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9781787475120

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In the hard-fought winter of 1944 the Allies advanced northwards through Italy, but stalled on the fearsome mountainous defences of the Gothic Line. Two men were parachuted in, in an effort to break the deadlock. Their mission: to penetrate deep into enemy territory and lay waste to the Germans' impregnable headquarters. At the eleventh hour mission commanders radioed for David 'The Mad Piper' Kilpatrick to be flown in, resplendent in his tartan kilt. They wanted this fearless war hero to lead the assault, piping Highland Laddie as he went - so leaving an indelible British signature to deter Nazi reprisals. As the column of raiders formed up, there was shocking news. High command radioed through an order to stand down…
Publication date: 2018-11-30
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9780008132996

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Vietnam became the Western world's most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle. He portrays the set pieces of Dienbienphu, the Tet offensive, the air blitz of North Vietnam, and less familiar battles such as the bloodbath at Daido, where a US Marine battalion was almost wiped out, together with extraordinary recollections of Ho Chi Minh's warriors. Here are the vivid realities of strife amid jungle and paddies that killed 2 million people.
Publication date: 2018-11-06
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9781408707708

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Almost two million volunteers served the Indian army in the Great War, always under British regimental officers, high commanders and staff. 150,000 of them were long-serving pre-war professional soldiers; most of the remainder were wartime recruits, drawn from across South Asia. Half of the Indian soldiers were sent overseas, and those who returned did so with a very different outlook on life - for some it lit the spark for Jihad and for even more it led to a desire for independence. In most histories of the war, the Tommies, pals and poets have dominated the tales - but what of the war as experienced by their Indian counterparts? George Morton-Jack's remarkable, fresh take on the First World War sets this right, telling the Indian army's story of 1914-18…
Publication date: 2018-10-31
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9781408889053

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A collection of Barack Obama's greatest addresses, beginning with his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq War and closing with his emotional farewell address in Chicago in January 2017. As president, Obama's words had the power to move the country, and often the world, as few presidents before him. Whether acting as Commander in Chief or Consoler in Chief, Obama's unique rhetorical style could simultaneously speak to the national mood and change the course of public events. Obama's enduring eloquence, both written and spoken, propelled him to international prominence and ultimately made it possible for the son of a Kenyan man and a white woman from Kansas to become the first black president of the United States.
Publication date: 2018-10-31
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9781408894514

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Every evening for eight years, at his request, President Obama was given ten handpicked letters written by ordinary American citizens - the unfiltered voice of a nation - from his Office of Presidential Correspondence. He was the first president to interact daily with constituent mail and to archive it in its entirety. The letters affected not only the president and his policies but also the deeply committed people who were tasked with opening and reading the millions of pleas, rants, thank-yous, and apologies that landed in the White House mailroom. In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter writers themselves, and the White House staff who sifted through the powerful, moving, and incredibly intimate narrative of America during the Obama years.
Publication date: 2018-10-31
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9781474605601

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Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time. And yet, very few of its readers know that the subject of the novel was inspired by a real-life case: the 1948 abduction of eleven-year-old Sally Horner. Weaving together suspenseful crime narrative, cultural and social history, and literary investigation, The Real Lolita tells Sally Horner's full story for the very first time. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, public records and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman uncovers how much Nabokov knew of the Sally Horner case and the efforts he took to disguise that knowledge during the process of writing and publishing Lolita. Sally Horner's story echoes the stories of countless girls and women who never had the chance to speak for themselves.
Publication date: 2018-10-31
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June 1940. Britain is Europe's final bastion of freedom - and Hitler's next target. But not everyone fears a Nazi invasion. Throughout the Second World War, Britain's defence against the enemy .within was Eric Roberts, a former bank clerk from Epsom. Equipped with an extraordinary ability to make people trust him, he was recruited into the shadowy world of espionage by the great spymaster Maxwell Knight. Roberts penetrated first the Communist Party and then the British Union of Fascists, before playing his greatest role for MI5 - as Hitler's man in London. Codenamed Jack King, he single-handedly built a network of hundreds of British Nazi sympathisers, with many passing secrets to him in the mistaken belief that he was a Gestapo officer.
Publication date: 2018-10-31
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9781472237293

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The Petschek Villa was Norman Eisen's home during his tenure as US ambassador. He details the colourful lives of five of the palace's residents: the optimistic Jewish financial baron who built t.he Villa after World War I as a statement of his faith in Europe. The cultured, complex German general who occupied the palace during World War II, ultimately saving the house and Prague itself from destruction. The American ambassador and Holocaust hero who became obsessed with the property after the war, acquiring it for the US. An iconic former child star that used her showbiz wiles, with the house as her stage and the author, Norman L Eisen, the son of a Czech Auschwitz survivor, who moved into the palace once seized by the Nazis…
Publication date: 2018-10-31
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9781473649026

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D-Day was the greatest invasion in history. An epic battle that involved 156,000 men, 7, 000 ships and 20,000 armoured vehicles, the desperate struggle that unfolded on 6 June was, above all, a story of individual heroics - men who were driven to keep fighting, until the German defences were smashed and the precarious beachheads secured. Giles Milton paints a dazzling canvas of the opening day of battle, exploring the momentous events through the prism of those who took part. Sweeping from the principal architects at Supreme Command to the graphic testimonies of the men who struggled ashore on the morning of 6 June, his narrative lays bare the absolute terror of those on both sides trapped in the frontline massacres of Operation Overlord.
Publication date: 2018-10-31
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9781471166969

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The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Complete with new afterword where she discusses the past eighteen months since President Donald Trump has been serving in office. `A compelling read' - Financial Times `A sporadically absorbing, pleasingly vengeful and often darkly funny account of one woman's bid for presidential history.' Sunday Times `Her new book is more gossipy, it is meaner, more entertaining and more wrong-headed than anything she or her speechwriters have written before.' Observer `What Happened is highly entertaining. It is spirited, well-written and informative.' Guardian 'In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I'm letting my guard down.' - Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet. In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterwards. With humour and candour, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet - the rituals, relationships and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on democracy by a foreign adversary. By analysing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect their values and democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath - both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale.
Publication date: 2018-10-31
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9781471181290

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The inside story on president Trump, as only Bob Woodward can tell it.

