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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women w..

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Rise of the Secret World

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Road Not Taken, The

A chronicling of CIA operative Edward Lansdale, this biography definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam war. In this biography of Edward Lansdale (1908-1987), the man said to be the mod..

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Rolling Thunder 1965-68: Johnson's air war over Vietnam

Operation Rolling Thunder was the campaign that was meant to keep South Vietnam secure, and dissuade the North from arming and supplying the Viet Cong. It pitted the world's strongest air forces again..

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Royal Air Force: A Centenary of Operations

The world's first independent air force, the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary in 2018. In the 100 years since the end of World War I, the service has been involved in almost continuous operati..

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Royal Navy

This book examines how the Royal Navy protected our shores and wider interests through the First World War and the one that was to follow, from the northern patrol lifelines of the Atlantic, Arctic an..

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Russia's Last Gasp: The Eastern Front 1916-17

Despite the increasingly futile, bloody struggles for territory that had characterised the Eastern Front the previous year, the German and Austro-Hungarian commands held high hopes for 1916. After the..

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Sailing Frigate: A History in Ship Models

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are official, contemporary artefacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the s..

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Salty Dits: Some Tales From MLs by Those Who Served in Them
Salvador

El Salvador, 1982, is at the height of a ghastly civil war. Joan Didion travels from battlefields to body dumps, interviews a puppet president, considers the distinctly Salvadorean meaning of the verb..

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SAS Ghost Patrol: The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers

The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers The Most Daring Mission Ever Undertaken SAS Ghost Patrol is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi unifor..

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SAS Ghost Patrol: The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers

The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi StormtroopersThe Most Daring Mission Ever UndertakenSAS Ghost Patrol is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpet..

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SAS Italian Job: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress

Praise for Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author Damien Lewis' SAS mission series: 'One of the great untold stories of WWII' - Bear Grylls on SAS Ghost Patrol 'The untold story' -..

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SAS Italian Job: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress

An impossible mission in wartime Italy: the next explosive bestseller from Damien Lewis. In the hard-fought winter of 1944 the Allied advanced northwards through Italy, but stalled on the fearsom..

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SAS Sniper

Royal Marine...SAS marksman...Elite soldier...Rob Maylor has seen action in the world's most dangerous combat zones: from East Timor and Iraq to Afghanistan. He was there when a Black Hawk helicopter ..

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SAS: Rogue Heroes - the Authorized Wartime History

The first ever authorised history of the SAS, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Regiment In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young off..

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SAS: Rogue Heroes - The Authorized Wartime History

From the secret SAS archives, and acclaimed author Ben Macintyre: the first ever authorized history of the SAS 'Impeccably researched, superbly told - by far the best book on the SAS in World War II'..

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Sea Devils: Operation Struggle and the Last Great Raid of World War Two

Using XE-craft midget submarines, the raiders will creep deep behind Japanese lines to sink two huge warships off Singapore and sever two vitally important undersea communications cables. Success will..

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Second World War

The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced fr..

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Second World War, The

The period from 1939 to 1945 saw some of the most devastating and remarkable events in living memory. Labouring beneath a daily burden of fear, sacrifice, deprivation and uncertainty, soldiers and civ..

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Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau: how Australia's signals-intelligence network shortened the Pacific War

A groundbreaking work of Australian military history, The Code-Breakers of Central Bureau tells the story of the country's significant code-breaking and signals-intelligence achievements during the Se..

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Secret Life of Fighter Command

During the dark days of 1940, when Britain faced the might of Hitler's armed forces alone, the RAF played an integral role in winning the Battle of Britain against the Luftwaffe, thus ensuring the cou..

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Secret Pigeon Service: Operation Columba, Resistance and the Struggle to Liberate Europe

Gordon Corera uses declassified documents and extensive original research to tell the story of MI14(d) and the Secret Pigeon Service for the first time. `This is an amazing story' Simon Mayo, BBC..

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Secret Pigeon Service: Operation Columba, Resistance and the Struggle to Liberate Europe

Gordon Corera uses declassified documents and extensive original research to tell the story of MI14(d) and the Secret Pigeon Service for the first time. Between 1941 and 1944, sixteen thousand plucky..

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Secret SAS Missions in North Africa

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Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939-1945

'As gripping as any spy thriller, Hastings's achievement is especially impressive, for he has produced the best single volume yet written on the subject' Sunday Times 'Authoritative, exciting and nota..

