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Tea, Love and War - 2826689558

37,31 zł

Tea, Love and War Matador

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The range of the book: from wartime England to colonial Assam; from sapper training in India to jungle warfare in Malaya - Tea, Love and War tells the unique true story of the child of an exploited village woman gaining recognition and acceptance in suburban England. It is split into three parts: Stuart and Mary's story, David's story, and Ann's story. Stuart, working on a tea estate in the jungles of Assam, fathers a child by a teenage native woman. Stuart's letters to his family in pre-war England vividly describe his life as a planter in colonial India but conceal his secret love life. When war breaks out, Stuart joins the Indian army, trains as a sapper and is posted to Malaya, blowing bridges in the desperate rearguard action against the Japanese invasion. Back in wartime England, his sister Mary marries Stuart's best friend, Arthur, who decides to train as an army officer. Mary, now a young mother pregnant with her second child, tells of the year's delay in hearing news of her brother's death at the fall of Singapore. Before the child is born, she learns that Arthur has been killed in action in Italy. The story switches to a jungle village in Assam where a small Anglo-Indian child named Ann fights her way through poverty and discrimination, always seeking the identity of her father and his family. Tea, Love and War is a gripping true story, narrated by Mary through her son David. "Much of the text is taken from the many exercise books that she filled with her memories, and whilst my investigations have expanded and updated her story, the history of the relevant elements of the Second World War, the Blitz and public perception of the Malayan campaign leading to the fall of Singapore are more eloquently seen from her individual viewpoint." The book will appeal to fans of autobiographies, history and social history - Anglo-Indian culture and exploitation of women in India are key themes in the text - and has been inspired by Wild Swans.


Rachel's Story - A Journey From A Country In Eurasia - 2840012415

77,49 zł

Rachel's Story - A Journey From A Country In Eurasia

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Children

Real Life Testimonies Of Young People Feeling Their Homelands. Originally Made As A Series Of Animated Films By The BBC, These Books Explore The Experiences Of Young People Whose Lives Are Affected By Conflict In Their Home Countries.


48 Hours to Hammelburg: Patten's Secret Mission - 2826939875

70,79 zł

48 Hours to Hammelburg: Patten's Secret Mission Ibooks

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

On a dark night in March 1945, Task Force Baum dashed through a break in the German Army lines created by troops of the U.S. Third Army and embarked on one of the most dramatic and dangerous rescue missions of World War II. Their target, the Allied POW camp 60 miles behind enemy lines near the German town of Hammelburg. Unknown to all but one member of the 300 men in Task Force Baum was the real reason for the rescue: the POW camp at Hammelburg contained Lieutenant Colonel John Waters -- General Patton's son-in-law! This is the gripping, true, and long-suppressed full story of what exactly happened in the desperate drive to Hammelburg.


Secret History of the Blitz - 2826763442

102,20 zł

Secret History of the Blitz Simon & Schuster

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

2015 is the 75th anniversary of the the Blitz of 1940-41. It is one of the most iconic periods in modern British history - and one of the most misunderstood. The 'Blitz Spirit' is celebrated by some, whereas others dismiss it as a myth. Joshua Levine's thrilling biography rejects the tired arguments and reveals the human truth: the Blitz was a time of extremes of experience and behaviour. People were pulling together and helping strangers, but they were also breaking rules and exploiting each other. Life during wartime, the author reveals, was complex and messy and real. From the first page readers will discover a different story to the one they thought they knew - from the sacrifices made by ordinary people to a sudden surge in the popularity of nightclubs; from secret criminal trials at the Old Bailey to a Columbine-style murder in an Oxford college. There were new working opportunities for women and the appearance of unfamiliar cultures: whilst prayers were offered up in a south London mosque, Jamaican sailors were struggling to cross the country. Unlikely friendships were fostered and surprising sexualities explored - these years saw a boom in prostitution and even the emergence of a popular weekly magazine for fetishists. On the darker side, racketeers and spivs made money out of the chaos, and looters prowled the night to prey on bomb victims. From the lack of cheese to the increased suicide rate, this astonishing and entertaining book takes the true pulse of a 'blitzed nation'. And it shows how social change during this time led to political change - which in turn has built the Britain we know today.


America's Secret Mig Squadron - 2843958413

97,49 zł

America's Secret Mig Squadron

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Humanities>History>Specific events & topics>The Cold WarKsiążki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Society &...

