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Colonial Kenya Observed

British Rule, Mau Mau and the Wind of Change

by S. H. Fazan

<p>The coast of East Africa was considered a strategically invaluable region for the establishment of trading ports, both for Arab and Persian merchants, long prior to invasion and conquest by Europeans. In the initial stages of the scramble for

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Colours Of The Mountain

by Da Chen

<p>A unique modern memoir of growing up in rural China, Colours of the Mountain is a powerful and moving story of supreme determination and extraordinary faith against the most impossible odds. Da Chen was born in 1962 in a town over 50 hours' ...

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Commando General

The Life of Major General Sir Robert Laycock KCMG CB DSO

by Richard B Mead

Always marked out for high rank, Robert Laycock came into his own when selected to raise 8 Commando, a new ‘crack’ unit early in the Second World War. After training, 7, 8 and 11 Commandos were sent to the Middle East in early 1941 and all ...

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Company Commander

by Russell Lewis

<p>In 2008 Major Russell Lewis commanded a company of two hundred soldiers from the British Army's legendary Parachute Regiment on a six-month tour in the most dangerous part of Afghanistan.</p> <p><em>Company Commander</em> is his story, a ...

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Company Man

30 years of controversy and crisis in the CIA

by John Rizzo

<p><strong>From a former top-level insider — whom the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> has called ‘the most influential career lawyer in CIA history’ — comes an unprecedented memoir filled with revelatory stories about the US government’s intelligence

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Complete Works of Samuel Pepys (Delphi Classics)

by Samuel Pepys & Delphi Classics

<p><strong>The detailed private diary of Samuel Pepys, kept from 1660 until 1669, remains one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. His writings provide a vivid and fascinating combination of personal ...

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Comrade Haldane Is Too Busy to Go on Holiday

The Genius Who Spied for Stalin

by Gavan Tredoux

<p>John Burdon Sanderson Haldane F.R.S. (1892–1964) was one of the leading scientists of the twentieth century, renowned for helping, through statistical wizardry, to reconcile Darwin’s theory of natural selection with Mendel’s discovery of ...

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Conchie

What my Father didn't do in the war

by Gethin Russell-Jones

<p>What did you do in the war, daddy?' It's a classic question - and maybe one that expected the answer to be stories of brave attacks on enemy lines, pressing forward against overwhelming odds. But to Gethin Russell-Jones, the question was not ...

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Confessions of a Political Maverick

by Austin Mitchell

<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Political Books Awards ‘Best Parliamentary Memoir 2018’</strong></p> <p>Austin Mitchell is a political maverick. For thirty-eight years he was a fly in the parliamentary ointment, a recurring itch on the body ...

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Confessions of A Recovering MP

by Nick de Bois

<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Political Books Awards ‘Best Parliamentary Memoir 2018’</strong></p> <p>You are not an executive who can make and enforce decisions. You are a legislator who votes on making laws.</p> <p>You are not a counsellor,

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Constantine: pocket GIANTS

by Werner de Saeger

<p>Why is Constantine a giant? Because he gave Christians freedom of religion. Yet also because he radically and thoroughly changed our society, in particular church-state relations, thereby creating the opportunity for the Christian community ...

ISBN: 9780750981255

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Conversations with a Gentle Soul

by Ahmed Kathrada

Without much fanfare Ahmed Kathrada worked alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and other giants in the struggle to end racial discrimination in South Africa. He faced house arrest and many court trials related to his activism until, finally,

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Conversations with Katter

by Bob Katter

Federal politician Bob Katter has a lot to say. The maverick Queensland member for Kennedy ndash; synonymous with his big Akubra hat ndash; is passionate about his country amp; its people. This book is an insight into how Bob Katter views ...

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Conversations with Tunku Abdul Rahman

by Tan Sri Abdulah Ahmad

<p>Tunku Abdul Rahman was first the prime minister of Malaya and then of Malaysia (195770). In this never-before-published volume, the author —a former journalist, newspaper director and political advisor, as well as political prisoner from ...

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Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy

by Coretta Scott King & Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds

<p><strong>'Coretta is more relevant today than ever . . . a female who takes responsibility for creating something better in the time she has and the space she has to occupy: that is true greatness. And Coretta did that.' Maya ...

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Cracked Eggs and Chicken Soup - A Memoir of Growing Up Between The Wars

by Norman Jacobs

<p>In this revealing memoir of childhood, the author shows not only what affected his family, but also reveals a large slice of social history concerning the lives of all ordinary working-class people struggling to live in the slums of the East ...

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Crazy Horse

The Lakota Warrior's Life & Legacy: the Edward Clown Family

by William B. Matson

The Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to the Lakota war leader, presents the family tales and memories told to them about their famous grandfather. In many ways the oral history differs from what has become the standard and widely ...

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Creating Hitler's Germany

The Birth of Extremism

by Tim Heath

<p>Germany's defeat in the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles that followed were national disasters, with far-reaching consequences not just for the country but for the world itself.</p> <p>Weaving the stories of three German families

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Credible and True

The Political and Personal Memoir of K. Harvey Proctor

by K. Harvey Proctor

<p>Early in the morning of 4 March 2015, a fierce knock at the door heralded the start of a new chapter in Harvey Proctor’s almost continuous relationship with the police and media, when officers from the Metropolitan Police raided his home in ...

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Crime, Shame and Reintegration

by John Braithwaite

<p>Crime, Shame and Reintegration is a contribution to general criminological theory. Its approach is as relevant to professional burglary as to episodic delinquency or white collar crime. Braithwaite argues that some societies have higher crime

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