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Canada in the Great Power Game 1914-2014

(Available August 5, 2014)
Canada in the Great Power Game 1914-2014
Written by Gwynne Dyer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307361684
Our Price: $34.95
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Canada in the Great Power Game 1914-2014

Written by Gwynne Dyer


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $34.95

Canada in the Great Power Game 1914-2014 is a serious contemplation of what it means to engage in major world conflicts, and the price we pay when we do.
 
The First World War was Canada's baptism of fire, or at least the only one that people now remember. (Montrealers in 1776 or...

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Canada in the Great Power Game 1914-2014

Written by Gwynne Dyer


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $17.99

Canada in the Great Power Game 1914-2014 is a serious contemplation of what it means to engage in major world conflicts, and the price we pay when we do.
 
The First World War was Canada's baptism of fire, or at least the only one that people now remember. (Montrealers in 1776 or...

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From Fatwa to Jihad

(Available August 5, 2014)
From Fatwa to Jihad
Written by Kenan Malik
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612194059
Our Price: $22.00
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From Fatwa to Jihad
The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath
Written by Kenan Malik


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $22.00

THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
A Finalist for the George Orwell Book Prize

“It would be absurd to think that a book can cause riots,” Salman Rushdie asserted just months before the publication of his novel The Satanic Verses. But that’s exactly what happened. In England, protests started just months after... Read more >
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A Spy Among Friends

(Available July 29, 2014)
A Spy Among Friends
Written by Ben Macintyre
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780804136631
Our Price: $27.00
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A Spy Among Friends
Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Written by Ben Macintyre


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $27.00

Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story.


Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for... Read more >
A Spy Among Friends
Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Written by Ben Macintyre


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $13.99

Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story.


Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for... Read more >
A Spy Among Friends

(Available July 29, 2014)
A Spy Among Friends
Written by Ben Macintyre
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804194495
Our Price: $27.00
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A Spy Among Friends
Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Written by Ben Macintyre


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $27.00

Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story.


Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for... Read more >
A Spy Among Friends

(Available July 29, 2014)
A Spy Among Friends
Written by Ben Macintyre, Read by John Lee
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780553397888
Our Price: $40.00
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A Spy Among Friends
Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Written by Ben Macintyre
Read by John Lee


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $40.00

Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story.


Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for... Read more >
A Spy Among Friends
Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Written by Ben Macintyre
Read by John Lee


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $20.00

Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story.


Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for... Read more >
Streetcars of America

(Available July 22, 2014)
Streetcars of America
Written by Brian Solomon and John Gruber
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747813255
Our Price: $9.95
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Streetcars of America

Written by Brian Solomon and John Gruber


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $9.95

The handsome multi-colored streetcar is a nostalgic icon of the some of the most romantic and heritage-rich locales in America, including San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, immortalized on stage and screen in classics including Meet Me In St. Louis and A Streetcar Named Desire. Streetcars of America chronicles these vehicles from...

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Streetcars of America

Written by Brian Solomon and John Gruber


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $7.95

The handsome multi-colored streetcar is a nostalgic icon of the some of the most romantic and heritage-rich locales in America, including San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, immortalized on stage and screen in classics including Meet Me In St. Louis and A Streetcar Named Desire. Streetcars of America chronicles these vehicles from...

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AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom

(Available July 22, 2014)
AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom
Written by Lon Nordeen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782003441
Our Price: $22.95
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AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom

Written by Lon Nordeen


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $22.95

This book is the third of three volumes on US Marine Corps Harrier IIs in combat, and it is the first volume in print to cover the whole story of the AV-8B's service employment during peacekeeping operations and then in Afghanistan.

In the 1970s the USMC bought the AV-8A Harrier from the... Read more >
AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom

Written by Lon Nordeen


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $15.95

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P-38 Lightning Aces 1942-43

Written by John Stanaway


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $15.95

The first P-38s became operational with the 1st Fighter Group in April 1941, and the initial combat deployments were made in Alaska, the Southwest Pacific and North Africa during the latter part of 1942. Photographic reconnaissance versions of the P-38 were in action even sooner when F-4 (P-38E) models were rushed... Read more >
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P-38 Lightning Aces 1942-43

(Available July 22, 2014)
P-38 Lightning Aces 1942-43
Written by John Stanaway
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782003328
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P-38 Lightning Aces 1942-43

Written by John Stanaway


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $22.95

The first P-38s became operational with the 1st Fighter Group in April 1941, and the initial combat deployments were made in Alaska, the Southwest Pacific and North Africa during the latter part of 1942. Photographic reconnaissance versions of the P-38 were in action even sooner when F-4 (P-38E) models were rushed... Read more >
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Collision of Empires
Collision of Empires
Written by Prit Buttar
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781782006480
Our Price: $29.95
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Collision of Empires
The War on the Eastern Front in 1914
Written by Prit Buttar


Format: Hardcover, 488 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $29.95

Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary, and Tsarist Russia clashed on a scale greater than the Western Front campaign to the Marne and the Race to the Sea in 1914.

