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Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars

Wade, Francesca
Five exceptional women; one London square. A spellbinding group biography by a luminous new talent.


Walker, Stephen
Drawing on extensive original research and the vivid testimonies of eyewitnesses, many of whom have never spoken before, Stephen Walker unpacks secrets that were hidden for decades and takes the reader into the drama - featuring the scientists, engineers and political leaders on both sides, and above all the American astronauts and their Soviet rivals battling for supremacy in the heavens.

Stepp'd in Blood: Akazu and the architects of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi

Wallis, Andrew
Twenty-five years on from the heinous events, Andrew Wallis uncovers the life and crimes of the perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi.

The Nine Lives Of Pakistan : Dispatches From A Divided Nation

Walsh, Declan
The demise of Pakistan - a country with a reputation for volatility, brutality and radical Islam - is regularly predicted. But things rarely turn out as expected, as renowned journalist Declan Walsh knows well. Over a decade covering the country, his travels took him from the raucous port of Karachi to the gilded salons of Lahore to the lawless frontier of Waziristan, encountering Pakistanis whose lives offer a compelling portrait of this land of contradictions.

Stalingrad: The Infernal Cauldron 1942-1943

Walsh, Stephen
The German invasion of the Soviet Union was Hitler's biggest gamble in his quest for Lebensraum in the East - and it was at Stalingrad that his gamble failed. Stalingrad is a history of the greatest battle of World War II, a defining moment in the struggle on the Eastern Front.

Spies : The epic intelligence war between East and West

Walton, Calder
The riveting story of the hundred-year intelligence war between Russia and the West with lessons for our new superpower conflict with China.

World Transformed

Walvin, James
World Transformed traces the global impacts of slavery over centuries, far beyond legal or historical endpoints, confirming that the world created by slave labour lives on today.

Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations

Walzer, Michael
"A magnificent book, an honor to its writer... a book that makes for a return of civilized discussion of the question of the morality of war."-New York Review of Books

And The Band Played On: The Titanic

Ward, Christopher
AND THE BAND PLAYED ON brings to life the trauma of the Titanic through the true story of one family.

Pioneers, Showmen and the RFC: Early Aviation in Ireland 1909-1914

Warner, Guy
An examination of the key events in the field of aviation during the five years between Harry Ferguson's first flight and the outbreak of the Great War. It studies the people, the aircraft and the places involved, and makes much use of contemporary sources to reveal the story through the eyes of those who witnessed these exciting times.

Edward II: The Unconventional King

Warner, Kathryn
The dramatic life and mysterious death of the reviled Edward II, focusing on the vivid personality of the erratic and contradictory king, his unorthodox lifestyle and his passionate relationships with his male favourites, including Piers Gaveston