Tells The Story Of A Group Of Military Pioneers Who Were Intent On Using Their Experience And Knowledge To Develop A New Training Paradigm For Fighter Pilots. This Book Offers An Insider's Perspective, Complete With Photographs, Revealing How Peck Battled


Special Forces in the War on Terror - 2826634482

131,86 zł

Special Forces in the War on Terror Osprey Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Within weeks of the devastation of 9/11, United States Special Operations Forces were dropping into Afghanistan to lead the war against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Ten years later, the Navy's SEAL Team 6 carried out Operation Neptune Spear to hunt down and kill Osama Bin Laden. In Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Somalia and Mali, the role of Special Ops has been a game changer on the battle field as they have fought terrorist from Al Qaeda, al Shebaab and Boko Haram, as well as insurgents and the Taliban. But that has been a war that has largely hidden from view--until now. In" Special Forces in the War on Terror," author Leigh Neville takes readers inside that shadow world of Special Operations. Drawing upon recently declassified material and first-hand accounts from his SOF contacts in the US, UK, and other coalition countries, Neville reveals the remarkable results achieved by these secret soldiers, and gives readers an unprecedented blow-by-blow description of all major SOF operations. Neville uncovers the true story behind the dramatic rescue of two aid workers from chaotic Somalia by a SEAL team from kidnappers linked to the notorious al Shebaab. Parachuting in at night, the team struck the kidnappers at dawn in a coordinated assault that left all of the kidnappers dead with no injuries to the hostages or the assault team. The SEALs kept the hostages safe until the men of the Nightstalkers--the US Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment--arrived to fly them all to safety. Also included is the story of the Delta Force Master Sergeant who won the Silver Star by single-handedly holding off an assault by some 300 insurgents in war torn Fallujah. Attached with two other Delta operators to a Marine infantry platoon, 25 of the 37 men he was with were wounded during the attack. The Delta sergeant held off the insurgents from a roof-top position, moving constantly to keep the enemy back and confusing them on the actual number of defenders until the wounded could be evacuated. Highlighted in "Special Forces in the War on Terror" is the history of the secret drone war run by the United States Joint Special Operations Command, which rivals the CIA's highly publicized drone campaign in Pakistan, the real history of the contentious "Night Raids" by American and British Special Forces in Afghanistan and the true story of the "industrial grade" counter-terrorism effort which swung the war against al Qaeda in Iraq. Unlike other books on SOF, "Special Operations Forces in the War" on Terror offers a single, detailed analysis of all significant SOF missions, and includes maps, combat diagrams, and full-color photographs. The book is the definitive record for a remarkable period in military history when the world's elite soldiers fought against overwhelming odds to yield results out of all proportion to their numbers.


War Paint - 2826856914

78,76 zł

War Paint VIRAGO

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

War Paint is the story of two remarkable women - Miss Elizabeth Arden and Madame Helena Rubinstein. Between them they left an extraordinary legacy which touches the lives of virtually all women today: the creation of the modern cosmetics and beauty industry. War Paint will trace the humble beginnings of both Arden and Rubinstein and examine the forces and influences that drove them. The book will also look at the period in which they lived, without which their phenomenal achievement cannot be truly appreciated. The similarities between the two are intriguing: dedicated to beauty, neither were great beauties themselves. They were both diminutive in size, if not in the size of their ego. They were both born into genteel poverty and were motivated by money and the creation of their businesses, to the exclusion of almost everything else. They were both avid social climbers and desperately thrifty. They also hated each other. This is the story of an industry, of a social movement and of a great rivalry. Gripping, glamorous and totally absorbing, this is social history at its best.


Lazarus War: Artefact - 2826794723

47,35 zł

Lazarus War: Artefact Little, Brown

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Artefact is book one of The Lazarus War, an explosive new space adventure series from one of the brightest new stars in science fiction - perfect for fans of The Edge of Tomorrow, Alien and James S. A. Corey's Expanse series. Jack Campbell, author of the Lost Fleet novels calls it 'a gripping read that moves at warp speed'. Mankind has spread to the stars, only to become locked in warfare with an insidious alien race. All that stands against the alien menace are the soldiers of the Simulant Operation Programme, an elite military team remotely operating avatars in the most dangerous theatres of war. Captain Conrad Harris has died hundreds of times - running suicide missions in simulant bodies. Known as Lazarus, he is a man addicted to death. So when a secret research station deep in alien territory suddenly goes dark, there is no other man who could possibly lead a rescue mission. But Harris hasn't been trained for what he's about to find. And this time, he may not be coming back ...Artefact is an action-drenched tale of elite space marines, deep space exploration and galactic empires. Discover The Lazarus War - the thrilling new space opera series from one of the most exciting new voices in science fiction. 'A hostile race of alien biomechs somewhat in the mould of H R Giger aliens ...terrorism, subterfuge and traitors ...starships sporting particle beam weapons, railguns the size of skyscrapers, laser batteries, missiles...And then there are the uber-human super-soldiers clad in powered armour and wielding plasma weapons...Is that enough for you? ...This, dear readers, is the good stuff. Recommended' Neal Asher, author of the Agent Cormac novels 'A highly promising science fiction debut - a fun, gripping adventure story, with a mystery at its core that kept me turning the pages' Gary Gibson, author of STEALING LIGHT 'An adrenaline shot of rip-roaring military SF packed with cinematic action sequences and tightly drawn characters' Stephen Deas, author of Elite: Wanted, Empires: Infiltration and Extraction