Drawing on first-hand accounts and detailed archival research, this is a dramatic retelling of the the tumultuous events of the first year of World... Read more >
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Collision of Empires
The War on the Eastern Front in 1914
Written by Prit Buttar


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $9.99

Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary, and Tsarist Russia clashed on a scale greater than the Western Front campaign to the Marne and the Race to the Sea in 1914.

Drawing on first-hand accounts and detailed archival research, this is a dramatic retelling of the the tumultuous events of the first year of World... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
F9F Panther Units of the Korean War

Written by Warren Thompson
Illustrated by Mark Styling


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $15.95

In 1948 the USAF, Marine Corps and US Navy were concentrating on converting over to an all-jet force. When the Korean War started in June 1950, the USAF had built up a sizable jet force in the Far East, while the US Navy was in the early stages of getting F9F... Read more >
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F9F Panther Units of the Korean War
F9F Panther Units of the Korean War
Written by Warren Thompson, Illustrated by Mark Styling
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782003502
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F9F Panther Units of the Korean War

Written by Warren Thompson
Illustrated by Mark Styling


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $22.95

In 1948 the USAF, Marine Corps and US Navy were concentrating on converting over to an all-jet force. When the Korean War started in June 1950, the USAF had built up a sizable jet force in the Far East, while the US Navy was in the early stages of getting F9F... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Hong Kong 1941-45
Hong Kong 1941-45
Written by Benjamin Lai, Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782002680
Our Price: $21.95
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Hong Kong 1941-45
First Strike in the Pacific War
Written by Benjamin Lai
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $21.95

On 8th December 1941, as part of the simultaneous combine attack against Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) invaded the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia and the British colony of Hong Kong. After only 18 days of battle the defenders, a weak, undermanned brigade was overwhelmed by a superior force of... Read more >
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Hong Kong 1941-45
First Strike in the Pacific War
Written by Benjamin Lai
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $15.95

On 8th December 1941, as part of the simultaneous combine attack against Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) invaded the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia and the British colony of Hong Kong. After only 18 days of battle the defenders, a weak, undermanned brigade was overwhelmed by a superior force of... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War

Written by Andrew Brookes
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $15.95

Throughout the Cold War, this 525mph bomber fulfilled the same role as the Mosquito fighter-bomber in World War II.

From its first public demonstration at the Farnborough Air Show of 1949, the English Electric Canberra bomber captured the attention of the aviation world. It could outmaneuver all the fighters of the... Read more >
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RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War
RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War
Written by Andrew Brookes, Illustrated by Chris Davey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782004110
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RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War

Written by Andrew Brookes
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $22.95

Throughout the Cold War, this 525mph bomber fulfilled the same role as the Mosquito fighter-bomber in World War II.

From its first public demonstration at the Farnborough Air Show of 1949, the English Electric Canberra bomber captured the attention of the aviation world. It could outmaneuver all the fighters of the... Read more >
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Soviet Partisan 1941-45

Written by Nik Cornish
Illustrated by Andrei Karachtchouk


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $14.95

The partisan war in the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1944 has been the subject of considerable political manipulation in the decades following 1945. In great part this was due to the need to project the image of a country united behind Joseph Stalin and the Communist regime when the truth... Read more >
Soviet Partisan 1941-44
Soviet Partisan 1941-44
Written by Nik Cornish
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781472801432
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Soviet Partisan 1941-44

Written by Nik Cornish


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $18.95

From the start of Barbarossa, large numbers of Soviet troops and civilians were cut off behind Nazi German lines in what Stalin termed the Great Patriotic War. We know this in the West as the Russo-German part of World War II, but for many partisans it began as a life and... Read more >
Jet Set
Jet Set
Written by William Stadiem
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345536952
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Jet Set
The People, the Planes, the Glamour, and the Romance in Aviation's Glory Years
Written by William Stadiem


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $28.00

In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for... Read more >
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