crash in Amsterdam, the tracking down of Kurdish leader Ocalan and more details on Mossad's involvement in the crash which killed Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.

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  • WINNER OF THE 1999 DUFF COOPER PRIZE. 'A hundred years ago, enlightened people in the western world were outraged by a holocaust in Africa which left millions dead. Denunciations thundered from speaker's platforms around the US and Europe. One open letter to The Times was signed by 11 peers, 19 bishops and 75 MPs. Viscount Grey, Britain's foreign secretary, declared that no overseas issue had so intensely aroused the British public for 30 years. Conan Doyle wrote a pamphlet on the Congo atrocities which sold 25,000 copies in the first week alone. Yet today not one person in a thousand could say what the fuss was all about, unless, of course, they have read this amazing book.' Tariq Ali, Financial Times 'Fascinating ... brilliant and gripping' Mail on Sunday 'An exemplary piece of history writing: urgent, vivid and compelling' Literary Review 'Brilliant .. this book must be read and re-read' Neal Ascherson

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  • Here leading historians, including Geoffrey Parker, Theodore K. Rabb, Cecilia Holland and Caleb Carr, postulate on what might so easily have been. Concentrating on the crucial and the seemingly insignificant, this is a provocative look at the way our world could easily have been.

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  • Anglais MARCHING POWDER

    Rusty Young

    This is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society.

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  • Anglais Churchill's Empire

    Richard Toye

    A critically acclaimed new account of Churchill's lifelong involvement with the British Empire

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  • Introducing a powerful new psychological theory that will transform your life in an instant

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  • A gripping biography of six extraordinary women who, in their very different ways, epitomise the decade they came of age - the 1920s

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  • Anglais Third Reich

    Michael Burleigh

    Burleigh sets Nazi Germany in a European context showing how the Third Reich's abandonment of liberal democracy, decency and tolerance was widespread. The underlying premise of his book is that there are good and bad individuals, not good and bad nations, as he recreates the complexities of life under a totalitarian dictatorship.

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  • The second volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful history of England: the Tudors

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  • B>Revolution, the fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. /b>In it, Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was - again -at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange, the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffee houses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely and in which shops, as we know them today, began to proliferate in our towns and villages. But it was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal.

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  • Die Angst rückt immer näher. Schon vor einiger Zeit hat sie offenbar die kosmische Barriere um unsere Galaxie überwunden und rückt immer näher vor. Eine respektvolle Entfernung, nichts, um das man sich Sorgen machen müsste - sollte man meinen, doch mittlerweile sind die Auswirkungen auch auf der Erde zu spüren - besonders in Prag ...

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