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By Ted Barris. 2014
On the night of March 24, 1944, eighty airmen crawled through a 400-foot-long tunnel, code-named "Harry," and dashed from Stalag… Luft III, the infamous WWII German POW camp. It became known as The Great Escape. The breakout had taken a year to plan, involved 2,000 POWs, and prompted a massive manhunt across occupied Europe. All but three escapees were recaptured, and on Hitler’s orders, fifty were murdered. The author recounts this battle of wits and determination through the voices of those involved, assembles original interviews, memoirs, letters and diaries to reconstruct the Great Escape’s untold story. Bestseller. 2014.
By Denise Kiernan. 2013
At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents. But to most of the… world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across the South—were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war—when Oak Ridge’s fateful secret was revealed. Bestseller. 2013.
By Judith S Wallerstein. 1995
The authors of "Second Chances", which is about divorce, look at fifty continuing marriages. Their subjects have been married at… least nine years, have children, and are mostly white and well-educated. Interview excerpts illustrate what the authors consider the four types of marriage and the nine psychological tasks involved in success. Bestseller. 1995.
By Jack Beeching. 1982
By Winston Churchill. 1976
Covers the period from 1919 to 1939. Includes chapters on the mistakes of the Allies after World War I, the… rise and re-armament of European dictatorships and the failure to preserve Austria. First published in 1948. Followed by "Their finest hour." 1976.
By Tristram Hunt. 2009
Friedrich Engels was a textile magnate and fox-hunter, a raffish, high-living, heavy drinking devotee of the good things in life.… But Engels was also the man behind Karl Marx who for forty years funded him, looked after his children, soothed his furies, and provided one-half of history's most celebrated ideological partnership. He was co-author of The Manifesto of the Communist Party and co-founder of what would come to be known as Marxism. Interpreted and misinterpreted, quoted and misquoted, Friedrich Engels became one of the central architects of modern global socialism. 2009.
By Declan Hill. 2010
By Betty Friedan. 1993
Three decades after "The feminine mystique" changed the public's views on women, Friedan takes a similar approach to aging. She… makes an appeal for the idea that aging does not have to become a state of decline, rather that it is possible to continue to change and to grow as a person at any age. 1993.
By Geraint H Jenkins. 1993
This study deals with the history of Wales from the civil war to the industrial revolution. It analyses the powerful… social forces which took an impoverished, downtrodden nation to the threshold of unprecedented social, economic and political change. 1993.
By Joan Frances Casey, Lynn I Wilson. 1991
In 1981, therapist Lynn Wilson diagnosed Joan Casey as having a multiple personality disorder. Joan's story, interspersed with the therapist's… notes, describes the abuse she suffered as a child as well as Lynn Wilson's unorthodox 4-year treatment of the disorder. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. c1991.
By Barbara Wertheim Tuchman. 1988
Looks at the American Revolution from the British point of view. Examines how Britain's relations with rival sea powers influenced… the course of events that allowed the colonies to defeat Britain. c1988.
By H. W Brands. 2000
Biography of one of America's founding fathers, incorporating correspondence and anecdotes of his contemporaries. Franklin was heralded as a leading… inventor and scientist, author, and diplomat as well as a bon vivant. In exploring Franklin's conversion from British loyalist to revolutionary, Brands seeks out the genius behind the man. 2000.
By Georgia Witkin. 2000
Explains how women experience stress differently from men and provides techniques and problem-solving skills to reduce it. Includes examples of… dealing with family life (including teenagers and mates), common work problems, sexual difficulties, and aging - along with other unavoidable everyday tensions. 2000.
By Deborah Cadbury. 2000
The text tells the story of the bitter feud between Gideon Mantell, who uncovered giant bones in a Sussex quarry… and became obsessed with the ancient past and Richard Owen, patronised by royalty, the Prime Minister and the aristocracy, who scooped the credit for the discovery of the dinosaurs. Their struggle was to create a new science that would change man's perception of his place in the universe. 2000.
By Alex Wheatle. 2009
In 1683, two empires - the Ottoman, based in Constantinople, and the Habsburg dynasty in Vienna - came face to… face in the culmination of a 250-year power struggle: the Great Siege of Vienna. Within the city walls the choice of resistance over surrender to the largest army ever assembled by the Turks created an all-or-nothing scenario: every last survivor would be enslaved or ruthlessly slaughtered. Both sides remained resolute, sustained by hatred of their age-old enemy, certain that their victory would be won by the grace of God. 2009.
By Susan P Halpern. 2004
A cancer survivor and psychotherapist addresses how individuals can best respond with sensitivity and compassion to a sick friend or… relative. Demonstrates making a potentially awkward situation more comfortable through effective speech and behaviour. Includes suggestions for talking to children about illness. 2004.
By Jon Gordon, Kenneth H Blanchard. 2009
Gordon takes listeners on an enlightening journey revealing 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive,… forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment. Drawing upon his experience and work with thousands of individuals, Gordon infuses this engaging story with keen insights, actionable strategies and a big dose of positive infectious energy. 2009.
By James Schmidt. 2005
In this course, Boston University professor James Schmidt offers a balanced assessment of the Enlightenment, considering both its achievements and… its shortcomings and focusing not only on its most important intellectual achievements but also on the strange and often colourful characters that populated it. 2005.
By Ann Williams. 1995
This text escapes the traditional view of the Norman Conquest by examining the more truly representative experience of the lesser… lords and landowners among the English, who survived the Conquest and settlement, adapted to foreign customs and preserved much of the native tradition and culture. 1995.
By Robert Cottrell. 1993
On June 30, 1997, Britain ended its colonial rule over Hong Kong, the wealthy city state with six million people.… The terms of the handover to China were to be those set out in a Joint Declaration initialled by Britain and China in 1984. This is an account of the diplomacy behind that settlement, and the prospects that lay ahead for Hong Kong. 1993.