Category: History/Biography
No Easy Day – The Only First-hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden – Just 99p 0 comments

For the first time, read the first-hand account of the planning and execution of the extraordinary mission to kill the terrorist mastermind.
No Easy Day puts readers inside the elite, handpicked twenty-four-man team known as SEAL Team Six as they train for the most important mission of their lives.
From the crash of the Black Hawk helicopter that threatened the mission with disaster, to the radio call confirming their target was dead, the SEAL team raid on bin Laden’s secret HQ is recounted in nail-biting second-by-second detail.
Team leader Mark Owen takes readers behind enemy lines with one of the world’s most astonishing fighting forces, in the only insider’s account of their most spectacular mission.
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A History of the World by Andrew Marr – Only 99p 0 comments

Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean.
This is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us.
Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best. Buy it today for only 99p.
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Summer of Blood – The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 – Just 99p 0 comments

Revolt and upheaval in medieval Britain by a brilliant new narrative historian. ‘Summer of Blood’ breaks new ground in its portrayal of the personalities and politics of the bloody days of June 1381.
Breathing life into one of British history’s most colourful yet under-explored episodes, Dan Jones recreates the dangerous world of the fourteenth century: a time when pain, squalor, misery and disease formed the fabric of daily life. Yet this was also an era of humanity, charity and social responsibility. Jones shows how this world was both profoundly different and remarkably similar to our own.
‘Summer of Blood’ is the first full popular account in a century of one of the most famous rebellions in history. Buy it today for only 99p.
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Yes Please – A memoir in essays by Amy Poehler – Just 99p 0 comments

In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much).
Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by.
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The Storms of War – Historical fiction – Only 99p 0 comments

In the idyllic early summer of 1914, life is good for the de Witt family. German Rudolf and his aristocratic English wife Verena are planning the wedding of their daughter, Emmeline, while their eldest son Arthur is studying in Paris and Michael is just back from his first term at Cambridge. Celia, the youngest of the de Witt children, is on the brink of adulthood, and secretly dreams of escaping her carefully mapped out future and exploring the world.
But with the onslaught of war, the de Witts find themselves in danger of losing everything they hold dear. As Celia struggles to make sense of the changing world around her, she lies about her age to join the war effort and finds herself embroiled in a complex plot that puts her and those she loves in danger.
With gripping detail and brilliant empathy, Kate Williams tells the story of Celia and her family as they are shunned by a society that previously embraced them, torn apart by sorrow, and buffeted and changed by the storms of war.
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Mack The Life – Brilliant, heartfelt and hilarious – Just 99p 0 comments

Have you ever wondered where comedians come from? Why is it that one person is a funny bloke down the pub while another actually makes a living by standing up in front of an audience telling jokes? And where does all that material come from? Well, young Lee McKillop used to wonder that too.
Growing up in his parents’ pub, small and wiry in a world of bigger and chunkier specimens, Lee quickly learned that cracking jokes was a way to get attention. After a somewhat random series of jobs, it was as a Great Yarmouth holiday camp entertainer that he had his first crack at telling jokes on stage.
Now, as Lee Mack, he’s one of our best loved and most successful comedians, both as a live stand-up and on television. In Mack the Life, Lee tells the story of how he got there and gives extraordinary insight into what really makes comics tick. Buy this memoir today for only 99p.
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Esther – A Dangerous Beauty Novel #1 – Royal Beauty – Biblical fiction – Just 49p 0 comments

When an ambitious tyrant threatens genocide against the Jews, an inexperienced young queen must take a stand for her people.
When Xerxes, king of Persia, issues a call for beautiful young women, Hadassah, a Jewish orphan living in Susa, is forcibly taken to the palace of the pagan ruler.
After months of preparation, the girl known to the Persians as Esther wins the king’s heart and a queen’s crown. But because her situation is uncertain, she keeps her ethnic identity a secret until she learns that an evil and ambitious man has won the king’s permission to exterminate all Jews–young and old, powerful and helpless.
Purposely violating an ancient Persian law, she risks her life in order to save her people…and bind her husband’s heart.
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Last Hope Island: Britain, occupied Europe, and the brotherhood that helped turn the tide of war – Only 98p 0 comments

When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations — Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Norway, Czechoslovakia, and Poland — who escaped there to continue the fight.
So, too, did General Charles de Gaulle, the self- appointed representative of free France. As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as ‘Last Hope Island’.
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