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Secret Well Kept: The Untold Story of Sir Vernon Kell, Founder of MI5

The United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, most commonly known as MI5, was founded in 1909 by Sir Vernon Kell KBE. Kell ('K' within the agency) not only founded MI5 but wa..

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Secret World: A History of Intelligence, The

The history of espionage is far older than any of today's intelligence agencies, yet the long history of intelligence operations has been largely forgotten. The first mention of espionage in world lit..

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Serving in Silence?

Most people have heard of the United States' infamous `Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, yet few know about Australia's own history of LGBT military service. In Serving in Silence? lesbian, gay, bisexual..

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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Shadow Over the Atlantic: The Luftwaffe and the U-Boats: 1943-45

German U-boats were the scourge of Allied merchant and military shipping in the Atlantic during World War II, threatening to isolate and then starve the UK out of the War. As Germany's war against the..

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Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade

Andrew Feinstein, former member of the African National Congress, investigates the secretive world of the global arms trade in his gripping new book "The Shadow World". Feinstein reveals the corruptio..

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Sherman Lead: Flying the F-4D Phantom II in Vietnam

Written by a pilot who flew near-daily combat missions, this engrossing book is the story of one man, his colleagues and his machine, the mighty F-4 Phantom II, at war. Sherman Lead is the grippi..

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Siege of Tsingtao: Penguin Special

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Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service Since 1945

'The Ministry of Defence does not comment upon submarine operations' is the standard response of officialdom to enquiries about the most secretive and mysterious of Britain's armed forces, the Royal N..

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Six-Day War 1967: Operation Focus and the 12 hours that changed the Middle East

On one day in June, the balance of air power in the Middle East was turned upside down by perhaps the most ruthlessly effective air superiority campaign in history - Operation Moked, or Focus. ..

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Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions
Soldier of the Seventy-First, A: From De La Plata to Waterloo 1806-1815

'The author's sharp eye for the illuminating detail and the oddities of human behaviour enabled him to present a picture of army life as graphic and revealing as any drawn by a private soldier during ..

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Soldier Spy

AN INSIDER'S ACCOUNT OF WHAT IT TAKES TO KEEP YOU SAFE Extraordinarily visceral, nail-biting and hard hitting SOLDIER SPY is his ground-level account of what is what it takes to protect us, and the t..

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Solomons 1943-44: The Struggle for New Georgia and Bougainville

Victory at Guadalcanal for the Allies in February 1943 left them a vital foothold in the Solomon Islands chain, and was the first step in an attempt to isolate and capture the key Japanese base of Rab..

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Somme & Verdun

Verdun and the Somme were two of the most cataclysmic battles of the First World War on the Western Front. The carnage on that front in 1916 was unprecedented for all sides, and had a profound effect ..

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Somme: Into the Breach

No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is a..

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Somme: Into the Breach

No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is a..

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Sons and Soldiers: The Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned for Retribution

The story of young German Jews who escaped the Nazis, most often without their families, only to return a few years later to war-torn Europe as members of an elite secret U.S. Army unit. The young men..

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Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

This is the gripping story of the five Munich university students who set up an underground resistance movement in World War II, featured in the award-winning Oscar-nominated film, Sophie Scholl - The..

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Spaniards in Mauthausen: Representations of a Nazi Concentration Camp, 1940-2015

Spaniards in Mauthausen is the first study of the cultural legacy of Spaniards imprisoned and killed during the Second World War in the Nazi concentration camp Mauthausen. By examining narratives abou..

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Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy and a Collision of Lives in World War II

Spearhead honours an unsung hero of World War II, Clarence Smoyers, who deplored violence but became the gunner of one of the first Pershing tanks in the European Theatre, spearheading the American in..

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Spies of Winter: The GCHQ Codebreakers Who Fought the Cold War

In 1945 the Second World War was over and a shattered world faced the future. For the men and women of the newly formed GCHQ, however, the next global conflict had already begun. Following on from the..

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Spitfire

The Spitfire is an icon of World War II, becoming the darling of the British public through defending the skies during the Battle of Britain. The Spitfire's combat ability and superb handling meant it..

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Spitfire Singh: A True Life of Relentless Adventure

Their willingness to pay any price to uphold the honour and integrity of their Air Force meant an uphill battle against bigotry, difficult conditions of work and outdated equipment. However, showing t..

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Spitfire Story: Told By Those Who Designed, Maintained and Flew the Iconic Plane, The

The Spitfire Story, published in association with Imperial War Museums, is a fascinating anthology of first-hand stories from Spitfire heroes and heroines of the Second World War. The Spitfire is the ..

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