Margot at War - 2826861296

106,66 zł


Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

At the heart of this book is a torturous human drama. A powerful but shy man only recently remarried fell desperately in love with his daughter's best friend, while his jealous daughter did her best to come between her father and her glamorous, emotional stepmother. The fact that the man at the centre of this drama was the Prime Minister and that it was taking place against some of the most momentous times in modern British history only make this story all the more remarkable. Anne de Courcy reveals the extraordinary love triangle that took place behind the scenes at Downing Street during the First World War. Her book opens in 1912: with the daring, unconventional Margot Asquith at its helm, the prime minister's residence had transformed into a glittering social and intellectual salon. This was a time when Downing Street was still run like an English country house, with daily lunch parties where political talk was banned. But in 1912 rumblings of discontent and reform began to intrude on the scene (quite literally, when Suffragettes threw bricks through the windows). The outbreak of the First World War only heightened tensions within Downing Street, with Asquith often spending cabinet meetings scribbling love letters to his beloved Venetia Stanley. By 1915, of course, when the book ends, everything had changed - for the country as a whole, for those in power, for a whole stratum of society and especially for the characters at the heart of this book. The prism of Downing Street in these four short years offers a fascinating and unique Suffragette vantage point on the social history of the First World War.


Gone Records Story'57 - '62 - 2845971270

32,99 zł

Gone Records Story'57 - '62 ONE DAY MUSIC

Muzyka>Rock>Rock & Roll

1. War Paint - Bill Haley & His Comets 2. You Don't Know What You've Got - Ral Donner 3. Bermuda - Four Seasons 4. Baby Come Back - Johnny Rivers 5. Could This Be Magic - The Dubs 6. The Spider - Doc Bagby 7. I'll Never Cry - The Earls 8. Come Softly To Me - Richard Barrett 9. Angel Face - The Neons 10. Mine - Jimmy Stone 11. Can I Come Over Tonight - The Velours 12. Everybody's Gonna Rock And Roll - The Isley Bro 13. I Love You (Sherry) - Enchantments 14. Beachcomber - Jo Ann Campbell 15. Nov - The Gone All Stars 16. Pretty Little Girl - The Shells 17. All Danced Out - Darryl Jenson 18. Branded - Richie Robin 19. Ding Dong Darling - Carter Rays 20. Angel In Disguise - The Inspirations 21. Cool, Cool Baby - Connie & Lee 22. The Beggar Became A Kin - Johnny Jack 23. A Lover's Plea - Mack Vickery 24. Please Don't Go - Ral Donner 25. Never Let Him Go - The Carousels 101. The Drag - The Isley Brothers 102. Spanish Lace - Four Seasons 103. Pancake Hop - Doc Bagby 104. Mama (Can I Go Out) - Jo Ann Campbell 105. Lamplight - Deltas 106. School Of Heartbreakers - Ral Donner 107. Such Lovin' - The Dubs 108. Goin' Back To St Louis - Mack Vickery 109. My Love - The Isley Brothers 110. King Of Fools - Sam Hawkins 111. Stool Pigeon - The Inspirations 112. Spanish Twist - Bill Haley & His Comets 113. I'm Confessin' - The Uniques 114. How Much I Love You - Joe Antel 115. Long, Long Walk - Johnny Rivers 116. Maybe You'll Be Mine - Connie & Lee 117. Mama's Boy - The Kokomos 118. I Don't Like It Like That (Pt ) - The Bobbettes 119. Mona, My Love - Wild Bill & The Blue Denims 120. If You Want To - The Carousels 121. How Will It End - Johnny Carl 122. Chapel Of Dreams - The Dubs 123. Let's Fall In Love - Tony Middleton & The Willo 124. That's My Desire - The Channels 125. Summer's Love - Richard Barrett & The Chantels 201. You're Free To Go - The Dubs 202. My Secret Love - Carter Rays 203. Girl Of My Best Friend - Ral Donner 204. I'm In Love With You - Darryl Jenson 205. My Kind Of Woman - Bill Haley & His Comets 206. Come On Home - The Enchantments 207. Girls! - Joe Antel 208. I Wanna Know - The Isley Brothers 209. I Ain't Got No Steady Date - Jo Ann Campbell 210. Meant To Be - Mack Vickery 211. Dirty Tricks - The Carousels 212. School Bells - Nicky & The Nobels 213. Long, Black Automobile - Don Elliott 214. All Is Forgiven - Richard Barrett & The Chantel 215. Sippin' Soda - The Shells 216. The Chase - Wild Bill & The Blue Denims 217. Stay As You Are - The Channels 218. Touch Me - Johnny Jack 219. Never Bite Off More Than You Can Chew - Andrew 220. The Dance Is Over - Bonnie Lane 221. Devil In Disguise - Stan Mitchell 222. My Foolish Heart - The Excels 223. I'm So Unhappy - Uniques 224. Riviera - Bill Haley & His Comets 225. Pretty Little Thing - The Carousels


