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The Great Commanders of the Early Modern World 1567-1865

By Andrew Roberts
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The Great Commanders of the Ancient World 1479BC - 453AD

By Andrew Roberts
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Andrew Roberts
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The Great Commanders of the Medieval World 454-1582AD

By Andrew Roberts
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Andrew Roberts
What qualities made Attila the Hun a strategist of genius? How did Henry V of England achieve victory at Agincourt for the loss of a few hundred of his men, when the mounted French knights suffered casualties in the thousands? Why was Hernán Cortés able to lead a ragged band of men to bring down the extraordinary power of the Aztec empire? The answers to these and a myriad other fascinating questions can be found in Great Commanders of the Medieval World, a sumptuous chronological survey of the 25 greatest commanders of the medieval world. Compiled by an distinguished team of historians (including such names as Jonathan Sumption, Felipe Fernández-Armesto and John Julius Norwich) working under the general editorship of Andrew Roberts, Great Commanders of the Medieval World is an authoritative and beautifully illustrated account of the lives and careers of the 25 greatest military commanders of the period, from William the Conqueror to Genghis Khan, from the Black Prince to Tamerlaine, and from Joan of Arc to Süleyman the Magnificent. Every commander is profiled in a concise and informative 3000-word article which not only brings its subject vividly to life via a lively, fact-driven narrative, but also analyses and assesses his tactical and strategic gifts. As accessible and informative as it is rigorous and scholarly, Great Commanders of the Medieval World is the perfect introduction to its subject for the layperson - but also a stimulating and thought-provoking read for those with greater knowledge of military history. With its companion volumes, focusing on the great commanders of the ancient, early modern and modern eras, it forms an indispensable guide to the greatest generals the world has seen.
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The Gardener

By Prue Leith
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Prue Leith
'Under the bracken, under the soil, under the forest, under the water, the garden's history is there. It needs an ardent lover to find it.' Lotte is in unfamiliar territory. After a divorce and a great deal of soul-searching, she has abandoned her successful career as an architect for a degree in garden history, and uprooted her three children to take a job as head gardener to millionaire Brody Keegan at Maddon Park in Oxfordshire. Brody is as ignorant about gardens as Lotte is knowledgeable, his tastes as loud as hers are quiet. They have little in common except a passion for Maddon Park and a determination to get their own way. As Lotte locks horns with her boss and his spoilt young wife, she finds herself on an emotional roller coaster. She knows what is right for the garden, but - still raw from divorce, anxious about the children and frightened of entanglement - she is less sure of what is right for her.
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The Goldsmith's Secret

By Elia Barceló
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Elia Barceló
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Gandhi

By Jad Adams
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Jad Adams
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Great British Speeches

By Simon Heffer
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Simon Heffer
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Gunshot Road

By Adrian Hyland
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Adrian Hyland
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Get Real

By Donald E. Westlake
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Donald E. Westlake
In Westlake's brilliantly bizarre and always amusing world, it's usually the thief who comes out on top. But times could be changing. When a TV producer convinces our roguish crook Dortmunder and his gang to star in a reality TV show that captures their next heist, being caught red-handed seems inevitable. It will take an ingenious plan to outwit viewers glued to their TV sets, but Dortmunder rises to the challenge. In this last crime novel from an undisputed master of the genre the well worn phrase 'The eyes of the nation are upon you' takes on a whole new meaning - let's hope Dortmunder doesn't get stage-fright.
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  • A Game of Sorrows

    By S. G. MacLean
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    S. G. MacLean
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    The Great British Bobby

    By Clive Emsley
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    Clive Emsley
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  • Gangsters' Wives

    By Tammy Cohen
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    Tammy Cohen
    Behind every good man is a good woman. But what lies behind every bad man? Gangsters' Wives tells the side of the story you didn't know - what it's like to live with Britain's most lawless men, from the women who married them. Devoted mum-of-three Judy Marks was imprisoned alongside her husband, notorious drug smuggler Howard Marks; while Flanagan, the first ever Page Three girl, found herself splashed across the papers as the fiancée of legendary East End villain Reggie Kray. Jenny Pinto, wife of gangster Dave Courtney, has given the police keys to their house to stop them breaking down the front door. In ten funny, moving, searingly honest first-person accounts, Gangsters' Wives tells you all you ever wanted to know about the lives and loves of the women who are, quite literally, married to the mob.
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    The Goliath Bone

    By Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane
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    Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane
    The bestselling author of shoot-em-up crime fiction is back with a twisty new tale starring his iconic tough hero Mike Hammer.On an amateur dig in Israel, two students discover what appears to be the femur of a very large humanoid, and it's likely to be the thigh bone of the Biblical giant, Goliath. Back in New York, they are heading into the subway carrying the carefully wrapped bone when a hitman attempts to kill them. Hammer comes to their rescue, though it's only the beginning of their troubles.
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    The Goliath Bone

    By Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane
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    Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane
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    Georgia O'Keeffe

    By Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
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    Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
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    The Gate of Air

    By James Buchan
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    James Buchan
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    The Great Sieges

    By Martin Windrow
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    Martin Windrow
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    Great Irish Speeches

    By Richard Aldous
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    Richard Aldous
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    Genesis (Unabridged)

    By Bernard Beckett, Becky Wright
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    Bernard Beckett
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    Becky Wright
    The island Republic has emerged from a ruined world. Its citizens are safe but not free, until a man named Adam Forde rescues a girl from the sea. Fourteen-year-old Anax thinks she knows her history. She'd better. She's sat facing three Examiners and her five-hour examination has just begun. The subject is close to her heart: Adam Forde, her long-dead hero. In a series of startling twists, Anax discovers new things about Adam and her people that question everything she holds sacred. But why is the Academy allowing her to open up the enigma at its heart? (P)2009 Quercus Publishing Plc
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    The Ghost of Munich

    By Georges-Marc Benamou
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    Georges-Marc Benamou
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