Category: Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military

Things Can Only Get Worse? : Twenty confusing years in the life of a Labour supporter
' the Labour candidate I prepared for every possible question on the local radio Election Phone-In. What I had not prepared for was my mum ringing up to say that she agreed with John O'Farrell. On...


Hitler, Donitz and the Baltic Sea : The Extraordinary Life of Submarine Captain Eugene Fluckey
The popular conception of Hitler in the final years of World War II is that of a deranged Fuhrer stubbornly demanding the defense of every foot of ground on all fronts and ordering hopeless attacks with nonexistent divisions. To...


The Jerilderie Letter
Written in 1878, the Jerilderie letter is Ned Kelly's own account of his family's persecution and the events that led to his becoming one of the most famous outlaws in history. It is the reverbative document that...


Cobwebs and Cream Teas
A warm and funny account of what it is like to live in and run a National Trust house: Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk. When Mary Mackie's husband became Houseman at Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk she suddenly found herself running one...


Solidarity Unionism : Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below, Second Edition
Critical reading for all who care about the future of labor, "Solidarity Unionism" draws deeply on Staughton Lynd s experiences as a labor lawyer and activist in Youngstown, Ohio, and on his profound understanding of...


The Long Walk : The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
Slavomir Rawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 19th November 1939 he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation he was sentenced to 25 years in the Gulags. After a three month journey to Siberia in the...


The Operator : The Seal Team Operative And The Mission That Changed The World
'A riveting, unvarnished and wholly unforgettable portrait of America's most storied commandos at war.' - Joby Warrick, author of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for General...


Rowing Against the Tide


Letters from a Father to His Daughter


Stephen Ward Was Innocent, OK : The Case for Overturning his Conviction
In the summer of '61 John Profumo, Minister for War, enjoyed a brief affair with Christine Keeler...Late in the afternoon of Wednesday 31 July 1963, Dr Stephen Ward was convicted at the Old Bailey on two counts alleging...


A Hitler Youth in Poland
Between 1933 and 1945, more than three million children between the ages of seven and sixteen were taken from their homes and sent to Hitler Youth paramilitary camps to be "toughened up" and taught how to be obedient...