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.
Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president's first years in office.
Publication date: 2018-10-31
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9781473686533

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Translator: Shaun Whiteside
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics / Politiek & Geskiedenis
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On 30 April 1945, Hitler committed suicide in his bunker as the Red Army closed in on Berlin. Within four days the Soviets had recovered his body. But the truth about what the Russian secret services found was hidden from history when, three months later, Stalin officially declared to Churchill and Truman that Hitler was still alive and had escaped abroad. Doubts began to spread like gangrene and continue, even today, to feed wild fantasies about what really happened to him.
In 2017, after two years of painstaking negotiations with the Russian authorities, award-winning investigative journalists Jean-Christophe Brisard and Lana Parshina gained access to confidential Soviet files that finally revealed the truth about the incredible hunt for Hitler's body.

Their investigation includes new eyewitness accounts of Hitler's final days, exclusive photographic evidence and interrogation records, and exhaustive research into the absurd power struggle that ensued between the Soviet, British and American intelligence agencies. And for the first time since the end of the Second World War, authorised cutting-edge forensic tests are carried out on the human remains recovered from the bunker - a piece of skull with traces of the lethal bullet; a fragment of jaw bone and teeth.

In this fascinating investigation as thrilling as any spy novel, Brisard and Parshina debunk all previous conspiracy theories about the death of the Führer. With breathtaking precision and immediacy, they penetrate one of the most powerful and controversial secret services on earth to take us inside the final hours of Hitler's bunker - and solve the most notorious cold case in history.
Publication date: 2018-10-31
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9780986978319

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Friedel Hansen se fotoboek, Ou Pretoria (2016) is baie goed ontvang en dit het baie goed verkoop.
Nostalgiese Pretoria is egter in baie opsigte anders: Groter en met ʼn wye reeks onderwerpe. Daar is 474 swart-en-wit foto's in die boek en dit gee ʼn baie omvattende blik op die geskiedenis van Pretoria: die ontwikkeling van Kerkplein, nuwe geboue, die strate, bekende plekke, reënstorms, die Apies, Wonderboompoort, die voorstede, bekende mense, Meintjeskop, die kerk op Kerkplein, ander kerke, skole, Pretoria se konsentrasiekampe, die ontwikkeling van lugvaart, begrafnisse, militêre parades op Kerkplein, die eerste All Black Haka in Pretoria in 1928, bekende hofsake … en verskeie ander items.
Daar is verskeie foto's van die oprigting van die Uniegebou, die Reserwebank en die Voortrekker Monument.
Nostalgiese Pretoria / Nostalgic Pretoria is ook ʼn argief in die kleine, vol van ʼn ryk geskiedenis van vervloë dae.
258 bladsye, 474 swart-en-wit foto's, sagteband, volkleuromslag. Teks deurgaans in Afrikaans en Engels.
Publication date: 2018-10-21
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9780986978302

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Dit is geen geskiedenis van die Anglo-Boereoorlog nie maar ʼn versameling foto's wat daardie drie jaar saamvat. Dit was ʼn aaklige oorlog en die littekens is na 120 jaar steeds waarneembaar en ʼn mens kan maar net vra: Hoe is dit moontlik dat hierdie oorlog so aaklig geword het? (Oorlog is altyd aaklig maar dis asof hierdie oorlog aakliger was … erger, verskriklik.)
Baie van die foto's in hierdie boek (daar is altesaam 497) is baie bekend, ander is minder bekend, sommige miskien bekend, ander minder bekend, en baie is totaal onbekend en verskyn moontlik die eerste keer in druk. Dit gee op ʼn unieke wyse ʼn omvattende oorsig van die mense en die plekke en die hartseer en die smart van die oorlog. Tussendeur is daar interessante inligting om die leek en die entoesiasties te vermaak en in te lig.
Die boek bevat ook ʼn hoofstuk oor die kameras wat tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog gebruik is asook hoe die fotograaf van destyds sy oordeel en vernuf tot die maksimum moes inspan om voortdurend die beste moontlike foto te neem.
Uiteindelik het jy ʼn mini argief van ʼn baie hartseer tydvak in die Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis in jou hande.
300 bladsye, 497 swart-en-wit foto's, sagteband, volkleuromslag.
Publication date: 2018-10-21
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9781868429240

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The tour was a show of Empire solidarity and recognition of South Africa's role and contribution to the Allied cause during World War II, and more specifically of Prime Minister Jan Smuts. Despite controversy, wherever the tour took the Royal Family, South Africans of all races turned out in their thousands to cheer and welcome them. But one year later, in 1948, Smuts' government was defeated in a general election and the Nationalists under D.F. Malan came to power setting South Africa inexorably on the path to Republic. The tour had truly been British South Africa's last hurrah. The Last Hurrah draws on sources from far and wide, including the Royal Archive at Windsor and a selection of never-before published photographs of the royal family on tour.
Publication date: 2018-10-20

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