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Alarm Starboard!: A Remarkable True Story of the War at Sea



The Author’s naval war experiences make the most exciting reading. After being mined on the battleship Nelson in 1939, he served on the Prince of Wales, during the Bismarck action, witnessing the sinking of the Hood and Churchill and Roosevelt’s historic meeting. He survived the disastrous sinking by Japanese dive-bombing in December 1941 but within two days of reaching Singapore, the Island fell. Evacuated in a coastal steamer, only to be sunk the next morning, he was stranded on a deserted…

The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History


‘The must-read biography of the year.’ Evening Standard

He writes with gusto… the result is a book that is never boring, genuinely clever … this book sizzles.’ The Times

‘The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.’

Written in conjunction with the Churchill Estate, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the ‘Churchill Factor’ – the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along…

No Banners, No Bugles



The little-known WWII story of the salvage engineers whose daring and heroism helped the Allies win back North Africa, by the author of The Far Shore.

By the time America joined World War II, Edward Ellsberg had already earned his place as one of the world’s great marine salvage engineers, and his bestselling accounts of raising doomed submarines and histories of classic diving operations had made him a literary star. With America’s entry into the war, Ellsberg returned to active duty…

The Zookeeper’s Wife: An unforgettable true story, now a major film


In war-torn Warsaw, a zookeeper and his wife refuse to surrender…

Now a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl, Diane Ackerman’s The Zookeeper’s Wife is based on a remarkable true story of bravery and sanctuary during World War II. Perfect for fans of Lion and Hidden Figures.

‘I can’t imagine a better story or storyteller. The Zookeeper’s Wife will touch every nerve you have’ -Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated

When Germany invades Poland,…