Laurence Rees has filmed hundreds of interviews with people tested to the extreme during World War II. He has come face-to-face with rapists, mass murderers, even cannibals, but he has also met courageous individuals who are an inspiration to us all. This book presents 35 of his most electrifying encounters.
Gives an account of 135 men and women that span the history of the Vietnam conflict from its murky origins in the 1940s to the chaotic fall of Saigon in 1975. This book allows us to see and feel what this war meant to people on all sides - Americans and Vietnamese, generals and guerillas, policy makers and protesters, and the CIA operatives.
These cartoons of a little naked boy and girl, who like to remind us at every opportunity why life's worth living and why love makes the world go round. They were a huge hit in the 1970s, and are syndicated all around the world.
Every year over 5000 royal engagements take place around the world, from the Queen's famous summer garden parties to the mysterious world of the Privy Council and high-profile overseas tours. This book takes the reader behind the scenes, meeting the people that keep the royal machine running like clockwork.
Presents useful British words and deeds, dates and phrases, songs, speeches and commandments from Stonehenge. Providing complex information in the form of simple time-lines, setting key events in British history alongside those of world history, this book allows readers to view history in a simple way.
This wonderful book takes an affectionate, entertaining and perceptive look at the English people. Here are their traditions, foibles, quirks, customs, humour and achievements, triumphs and failures, peccadilloes and passions. Travel through England from coast to coast and learn how every county contributes in unique and different ways to the distinct English personality. Marvel at crooked black and white halls in Cheshire and soft golden stone cottages in Midland villages. Go cheese rolling in Gloucestershire, discover the origins of cricket in Hampshire, savour a hot pot in Lancashire and a pudding in Yorkshire. Gasp at the glories of stately homes and the families that create them, upstairs and down, enjoy a pint. Listen to the memories and tales of ordinary folk from every walk of life and find out from them what it means to be English. This irresistible book will entertain and inform for hours on end.
Do you know why Africa is so poor? What really happens to your aid money? Why trade rules fail African countries and yet cost you too? We've heard it all before: the corrupt leaders, heartless global corporations, the wicked World Bank. This book offers an approach to this problem.
From Latin America to Asia, the Middle East to Africa, countries are being ruthlessly exploited as the USA seeks to expand its sphere of influence - its de facto 'empire' - by whatever means it can. This book aims to expose the tactics involved and the consequences they bring, revealing how the power and influence the US wields has been built up.
These cartoons have a little naked boy and girl who like to remind us at every opportunity why life's worth living and why love makes the world go round. A huge hit in the 1970s, these cartoons are syndicated all over the world.
'Curveball' was the codename given to the mysterious defector whose first-hand evidence on Saddam's weapons of mass destruction proved vital in giving the Bush administration the excuse it needed to invade Iraq. The only problem - this 'evidence' was nothing more than a pack of lies.
Can you imagine what your life would be like if you could tap into a new source of power - one that has been inside you all along - to solve your own problems and become the master of your life? This title presents a psychological model based on the proven methods of Hollywood's greatest psychotherapists.
Offers advice you need to understand the complex matters of the heart. This title guides you along the rocky road of love.
Adolf Hitler was an unlikely leader - fuelled by hate, incapable of forming normal human relationships, unwilling to debate political issues - and yet he commanded enormous support. The Holocaust, the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, the outbreak of the Second World War - all these cataclysmic events and more can be laid at Hitler's door.