The War That Never Was - 2839962610

48,99 zł

The War That Never Was

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Society & social sciences>Warfare & defence>Other warfare & defence issues>MercenariesKsiążki Obcojęzyc...

Tells The Story Of A Secret War Fought By British Mercenaries In The Yemen In The Early 1960s.


Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Clubs - 2212824882

519,10 zł

Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Clubs Greenwood Publishing Group

Inne 1

From the exploits on the field to the machinations in the front office to the cities where they play, the author presents the team history of each of the thirty MLB teams. Intelligent, in-depth essays provide social and economic histories of each club that go beyond the recounting of team glories or failures year by year. Team origins, annual campaigns, players, and managers figure into the story, but so do owners, financiers, politicians, neighborhoods, and fans. Teams are also looked at as business enterprises, with special attention given to labor issues like the reserve clause and free agency, as well as stadium construction and financing. Social and political issues are covered as well, including racism and integration, ethnic makeup of fans and players, gambling, liquor sales, and Sunday play. National events, like World War I, World War II, the Great Depression and the Cold War, and their impact on the national pastime, are also brought into the picture where relevant. Media coverage and broadcasting rights are discussed, as is the great influence the flood of media money has had on the sport. As the American sport, baseball reflects not just ideas and beliefs about competition, it also reflects national and regional identities.


Plague Child - 2826836360

69,20 zł

Plague Child Harper Collins

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The first instalment of a page-turning trilogy set against the backdrop of the English Civil War. September 1625: Plague cart driver, Matthew Neave, is sent to pick up the corpse of a baby. Yet, on the way to the plague pit, he hears a cry - the baby is alive. A plague child himself, and now immune from the disease, Matthew decides to raise it as his own. Fifteen years on, Matthew's son Tom is apprenticed to a printer in the City. Somebody is interested in him and is keen to turn him into a gentleman. He is even given an education. But Tom is unaware that he has a benefactor and soon he discovers that someone else is determined to kill him. The civil war divides families, yet Tom is divided in himself. Devil or saint? Royalist or radicalist? He is at the bottom of the social ladder, yet soon finds himself within reach of a great estate - one which he must give up to be with the girl he loves. Set against the fervent political climate of the period, 'Plague Child' is a remarkable story of discovery, identity and an England of the past.


Trains to the Trenches - 2827101908

105,55 zł

Trains to the Trenches AURUM PRESS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Without the railways for the Great Powers, the most terrible conflict the world has ever known would have taken a very different form - if it had happened at all. In a remarkable historical railway journey through Britain and Europe, author Andrew Roden tells the story of the men and women who manned the tracks and the trains, and who relied on them to get them to battle and back home again. Drawing on diaries, memoirs and archive material he reveals the personal stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, and pays tribute to their overlooked contribution. Supported with remarkable illustrations and photography, Roden interweaves memories of his own present day travels by train with diary excerpts of ambulance train nurses, returning POWs, drivers that put their lives in danger for everyone on board and other key voices. Roden takes the reader on a gripping journey, from the secret planning rooms in Berlin, through to the killing fields of the trenches, as well as the home fronts of the key combatants. Looking at defining moments of railway history on both sides of the Great War they build a unique and very human picture of a wartime railway across Europe.


On Afghanistan's Plains - 2842395978

97,49 zł

On Afghanistan's Plains

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Society & social sciences>Warfare & defence>War & defence operationsKsiążki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>...

Britain's Military Involvement In Afghanistan Is A Contentious Subject. In This Book, The Author Explores The Potential Danger Of Replaying Britain's Military Catastrophes And Considers What Can Be Learnt From Revisiting The Story Of Earlier Afghan Wars.


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